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Credit : - Image copyright Ebay Member: Netropy. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer. Thanks folks. Other than adopting a tradition but rugged two-piece corrosive resistant aluminum alloy chassis, the camera also incorporated a TTL full-aperture metering system and a high-precision mechanically-controlled shutter curtains.
These features enable full manual operation and mechanical control - the FM2 works without batteries Power is only required for its metering circuit at ALL shutter speeds including at Bulb "B" mode, for a wide range of purposes. Since there are a few variations of the Nikon FM2 over all these years, this site is constructed with a Nikon FM2n as the main framework.
Some sections were added to discuss the different operational issues with the original FM2. The Nikon FM3a has a different mechanism on its own due to its unique hybrid shutter design and additional TTL flash exposure control when using flash photography and you will need to refer to the FM3a site for reference.
To obtain the best results with the camera, read through the site carefully. OR you may choose to print the pages, OR saved these pages into your hard disk for off-line reference. Until you have fully mastered its operation, you may want to bookmark this section for future reference or to check for future uploads.
Please put mailing me as your last option.. Before you begin , UNLESS you are very familiar with a FM2 n - it is always advisable to go through some definitions outline for the various controls, buttons and levers etc. Click on the image at left will open a new window for a main Reference Map k.
Basic and Fundamental of Photography. Previous Next Basic Setup procedures and operations. Unlike older Nikon FM bodies that still support those non-AI lenses used only in stopped down AE metering mode with the meter coupling lever retracted at the "up" position, ALL FM2 n models has a fixed, non-retractable meter coupling lever on the lens mount.
The aperture rings of these lenses are fitted with meter coupling ridges see illustration. Almost all lenses now manufactured by Nikon are the Al type. However, please confirm whether or not your lens is Al before using it with the FM2. Robert Johnson. A mirror lockup required for this old Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm f8. It also cannot be used with a few older special-purpose lenses such as those fisheyes that has a protruding back that require the mirror to stay out of the way to enable it to be mounted, because the FM2's meter coupling ridge is fixed, and the FM2 does not have a mirror lockup mechanism.
For particulars, refer to the table below. Important : Technically, other than a few very old Nikkor lenses which require the main reflex mirror inside the camera to lock in a upward position to work, most Nikkor lenses of 'AIS type' will work perfectly on the FM2n. It has no compatibility problems with any of the current AF Nikkor optics nor with those with built-in micro computer P-type , Series E or any of the AI type Nikkor lenses. There are a few ways, but the most important element presents physically is the meter coupling ridge as shown at left.
Message Board for your Nikkor optics " shared " because I do wish some of you to expose to other's perspective as well. Isn't it a sad sate to see photography has to be segmented into different camps from the use of various labels. Home - Photography in Malaysia. Requires mirror lockup. NOT usable. Fisheye-Nikkor 7. Hits camera's meter coupler lever Some of these lenses mentioned could be found at Nikkor lenses section either in PIM or Michael Liu's site.
Serial No. Serial Nos. Focusing Unit AU Other Nikkor lenses that have not been modified to offer the Al facility. Index Page.
Nikon FM2n Manuals