Originally Posted by Keith
I had an FM3A and didn't like it a lot ... it felt a bit clacky to me and although the F6 is larger it has a brilliant finder for manual focusing and the ergonomics are excellent. Both great cameras though.
Clacky is the right word. Tapping on or closing the back sounds like the rattling of an empty coffee can.
Your 2010 thread on the FM3a featured prominently in my searches when I was looking for reviews and feedback on the FM3a and Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 ZF.2.
Now having used it for two months ,alongside a new-to-me F3HP, I found the FM3a lacking everything except weight against the F3HP. (Especially since I wear glasses)
If someone thinks they need a F6 for $1900, I would suggest buying five of F801s/N8008s bodies or one F100 and spend the other $1.8K on film and lenses.