Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Nikon F2s Photomic w/DP-2 Prism
Instruction Manual -
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FOREWORD

The Nikon F2-S Photomic offers the serious photographer the ultimate in quality performance, convenience and versatility. At the same time, it is engineered to take the guesswork out of photography with automatic features anyone can learn to use in minutes. While most older SLR system and in particular, mechanical SLR cameras are so much differently incorporation when compared with today's auto-everything high-tech SLR, to get the most out of your Nikon F2-S Photomic, you ought to study the instructions carefully and practice using the controls before you load any film in the camera.

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The Nikon F2S Photomic shown here was coupled with a Nikon MD-2 Motor Drive, DS-2 EE Aperture Control Unit.

Credit: Image(s) appeared herein courtesy of Mr. Vincenzo Montalto from Bestdeals$$$® <bestbuycamera@aol.com> "Bestdeals$$$", who also operates a very popular Ebay Store, selling many unique camera equipment of various brands and labels and some of the images shown here was kindly granted permission by the Company. All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

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While distribution of PDF file is "not encouraged" after the bitter episode I had with Nikon USA earlier with both the Nikon F3 and FA and thus, it is not going to have any "home made" PDF file for this instruction manual for downloading; but you can still make good use of the info provided in this site to get familiarize with this true classic from Nikon.

Well, for those who has a little time and patience to stay on the Net, you are welcome to bookmark or print all the pages in this site as a ready reference until you have mastered its basics.

It is not that difficult after all, spend a few moments here to familiarizing yourself with the camera would provide you a greater enjoyment hard to compared with today's modern multi-features SLRs.

CONTENTS

Foreword.........

Preparation for use: Installing the Batteries | Checking the batteries
Loading the Camera
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Film Loading/Unloading | Film-plane indicator | Frame counter | Film-advance lever | Memo holder | Setting the film speed (ASA) | Exposure Controls | Setting the shutter speed | Extra-long exposures | Time exposures | Setting the lens aperture\

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Exposure Measurement (Full-Aperture Method) | Turning on the meter | Determining exposure | Choice of shutter-speed/lens-aperture combinations | Extreme low-light metering | Metering range | Unusual light situations | Depth-of-field | Depth-of-field preview button | Depth-of-field scale | Holding the Camera | Reminder Checklist | Focusing and Shutter Release |

Flash Synchronization | Ready-light | Nikon Speedlights
Self-Timer | Mirror Lock | Multiple Exposures | Infrared Photography |
Changing the Lens | Maximum aperture indicator | Changing the Viewfinder | Changing the Focusing Screen | Interchangeable focusing screens | Exposure Measurement: Special Cases | Stop-down exposure measurement | Repro-copying, slide-copying and photomicrography | Exposure correction for special lens/focusing-screen combinations | System Accessories: Lens Hoods, Filters, Eyepiece Correction Lenses, Finder Eyecup, Motor Drives, EE Aperture Control Unit DS-1 Attachmenet Unit
Camera
Care & Maintenance
Technical
Specifications

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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.

System Accessories: Motor Drives / Prisms / Screens / Macro / Film Backs / Flash Other Accessories: DS-1 / DS-2 / DS-12 / eyepiece / DH-1 / cases / Cable releases / Miscellaneous

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Fisheye-Nikkor Lenses - Circular | Full Frame | Ultrawides Lenses - 13mm15mm18mm20mm | Wideangle Lenses - 24mm28mm35mm |
Standard
Lenses -
45mm 50mm 58mm | Telephoto Lenses - 85mm105mm135mm180mm & 200mm |
Super-Telephoto
Lenses - 300mm 400mm 500mm 600mm 800mm 1200mm |
Special Application lenses:
Micro-Nikkor Lenses - 50mm~55mm -60mm 85mm -105mm 200mm Micro-Zoom 70-180mm
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
Reflex-Nikkor Lenses - 500mm 1000mm 2000mm
Others: Noct Nikkor | OP-Nikkor | UV Nikkor 55mm 105mm | Focusing Units | Bellows-Nikkor 105mm 135mm
Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm
MF Zoom-Nikkor Lenses: 25~50mm | 28~45mm | 28~50mm | 28~85mm | 35~70mm | 36~72mm E | 35~85mm | 35~105mm | 35~135mm |
35~200mm | 43~86mm | 50~135mm | 50~300mm | 70~210mm E | 75~150mm E | 80~200mm | 85~250mm |
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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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/nikonfmount/lens2.htm
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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