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FM3A with dead meter: Worth fixing?

LarryHG

Honolulu, US
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LarryHG Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Jan 2009
Sun 18-Aug-13 06:58 AM

Hi, fellow Nikonians!

I saw a reasonably clean-looking Black Body FM3A for sale in a local camera shop for only $300. But when I inspected it, I discovered that the meter was dead... even with a new 3v Lithium 1/3N that I put in it. They offered to let me have it for $250 as is.

Do any of you Regulars in this forum know of any repair shops that are good at fixing older Nikon SLRs, and FM3A cameras in particular? I'm in Hawaii, but am looking for Mainland U.S.A. repair shops that are still able to get parts for these old Nikons, and who have a good reputation. I did a search online, but am frustrated at how few places do ANY work on film cameras anymore.

How much is an '8+' black-body FM3A worth if everything works?

Thanks in advance, everybody, for any suggestions!

LarryHG

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