Nikon FM10: how much is it worth?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Wim, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Wim

    Wim Guest

    Hello,
    I'm thinking of selling my Nikon FM10 + 35-70mm
    zoom lens at ebay, yet I have no clue what it's
    worth nowadays. The camera is in perfect condition.
    Any advice appreciated!
    Wim
     
    Wim, Nov 11, 2005
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  2. Wim

    Ray Guest

    Not much

    The camera is in perfect condition.
    Donate it to your local HS photography department.
     
    Ray, Nov 11, 2005
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  3. Depending on where you live there are many school and college photography
    schools that have students looking for a decent camera for the courses and
    later use. The FM10 is a good starter manual camera. Try posting to these
    schools. Don't expect to get alot for it on ebay, but you never know. You'd
    be lucky to get $150 US on ebay. check out the auctions on ebay before you
    post it.
     
    newfysnapshot, Nov 12, 2005
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  4. Hmmmmm. The Nikon FM10 is not really a 'Nikon', it is made by Cosina before
    Cosina upped their build quality, it often goes wrong - that lens is pretty
    poor too, you'd probably get around £50 for the lot on eBay, if you can sell
    it.

    When my F4 broke down in Prague, I bought an FM10 as an emergency body to
    continue shooting while on holiday, when I got back home and had the F4
    repaired, I tried to sell the FM10 and its lens, nobody seemed to want it on
    eBay. I ended up selling it via my local newpaper for a third of what i had
    paid for it.
     
    Nigel Cummings, Nov 13, 2005
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  5. Wim

    John Fryatt Guest

    Search eBay to see what others have sold for.
     
    John Fryatt, Nov 15, 2005
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  6. Wim

    Alex F Guest

    I like the idea of donating it to schools--that's one to seriously
    consider. There's always a great photography student who can't afford a
    camera...
    Anyway, I have an FM10. I bought it for $199 with that same lens
    package. So don't expect to get any more than 150 however you sell it.
    Ebay is great for people who want to buy things cheap, but the other
    side of the coin is that someone has to sell it cheap! Donating would
    be very philanthropic if you could sacrifice the money, or you could
    try trading it in at a camera shop around town. Trade-ins can save you
    some money if you negotiate right.
     
    Alex F, Nov 16, 2005
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  7. Wim

    jjs777_fzr Guest

    Well for one thing you can watch similar items on ebay. Regardless of what
    its worth your only going to get what the current market demands for any
    particular item.

    The FM10 is likely worth between 50-150 used regardless of condition UNLESS
    it is new in box. Thats just for the body.

    But then maybe some yahoo will pay top dollar for it.....depends on the
    weather and lunar phases I think.

    You did not state the lens specifics so I am unable to comment on that. For
    instance how fast. The lower the number (f rating) is usually better.

    I sell things on ebay on occasion so ....its generally not a sellers market.
    Except for some things I have recently sold as vintage.

    jjs777_fzr on ebay
     
    jjs777_fzr, Nov 21, 2005
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