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Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by the founding member Bob Rotoloni and members of the society. The NHS, based the US, has a worldwide membership. Our "Nikon Journal," published four times a year, concentrates on the history of Japanese photo equipment from the perspective of the Nikon Camera Company. The Nikon Journal often includes Nikon information not published anywhere else in the world. This forum provides an opportunity for conversation between collectors and users of classic film Nikons. See forum “stickies” for more information about the Society. If you are a serious Nikon Collector, you MUST be a NHS member. Join at http://www.nikonhistoricalsociety.com/!

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Old 04-20-2019   #241
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I’ve got a few of them in my strap bin. Flaky and short. Kinda like the strap attached to the full cases.

Not sure why I put “original” but I did assume there were earlier Nikon straps that are not sewn? Now that i think about it I’ve never really looked into original straps.

Your a wealth of knowledge buddy!
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Old 04-20-2019   #242
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As far as I know, Nikon only had leather straps in the S2 times. Later they were always stiched and such.

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Old 04-20-2019   #243
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Teardrop split rings and double rivets! Sweet!

I need to find me one. Yours looks new.
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Old 04-20-2019   #244
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They are not so difficult to find as they were not used much. Most people used an ever-ready case. I think you got them for free with your camera.

I have one like this on my black S2, but it looks now quite different. Used a lot.

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Old 04-20-2019   #245
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Searching and can’t seem to find any available at the moment.

I’ll have to keep it on my radar.
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Old 04-23-2019   #247
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Old 05-29-2019   #248
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Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.

As you can read in the books by Bob Rotoloni, these are rather special lenses. The first series is from 1953, before the appearance of the black Nikon S2, about 400 pieces. At that time the Nikon S was produced. The black Nikon S is extremely rare, only a few were made, so why the early all black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 was made? Nobody knows. Maybe Nippon Kogaku had plans for a black paint Nikon S, a very heavy camera. This all black lens is very light, made from aluminium, only 113 grams.

It looks nice on the black Nikon S2 however.

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Old 05-29-2019   #249
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I bought, both the body, and lens in 2009. The Ais 1.2/50 lens is great and new copies are still available today.
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Old 05-29-2019   #250
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With the Ais 3.5/20mm lens. https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/2035.htm
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Old 05-29-2019   #251
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Finally I've found an early All black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.

As you can read in the books by Bob Rotoloni, these are rather special lenses. The first series is from 1953, before the appearance of the black Nikon S2, about 400 pieces. At that time the Nikon S was produced. The black Nikon S is extremely rare, only a few were made, so why the early all black Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 was made? Nobody knows.

It looks nice on the black Nikon S2 however.

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Erik,
Very nice looking kit. Thanks for the photo & info...
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Well used Black Apollo "hybrid" - bought "as-is for parts" but works just fine
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Really nice shac
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Out to Lunch, on Flickr. I bought this F3HP and the 2.5/105 in 2010.
Both have been stored in a shipping container for three years now but I'll liberate
them this summer. On the lens: https://www.casualphotophile.com/201...5mm-%c6%922-5/
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Well used Black Apollo "hybrid" - bought "as-is for parts" but works just fine
Nikon-F black, slight usage!
Did you CLR? Doubt it! Always work.
I recently bought an early 'F' Nippon logo..
So smooth and as fast as my Leica M3 for street snaps.
Mine slight rust on rewind crank, oiled.
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Nikon-F black, slight usage!
Did you CLR? Doubt it! Always work.
I recently bought an early 'F' Nippon logo..
So smooth and as fast as my Leica M3 for street snaps.
Mine slight rust on rewind crank, oiled.
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No - only thing I did was add new seals. I find Nikon F shutters to require little maintenance
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Sorry this is so small, still struggling to load photos on RFF........





Ah, thats more like it.....nearly....

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Old 06-07-2019   #261
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Nikkormat FTn with 50/2
And folks brag about their FM's and FE's F's and F2's... Ha
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Experimental combo, Nikon S3 2002 Limited BP+W-Nikkor-C 35/1.8+Nikon AW-1 Winder.


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Well used Black Apollo "hybrid" - bought "as-is for parts" but works just fine
Love the F, you can never have too many! I’m up to seven.
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Experimental combo, Nikon S3 2002 Limited BP+W-Nikkor-C 35/1.8+Nikon AW-1 Winder.
Tell us more about the winder.
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Ha, basically it's no function with S3 but just better hand holding.
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I think the AW1 goes with the ELW...and maybe one other.
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original s2 strap
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original s2 strap

please be careful if find one of these -
the metal swivels and clasps can dent and scratch a nice camera
you can wrap them with tape to protect .





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please be careful if find one of these -
the metal swivels and clasps can dent and scratch a nice camera
you can wrap them with tape to protect .

It is better to remove the swivels and clasps completely and replace them with rings.


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