I know I had one at one time, but I can't find it now. In the mean time you might find these pages useful.
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Both my paper and digital "FM2" manuals are for the FM2n, although labeled "FM2". The big difference is the shutter design. Operationally all this meant was that the X-sych speed was 1/250th in the FM2n while the FM2 was 1/200th.
The manuals are only about 50 pages long. A big difference from the hundreds of pages for a new DSLR.
Thanks so much guys. I looked at the shutter dial on the manual I downloaded and it is for the N model. Now the issue is getting the right manual on Ebay. I've seen some with the CE emblem on the lower right. I assume it's a more modern printing. Would that guarantee the FM2N manual like the pic below?
The CE marking as it has been legally called since 1993 (per directive 93/68/EEC)(Decision 93/465/EEC), or formerly EC mark, is a mandatory conformity marking for products placed on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA). With the CE marking on a product, the manufacturer declares that the product conforms with the essential requirements of the applicable EC directives
Well I will add that I got my FM2n new in 1993 and since the CE emblem has been on there since then, if you get a manual with it on, I would say it is a pretty darn good chance that it's the correct manual.
Yup, correct manual. The early FM2 manuals typically were gold. The FM2n manuals I've seen have been the white/gray stripe manuals, as seen in your pic.
Again, other than the shutter design differences, there are only three noticeable differences. Hot shoe spring plate is rounded on the earlier FM2, "Nikon" font is the thinner FM/FE style, and the focusing screen is the darker FE screen. My first early FM2 was recalibrated for the later screens when I had it overhauled. It also synched fine with flash units at 1/250. Did have a flashing ready light, but it worked fine otherwise.
There are a couple other less noticeable differences, namely the use of an FM mirror box, instead of the FM2n design with the extra light baffle, which makes the camera sound more like an FM or FE when fired. The other difference is the very early shutter speed curtain design that had a faulty bushing design. If the shutter was used a lot at 1/500 or 1/4000, it would wear to the point where it'd be firing at 1/1000 and 1/8000 respectively. From what I've seen, very early FM2n's may still have the same shutter design, but, by 728xxxx, it seems like they were updated to the replaceable curtain design shutter, which doesn't have that issue.
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>I find FM2 owner's manuals everywhere, but nothing for the N. >Did the N come with a FM2 manual or did it have one of it's >own? If you don't need hard copy, this one appears to be for the FM2n (shutter speed goes to 1/4000, synchs at 1/250). This site is my go-to source for manuals.