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Nikon EM 35mm Film camera..

stephenscott 8 8 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 7:12PM
Hi folks iam hoping you can help. someone gave me a nikon em 35mm film camera the other day was just wondering has anyone used one on here.. ive never used a film slr before and just wondering if this camera wa any good?? I was also givin a Zenit EM aswell which has to lenses.I make a new topic on tht one though.


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User_Removed 10 736 4
9 Nov 2009 7:22PM
Oooh! The EM was my first SLR! I got it for my 18th birthday a million years ago and I loved it, until it got nicked in a burglary a few years ago. It was bottom of the range in its time but I used it for over 20 years.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
9 Nov 2009 7:53PM
It was a budget model made by Nikon and launched with a few budget lenses called Series E. The lenses, while budget priced ,where excellent. The 100mm series E macro was almost as good optically as it's 105mm Nikkor.
Nikon kept costs down on the EM by using a less robust casing than was normal for Nikon products, but the exposure system was good. It was too automatic for my liking...quite the reverse of your new fully manual EM.
User_Removed 16 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 8:13PM
I was actually given the Zenit Em as a first camera just before I purchased the Nikon Em.
As Pete says, a good budget camera.

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
9 Nov 2009 8:13PM

Quote:The lenses, while budget priced ,where excellent.

I would second that - I can damned near shave with my 50mm f1.8. And it has a low front-to-back profile -it's almost a 'pancake' lens.
User_Removed 10 736 4
9 Nov 2009 9:30PM
I had two lenses for mine. The standard 50mm f1.8 (why is it no longer considered a 'kit' lens?!) and a second hand Hoya 200mm. Kept me happy for years. It's all my Dad's fault that I ended up a Nikon lifer. I'd asked for the OM10 as it had a manual adapter. The Nikon EM was aperture priority. Took me another 25 years to use a camera on manual.....ahem.
Graflex 15 488 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 5:33PM
I still have one(EM) which I use,don't use the E series lenses though,except one, the series E 36-72mm zoom.Fab results..
I use the expensive Nikkor from the other manual series.Great Camera works a charm.
You can get a motor drive with it (2 frames a second).

Will last a lifetime.
DEL_B 11 19 England
2 Feb 2010 4:52PM
I have an EM complete with E series 28mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8 and 70 -150mm f/3.5 and winder, all in mint condition. Been in the cupboard for yonks but I am experimenting with using it for IR using the Rollei 400IR film and Ilford SFX gel filter. Reckon to use external meter and cable release on 'B' setting. (tripod of course). A pity it hasn't got independant shutter speed control. If I can't make it work will have to pick up a Canon AE1 on the Bay.

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