Nikonos II
Nikonos II
Nikonos II
Nikonos II

Nikonos II

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Nikonos II with original strap! 

The Nikonos II is an amphibious 35mm camera produced by Nippon Kogaku between 1968 and 1976 for underwater photography. The Nikonos series was originally designed by a company called La Spirotechnique in France in 1960, and sold as the Calypso-Phot. The Calypso was conceived by Jacques Cousteau and was a “system” camera for underwater exploration, featuring interchangeable lenses, accessory flashes, and other accessories. The French company, ATOMS that was producing the camera did not have the necessary experience to build the camera, so they approached Nippon Kogaku to help them create the camera, and granted them distribution rights outside of France and some European countries. By 1963, Nippon Kogaku was the sole distributor for the Nikonos worldwide. The Nikonos series was hugely popular, spawning several later versions which remained in production until 2001.


  • Film Type: 135 (35mm)
  • Lens: 35mm f/2.5 W-Nikkor coated 7-elements
  • Lens Mount: Nikonos Bayonet
  • Focus: 2.75 feet to Infinity
  • Viewfinder: Scale Focus with 35mm Projected Frame Lines
  • Shutter: Vertically Traveling Focal Plane
  • Speeds: B, 1/30 – 1/500 seconds
  • Exposure Meter: None
  • Battery: None
  • Flash Mount: Coldshoe and FP, M and 1/60 second X Flash Sync
  • Weight: 701 grams (w/ lens), 531 grams (body only)

~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!

Overall condition - Great condition, general wear and tear (see photos). Seals are in good condition - 8.5/10

~Example photos can be found here

~Camera manual can be found here

~Film for this camera can be found here

This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.