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

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Nikon filters are made of optical glass, ground and polished so that both surfaces are optically flat and parallel. Nikkor lenses and Nikon filters are made for each other. For best results, use Nikon filters on Nikkor lenses. The filters are available in both screw-in and series mounts, depending on the lens.

Putting a filter onto your lens make a lot of sense even if you are not using them as it serves the purprose to protect your investment into the lenses. For those who believes the fllter may degrade optical quality, you can always put one on and take them off during shooting session.

Except for the R60, no Nikon filter requires exposure compensation when used with the Nikon F2AS Photomic. When using the R60 filter under tungsten light, increase the exposure by one f-stop more than indicated by the exposure meter.

Note: If you wish to leave a filter on the lens to protect the lens against accidental damage, the use of the L37 or L37C filter is recommended.

Finder Eyecup

The soft rubber finder eyecup screws directly onto the finder eyepiece to prevent extraneous light from entering the viewfinder. For those who works lengthy hours with their camera, this also provides better eye relief , it is a cheap but worthwhile investment.

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When using an eyepiece correction lens with a finder eyecup, it is recommended to use the Nikkormat type eyecup. First, fit the lens into the eyecup in advance. Then screw the assembly onto the finder eyepiece.

Eyepiece Correction Lenses

The nine eyepiece correction lenses are designed to permit nearsighted and farsighted users to view and focus without their glasses. Available in -2, - 3, - 4, - 5, 0, +0.5, +1, +2 and +3 diopters, each representing the combined dioptry of the lens and the finder. Simply screw into the finder eyepiece.

Camera Cases

Available in hard, semi-soft or soft (pouch) construction, Nikon camera cases offer excellent protection for your camera body and mounted lens. Various case sizes are available to accommodate most Nikkor lenses mounted on the camera body.

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Type of camera: 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR)
Picture format: 24mm x 36mm (35mm~film format)
Lens mount: Nikon F mount (bayonet type)
Lenses available: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2.0 or 55mm f/1.2 as standard; more than 80 Nikkor lenses in all
Shutter: Horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter; speeds of from 1 to 1/2000 second and "B"; speeds of from 2 to 10 seconds available via built-in self-timer; intermediate settings possible between 1/80 and 1/2000 second; shutter release via shutter button or self-timer
Flash synchronization: Automatic selection as shutter speed is set; hotshoe contact with built-in safety switch provided; one threaded PC terminal provided for off-camera flash operation
Synchronization range: 1/2000 - 1/125 sec., 1/30 - 1sec. and "B" for FP bulbs; 1/30 - 1sec. and "B" for M and MF bulbs; 1/80 -1sec. and "B" for electronic flash
Accessory shoe: Special Nikon-type built into body; fitted with hot-shoe contact and electric safety switch which turns on contact as flash unit is mounted
Viewfinder: Interchangeable eye level pentaprism type with built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter (model DP-12); selected aperture and shutter speed indicated below view field; eyepiece shutter provided.
Focusing screen: Matte Fresnel field with central split image rangefinder surrounded by microprism ring; 12mm diameter reference circle defines area of meter center-weighting; Nikon Type K screen
Reflex mirror: Instant-return type; lockup lever provided Exposure metering: Through-the-lens, center-weighted, full-aperture measurement employing two silicon photo diodes (SPD) for fast response; exposure correctly set by adjusting for illumination of single central light emitting diode (LED) indicator; meter cross-coupled with both diaphragm and shutter speed controls and automatically indexed as lens is mounted; powered by two 1.5V silver-oxide batteries
Metering range: EV
- 2 ~ EV 17 (i.e., f/1.4 at 8 sec. - f/8.0 at 1/2000 sec.) with 50mm f/1.4 lens and ASA 100
Film speed scale: Setting provided for ASA12 - 6400
Lens diaphragm coupling: Built-in meter coupling lever for Nikkor lenses capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing; meter/diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2 to f/32 provided
Film winding: Via single-stroke lever with 120° winding angle and 20° standoff angle; lever also serves as meter ON/OFF switch
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; coupling provided on base plate for rewind via motor drive
Depth-of-field preview: Via button provided on front of camera
Body finish: Satin-chrome and semi-gloss black
Dimensions: 152.5mm x 102mm x 64.5mm
Weight: 840g (body only)

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