I was totalling the use of the Nikon bodies at my magazine , and discoverd that the oldest, an FM bought new in 1981, has averaged over a roll a day since that time, about 262,800 cycles of the outsourced copal-s shutter, which is still accurate. The meter also still functions perfectly. Apart from having the seals replaced, this camera has never been serviced! is this normal, or is this one from The Twilight Zone?
#1. "RE: FM refuses to die" | In response to Reply # 0flyingdragon Basic MemberMon 17-Dec-01 07:29 AM
Maybe you have taken cared of that camera extremely well. Or it may be that older built Nikon bodies are just built right! The Nikon technicians who have built them are really into it. Or the camera design per se is excellent.
Overall its how you take good care of the equipment which plays a big part. I can vouch for my FM2 n body as extremely robust and reliable. I hope I can with my F3 hp which is a known toughie.