Originally Posted by NIKON KIU
The only KNOWN half frame Nikon SLR was Nikon FM2 made for the Police department in Norway , I have never even heard of a FM10 half frame.
Must be modified. Very interesting!
Can you show us some pictures?
As for the value---> Double the regular price.
I could, as I have a normal FM10, but it would be a cheat, I did not purchase it, I may yet, and yes, he did double the price when he discovered it was a half frame. I think I found a reference to a company in California that converts several cameras to half frame.
The camera looks in all ways like a regular FM10, same lens, but when you look through it it is obvious of course, and the counter, etc. was modified.
He noticed it only from the attached notices to the instruction manual.
I think it was out of the same estate he purchased last month, which had about 7 Pen F's and lots of lenses. I saw them at the last show, and most are sold and spread around by now, Igor has one left which is a bit unusual in condition and a "pancake" lens.
I have a couple of broken F's, both engraved as well, and have not figured out what to do with them, and one nice one with normal lens and zoom. My usual repair sources cannot economically work on them.
I have just about always had a half frame of some sort, or borrowed some WWII Robots from the shop where I worked in High School using the spring loaded motor drive to shoot for the school paper.
I used to carry an Ansco Memo (Ricoh) in my pocket, saw an unusual one today made for England or some such, and my friend gave me a blue Demi today to match my black one.
Took some will power not to come home with the Nikon, but three other cameras made it in to the car and followed me home. ;-)
When I find another cartridge for my old wood Memo, I may give that one a try, saw some listed for almost as much as the camera.
There were at least three estates in boxes at the show.