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Nikon FE2
The Story Behind

Another one from the Nikon Trinity.
FM was called the 'mechanic'
FE was called the 'electronics'
FA was called the 'computer'

Technical Data
Manufacturer Nikon Corporation, Japan
Production Year 1983 - 1987
Type of camera Electronically-controlled 35mm single-lens reflex(SLR)focalplane shutter camera
Usable film Any cartridge-type 35mm film
Picture format 24 x 36 mm
Lens mount Nion bayonet mount
Shutter Electronically controlled-vertical travel, metal focal plane shutter
with titanium curtains
Shutter speed Stepless speeds from B to 1/4000 sec. on A(Auto) mode; 16 speeds quartz-controlled from B to 1/4000 sec. on manual; mechanically controlled,1/250sec. at M250setting and long exposure at B setting
Viewfinder Fixed eyelevel pentaprism type; 0,86x magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; 93 % frame coverage
Viewfinder display Shutter speed, aperture f-number, exposure compensation mark, meter needle, shutter speed needle
Focusing screen Matte/Fresnel focusing screen with central split-image rangefinder spot and microprism collar (NikonType K2 screen); two other types of screens available optionally (Type82 and E2)
Reflex mirror Automatic instant-return mirror
Self-timer Quartz-timed approx. 10s delayed exposure; setting "cancellable"
Memory lock Provided; via lever
Multi exposure Provided; via lever
Flash synchronization Built-in hot shoe for mounting flash unit; sync terminal also provided; M250 setting for 1/250 sec. syn
Ready-light Provided inside the viewfinder
Exposure metering Through-the-lens, center-weighted, full-apertureexposure measurement employing two silicon photodiodes (SPD's) with Nikkor and Nikon Series E lenses fitted with meter coupling ridge; exposure correctly set either automatically or by matching two needles; meter cross-coupled with both lens diaphragm and shutter speed controls,meter powered by two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries, two 1 .5V alkaline-manganese batteries or one 3V lithium battery
Metering range EV 1 to EV 18 at ASA/ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens
Exposure compensation dial Provided; +2 EV in one-thirdincremen
Film speed range ASA/lSO 12 to ASA/ISO 4000
Film winding Via single-stroke lever with 135° winding angle and 30° standoff angle; lever also serves as shutter release lock; automatic film winding possible using the optional Motor Drive Unit MD-12
Frame counter Additive type; automatically resets to "S," three frames before "1" when camera back is opened
Film rewind By crank after film rewind button is pressed
Depth-of-field preview Vie lever provided on front of camera
Camera back Hinged, swing-open type; removable; memo holder provided
Tripod socket 1/4 inch
Dimensions (body only) 142.5mm x 90mm x 57,5mm (W x H x D)
Weight (body only) 550g
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