Nikon FM10, Zoom Nikkor 35–70 mm f/3.5-4.8 zoom lens.

Posted: February 13, 2015 in film, Nikon FM10, PHOTOGRAPHY

Yes, its true it has finally arrived. I have in my hands the Nikon FM10. A new member of my small collection bought from ebay, along with Zoom Nikkor 35–70 mm f/3.5-4.8 zoom lens.

Nikon FM10

The FM10 is not actually manufactured by Nikon itself, and is not a true member of the Nikon compact F-series SLRs, as the name implies. It is manufactured by Cosina in Japan[1] (as are both the lenses), and is derived from the Cosina CT-1 chassis.

Nikon FM10

The FM10 has a shutter speed range of 1 to 1/2000th second plus bulb and flash X-sync of 1/125th second. Its dimensions are 139 x 86 x 53 mm, and it weighs 420g. The camera is finished in black with champagne chrome trim.

Nikon FM10

Nikon FM10 Technical Specifications:

• Type of Camera: Manual focus 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera with focal plane shutter. Includes Zoom Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 lens.
• Exposure Modes: Manual
• Picture Format: 24mm x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)
• Lens Mount: All metal Nikon F Mount.
• Usable Lenses: All Nikkor AF-D, AI-P, AF-I, AI-S and AF-S lenses.
• Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level, pentaprism type; Diopter: Standard -1 dp (optional diopter adapter available)
• Focusing Screen: Fixed with split image microprism and matte field
• Shutter Speeds: 1 to 1/2000 second, plus Bulb
• Shutter: Vertical travel, metal focal plane shutter
• Flash Synchronization: X sync only at 1/125 or slower
• Accessory Shoe: Standard ISO-type hot shoe.
• Self Timer: Mechanical self-timer, approx. 10-sec release delay.
• Depth of Field Preview Button: Built-in
• Multiple Exposure: Available
• Power Source: 2-SR44 (1.55V) or 2 A- LR44 (1.5V)
• Weight (without batteries): Approx. 14.7 oz.
• Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.5 × 3.4 ×
• EV range: EV 2 to 19 at ISO 100
• Exposure control: Manual control, guided by built-in light meter
• Frame counter: Additive type, automatically resets to S when camera back is opened
• Frame coverage: Approx. 92% with 50mm focal length set at infinity
• ISO range: 25 to 3200 (manually selected)
• Magnification: 0.84x with 50mm set at infinity
• Optional Accessories for FM10: DK-5 Eyepiece Cover, Eyepiece Adapter, Eyepiece correction lenses – 0 DPTR., +0.5 DPTR., +1.0 DPTR., +2.0 DPTR., +3.0 DPTR., -2.0 DPTR., -3.0 DPTR., -4.0 DPTR., -5.0 DPTR.
• Tripod socket: Standard 1/4″ × 20 thread
• Viewfinder information: LED exposure display using – – O + display
• Zoom Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8: Attachment size: 52mm
• Zoom Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8: Dimensions and weight: Approx. 63mm diameter x 64mm extension (2.5″ × 2.5″), Approx. 200 grams (7 ounces)
• Zoom Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8: Minimum shooting distance: 0.4 meters

NIKON FM10 Manual Page.

I cant wait to run some film this weekend. Stay tuned and keep shooting…..

Nikon FM10

A short review on FM10 from Mighty Chuchaisri in Youtube.

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  3. David says:

    Hello 🙂 I have this camera but films are really hard to find and very expensive and i was wondering if there’s a mount so i can use the lens on a sony a6000.


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