Nikon F2AS Review (2)
17/06/11All Nikon professional F-series SLRs are full system cameras. This means that each camera body serves as only a modular hub.
The Nikon F2 is an all-metal, mechanically (springs, gears, levers) controlled, manual focus SLR with manual exposure control. It was completely operable without batteries. The F2 was the replacement for Nikon F. It did introduce many new features (a faster 1/2000th second maximum shutter speed, a swing open back for easier film loading, a wider assortment of detachable finders and metering heads, a dedicated 250 exposure film back, a larger reflex mirror to ensure no vignetting, and a shutter release relocated to the front edge of the camera for better ergonomics. It also offered a detachable motor drive, something the F only had as a custom modification. This was the last all mechanical Nikon camera.