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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-30-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,481
Posted By NIKON KIU
I am big fan of Pawn Stars, now with our founder...

I am big fan of Pawn Stars, now with our founder becoming a Pawn Star...I am hooked even more!

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-11-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4,235
Posted By NIKON KIU
Official Logo

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/nikonhistoricalsociety/download/file.php?mode=view&id=13

Be There!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4,235
Posted By NIKON KIU
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/KlsAAOSw6TRat8o3/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/KlsAAOSw6TRat8o3/s-l1600.jpg

Don't miss it!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4,235
Posted By NIKON KIU
NHS membership costs $40 a year. includes 4...

NHS membership costs $40 a year. includes 4 magazines.
Convention fee is $200 and includes meal and lecture.
No need to become member to attend convention, just pay $200 convention fee.

Bob is...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4,235
Posted By NIKON KIU
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/nikonhistoricalsoc...

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/nikonhistoricalsociety/download/file.php?id=5&t=1
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4,235
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon Historical Society NHS-Convention Oct 1st 2018 Chicago

We are set for end of September.

Here is the first notice:




I will update when more information is posted.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 08-05-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 9,055
Posted By NIKON KIU
You know, we always make note of the bargain...

You know, we always make note of the bargain priced units, it's not really fair.
One has to look at the whole market, it's true that there was a black one with a ding the other day, it sold for under...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-26-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By NIKON KIU
Millennium Nikkor Prices

I am opening this thread to track the price of the 50mm Nikkor that was re-issued in year 2000, all were mounted on Nikon S3 re-issue cameras but now after 15 years, they can be had on used market by...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,168
Posted By NIKON KIU
I think you did the right thing, I sent one out...

I think you did the right thing, I sent one out and afterwards, the pictures were much sharper after CLA, it never hurts to do a CLA on a lens this old.

Just wondering, can you tell us what price...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-15-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By NIKON KIU
I read the post and you better NOT delete it. I...

I read the post and you better NOT delete it.
I read it as one from the heart, those are worth leaving as legacy.

Cute picture, looks a bit like a younger Angelina.

Kiu
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-15-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,168
Posted By NIKON KIU
So, it's fine when you do it without a body? If...

So, it's fine when you do it without a body?
If that's the case, may be you are not installing it right?
Are you making sure both lens and camera are set at infinity when mounting?

Sometimes the...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-11-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 9,055
Posted By NIKON KIU
There is one on ebay with an aftermarket...

There is one on ebay with an aftermarket lens:

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VzkAAOSwFqNZXKM9/s-l1600.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/152612327937

I am wondering about today's price...

This thread is...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By NIKON KIU
And while you're at it, find a lens with black...

And while you're at it, find a lens with black trim, the all chrome lenses are too early for Nikon SP.

Does your SP have titanium shutter curtains?
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By NIKON KIU
Normally they get mangled because users turn the...

Normally they get mangled because users turn the aperture too fast, the picture shows them to be somewhat robust, they are not! Made of very thin material, they are long and move in very intricate...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By NIKON KIU
You and Kiitos make me sick! I need to move to...

You and Kiitos make me sick! I need to move to Japan.
:)

Sorry, I exaggerated a bit, I thought too high(senior moment!), it's $900.00
It's $1200 if the front group needs...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By NIKON KIU
If the iris blades go bad, as they all do(sooner...

If the iris blades go bad, as they all do(sooner or later), it's a $1200 repair job.

Some things are better left on the shelf.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 06-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By NIKON KIU
You need to find one with a messed-up iris, they...

You need to find one with a messed-up iris, they can go bad easily.
I've seen them sell as low as $600 like that.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 06-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By NIKON KIU
The second one came with a camera! I was going...

The second one came with a camera!

I was going to snipe it at the end but missed the end!
It went cheap!

I sold mine a few months ago, I got $3700 with both caps.
I was happy.
Prices can go up and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By NIKON KIU
Both zooms are interesting, the zoom fish-eye...

Both zooms are interesting, the zoom fish-eye more so.

I tend to disagree with OP on the price of 12-24 compared to 10-20
Used 12-24 sell about...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By NIKON KIU
For 351,000 yenners, it better be original!

For 351,000 yenners, it better be original!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By NIKON KIU
The back is correct, the self timer too. The top...

The back is correct, the self timer too. The top dials look correct.
The cover for the counter is OK, I believe they can be either by mid production.
More important is the red index dot, it looks...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 3,187
Posted By NIKON KIU
http://www.nikon.com/100th/_img/products/top/speci...

http://www.nikon.com/100th/_img/products/top/special-collection04.jpg
$139.95

Hard to resist, I can resist the 3 lens set for 8 grand much easier.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-04-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,873
Posted By NIKON KIU
There are 3 of them on Yahoo Japan now, all with...

There are 3 of them on Yahoo Japan now, all with what seems to be repainted black S3 cameras( I didn't check...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-26-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,646
Posted By NIKON KIU
This serial number you listed is not for a Nikon...

This serial number you listed is not for a Nikon FT
This is a serial number for a Nikkormat. Right?

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By NIKON KIU
You can still brag that yours is one of the last...

You can still brag that yours is one of the last with the logo instead of Nikon.

:)

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By NIKON KIU
The early cameras have features that separates...

