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NOMENCLATURE

ShUTTPr-<nPf'r dial

T-L fi

ard

Shutter-speed scale

Mirror lockup lever

Depth-of-field preview button Self-timer

Timer index

Timer scale

Lens mounting flange

Motor drive shutter-release cou Motor drive film-advance cou Film rewind button
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Extra-long exposure scale

EE

re control contacts

Coupling lever release Threaded sync terminal

Neckstrap eyelet

Lens mounting index Lens release button

Meter coupling lever

Reflex mirror

Tripod socket Battery chamber
OIC key Memo holder

Depth-of-fiel d indicators Distance scale Aperture scale Aperture-direct-readout scale Meter coupling ridge
Finder release lever Film re w ind knob Accessory shoe Fi lm rewind cra n k Hot-shoe con tac t Finder release button Ready-light contact Eyepiece shutter control External " correct exposure" indicator

Aperture/Distance scale index Focusing ring
Meter coupling shoe Aperture ring
EE servo coupling post
ASA film-speed scale Shutter-release button
Frame counter Film-advance lever
Meter ON index Shutter-speed dial lock ASA film-speed index ring
Illuminator switch Viewfinder eyepiece (w / ready-light)

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Foreword

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Preparation for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6

Installing the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . .. 6

Checking the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . .. 6

Loading the film. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Prior to shooting ................ 8

Memo holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 9

Setting the film speed .... .. . . . . . .. 9

Operation of camera controls . . . . . . . .. 10

Setting the shutter speed . . .. .. . . . .. 10

Setting the aperture . .. . ..... . .. .. 10

Film-advance lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Fra me cou nter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

T -L fingerguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Self-timer ..... .. .... . ... . .. . . . 12

Unloading film ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Holding the camera ............... . 14

Shutter release operation . . .. .. .... . . 15

Operation via cable release . . . . . . . . . . 15

Focusing ... .. .... . . ....... . ... . 16

Infrared photography . . ... ... .... . 18

Film-plane indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Depth of field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Depth-of-field preview button . . . . . . . . 19

Depth-of-field ind icators . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Exposure measurement ............ . 22

Determining exposure ...... .. ... . . 22

Exposure control ... . . .......... . 24

Metering range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Extreme low-light metering .... ... .. 25 Time exposures ......... . . . . . . . . 25 Eyepiece shutter operation. . . . . . . . . . 26 High-contrast lighting situations ...... 26 Stop-down exposure measurement . . . . . . 28 Exposure compensation adjustments . . .. 30 Adjustments for focusing screens. . . . .. 30 Adjustments for film compensation . . .. 32 Multiple exposures .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 33 Mirror lockup .. . ... .. . ..... .. .. . 33 Flash synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 34 Ready-light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 35 Finder illuminator ................ 35 Tips on camera care . . .. .. .. .. . ... . 36 Changing the lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Coupling lever lock/ release operation. .. 39 Changing the viewfinder . ... ... ..... 40 Changing the focusing screen .. .. . .... 41 Focusing screen selector gu ide. . . . . . .. 42 Focusing screen selector chart. . . . . . . . 43 Accessories .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Features/specifications ......... .. . . 46

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FORE tV D
The Nikon F2AS Photomic camera offers the serio ~ s
photographer the ultimate in quality, performance, convenience and versatility. At the same time, it is engineered to take the guesswork out of photography with automatic features anyone can learn to use in minutes. To get the most out of your Nikon F2AS Photomic, study the instructions carefully and practice using the controls before you load any film in the camera_Keep this booklet handy for ready reference until you have mastered its basics, and follow the suggestions for camera care given on page 36. The few moments you spend familiarizing yourself with the camera will guarantee you the best results and increase your picture-taking enjoyment many times over.
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PREPARATION FOR USE

Install ing the Batteries
The exposure meter in the Photomic finder is powered by two high-performance silver-oxide batteries mounted in the battery chamber in the baseplate of the camera. To install the batteries, first remove the battery chamber cover (turn it 90° counterclockwise using a coin or similar object); then, place two l.5V silver-ox ide (buttoncell type) batteries in the chamber, making sure that the plus (+) side of each unit faces out. After inserting and properly seating the batteries, replace the cover and lock it to secure the assembly.
Note: Remove the batteries when the camera is not to be used for a long period; this will prevent leakage within the camera . Also, keep the camera as warm as possible when operating under cold-weather conditions; otherwise , the batteries may fail to function. (See "Tips on Camera Care " on page 36 for additional information .)

Checking the Batteries
The camera's film-advance lever serves as the ON-OFF switch for the Photomic finder. To check battery power, perform the following : Pull out the lever just far enough to uncover the red meter ON index on the top of the camera; then, look within the finder to see if any of the LED exposure indicators are illuminated. If any of the indicators are lit, battery power is sufficient for proper operation . If none of the LED s light, battery positioning should be checked; then, if the LED s still fail to light, replace batteries.
Caution: Whenever the camera is stored, be sure that the filmadvance lever is set in the meter OFF position (i.e., flush to the body); failure to observe this precaution can result in total battery drain in a matter of days due to continuous illu mination of one or more of the finder's LED indicators.

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Loading the Film
Fold out the OIC key at the baseplate of the camera and turn it counterclockwise 1800 until the arrow points to the "0" (open) mark and the camera back pops open . Pull up the rewind knob as far as it will go, and drop a standard film cartridge or a special Nikon reloadable cassette into the left-hand film chamber with the film leader aligned along the film guide rails . After positioning the cartridge and film leader properly, push the rewind knob down to hold the cartridge in

place and insert the end of the film leader into any of the slots in the film take-up spool. If necessary, release the shutter and, then, stroke the film-advance lever slowly to make sure that the leader winds smoothly on the spool and that the film edge perforations engage with the film sprocket roller. When satisfied that the film is properly feeding and is traveling correctly along the film guide rails, close the camera back and return the OIC key to its normal storage position. (Also, see "Tips on Camera Care" on page 36.)

