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Old 06-05-2016   #881
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One of my Nikon SP #1020 early serial plus Nikkor-S 5cm/1.4 with <EP> marked vented hood and Nikon S3 reissued limited camera case.
Lovely set! I don't remember ever seeing a hood with the E.P. marking before. Its the standard Nikon hood shape though, rather than vented. I don't think Nikon made an actual vented hood for the Nikkor 50/1.4. Walz did at the time and it looks like this:

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Old 06-05-2016   #882
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I don't think Nikon made an actual vented hood for the Nikkor 50/1.4. Walz did at the time and it looks like this:
I don't think either. Like Walz, Hoya did too at the time and it looks like this :



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wow, pair of LTM 50 / 1.1's
Old 06-05-2016   #883
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wow, pair of LTM 50 / 1.1's

Magnificent, yes, if you ever feel like selling them, let us know.


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wow KHW that's some serious lenses there.. are you selling one? :-)
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Old 06-05-2016   #884
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"vented" refers to the cut-outs that allow you to see through the hood when looking through the camera's viewfinder.
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Old 06-05-2016   #885
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Lovely set! I don't remember ever seeing a hood with the E.P. marking before. Its the standard Nikon hood shape though, rather than vented. I don't think Nikon made an actual vented hood for the Nikkor 50/1.4. Walz did at the time and it looks like this:

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"vented" refers to the cut-outs that allow you to see through the hood when looking through the camera's viewfinder.
thank you, amended my original post.
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Old 06-07-2016   #886
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S2 black w. re-edition 2005 35 1.8, black leather halfcase + selfmade braided leather strap.
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This is originally a chrome S2. The paintwork looks very good. The case is from an SP or S3. The lens is very desirable.

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Old 06-07-2016   #888
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Thanks Erik, indeed, it makes a great daily shooter.
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This case will marr the original black paint trims on the vertical edges of the camera body. Get the original S2 one, the very well padded model with the two "descenders" on each side.
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indeed, it makes a great daily shooter.
Yes, but then you'll need a 35mm viewfinder.

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Yes, but then you'll need a 35mm viewfinder.

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For someone not wearing glasses, the whole frame of the S2 viewfinder (outside the etched 50mm framelines) approx. equals what a 35mm lens will capture, so you can use the camera without a 35mm viewfinder from time to time, it kinda works out.
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The one on the left I found last year for about EUR 35 on eBay. Maybe they are even cheaper now.

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my other nikon rf is and SP, so the case goes well there too,

i used a vc minifinder for a while, but then i also noticed the full s2 finder is fine for me for for 35.
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At the end of the day the good old Nikon Varifocal finder comes back to mind :



(generic and fine "Made in Japan" 48mm screw-in metal lens hood).
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Stunning clean black dial, Nicolas! The lens looks really fine too. Are those shades still available?

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Thanks, Erik. That shade was randomly found on eBay at auction with a "48mm lens hood" routine search. I assume it was made in the 1960s or 1970s. I didn't buy it from a store. With some patience I'm quite certain you can grab something equivalent sooner or later.
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Nikon SP w/ Nikkor-S.C. 5cm/1.4 is the legendary gear.
What make it more is when you are lucky enough to own a Combo set


Nikon rangefinder SP Combo by kamshingk, on Flickr
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a real documented PRESS FUGLY black SP H.Long Toledo Blade.
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[quote=kamshingk;2621373]Nikon SP w/ Nikkor-S.C. 5cm/1.4 is the legendary gear.
What make it more is when you are lucky enough to own a Combo set QUOTE]


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Quite possibly the loveliest camera I've ever purchased.


Nikon S2 with 2/5cm by P F McFarland, on Flickr

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It's certainly a beauty - from your flickr looks like you have a nice collection of lenses to go with it too.
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Thanks, Shac. An upgraded 3.5 came today, the replacement 5.0 comes tomorrow, and a 10.5 and 13.5 are on their way. That should hold me for a while.

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An upgraded 3.5 came today, the replacement 5.0 comes tomorrow, and a 10.5 and 13.5 are on their way. That should hold me for a while.

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I guess they should
I have pretty much the same lens focal length apart from an 85/2 instead on the 105.
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I have pretty much the same lens focal length apart from an 85/2 instead on the 105.
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The 85/2 was the first lens I got, came in a box lot early last year. Then I got the 35/3.5 in the fall, and was using it on a Contax IIa while waiting to get an S2. The 50/1.4 is to replace the 50/2 that came with the camera, because it has a bit of separation. Likely it's still usable, but I'll have to film check it first.

TomA convinced me the 35/2.5 would be a good improvement over the 3.5, and that the 105/2.5 would be a nice addition. I could have waited a while to get the 105, but after looking at what was available I didn't think I could do any better on price, so I bought one last night after considering a dozen others. At least it has the proper caps and hood. I found out some versions of the 105 had a bayonet hood which is hard to come by, so I steered clear of them.

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Congratulations farlymac on your S2 acquisition. Hope you enjoy using it for many years to come.
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