Boxed. Launched in 1977 the F2AS Photomic offered the most sophisticated metered prism among all finders available for the Nikon F2. F2AS was also regarded by many Nikon fans and collectors alike as being the most collectible among all regular production Nikon SLR models as it represented the best and finest example of camera body mechanical excellence of the seventies stretching the design and precision production to the limit. In fact, when the electronic Nikon F3 was introduced officially to replace the Nikon F2, the F2AS was commanding a higher premium in its retailed price than the new third generation professional camera. The F2AS was the very last all-mechanical Nikon camera with removable Photomic finder and incorporated the new AI (Auto Indexing) system.