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PREPARATION FOR USE -cont"

Prior 0 Shooting
Fold out the rewind crank and turn it gently in the direction of the engraved arrow until you feel a slight tension; this tension indicatesthat there IS no more slack in the film cartridge. (Be sure not to rewind the film back into the cartridge.) Advance the film and make two blank exposures to dispose of the initial portion of the film exposed during loading (for film advance operation, see page 11) . While

advancing the film, check that the rewind crank turns in the direction opposite the arrow. Crank rotation indica-

tes that the film has been loaded properly and is being

advanced. Then, fold the crank flat for storage.

After advancing the film two frames to dispose of the

initial portion of the leader, the frame counter at the

upper vance

right of the the film one

camera will indicate more frame to prepare

"0" the

·~amer

now

ad for

taking the first exposure.

when loading film

1st blank exposure
2nd blank exposure

for 1st ex posure

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Memo Holder

Setting the Film Speed

A special holder is provided on the camera back for convenient storage of information pertinent to the photography. A piece of paper or the end-flap torn from the film carton can be inserted to serve as a reminder of the film type, film speed and number of exposures.

The camera's exposure meter mu st be adjusted to the speed of the film in use to ensure correct measurement; thus, a film-speed scale (ASA graduations) and an index ring are provided on the finder. To adjust, lift the milled ASA film-speed index ring and turn it until the red index triangle is aligned with the ASA value for the film in use . The meter is sensitive across the full range of from ASA 12 to ASA 6400. The fil m-speed dial has two dots between each pair of numbers for intermediate settings such as 64, 80, 125, etc.

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OPERATION OF CAMERA CONTROLS

Setting the Shutte Spee'
The Nikon F2AS Photomic camera can be set to the desired shutter speed either before or after the shutter is wound. Speed s of from 1 second to 1/2000 second are set via the shutter-speed selector fitted on the finder; the selector is also provided with a "B" setting for longer time exposures. To set the shutter speed, turn the selector until the desired speed is aligned with the white dot; when aligned with settings offrom 2 to 2000, the actual shutter speed will be a fractional value of from 1/ 2 second to 1/2000 second. The red line provided between the 1/60 sec. and 1/125 sec. settings indicates 1/80 second- the fastest shutter speed providing X synchronization for use with electronic flash un its. When more precise settings are required, intermediate shutter speeds

of from 1/80 sec . to 1/2000 sec. are usable. At the "B" setting, the shutter speed remains open as long as the shutter-release button is depressed. (See "Flash Synchronization" on page 34 for additional information on flash photography.)
Setting the Aperture
The ring fitted at the base of the lens adjusts the size of the aperture (or opening) in the iris diaphragm. To preset the lens aperture, turn the aperture ring until the desired f/number setting on the scale is aligned with the index mark provided on the lens. The iris diaphragm can also be set to intermediate apertures between the clickstop settings for more precise exposures.

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Film-Advance Lever
The film-advance lever simultaneously advances the film, cocks the shutter and operates the frame counter. It also switches on the exposure meter in the Photomic finder. To advance the film, stroke the lever with the right thumb in a single stroke (or series of strokes) totaling only 120°. A built-in locking device prevents the shutter from being released unless it is full y cocked and the film advanced a full frame. At the completion of film advance, release the lever and it will return to the 20° standoff position ready for shutter release.
Note: Do not apply pressure to the film-advance lever while making an exposure.

Frame Counter
The frame counter operates automatically to show how many frames have been exposed . When the camera back is opened for load ing, the cou nter is reset to the "5" (start) position, two frames before "0". Once the camera is loaded and the back closed, each film-advance/ shutter-release sequence will cause the frame counter to advance one position until the maximum 20 or 36 frames have been exposed. The dial of the frame counter is calibrated with dots (for odd nCmbers) and figures (for even numbers), and with settings of "5," "12," "20" and "36" in red.

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OPERATION OF CAMERA CONTROLS-continued

T-L Fingerguard

Self-Timer

The shutter-release button of the Nikon F2AS Photomic The built-in self-timer can be used to trip the shutter

camera is fitted with a fingerguard that also doubles as after a delay of from 2 to 10 seconds. The numbers

the shutter operation mode selector _ Set to the middle marked on the timer scale indicate the delay in seconds.

position, the fingerguard provides for normal shutter To take a picture using the self-timer to fire the camera,

release via the shutter button _To lock the shutter to pre- first set the aperture and shutter-speed controls, advance

vent accidental release, lift up and turn the fingerguard the film, and cock the self-timer by turning its lever

until the index dot aligns with the "L" (lock) marking_ downward until the index line (on the lever) aligns with

F or time exposures preset via the camera's bu ilt-in self- the figure (on the scale) corresponding to the desired

timer, lift up and turn the fingerguard until the index number of seconds delay ; then, simply press the small

dot aligns with the "T" (time) marking. (See "Time Ex- button just above the timer to start the countdown,

posures" on page 25 for details.)

with shutter release occurring at the completion of the cycle. Note that the self-timer can be set either before or

after advancing film; also, if you decide not to use the

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self-timer after setting it, simply use the shutter button in the normal way to make the next exposure and to release the self-timer for resetting to the off position. The self-timer may not be used at the "8" shu tter-speed dial setting.

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UNLOADING FILM

When the frame counter indicates that the last exposure has been made, or when the film-advance lever can no longer be stroked, the roll of film has been fully exposed and it shou Id be removed. To unload the camera, first press the rewind button on the camera baseplate; then, unfold the rewind crank, pull it up to the first detent position and turn it in the direction of the engraved arrow, using a smooth, even pressure. When no more tension is felt and the film advance indicator (the colored dot on the rewind button) stops rotating, the film leader has left the take-up spool and the camera back may be opened. After opening the

camera back, pull the rewind knob up as far as it will go and remove the film cartridge. Note that as the film advance lever is stroked for the next exposure, the rewind button will be released to engage the film-advance mechanism.
Caution : Be careful not to push the rewind button during filmadvance operation. Should this occur, the film transport will temporarily stop and double exposure may result. Note: The camera back can be removed from the body by depressing the locking catch on the hinge. Removal of the camera back is necessary when the camera is used with any accessory back such as the 250 Magazine Back MF·1 or the Camera Back MF·3, both for motorized photography.