The early cameras have features that separates them from the later examples.
The early cameras have the NK logo in addition to hollow advance lever, distinctive self timer lever and some other little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 30,315
Posted By NIKON KIU
It was a good price, very close to my magic...

It was a good price, very close to my magic number.
So Frank, does this mean you have 2 of them?

I'll update the numbers when you post yours.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 04-27-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By NIKON KIU
The Colon indicates an engraving error or it...

The Colon indicates an engraving error or it could mean a duplicate number.
There may be another lens out there with the same serial number.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 04-26-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By NIKON KIU
That sounds about right, $200-$300 Having the...

That sounds about right, $200-$300
Having the right caps, case and hood can add to the price, a good one with a finder can bring $300-$500

There is also...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,998
Posted By NIKON KIU
Estimates are under 100 for the S mount. I...

Estimates are under 100 for the S mount.
I wonder if at this point more than 50 exist.




Now, we need to find that prototype.

Thanks for the museum tour. Although some of the same prototypes were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 30,315
Posted By NIKON KIU
OK. I added...

OK.
I added everything.


0000455
0000918
0001488
0001563
0001603
0001738
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-08-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 3,187
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon 100 year anniversary goodies.

Nikon introduced a new website for the 100 year anniversary:
http://www.nikon.com/100th/

And not to be far behind, they also introduced a bunch of goodies to celebrate the century...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 30,315
Posted By NIKON KIU
There was a huge gap between 0002xxx and 0007xxx,...

There was a huge gap between 0002xxx and 0007xxx, so I did more number collecting.
There is still no 0004xxx
1000 cameras we are missing...


I have been holding on for over a dozen years, the 65000...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-03-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 21,351
Posted By NIKON KIU
It's not who but what! And it's right here,...

It's not who but what!

And it's right here, right...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
Radical, you need to look at a new...

Radical, you need to look at a new Porsche.

https://www.cstatic-images.com/supersized/5/b/2/94/31761b1d31dcf6b82745afc78c0.jpg
It's like an airplane cockpit, they even give you a little TV in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-21-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
I don't think you are right on this, do you want...

I don't think you are right on this, do you want me to show you how many companies make imaging sensors? I checked it, it's in hundreds, it's true that Sony and Samsung have the most market share but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-21-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
My daughter got one of those Fuji instant jobs, I...

My daughter got one of those Fuji instant jobs, I even took a picture of her/BF with it.
It's sitting on her shelf where I suspect it will be for a long time. The first roll is finished and the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-21-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,456
Posted By NIKON KIU
Larry, They can still get it right, the direction...

Larry,
They can still get it right, the direction could be corrected.
But they are heavily invested, since the introduction in late 2011, the entire line has been updated a few times. Today, looking...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-21-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,456
Posted By NIKON KIU
As much as I wish for another film camera from...

As much as I wish for another film camera from Nikon, I don't think it will ever happen.
I can envision some limited edition 100th year anniversary meant for Japan F6 or something along the line.

By...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
I am glad there are so many defenders of film but...

I am glad there are so many defenders of film but let me clear it for all, it's not mainstream anymore, it will never be again.

Do you think they'll have film cellphones?

Sad part is, I was raised...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-18-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
http://www.kenkotokinausa.com/img/cpplus2017-kenko...

http://www.kenkotokinausa.com/img/cpplus2017-kenkotokina.jpg

Kenko-Tokina 2017 exhibition booth.

I also read about the "Firin" lens line for mirror-less...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-18-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
I think you probably heard what you wanted to...

I think you probably heard what you wanted to hear and read what you wanted to read. The film market may be improving a bit but it's just about done. Not many professional applications rely on it...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,758
Posted By NIKON KIU
Sold around 4.5 Million cameras in 2016 I am...

Sold around 4.5 Million cameras in 2016

I am sure Nikon would have been happy with that number for keymission.

Kiu
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
Yeah, that's true but one part of the story, here...

Yeah, that's true but one part of the story, here is another news clip:



If I am reading this right, they sold 40% less, but still sold 4-5 million cameras.

Thanks all for the reminder about...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
This collapsing market you all are talking about...

This collapsing market you all are talking about is not really the whole picture, digital camera market is well and strong, yeah there are shifts in the market but have you all heard of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
I was thinking they need a camera of their own to...

I was thinking they need a camera of their own to survive.

Selling lenses only is another problem, there are established players like Sigma, Tokina and Tamron, there are also names like Zeiss...

Kiu
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-08-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,822
Posted By NIKON KIU
Where is the Bessa Digital?

It was 1999 when Cosina bought the rights to Voigtlander, since then, we have had a steady stream of cameras and lenses made by the Japanese company, some have been very interesting, some of the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,873
Posted By NIKON KIU
To be honest, it's not that interesting. Mainly...

To be honest, it's not that interesting. Mainly because of the asking price...
It would be much more interesting if the listing from $100
But $100 is the discount from original price, now that's the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,873
Posted By NIKON KIU
Apparently it's for display only since the seller...

Apparently it's for display only since the seller makes this remark in the listing, read the last "note":



http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JysAAOSw44BYbkIy/s-l1600.jpg

That's one way of saying it...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 6,428
Posted By NIKON KIU
Lens #2 needs a bit of CLA ;)

Lens #2 needs a bit of CLA

;)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 52,569
Posted By NIKON KIU
The world has lost a great photographer and we...

The world has lost a great photographer and we all lost a great friend.

