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Nikon MD-2 + MB-1 motor drive set for Nikon F2 series


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

The Nikon MD-2 motor drive for the F2 series is slightly modified from the MD-1 has in addition a red pilot light.  Its drive activation button is round and sits in a finger recess. It comes with the MB-2 battery pack that accepts 8 x AA batteries.

Shutter speeds: for single-frame shooting usable at any of the cameras standard shutter speeds i.e. 1/2000th sec., to 10 seconds or longer; for continuous shooting usable at speeds from 1/2000 sec. to 1/4 sec.

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  • Nikon MD-2 Motor Drive serial no 412053 + MB-1 motor drive unit for F2 seriesThe motor drive MD-2 is designed for use with the Nikon F2-series cameras. It winds the film and cocks the shutter automatically each time you press the shutter release.You can also set it for completely automatic sequence shooting at speeds of up to five frames per second. And you can also operate it by remote control with the use of cables, timers or radio. The MD-2 rewinds a 36-exposure roll of film in about seven seconds.

    In combination with Nikon’s camera back MF-3, it provides for automatic film rewind stop-with a LED indicator lighting up to indicate completion of rewind.




    Can be used with any Nikon F2-series camera without factory adjustment.

    Choice of single-frame operation or continuous firing • speeds from 1 to 5 frames per second.

    Can be used at any shutter speed for single-frame operation, speeds from 1/4 to 1/2000 second for continuous firing. Slowest usable shutter speed for each setting indicated on the back of the unit.

    Automatic-resetting subtractive type frame counter graduated from S to 40. Also used to preset the number of exposures for continuous firing in bursts. The motor stops automatically when the preset number of frames has been exposed.

    Automatic rewind stop terminals provided for use at with the camera back MF-3. The LED indicator lights up to indicate that the film is being wound or that the film rewind has been completed.

    Cordless battery pack holds 10 AA batteries or two NC battery units. MD-2 can also be powered by AC current or other DC power sources within 10-15V range.

    Built-in relay for remote control by wire or radio.

    Safety lock on the grip head prevents accidental exposure.

    Dimensions approx. 147 x 110 x 77mm

    Weight approx. 470g

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