Nikon F2 Titan (titanium) body

£4,500.00

The item photographed may not be the actual model but is used for illustrative purposes only.

NEW/UNUSED. FLAWLESS AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. Nikon introduced a rare and expensive version of the iconic F2 in tiny quantities with prism cover, back, lens surround area, top plate and bottom plate made of this (at the time) expensive and unusual metal. The already ultra-robust F2 body (picked by NASA for it’s demanding space program) was further strengthened by this light and hard (Ti) element (rather than alloy) material. The F2 Titan is one of the most eagerly sought of all Nikon reflex bodies and few are ever seen in unused condition. All body numbers commence with the characters F2T 79xxxxx irrespective of year of manufacture. Ours is numbered 794694. This F2 Titan is complete with original numbered maker’s box, original plastic shutter cover. Remarkable find and presenting a remarkable opportunity! There were 4,558 F2 Titans manufactured.

Source: A letter from F. Takahashi, Nikon Corporation, Japan dated 18th February 1992

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NEW/UNUSED. FLAWLESS AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. Nikon introduced a rare and expensive version of the iconic F2 in tiny quantities with prism cover, back, lens surround area, top plate and bottom plate made of this (at the time) expensive and unusual metal. The already ultra-robust F2 body (picked by NASA for it’s demanding space program) was further strengthened by this light and hard (Ti) element (rather than alloy) material. The F2 Titan is one of the most eagerly sought of all Nikon reflex bodies and few are ever seen in unused condition. All body numbers commence with the characters F2T 79xxxxx irrespective of year of manufacture. Ours is numbered 794694. This F2 Titan is complete with original numbered maker’s box, original plastic shutter cover. Remarkable find and presenting a remarkable opportunity! There were 4,558 F2 Titans manufactured.

Source: A letter from F. Takahashi, Nikon Corporation, Japan dated 18th February 1992

Additional information

Second-hand grade

MINT

Serial number

794694

Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

Please note that the following important points when you see our grading description. When applied to lenses it means that the optics are in perfect condition. What we are describing is the cosmetic condition of the lens barrel. When it applies to cameras, motor drives, speedlights etc. the understanding is that the item is in perfect working order and the description would mean the exterior appearance. In other words we are judging cosmetic appearance.

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