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FM2 with smooth shutter blades?
Old 09-19-2018   #1
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FM2 with smooth shutter blades?

I recently purchased a cheap/user/well used FM2 from ebay and it arrived today. The shutter blades are smooth instead of that textured titanium that I always see in photos.. were there FM2s made with smooth blades? Replacement shutter maybe?

It seems to work fine and I'm gonna put a test roll through it, but it just seems odd based on what i've been reading about the FM2.
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Indeed, you are correct! That is a later FM2n which has the aluminum shutter blades, as opposed to the earlier titanium blades which had the honeycomb texture to them. Excellent cameras, all of them. Enjoy!
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Indeed, you are correct! That is a later FM2n which has the aluminum shutter blades, as opposed to the earlier titanium blades which had the honeycomb texture to them. Excellent cameras, all of them. Enjoy!
Supposedly it's a regular FM2, not an N, but it's all good. As long as it works
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It makes the bokeh smoother. Oh wait, that's aperture blades.

Actually, seems later production FM2 models had aluminum shutter blades:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_FM2
https://www.photrio.com/forum/thread...on-fm2n.43045/
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It makes the bokeh smoother. Oh wait, that's aperture blades.

Actually, seems later production FM2 models had aluminum shutter blades:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_FM2
https://www.photrio.com/forum/thread...on-fm2n.43045/
Thanks for the info!
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