Main Specifications for Nikkormat FT-2


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Type: 35mm single-lens reflex camera
Picture format: 24mm x 36mm (35mm format)
Lens mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4 or 55mm f/1.2 as standard. More than 45 Nikkor interchangeable lenses are available.
Shutter: Metal focal-plane shutter with vertical (downward) movement; speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec., plus B.

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Synchronization: Automatic MX switchover with shutter speed setting. Hot-shoe contact with safety switch and threaded synch terminal.
Range of synch: M, FP - 1/1000 - 1/250 sec., 1/30 - 1 sec and B MF - 1/30 - 1 sec. and B; X - 1/125 - 1 sec. and B
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism; focusing screen consists of matte Fresnel field with central microprism/split-image rangefinder (K-type).

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Reflex mirror
: Instant return mirror; independent mirror lock-up control. Exposure meter: Through-the-lens CdS meter, center-weighted at full aperture. Powered by a single 1.5V silver-oxide battery. Needle visible in finder and atop the body; plus and minus markings provided. Couples with both diaphragm and shutter speed dial.
Metering range
: EV3 - EV17 (e.g., f/1.4, 1/4 sec. - f/11, 1/1000 sec at ASA 100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens);
ASA range: 12 - 1600;
Maximum aperture range: f/1.2 - f/5.6;
Aperture coupling range: f/1.2 - f/32.
Film-advance lever: Single-stroke winding lever with 20° stand-off angle and 135° winding angle.
Meter ON/OFF: Film-advance lever also serves as meter on-off switch.
Frame counter: Additive type with automatic reset to "S"; two frames before "0".
Rewinding: Crank type.
Depth-of-field preview: Preview button provided,
Weight: 880g (without lens)
Dimensions: 148mm x 96mm x 54mm

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* Credit: A Great thanks to Mr Denis Pleic for his volunteering effort to reedit content and and patching some grammatical mistakes found in this section of the PIM site. Miss Rissa (Marketing) & Edward (Techical) of Shriro Malaysia, distributor of Nikon cameras in Malaysia, in providing so many useful inputs to make this site possible. Mr Hong, Ipoh for lending me his FT2 to take some of the images used in this site. This site is created for his eldest son, Yuen who has picked up his father's hobby and the FT-2. My friend, John Walls from Florida, US for his images of the FTn body and the Zoom Nikkor 43-86mm.

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