This book goes through the differences quite clearly, and gets you using the camera without duplicating the instruction manual. It was manufactured by nikon in japan from 1978 to 1983, and was available new from dealer stock until c. The selftimer lever is underneath the speed selector and counts down from 10 seconds, with a flashing led that blinks faster the last two. If the image below looks like your camera, click below to see the full. Peter russell, a professional photographer based in somerset, england. Before the age of cheap electronic data backs, nikon turned out this mechanical answer to imprinting data on your film. Soif you want to shoot at 11500 you can do that placing the weel just beetwen 1.
To obtain the best results, keep this instruction manual handy until youve become thoroughly familiar with the fe2s oper ation. Our library contains more than six hundred factory service manuals, repair articles, and tutorials for repairing cameras and other types of photographic equipment. This bookshelf features 12 books helping users to master theirs. Previously, i had been using the nikon f2 photomic as and nikon fe combination. Nikon f, nikkor, nikon coolscan, nikkormat fs, nikkormat ftn, nikon f3, nikon f2, nikon f4s, nikon f5, nikon f6, nikkores 35 reflex. The basic f2 body is a fully mechanical modular body with the standard prism without any builtin exposure meter. Known as much for their considerable heft as for the. My first nikon as a wee lad in the early 1980s was the fm. The f2 is the nikon prolevel system camera that followed the nikon f, and in every way it is an incremental but significant improvement over the nikon f. The nikon f2as is the last of the f2 line which spanned the decade from 1971 to 1981, and was the last fully mechanical camera made by nikon. Nikon f2 photomic instruction manual, user manual, pdf.
Online camera manual library this is the full text and images from the manual. The base configuration of the f2 with the metered dp1 finder is an allmanual camera. Nikon and nikkor brochures, instruction manuals, leaflets, guides, price lists, parts lists and other hardtofind literature covering, but not limited to, the following. Even if the speed you need to match your needle is not on the speeds wheel,you can put it in beetwen,and the camera will shoot just the way you want it to. The paper seems to be just a better grade of newsprint, so the pictures arent the highest quality, but good enough to see detail. Its development in part was fueled by cameras developed for nasa for apollo and skylab missions. Service manuals, schematics, eproms for electrical technicians. And, just as the nikkormat nikomart, it functioned as an exposure meter, and was very well received. The shutter speed dial, on the top cover just to the right of the viewfinder, locks on a to enable aperture priority.
Complete nikon f2 users guide hove modern classics paperback february 1, 1996. Adjustment and cleaning of nikon dp1 meter finder for the f2. My name is sover wong and you may have heard of me from various nikon related web sites. A brief outline of the nikon f2 photomic manual focus slr film camera. That plus the motor drive would allow me to change film rolls between plays at a college or pro football game. The nikon f2 is the camera to beat all cameras in many photographers eyes. With the photomic t n finder, the metering became centerweighted. The nikon f2as is large and heavy, but i am built sturdily and it seldom fatigues me even after a long day slung off my shoulder. Naturally, the md2 was one of the fastest motor drive available offtheshelf during the seventies. Real photographers at the time, i thought, didnt use an autoexposure camera.
The f2as is a f2 body with the photomic as metered prism and was launched in 1977. True but this was my dads camera and it has a special place in my heart. The site is not finished will never be and i am continously adding subjects. Nikonians and rocky nook, a prestigeous publisher of photography books, entered into an exciting joint venture since 2008 to produce tutoring books on the most popular nikon cameras, showing users how to master theirs. While there, from the shelf a beautiful, old f with the ftn photomic. All nikon user manuals for nikon cameras and speedlights nikonians. Poor mans nikon or not, nikkormats soon became as popular as the nikon f and its replacement camerathe nikon f2, in 1971, and deservedly so. A few minutes wisely invested now will pay off later in many years of rewarding photographic experiences. Today i find myself trolling ebay looking at nikon f2s with the eye level prism.
The nikon f offers the quality performance, handling convenience and versatility you need for truly professional shooting. To get the best results from your camera, a thorough familiarity with its operation is essential. Here you can download user manuals for nikons slr and dslr cameras and speedlights in pdf format. In addifion, the sbll has a tilting flash head allowing you fo bounce fhe lighf off fhe ceiling or walls.
The f2 is, for me, the most durable nikon ever made. Nikons followup camerathe nikon f2, began production in 1971, overlapping the final f production runs, and ended in 1980. It has an elegance in design that i always have enjoyed using. Manual for the nikon f, nikkormat and nikon f2 from a board of experts. The nikon fs interchangeable finder enabled it to incorporate ttl metering later. Nikonians and rocky nook, a prestigeous publisher of photography books, entered into an exciting joint venture since 2008 to produce tutoring books on the most popular nikon cameras. Okay, to be fair, the nikon f3t might be the most wellloved of all hardworking 35mm slrs by a slim margin, but the f2 was the gold standard workhorse for a decade or more. The nikon f2 was the king of newspaper and magazine photography of the 1970s. All nikon user manuals for nikon cameras and speedlights. Nikon f2a photomic instruction manual pdf download. When i was 15 i was taking intro to photography in high school in tempe, arizona. Nikon f2 photomic instruction manual, user manual, pdf manual.
