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| p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · If you were going to buy a Nikon film body, what would you get? |
You're gonna get a lot of votes for the FE2. I've had 2 of them, I no longer have one, but it's easily the more user friendly and best bang for the buck. You can't go wrong with it, ease of use with aperture priority shooting makes it a blast to shoot.
The FM2 (mine is an "n" model) is the only MF body I've kept, just because of the full mech function. With this body your are basically in "M" mode all the time, but in the event of no battery or dead battery, you have full function and shutter speeds all the way to 1/4000sec but no light meter.
The FE2 gives you Aperture priority mode, but as above only one mechanical speed sans battery. BTW, a battery lasts ages in these cameras.
Best of both worlds is the FM3a. Priority modes, manual modes, full mech function with no battery. Nice little film canister window. If I shot enough film, I would have this body. The only downside, is they can still be pricey. The FM2 and FE2 will fetch $150-250 based on condition. You could get one of each and a large supply of film for what you will pay for a nice FM3a