Nikon F2 Specifications


Type of camera:

35mm single-lens reflex

Picture format:

24mm x 36mm standard 35mm film format

Lens mount:

Nikon bayonet type

Lenses:

Lenses with Nikon F mount; AF lenses

Shutter:

Mechanically governed, horizontal-travel, titanium foil focal-plane shutter

Shutter release button:

Threaded collar accepts Nikon F and F2-type cable releases

Automatic exposure control:

Shutter-priority control provided through accessory DS-1 and DS-2 (for DP-2 and DP-3 finders), and DS-12 (for DP-12 finder) aperture-control gizmos

Manual exposure control:

Mechanical control for 18 shutter speeds from 10 sec to 1/1000 sec, including X (1/80 sec); B and T also provided; separate gear trains for slow (10 sec to 1/80 sec?) and fast shutter speeds; stepless shutter speeds from 1/80 to 1/2000

Exposure metering:

Provided with metered prism assemblies

Metering range:

EV 1 to 19 (i.e. f/1.4 at 1 sec to f/16 at 1/2000 with 50 mm f/1.4 lens and ISO 100 film for DP-1 and -11); EV -2 to 19 (i.e. f/1.4 at 8 sec to f/16 at 1/2000 with 50 mm f/1.4 lens and ISO 100 film for DP-2, -3, and -12)

Film speed setting:

ISO 6 to 6400?

Film advance lever:

Single stroke type; 30 degrees stand-off angle and 120 degrees winding angle; automatic film advance possible when motor drives MD-1, -2, or -3 are used.

Self-timer:

Slow-shutter-speed gear train-controlled approx 3 to 10 sec delayed exposure; lever-type indicator

Viewfinder:

Nikon F2; Eyelevel finder DE-1 as standard; interchangeable with 8 other types, including 5 metered prisms

Focusing screen:

Split-image/Microprism collar Type K provided as standard; interchangeable with 16 other types

Finder coverage:

Virtually 100%

Finder magnification:

0.8x (with 50 mm lens set at infinity)

Viewfinder illuminator:

Via DL-1 Photomic Illuminator accessory light for match-needle metering prisms DP-1 and -11 (DP-2, -3, and -12 have LED exposure meter readouts)

Multiple exposure control:

Via rewind button

Reflex mirror:

Automatic instant-return type with lockup facility

Depth-of-field preview:

Via lever

Frame counter:

Additive type; frame numbers from 0 to 40; automatically resets to S when camera back is opened

Film rewind:

By crank provided after film rewind button is pushed in; automatic film rewind provided with motor drives MD-1 and -2

Flash synchronisation:

Possible at all speeds up to 1/80 sec with electronic flash; sync terminal provided for off camera or multiple-flash photography

Accessory shoe:

Provided; special Nikon F2-type located at base of rewind knob; adaptors available to convert to ISO or F3-type shoes

Power source:

Two SR-44 1.25V silver oxide batteries in base of camera (Radio Shack equivalent: cat. no 23-105)

Motor drive coupling:

Requires removal of O/C key to add motor drives MD-1 and 2; couplings provided for automatic film advance, shutter release, rewind button, and back opening for motor drives MD-1, -2 and -3; coupling provided for automatic film rewind for motor drives MD-1 and MD-2

Camera back:

Hinged; opens by turning O/C key to Open position
interchangeable with 250 exposure magazine back MF-1 and 750 exposure magazine back MF-2
interchangeable with stop back MF-3
interchangeable with data back MF-10 and 250 exposure magazine data back MF-11

Body finish:

Black or chrome available

Body dimensions (W x H x D):

152.4 x 125.4 x 100.0 mm (6.00 x 4.31 x 3.94 in) with DP-1, -2, or -12 finders

Body weight:

1134g (2.50 lb) with DP-1
1219g (2.69 lb) with DP-2
1021g (2.25 lb) with DP-12

List price:

$659.59 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-1 finder (1972)
$849.50 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-2 finder (1973)
$919 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-2 finder (1974)
$919 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-2 finder (1975)
$961 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-2 finder (1976)
$1032.50 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-12 finder (1977)
$1278 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-12 finder (1978)
$1278 US with 50f/1.4 lens and DP-12 finder (1979)


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