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 as an added measure of protection against damage to the lens. 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 lens hood, simply depress the button on either side of the hood. It 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 eveready case.
Nikon filters are made of optical glass, ground and polished so that both surfaces are optically flat and parallel. Nikkor lenses and Nikon filters are made for each other. For best results, use Nikon filters on Nikkor lenses. The filters are available in both screw-in and series mounts, depending on the lens.
No exposure compensation for filters is necessary with the Photomic finder. The built-in exposure meter reads only the light passing through the lens and therefore compensates for the loss of light.
Note: If you wish to leave a filter on the lens to protect it against accidental damage, the use of the L37 filter is recommended.
If the lens is pointed toward the sun or toward a very bright light at night, it is best to remove any filter, including the L37, since light reflected from the filter surface may form ghost image on the film.
Eyepiece Correction Lenses
The nine eyepiece correction lenses are designed to permit nearsighted or farsighted users to view and focus 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.
The soft rubber finder eyecup screws directly onto the finder eyepiece to prevent extraneous light from entering the viewfinder.
Good camera Care is primarily common sense care. Treat your Nikon F2 Photomic as you would any valuable precision instrument and it will last a lifetime.
Although the Nikon F2 Photomic is ruggedly constructed to stand up for years under normal use, it may be . damaged by shock, heat, water or misuse. The following are some basic tips for keeping your camera in top condition.
Keep the camera in an eveready case or compartment case when not in use to protect it from dust. Avoid storing the camera in excessively hot, cold or damp places. Always attach a body cap when the camera body is stored separately. Do not leave film in the camera for a long period of time. Never leave the shutter or self-timer cocked if the camera is to be stored overnight or longer.
Brush the inside of the camera periodically using a soft brush. Do not exert pressure on the shutter curtain as this may damage it. Keep the mirror free from fingerprints and dust. If smudges or fingerprints persist, use lens tissue moistened slightly with alcohol.
Keep the lens surface free from fingerprints and dust as far as possible. Use lens tissue to remove dust, never use cloth or ordinary tissue. If smudges or fingerprints persist, use lens tissue moistened sparingly with alcohol. Remember: Even an approved lens cleaner can cause damage if it seeps into the lens mount.
Keep the camera away from water
Avoid excessive moisture. When using the camera near water, guard against splashes, especially salt-water spray. Never oil any part of the camera. Lubrication should be left to an authorized serviceman. Prior to taking a holiday trip or being assigned an important photo job, test your camera by making a few trial exposures. Check the meter in the Photomic finder. Remember, it takes at least two or three weeks for processing the test film and making any needed repairs or adjustment. Follow this important precaution and you will have pictures to remember.
FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS
Type: 35mm single lens reflex camera
Lens mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
Viewing system: Interchangeable bright Photomic viewfinder with 100% frame accuracy, exposure data visible in the viewfinder, Type A focusing screen supplied as standard equipment.
Shutter: Titanium focal plane with speeds from 10 to 1/2000 sec. plus B, T and X synchro
Depth-of-field preview button: Coaxial with the mirror lock
Mirror: Automatic instant-return type with lock-up feature
Self-timer: Can be set for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10-second delay
Film-advance lever: Winds the film, cocks the shutter and operates the frame counter with a single stroke or a series of strokes. Also switches the meter on or off. Play angle of the lever is 20° and working angle 120°.
Frame counter: Automatic resetting
Flash synchronization: At any speed except B, X and T with flashbulbs and speeds up to 1/80 sec. with electronic flash.
Camera back: Hinged, detachable type
Multiple exposure provision: Provided
Motor drive link-up: Provided and gives complete inter- changeability.
Photomic finder: Incorporates CdS meter which features center-weighted metering at full aperture; metering range EV1—17 at ASA 100 (1 sec. at f/1.4—1/2000 sec. at f/8 with 50mm f/1.4); aperture coupling range f/1.2 to f/32; maximum aperture scale range f/1.2 to f/5.6; shutter speed scale 1—1/2000 sec. B, T; powered by two silver batteries. Has built-in ready-light for use with Nikon speedlight.
Dimensions: 152.5mm long x 65mm wide x 102mm high
Weight: 840g without lens