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REDUCED PRICE -- 1957 Rangefinder s2 -- and a Question
Old 12-11-2016   #41
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REDUCED PRICE -- 1957 Rangefinder s2 -- and a Question

Hello again, hello,

I have reduced the asking price for the r2 outfit, due to many comments received on it, to bring it closer in line with what a whole outfit might go for. I was able to change the price but not to change it from an auction to a 35mm small format camera sale. I'm still working on how this forum functions. I'm kind of wishing I'd made inquiries of members BEFORE I first posted the item.

Also, do you all think it would be appropriate to post some of my photos in the gallery here, given that they were taken with a modern digital camera? This forum is so active and robust. I can't say that of all of them.

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Old 12-11-2016   #42
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@DansArtRealm, yup, you can post digital pics. There are quite a few digital sectionsx here, such as the Leica m240 and the sony ones.
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Old 12-12-2016   #43
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Thanks! I think I'll post a photo or two. I used to have many on a now-defunct site called Photo-sig. Most of my DeviantArt stuff consists of digital paintings. It's about time I got back to showing my photos. Quite a bit of "scenic New England" stuff.
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Old 12-24-2016   #44
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And then, there were two:


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...r-outfit/cat/3




http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...aperwork/cat/3


Happy Holidays to all you Nikon fans.
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Old 12-25-2016   #45
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You offered $550 for a camera that's offered for $1350?
I think the price may be high but really , offering 40% could
Be perceived as , a joke .
Or at the least an unrealistic offer .
He asks $1350 for a camera that's worth $550?
I think the offer may be low but really , asking 245% could
Be perceived as , a joke .
Or at the least an unrealistic price .
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Old 12-26-2016   #46
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The guy started shutterbug ads said your camera is worth what you think it is to you , or what someone else will give you for it , or what you can get in trade ,

To post on someone's ad 'I'll give you $550 for it'
Usually you contact someone by pm and make an offer
You don't have to bully them in public to get the price down
They either accept your offer or decline it .

Prices on all film collectable cameras are down ,
There is a big difference between the eBay $400 s2 and a good one
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Old 12-26-2016   #47
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The guy started shutterbug ads said your camera is worth what you think it is to you , or what someone else will give you for it , or what you can get in trade ,

To post on someone's ad 'I'll give you $550 for it'
Usually you contact someone by pm and make an offer
You don't have to bully them in public to get the price down
They either accept your offer or decline it .

Prices on all film collectable cameras are down ,
There is a big difference between the eBay $400 s2 and a good one
All depends on what "a good one" means to you. I suspect we have different ideas on exactly what that means.
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Old 12-26-2016   #48
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The problem with getting top dollar for a Nikon S2 is that just about every collector has one, it is the highest production Nikon rangefinder camera, there may still be more than 50,000 of them out there. As I write this, I can count close three dozen of them on ebay in addition to the 2 nice ones here.
The other issue is, not every collector is willing to pay $1000 or more for a pristine example, some are happy with $500 examples that can shoot pictures, collectors are are a dime a dozen, there are all kinds of them out there. Nowadays if one is patient they can have a real nice one for under a grand, who cares if it's missing the box?

Unlike 10-15 years ago, when there were many buyers and few cameras, today there are many cameras and few buyers. Look at the price of Leica digital rangefinder cameras and you know why film cameras are dropping in value...

I can officially proclaim the Rangefinder Renaissance is over.

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The problem with getting top dollar for a Nikon S2 is that just about every collector has one, it is the highest production Nikon rangefinder camera, there may still be more than 50,000 of them out there. As I write this, I can count close three dozen of them on ebay in addition to the 2 nice ones here.
The other issue is, not every collector is willing to pay $1000 or more for a pristine example, some are happy with $500 examples that can shoot pictures, collectors are are a dime a dozen, there are all kinds of them out there. Nowadays if one is patient they can have a real nice one for under a grand, who cares if it's missing the box?

Unlike 10-15 years ago, when there were many buyers and few cameras, today there are many cameras and few buyers. Look at the price of Leica digital rangefinder cameras and you know why film cameras are dropping in value...

I can officially proclaim the Rangefinder Renaissance is over.

Kiu
Great!
Now maybe I'll be able to get a black SP beater/shooter at a reasonable price. As the Official Proclaimer perhaps you'd like to be the person to sell one to me.
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I can officially proclaim the Rangefinder Renaissance is over.

Kiu
On my current trip I have left all my SLRs at home and am travelling with an M7, an M240 and a Fuji TX-1.
I can officially proclaim the Rangefinder Renaissance is in full swing!
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I can officially proclaim the Rangefinder Renaissance is over.

Kiu
It's been a very good run.

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Old 12-26-2016   #52
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Great!
Now maybe I'll be able to get a black SP beater/shooter at a reasonable price. As the Official Proclaimer perhaps you'd like to be the person to sell one to me.
Robert
I don't have one to offer you Robert but...

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SUPER RARE!! NIKON S2 BLACK LAST MODEL RANGEFINDER CAMERA CLA'ed
SOLD $450.00 Via Buy It Now+$15.00 shipping
Dec-13 16:14
From Japan
Seller: tokyo.camera(782) 100% View seller's store: TOKYO CAMERA AKIHABARA
Item: 182388218652
Apparently, they are out there too, you just have to be looking.
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I don't have one to offer you Robert but...



Apparently, they are out there too, you just have to be looking.
I do look, every day.
What you posted was an ad for an S2.
Not interested.
I started with an S3 and after getting a couple of them also got an SP.
To me, going to an S2 would be a step backwards.
But thanks for thinking of me.
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Now maybe I'll be able to get a black SP beater/shooter at a reasonable price.
What do you consider to be a "reasonable price", Robert?

A cursory search of Yahoo Japan auctions dug up this repaint (link) for just over 200,000 Japanese YEN, but I have no idea if that price qualifies as reasonable for you.

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What do you consider to be a "reasonable price", Robert?

A cursory search of Yahoo Japan auctions dug up this repaint (link) for just over 200,000 Japanese YEN, but I have no idea if that price qualifies as reasonable for you.
Thanks Jon.
Unless my math is off, that works out to about $2,400.00 Canadian, which is indeed within my realm of reasonable.
I don't speak or read Japanese so naturally, I don't visit Yahoo Japan, but limit myself to English-speaking sites.
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I don't speak or read Japanese either, but I've gotten many good deals from Yahoo Japan Auctions. My current S2 is an amazing, almost-new chrome dial version that I got about a year ago for less than $200 (body only). However, it really only makes sense financially if the country in which you live isn't strict with collecting customs duties.
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I don't speak or read Japanese so naturally, I don't visit Yahoo Japan, but limit myself to English-speaking sites.
There's a multitude of online translation tools and proxy bidding services these days. Perhaps consider casting the net a bit wider?

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However, it really only makes sense financially if the country in which you live isn't strict with collecting customs duties.
Good point. No experience personally, but I suspect there's some proxy bidding services that would be prepared to be flexible on the customs declaration. Especially since most of their business comes from China, and China has recently gotten a lot stricter about taxing imported items.
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