May his pictures remind us that he lives forever.
Forum: RFF News 12-26-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,872
Posted By NIKON KIU
HH for Happy Hanukkah HC for Happy Christmas MC...

HH for Happy Hanukkah
HC for Happy Christmas
MC for Merry Christmas
HNY for Happy New Year


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bSjRzmdgBCE/VIe5_u9fhlI/AAAAAAAANJg/Pthp3xkMnfQ/s1600/happy-holidays-emoticon.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,589
Posted By NIKON KIU
I don't have one to offer you Robert...

I don't have one to offer you Robert but...



Apparently, they are out there too, you just have to be looking.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,589
Posted By NIKON KIU
The problem with getting top dollar for a Nikon...

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...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-24-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,589
Posted By NIKON KIU
And then, there were...

And then, there were...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,055
Posted By NIKON KIU
Great Price!

I just saw this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/332054279247
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2xYAAOSwXeJYIwOM/s-l1600.jpg
$748.00 from Japan, plus shipping.

How about that?

Price keeps going lower.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,589
Posted By NIKON KIU
The only thing that made it a user was the tripod...

The only thing that made it a user was the tripod marks on the base plate, else looked really good.

You got a really good deal. Any Leica 1.4 lens costs more than that!

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,589
Posted By NIKON KIU
I tell you a story, it's interesting to read....

I tell you a story, it's interesting to read. Sorry I don't mean to hijack the thread but I think it's related.

Like Tom A. says, rangefinder cameras can multiply if you are not careful with them....
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,589
Posted By NIKON KIU
Welcome to the original poster and thanks for...

Welcome to the original poster and thanks for your participation.

I think $550 is a good offer.
I had a super nice chrome dial S2 in the box, it wasn't as clean as this black dial but it was close....
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-26-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By NIKON KIU
That's what I was thinking, it'll definitely ruin...

That's what I was thinking, it'll definitely ruin the chipper.

Well for what it's worth, I am leading the bids with a little under a day to go.

$2200 and going....

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-23-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,187
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon 100 Anniversary

That's the name of the new book by NHS member Uli Koch.

2017 will be the 100th year of Nikon.

The front cover and web...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 7,286
Posted By NIKON KIU
I have a complete set of Nikon APS SLR cameras...

I have a complete set of Nikon APS SLR cameras with lenses.

:eek:

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=105092&stc=1&d=1479927733

Looks like a camera store shelf from the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-22-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,122
Posted By NIKON KIU
Is it better to have trifocal Nikon SP? Is it...

Is it better to have trifocal Nikon SP?
Is it better to have stock of Apple?

There is one Trifocal SP and 5.3 billion shares of Apple.

Hmmmmmmm. :confused:

I'll take the camera.

But then I may...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-22-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,122
Posted By NIKON KIU
60922 was put on the table after NHS-15...

60922 was put on the table after NHS-15 convention, we were allowed to photograph it and touch it but...the owner of 60922 did not want us to make too much noise about the camera(sorry, no pictures)....
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By NIKON KIU
Most probably 609149 will end up there as...

Most probably 609149 will end up there as well.
All cleaned with new clothes....
Forum: Nikon RF 11-22-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By NIKON KIU
For a lower price alternative, you can check this...

For a lower price alternative, you can check this thread:
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158615

;)

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By NIKON KIU
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bt0AAOSw44BYKb0~/s-l...

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bt0AAOSw44BYKb0~/s-l1600.jpg
Should fetch at least $5K even though someone drilled a hole in it to have flash synch and is missing a bunch of covering, partially...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-19-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,122
Posted By NIKON KIU
I wonder if this one went for that much, how much...

I wonder if this one went for that much, how much the one we saw in Philly is worth?
The Philly camera had this number beat by 2

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-19-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,122
Posted By NIKON KIU
http://pic01.auction2000.se/aukpic/wlpa/20160414_1...

http://pic01.auction2000.se/aukpic/wlpa/20160414_1608/34011_1_mid.jpg

307. Nikon One
The earliest known surviving production Nikon in t...
Condition: B+
Year: 1948
Serial No.: 60924
Hammer price...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-17-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,122
Posted By NIKON KIU
How about this...

How about this beauty?

http://pic01.auction2000.se/aukpic/wlpa/20160414_1608/34858_1.jpg

547. Nikon F NASA *
extremely rare black anodized demonstration (DUMMY...
Condition: B/A
Year: c.1963
Serial...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By NIKON KIU
What is the Leica M9 shutter rated at? Is there...

What is the Leica M9 shutter rated at? Is there any information from Leica about this?
Cheapie Nikon Digi SLRs are rated at 100,000 cycles, prosumers go to 250,000

I am surprised at those numbers...
Forum: RFF News 10-09-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,515
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon Historical Society does NOT pay...

Nikon Historical Society does NOT pay speakers.
The speakers receive gifts but I don't think that's the reason we make presentations. We do it because of the audience.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-30-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
More Pics

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/912b5e858bcc4132a2d4b10a9a4854dc_r.jpg

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/5b729df8e4c749c793713df4042879a2_r.jpg

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/d4ec290436214c52bf2df...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-29-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
Pictures!

All pictures in this post courtesy of John...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-23-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
One week to go!

