Nikon F-2 Camera fully equipped for astrophotography and also doubles as a regular camera with built in light meter. This is an old camera; has not been used much and works very well. The package includes the following:
1. Camera Body; This body has a lever that allows the mirror to be swung after focusing eliminating any vibration. It has a focal plane shutter going from Bulb (open) to 1/2000 sec. It includes a Nikon 50-mm lens for use as a regular camera. Batteries for light meter not included since I rarely used it as a regular camera.
2. 6X focusing finder for precise focusing; this attachment replaces the standard camera focuser which is easily removed and has two optional screens; a clear (center circle) screen with crosshairs for very precise ariel focusing; a ground (very fine) glass screen for extended object focusing. This system allows for very precise focusing of any objects.
3 Teleconverter (Nikon) that doubles the focal length; this is a Nikon 2X barlow that attaches directly to the camera body. It allows 2X images with Nikon color free quality. It eliminates the need for a barlow attached to the telescope.
4. A Nikon to "T" thread attahment that attaches directly to the camera (or teleconverter) for attaching adapters so the camera can be attached to telescope. You can purchaes either 2" or 1.25" adapters at any telescope supplier.
5. Shutter release attachment (about 12" long)that allows the shutter to be kept open for long exposures. It can also be locked
Package Price $400 shipped and insured in the USA.
This is an old camera, works fine and is the very best for film astrophotography.
My reason for selling: I do CCD now and haven't used this camera in years; it deserves to be used since it's the very best for the