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Nikon F2


  • 1971 – Nikon F2 introduced. Two versions: one with plain prism, another with built-in TTL, center weighted, full-aperture meter. The second version was called Nikon F2 Photomic, and featured a CdS meter; with shutter speed, aperture, and meter needle displayed in the viewfinder
  • 1973 – Nikon F2 Photomic S – this had a viewfinder that displayed exposure information with two LEDs. Also supported automatic shutter-priority exposure control with add-on EE aperture control attachment DS-1.
  • 1976 – Nikon F2 Photomic SB – modified version of the Nikon F2 Photomic S with silicon photodiode (SPD) light metering cells and eyepiece shutter.
  • 1977 – Nikon F2 Photomic A – first camera from Nikon to offer automatic indexing (AI) of the lens maximum aperture.
  • 1977 – Nikon F2 Photomic AS – AI version of the Nikon F2 Photomic SB. Shutter priority automatic exposure control with the EE aperture control attachment DS-12.
  • 1979 – Nikon F2 Titan – body covering made of titanium.

Other Facts

  • Number of units made: 816,0001
  • Fully mechanical, with horizontal titanium shutter curtains.
  • Shutter blind running speed: 10ms
  • Maximum shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Variable shutter speeds from 1/80s to 1/2000s
  • Slow shutter speeds up to 10s
  • Battery holder and meter switch located on body instead of prism
  • Titanium mirror frame

Further Information

Nikon F2 Repairs


  • 1As per the article Debut of Nikon F3, a total of 816000 Nikon F2 cameras were produced.