Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens

Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens

Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Ideal 35mm SLR for Students
  • Manual Focus
  • Manual Exposure
  • Manual Loading/Advance/Rewind
  • Accepts Lenses w/ Aperture Ring
  • Built-In Light Meter
  • Simple Match Diode System
  • Centerweighted Metering Pattern
  • Shutter Requires No Batteries
  • Includes Fitted Case
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Nikon FM10 overview

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A basic, all-manual SLR combination for students, the FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens will help you learn the art of photography the old fashioned way.  Load, advance, and rewind the film yourself.  Determine exposure manually with just a simple match diode centerweighted meter, and enter the settings on the aperture ring and shutter speed dial.  Use any Nikon F-mount lens which has an aperture ring.  You'll only need small, long-lasting button batteries for the meter (the shutter is all-mechanical) and some film.  The FM10 is a basic camera that's a great teaching instrument and fun, too.

An ideal 35mm SLR for students
Fully manual focusing, exposure control, film loading, film advance, and film rewind
Accepts all Nikon F-mount lenses with an aperture ring
Simple centerweighted metering and match diode system
Shutter requires no batteries
Includes fitted case
In the Box
Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens
  • Strap
  • Two LR44 1.5-Volt Batteries
  • Nikon Fitted Case
  • Front Lenscap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon FM10 specs

    Type 35mm SLR
    Lens Mount Nikon F mount lenses(some lenses have limitations, and "G"-type lenses cannot be used with this camera)
    Focus Modes Manual
    Focus Type Manual
    Focusing Range Not applicable
    Exposure Modes Manual
    Exposure Metering Centerweighted
    Metering Range @ ISO 100 with f/2.0 Lens EV 2-19
    Shutter Speed 1/2000th to 1 Second + Bulb, with sync at 1/125th second
    Exposure Compensation No
    Exposure Bracketing No
    ISO Range 25-5000 (manually set)
    Built-in Flash No
    Film Wind Manual
    Focusing Screen Fixed split image screen with microprism
    Diopter Correction Interchangeable (accepts 6006/N50 diopters)
    Self Timer 10-Second delay
    Remote Control Accepts standard mechanical cable release
    PC Terminal No
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes (when self timer is used)
    Multiple Exposure Yes
    Viewfinder Info + / O / - Metering scale
    LCD Information Not applicable
    Color Silver & black
    Power Source Two 1.5-Volt LR44 alkaline batteries
    Dimensions 5.5 x 3.4 x 2.0" (140 x 86 x 51mm) WxHxD
    Weight 0.88 lb (397g)
    Filter Size 52mm
    f/Stop Range 3.5-22
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.4' (0.43 m)
    Magnification Not specified by manufacturer
    Zoom/Focus Control Two-touch
    Angle of View 65 to 34 Degrees
    Groups/Elements 7/7
    Length 2.5" (64mm)
    Maximum Diameter 2.5" (64mm)
    Weight 0.44 lb (198g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.48 x 6.221 x 5.591"