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HOLDING THE CAMERA
Camera shake is one of the most common causes of unsharp pictures, especially at slow shutter speeds. Learn to hold the camera correctly and practice steady shutter squeezing. The photos show the best ways to hold the camera for sharp pictures. Wrap the fingers of the right hand around the camera body so that the index finger rests comfortably on the shutter-release button and the thumb fits between the camera body and the film-advance lever. Position the camera so that the eye looks through the center of the viewfinder. Cradle the camera in the left hand for additional support, with the left thumb and index finger grasping the focusing ring. From this basic stance, the camera can be properly supported and easily switched from horizontal to vertical format shooting. As a general rule, the slowest shutter speed you should use with the camera hand-held is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length of the lens in use (e.g., for a 500mm lens, use 1/500 sec.; for a 105mm lens, use 1/125 sec.). However, as the ability to hold the camera steady may vary with each individual, we recommend that you experiment. In general, the higher the selected shutter speed, the sharper the picture.
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SHUTTER RE LEASE OPERA~I=-:.N

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

For sharp pictures, correct shutter releasing is just as important as steady camera holding. After advancing the film to a fresh frame, the camera is set for shutter release via the button provided at the upper right. When taking the picture, hold the camera steady (as explained previously), relax and depress the button using a steady even pressure to release the camera's shutter- remember, a quick jab of the finger will cause camera movement and may result in a blurred photograph.

Operation via Cable Release
The shutter-release button can also be operated via a cable release or similar accessory attached via the thread ed mount provided. With the cable release, operation is more vibration-free and often leads to sharper images under critical shooting situations such as photomicrography, time exposure, etc. To attach the cab Ie release (Nikon-mount models AR-2, etc.) to the camera, screw the threaded cable connector onto the mount provided around the button. The shutter is then tripped by depressing the release plunger.

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FOCUSING
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Focusing is done at full aperture with Nik kor lenses fitted with an automatic diaphragm. This technique provides the brightest possible images on the focusing screen for easy focusing and composing. It also minimizes depth of field so that the image snaps in and out of focus distinctly. The Nikon Type K screen comes with the camera as standard equipment. To focus, turn the focusing ring on the lens until the two halves of the rangefinder image coincide to form a single, crisp image; when using the microprism ring, turn until the microprism pattern shifts to a sharp and crisp image. You can also focus on the matte field that surrounds the rangefinderjmicroprism central area. The lens can also be prefocused using the distance scale engraved in both meters and feet on the lens barrel. Simply turn the focusing ring until the desired camera-tosubject distance (as measured or estimated) is lined up with the distance scale index on the lens bartel. Th is technique is useful for candid shots of elusive subjects when time does not permit through-the-Iens focusing.

Out of focus

In focus

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FOCUSING-continued

Infrared Photography
The plane of sharpest focus for infrared Iight is sl ightly more distant than its counterpart for visible light as seen through the camera's viewfinder. Thus, for sharpest focus in infrared photography, adjustments must be made. To compensate for this shift in focus, first focus the image sharply through the viewfinder. Then, turn the focusing ring counterclockwise until the point focused is aligned with the red dot (or line) provided on the lens barrel. For example, in the picture below, the lens has been focused for infinity (00) infrared shooting. Note that when lenses having a focal length of 50mm or less are used stopped down to f/8 or below, no adjustment is necessary due to the large depth offield available.
Note: Some new optics using N ikon's Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass, as well as reflex (catadioptric) lenses, do not require refocusing for infrared photography. Refer to individu al lens instruction manuals for details.

Film-Plane Indicator Under various precision shooting situations, such as close-up photography, it is often necessary to measure the film-to-subject distance to ensure the sharpest focus. The camera's film p lane is indicated by the top edge of the figures making up the serial number at the upper left of the camera body. Note that these figures are 46.5mm from the front surface of the camera's lens mounting flange.
(bayonet mount front surface
E
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DEPTH OF FIELD
Depth of field refers to the zone of acceptable focus extending in front of, and behind, the plane of sharpest focus. Within this zone, image blur is negligible and everything may be considered as being in sharp focus. Three factors greatly influence the depth of field: the focal length of the lens in use, the camera-to-subject distance, and the taking aperture. The smaller the aperture and the shorter the focal length of the lens, the greater the depth of field. Also, the closer the subject, the shallower the depth of field. These three factors can operate independently or in conjunction with one another, with anyone factor capable of partially canceling the effects of the other. Thus, by careful selection and use, the photographer can exercise wide creative control over the final picture.
Depth-of-Field Preview Button
As most Nikkor lenses are operated at full aperture for ease of focusing, visualization of the depth of field at the shooting aperture may be difficult. Thus, the camera's depth-of-field preview button often can come in handy . The depth-of-field preview bu tton lets you check (or "preview") the zone of sharpness at any time before (or after) shooting. Simply by depressing the button, the lens is stopped down to the preselected aperture to allow you to see how much background and foreground is in or out of focus.
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DEPTH OF FIELD-continued

D pt t Fed n

Depth of field can be read directly from the distance

scale in meters or feet with the aid of the color-coded

depth-of-field indicators engraved on the lens barrel.

Each pair of colored lines on either side of the central

distance scale index line corresponds to f/numbers of the

same color on the aperture scale. To find the depth of

field at a particu lar aperture, first focus the lens on the

subject wh ile looking through the viewfinder. Then check

the numbers on the distance scale to determine the zone

of focus for the aperture in use. The three photos shown

clearly depict the changing depth of field; with the

photo to the right, the field is shallow at the f/4 setting,

wh ile the photo at the far right shows a depth of field

extending from approximately 2.7m (9 ft) to infinity

(00).

Lens set at f/4: Shallow

depth of field centered on

the main subject.

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Lens at f/8: Depth of field extended in front of/behind the main subject.
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Lens at f/16: Sharp focus is extended to encompass the entire foreground and background.
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EXPOSURE MEASUREMEN

The exposure meter of the F2AS Photomic finder utilizes Nikon's through-the-Iens center-weigh ted exposure measurement at full aperture. The meter reads the light over the entire focusing screen but favors the central 12mm-diameter area, while taking the entire area into consideration. This allows you to make precise readings of the selected subject area, and results in more balanced overall exposures.