The f2as is my alltime favorite nikon prolevel system camera. This series has built a splendid reputation by providing a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of each new camera, explaining the. Nikon fa cameranikon is part of camera camera nikon excellent ways for the greatest from the photography good old friend. I made this photo in the bethel united methodist church cemetery in northwest indianapolis on expired kodak gold. Diagram 1 bookshelf speakers rubber feet surround speakers domed rubber feet place on back or bottom, depending if wall mounted center channel adjustable post wall mounting surround speakers caution. We have been in business for over 40 years and have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers all over the world. The camera itself needed no batteries, though the prism light meter did and of course the motor drive. Nikon digital camera quick start guide and instruction manual coolpix 2200 6 pages digital camera nikon d810 user manual singlelens reflex digital camera 530 pages. Nikon dedicated flash unit, plus rapid film advance up to 3. The nikon f2 is an extraordinarily well made allmechanical slr. The nikon fe is an advanced semiprofessional level, interchangeable lens, 35 mm film, singlelens reflex slr camera. Contrasty, sharp, fast, id like to have a few more mm on the wide end, but then nikon would have trouble pushing their 1755, wouldnt they the af is very fast and works well on the d2hs and d70s. Pictures uploaded are considered an important part of this description. The f2 system includes all sorts of interchangeable finders, focus screens, 250exposure backs and motor.
The nikon f2 is an allmetal, mechanically springs, gears, levers controlled, manual focus slr with manual exposure control. Battle of the apsc and m43 latest generation flagship cameras at high 3200 iso nikon d7100, sony nex7, olympus epl5, olympus em1, panasonic gx7, panasonic g6 for comparison, the nikon d600, nikon v2 and fuji xf1 updated april 2018. The nikon f2 is an allmetal, mechanicallycontrolled springs, gears, levers, manual focus slr with manual exposure control. Here are seven instructions guides manual you may need on how to repair restore diy clean, lubricate, and adjust nikon f, nikon f2, nikon f3, nikon f4 and nikon f5 slr cameras. Ais, af and afs lenses made from 1983 through today also work flawlessly so long as they have an aperture ring. Nikon f2 service manual download, schematics, eeprom. An f2 with an md2 is solid, reliable, noisy as hell, heavy, what more could you ask for. Accessory shoe accepts the nikon flash unit bc7 or flash unit adapter. Quick overview super fast, super quiet lens using nikons silent wave motor technology lightweight supertelephoto lens thats ideal for pj, sports and nature photography ma switch for fast transitions from af to manual focus no power drain when manually focusing also available in light grey. Before proceeding, read the description, cautions, and download and installation instructions. The new digital slrs that nikon puts out are still capable of accepting the old lenses, and a nice manualfocus lens can come in handy when youre shooting hd video. Nikon f2a photomic manual camera body with user manual, leather case with neck strap, filters and canvas bag. The fe uses a metalbladed, verticaltravel focal plane shutter with a speed range of 8 to 1 second, plus. Fulfillment by amazon fba is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in amazons fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
Complete nikon f2 users guide hove modern classics. The dyecast aluminum nikkormat bodies are as solid as the nikon fseries cameras, and though nikkormats have fixed prism housings the prisms on fseries cameras could be swapped out for dedicated. The nikon fm10 is often overlooked and sneered at by purists as not a true nikon. Receive a high quality printed and bound manual in days. Its an expensive lens, but well worth it if you need a fast, f2. The f2 replaced the nikon f, adding many new features a faster 12000second maximum shutter speed, a swing open back for easier.
But regardless of its lineage the fm10 is everything you need it to be, as chris atwood explains. The nikon f2 is so good that many photographers including myself preferred to pay more for used nikon f2s in the early 1980s after they were discontinued than to pay less for a brandnew nikon f3 with which nikon replaced it. This web site documents my nikon f collection and is trying to show the evolution of the nikon f system. F2 data body with f2as finder, mf10 back, md1 motor. The nikon f2 photomic film camera is not only a camera of now legendary status, it is also, arguably, considered by many as the best slr film camera produced by nikon. Nikon history, nikon service manuals, nikon repair manuals free download. Theres an argument nikon could release something truer to say the f2 or the fmfe series rather than the af df, maybe they will but the market would id guess be limited. Nikon f2as photomic instruction manual pdf download. The camera itself needed no batteries, though the prism light meter did and of course the motor drive if added. The nikon f2 can work at any shutterspeed beetwen 1sec and 12000 sec. If you arent completely happy just return the manual for a full refund. The biggest similarity between the nikon f and the f2 was most likely the finder composition.
The nikon f3 was electronic, and was not trusted to meet professional demands under all conditions. Nikon cannot guarantee the f5s performance when it is used with other than nikon brand accessories. Accessories from other manufacturers may not meet nikons criteria for specifications, and nonconforming accessories could damage the f5s components. Like all the other users i am a big fan of the 3570 f2. After sitting on my bookshelf for years, i just ordered a meter battery and a roll of trix. The dp12 equipped nikon f2as photomic was the most expensive of the nikon f2 variants and this is also true today on the second hand market, this is because the nikon f2as photomic was the the last of the series and therefore the most evolved of the nikon f2 cameras, its replacement, the nikon f3, was electronic. Unfollow nikon f2 photomic to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. I later bought a nikon f and then an f2a, which was my dream camera.
The f2 replaced the nikon f, adding many new features. The repair manuals for f finder and f3 finder are also included. Download manuals, software, and firmware for digital cameras and other imaging devices. I am a regular contributor to the yahoo nikonmf, nikonrepair, flickr, facebook f2 and mir groups, as i am a serious nikon f2 user, collector and repairer. Using a sony nex as a digital back for a nikon fe film slr. While the nikon mafia will likely argue that its because of superior optical quality, i think it has more to do with the fact that nikons are backwardscompatible.503 66 974 388 122 1330 1130 483 269 649 1570 1233 258 396 1492 336 1257 1390 226 1053 1292 122 623 1192 75 1603 987 933 864 952 865 949 645 386 73 906 1166 1060 1327