The body was listed in EX from KEH. Very little brassing-thought there would be more. It looks great other than a small ding next to the film advance lever. I was worried about getting a 71-72 series with the possible film transport system problem. Good news is it's a 75xxxxx. I learned how to index the non AI lenses and how to remove and replace the finder. Tomorrow I will install batteries and check out the meter. The lens was BGN grade-KEH did not have a non AI 105 in EX. The lens does not look that bad-glass is almost perfect.
Very nice, something to cherish and use the heck out of .
My first Nikkors were in this vintage. The camera was a real stretch for me, I taught extra classes to scrape enough so that a family member could buy one in SE Asia (1968). I babied those lenses, they never touched anything else in the bag. Each lens affixed via the lens mount to the bottom of the camera case. It was a bomb proof construction. Even with all the gingerly handling, the paint wore on the sharp edges of the knurled focusing and aperture ring - just like these. The guy that I sold them to was thrilled. To him they were pristine - when I looked at what he was using, there wasn't paint anywhere on the lens and the camera was literally all brass.
I think you did well. I love the 105mm f/2.5. The camera is gorgeous, enjoy.
Roger It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?
Thanks to all. The F2 and 105 have been on the wishlist for years. I have been "F2 curious" for quite some time. Sometimes I wonder why the F2 and not the F. Probably because I've been fascinated with the 70's decade. I was born in '72 and barely remember the end of the '70s. I checked the date based on the serial # on Sover Wong's site. It was made between Sept 1975 and Jan 76. I actually do have a memory from that time period. In October, on my 3rd birthday, someone gave me a new green shirt. They put it on me and the fabric was stiff and uncomfortable-didn't like it. That's all I remember about the birthday party. And my F2 was being made-but I didn't know that
I put batteries in and the meter works. Haven't checked it with my D300 or handheld meter yet. Later I may put the 105 on the D300 and try it out with the K1 ext tube until John White AI modifies it. Or I can put a non AI lens on the Sony NEX with the NEX-Nikon adapter.
D7100 D300, F4e, N90s, N6006, N2000, N6000, D40, N5005, black F2 eye level, chrome F2AS, black Nikomat FTN
Non Nikons: Pentax 645, Pentax ME Super, Pentax Spotmatic II, Minoltas SRT 102, SRT 202, Maxxums 7000 and 7000i, Praktica LB, Kiev 4 rangefinder, Canons TX, A1, FT QL, EF, EOS 630
DP-1 = F2 Photomic DP-2 = F2S - CdS cells, "+-" meter indication in LED, kinda like an F3 or FA DP-3 = F2SB - SPD cells, "+o-" meter LED indication, looks like a horizontal FM2 meter, very sensitive DP-11 = F2A - DP-1 with AI coupling DP-12 = F2AS - DP-3 with AI coupling
The DP-1 had three different ring resistors installed, denoted by what color dot was on the bottom of the shutter speed coupler ring.
Black - bare carbon ring resistor Green - partially wire cladded ring resistor Red - fully cladded ring resistor.
The green and red dot finders usually don't develop jumpy needles, however it can happen. The DP-11 had two different ring resistors. Either the green or the red dot variants.
Those green and red dot finders also usually had the elongated slot for the meter needle window, as shown on your finder.
F4s, F2AS, F FTn, FM2n, Nikomat FT2 - John Laughlin Photography - nature photographer