NHS Convention 15 program:

Nikon Historical Society October 1, 2016

Program
9:00 Meeting kick-off Bill Kraus
Welcome address-Bob Rotoloni
NHS: Why, How & When-Bill Kraus
Nikon...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-16-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,916
Posted By NIKON KIU
May be the Bessa R2 in green did start all of...

May be the Bessa R2 in green did start all of this, I don't know.

http://thumbs.picclick.com/00/s/NTM1WDgwMA==/z/fqUAAOSwQupXVsN9/$/Very-Rare-W-Olive-Side-Grip-Near-Mint-Voigtlander-_57.jpg

Some...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
2 Weeks to go, less if you are making a week...

2 Weeks to go, less if you are making a week vacation out of the trip.

Preparations have been under way for over a year, main part begins soon.

Last minute call if you want to attend is NOW!

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 09-14-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,916
Posted By NIKON KIU
Olive me...

Interesting replies, some are quite amusing. Great to see interest in these old camera.

Since this thread created good interest, I'll add my 2 cents hoping there will be more conversation and...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-09-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,916
Posted By NIKON KIU
Green F2

You mean kind of like this?

http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_fotografici/Nikon_spigolature/11.jpg
Borrowed from this...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-08-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,916
Posted By NIKON KIU
Olive me green!

There are master craftsmen in Japan who are very busy, they are painting old classic Nikon cameras Olive Green, I have seen a few already, I believe there are many many more. There are multiple...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-11-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 9,654
Posted By NIKON KIU
One can always look but finding one would be...

One can always look but finding one would be another story. You are one of the few who has...

Then they disappear.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,277
Posted By NIKON KIU
I asked him about it in another site, he...

I asked him about it in another site, he mentioned that's another category.
:D

John is a long time NHS member.

I think Richard gives John a run for the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-23-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,485
Posted By NIKON KIU
There are ways around...

There are ways around that:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/172280120208

The 5cm f3.5 lens is really really rare in Nikon mount, may be 100 were ever made.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-20-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
Update

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/837daf21fcf545a38894bc565f1f769c_r.jpg?1469046414

Nikon Historical Society Meeting
Penn’s View Hotel, October 1, 2016 ...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-02-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,479
Posted By NIKON KIU
When this camera was produced, there were no 1.4s...

When this camera was produced, there were no 1.4s yet available, it should have come with a 2.0
But the 2.0 should be "Tick Mark" version, or an early production example.


Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-12-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,644
Posted By NIKON KIU
All I see is that beautiful Nikkor glow! OK,...

All I see is that beautiful Nikkor glow!

OK, OK...
I once had a 28-200 AFD that wasn't really good at the longer end, but what do you expect from a 28-200?

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-10-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,644
Posted By NIKON KIU
Come on people, who are you foolin? There are no...

Come on people, who are you foolin?

There are no bad Nikkors, period!
:)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-25-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
Please note the hotel where the convention is...

Please note the hotel where the convention is being held at only has 50 rooms!
Make your reservation early, most rooms have been reserved as I write this.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 05-25-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 12,467
Posted By NIKON KIU
The S2 patch has held up better than the S3, at...

The S2 patch has held up better than the S3, at least that's been my experience.
A lot of the S3 patches have dimmed and are not usable but most of the S2s have held up pretty well.
It is possible a...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-25-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
I am sorry I mis-informed earlier, starting bid...

I am sorry I mis-informed earlier, starting bid was 500 yen

Sold for 2,511,000 yen(Including tax 2,711,880 yen)

About $24,655

Someone here did really good with that last kit.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-20-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
Now, We shall find out what one is worth across...

Now,
We shall find out what one is worth across the pond, this one is out of Yahoo...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,055
Posted By NIKON KIU
I trust Jon as the most qualified person when...

I trust Jon as the most qualified person when talking the Re-issue S3 or SP
If anyone doubts me, just read his...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,055
Posted By NIKON KIU
Who says they can't be fixed? There are plenty of...

Who says they can't be fixed?
There are plenty of places that can fix them, that's if they break, they normally don't.

Better find a new technician.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,055
Posted By NIKON KIU
Feel good about it, I paid just under $2k for...

Feel good about it, I paid just under $2k for mine and I had to get it out of UK, this was a few years back.
B&H was selling them at the time for $2300 and they were SELLING like hot-cakes!

For a...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-27-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,055
Posted By NIKON KIU
As a result, good old chrome Nikon S3 is selling...

As a result, good old chrome Nikon S3 is selling for around $500-$600
The S4 doesn't do much better either. If you hunt long enough, authentic Chrome SP's can be had around the same price.

There are...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-15-2016
Replies: 436
Views: 83,120
Posted By NIKON KIU
Brian Sweeney had a Geiger counter when I visited...

Brian Sweeney had a Geiger counter when I visited him a few years back, the 1.8 was definitely radiating.
We assumed it was part of Nikkor glow.

:)

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-15-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,506
Posted By NIKON KIU
This kit was traveling light!! Back in the early...

This kit was traveling light!!
Back in the early 1960s this was as small as you could get in a 35mm, these were considered miniature cameras, smaller would have been 16mm (sub-miniature). I am...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-09-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,332
Posted By NIKON KIU
More where that came from!

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LVYAAOSw7FRWXEA0/s-l1600.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-S3-Olympic-Black-w-Nikkor-S-50mm-F1-4-Excellent-N2562-/201558240740

This one is in much better shape, priced...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-08-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,506
Posted By NIKON KIU
The main clue was that ring flash that fit the...