-
0 -
0
+ 0 +

Underexposure by more than 1 stop Underexposure by 1/5 to 1 stop Correct exposure Overexposure by 1/5 to 1 stop Overexposure by more than 1 stop

Determining Exposure
The finder has three LED exposure indicators visible within the viewfield ("+" for overexposure, " 0 " for correct exposure, and "-" for underexposure); thus, the metering system is capable of providing easy-to-read exposure information in five steps, and even at ex tremely low-light levels. Additionally, the selected shutter speed and lens aperture settings are visible for maxi mum ease of operation for setting the desired exposure. To determine the correct exposure with the Nikon F2AS: Switch ON the meter by moving the film-advance lever to the 20° standoff position; with this action, one of the LED indicators will light, indicating overexposure, correct exposure or underexposure. If the plus (+) indicator lights, increase the shutter speed or decrease the aperture until the center (0) indicator just comes on and the (+) turns off; if the minus (-) indicator is lit, decrease the shutter speed or increase the aperture until the center indicator lights. When two LEOs light simultaneously (i.e., + and 0, or - and 0), the exposure setting is within l-stop of correct exposure; thus, be sure to adjust the aperture setting slowly to get only the correct "center" (0) exposure. Values for the five settings of the LEOs are described in the figure on this page.

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EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT- continued

[xposure Control

Metering Range

The amount of light reaching the film plane is determined by a combination of the lens aperture and the shutter speed. Since the two are interrelated, different combinations will give the same exposure. A l-step change in the shutter speed, or a l-stop change in the aperture setting, will either halve or double the exposure. For example, a shutter speed of 1/125 second passes twice as much light as a setting of 1/250 second, and only half as much light as a speed of 1/60 second; for an aperture setting of f/ll, twice as much light as f/16, and half as much as f/8, is passed. This feature characterizes the operation throughout the available range of shutter speeds and aperture settings. With this in mind, it's easy to see that if a correct exposure for a scene is 1/125 at fill, then 1/60 at f/16 or 1/250 at f/8 will be equally acceptable. The best combination for your needs will depend on the results desired. Use fast shutter speeds to freeze motion, or use slow speeds to produce deliberate and creative blur. Small apertures give greater depth of field, while large apertures restrict sharp focus to the main subject. The creative selection of both speeds and apertures will greatly enhance your photography.

If the center "correct exposure" LED fails to illuminate, even after all possible lens-aperture/shutter-speed combinations have been tried, then the available light is too bright or too dim for the meter's range. To correct this situation, several measures may be taken, as follows: Switch to a new film (either higher or lower ASA) that more closely matches the available light; mount a neutral density filter on the lens to decrease the light reaching the film plane; or use artificial lighting (i.e., an electronic flash unit) to increase subject illumination. Remember, too, that the lens in use can greatly influence suitability for bright or dim shooting. For example, a 50mm f/1A lens (with ASA 100 film) couples from EV - 2 (f/l.4at 8 seconds) to EV 17 (f/8 at 1/2000 second) for excellent low-light performance; on the other hand, a 200mm f/4 lens proves more usable at bright-light levels, coupling (with ASA 100 film) from EV 1 (f/4 at 8 seconds) to EV 20 (f/22 at 1/2000). Thus, choose the lens carefully to match the existing lighting conditions.

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Extreme Lo N Light Metering

Time Exposures

The meter built into the Nikon F2AS camera is capable of metering low-light levels requiring slow shutter speeds of up to 10 seconds. To meter at low-I ight levels, perform the following: Set the lens' aperture ring to the desired aperture setting, and the shutter-speed selector to "B"; then, depress and hold the shutter-speed dial lock and turn the selector until the center LED exposure
indicator (0) illuminates to indicate correct exposure.
Having set the selector, read offthe number on the ex tralong exposure scale and set the camera's self-timer for the indicated value; then, set the T-L fingerguard to "T" and depress the shutter button to make the exposure. When performing low-light metering, be sure to block the entry of stray light into the viewfinder by closing the eyepiece shutter or by continuously viewing through the finder. (Refer to accompanying photos for details.)

The Nikon F2AS Photomic offers time exposure shooting convenience via built-in controls which enable long exposures without the need for accessory equipment. To make an exposure longer than 10 seconds, set the shutter-speed selector to "B" and turn the T-L fingerguard to "T" as described in "Extra-long Exposures." Advance the film and press the shutter-release button to open the shutter. As long as the fingerguard remains set to "T," the shutter will remain open. When returning the fingerguard to the normal center position to close the shutter, be careful not to move or shake the camera, as a blurred image may result.
Note: Operation with a Nikon cable release (see page 15) can also provide for time exposures via the release's built-in locking function . For operation in these cases, leave the T-L fingerguar d in the center position and trigger the camera with the sh u[ter speed dial set to the "B" setting.

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EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT - continued

Eyepiece Shutter Operation

High-Contrast Lighting Situations

The camera 's Photomic finder is fitted with an eyepiece shutter for special unmanned shooting situations (e.g., remote control, automated shooting with motor drive and aperture control unit) requiring protection against the entry of stray light through the viewfinder eyepiece. To close the shutter, simply turn the eyepiece shutter control 60" clockwise; as the shutter closes, the internal LEDs are deactivated and the external "correct exposure" indicator is switched on for metering operation from atop the finder. To set the camera for proper exposure using the external LED indicator, simply adjust the aperture ring and/or the shutter-speed selector until the LED just glows; once the LED comes on, the camera is set for correct exposure. In addition to its use for low-light metering or for unmanned photography, the eyepiece shutter comes in handy to ensure correct exposure measurement in critical shooting situations (e.g., photomicrography) or for protection against the entry of bright light into the viewfinder during daylight shooting.

When there are substantial brightness differences between the main subject and the background, unimportant bright spots or dark spots can adversely influence the finder reading, and thus the final exposure. To prevent under- or overexposure of the main subject under these shooting conditions, some corrective action must be taken to ensure proper exposure of the main subject. Fortunately, the finder's center-weighted TTL metering action simplifies adjustments, making for qu icker camera operation and more accurate final results. To compensate for an excessively bright or dark' background, target the main subject in the center of the focusing screen while performing metering; this action ensures that the main emphasis of the meter reading will be on the chosen subject. Then, after completing aperture and shutter speed adjustments, recompose to the desired picture composition and make the exposure w ithout readjusting the camera controls. For example, when shooting landscapes, it is often advisable to aim the camera slightly downward during exposure measurement to eliminate the effects of a bright expanse of sky; without such compensation, the landscape may appear underexposed in the final print. Also, for backlit subjects, it may be necessary to move closer to the subject to en su re a proper read ing.

