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Nikon FE2
Full Specifications:

Type of camera: Electronically controlled 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) focal plane shutter camera
Usable film: Any cartridge-type 35mm film
Picture format: 24mmx36mm
Lens Mount: Nikon bayonet mount; meter coupling lever provided; meter coupling lever release button not provided
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel, metal-focal-plane shutter with titanium curtains
Shutter speeds: On Auto: stepless speeds from 8 to 1/4000sec.
On Manual: 16 quartz-controlled speeds from 8 to 1/4000sec.
On Mechanical: M250 (1/250sec.); B for long exposure
Viewfinder: Fixed eyelevel pentaprism type, 0.86X magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity, 93% frame coverage
Focusing screen: Interchangeable matte/Fresnel focusing screen with central split-image rangefinder spot and microprism collar (Nikon Type K2) as standard; two other types of screens available optionally (Type B2 and E2)
Viewfinder display: Shutter speed scale, ADR aperture f-number in use, exposure compensation mark, meter needle (black), shutter speed/exposure mode indication needle (green), outside-exposure-range warning mark.
Reflex mirror: Automatic instant-return mirror
Automatic Maximum Aperture Indexing (AI): Provided
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL) center-weighted full aperture exposure measuring system using a pair of SPD's (silicon photodiode)
Metering range: EV1 to EV18 (f/1.4 at lsec. to f/8 at 1/4000sec. with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA/ISO 100)
Photo diode: Three SPD's for metering, TTL automatic flash output control
Film speed range: ASA/ISO 12 to 4000
Exposure compensation: Via dial provided; -2EV to +2EY in one-third increments
Exposure memory lock: Via self-timer lever
Film-advance lever: Single stroke; 30° stand-off angle and 135° winding angle
Automatic film wind: MD11/MD-12 Motor Drive
Frame counter: Additive type; automatically resets "S", three frames before "1", when camera back is opened;on auto mode, shutter speed is automatically set to 1/250sec. until frame "1" is reached during blank exposures.
Film rewind: Via film rewind crank rotated after rewind button is depressed
Self-timer: Mechanical type; approx. l0 sec. exposure delay; setting "cancellable"
Aperture coupling: Instant resets maximum aperture, depth-of-field preview button provided
Multiple exposure: Via lever
Flash sync: On Auto: 1/250sec. On Manual: Sync with electronic fla 1/250sec. or lower, or a only when shutter speed between 1/500sec. and 1/4000 sec., sync with flashbulb at 1/30 or lower
Accessory shoe: Standard ISO type; hot shoe, ready-light, monitor and TTL control contacts provided
Ready-light: LED visible inside viewfinder; lights up when SB-16B, SB-15 or SB-E Speedlight Unit is fully charged; blinks to warn that the distance between subject and SB-16B or SB-15 Speedlight reaches the working limitation of SB-16B or SB-15 on TTL mode
Camera back: Interchangeable with MF-l6 or MF-12 Data Back; pops open when the film rewind knob is pulled up as camera back is pushed counterclockwise; hinged type; memo holder provided
Power source: Three types are usable;3V lithium hattery (1 x CR-1/3N type); 2x 1.55Y silver-oxide battery (S-76 or SR44 type); 2x 1.5V alkaline-manganese battery (LR-44 type)
Exposure meter switch: Depressing shutter release button halfway turns on; meter stays on for 16sec. after finger is lifted off button, then automatically turns off when MD-12 attached, depressing the MD-12's trigger button halfway turns off approx. 66 seconds later
Battery consumption: In storage: Approx. 4 ohm A; Metering: Approx. 5mA; Shutter releasing: Approx. 14mA; Exposure compensation LED lighting: approx. lmA
Battery check: By observing the meter needle movement; shutter locked at battery exhaustion; unlocked by shutter dial M250/B setting
Dimensions: (body only) Approx. 142.5mm(W) x 90.0mm(H) x 57.5mm(D)
Weight (body only): Approx. 550g

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This Nikon FE2 site is comprised of three major sections. The first details the basic camera operations (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11) the next outlines on some technical notes ( Page: A | B | C | D | E | F | G ) and the last details the shared resources with other camera bodies in the FM/FM2/FM2n/FE and the FA series. Thus

Recent Upload: Nikon FE2 with Aluminum Shutter Contributed by Mr. William F Kleimenhagen <>

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 any of these manual focus Nikon FE series SLR camera models; please ignore some portion of the content contained herein this site where it relates.

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Shared Resources: MD-11 | MD-12 | 3rd Party Power Winder Only for FM2(n)/FE2/FA | Focusing Screens | Titanium Shutter | Flash Units - | SB-15 | SB-10 | SB-16B & Other Options | Databack | Nikkor lens mount (related info)

Others:- Nikon AF-TTL Speedlights | SB-20 (1986) | SB-22 (1987) | SB-23 | SB-24 (1988) | SB-25 (1991/2) | SB-26 (1994) | SB-27(1997) | SB-28 (1997) | Nikon SB-29(s) (2000) | Nikon SB-30 (2003) | Nikon SB-600 (2004) | Nikon SB-800 (2003) Nikon AF-TTL Speedlight DX-Series: Nikon SB-28DX (1999) | SB-50DX (2001) | SB-80DX (2002)

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  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

Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number: by: my friend, Rick Oleson by: Hansen, Lars Holst

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 any of these manual focus Nikon FE series SLR camera models; please ignore some portion of the content contained herein this site where it relates.

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Credit: Chuck Hester for some of his beautiful images used in this site; Ted Wengelaar®, Holland for his continuous flow of input; Lars Holst Hansen, Danish 'Hawkeye' who shares the same passion; Mr Poon from Poon photo for their input; Ms Miss Rissa (Sales Manager) & members of the Technical Service dept. of Shriro Malaysia, local distributor of Nikon cameras in Malaysia & Singapore, in providing so many useful input to make this site possible. Special thanks to Mr MC Lau, who has helped with his images of the MF-12 databack. Michael Tan, Pertama Photo (603-2926505) for lending his original Titanium Shutter Display Unit. Dave Hoyt who has prepared the introductory page and offer some images of his FE2 in this site.. Hiura Shinsaku, Nikomat ML, Japan for his contribution on all the various images; A contributing site to a long lost friend on the Net. Note: Certain content and images appeared in this site were either scanned from official marketing leaflets, brochures published by Nikon and/or contribution from surfers who claimed originality of their own work to publish in this site based on educational merits. The creator of this site will not be responsible for any discrepancies that may arise from such possible dispute except rectifying them after verification."Nikon", "Nikkormat", "Nippon Kokagu KK" & "Nikkor" are registered tradename of Nikon Corporation Inc., Japan. Made witha PowerMac.