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Nikon Nikomat (Nikkormat) FT2 film SLR camera, with lens - $95 (West Salem)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Nikon
model name / number: Nikomat FT2
I have, for your consideration, a Nikomat FT2 film single-lens reflex camera!

The Nikomat/Nikkormat line of cameras was manufactured by Nikon to accompany their popular line of professional cameras. As it utilizes the same lenses as the pro line, the images produced are identical to the much heavier and more expensive Nikons! If you would like to learn more about this model, sit yourself down and watch this YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMoLGuWdreI

This particular camera has seen some use - a LOT of use - in its long life, and has a few dings and scrapes to prove it! Fortunately, these things are built like tanks, and this one (with one minor exception) functions splendidly. The film advances smoothly and properly, and the frame counter is clear and accurate. The shutter release is smooth, and the shutter speeds are accurate. The viewfinder is clear and sharp, and the mirror returns properly.

The lens is the popular Nikkor-H 2.8cm (28mm) ƒ/3.5 lens. It is clear and works smoothly! Like most Nikon lenses of the era, it will readily accept 52mm filters and accessories.

Okay - you're wondering what that "one minor exception" is. Like many of these older cameras, the built-in light meter has developed an intermittent unreliability. The upshot of that is that I don't use the light meter on it, instead preferring to use an external light meter or the app on my phone to get the proper settings. Since the camera is a fully manual one, the battery controls only the light meter, meaning that you really don't need a battery in the camera at all!

As to the other elephant in the room - "Why are you selling this magnificent specimen of photographic equipment?" - the answer is quite simple: I find that I no longer need TWO of them, and I'm keeping the one with fewer dings! If it makes you feel any better, the meter in the one that I'm keeping doesn't function at all!

I am offering the body & lens combination for $95. If you wish to purchase the camera body only - a reasonable proposition if you are already in possession of Nikon/Nikkor F-mount lenses - it can be had for only $55.

I consider the asking price to be quite reasonable, but I will consider any serious offer. Trades may be considered as well for full or partial payment. The camera is available for in-person local exchange for cash, as is the custom in these matters unless otherwise agreed to. No imaginary currencies will be entertained, and I will not even consider shipping the item - to suggest otherwise will terminate the conversation! Any transaction will be considered final.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!!!

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