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Nikon F2AS Photomic w/DP-12 Prism - Index Page

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The Nikon F2AS Photomic camera offers the serious photographer the ultimate in quality, performance, convenience and versatility. It was also the most sophisticated metered prism among all finders available for the Nikon F2. F2AS was also regarded by many Nikon fans and collectors alike as being the most collectible among all regular production Nikon SLR models as it represents the best and finest example of mechanical excellence the seventies which stretches the imagination of the designer and precision production to its limit. In fact, when the electronic Nikon F3 was introduced officially to replace the Nikon F2, the F2AS was commanding a higher premium in its retailed price than the new third generation professional camera.

The Nikon F2 is essentially an all mechanical SLR camera but the underlying fact is that it was also engineered to take the guesswork out of photography with some automatic features. It can be "transformed" into an automatic shutter priority camera via a dedicated attachment.

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Apart from this, the Nikon photographic system had grown into such a comprehensive system that it helped to open up numerous possibilities with its wealth of system accessories which includes three high performance motor drive units, interchangeable film backs of varying length, not less than 9 metered/non-metered prisms, close to 20 types of focusing screens and numerous combination of macro/close-up accessories.

And at the same time, the soul of the Nikon system (download a PDF File (700k) of Nikon system as at Nikon f2AS) - the Nikkor lens family has grown into easily the most comprehensive among any 35mm manufacturer with over 50 choices of top rated optics which was constantly refined with newer and exciting optical innovations. To get the most out of your Nikon F2AS Photomic, study the instructions carefully and practice using the controls before you attempt to start using the camera actively for any important photographic assignments.

You can choose to either bookmark this site or you can select to print copies from selected content for your future reference until you have totally mastered its basics, and follow the suggestions for camera care given at the last few sections in this site.


Foreword .......
Preparation for use: Installing the batteries | Checking the batteries | Loading the film | Prior to shooting | Memo holder | Setting the film speed | Operation of camera controls: Setting the shutter speed | Setting the aperture | Film-advance lever | Frame counter | T-L fingerguard | Self-timer | Unloading film | Holding the camera | Shutter release operation | Operation via cable release | Focusing | Infrared photography | Film-plane indicator | Depth of field: Depth-of-field preview button | Depth-of-field indicators | Exposure measurement: Determining exposure | Exposure Control | Metering range |
low-light metering | Time exposures | Eyepiece shutter operation | High-contrast lighting situations | Stop-down exposure measurement | Exposure compensation adjustments | Adjustments for focusing screens| Adjustments for film compensation | Multiple exposures | Mirror lockup ....... Flash synchronization . . Viewfinder Ready light | Finder illuminator .... Tips on camera care | Changing lens . . Coupling lever lock / release operation | Changing the viewfinder | Changing the focusing screen | Focusing screen selector guide | Focusing screen selector chart
Accessories: DS-12, Lens Hood, Filters, Finder Eyecup, Eyepiece, cases ....... Specifications ....Instruction Manual of F2AS in PDF format (1.3MB) via e-mail request.


BEFOFE you proceed with the rest of the content baked for you in this site, it will be easier for you to click open a new window with a copy of the Main Reference Map and see if it is useful for your reference.
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W A R N I N G: The New G-SERIES Nikkor lenses have no aperture ring on the lens, they CANNOT ADJUST APERTURES with Nikon F2AS; please ignore some portion of the content contained herein this site where it relates.

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Credit: Chuck Hester, US for his patience, encouragement and help to setup the various content in this site; Robert Johnson for some of his original images on the F2H-MD appeared in this site; my ex-staff, KiaSu for his superb 3-D logo appeared in this Nikon F2 site; Marc Vorgers from Holland who generously provide me with some of his images of F2AS; MCLau®, who has so much time with me to re-edit the content in this site and not to mention buying a Nikon Coolpix 990 just for this site. Keat Photo, Kuala Lumpur for providing their Nikon F2A to take some images for this site; again, Mr Edward Ngoh the great camera collector who provides us his collection of F2AS with MD-2; for their images on the Speed Magny film backs; Sean Cranor for his image on Nikon F2 25th Anniversary Model; Ted Wengelaar®, Holland for his continuous flow of input on some of the early Nikon bodies; CYLeow ® , photo editor of the Star newspaper, Malaysia for some of his images used in this site. Ms Rissa Chan, Sales manager from Shriro Malaysia who has helped to provide some of the very useful input. HiuraShinsaku®, Nikomat ML, Japan for some of his images on various F2 models; my staff, Wati, Maisa, Mai and my nephew, EEWyn®, who volunteered and helping me did so many of the film scanning works. Contributing photographers or resellers: Jen Siow, Foo KokKin, Arthur Teng, Mark Fallander, John Ishii, Ed Hassel, YoonKi Kim, Jean-Louis, M.Dugentas (Dell, Mr "Arsenall" and a few images mailed in from surfers with no appropriate reference to their origin. Dedicated to KU Yeo, just to express our mutual regrets over the outcome of a recent corporate event. Made with a PowerMac, broadcast with a Redhat Linux powered server.

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