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Modern Photography, Volume 51, Number 5; May 1987.These were very useful if a photographer had a motor drive mounted and needed to take more than seven seconds worth of photographs.Note that the screens for the F2 were interchangeable with the ones for the Nikon F, but not with later F-series SLRs.For example if its an 18-55mm kit lens it will have a maximum aperture.5 at 18mm and a maximum aperture.6 at 55mm.F3 (19802001 F4 (19881996 F5 (19962005) and, f6 (2004present).With a fully loaded MD-2/MB-1 and 50mm lens, the F2 would weigh in at just over six pounds."F Is For Family Tree".Nippon Kogaku also made scores of minor accessories for the F2, such as straps, cases, bags, remote firing cords, eyecups, eyepiece correction lenses, supplementary close-up lenses, lens hoods, filters and cases.Focusing screens edit The F2 also had interchangeable viewfinder focusing screens.Accessories edit Major accessories for the F2 included the Nikon MD-1 (introduced in 1971) and MD-2 (1973) motor drives, providing automatic film advance up to 5 frames per second, 6 if the mirror was locked up, plus power rewind.
The Nikkor 105 mm f/2.5 was renowned for its superb sharpness and bokeh and was a favorite for head-and-shoulders portraits head shots.
Rabbit ear lenses required a special mounting procedure.
The DS-1, -2 and -12 were bulky, slow and unreliable, and were feeble and inelegant attempts to add autoexposure to the manual exposure.Permits focusing on horizontal or vertical subjects.Youre right 24 saison 8 pisode 4 about the soft blurry backgrounds in portraits in most cases they are a great way to highlight your main subject and get rid of any distractions in the background.Approximately 400 units were produced making the F2H extremely rare, the rarest of any 'production model' F2, and valuable.It had dimensions (with DE-1 head, see below) of 98 mm height, 152.5 mm width, 65 mm depth and 730 g weight.The older F2, F2S and F2SB Photomic variants (see below) require lenses with a "meter coupling shoe" (or prong, informally called "rabbit ears" by photography enthusiasts)."Bokeh: Splendor In The Glass" pp 60, 62-63.The addition of the MD-1 or MD-2 greatly increased the overall weight of the camera.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.Type E Type B with a grid of 5 horizontal and 3 vertical lines.Nikkor AI lenses had a "meter coupling ridge" cam on the lens aperture ring that pushed on a spring-loaded "meter coupling lever" on the Photomic head to transfer aperture setting information.Portrait mode chooses a large aperture (a small f number) which will make the depth of field (the amount of your shot in focus) smaller.Those with larger ones are called faster and one of the impacts of having a fast lens is that you can make your depth of field smaller (another is that you can shoot in lower light situations without needing the flash).
Note that F2 heads were often sold separately from the body, mostly in black finish with about 10 in chrome, and it is therefore not unusual to see body/head combinations with mismatched serial numbers and/or colors.
Nikon F bayonet mount (introduced in 1959 on the Nikon F camera with certain limitations or exceptions depending on the F2 version.
With the DP-3 head, the camera became the F2SB Photomic, available 1976 to 1977.