User manual NIKON FM 2
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Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] Nikon
CD Shutter speedlASAIiSO film speed ADR window @ Meter coupling lever @ Sync cord terminal @ Lens mounting index @
Shutter release button
® Shutter release fingerguard
® Depth-of-field preview lever ® Self-timer lever
Focusing screen release latch @ Lens release button @
Reflex mirror @
® Film advance lever ®
@J Viewfinder eyepiece
(jj) Rewind fork
Serial number ®
@ Shutter curtains
@ Film cartridge chamber
® Film guide pin
@ Film guide rails @ Data back contacts Film anti-curl roller @ Locking catch @
Distance scale @ Focusing ring @ Aperture scale @ @ Meter coupling shoe @ Meter coupling ridge Aperture ring @ ADR scale Shutter speed index Shutter speed dial
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@ Accessory shoe
Multiple exposure lever @ Frame counter @ ASAIISO film speed indicator ASA/ISO film speed dial
® Camera back lock lever
@ Film rewind knob
@ Film rewind crank
® Film plane indicator
@ Motor drive shutter coupling @ Motor drive coupling @ Film rewind button Tripoc socket @ Motor drive electrical contacts
Battery chamber lid @
@ Memo holder
Film pressure plate @ camera back @
CONTENTS--------------------------NOMENCLATURE . 50
FOREWORD--------Thank you for your purchase of the Nikon FM2 and welcome to Nikon's world of photography. The Nikon FM2 offers many special features including top shutter speed of 1/4000 sec. , and flash synchronization speeds as fast as 1/250 sec. [. . . ] Objects increasingly out of this range become increasingly out of focus. This " in-focus zone" is known as "depth of field . " When this zone of sharpness is large, the depth of field is said to be deep; when it is small, the depth of field is said to be shallow. The following can be said of depth of field , given the same focusing distance : 1) The smaller the taking aperture (i. e. , the higher the flstop number), the deeper the depth of field , and the larger the aperture, the shallower the depth of field. 2) The farther away the subject is from the lens, the deeper the depth of field becomes ; the closer to the lens, the shallower the depth of field . 3) There 's greater depth of field behind the main subject than in front of it. Note, too, that in the case of lenses with different focal lengths but of the same maximum flnumber, the shorter the focal length of the lens, the larger the depth of field , and vice versa. The depth of field at the taking aperture is indicated by the color· coded lines having the same color as that of the aperture set and which correspond to the distance scale on the focusing ring . Shown in the photo is an example of the difference in depth of field with a 50mm f/1. 4 lens when using different aperture set· tings at a set focusing distance of 2 m. Control of depth of field enables selective blurring of the background elements of a picture either to let the major subject stand out or for overall sharpness, so that all elements in the entire picture field appear sharp. This will give your picture its own character, thus making it different from other pictures. When you take pictures, be sure to consider depth of field, too.
Lens set at 1/1. 4 Only major subject is in focus.
Lens set at 1/16 Most objects near to far are in focus.
-CONTROLS IN DETAIL-continued---------
Depth-of-field preview lever ®
When a lens with an automatic diaphragm is used, the image in the viewfinder is viewed with the aperture diaphragm of the lens wide open. However, pressing the depth-of-field preview lever will cause the lens to be stopped down to the fin umber set to enable you to examine depth of field before shooting _The image in the viewfinder " darkens " according to the selected f/number-the smaller the aperture (i. e. , the larger the fl number), the " darker" the image. Components of the picture that appear in focus when the lever is pressed wi ll be in the zone of sharp focus. Also, release
the lever when you depress the shutter release button.
Self·tlmer lever ®
This device is useful in self-portraits or when taking a picture of yourself with other people. Set the self-timer by turning the lever as far as it will go in the direction of the arrow shown in the photo. Reflex mirror @ will go up and the self-timer will start to operate ; the shutter is released after a delay of approx. If you wa nt to cancel self-timer operation after the lever has been set, move it back to its original position with your finger. However, turning the self-timer lever when it is already in operation will result in the shutter's being released the moment the lever is back in its original position . Except for B (bulb), the self-timer can be used at any shutter speed .
Multiple exposure lever
Taking a picture of different subjects or two or more of the same subject on the same frame means multiple exposure. To make a multiple exposure, observe the following : 1) Take the first shot. (Press the shutter release button. ) 2) Pull the multiple exposure lever in the direction of the arrow shown in the photo, as you wind the film advance lever fully. The frame counter will not advance ; only the shutter is ready to be released again. [. . . ] Gently wipe dirt, smudges or fingerprin ts with soft cotton moistened With a small amount of absolute alcohol, using a spiral motion from center to periphery. Make sure you leave no wiping traces.
• Generally, the camera does not need lubrication. • If the came ra body is exposed to rain or mist, wipe mOistu re gently with a soft cloth and dry the camera. After usi ng the ca mera nea r salt water, take care tha t you wipe it with a cloth moistened with pure water to remove possible traces of salt. [. . . ]
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