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Old 12-09-2016   #41
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Crazy price for an S3 2000 reissue.
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Old 12-09-2016   #42
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I just saw this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/332054279247

$748.00 from Japan, plus shipping.

How about that?

Price keeps going lower.

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Ok price for body only, but not bargain priced. I have seen 'em that cheap locally several times with a Millennium lens attached.

Lemonsha used camera shop in Ginza has a body only in stock for 80,000 yen ($693).

http://j-camera.net/itemp.php?id=52482941&1481328580
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I bought my S3 Milllenium (inc. 50mm lens) from Japan for $1250, but it came without the box. I love it even more than my M3 (which had a complete overhaul). As someone earlier said - it is the long focus throw which makes it easier to focus. The lens is superb.

The knurled knob for focusing is rough on the fingers, so I usually turn the whole lens with my left hand.
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Old 01-11-2017   #44
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I was bitten by the Nikon Rf bug when I went to Japan last year.
Came home with a chrome SP/50mm f1.4 and a S3 2000/50mm f1.4.

Ended up selling the SP and lens and the S3 2000 body only as I manage to purchase a black SP 2005 in a trade + $$.

So now I have a black SP 2005 and its 35mm f1.8 lens and also the millennium nikkor 50mm f1.4. Such a beautiful kit if I may say so myself!

Having said all that.....i am still having some trouble getting used to it though. Changing the aperture is tricky as the lens/focus spins with it. Definitely more comfortable shooting with my Leica M's

Now i don't know whether to keep the nikon and continue to persist with trying to use it or sell it........ as beautiful as the camera is, I am finding hard to justify keeping it as a trophy

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I paid 825 for my S3 2000 in 2014. It came with a non-kit Nikkor-S. Seems a lot now but back in 2014 it seemed reasonable.
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I was bitten by the Nikon Rf bug when I went to Japan last year.
Came home with a chrome SP/50mm f1.4 and a S3 2000/50mm f1.4.

Ended up selling the SP and lens and the S3 2000 body only as I manage to purchase a black SP 2005 in a trade + $$.

So now I have a black SP 2005 and its 35mm f1.8 lens and also the millennium nikkor 50mm f1.4. Such a beautiful kit if I may say so myself!

Having said all that.....i am still having some trouble getting used to it though. Changing the aperture is tricky as the lens/focus spins with it. Definitely more comfortable shooting with my Leica M's

Now i don't know whether to keep the nikon and continue to persist with trying to use it or sell it........ as beautiful as the camera is, I am finding hard to justify keeping it as a trophy

First world problem.... I know
Change the aperture by holding the focus wheel with your right index finger and changing the aperture with you left hand.
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Old 02-06-2017   #47
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there must be something nikonians think that makes the sp so much more valued than the s3. what's the deal?
The S3 finder is not really acceptable compared to the SP or s2?
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The S3 finder is not really acceptable compared to the SP or s2?
I wouldn't say no to the Sp but I'm quite happy with my s3 as I shoot mostly with a 35mm.
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