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+ 0 -

250

· Metering with a bright area in the center will cause underexposure of the main subject.

+0 -

60

· For correct exposure, first measure the main subject; then, recompose and shoot.

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STOP-DOWN EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT
With some Nikkor lenses, full-aperture exposure measurement is not possible, either because the lens has no automatic diaphragm, or because the lens does not couple with the finder's meter; with certain accessories, too, lens/finder coupling is not possible, thus, preventing fullaperture measurement. However, the camera's Photomic meter can still be used for exposure measurement via the stop-down method. Before mounting the lens (or accessory) on the camera body, push the meter coupling lever up and to the right; with this action, the lever will remain locked up for stop-down exposure measurement (to release the lever after removing the lens/accessory, push the release to the right as described in "Coupling Lever Lock/Release Operation" on page 39). After setting the finder, mount the lens or lens/accessory combination on the camera, switch on the meter by moving the film-advance lever to the standoff position, and then set the controls for correct exposure as follows:
For automatic diaphragm lenses with no coupling ridge, set the camera to the desired shutter speed; then, depress the depth-of-field preview button to stop down the lens diaphragm and, while holding the button depressed, adjust the aperture ring until the center LED indicator comes on. Be sure to release the depth-of-field button prior to making the exposure.
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For fixed-aperture lenses, such as Reflex-Nikkor lenses, simply adjust the shutter-speed selector until the center LE D indicator comes on. For convenience, shutter speeds can be set at intermediate settings in the 1/80 sec. to 1/2000 sec. speed range for precise exposures. If the meter indicates continuous overexposure, use a neutral density filter or slower film. If continuous underexposure is indicated, supplementary lighting or a faster film is necessary. This technique is also suitable for photography using a telescope or microscope. For bellows units, extension rings and preset lenses, set the camera to the desired shutter speed; then, stop down the lens manually until the center LED indicator comes on. Preset-type lenses include PC-Nikkor lenses.
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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS

Adjustments for Focusing Screens

Light transmission properties vary somewhat with focus-

ing screen type, thus occasionally requiring exposure

correction to compensate for the combined effects of

the lens/screen combination in use. The numbers listed

in various blocks of the table on the opposite page de-

note the amount of correction necessary in f/stops. To

adjust the camera's finder for the indicated f/stop cor-

rection, lift and turn the ASA film-speed index ring

until the ASA value for the film in use is aligned with

the appropriate mark engraved on the ring. In the ex-
ample figure shown, ASA 100 is aligned with the - Y:!

mark to provide the correction required when using the

Type C screen with the Nikon F2AS Photomic camera

and the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens, as indicated in

the table. (When "0" is indicated in the table, no com-

pensation is requ ired.)

.

D= Exposure measurement via full-aperture method . D= Exposure measurement via stop-down method. D= Exposure measurement not possible; lens/screen
combination permits only focusing operation. Blank space indicates lens/screen combination cannot be used.

30

Lens

Screen AI L

B

Fisheye

6·· F2.B

0

0

B" F2 .B

0

0

16mm F3 .S

0

0

13mm FS.6

0

0

15mm F5 .6

0

0

lBmm F4

0

0

Wideangle

2O.. F4

0

0

24mm F2

0

0

24mm F2.B

0

0

28mm F2

0

0

2Bmm F2.B

0

0

2Bmm F3 .5

0

0

35mm F1.4

0

0

35·· F2

0

0

35mm F2 .B

0

0

, Normal

50 ·· F1.4

0

0

50mm F2

0

0

55mm FI.2

0

0

85mIR F1.B

0

0

85mm F2

0

0

105mm F2 .5

0

0

13"5mm F2

0

0

135mm F2 .B

0

0

135mm F3 .5

0

0

IBO.. F2 .8

0

0

Telephoto

200mm F4

0

0

300·· F4.5

0

0

ED 300mm F4 .5

0

0

400mm F4 .5

0

0

*ED 400mm F3.5

0

0

ED 400 mm F5 .6

0

0

600mm F5 .6

0

0

* ED 600 mm FS. 6

0

0

ED 600mm F5.6

0

0

BOO.. FB

0

0

ED BOOmm FB

0

0

1200mm F 11

0

0

ED1200mm F11

0

0

2B 4S .. F4 .5

0

0

43 B6mm Fa .S

0

0

50 - 300mm F4 .5

0

0

Zoom

ED50 300.. F4 .5

0

0

BO 200mm F4.5

0

0

EDIBO 600mm FB

0

0

200 600mm F9 .5

0

0

ED360 - 1200 nVII FI1

0

0

PC

2B mm F4

0

0

35 mm F2.B

0

0

GN

45mm F2 .B

0

0

Noc t Micro

5Bmm F1.2

0

0

55mm F3 .5

0

0

lOS.. F4

0

0

Medi cal

200mm F5 .6

0

0

Reflex Telephoto

500mm Fa IOOOmm Fl 1

* 2000mm FI1 Internal focusing type

0

0

0

0

0

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31

EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS-continued
Adjustments for Film Compensation
Some exposure correction may be necessary when certain types of films are used for copying or photomicrography applications; the amount of correction requ ired, however, will depend on the type of film and the specific application . The following table lists the exposure corrections in f/stops required for various film/shooting requirements. Compensation is possible by adjusting the shutter speed or the aperture by the indicated amount; also, compensation is possible by adjusting the ASA film-speed index ring. In the example shown, the index ring is set so that the red mark is aligned with ASA 50; this setting is the correct position to achieve a one-stop increase in exposure (three scale graduations equal one stop) as required when performing photomicrography (see table) using ASA 100 Panchromatic film .

