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REVIEW: Nikon Nikkormat FT2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-10-11


Nikon
                    Nikkormat FT2

Manufactured: 1977 - 1978


Technical info


Lens mount: Nikon F-mount
Shutter: 1/1000s to 1s plus a Bulb setting
Light meter: Through the lens
Flash: X sync connection and hotshoe (sync 1/125 sec) 
Weight: 770g

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Nikon Nikkormat FT2

Viewfinder:

Good size and brightness.

Info:
Shutter speed
Match needle for the light meter


Build quality:

Like a tank!
Very robust and I nice feel to it.


Conclusion:

This like the first FT camera is just a really amazing!

But the FT2 have some improvments.
-Better focus screen that have a split image that are surrounded by 1 mm microprism collar focusing aids.
-Light meter use a non-toxic silver cell battery.
-
Hotshoe.
-Better film advance lever.

FT2 also have a little better feel when you use it.
The film advance lever feel better and more robust for example.

This use the same up going metal shutter that is extremely reliable and in next to all cases work as new even 35 years later.

Same shutter knob that I wasn't a big fan of on the FT.
This works great for most cases but can also be in the way for the lens mount release button or the mirror lock.


Nikon Nikkormat FT2

Thumbs up:

All mechanical shutter
Very reliable
Built like a tank
Mirror lock

Thumbs down:
Heavy



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