Nikon FE2 Titanium Shutter Model 35mm Film SLR Camera with Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8 Fast Prime Lens - Fully Functional with Batteries
Here we have another legendary Nikon 35mm film SLR camera, the Nikon FE2 complete with a Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8 fast prime lens. This is the early rarer version with the honeycomb shutter model.
This camera is in excellent condition, is fully functional, and is ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.
It comes with new batteries installed.
It is in perfect mechanical condition. The film compartment, battery compartment, pressure plate, and mirror box are all clean and in excellent condition. The viewfinder is clean and clear with very minor dust commensurate with a camera of this age. The shutter is the titanium honeycomb shutter, and it is perfect. The reflex mirror does have a chip in it which can be seen in the photos - we have also included a shot through the viewfinder to illustrate that this chip does not impact the view through the viewfinder and that it won't impact photos. However, due to this imperfection the camera is being sold at a discount.
The lens mount is pristine. The levers, dials, and knobs all actuate as they should and operate with mechanical precision. The light meter responds correctly, and exposure times are all accurate. The auto-exposure mode works perfectly.
The lens is in excellent condition both mechanically and cosmetically. The aperture ring and focus ring both spin with beautiful fluidity. The aperture blades are snappy and free of oil. The glass elements are free of scratches, balsam separation, haze, and fungus. The filter threads and mount are unmarred. The lens can be used on other Nikon cameras as well as modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras (with an adapter).
The Nikon FE2 is commonly regarded as being among the very best electro-mechanical Nikon SLRs, and many photographers consider it to be among the best Nikon film cameras ever made. It takes the amazing mechanical aspects of the FM2/FM2n, and adds an aperture-priority auto-exposure mode. This means that the photographer can shoot in full manual mode, or elect to only control the aperture of the lens manually and leave the task of calculating a proper exposure in the hands of the camera.
The complete list of incredible technical achievements made by this camera is long, and more than we can get into here. Suffice it to say that this camera is an unbelievably high quality electro-mechanical creation, the likes of which are rarely seen or experienced.
Full metal construction, self-lubricating bearings, a hybrid electro-mechanical shutter capable of incredible speeds up to 1/4000th of a second, electronics of unbeatable durability, and close-tolerance assembly, are just some of the incredible features of this amazing machine.
The Nikon FE2 is an advanced, semi-professional compact, mechanical camera first produced in 1983. This extremely rugged camera became an instant hit on account of its exceptional performance, photographic ability, compact design, and robust construction.
Made out of a new, very durable copper-aluminum alloy, this camera's chassis would continue to be produced for over two decades, a testament to its perfect design.
The FE2 is an affordable alternative to Nikon's professional F-series cameras, though the FE2 upholds an incredible level of quality and performance compared to its professional cousins. These cameras are well-known for being, in some ways, superior to the professional offerings.
Additionally of note, this camera uses Nikon's ubiquitous F mount, meaning all Nikon F mount lenses and all 3rd party F mount lenses will natively mount to this camera. Nikon's Nikkor range offers exceptional optics, meaning this is a camera that will grow with you as you add to your Nikkor collection.
This is simply a gorgeous camera, and a real heirloom machine.
It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.