This is my current camera. The one I use on regular basis.
FM2 was manufactured by Nikon between 1983 and 2001, in several versions. Two big families were manufactured based on the shutter metal: titanium (for the first) and aluminium alloy (for the latest).The only way to know if your camera has an aluminium or titanium shutter is the phisical inspection. Titanium shutter is honeycomb shaped.
Using the self timer, when you operate the shutter button, the mirror lifts immediatly and only at the end of the delay the shutter fires, to minimize vibrations.
A very good point is that the camera is fully mechanical and the battery is needed only to operate the light meter.
- Film format: 35mm
- Viewfinder: reflex
- Shutter: vertical travel mechanical (titanium) from 1 second to 1/4000 + B
- Metering: yes
- Lens mount: Nikon F-mount
- Focusing: pentaprism with split-image and microprism focusing aids