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F2S (DP-2 Photomic Finder)

For a view when mounted
on the standard F2,
click here.
Another view is with the Servo-Motor-powered
EE aperture control attachment DS-1 mounted on the F2.

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-2 Finder | Nikon F2S Photomic

Optically, there is a lot of similarity between the DP-1 and the DP2. The DP-2 with a Nikon F2 will designate as F2S Photomic. It uses Nikon's through-the-lens center-weighted exposure measurement at full aperture, except that two arrow-shaped solid-state light emitting diodes takes the place of the conventional meter needle in the earlier model. Incidentally, it was the first Nikon to have a LED meter readout. + - LED readout will display over or under exposure. The shutter speed selected and aperture in use can be visible inside.

The sensitivity of the DP-2 has improved very much from the DP-1, with a metering range of EV-2 to EV 17 (f/1.4, 8 sec. to f/8, 1/2000 sec. with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100), without the need of any booster attachment (Why this statement ? The "Booster" was a Canon used term to describe their metered prism). This permits metering to extend with lenses that has a larger aperture of f1.2 to f32. But more remarkable is at the shutter speed settings, where it can tune and adjust the shutter speed from its low of 1 sec to 1/2000 sec to a very low 2 sec to 10 seconds! You have to work in conjunction with the slef timer for the extended shutter speed adjustment. The ISO/ASA film speed setting is from ASA 12 to 6400.

Viewfinder info display:

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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

The plus mark glows red to indicate over-exposure, the minus mark to indicate under-exposure. Both light up evenly when correct exposure.

One marked advantage of the DP-2 is that, it can be used with Nikon's servo-rnotor-powered EE aperture control attachment DS-1(see above) for fully automatic shutter-speed priority exposure setting. The original Nikon F2S Photomic has only a black chrome version available.


F2SB (DP-3 Photomic Finder)

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-3 Finder | Nikon F2SB Photomic

Another finder is the Photomic SB Finder (DP3). Nikon's first SPD (Silicon photodiode cell) equiped finder which provides an more responsive, improved LED readout and overall reliability. The LEDs provided are 3 as opposed to 2 in the DP2. The metering is more precise and responsive than the earlier DP-2, the viewfinder still provides virtually 100% frame coverage

Sill workable with the EE-2 which provides Shutter Priority automation. It also comes with an eyepiece shutter to prevent stray light from affecting the accuracy of the meter. There is a separate display on the top of the prism for easier reference. Further, shutter speed illumination and flash ready light is also added to its impressive list of features.

The SB's metering range is EV-2 to EV 17 (f/1.4, 8 sec. to f/8, 1/2000 sec. with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100). Other operational sequences are identical with DP-2.

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-

 Under-exposure exceeding more than 1 stop

O -

 Under-exposure between 1/5 to 1 stop

+ O

 Suggested correct exposure

+ O

 Over-exposure between 1/5 to 1 stop

+

 Over-exposure exceeding more than 1 stop


Click here for a view with the camera body attached or bookmarked here for future reference.

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

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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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