Nikon FM Chrome (early version) 35mm Camera w/ 50mm f1.8 AI-s Lens -New Seals-
This is one of my all time favorite cameras. My first serious camera was an FM (not this one) and I took some of my favorite photos with it. It also survived several uncontrolled trips down ice covered stairs during Ithaca winters (Cornell University: clear the snow before it freezes!)
For those who do not know these cameras they are the zenith of classic manual focus design. They are surprisingly small, feel great in your hand and have a huge viewfinder, larger than the later HP designs (it is true!) and drastically larger than current digital cameras.
These cameras are perfect for people who know how to use a camera and prefer to set the controls directly rather than relying on automatic settings and menus and they are also the best way to learn photography.
This is the first version of the FM with the cool knurling (bumps) around the shutter release. Note that it also has an On/Off switch surrounding the shutter release.
This camera is in excellent condition with light wear (see photos), and works perfectly. There are a few pieces of dust in the viewfinder but it does not affect the function of the camera. Our technician has replaced the light seals (a $75 value). The meter and shutter are accurate.