I have been taking photos with Nikon cameras since I was 16 years old when I was introduce to the Nikormat FT by a very good high school friend of mine. I immediately fell in love with it and shortly thereafter I bought my own. In fact most of what I know about cameras and photography was learned using that camera. I used it for years. It was a real work horse and it set the standard for amateur photographers for years, if not decades.