Feeling Nostalgic – Nikon FM3A

Nikon FM3A
Nikon FM3A
Feeling a little nostalgic today, so I’ll talk a little about gear that I used to own and missed dearly. On top of the list will definitely be the Nikon FM3A. A friend of mine sold this camera (Nikon FM3A + Nikkor 50mm F1.8E) to me, and this is the starting point of me venturing into photography with film. This is a very well made and sexy camera. Feature wise, I would consider it to be pretty “advance”. It has built-in light meter, able to sync with flash, aperture priority, DX automatic ASA setting and so on. It can run with or without battery, which made it a very versatile camera.

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I can still recall at that point of time I wasn’t really sure whether shooting with film is something I’ll like and enjoy. I shot a few rolls with it for a few months, and then I realized that “Yes, shooting with film is something I would love to continue on”. However, the cost of the film, development and scanning was rather high to me. So I ended up selling off this kit and head back to digital.

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At the end of the day, the bug of shooting with film came back to bite me, and after about a year later, I got myself a Zeiss Ikon and a film scanner. I was in a better financial position too, hence I decided to make a return back into shooting with film. I’m glad that I did, but I do feel a little regret for selling off this great piece of camera. Perhaps someday I will own this back in my collection, perhaps someday…

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