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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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Timeless reliability My FM-10 was my only birthday present for my 19th birthday over 10 years ago and I have thoroughly used, abused and loved every minute of it! This is by far the lightest of the seven 35mm cameras that I own, and one I always find myself bringing as a back up, no matter what I shoot. The film advance thumb lever is very smooth and in my opinion, faster retracting than some other SLRs of the same class. This camera is dead on spot for any beginner. Why? -Alloy body that can take a beating and is LIGHT! (I've used mine in -2 degree(F) for over 5 hours up in the north east winters without any issues at all) - Easy to use. - Built in 10 second timer AND ability to use a shutter release cord. -Lens availability; As stated by other reviewers, you can use many older lenses (about 20-30 year old ones) as WELL as an M-42 screw mount adapter ring. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to get into photography hands down. May 5, 2011
Beginners' Choice I recommend this camera for people taking up photography. It's inexpensive (comparatively) and makes for a good basic learning. It's rugged body makes for great wear and tear. I bought mine in 1997 and it's still in great condition today. It's useful to learn about appertures, lighting, iso, etc manually before moving on to the digital camera. It helps to understand the whole concept of photography better. My friend bought the FE-10, and she and I both agreed that FM-10 is still the best of the two. My favourite film to use on this camera are black-n-whites and slides. January 20, 2011
Simply Wonderful I am a hands on complete control Freak, which is why this camera and I were the perfect marriage. It was my first SLR and as such I learned more than others with auto/digital cameras. I will always primarily shoot digital because of price and convenience but My heart will always belong to film and this simple hands on SLR. And to all who would disagree with me, I make no apologies. September 1, 2010
Awesome Starter I started out with a DSLR before switching to this all manual film SLR. WOW! I have learned so much about photography and how to properly use my DSLR. This camera is the best way to go when trying to learn the basics with hands on experience. The pictures are crisp, and the light meter is dummy proof. July 22, 2010
Perfeita para quem quer estudar fotografia! Perfeita para quem estuda fotografia e quer entender e ter domínio sobre a técnica fotográfica. Por se tratar de uma câmera quase que toda manual (com exceção do fotômetro), permite ter o controle total da produção da foto. É uma câmera robusta, confiável e muito precisa. March 11, 2014
Una buena Camara para estudiantes Es una cámara muy buena, en especial para estudiantes, ya que es muy durable y es fácil de usar. Lo mejor, tiene un precio accesible para el usuario, el manual explica muy bien como usarla, tiene muy buena calidad en las fotografías. August 23, 2012
Compacta e Objetiva. Ela é simplesmente perfeita, nunca tinha visto uma câmera igual a Nikon FM10. Ótima para quem prefere operar em modos manuais. Espetacular, recomendo e muito. June 20, 2012
Great I love this camera. It being my first fully manual slr it was very easy to learn on and it is really good quality. It has however jammed up on me multiple times and has some problems with the shutter release, curtains, and mirror. September 2, 2013
Fun little FM I purchased this because I wanted to try film for a while against digital, and this is used more than my D3100, i love this camera, it captures great shots, and its fun to use, i've taken this camera in tempting atmosphere's, its gotten wet, freezing, hot, and i've dropped it a couple times, and it still holds up. This is a great little camera, the reason why i give it a 4 star, is because it doesn't take a battery grip, this doesn't need batteries frequently, actually, you will probably never change this batterie for another 5 years. So, a batterie grip is pointless, but, not for me, i take all of my shots side ways, i never take shots in a landscape pose usually... But other than that, this is a great camera, its worth the full $300, and i recommend this camera to any student, or an old fashion photographer thats very passionate about the fruits of imagery, and gets that warm feeling inside as soon as you press that shutter button, hoping to get that perfect image like me :) . If you're deciding on this or a DSLR, get this, don't even think about it. April 1, 2012
I still use a FM This is my backup/secondary lens camera. Neither this or my FM (purchased in 1983 as a closeout) have given me any problems. However, my FM feels more solid. What I really like about this camera is that it is a metered manual system that uses film. In addition, all of my old AI and Series E lenses work with it. In fact, I can get my pre-AI lenses to work with this also. To my eyes color slide film looks better than digital images. I can get great archival images with my retro cameras. I want the FM10 to stay in the Nikon inventory. There is a pure joy with manual photography. September 9, 2010
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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?

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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.
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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??

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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 ?

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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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