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    Default Should I get a Nikon FM2?

    Need some advice. After dropping the idea of getting a 1D mk2, now I am thinking hard of getting a Nikon FM2 or whatever is a MANUAL camera. I believe this is the CS virus...

    Honestly I don't know whether I would make good use of it but I am just hoping to get something, ahh... And someone even showed me his newly bought used Leica M7... Very impressed...

    Should I or shouldn't I?

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    waaahhhh... tomshen going manual. wanna borrow my lovely Nikon F3 first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomshen
    Need some advice. After dropping the idea of getting a 1D mk2, now I am thinking hard of getting a Nikon FM2 or whatever is a MANUAL camera. I believe this is the CS virus...

    Honestly I don't know whether I would make good use of it but I am just hoping to get something, ahh... And someone even showed me his newly bought used Leica M7... Very impressed...

    Should I or shouldn't I?
    come.....COME....COME!!! The dark side beckons.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry
    waaahhhh... tomshen going manual. wanna borrow my lovely Nikon F3 first?
    Is F3 a manual camera?

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    dunno about the nikon fm2, but i have used the yashica fx3 2000 b4.... cheap n good fully manual camera. i think someone in CS is selling that cam together with the zeiss pancake lens for $350. compact n light super sharp slr outfit for street shooting...
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    F3 operates like a manual camera but needs 2 LR44 batteries to power the meter and shutter.there is a mechanical shutter speed of 1/60 dat dun need power in case ur batteries fails u.very nice camera,IMO a better buy over FM2 anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomshen
    Is F3 a manual camera?
    yuppers. fully manual. considered the pro body of manual cams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry
    yuppers. fully manual. considered the pro body of manual cams.
    wah, that's great. Let me try dude! Must lend me one lens as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomshen
    wah, that's great. Let me try dude! Must lend me one lens as well.
    caaaaaan. you want zoom or prime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry
    caaaaaan. you want zoom or prime?
    All!! LOL, joking. Any lens you won't use in the next few days can liao. I just want to expose a roll of film and see how it comes out.

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    Haha Tom, u got the buy virus!! Try out the F3 and see if u like manual shooting. It's still slr so u will be comfortable with it. RF will need some getting used to.

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    Yes, get it
    FM has been use in war and survive after the war. FM2 is even better

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingpin
    Haha Tom, u got the buy virus!! Try out the F3 and see if u like manual shooting. It's still slr so u will be comfortable with it. RF will need some getting used to.
    Bitten by you lor.

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    can try fm3a

    better still, buy into nikon! and enjoy the best of both worlds ^_^

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    I think FM2 is a better choice. It is a PURE mechanical camera. Incredible piece of equipment. You control the camera and not vice versa.

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    FM2 is the best man. No battery still can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom72
    FM2 is the best man. No battery still can use.

    I second that! FM2 is dang nice to shoot with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomshen
    Is F3 a manual camera?
    How about an FM3a? It has aperature priorty mode...

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