Nikon FM body, Chrome


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Nikon FM

Type: 35mm single-lens reflex
Picture format: 24mm × 36mm (35mm film format)
Lens mount: Nikon bayonet mount
Shutter: Vertical-travel, metal focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec., plus “B”
Shutter release: Via shutter release button, with mode selector set to black index line position
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter speed indicated in the viewfinder; lens aperture setting indicated in the viewfinder when lens in use is fitted with an aperture-direct-readout (ADR) lens aperture scale; LED display indicates five exposure graduations through combinations of three symbols (+, o, -); finder coverage, approx. 93% of the picture field; viewfinder magnification, 0.86X with 50mm lens set at infinity
Focusing screen: Matte Fresnel field with central split-image rangefinder surrounded by micro prism ring; 12mm-diameter reference circle defines area of meter centre-weighting; similar to Nikon Type K screen
Reflex mirror: Automatic instant-return type; non-lockable type

Exposure meter: Through-the-lens, centre-weighted metering; full-aperture exposure measurement with Al/AIS Nikkor lenses fitted with meter coupling ridge; stop-down exposure measurement for other lenses; two gallium photo-diodes (GPD) employed for fast and accurate response to a full range of light levels, positioned either side of the eyepiece
Metering range: EV 1 to EV 18 (i.e., f/1.4, 1 sec. to f/16, 1/1000 sec., with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100)
Battery: Two 1.5V silver oxide batteries power metering system; LED display lights up to indicate power availability when film advance lever is pulled out to stand-off position
Film speed scale: Settings provided for ASA 12-3200
Lens diaphragm coupling: Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses with automatic-maximum-aperture facility with maximum aperture of from f/1.2 to f/5.6; meter/ diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32 provided
Flash synchronization: Built-in ISO-type hot-shoe contact with safety switch for synchronization with electronic flash units at speeds up to 1/125 sec.; one threaded sync terminal provided for off-camera or multiple flash operation Via single-stroke lever with 135° winding angle and 30° stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter ON/OFF switch and shutter release lock; powered film advance with optional MD-11 Motor Drive
Shows number of frames exposed (additive type): automatically resets to “S’ (two frames before
“O” when camera back is opened
Manual via film rewind button and crank
Possible via multi-exposure button (either manual or with MD-11)
Electrical contacts built-in for operation with
Lever provided
Lever provided on front of camera; can be set for up to approx. 10-sec. delay; setting “cancellable”
Hinged, swing-open type; detachable; memo holder provided Chrome or black
142mm (W) × 60.5mm (D) × 89.5mm (H)
590g (body only)

Additional information

Second-hand grade


Serial Number


Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

Please note that the following important points when you see our grading description. When applied to lenses it means that the optics are in perfect condition. What we are describing is the cosmetic condition of the lens barrel. When it applies to cameras, motor drives, speedlights etc. the understanding is that the item is in perfect working order and the description would mean the exterior appearance. In other words we are judging cosmetic appearance.

“Grays of Westminster, where mint is also a highly prized English adjective.”

– Professional Photographer magazine

Returns and Refunds

All second hand equipment comes with a 14-day Sale or Return period and a 6-month warranty. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with a second hand item you have received from us you may return it for a full refund within 14 days of purchase, the only stipulation being that the item is in the same condition as it was purchased.

If an item is found faulty at the time of purchase your shipping costs to return the item to us will also be refunded.

Where the item has been used within the 28-day returns period, we may make a deduction from any refund if the value of the goods has been reduced

You may return a second hand item for a refund if it is no longer desired or required but please note that your shipping costs will not be refunded under these circumstances.

Special Grays of Westminster extended warranties on both new and second-hand Nikon equipment are included on certain Nikon Owner magazine subscriptions which can be purchased via our online shop.

This returns policy does not affect your statutory rights. Details of your statutory rights are available from the Citizens Advice Bureau or Consumer Direct.

Delivery Information

Orders placed Monday to Friday before 12pm will be shipped the same day. Orders placed after 12pm or on the weekend will be shipped the next working day.

If your item is out of stock or on pre-order we will contact you as soon as it becomes available to make delivery arrangements.

Courier delivery estimates:

  • UK Mainland 1-2 working days
  • UK Remote 2-3 working days
  • Europe 3-4 working days (customs and duties permitting)
  • ROW 5-7 working days (customs and duties permitting)

For standard Royal Mail shipping please note that delivery times vary.

Cost of delivery:

Orders for delivery in the UK over the value of £200 are delivered free of charge.

Exact shipping charges will be shown at the checkout.