Since I got my DSLR stuff stolen,
I'v been shooting mostly film with MF Nikkors for the holidays.
Choosing between shooting with my PowerShot S400, Nikon F601, Nikon FM3a or Sony Ericsson K710i Camera phone, I chose the FM3a.
My thoughts on this camera since I've spent a lot of time with it:
+ very light and compact for a full metal camera
+ with the 50mm f/1.8 AIS and CF-27 Semi Hard case it’s very compact in your bag
+ the film advance is very smooth and effortless
+ Manual Focusing even in very dark situations is a pleasure
+ self timer works great
- there is no grip on this camera which makes it hard to hold with big lenses
- manually re-winding film (Yah I know, I’m lazy)
The lenses I have been using with this camera are:
- 35mm f/1.4 AI
- 50mm f/1.8 AIS
- 80-200mm f/4 AIS
The 35mm f/1.4 is an awesome lens. I wish Nikon has something of comparable FOV and speed for their DX Format.
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