From an article in the Have Your Say Letters section of Amateur Photographer magazine 27 March 2010.
A long time ago, a company made a couple of cameras, first the FM, then later the FM2. If anyone can recall, these cameras used strips of something called film that when used up, was sent away to any one of many willing processors. For a small fee it was returned with a set of 6x4 pictures.
I have one of each of these two cameras, both of which are still working, though one of them has lost its sync terminal cap. Unable to get a replacement locally. I wrote to the manufacturer, which sent me two caps free of charge. Considering the FM started life around 1977, and the FM2 around 1982, I did not expect to get parts so easily. This may explain why Nikon is well regarded today. I wonder if I bought one of today's digital marvels whether parts would still be available over such a time span?
JA Philpot, Norfolk
An edited version.