Summary: AS a 40 year user of Nikon SLR's-- all of them---I bought the FM3a when it first came out --around 2000?--Loved it. Agree with what has been said. However the little gem showed up one day with bent and jammed shutter blades! I have no idea why.
Summary: Lightweight, built like a tank and reliable. Best 35mm mechanical pro Nikon camera ever made. This thing is like a Swiss watch, except you will never see this quality mechanics in a film camera ever again.
Summary: one of the best Nikon cameras. I DO NOT WANT TO WRITE A BLOODY 100 WORDS ESSAY ABOUT MY EBAY PURCHASE. I DO NOT WANT TO WRITE A BLOODY 100 WORDS ESSAY ABOUT MY EBAY PURCHASE. I DO NOT WANT TO WRITE A BLOODY 100 WORDS ESSAY ABOUT MY EBAY PURCHASE.
Summary: Depuis la venue du numérique, ces anciens produits sont devenus très intéressants. Je suis un collectionneur de ce type d'appareil et je suis très heureux de trouver autant de modèles sur le marché de l'occasion.
Summary: So far so good. It's been a long time since I last shot film, and this is pretty different from the Canon 60D I normally use. It's different using something so mechanical and manual. It's liberating really, to have to think and frame before firing instead of spraying and praying.
Summary: I have the Nikon FE,FE2, and the FA. I am very impressed with the Nikon FM3a. Indeed it is the best of the FE/FA series. I could not make a comparison with the Nikon FM/FM2/FM2N since I do not own any of these. However, the FM3a has a manual override similar to the FM/FM2/FM2N series.
Summary: The last FM by Nikon with a twist, a habrid shutter, and a very well crafted body. This camera and the pancake lens spetially made make it the perfect copple, just hope to find one in good shape witch his moderally easy because it's a recently made model.
Summary: The FM3a is the manual focus camera that Nikon always wanted to make. You can read the specs and other reviews online. If you want to get back to the roots of photography -- load film, check exposure, and just take wonderful images -- then this is the camera.