Modern Classic SLR Series
A Showcase of this unique-looking Nikon F2 SLR camera, pictures courtesy of "Jem Kime / Real Camera Co." but it was the eeffort of Mr. Gordon Moat <firstname.lastname@example.org> from A G Studio <http://www.allgstudio.com> who made it WORKs.
From: "cameras" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: SLIDE MAJIC SS-F2 camera Hi, Yes, that is fine. You can use the picture. We wonder how many of these were made? Let us know when your done the page so we can take a look. Any info you find is probably new to us. Thanks.--Genesis Camera - Genesis-Camera -
There is very little information relating to this camera. The closest I can get is from a Company in Germany that provide slide preparation system. But unfortunately, I have yet to receive any reply from them with the image that I enclose and see whether they are the Company that produced this camera. IF you have any information pertaining to this camera or its function, please mail in and beef up this section.
Credit: A recent posting by a gentleman named Paul Armstrong on the Nikon F3 Message Board provided some clue to its possible usage (I reproduced it exactly for your consumption but since have no way verify truthfulness, so - you may use that as a reading reference but it is the closest information I can gather for you ):
From : Paul Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org) It was made by Maximillian Kerr Associates Inc. in New Jersey. They are probably gone-It's past time for Max to have Retired. It was made for use in the slide-animation/Multi-image business that flourished in the 70's and 80's and died completely in the 90's as video equiptment and computergraphics became sharp enough and the colors vivid enough and the cost low enough to displace it. Slide were shot using this camera so that they're position when inserted in a pin-registered slide mount was repeatable within an advertised 1/10,000 inch. So if you shot several frames of a background, and the only thing that moved would be a person (from frame to frame) when the slides were projected(by a kodak ektagraphic projector) the person would appear to move(animation). The bread and butter part of this business was in having bulleted items for presentations "build" on the screen while being projected over photos,etc. at the same time.
Multiple projectors were aligned to show on the same screen at the same time and controlled by a computer. The various images would fade from image to image without the annoying "white screen" in between. this was very nice for advertising/sales presentations. The color and sharpness were superior to video. Max moved on to making an SS-F 3 & SS-F3II once Nikon came out with the F3. (I own one of the SS-F3's. I used an SS-F2 at work and it was a beautiful machine. Without the Pin Block on the back, it was still able to maintain frame to frame accuracy for animation/multi-image. Some SS-F2's had a Metal block on the back with pins that actually would drop into the film sprocket holes prior to exposure to assure alignment. Max also replaced plastic gears with machined steel to increase accuracy. He also incorporated a special grid in the viewfinder that was fixed(not removable) and was aligned so you could be assured that something centered in the viewfinder would be centered when projected on the screen. It was a very accurate system. The also had a light that could be shown through the viewfinder to project the grid image down onto a copy stand so you could align artwork, etc. without having to look in the viewfinder. - Paul Armstrong - (email@example.com)
Polaroid Speed Magny 100-2 by Mikami-Japan
A rare version of Nikon F2 accessory, it is a Polaroid attachment for Nikon F2 SLR cameras, made by Mikami-Japan
Other references that may also help: Nikon F2/T, Gold plated Nikon F2, Nikon F2H-MD, Nikon F2 DATA Camera Set, Nikon F2 Slidemagic SS-F2 system, Nikon F2A 25th Anniversary model, Nikon F2 Pin camera, Nikon F3 H-MD4/H; Hiura Shinsaku's Rare Nikon Models, Nikon F3 Limited Edition, Nikon F3 SpecialEdition, Nikon F3 Oxberry Pro; Nikon FM2n Millennium (Year of the Dragon), Nikon F5 50th Anniversary Model
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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
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