What is a Photomic Finder?
The Nikon Photomic FTn Finder is a rare metered finder that can be placed on Nikon F and Nikon F2 bodies. It has 6x magnifier viewfinder and semi-automatic maximum aperture indexing by mounting each lens with its aperture set at f/5.6. This finder allows viewing of the entire field of the focusing-viewing screen.
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Does Nikon F2 have a light meter?
The exposure meter of the Nikon F2 Photomic features a center-weighted thru-the-lens metering system coupled to the shutter-speed and lens-aperture controls. The meter reads the light over the entire focusing screen but favors a central area. This allows you to make precise reading of the selected subject area.
Is Nikon F3 better than F2?
The F3 was Nikon’s first TTL flash metering body, which means it is capable of more precise automatic flash exposure than the F2, but it was still quite rudimentary for TTL.
What film does a Nikon F2 use?
35 mm film
The Nikon F2 is a professional-level, interchangeable lens, 35 mm film, single-lens reflex (SLR) camera.
What is a metering prism?
It’s just an opaque screen that you can look down into from “waist level” and see your framing – reversed upside down and left to right, and pretty dim. There is usually some kind of. magnifying lens for focusing. Prisms have an eye piece that you look into.
Why is the Nikon F2 so good?
The Nikon F2 is an extraordinarily well made all-mechanical SLR. The F2 system includes all sorts of interchangeable finders, focus screens, 250-exposure backs and motor drives. The original Nikon F of 1959 put LEICA in the coffin, and the F2 was the camera the almighty himself used to hammer in the nails.
What is the difference between Nikon F2 and f2a?
The F2AS is my all-time favorite Nikon pro-level system camera. The basic F2 body is a fully mechanical modular body with the standard prism without any built-in exposure meter. The Nikon F2AS consists of the basic Nikon F2 body with the last model Photomic AS metered prism.
Why is the Nikon F3 so good?
Great for: Inexpensive, tough professional manual-focus, auto- and manual-exposure Nikon for use with manual and most AF lenses. Great for long automatic night exposures many minutes long. The F3 works with many bizarre finders and focus screens, if you’e a whacko.
Can Nikon F2 use non AI lens?
The Nikon F2 Photomic was pre-Ai and used what we now term as non-Ai lenses. There was an exposure meter housed entirely in the pentaprism and the connection was the “Rabbit Ears” on the lens that connected with a prong in the pentaprism….CAUTION: Mounting non-Ai lens guide.
What was the last film camera ever made?
Canon EOS-1V – Wikipedia.
Does Nikon F have a light meter?
Although there is no light meter in the spire, Nikon introduced an external clip-on meter (F clip-on meter) that can be mounted on the top of the large F. The meter has an aperture coupling rod.
Was the Nikon F2 used in Vietnam?
As you may know, the Nikon F2 was produced from 1971 to 1980 and widely used by Western professional photographers during the Vietnam War. It’s quite heavy, made of metal with titanium shutter curtain which reportedly has a lifespan 100,000 actuation. So, it’s like a tank in the battle field.