I~ Type offilm

Repro-copying & slide-cop y ing

B&W color photo

Letters or figure s Letters or figures

on

on

light background dark background

Photomicrography

Panchromatic No

film

compen sation

for general use necessary

+ 1]1, stops

- ]I, stop

+ 1stop

32

MULTIPLE EXPOSURES

MIRROR LOCKUP

Intentional multiple exposures for creative effects can be made with the Nikon F2AS Photomic camera. To take a mUltiple exposure, perform the following : Make the initial exposure, depress and hold the rewind button on the camera's baseplate, and stroke the film-advance lever to cock the shutter for the next exposure on the same frame; for each additional exposure on the frame, repeat the same procedure. At the completion of multiple exposure operation, stroke the film-advance lever once more to release the rewind button, cover the lens and make one blank exposure, and then resume normal operation. Note that during multiple exposure operation, the camera's shutter speed can be changed to any setting for the desired shooting effect. Also, throughout the multiple exposure operation, the camera's frame counter will remain at the same setting as long as the rewind button is held depressed while stroking the filmadvance lever.

The reflex mirror must be locked up when using either the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/5.6 or the OP Fisheye-Nikkor 10mm f/5 .6 lenses, since their rear elements protrude into the camera body and interfere with mirror movement. Locking-up the mirror is also necessary when shooting with a motor drive unit at its top speed setting. To lock up the mirror, depress and hold the depth-offield button and turn the mirror lock-up lever downward until the white dot is aligned with the white index line. The mirror will remain in the up position until the lever is returned to the normal position.

33

FLASH SYNCHRONIZATION

The Nikon F2AS Photom ic camera is designed to synchronize with most types of flashbulbs at almost all shutter speeds and with electronic flash at speeds to' /80 second. The table below shows which shutter speeds may be used with different types of flashbulbs.

Flashbu lb 2000 1000 500 250 125 X(8 0 ) 60 30 15 8 4 2 FP M MF
Speedl ight
c=] Synchronize d D Cannot be use d

1 B

No special adapters are necessary when using the Nikon F2AS Photomic camera with the Flash Unit BC-7 or with the Speedlight Unit SB-2 or SB-5. For other Nikon flash units with ISO-type hot-shoe contacts, mounting on the camera is via the Flash Unit Coupler AS-'; with the AS-', no sync cord is required, as it provides full connection via the camera's hot-shoe contact.
Caution: When the reflex mirror is locked in the up position, the shutter will not synchronize with flashbulbs at speeds faster than 1/80 second.

34

READY -LIGHT

FINDER ILLUMINATOR

The camera's Photomic finder has a ready-light built in for use with Nikon Speedlight Units. This unique feature provides for greater ease of operation during flash photography, as the photographer need not remove h is eye from the eyepiece to check if the Speedlight unit is ready for the next exposure; this built-in lamp lets the photographer know the condition of the flash (either "ready" when on, or "not ready" when off) at all times even while viewing. (For additional information, see the instruction manual supplied with the Speedlight.)

When shooting under low-light levels, the finder's shutter speed indicator (located just below the viewfinder image) is often difficult to read. To solve this problem, the Photomic finder is fitted with a finder illuminator. To operate, slide the illuminator switch at the top of the finder toward the rear of the camera; with this action , the shutter speed setting will glow red.

35

TIPS ON CAMERA CARE
Good camera care is primarily common-sense care. Treat your Nikon F2AS Photomic camera as you would any other precision optical instrument and it will provide you years of trouble-free service. Although ruggedly constructed, your camera may be damaged by shock, heat, water or misuse. By observing the following tips, you will be assured of the longest possible service life. · Fingerprints or dust on lens/prism surfaces will make viewing un-
comfortable, and will generally contribute to a deterioration of optical performance. Clean lens surfaces often using a quality lens tissue or a soft lens brush; stubborn smudges should be wiped with lens tissue moistened with methyl alcohol or a quality lens cleaner. Never clean lens surfaces using cloth, paper towels, ordinary tissue, or any other material that might scratch the lens surface; also, use cleaning fluids sparingly to prevent seepage, and resulting damage to mechanical components. · When interchanging lenses, finders, etc., your camera is susceptible to the entry of dust or other contaminants: It is a good idea to clean moving body parts frequently to prevent the build-up of dust; here, a lens brush and blower will come in very handy. When blowing out the interior of the camera, however, avoid contact with the shutter curtains, as they are easily damaged. Also, wipe the outer body surfaces using a silicone-impregnated cleaning cloth to remove fingerprints, etc. quickly and easily. (Note that a silicone· impregnated cleaning cloth should never be used to clean the lens surfaces.) · When exposed to sudden temperature changes or high humidity, condensation may form on the lens surfaces. After using in these
36

situations, always dry the camera thoroughly (and slowly) at room temperature and, then, store in a cool, dry location. Remember that failure to dry out the camera may result in the growth of fungus on lens surfaces- a condition that will render your camera useless. · Should your camera be accidently dropped on the floor or in water, take it to your dealer immediately for servicing. Thorough servicing can be guaranteed only at an authorized dealer. · Always store the camera in an ever-ready case or compartment case when not in use. And be sure that the lens cap is attached to the lens. Do not leave film in the camera for a long period of time, and never store the camera with the shutter or self-timer cock.ed . · Never lubricate any part of the camera. Lubrication should be left to an authorized service center. Prior to_ a holiday trip or important shooting assignment, test your camera (including changing batteries, if necessary) for proper operation. · Observe normal battery handl ing procedures for maximum performance at all times. Be sure to : Clean batteries periodically (wiping with a rough cloth will remove residues that might otherwise impede performance); install batteries properly, checking for proper polarity; remove batteries when not using th e equ ipment for an extended period; change weak batteries promptly to preven t leakage within the camera; store unused batteries properly (in a cool, dry location) to maximize service life ; dispose of batteries properly (do not burn); and keep out of the reach of children. For details regarding battery performance, refer to the original manufactu rer.
37

CHANGING THE LENS

To remove the lens from the camera body, press the lens locks into place. These steps provide for full mounting of

release button and, holding the button depressed, twist the lens, while simultaneously indexing the lens' maxi-

the lens clockwise as far as it will go. With this action, mum aperture setting to the camera's Photomic finder .

the lens will come loose and can be lifted out.