The main clue was that ring flash that fit the micro collar, which is not shown above.
See this thread:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153417

The owner was filming secret...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By NIKON KIU
Or for that fact the lens! Ebay...

Or for that fact the lens!
Ebay...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-05-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By NIKON KIU
Note the box says 50mm! Not 5cm. Kiu

Note the box says 50mm!
Not 5cm.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 04-04-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By NIKON KIU
interesting, that serial number betters Bob's by...

interesting, that serial number betters Bob's by almost 1400!

There is no question the 13.5cm has wacky anomolies, I have a lens numbered 276382, it shows all the characteristics of a later example...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-04-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By NIKON KIU
Neat! Now we know 50080119 is in screw-mount and...

Neat!
Now we know 50080119 is in screw-mount and was inspected by Mr. Watanabe on December 27th 1950. Between Christmas and New year!
That dates it during the occupation.

Thanks for sharing.

Now,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-30-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
Convention Update.

The second email is out, convention price is set.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,332
Posted By NIKON KIU
That's the picture, there are 2000 of these S3s...

That's the picture, there are 2000 of these S3s out there, most collectors have one in better shape than the one mentioned above, collector grade cameras look like this:...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,332
Posted By NIKON KIU
Too many dings and dents on this set. This is a...

Too many dings and dents on this set.
This is a heavy user, no interest to...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-12-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,075
Posted By NIKON KIU
This being a Nippon Kogaku conversation I have to...

This being a Nippon Kogaku conversation I have to add something, there are many variations, I have one that lists 12.5

Who has a 125mm lens?

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
The most attended convention had 80 members, most...

The most attended convention had 80 members, most conventions get around 50, members bring items but not much trading happens in the convention, it more show and tell.
9am to 5pm saturday...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
That's the short version, this is the long...

That's the short version, this is the long one.

Convention day is a full day ordeal, there are speakers offering presentations, some of historical value, during the last convention there were items...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-23-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20,703
Posted By NIKON KIU
It's hard to prove otherwise unless there is a...

It's hard to prove otherwise unless there is a warranty card or registration proof.

All of those last cameras recorded are chrome!

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
Anyone going? I'll be there. Official...

Anyone going?


I'll be there.

Official logo:
http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/837daf21fcf545a38894bc565f1f769c_r.jpg?1455762886

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-10-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,401
Posted By NIKON KIU
The one off adapted lenses normally look like...

The one off adapted lenses normally look like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By NIKON KIU
As is shown on the picture above, the lens' 85mm...

As is shown on the picture above, the lens' 85mm designation on the zoom ring is painted in orange, also note that the Macro ring has a line that extends from the white dot, that is orange. This...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By NIKON KIU
I don't have one of these, does the Macro cover...

I don't have one of these, does the Macro cover the entire range of focal length on this lens?
It's suppose to only work at 85mm, the macro ring should not even move unless the lens is at 85mm. This...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,673
Posted By NIKON KIU
There are exemptions, there are only a few of...

There are exemptions, there are only a few of these:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35838&d=1163045999

I will always regret selling that! It was the earliest one...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-22-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,401
Posted By NIKON KIU
They made 500 of these? It's interesting that NK...

They made 500 of these?
It's interesting that NK kept making Movie camera lenses after the 13mm f1.9 that saved their company in the late...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-19-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 3,763
Posted By NIKON KIU
They said it wrong, it doesn't have magic, just...

They said it wrong, it doesn't have magic, just legend!

http://www.nikkor.com/story/0036/

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-15-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,401
Posted By NIKON KIU
Can we see a picture of the mount? It's hard to...

Can we see a picture of the mount?

It's hard to ID without seeing. Is there a cap for it?

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-11-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon Historical Society Convention 15 USA (October 1st 2016)

The date is set folks, the 15th convention will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Date is set for October 1st 2016
This is a week prior to Leica Historical Society's Convention, the hard core can...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-13-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
You were right! I saw your bids, you were...

You were right!

I saw your bids, you were trying.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 12-13-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
Snipers, Get ready!! 2 minutes and counting. Bid...

Snipers,
Get ready!!
2 minutes and counting.
Bid at $12,000
Forum: Nikon RF 12-11-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
Out of this world! The kit may be worth $50K to...

Out of this world!
The kit may be worth $50K to someone but then the kit sitting in Japan would have a better chance.

I rarely see anything get past $10K on ebay, lets not forget what 10 grand buys...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-10-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
Hi Pat, Welcome to RFF! Glad you found your way...

Hi Pat,
Welcome to RFF!
Glad you found your way here.

I suggest contacting Mr. Robert Rotoloni directly, he is the founder of Nikon Historical Society. He lives close to your neck of woods in...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
Micro Nikkor

A micro just sold on ebay for $1100, it was a nice example, only got one...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nothing fake about it if it works, lets call it a...

Nothing fake about it if it works, lets call it a replica!
You and I know about replicas, right? Remember those mini-finders?

-------------------------------------
Assumption:
What's interesting...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,960
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon S3M on the 'bay

These do NOT come around often, the rumor is that there may be 200 of them built back in early...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-09-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,946
Posted By NIKON KIU
You must be bored! Or trying to do it to...

You must be bored!
Or trying to do it to us!!

Next Con is in Philly!
I am counting on you!