    Nikon FM10 reviews

    FM10 35mm SLR Camera with 35-70mm Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 92.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shutter stuck open This camera was purchased for an Introduction to Photography college class. Easy to use. Disappointed that after two months of use, the shutter suddenly was stuck open. Returned to Nikon (thinking it would be covered under warranty considering the date purchased). Camera neither misused nor abused. Nikon said it will cost about $100 to repair as it is not covered under warranty. Very disappointed with this. Could just purchase a new one. However, I do not plan on purchasing another Nikon product. In the past I've always purchased Fuji cameras and may return to that manufacturer. My Fujuica camera lasted over 20years before it quit.
    Date published: 2010-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last of its breed Without being redundant, and giving the Nikon FM10 the same glowing praise that other reviewers have already given it, I will make just a single point. I am a photographer by trade, and I make my living with a typical mega-pixel modern marvel. But when the workday is done, when the photography is for my enjoyment and not for anyone else, then I run a roll of traditional black and white film through my all-manual Nikon FM10. The FM10 is my backpack camera, my pack it in the suitcase and fly off to California for the weekend camera. It is a tool for which I have 100% confidence in. It does exactly what I want it to do without being overly complicated by unnecessary bells, whistles, gimmicks or any of those utterly useless scene modes that are built into most of today's cameras.
    Date published: 2011-11-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good start The FM10 was my first real camera. Its an excellent student camera with all the features you need and none you don't. It comes with a good lens (although I wish it was a tad faster) and thats what really matters. In fact, even though I have upgraded my entire film collection, I still use this lens often. My main complaints about the camera are its durability and longevity. I have had the camera about 6 years now and it has some significant brassing, to the point that I can't read the serial number. The depth of field preview lever also broke off long ago. I upgraded my film setup to some FM2s, which I like much better, even though they have almost identical features. Bottom line: great student camera, but I would recommend getting a vintage Nikon SLR and a decent 50mm lens instead of this. It would cost about the same and you'll be a lot happier down the road.
    Date published: 2009-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible film camera...reliable As in incoming student at NYU for Photography, I needed this summer to practice with film and I researched a bunch of other film cameras and this one reined champion on paper. I bought it and to say that I am incredibly happy about my decision is an understatement. It reins champ on and off paper. The photos turn out really well and are just really beautiful. I like the zoom in the lens and it isn't heavy at all. Some say that it feels/is made of cheap materials but I don't think that at all. My only con is so ridiculously minor but the lever that changes the film after a picture has been taken has to be propped out so the shutter button clicks, which is a little bothersome but it does help to prevent pictures being taken if it is not propped out. I couldn't be happier with this camera and it's perfect for not only beginners but for any photographer, in my opinion.
    Date published: 2012-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad It's an all manual film camera so you need to learn about its functions or else you won't know what is going on. Going from digital SLR to a Film SLR will help getting to use the camera but there are some functions that the Digital SLR doesn't have. Film cameras are definitely harder to work with because you really have to know your f stops, shutter speed and ISO or else your picture will not turn out right when developing it. The thing that I don't like about this is that it is made of plastic. It would have been better if it were made of aluminum.
    Date published: 2014-09-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Student Model I just went from an FM2 to this model. The new camera is nothing like its predecessor, so don't bother with this one if you're looking for a real powerhouse. However, I'm only using this for a university photography class, and it does a great job. The kit lens is very good, too, but I've been told it breaks after some use. I've been using this one for about three weeks and haven't encountered that at all. The light meter doesn't give you much information at all, and it takes a bit of practice getting used to adjusting your settings. Overall, though, this is a good camera, if you're not looking for a professional model.
    Date published: 2008-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hey, what's to worry about? It is a classic film camera we bought for my granddaughter for her photo course. I am sure it will be a curiosity on a college campus because the little darlings all shoot 10 mpxl or better pocket cameras or their I-phones and think that is photography. I doubt she will have trouble with it. It is brand new, not even refurbished. Straight out of the B&H Antique Camera Dept. ( a/k/a 35MM FILM ). When it was in its heyday, before many of you reading this were born, it was always a good camera. I have faith. I doubt there will be any real problems with it due to its simplicity and her steadfastness in studying it. And, like any other Nikon, it can take a few little mistakes like swinging it against a brick wall or running over it with your SUV.
    Date published: 2009-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learn On The FM10, Then Go Digital My primary camera is the D200. However, I would never get the high quality results with the D200 had I not truly learned photography with the FM10. The cost is extremely reasonable, especially considering what is included with it. The FM10 is a solid workhorse that has never failed to perform in the 6 years I've owned it. It is extremely well-made, uses virtually all Nikkor lenses, and produces award-winning photographs. Learn to use the FM10 and you will be able to move on with ease to more complex digital and film cameras. It was no mistake that Nikon decided to keep the FM10 and F6 in its film SLR lineup. It is a joy to use, gives wonderful results, and most importantly, the user will learn to be a photographer.
    Date published: 2009-01-20
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