To mount a lens not fitted with a meter coupling ridge, '

To mount a lens fitted with a meter coupling ridge, per- first lock the meter coupling lever in the up position

form the following : Check that the finder 's meter cou- (again, see "Coupling Lever Lock/ Release Operation"

pling lever is released (see "Coupling Lever Lock/ Release for details). Then mount the lens and lock it into posi-

Operation" on page 39 for details); position the lens in tion as explained previously. For operation with lenses

the camera's lens mounting flange so that the mounting not fitted with a meter coupling ridge, stop-down

indexes on the lens and camera body are aligned; and, measurement (as described on page 28) is required.

then, twist the lens counterclockwise until it clicks and

38

Coupling Lever Lock/Release Operation
The camera's Photomic finder is fitted with a meter coupling lever that provides for coupling between the finder's metering circuit and the lens' meter coupling ridge. When the camera body is used with lenses offering automatic maximum aperture indexing, the lever remains in the normal position. However, when the camera body is used with lenses and/or accessories not provided with this feature, the lever must be locked up to permit exposure measurement via the stop-down method. To lock up the lever prior to mounting the lens, simply push upward and to the right until the lever clicks and locks into position. To release the lever for operation with a lens or accessory capable of automatic maximum aperture . indexing, simply slide the coupling lever release (located just above the lever) to the right until the lever returns to its normal lowered position ; then, mount the lens as explained previously.
39

CHANGING THE VIEWFINDER

In addition to the F2AS Photomic finder included with

the camera, four other interchangeable viewfinders are

available. To remove the F2AS Photomic finder to mount

one of the other units, press the finder release lever

inward and rotate toward the front (this action releases

the mounting clamps); then, depress the finder release

button at the rear of the camera body and lift the finder

out of the camera.

To attach a viewfinder other than a Photomic-type model,

set it in position and press down firmly until it clicks

and locks into place on the camera.

To attach a Photomic-type model (including the F2AS

Photom ic finder included with the camera), first set the

aperture ring of the lens (if mounted) to the maximum

aperture setting; then, gently position the finder on the

camera and firmly press it down until it clicks and locks

into place (see Photo A). Once in place, turn the finder's ( ) shutter-speed selector left or right until it engages with A

(B)

the camera's shutter-speed dial and the two can be

turned in tandem (see Photo B) . Note that if the finder

is an AI-type model fitted with a meter coupling lever,

the lever should be released prior to mounting the finder

on the camera body (see "Coupling Lever Lock/Release

Operation" on page 39 for details).

40

CHANGING THE FOCUSING SCREEN
Nineteen different types of focusing screens are available for use with the Nikon F2AS Photomic camera, each designed to meet specific focusing requ irements. The Nikon Type K screen comes with the camera as standard equipment. To change the focusing screen, first remove the finder as described on the preceding page. Then, turn the camera body upside-down and press the finder release button a second time to release the screen. To mount a screen, simply place it in position with the flat side facing downward and the "Nikon" mark to the front of the camera. Then, press the finder release button and the screen will drop into place.
Caution: When changing the focusing screen, be careful not to touch the optical surfaces. When removing the screen, it is advisable to place a clean, dry cloth over the palm of the hand to catch the screen as it drops free of the camera.

-
41

CHANGING THE FOCUSING SCREEN- continued

Focusing Screen Selector Guide

Type A, L

[.~e

Type A: Matte Fresne l fje ld wit h 3mmq>-circular split-im age rangefind er spot an d 12mm¢ c ircl e. Rapid and accurate focus in g. Excellent for general
photography. Type L: Same as Type A screen but wit h split-image

rangefinde.r li ne at a 45 ° angle. Best for subjects

with horilOntallines.

~.:'~

Type B: Matte Fresn~1

field with 12mm¢ fine-

ground matte focusin"g spot in the center. Good for

general photography, espec iall y with long lenses.

Type H: Cl ea r Fresnel f iel d with microprism focu sing pattern over the entire screen area . Permits rap id focusing on any part of the screen with optimum edge-to-edge brightne ss in poo r ligh t. Ava il able in four models (Hl-H4 ) correspondi ng to particular focal length lenses_
Type J : Matte Fresnel field wi th central microprism focusing spot and 12mm¢ circle. Good for general photography.

Type C: Fine-ground matte field with 4mm¢ clear spot and cross hair. For photomicrography . astrophot ography and other high-magn ification applications, an d for paral lax focusing on aeri al images.

Type K : Combin ation of Type A and J scree ns.
Matte Fresnel field with 3mm¢' sp li t-im age rangef i nder spot surrou nded by 1mm-w id e microprism
doughnut. Rapid and accu rate focusing for sub je cts w ith both straigh t lin es and ill-defined contours. Su it ab le for gen er al phot ograp h y .

E

Type 0: Overall fine-ground matte f ield. For specialize d close-up photography and for use with l ong lenses.
Type E: Matte Fresnel field with 12mm¢ fine· ground matte spot an d etched horizontal and verti-' cal lines. -Ideal fo r architectural photography.

Type M : Fine ground Fresne l f ield with 5.5 mm¢ clear spot and double cro ss hair for use in paral l ax focusing on aerial image, plus milli meter scales for calculation of individual magnification of objects or fo r measuring objects. Bril lian t i mage in dim light. Sui t able for close-ups , photomic rography and other high-magnification applications.
Type P: Same as Type K but with split-image rangefinder line at a 45° angle and et ched horizontal and ve rti cal line s as an ai d to composition. Rapi d and accurate focusi ng for su bje ct w ith hori zontal or ver tica l lines or ill-de fin ed co ntours. Suitable for general photography.

Type G: Clear Fresnel fie ld w ith extra-bright 12mm¢ microprism focusing spot for viewing and focusing in poor light. Four models (Gl-(;4) are ava il able correspo nding to spec ifi c focal length lenses. Depth of f ield ca n not be observed.

o ,==:.::\:l ':. : .....:.,.;.. . .'

Type A : Same as T y pe A but with rangefinder prism s of sloping surfaces at a smaller angle and horizontal and vertical lines to aid proper composition, Work s best with lenses having max imum aperture of from f/3.5 to f /5.6

42

Focusing Screen Selector Chart

D =Excellent D =Acceptable

~ IFI'h'"

The image is brilliant from edge to r-'

S"." AIL B

edge, but the central rangefinder,
micro prism or cross-hair area is Widnogla
dim. Focus on the surrounding

matte area.
D =Acceptable
Slight vignetting or moire phe- INoem"

nomenon (in the case of the

microprism) affects the screen

image. But the image on film

shows no traces of th is. · = Acceptable

Ttl,pholO

Incompatible with any lens having

a maximum aperture larger than

f/2.8 since this decreases the ef-
JI ficiency and accuracy of the screen
rangefinder. The in-focus image in the central spot may prove to be slightly out of focus on fil m. Focus on the surrounding matte

area.

