Chasing Classic Cameras -Nikon U2 – end of the line Nikon 35mm SLR

Also known as the Nikon N75 in North America and the F75 everywhere else outside of Japan. It’s a sophisticated autofocus and auto exposure 35mm film camera that uses almost all of Nikon’s F mount lenses.

Original list price in 2003. It’s actually a very expensive film camera in it’s day. At about 110 JPY to USD puts it in the high $500 range.

This particular camera had the date time display option so technically it would be the Nikon U2 QD.

I’ll have this wonderful available in my camera shop very soon. You can visit my shop at

Here’s a fun little contest brochure that was included with my camera.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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2 thoughts on “Chasing Classic Cameras -Nikon U2 – end of the line Nikon 35mm SLR

  1. Cool camera. I’ve never shot Nikon F-series cameras. My only experiences have been with a Nikon D4 sports camera back when I was shooting for my newspaper. I’ve always heard good things about Nikons in terms of reliability, but I seem to recall hearing that Canon’s autofocus system was faster and more reliable in earlier Nikon AF models of the time. I wonder what your experiences have been.

    Best – Tobias

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    1. Hello Tobias,
      Thank you. It’s hard to say which system performs better than the other. I believe certain lenses focus quicker and of course, some lenses have trouble in mixed lighting. In a lab under controlled conditions would be the only way to be certain. Since I tend to shoot mainly still-life images the speed of the focusing system is not as important as accuracy.
      Regards, Chris

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