The FA never sold as well as Nikon hoped, and it was only in production for four years. I’ve never quite understood why - with its Matrix metering, shutter-priority mode, and program mode it added several useful features to their 1980s FE2/FM2/FG20/F3 line-up. I think it is an excellent camera. The FE2 has always been my favorite Nikon film camera, but the FA is right up there, maybe tied with the F2 for second place. I use mine quite often (and just bought two semi-working FAs at a camera store clearance sale). Congrats on your purchase - enjoy!