Nikon F2 Chrome Plain Prism


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The F2 was manufactured from September 1971 to June 1980. It used a horizontal-travel focal plane shutter with titanium shutter curtains and a speed range of 1 to 1/2000th second (up to 10 seconds using the self timer) plus Bulb and Time, and flash X-sync of 1/80th second. The Nikon F2 camera body consists of the die-cast aluminum alloy shell, base plate, mirror box, front cover, top plate, bottom cover and camera back. The entire body was made up each of its 1,506 component parts designed, processed, finished and assembled as Nikon F2, widely regarded as the best mechanical SLR camera during its time back in the seventies.

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Released in September 1971 The Nikon F2 was designed to replace the venerable Nikon F flagship 35mm SLR. Shutter speed range: 1 to 1/2000 sec. (Maximum of 10 seconds on the self-timer), T and B. Shutter: Titanium focal plane type. Flash synchronisation: cable and direct contact, 1/80 sec. for flash. Focusing screen: Type K Matt Fresnel field with central split-image rangefinder surrounded by micro-prism ring. Interchangeable with any of 18 other screens. Mirror lock-up lever provided. Depth-of-field preview: manual via button provided on the front of the body. Direct motor drive coupling: For MD-1, MD-2 and MD-3 motor drive units. Weight: 730g (body only)

The Nikon F2 is the basic F2 Nikon, offering the advantages of the F2 body configuration with the convenience of eye-level shooting. The DE-1 eyelevel finder provided with the camera as standard equipment, offers full-frame viewing with the subject, both erect and unreversed, and assures, viewing and convenient operation in situations where built-in metering is not a requirement. Some of the features this camera include reduced weight and increased compactness for greater portability and easier handling, silver coating of the pentaprism for maximum image brightness, and the convenience of a ready light at the eyepiece for use with electronic flashguns of the period.

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