It may be the last of the Cons, Bob is not a spring rooster anymore...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,867
Posted By NIKON KIU
Here is your crazy insight, coming from NIKON...

Here is your crazy insight, coming from NIKON KIU, of all the people!

Since half of them went to Japan to sit in collections, and since a good chunk is owned by posters here, there is at least...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-02-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,788
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon Museum

Here is a peek for you:
http://www.nikon.com/about/info/museum/exhibitions/img/pic_02.jpg

October 17th is the official opening date.

Admission is free.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6,905
Posted By NIKON KIU
This is not an occasion, Nikon DID make a last...

This is not an occasion, Nikon DID make a last batch of SPs numbered 623xxxx, these were made at the same time as the "Olympic S3s".

I wonder how many times the HB has been in Japan?
I guess not...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-10-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 8,611
Posted By NIKON KIU
Now you get to post your...

Now you get to post your numbers:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54632
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55542
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 13,827
Posted By NIKON KIU
Amadeo used to make caps for Nikkor and Contax...

Amadeo used to make caps for Nikkor and Contax rangefinder lenses.
He already has those measurements since he made those caps.

Amadeo obviously has experience in making adapters, he already makes a...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-04-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 13,827
Posted By NIKON KIU
A mythical object! Use your F lenses on a RF...

A mythical object!
Use your F lenses on a RF Nikon!
Really?

65 years gone and it never happened!
it doesn't exist!
It's not happenin! Amedeo better come up with something really good! Copying the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,363
Posted By NIKON KIU
904431

http://pic01.auction2000.se/aukpic/wlpa/20140113_1124/30598_1_thumb.jpg
Hammer price (Incl. buyer's premium)
€ 480

http://www.westlicht-auction.com/index.php?id=4&L=1
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,456
Posted By NIKON KIU
Double 1000s

AS PROMISED:

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/3c425369df66d82304d13808622cfee522f2126_r.jpg


Where else can you get a picture of dual 100 cm lenses with the head bartender bombing the...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-20-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,466
Posted By NIKON KIU
OK Frank, I have been shopping for you for a...

OK Frank,
I have been shopping for you for a while now and this is the best i could come up...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-11-2014
Replies: 436
Views: 83,120
Posted By NIKON KIU
It's still a 35mm for over a grand, not many fork...

It's still a 35mm for over a grand, not many fork over that kinda dough.

The one on ebay is kinda rough, no lock button either. I value that one around $500-$600

The two I saw were much nicer,...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-10-2014
Replies: 436
Views: 83,120
Posted By NIKON KIU
Less than that!

Less than that!
Forum: Nikon RF 10-08-2014
Replies: 436
Views: 83,120
Posted By NIKON KIU
There were 2 of these in a camera show last week...

There were 2 of these in a camera show last week in USA, both in screw mount.
I thought they were priced right, but they didn't sell.
I know where they are now, They are in UK.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,077
Posted By NIKON KIU
I put some pictures up...

I put some pictures up here:

http://nikonhistoricalsociety.yuku.com/topic/2600/NHS-CON14-Pictures#.VDYHYWddUv4

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,456
Posted By NIKON KIU
Soon I will put the picture up! I saw them 2...

Soon I will put the picture up!

I saw them 2 1000s in person, I didn't have the guts to ask the price!
I did hear a $30,000 figure at one time when I was making my round.

Head Bartender was...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,077
Posted By NIKON KIU
NHS Con-14

CON 14 Programm

http://nipponkogakuklub.com/NHSCON14/con14.html
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,998
Posted By NIKON KIU
I did get a reply from Bob, the consensus was...

I did get a reply from Bob, the consensus was that this is not an aero lens as all those are engraved as such.
But what was it made for?
Who knows?

Did Akiyan-san reply?

Could be a good subject to...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,363
Posted By NIKON KIU
The 524xxx batch remains kind of a mystery, not...

The 524xxx batch remains kind of a mystery, not many have been recorded at all. It is later production than the 904xxx batch.
I have recorded one example, also in Nikon mount. 524009

Thanks for...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-18-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,466
Posted By NIKON KIU
You do have 13.5cm lenses, right? Those are...

You do have 13.5cm lenses, right? Those are external mount.

How wide does it have to be Frank?

28mm is pretty wide and pretty expensive, any route you go, you pay $300-$400

Anything wider than...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-14-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,998
Posted By NIKON KIU
You know, I looked in there before anything,...

You know, I looked in there before anything, couldn't find anything of this nature.

Although the original poster never confirmed it, I am assuming this is in screw mount. I sent a message to Bob,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,998
Posted By NIKON KIU
Anything with those engravings would normally be...

Anything with those engravings would normally be made right after the war during the occupation era, The "C" after the Nikkor-Q is a perfect example of that. They also numbered them just a little...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,077
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nhs Con-14

http://nipponkogakuklub.com/NHSCON14/images/francisco-nhs-color.gif

JOIN US.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 07-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By NIKON KIU
It's rare all right, specially in this...

It's rare all right, specially in this mount.
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=99993&d=1405725372
These production numbers are from 50-60 years ago!
Who knows how many...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,363
Posted By NIKON KIU
Now you need to find the collector that has 90413...

Now you need to find the collector that has 90413 or 90415 and you are in business.
Just kidding.
:)


http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=99178&d=1396212262
I have seen a...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-09-2014
Replies: 251
Views: 22,598
Posted By NIKON KIU
No Tom it does not, but I hope the owner of that...

