Nikon FM2n body, Black


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Boxed and complete.

This later version of the FM2 is commonly referred to as the FM2n (for ‘new’). The FM2N used an advanced Nikon-design, metal-bladed, bearing-mounted, vertical-travel focal plane shutter with a (then unheard-of) speed range of 1 to 1/4000th second plus Bulb, plus a fast flash X-sync of 1/250th second.

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Boxed and complete.

This later version of the FM2 is commonly referred to as the FM2n (for ‘new’). The FM2N used an advanced Nikon-design, metal-bladed, bearing-mounted, vertical-travel focal plane shutter with a (then unheard-of) speed range of 1 to 1/4000th second plus Bulb, plus a fast flash X-sync of 1/250th second.


Type of camera: 35mm single lens reflex (SLR)

Usable film: Any cartridge-type 35mm film

Picture format: 24mm × 36mm

Lens mount

Nikon bayonet mount; meter coupling lever provided

Shutter: Vertical-travel, metal, focal plane, mechanical shutter with aluminium alloy curtains

Shutter release: Mechanical; centre-threaded shutter release button accepts AR-3 Cable Release; button locked when film advance lever is flush with camera body

Shutter speed settings: 1/4000 sec. – 1 sec., B (Bulb), 14 discreet settings in all

Film advance lever: Single-stroke type; 30° stand-off angle and 135° winding angle


Self-timer: Set/cancel mechanical type provided; approx. 10 – sec. shutter release delay

Viewfinder: Eye-level pentaprism type; 0.86X magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; finder coverage approx. 93% of picture field

Viewfinder display: Shutter speed, ADR (aperture direct readout) f/number in use, and five different LED exposure displays using +, o and – signs

Focusing screen: Split-image microprism type (Type K2) provided as standard; matte type (B2) and matte with horizontal and vertical line etchings (E2) also available

Reflex mirror: Automatic quick-return type incorporating special control gear and wheel-and-brake mechanism for reduced vibration and noise; non-lockable type

Depth-of-field preview lever: provided

Motor drive coupling:

Electrical contact and coupler built-in for operation with Motor Drive MD-12; the MD-12 is operable when film advance lever is flush with camera body

Multiple exposure lever: Provided; disengages frame counter for correct count

Frame counter: Additive type (S.1-36); automatically resets to S when camera back is opened

Film rewind: By crank provided after film rewind button is pressed

Accessory shoe

Provided: standard ISO type; ready-light contact provided

Flash synchronization: Built-in ISO-type hot-shoe; threaded sync cord terminal provided for off-camera or multi-flash photography; synchronization with electronic flash units at speeds up to 1/250 sec.

Flash Ready-light: LED provided; visible inside viewfinder; lights up when an appropriate Nikon Speedlight Unit used is fully charged; blinks to warn that the shutter speed set is beyond the electronic flash’s sync range

Exposure metering: Through-the-lens centre-weighted full aperture exposure measuring system using a pair of SPDs (silicon photodiodes) and metering monolithic IC circuit

Metering range

EV 1 to EV 18 at ISO 100 and with f/1.4 lens (i.e., from 1 sec. at f/1.4 to 1/4000 sec. at f/8)

Film sensitivity range

ISO 12-ISO 6400

Power source: Choice of one 3V lithium battery (CR-1/3 type), two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries (SR44 type), or two 1.5V alkaline batteries (LR44 type); optional Anti-Cold Battery Holder

DB-2 accepting two AA-type batteries

Exposure meter switch: Light pressure on shutter release button switches meter on; meter stays on for approx. 30 sec. after finger leaves button, then automatically switches off; meter automatically turned off when shutter speed dial is set at B Battery power checker: LED exposure display inside viewfinder lights up when exposure meter is switched on if there is sufficient power (i.e., shutter speed dial is set anywhere except B)

Camera back: Pops open when the film rewind knob is pulled up as the camera back lock is pushed; detachable and interchangeable with Data Back MF-16; memo holder provided

Body finish: Chrome and black available

Dimensions (camera body only)

Approx. 142.5mm (W) X90mm (H) X 60mm (D)

Weight (camera body only)

Approx. 540g

Additional information

Second-hand grade


Serial number


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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