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Nikon S2 back same as F?
Old 09-04-2019   #1
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Nikon S2 back same as F?

Hi- Can't seem to find any comparisons anywhere, does anyone know if a Nikon F back will fit an S2?

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Old 09-04-2019   #2
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The F is larger. The backs aren't interchangeable.
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The closest rangefinder body to the F is the SP. They were coming off the assembly line at the same time for a while. Apart from the rangefinder vs. reflex mechanism the are pretty darn similar in build, but I'd be surprised if the backs are interchangeable.
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The backs don't match . The F is 1/2" longer than the SP and obviously the viewing mechanism is different. Otherwise the cameras are identical . The F was delayed over a year because the engineers wanted to use the SP chassis but in the end they were never able to properly fit the locking mirror mechanism (the mirror housing had to be especially strong because of the 3 1/3 fps motor). Otherwise the F would have come out at the same time as the SP.

All this I got from this podcast featuring Robert Rotoloni (Nikon Historical Soc)

https://podcastplayer.io/episode/simonforster/4x/3bh
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Sorry . I realize now you were referring to the S2. Same answer though , the backs don't match .
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very good- thanks for all the quick replies!
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