anyone still using a F2?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jim Waggener, Dec 15, 2003.

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    Jim Waggener Guest

    I keep this camera in my car whenever I go out. Its always available.
    Does anyone else still use a F2?
    Jim Waggener, Dec 15, 2003
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    Lourens Smak Guest

    I will never sell mine...
    Lourens ('71, DP1, MD2)
    Lourens Smak, Dec 15, 2003
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  3. Hi Jim,

    You bet!

    Two of them, in fact, both of the early DP-1 metering variety, along
    with manual focus versions of the 24/2.8, 50/1.8, 55/1.2, 105/2.5,
    180/2.8ED, 300/4.5 and 35-105/3.5-4.5 zoom. The 35-105 was purchased
    new about 1-1/2 years ago and the 180ED new about 10 months ago. I
    currently have my eye on the 35/1.4 sometime soon, I hope. The other
    lenses are all vintage mid-70s to early 80s.

    (Many thanks to Nikon for continuing to manufacture a full suite of
    manual focus optics for their earlier systems!)

    I'm also the original owner of an MD2/MB1 motor drive combination
    which continues to work perfectly. (Used it just last week during my
    son's junior high basketball game.) And many of the F2 system goodies
    collected over the last almost 30 years, such as an ML-1 infrared
    remote for the motor drive (works over the length of a football
    field), a DW-1 flip-up viewer for the camera bodies, various
    right-angle and magnifier viewers, a cold-weather external battery
    pack. Even one of those DL-1 grain-of-wheat illuminators for the DP-1
    meter. (Used for night campfire portraits during Boy Scout outings.)

    As I've recently had both cameras completely overhauled--including a
    brand new Nikon ring resistor in the older DP-1 meter--I fully expect
    them to outlive me, and probably my son as well.

    Absolutely wonderful equipment. Wouldn't trade any of it for the

    Ken Nadvornick, Dec 16, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    I'm looking for a couple of F2 parts. I need a flash socket and a cover
    plate for the top of the Accessory shoe.
    Mike, Dec 16, 2003
  5. It's a lifer! Arguably the best mechanical 35mm slr ever made.

    Chris Loffredo, Dec 16, 2003
  6. Except maybe the F!

    ; )
    Chris Loffredo, Dec 16, 2003
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    Dallas Guest

    Jim Waggener said:
    I am going to be buying an F2 Photomic with 24mm, 55mm and 105mm f/2.5
    lenses in the new year. It will be my re-entry into Nikon equipment.

    I believe that with the F2 you are able to use almost any Nikkor lenses
    manually (the exception being the new G series lenses).
    Dallas, Dec 16, 2003
  8. An F2... Humph, dunno... Lessee, right coat pocket is lumpy, dig, dig, dig,
    hmmm a digi 35 camera.. Nope, not an F2... I'll go check the car..

    I'm baack... The car has an OM2 in the glove compartment... Close enough?

    And an X700 on the floor (sticky note - need a bag for the X700! )..
    Rooted around in the trunk and came up with another digi camera, and a
    Minolta 7000 system, zoomer lens, flash, etc..
    No F2 though... Guess I'm losing ground, you have a toy I don't... ( sticky
    note - gotta do something about that! )

    Merry Xmas ... Denny
    Dennis O'Connor, Dec 16, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    He did say 'arguably'!
    Peter Chant, Dec 17, 2003
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    Buc4evr Guest

    Yup !!! Best mechanical 35mm ever made. Last handmade production Nikon.
    This camera has never ever let me down -and against all odds the DP-1 meter is
    still working perfectly.

    F2 w/ DP-1 24mm, 55mm f1.2, 135mm and 200mm. Nikkors.
    Buc4evr, Dec 17, 2003
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