View Full Version : Nikon S on Fleabay

02-13-2005, 19:57
Just saw this Nikon S there, thought some might be interested.


back alley
02-13-2005, 21:01
very pretty.

Gordon Coale
02-13-2005, 21:06
And it has a good shudder. Must be the Halloween model.

02-13-2005, 21:53
Well there's a y2000 reissue for sale on Oz fleabay too:


Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 01:58
That is a Nikon S2 Black Dial that was produced alongside the Nikon SP for a while. It is less common than the Chrome Dial, about a 4:1 ratio. The S2 is the best shooter for a 50mm lens, has a very bright RF patch. The years have been good to my S2 finders.

02-14-2005, 02:02
Maybe the Nikon S collectors are emptying their drawers to collect for the SP 2005 ?

Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 02:18
I would look to see the Nikon SP 2005 lusters selling off the S3-2000. No way any collector would part with 5 Nikon RF cameras for a new SP. If I start now, I can have enough for one on my 50th Birthday, 2yrs away.

02-14-2005, 02:25
Brian, that holds true for me too - except it's in 22 years.

Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 02:33
PM me when I hit 70. I will make you a great deal on a near mint condition Nikon SP! And you will need some lenses with it. An 8.5cm F2 is great with the SP 1x finder.

Until then, really enjoy those extra 20 years!


02-14-2005, 02:41
Just keep in mind there won't be film around, still will make a great conversation piece :D

Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 02:44
I will bet you my Nikon S3 with a 5cm f1.4 lens against your Canon P that I will be photographing (assume I am still alive) my 70th Birthday with Film in my Camera.

Film goes away completely, I send you my S3. Film around in 22 years, I get the "P". Seem Fair?


02-14-2005, 03:03
Fair ! :) I'll have a perfect excuse to go grab a Leica M4 then ;)

Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 03:56
Great! Hey Joe, I got a Canon P on the way!!! And Oscar has turned to the darkside. I am a patient man.

02-14-2005, 04:01
Great! Hey Joe, I got a Canon P on the way!!! And Oscar has turned to the darkside. I am a patient man.
That shipping will take even longer than Joe is usually complaining about.

Taffer - sorry but you've lost this, pal.

02-14-2005, 04:27
Nah, no loss Pherdi, that Canon P is in fact a Trojan horse, soon he'll no longer appreciate his non-Canon equipment and will send it to me just to relief his vision of all that useless stuff :p

back alley
02-14-2005, 04:39
i be 74 and wondering 'what is film'? ha!
and maybe drooling too...


02-14-2005, 05:32
Hopefully someone will design digital backs for all these "outdated film cameras".



02-14-2005, 07:06
Guess that chrome/black dial will go for 1K+ and appears to be in collector condition. I still use my old S2, but prefer the Tower 45 (Nicca 5) as a pocket camera..

So I'm the old guy on the block (85), and promise to stick around until film goes away!!


Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 07:08
If only Silicon Filmworks had pulled it off; Digial Imaging in a film canister. They failed, and who knows if anyone else will even try.

I have yet to come across a camera that makes me forget the others; They all have their strong points.

And remember, With an Nikon S3 up against the Canon P, you are getting 4:1 Odds on what I know is a sure bet.

02-14-2005, 08:37
Now everybody ! Film is dead, digital is Truth, go digital now, don't wait til tomorrow !! Help me keep my P !!!!! :D

Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 12:14
Yup, Oscar's Canon P days are numbered. Around 8,000... But still numbered. Tick, Tick, Tick, Come to me, my Little Canon P... Just a matter of time...

Film will be around forever. After all, Mr. Spocks TriCorder uses 35mm film. If it was on Star Trek, it must be true.

02-14-2005, 13:38
:eek: I can feel the clock tick-tacking over my head... My P, my dear P... :_( Well I bet I can always mail you the Canon P ad Bill Mattocks sent me and simply tell you to add boiling water :D

"Film will be around forever. After all, Mr. Spocks TriCorder uses 35mm film. If it was on Star Trek, it must be true." LOL !!!

Now seriously, we could always create a RFF-Accessories company and resussitate the Digital Film idea, after all if they tried, other can try as well. Just we must be sure to have all the classics we want before we put it on the market and classic prices go to the sky... :p

02-14-2005, 14:51
Taffer, are you trying to break the 2000th thread mark or catch up with Joe....or both? ;)

Brian Sweeney
02-14-2005, 14:53
He's just worried that he has a short lease left on that Beauty of a camera of his.

I'll send him something that he can still use with Kodak Tri-X 75th Anniversary Version. Where did I put that Kodak Pony IV...

back alley
02-14-2005, 15:06
i'm closing in on 4000, i think film WILL be dead before anyone catches up.

not that it's a competition or anything...


oscar, be scared cause film is here for a good long time and i think so is mr. sweeney!!