The Nikon F2 is an all-metal, mechanically-controlled (springs, gears, levers), manual focus SLR with manual exposure control. The camera itself needed no batteries, though the prism light meter did (and the motor drive if added). The F2 replaced the Nikon F, adding many new features (a faster 1/2000-second maximum shutter speed, a swing open back for easier film loading, a wider assortment of detachable finders and metering heads, a 250 exposure film back, a larger reflex mirror to ensure no vignetting, and a shutter release nearer the front of the camera for better ergonomics). It also offered a detachable motor drive, something the F only had as a custom modification. It was the last all-mechanical professional-level Nikon SLR.
|Type||35 mm SLR camera|
|Released||Sept 1971 to Jan 1980|
|Lens mount||Nikon F-mount|
|Flash||non-ISO hot shoe plus PC socket|
|Frame rate||4,3 fps with MD-2 motor drive|
|Dimensions||152.5 × 65 × 102 mm|
|Weight||840 g without lens|