Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Nikon F2AS Photomic w/DP-12 Prism
Instruction Manual - Part IVa

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When interchanging lenses, finders, etc., your camera is susceptible to the entry of dust or other contaminants. It is a good idea to clean moving body parts frequently to prevent the buildup of dust; here, a lens brush and blower will come in very handy. When blowing out the interior of the camera, however, avoid contact with the shutter curtains, as they are easily damaged. Also, wipe the outer body surfaces using a silicone-impregnated cleaning cloth to remove fingerprints, etc. quickly and easily. (Note that a silicone impregnated cleaning cloth should never be used to clean the lens surfaces.)

When exposed to sudden temperature changes or high humidity, condensation may form on the lens surfaces. After using in these
situations, always dry the camera thoroughly (and slowly) at room temperature and, then, store in a cool, dry location. Remember that failure to dry out the camera may result in the growth of fungus on lens surfaces—a condition that will render your camera useless.

Should your camera be accidentally dropped on the floor or in water, take it to your dealer immediately for servicing. Thorough servicing can be guaranteed only at an authorized dealer.

Always store the camera in an ever-ready case or compartment case when not in use. And be sure that the lens cap is attached to the lens. Do not leave film in the camera for a long period of time, and never store the camera with the shutter or self-timer cocked.

Never lubricate any part of the camera. Lubrication should be left to an authorized service center. Prior to a holiday trip or important shooting assignment, test your camera (including changing batteries, if necessary) for proper operation.

Observe normal battery handling procedures for maximum performance at all times. Be sure to: Clean batteries periodically (wiping with a rough cloth will remove residues that might otherwise impede performance); install batteries properly, checking for proper polarity; remove batteries when not using the equipment for an extended period; change weak batteries promptly to prevent leakage within the camera; store unused batteries properly (in a cool, dry location) to maximize service life; dispose of batteries properly (do not burn); and keep out of the reach of children. For details regarding battery performance, refer to the original manufacturer.

Lens Changing

One of the biggest reason why one invests into a SLR system is its ability to take in great number of lenses and yet project a direct view through the lens. The Nikon photographic system has one of the best and most comprehensive choices of optic in any 35mm system. Nikon differentiate their lenses as "Nikkor" and they had actually produced more than 200 lens type since its inception. The manual focus Nikkor lens family paramount during the mid-eigthies to more than 70. So, perhaps that is one of the many reasons why the Nikon system is till attractive to many as even the used market you will find there have plenty of such top rated optic around. Anyway, to enjoy such clear advantage, obviously you need to learnt how to change a lens.

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To remove the lens from the camera body, press the lens release button and, holding the button depressed, twist the lens clockwise as far as it will go. With this action, the lens will come loose and can be lifted out.

To mount a lens fined with a meter coupling ridge, perform the following: Check that the finder's meter coupling lever is released; position the lens in the camera's lens mounting flange so that the mounting indexes on the lens and camera body are aligned; and, then, twist the lens counterclockwise until it clicks and locks into place. These steps provide for full mounting of the lens, while simultaneously indexing the lens' maximum aperture setting to the camera's Photomic finder.

To mount a lens not fitted with a meter coupling ridge, first lock the meter coupling lever in the up position (again, see "Coupling Lever Lock/Release Operation" for more details). Then mount the lens and lock it into position as explained previously. For operation with lenses not fitted with a meter coupling ridge, stop-down measurement is required.

Coupling Lever Lock/Release Operation

The camera's Photomic finder is fitted with a meter Coupling lever that provides for coupling between the finder's metering circuit and the lens' meter coupling ridge. When the camera body is used with lenses offering automatic maximum aperture indexing, the lever remains in the normal position.

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However, when the camera body is used with lenses and/or accessories not provided with this feature, the lever must be locked up to permit exposure measurement via the stop-down method.

To lock up the lever prior to mounting the lens, simply push upward and to the right until the lever clicks and locks into position. To release the lever for operation with a lens or accessory capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing, simply slide the coupling lever release (located just above the lever) to the right until the lever returns to its normal lowered position; then, mount the lens as explained previously.

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Perspective Control (PC) - 28mm 35mm PC-Micro 85mm
Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
Depth of Field Control (DC): 105mm 135mm
Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
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100~300mm | 180~600mm | 200~400mm | 200~600mm | 360~1200mm | 1200~1700mm

Tele-Converters: TC-1 | TC-2 | TC-200 | TC-201 | TC-300 | TC-301 | TC-14 | TC-14A | TC-14B | TC-14C | TC-14E | TC-16 | TC-16A | TC-20E


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