Nikon F2

Please have a look inside the legendary Nikon F2

When the first Nikon F was introduced in 1959 a new era took its beginning. Professional photographers got in their hands a 35mm SLR camera of very high quality and durability.

The Nikon F had a bayonet for interchangable lenses which still is up to date 4 decenniums later on. The camera was designed with the possibility of interchangable viewfinders and lightmeters as well as a motor-drive and a lot of usefull accessories.

In 1971 the Nikon F was followed by the Nikon F2. In many ways the construction of both cameras was similar, but the Nikon F2 got a more rounded shape, a faster shutter and many other advances. Also the complete new-designed optional motor-drive MD-1 was strong, fast and durable.

As you can see on the pictures, each part of the camera was produced with an excellent finish. Even to day you can use the Nikon F2 as a professional tool: The bayonet of the camera fits even the most modern AF-S Nikkor lenses.

The body without frontplate and mirrorbox
The shuttercurtain-drum
The shuttercurtain-axles
The shuttermechanism seen from upside
The shuttermechanism seen from downside
The governor for slow shuttertimes from 1/60 to 1 sec.
The selftimer
The shuttertime-control
The winding-plate seen from downside
The Photomic DP-1

This Nikon F2 has been used by a professional photographer for nearly 30 years. He has dropped the camera several times and he has exposed it to dirt and water. But the Nikon F2 still works!!

And it can still be repaired. But if repair should be necessary, don´t try to do it your self. Giv the camera in the hands of an authorized repair-shop.