No Tom it does not, but I hope the owner of that SP #0539 doesn't see this pictures, they will be coming after you...
:)

Now, I am done with my test roll, I have to get the roll processed, while we...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-09-2014
Replies: 251
Views: 22,598
Posted By NIKON KIU
S4 +10.5cm

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/1b7150916982091abef9602bcd6862b9b7d03d1_r.jpg

OK, I have a test roll to finish, it's sunny and 50F and I am inspired(thanks to this thread)!
Off to Town I go...


Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 02-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By NIKON KIU
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDU3WDgwMA==/z/yZoAAMXQE...

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDU3WDgwMA==/z/yZoAAMXQEgpTBWD4/$_3.JPG

This is amongst the last S2s ever built, some of the 619xxxx batch cameras are black.

That may be why.

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NIKON KIU
You get what you pay for!

As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for!
Camera arrived yesterday, I installed a battery and a card and viola the camera powered up!
But that was the good news, the camera has full shutter...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,802
Posted By NIKON KIU
The lens has 7 elements in 3 groups, I thought...

The lens has 7 elements in 3 groups, I thought the front part is agroup but sp9107's handle on ebay is Nikkor-S, so I trust him!
What do you think it is sp9107?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,802
Posted By NIKON KIU
I know for a fact that's fungus! Just kidding!...

I know for a fact that's fungus!
Just kidding! But it looks like it. I have/had a few of these in my life, and seen may more via ebay and other places.
I have seen this before, the front element is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NIKON KIU
What else would NIKON KIU do? I like to try...

What else would NIKON KIU do?

I like to try these old things and right now, the price is reasonable, if you have time to shop! I shoot cars at work with the D70 for on-line listings. Wife shoots the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NIKON KIU
My D70 has the upgrade software, so when I...

My D70 has the upgrade software, so when I connect it to the PC it reads a D70s
:p

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By NIKON KIU
Nikon D100 for $45

I have been trying to get my prosumer D series collection completed.
I have D40x, D50, D60, D70 and today I got D100
I am missing D80 and D90
Anyway, here is the D100 I bought for...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,802
Posted By NIKON KIU
That's Fungus! Fungus amongst us? Kiu

That's Fungus!

Fungus amongst us?

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 02-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By NIKON KIU
Just to chime in here, the Aluminum lens sells...

Just to chime in here, the Aluminum lens sells for around $2000-$2500
On a good day!

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,751
Posted By NIKON KIU
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=98440&d=1389132032
This is not a fair comparison!
The Nikon is black and the Leica is silver, you need a silver Nikon!

Just...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 6,542
Posted By NIKON KIU
Bump!!

Photo courtesy of Johnphoto!
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=98328&d=1387858320
8.5cm f2 at f2


Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,819
Posted By NIKON KIU
Wow, I love it! Especially the CAT at...

Wow, I love it!
Especially the CAT at f2!
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=98328&d=1387858320

Those 60 year old optics can still hold their own.

I think there is a...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-22-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,819
Posted By NIKON KIU
You got a good deal, this lens use to command...

You got a good deal, this lens use to command $250-$300

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/3/8/7/9/5/webimg/719150515_o.jpg?nc=302
You really need to get the base of the hood off of the lens, it's...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-01-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,819
Posted By NIKON KIU
Yes! Welcome! Kiu

Yes!

Welcome!

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 11,962
Posted By NIKON KIU
You call this addiction? I got a picture...

You call this addiction?

I got a picture coming....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
Exactly! Highway, I am way behind you, I don't...

Exactly!

Highway, I am way behind you, I don't even have anything decent like a D700, I shoot a D40x I bought for $275
As for the D700, I think they are a bit less now, I am looking for a D7000,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 11,962
Posted By NIKON KIU
Frontman! First let me mention that I am more...

Frontman!
First let me mention that I am more addicted than you are, as my name should prove.
Second, I will say that I need to move to Japan!
:)

Kiu
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,536
Posted By NIKON KIU
Raid, The motor only adds a couple of inches to...

Raid,
The motor only adds a couple of inches to the bottom of the camera, the battery pack goes into your pocket.




As for the Value, a reproduction black S3 does $1700 in a heartbeat, this is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
Highway, I know how many Nikons and Nikkors you...

Highway,
I know how many Nikons and Nikkors you have and this resistance is futile!
:)

Those issues can be resolved via a software upgrade.

I think they scared Phantomas away!

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
Right you are my MAN!!! Kiu

Right you are my MAN!!!

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
In my case Andy, I have to wait a few years for a...

In my case Andy, I have to wait a few years for a USED sample.

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
They said that's coming later as a Nikon...

They said that's coming later as a Nikon Ds

There is also going to be a Dm

Wouldn't that be nice?

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
€ 2.749,00 I am surprised that it's the same...

€ 2.749,00

I am surprised that it's the same price in Euros as the same in Dollars!

Nikon USA has a web store, here is the link for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
I have big hands, F3 is OK for me when I add a...

I have big hands, F3 is OK for me when I add a grip but then it's huge and heavy.
the smaller cameras like the D60 and D40 are just too small in my hand. I use a D40x regurarly and it works best for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
Fatter(sorry I am creating my own dictionary...

Fatter(sorry I am creating my own dictionary here) as in depth of the camera in one's hand, like thin or fat...

