What is an FM2 Anam?
The only thing I can find it that it's something to do with the South Koreans.
Saw one on the big auction site. It has a small square silver decal on the front that says Anam.
Never seen one before.
Thanks to the mir site I now know that the production line was shifted ot Korea for a short time.
Wonder if the FM2 Anam is as good as the Japanese FM2 (it appears they sell for less on the used market) Could be a bargain if they're just as good as a Land of the Rising Sun model.
That Malaysian site is superb BTW
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#1. "RE: FM2 Anam" | In response to Reply # 0waterkey Registered since 05th Dec 2004Sat 04-Mar-06 08:03 PM
According to Peter Braczko, from "The Complete Nikon System, an Illustrated Equipment Guide," A firm called Anam Precision produced a camera identical to the FM2, under license in South Korea. This camera was not produced by Nikon. The earliest models had a logo with a little cursive "L" on it, and later ones had the logo shown in your photo.
#2. "RE: FM2 Anam" | In response to Reply # 1Kilted_F3_nut Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004Sun 05-Mar-06 06:52 AM
Correct. I suspect Nikon did this to make the FM2n cheaper for people in Korea and other Asian markets where the Japanese FM2n might've been too expensive... Body's the same, except for the badge and where it was produced. That's the only FM2n Lemix body I've seen other than the one in the Braczko book.
Nikon F3P, F2A, FM2n x2 - John Laughlin Photography - nature photographer
#3. "RE: FM2 Anam" | In response to Reply # 2raika Registered since 18th Sep 2012Tue 18-Sep-12 12:23 PM
All you find on internet about Lemix and Anam is far rom being complete.
It where Nikons made in Japan !! but shipped as parts to Korea to the Anama factory, this for assembly, because for imported parts tax was much lower than finished products !
There were officialy 12 different relfex bodies and as many compact cameras.
Besides the 301,601 and 801, only parts for chrome FM2N's were shipped, except for one shipment where by mistake black parts were shipped, only 400 bodies were ever assembled as black Lemix !! so extremely rare.
This means that in fact 13 different reflexes exist, one of them was especialy for the Olympics in Seoul. Very Nice
I am preparing an article about all those cameras, as for some even the numbering system was out of the normal range.
This article will be published in the Nikon Historical Societies Journal, but don't ask me when, may be next december of March.
Any one having such body, or information, please feel free to contact me directly :
#4. "RE: FM2 Anam" | In response to Reply # 3markwatts Nikonian since 16th Nov 2004Tue 25-Sep-12 11:21 AM
That is interesting. I have bought an Anam branded lens, a 50 1.4, here but I never knew assembly of cameras took place in Korea. I thought it was purely an importer for the Korean market. Thanks for the info.