This system is ideal for astrophotography. It is mechanical and does not require batteries - and will not fail you. Contemporary AI lenses can be fitted to the camera body. The lenses offered here can be used with some more recent Nikons such as the FE.
Why risk an accident in the dark of night with a more recent and much more expensive digital slr camera when such as the Nikkormat FTN herein offered can do such a superb job. Accidents happen with cameras and telescopes under dark skies.
One condition is present: the light meter is not working*. But, of course, this is not necesary for astrophotography. The camera and lenses, otherwise, are in excellent condition. I am the orignal owner.
Here is what is included (individual prices refer to separate purchases):
1)Nikkormat FTN camera ($125 -includes a fourth 50mm Auto**
f/1.4 lense if bought separately)
2)Nikkor Auto 50mm f/1.4 ($90 -not the one above and newer)
3)Nikkor C Auto 43-86mm f/3.5 zoom ($110)
4)Nikkor Q Auto 200mm f/4 telephoto($140)
Total: $400 for the above plus $10 for s/h. Includes caps and glass filters, camera and lens cases.
*I'm trying to locate where I can buy a dime-sized "power-cell" which is inserted into a small twist-off compartment on the bottom of the camera - which should (may) activate the light meter.
**In this ad, "Auto" does not mean Auto-Focus.