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Nikkormat EL2 and AW-1 Auto Winder - Specifications


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Specifications of EL2

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Type of camera:
35mm single-lens reflex with electronically controlled focal-plane shutter.
Picture format:
24mm x 36mm (35mm film format)
Lens mount:
Nikon bayonet mount
Lenses available:
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, f/2 or 55mm f/1.2 as standard; more than 70 Nikkors lenses in all
Electronically controlled metal focalplane shutter with downward vertical travel; stepless speeds from 8 to 1/1000 sec. on automatic; stepped speeds from 8 to 1/1000 sec. plus B on manual; Mechanical speed of 1/90 sec. when power is exhausted; shutter release via shutter release button or self-timer; delayed exposure via built-in self-timer up to 10 sec. (approx.)
Flash synchronization:
Automatic selection as shutter speed is manually set; hot-shoe contact (ISO type) with built-in safety switch provided; one threaded PC terminal provided for off-camera flash operation.
Synchronization range:
1/1000 - 1/250sec., 1/30 - 8 sec. and B for FP and M bulbs; 1/30-8sec. and B for MF bulbs; 1/125-8sec.-8 sec and B for electronic flash.
Accessory shoe:
ISO-type built into finder housing; fitted with hot-shoe contact and electric safety switch which turns on contact as flash unit is mounted.
Fixed eye-level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter; shutter-speed scale and needles visible in viewfinder; viewfinder magnification, 0.9X with 50mm lens set at infinity; finder coverage, approx. 92% of the picture field;
Focusing screen:
Matte Fresnel field with central splitimage rangefinder surrounded by microprism ring; 12mm-diameter reference circle defines area of meter center-weighing; similar to Nikon Type K screen;
Reflex mirror:
Instant-return type; lockup lever provided;
Exposure metering:
Through-the-lens, center-weighted, full aperture measurement using two silicon photodiodes (SPD) for fast response; positioned at both sides of the eyepiece; meter cross-coupled with both diaphragm and shutter speed controls;
Metering range:
EV1- EV18 (i.e., f/1.4 at 1 sec. - f/16 at 1/1000 sec. at ASA 100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens;
Film speed scale:
Settings provided for ASA 12 - 3200;
Exposure memory lock
Via self-timer lever
Exposure compensation:
EV +2 - EV-1 via exposure compensation ring
Lens diaphragm coupling:
Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing with maximum apertures of from f/1.2 to f/5.6; meter/diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32 provided;
Film winding:
Via single-stroke lever with 135 degrees winding angle and 30 stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter ON/OFF switch and shutter release lock; powered film advance with AW-1 Auto Winder attached;
Frame counter:
Shows number of frames exposed (additive type); automatically resets to "S" (two frames before "0") when camera back is opened;
Film rewinding:
Manual via film rewind crank;
Auto winder coupling:
Film advance coupling and electrical contacts provided
Depth-of-field preview:
Via button provided on front of camera
Body finish:
Satin-chrome or semi-gloss black
One 6V silver-oxide battery powers metering/shutter control system
Battery power checker:
Glows to indicate sufficient power when power check button is pressed;
Safety devices:
Shutter release lock, camera back lock; ASA lock, "A" setting lock' hot-shoe safety switch
880g (body only)
145mm (W) x 93mm (H) x 54mm (D)

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Film winding speed:
Approx. 0.5 sec. per frame
Pilot lamp:
LED lights up when in operation
Power switch:
ON/OFF switch provided
Power source:
Six 1.5V penlight batteries
280g (without batteries); 400g (with batteries)
145mm (W) x 39mm (D) x 40rnm (H)

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