So next semester, for fun, im taking a photo 1 class which is primarily, if not totally, about film. From using the camera to developing film (theyve got a sweet lab). Obviously im more interested in the latter since i already understand the essential manual functions on a camera. But I need to buy a film camera. SLR. with full manual controls.

Im gonna be looking for one second hand. Ebay or Craigslist. So im not looking for a rare or expensive one. But I dont want a cheapy either, something decent/nice that will last.

Lens compatibility between a nikon d200 is a plus. But at the moment i dont know which mount types match up.

Whats the consensus?