|The 6-dollar Nikon FE body. The 28-85 AI lens is one I have had for quite a while -- it was a gift.|
I was very pleased to see the meter work like it should after I put in a new 1/3N cell into the camera. The mirror foam needs to be replaced -- it's not gooey, just old. I think the foam in the back has long dried out, but I did not see any light leaks in the roll of film that I ran through it.The true test is shooting a roll of film, so I loaded some expired but fridge-stored Kodak Gold 100. I shot outside on a cold and windy day -- the windchill was below zero F., so that was a good test, as far as I am concerned. The camera worked flawlessly.
All I can say is that I am pleased as can be with the camera. Finds like that don't come along every day. However, I have so many Nikons that I use regularly, this camera probably won't see that much use. So, I am giving it to a friend of mine that was very interested in it. I think she will have a blast with it. Far better to use a camera than just keep it in a drawer!