View Full Version : Whats the value of this Beauty?

Canon Junkie
03-08-2005, 18:11

Anyone have history on what these sell for? I am a newbie, but love Nikon SLRs. Thought I would ask.

03-08-2005, 19:08
I dont know, but replacing that shutter would cost you a bit.

Its a Contax clone and they usually go for a pretty high price. Look at the Contax 2 and 3 to see the resemblance. I think a Kiev 2 would be a better deal.

03-10-2005, 08:34
Probably around 500 euros or 600 dollar.

Brian Sweeney
03-10-2005, 08:46
I paid $550 for a Nikon S w 5cm F1.4 lens in EX+ condition at a camera show. Replacing the shutter curtains and having it CLA's will run ~$188 (price for an S2) at Essex in New Jersey.

The Nikon S is not a good shooter. The viewfinder is small and squinty. The S2 is a much better shooter with a 1x viewfinder. An S2 in EX condition with a 5cm F1.4 will run about $600. It is also a bit lighter, has a more durable body covering, and is "faster handling" with lever wind and rewind crank.

An S2, close to Mint:


I have not bought from this seller, but have corresponded with them. Very polite and honest. I pointed out a mistake in a listing, and it was taken right down, corrected, and relisted. They earned that 100% rating for over 1000 sales!

Nikon Bob
03-10-2005, 12:03
Just saw one advertised at $695 Cdn ( roughly $577 US) with a 50mm f2 nikkor at a retail outlet.


03-10-2005, 12:25
Sure agree with Brian.

I have had both the S and S2 for about 1/2 century. S2 is one of my favorite RF cams and the Nikon 1.4 lens is superb. Gotta use an aux finder with the S.

The S is a keepsake and just stays on the shelf. Must go one of these days I guess, because I'm 30 years older than the Nikons.

The Mamiya 6 I got from Filipe is loaded with 160 and testing right now. Can't believe I sold my other Mamy 6. Great camera, and handles so sweet.