Earlier last week, I posted something about how I had most every Nikon film body but needed to fill out my Nikkormat collection. At the time, I only had an FTN and FT2. Member @orsetto reminded me of the FS also. As it so happened, about an hour after making that post, a former co-worker texted me saying that he'd found a camera bag in his garage and wanted to know if I was interested. I asked for pictures, and saw someones nice 70s kit with an FT3, 50mm f/2, 135mm f/2.8, and of course a couple of off brand zooms. I paid a fair price, if a bit higher than I wanted. My FT2 was bought with a dead meter and battery damage. I finally decided to dig into it yesterday. Initially, I spliced and resoldered the "rotted" negative wire at the battery chamber. I still wasn't getting any action of the meter, so pulled the top plate off(Rick Helmke called me while I was fighting with that and he asked me why i was bothering ) and found that wire rotted at the circuit board. I cleaned that up as best as I could, and fortunately was able to resolder it. As soon as I did that, the meter came to life, and amazingly it's accurate. So, that success inspired me. I went on Ebay and found a nice FT with a fluted ring 50mm f/2. That one didn't hurt too badly. There was also an okay FS listed for an okay price. I dickered a bit, but finally settled on a price this morning. So, hopefully in a few days, my Nikkormat collection will be complete, although I'm also eying a black FTN(I maybe should try now). Rick also mentioned to me that I was overlooking the Nikomat cameras. I'll post a "family portrait" here when all are here. I'd go out and shoot the FT3 today if it weren't for the fact that I've exceeded my maximum loaded camera rule, and also the weather is supposed to be nasty today. That more or less rounds out the Nikon film camera collection, too, aside from the FM3a(which isn't in the budget now) and some things like the titanium F2, F3, and FM2 variants.