Caution: The rear surface of the IMI'"

screen Special

is made of acryl resin. care should be taken to

~ ,

protect it from scratching or ex-

cessive pressure.

0

E

G1

G'

GS

--{
· I
I

I
1
M
43

ACCESSORIES

EE Aperture Control Attachment 05·12

Lens Hoods

Specially designed for operation with the Nikon F2AS Photomic camera and AI-type Nikkor lenses, th e EE Aperture Control Attachment 05-12 brings the F2 user the convenience of automatic aperture control. With the 05-12, the photographer is free to concentrate fully on the subject while the attachment's built-in servo mechanism is automatically adjusting the aperture setting as necessary for perfectly exposed photographs under even changing lighting conditions. Power for 05-12 operation is via any of three optional power sources.

The use of a lens hood is recommended at all times to prevent extraneous light from striking the lens surface and causing flare or ghost, and to protect the lens against damage. Nikon lens hoods come in four types, depending on the lens: screw-in, snap-on, slip-in and built-in. They are calculated precisely for each focal-length Nikkor lens to provide maximum protection against stray light. To attach or remove the snap-on hood, first depress the spring latch - which is marked with an arrow- and slide it in the direction of the arrow. The hood will also fit directly over a screw-in filter, so both can be used on a lens at the same time. When not in use, the snap-on hood can be reversed for storage on the lens, and the lens and its hood can be stored together in the ever-ready case.

44

F' s

Finder Eyecup

Nikon filters are made of optical glass, ground and polished so that both surfaces are opt ica ll y flat and parallel. Nikkor lenses and Nikon filters are made for each other. For best results, use Nikon filters on Nikkor lenses. The fi lters are available in both screw-in and series mounts, dependi ng on the lens. Except for the R60, no Nikon filter requires exposure compensation when used with the Nikon F2AS Photomic. When using the R60 filter under tungsten light, increase the exposure by one f-stop more than indicated by the exposure meter.
Note: If you wish to leave a filter on the lens to protect the lens against accidental damage, t he use of the L37 or L37C filter is recommen ded.

The soft rubber finder eyecup screws directly onto the finder eyep iece to prevent extraneous light from entering the viewfinder. When using an eyepiece correction lens with a finder eyecup, it is recommended to use the Nikkormat type eyecup. First, fit the lens into the eyecup in advance. Then screw the assembly onto the finder eyepiece.
Eyepiece Correc··on Lenses
The nine eyepiece correction lenses are designed to permit nearsighted and farsighted users to view and fows without their glasses . Available in - 2, - 3, - 4, - 5, 0, +0.5, +1, +2 and +3 diopters, each representing the combined dioptry of the lens and the finder. Simply screw into the finder eyepiece.

Camera Cases
Available in hard, semi-soft or soft (pouch) construction, Nikon camera cases offer excellent protection for your camera body and mounted lens. Various case sizes are available to accommodate most Nikkor lenses mounted on the camera body.

45

FEATURES /SPECIFICATIONS

Type of camera : 3Smm single-lens reflex (SLR)

Reflex mirror : Instant-return type; lockup lever provided

Picture format : 24mm x 36mm (3Smm -film format)

Exposure metering : Through-the-Iens, center-weighted,

Lens mount : Nikon F mount (bayonet type)

full-aperture measurement employing two silicon photo-

Lenses available: Nikkor SOmm f/1.4, f/2 or SSmm f/1.2 diodes (SPD) for fast response; exposure correctly set

as standard; more than SO Nikkor lenses in all

by adjusting for illumination of single central light-

Shutter: Horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter; speeds of emitting diode (LED) indicator; meter cross-coupled

from 1 to 1/2000 second and "B"; speeds of from 2 with both diaphragm and shutter speed controls and

to 10 seconds available via bu ilt-in self-timer; inter- automatically indexed as lens is mounted; powered by

mediate settings possible between 1/80 and 1/2000 two 1.SV silver-oxide batteries

second; shutter release via shutter button or self-timer Metering range: EV - 2 ~ EV 17 (i.e., f/1.4 at 8 sec. ~

Flash synchronization: Automatic selection as shutter f/8 at 1/2000 sec.) with SOmm f/1.4 lens and ASA 100

speed is set; hot-shoe contact with built-in safety

switch provided; one threaded PC terminal provided

for off-camera flash operation

Synchronization range: 1/ 20~1

/12S sec., 1/ 30~1

sec.

Film speed scale: Setting provided for ASA 12 ~ 6400 Lens diaphragm coupling : Built-in meter coupling lever
for Nikkor lenses capable of automatic maximum aperture indexing; meter/diaphragm coupling of from f/1.2

and "B" for FP bulbs; 1/30 ~1 sec. and "B" for M and to f/ 32 provided

MF bulbs; 1/80~

1 sec. and "B" for electronic flash

Film winding : Via single-stroke lever with 120° winding

Accessory shoe: Special Nikon-type built into body; angle and 20° stand-off angle; lever also serves as meter

fitted with hot-shoe contact and electric safety switch ON/OFF switch

which turns on contact as flash unit is mounted

Frame counter : Shows number of frames exposed (ad-

Viewfinder : Interchangeable eyelevel pentaprism type ditive type); automatically resets to "S" (two frames

with built-in through-the-Iens (TTL) exposure meter before "0") when camera back is opened

(model DP-12); selected apertureand shutter speed in- Film rewindin g: Manual via film rewind crank; coupling

dicated below viewfield; eyepiece shutter provided

provided on baseplate for rewind via motor drive

Focusing screen : Matte Fresnel field with central split- Depth-of-fi eld preview: Via button provided on front of

image rangefinder surrounded by microprism ring; camera

12mm diameter reference circle defines area of meter Body finish : Satin-chrome and semi-gloss black

center-weighting; Nikon Type K screen

Weight: 840g (body only)

46

Dimensions : lS2.Smm x 102mm x 64.Smm

(Nllto,,)
NIPPON KOGAKU K.K.
No reproduction in any form of this booklet, in whole or in part (except fo r brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made with6 ut written authorization from the publishers.



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