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Nikon FE2
35mm SLR (1983-1987)
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Nikon FE2

Nikon FE2 (also comes in chrome, runs on two A76 cells, shoots 35mm film, 19.4 oz./550g empty, about $75 used) and Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI. enlarge. My biggest source of support is when you use any of these links, especially this link directly to them at eBay (see How to Win at eBay), when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Please always use these links when getting any of your gear so I can continue to share what I know. It helps me keep adding to this free website when you get yours through these links — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere. Thanks for your support! Ken.

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Nikon FE2

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Nikon FE2

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Nikon FE and FM Family Comparison Chart

Nikon FM3a (2001-2006)

Nikon FE (1978-1983)

Nikon EL2 (1977-1978)




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B&H Photo - Video - Pro Audio

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THe FE2 is the newer model of the Nikon FE. See my Nikon FE Review for most of the review, details and differences between these two very similar cameras.

The FE2 was a hot camera in the late 1980s. Modern Photography reviewed it starting on page 86 of their Oct 1983 issue.

It is a manual focus, aperture-preferred and manual exposure jewel.


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Two S76, A76, LR44 or similar button cells.

8s - 1,4000


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ISO 50 WIDE OPEN max time: 1:44. if not dark soaked: 25s . Dark soaked: 2.5 hours and I gave up.

ISO 400: 54s, 40s. seems shorter (9s) if camera is in light and capped quickly vs. soaking in the dark first, after which you can get .

stainless lens mount flange.

AEL also locks needle in finder (FE let needle run)

Needle dead while advancing film to #1. Shutter at 1/250 in Auto.

M250: Mechanical 1/250

B: mechanical Bulb.

Battery check: Needle drops as soon as you take finger off shutter; normally stays on 16s.

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I prefer the older FE, which lets me shoot the first few frames of film (0 and 00) instead of wasting them, and which has better battery life.

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Nikon FE2 Users Manual


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THis one was donated by Robert in Scottsdale in August 2007, and returned in 2012