|RARE NIKKORMAT NIKON FT2 35mm SLR CAMERA BODY NEW SEALS WORKS PERFECT|
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|Get outstanding reliability and performance with the Nikon Nikkormat FT2 camera. The actual picture field of 92% in this Nikon 35mm film camera provides you with an accurate view of your target. The slow shutter speed of 1 second in this Nikon film camera captures a clear and bright picture even in low-lighting areas. The fast shutter speed of 1/1000 second in this Nikon 35mm film camera provides you with amazing outdoor images of fast moving objects. The Nikon Nikkormat FT2 camera has an eye-level prism finder that raises the perspective of your camera and prevents you from capturing belly-button angle shots. The depth-of-field preview control feature of this Nikon film camera allows you decide what all you want to focus on as per your requirement.|
|Model||Nikkormat FT2 Body Only|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
Average review score based on 9 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I belong to the new generation of photographers. My first camera was a digital one and I am now a happy owner of a Canon 7D DSLR. But film is another story. I bought this Nikkormat to experiment a bit with film and almost two months later I have totally abandoned my digital Canon (Nikon fans should be proud!). It' s not a matter of film or digital again, but more like a matter of control, I guess. I feel more in control of my photos with my simple, though very effective, manual Nikon FT2, than with my high-end hyper-complicated super fully automated DSLR. Ok, the light metering is sometimes tricky with FT2, but film negative excuses little mistakes here. Finally, I feel like I am a better photographer now and I will get better images out of my DSLR, when I get back to digital photography (someday!)
Built with all-metal construction of approx. 700 mechanical gears, springs and levers, the FT2 is an SLR camera built by Nikon from 1975-1977. It will last for centuries if well cared for, and represents a quality of build that(due to market and technology forces)will never be achieved again.
Nikon designed the FT2 for knowledgeable amateurs or those who could not afford the top of the line F2. In fact, the only feature lt lacks from the F2 is interchangable finders and focus screens. It features fully manual shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/1000, large mirror for bright viewfinder, self timer, mirror lock-up, depth of field preview, and a copal square shutter that allowed a 1/125 flash sync. This was extremely fast for the era in which it was made--even better than the F2. It also has a built in light meter which couples with any Nikon lens of the day. I believe this camera is one of the best SLR's ever made. It is very tough and reliable, and this makes it heavier than today's cameras. This review is written from the point of a view of someone who knows how to shoot film--it will certainly NOT be easy to use if you don't know how to do that. However, one doesn't rate a high end sports car or other fine piece of equipment based on unknowledgeable users.
The Nikkormat FT2 possibly epitomizes the height of the 35mm film era. Ultra-simple controls: Aperture, shutter speed, and focus. That's it. It can even snap a picture with a flat battery.
Built like a metal-sheathed rock, you could use this camera as a hammer. Virtually no plastic, and after 35 years, not a blemish on its finely-sheened top and bottom plates.
Plenty of heft in the hand, and therefore no need for the image stabilization necessary in the current crop of flimsy plastic dSLRs.
After owning several digital cameras, I've come to the realization that film is the only REAL way to capture an image.
I can thoroughly recommend any Nikon SLR from the 1970s as a reliable, easy-to-use camera that will never let you down at that critical moment. Learn how best to use it, and you'll get 36 "keepers" with every 36-exoposure roll of film.
5 stars on all counts.
The Nikon Nikkormat Cameras may just be the most durable long lasting of all Nikon cameras. I bought one new in the early 1970's and still use it today for most of my 35mm photography. I have never changed the battery, never had new seals or a mirror cushion reinstalled and never had it serviced in any way. The meter remains accurate when I compare it to my hand held meters and the speeds must be accurate as I never make a bad exposure with this camera. The full manual operation of this camera makes it ideal for the Student to learn photography basics and learn the art of photography. It is for me the ideal camera to ensure that I look, see, and understand the light and the composition of the concept for each photo.
This fully manual Nikkormat is in great shape and was well cared for and it almost looks new. I love photography and this camera takes very good vintage type photos. The lens was also in great shape and made this a great purchase.