I BOUGHT A NIKON FM3A
The Nikon FM3A is an interchangeable-lens, focal-plane shutter, 35 mm film, single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. It was manufactured by Nikon Corporation in Japan, on small-volume assembly lines, from 2001 to 2006. The camera was available in two colours: all black and satin chrome. The introductory US list price for the chrome body only (no lens) was $820.
The FM3A was the successor to the renowned Nikon FM2N camera of 1984 and was the last member of the successful, semi-professional line of Nikon compact 35 mm film SLRs. The other members were the Nikon FM (released 1977), FE (1978), FM2 (1982) and FE2 (1983). They (and the Nikon FA) all used the superficially similar (but not identical) rugged copper-aluminium alloy chassis and high-quality Nikon vertical bearing-mounted metal shutter and ball-bearing mounted film advance, but with improved feature levels, minor external controls and cosmetic differences.
KEN ROCKWELL says......"The Nikon FM3a is one of the very best cameras ever made by Nikon, or anyone "
I SAY.......... Ditto to the above and, from my own point of view, it's a really nice camera to use and produces good results👍
"NEW-TO-ME" MINOLTA DYNAX 500si
After much research, I have recently acquired ....................
It's almost fully automatic which I like because (these days) my eyesight isn't what it used to be and I have a little trouble setting a manual focus correctly. There is Manual mode should I want to use that.
As with more modern cameras, Minolta Dynax 500si has the standard PASM presets, along with other preset modes such as double exposure. The auto focus is fast enough and the camera sits in my hand just perfectly. I understand the 'si' model (si = super) is a slightly better than the standard Dynax 500 due to its metal lens mount.
All in all I love using this camera, despite the slight 'clunk' it makes when the mirror tucks back when I take a shot.
Here are some of my first shots with it, using Kodak Portra 400 film, taken in Russell, Bay of Islands..................... click on each picture to see a larger view.
Here they are. The first photos from my plastic 'toy' camera. Analoge 35mm Reusable Film Camera from AgfaPhoto.
This has got to be the easiest camera I have ever worked. Basically: you put the film in, find a subject, point the camera at it using the viewfinder, hold the camera very still, click the shutter, wind the film on.
It's so light, you barely know you're holding it. The whole experience is just plain fun.
But then...don't take the results too seriously either. Some pictures might not work out, but most are pretty cool.
**These photos were taken in Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Click on them to see a larger view.
It arrived yesterday.
This is how they promote it - the Analoge 35mm Reusable Film Camera from AgfaPhoto is an easy-to-use film camera for general use. The camera has a fixed-focus wide-angle lens, perfect for capturing most well-focused daylight scenes, and the camera also features a built-in flash for night time shooting. Compatible with 35mm color negative or black and white film, the Analog 35mm Reusable Film Camera allows you to capture quick snapshots or moody monochrome scenes.
It's basic, pocket size, cute, very light, very analogue.
Easy, easy, easy.
Oh, and it's cheap.
I bought it for fun, so I would have a little lightweight film camera in my pocket when I go for walks.
I have a roll of Rollei Superpan 200 in it and have taken 6 photos so far.
Will show the photos when I have them.
I'm Julie Camera Vause and I'm passionate about my photography.
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