Nikon Fm10

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JoeBrautigam
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Nikon Fm10
Mar 31, 2013

Hi my pentax spotmatic lightmeter broke and instead of searching for an external one i was looking at  the nikon fm10.  Anyone have experience with one?  should i invest or not?  I love film and really want to shoot it again!!!

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In reply to JoeBrautigam, Mar 31, 2013

The FM-10 is a good basic entry level camera. It is not up to the build quality as the FM2, but it works as a decent film SLR. It is made by Cosina for Nikon as it has the same build and internal components as the Ricoh KR5 Super II and KR5-III.

I'd look for the Ricoh models used as you can find them cheap. I picked up one that looks unused and came with a 50mm f/1.7 lens for $30. It has the Pentax K mount so you can find loads of lenses on the cheap.

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In reply to JoeBrautigam, Apr 1, 2013

I'd try to find a good used FM2 or FM3a instead.

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CFynn wrote:

I'd try to find a good used FM2 or FM3a instead.

But even used, I guess, they come more expensive than the FM 10.

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In reply to RobertSigmund, Apr 1, 2013

RobertSigmund wrote:

CFynn wrote:

I'd try to find a good used FM2 or FM3a instead.

But even used, I guess, they come more expensive than the FM 10.

Shouldn't be, if you look for an FM2 or FE2. But you could also look for a used Pentax if you liked your old one.

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