Kiu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
How does it compare to the other FM series...

How does it compare to the other FM series cameras, lets say FM2n or FM3a?
much bigger?
much fatter?
much heavier?

Does that prizm detach?

Can you record the serial number of that preproduction...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By NIKON KIU
Lets see...

Lets see here.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Nkon-Rangefinder-6115571-w-3-Lenses-and-Finder-/00/s/MTA3MVgxNjAw/z/-KQAAOxyx-BSbxwe/$T2eC16hHJG8FGq00QoiUBSb)wdf2ng~~60_57.JPG
Nikon S with bad slow...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
I didn't read the whole thread Keith, just looked...

I didn't read the whole thread Keith, just looked at the pictures, it was easier to handle.

Here is one from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,353
Posted By NIKON KIU
There is nothing like this camera out there....

There is nothing like this camera out there. Nikon fans will go nuts and buy this in droves...

I see Nikon got all of your attention. 31 pages here on this thread and 2 other threads... They...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,507
Posted By NIKON KIU
I know someone who knows whats going on, but I...

I know someone who knows whats going on, but I don't know.
does anyone know?
Forum: Nikon RF 10-12-2013
Replies: 142
Views: 56,877
Posted By NIKON KIU
Do you realize this poll is now over 6 years...

Do you realize this poll is now over 6 years old?

I would say it's safe to assume Nikon S2 and Nikon SP are by far the most popular Nikon Rangefinder Cameras.
The S3 came in 3rd thanks to it's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-05-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,905
Posted By NIKON KIU
There are screw-mount Telephoto lenses such as...

There are screw-mount Telephoto lenses such as the 50cm f5.0, almost impossible to find though, very few examples are known to exist.

Kiu
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,905
Posted By NIKON KIU
As far as the 3.5cm f1.8 goes, Nippon Kogaku made...

As far as the 3.5cm f1.8 goes, Nippon Kogaku made a total of 8372 of which 1471 were in screw-mount. How many are still out there today? Who knows after half a century? The lens was produced late in...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By NIKON KIU
Yes, I thought that picture might be pirated from...

Yes, I thought that picture might be pirated from another listing.

If it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Now, who is going to report this?

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By NIKON KIU
I don't know, the seller only provides one...

I don't know, the seller only provides one picture for this $7000 item!
http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3K83Ld5N35Gb5J8d4qfbfe209f6d0e1565.jpg
I don't see an "M" before the serial number but I can't...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By NIKON KIU
It's interesting that the seller mentions the...

It's interesting that the seller mentions the serial number for the lens but not the body.

It's more interesting that the seller mentions the bottom of camera says "made in Japan" and not "made in...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-27-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,136
Posted By NIKON KIU
Hi there, Welcome!! I hope you are for...

Hi there,
Welcome!!
I hope you are for real.

It's a bright idea, using the Nikkor-N 5cm f1.1 for lingerie shots, since it has almost no depth of field, but I doubt you have one to use for this...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-16-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By NIKON KIU
Late Pete Smith's stuff on ebay.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/10-Nikon-F-photomic-prism-chrome-SLR-film-camera-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/eVoAAOxyJs5RaJEs/$T2eC16JHJGsFFMkL3YL-BR,JErlUUQ~~60_57.JPG
Here is a link to a seller on ebay that's...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By NIKON KIU
Now, if you sell your S3, you'll have enough for...

Now, if you sell your S3, you'll have enough for a SP...

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 01-22-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,231
Posted By NIKON KIU
Where was that sp9107? I wonder about that...

Where was that sp9107?

I wonder about that lens!

Vick, you are not the only one, I did the same a few months ago, it was cheap, it had a box...
:bang:

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 01-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By NIKON KIU
Here is 6094605 offered on the...

Here is 6094605 offered on the...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,959
Posted By NIKON KIU
Thanks to a buddy in Japan, I now have a 63xxxxx...

Thanks to a buddy in Japan, I now have a 63xxxxx Nikon S4 coming to me!

http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img379.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/2/0/6/0/a_2works-img600x450-1352630843c627en33711.jpg

Acquired...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,887
Posted By NIKON KIU
If there was such a thing, it could have added to...

If there was such a thing, it could have added to the value of the camera kit, say if it was one of Life Photographer's press camera.

But it could have very well been some sport photo's camera or...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,887
Posted By NIKON KIU
Use to be the S36 was worth 3 grand by itself,...

Use to be the S36 was worth 3 grand by itself, add battery pack and one had to fes up $5k

That being said, this is one of the roughest cameras I have ever seen, somone really tried to run that one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By NIKON KIU
Does it show the wrong speed in the...

Does it show the wrong speed in the viewfinder?
Or is the it the actual shutter speed dial?
Where do you see this wrong reading?
How is it at the slow shutter speeds, say 1 second or half...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-08-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,618
Posted By NIKON KIU
Check the serial number of the camera, if it...

Check the serial number of the camera, if it starts with 6094xxx or if it has 8 digits, it may be worth something.

Kiu
Forum: Nikon RF 08-26-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,083
Posted By NIKON KIU
It's a user camera waiting to be used again, the...

It's a user camera waiting to be used again, the Titanium curtains are a bonus.
Under $900 is truly a bargain.
If somone wants it outside US, I can do the honor!
I'll buy it and ship it for you. But...
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