Nikon F2S (about $175 used) and Nikon 50mm f/1.4. enlarge. This free website's biggest source of support is when you use these links, especially this link directly to them at eBay (see How to Win at eBay), when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Thanks! Ken.
Nikon F2S and Nikon 50mm f/1.4. enlarge.
DP-2 Meter Head
Unlike the F6 and newer, Nikon's real professional cameras all have interchangeable prisms.
The basic F2 body was the same from 1971 ~ 1980, while Nikon constantly introduced newer and better interchangeable prisms to create each new model.
The DP-2 meter prism of the F2S attaches to the top. It contains the prism, eyepiece and meter.
The DP-2 meter head is interchangeable with other meter heads on top of the basic F2 body, which contains the film, shutter, mirror box and finder screen.
The DP-2 head uses two LEDs instead of the mechanical needle of earlier DP-1 meter head.
The DP-2 uses CdS cells, not the newer silicon photo diodes of newer meter heads like the DP-12 used on the F2AS.
Even with CdS cells, the F2S' meter is super-sensitive and super accurate.
Metering is manual only, with a strongly center-weighted pattern; which is perfect for every kind of photography.
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The Nikon F2S is a superb 35mm camera, especially for use with manual-focus lenses.
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