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F2 DP-1 Photomic Finder

The F2 that couples with a DP-1 is referred as F2 Photomic. The DP-1 which comes with the Nikon F2 Photomic utilizes Nikon's through-the-lens center-weighted exposure measurement at full aperture by centering the needle; stop down control is possible. Fully interchangeable with other F2 Nikon viewfinders, this finder is designed for Non-AI lenses.

Note: The information contained herein is quite basic; if you want to find out MORE information relating to this metered prism; you may go to the Nikon F2 site and look for THREE sections:

Prisms | DP-1 Finder | Nikon F2 Photomic

It makes for easier and correct exposure settings - even in low light level. The metering range is from EV 1 to EV 17 (f/1.4, 1 sec. to f/8, 1/2000 sec. with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100), it uses a CdS cells and resistors. Complete exposure information is visible in the viewfinder, including the match meter needle with plus (+) and minus (-) markings and the selected aperture and shutter speed settings. For added convenience, the meter needle is visible a top the DP-1's housing and thus, it is not necessary to check inside the viewfinder for exposure checking or confirmation.

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New Upload: The Nikon F2 website - Modern Classic SLR series Please refer to the featured section at the Interchangeable finders section

Viewfinder info and metering display:

The Centre-Weighted metering system concentrates 50% weight ratio within the center 12mm diameter and the balance was gradually faded out in weight ratio for exposure measurement. The power supply was from the camera body. To test the power, you can press the viewfinder's battery test button. If sufficient power is provided, the needle in the viewfinder will swing to the far right to indicate its status.

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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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