I bought this camera, a Nikon EM, from a member of local computer club. She’s helping an elder relative downsize in preparation for his passing.
It seems a bit sad but she perked up when she described his love of photography. The family found his old camera equipment in a box in the basement. I bought the camera with attached Nikkor 28-80mm f/2.8-4 lens for $100.
The Nikon EM series, introduced in 1979, was the low end version of Nikon’s advanced amateur FM series of 35mm film cameras. The EM is a beginner’s level, interchangeable lens, 35 mm film, single lens reflex (SLR) camera. With the exception of focusing, all settings – ISO, shutter speed, and aperture – are automatic.
The EM accepts nearly all lenses with the Nikon F bayonet mount. That means I can use my current Nikkor lenses – at least in manual mode – with the EM.
The 28-80mm fits my Nikon D5100 but the D5100 us unable to adjust the aperture of the lens. I have to set this manually on the D5100 when I change the aperture on the lens.
The Nikon EM was a sales and marketing failure when it was released.
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