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Fake F2T exposed

The Nikon F2T is a highly prized camera and with only about 10000 made in 1979, it is rare and therefore expensive. There are two black versions, a titan named version with serial number 79xxxx, and a no name version with serial number 92xxxxx. Both versions are identical in every other respect. Since the F2T is expensive, there are many Fake F2Ts around, made from genuine Nikon parts and ordinary F2 bodies. This Fake F2T was purchased by my customer on eBay from a dealer in Hong Kong. The price was $3999 plus shipping. My customer was slightly suspicious when the camera appeared used, as the finder release button was worn to brass, and the film rewind button was stuck. In spite having seen all the evidence here, the seller refused to accept return or even give a partial refund to my customer. Paypal also refused to refund my customer, because they say it's not significantly not as described, even though the camera was stated as completely new and genuine.

This is the first Fake F2T I have seen, but I estimate there could be up to 1000 of such Fake F2Ts, because Nikon used to sell spare F2T parts up to at least 1990, ten years after the F2 was discontinued. Please beware. I hate to see another Nikon fan conned.

The actual eBay listing

The seller stated it's unused and genuine

This fake F2T box was originaly 779xxxx. The faker scrached off the first 7 and the last four digits.

The F2 titanium sticker was peeled off somewhere else, and you can still see the peel marks

This fake F2T body was originally a 1973 body

Here's the real 1979 F2T body

This fake F2T has the 1973 pointed rewind fork

The real 1979 F2T rewind fork is flat