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Key Features

Film SLR: The FM10 is a film-based, manual SLR camera that uses 35mm film.

Usable Lenses: All NIKKOR AF-D, AI-P, AF-I, AI-S and AF-S lenses.

Note that AF-S NIKKOR lenses can be used with the FM10 however NIKKOR G lenses, which do not have an aperture ring can only be used at the lens' minimum aperture and can not be opened up.

The camera is a manual camera so autofocus lenses will not autofocus but will need to be manually focused using the focus ring on the lens.

Film Advance: Manual.

Metering System: Proven, accurate and versatile, this Center Weighted meter will guide you in taking photos with excellent exposure. With the built-in +, 0 and - LED display, creative adjustments are just a turn-of-a-dial away.

Shooting Modes: Manual Exposure control.

Flash: Non-TTL method controlled from Speedlight.

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Simple Camera, Great Results I purchased this camera basically new and without any wear. I found it easy to use the first time I picked it up. The photos from the lens it comes with are very clear, and the shutter produces a satisfying click. I really enjoy using this camera. January 2, 2014
Best Basic Camera This is hands down the best manual camera you can buy new today. Whether you're goal is building up a solid foundation in film photography or doing advanced hipster lomo, you can't go wrong. Besides this camera being brand new, it is also reasonably well made. You really can't ask for better quality in this price range. Another great feature is that the FM10 is compatible with almost all FX lenses, making it easy to streamline your equipment. September 12, 2012
sea and sand welcome to Thailand. I enjoy to grab my love nikon fm10 and capture pictures during trip. this picture i took it from Hua Hin Beach. May 8, 2012
Still my all-time favorite camera Growing up, I learned the principles of photography on my father's Nikon F and F2 cameras. In 1997, I bought an FM10 for myself, and it has been my faithful friend and companion on trips all around the world -- my latest was a 6-week trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2011. The FM10's quality is outstanding, as you can expect from all Nikon products. Rugged, simple, easy-to-use, lightweight, and quick-loading, it is a delight to carry and use. I highly recommend the FM10 to film enthusiasts and people wanting to understand the rudiments of photography. I am preparing to purchase my first DSLR, the D7000, but in my heart I know that it will be the FM10 accompanying me on trips as long as 35mm film is available. April 23, 2012
The best camera I have ever owned! All I wanted for my birthday in 6th grade was this camera, we were living in Germany at the time, and I got it! I am 24 years old now and use this camera to this day, which makes this camera roughly 12 years old; I have used it literally all over the world! I love this camera, it definitely will not let you down. I uploaded a picture I took back in 6th grade, it's not the best in the world but hey I was in 6th grade! I'd recommend this camera to anyone! March 14, 2012
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Does the film camera come with usb to upload photos onto your computer?

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So,
Digital: photo is saved as electronic information on a computer device.
Film: photo is physically imprinted on a solid medium which lasts almost indefinitely.
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O.K. More detail: In a digital camera, the image is recorded by an electronic light sensor and saved on a memory card. a film camera is loaded with a plastic film coated with light sensitive material. Light striking the film causes a chemical reaction, imprinting an image onto the film which becomes visible and permanent during the development process. This creates a "negative" from which prints can be made.
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That's a good camera for learning basic photography. I still love shooting film myself. These days, most decent photo labs will scan your roll of film onto a CD for you for a very reasonable price.
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Ermm, no, its film camera so you have to take the film out and go get it developed.
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Is AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR compatible with this?

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Yes, but you may (will) see a dark circle around the image (known as vignetting)
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This is G serries lense which dosent have Aperture Ring so you can shoot only with Maximum Aperture Number ti.e. F22 or f32 & control the other factor by Shutter speed only.
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Yes, you can use this lens with the FM-10 film camera.
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Compatible with my 3200´s 18-55mm lens?

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Can this film camera use the lens that came with my new Nikon 3200? And, viceversa, can I use the lens on this camera in my 3200?
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If the 35-70 is used on the D3200 you will not have any metering.
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Not compatible.
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The lens that came with your D3200 is a DX lens, designed for the DX format sensor that is in the camera. It is not compatible with your film camera. Because the lens is designed for the smaller format image sensor (which is smaller than 35mm film), it would vignette on your film camera.
On the other hand, you can use the lenses that you have for your Nikon film camera on the D3200.
Check out these articles for a full explanation of FX and DX lenses: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An... and http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An... and http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An....
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What kind of film should be used?

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Any that suits your needs, as long as it is 35mm.
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For black and while I usually reach for Kodax Tri-X (I love the mood it conveys). For color, I usually reach for Kodak Porta or Fuji Superia (they both come in a convenient range of film speeds). I don't really do slide film anymore (it's great if you need to archive many photos). But this is just me. Whatever you shoot, find a really good photo lab to handle your film.
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Any film you want. Get to know them all and use whatever fits your vision. Welcome to the art of manual film photography! Take a seminar at your local camera store, or a photography class at your local college. That will set you off on the right foot.
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digital or film?

May 1, 2012 by
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it says it has a digital screen, so wouldent it have a digital card too?

im really hoping to get it but i need to know.
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The FM10 is a film SLR camera, not digital.
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It is a film camera not a DSLR.
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Is this a non APS camera?

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Just in case my wording was confusing , no it is not APS

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Yes it is 35 mm
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On the Nikon USA site (the one you're already on), use the search function in the upper right-hand corner of basically any page. Search for "Where can I purchase Nikon products, cables, manuals and accessories?" and you'll find a page with all the information you need. Contact the Nikon Parts Department, whose number is listed there. The Nikon Store doesn't have the case.

I'd give you the phone number, quote the article, or give you a link to it, but I've done that sort of stuff before, and ended up having my answer taken down, because that apparently violates the terms of use and forum guidelines, so you'll have to search for yourself.
Jan 2, 2013 by
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B&H photo has used case. Do a internet search.
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will it work with AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G??

Jun 20, 2013 by
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I already have a d3200 but for my photo class they ask me for a manual SLR camera. I decided to go with this one. but i want to know if it'll work with my 35mm lens. Thanks!
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No, for two reasons, first it is a "G" type lens and has no aperture ring. Second, it is a DX lens and the sensor is too small for a 35 mm format camera. You need a lens like the AF 50mm 1.8D (very inexpensive)
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I have it on my D5100 and it work great. Good result.
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what materials are the FM10 camera's body made of ?

Mar 10, 2011 by
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The body of the FM10 is made of aluminum with a metal F mount.
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What is the correct Neck Starp for the FM 10?

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You can use any neckstrap made by Nikon.
 
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