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Old 04-29-2008   #41
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Now also a proud owner....
...but the serial number is already on the list since I bought it from JonM!
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Old 05-01-2008   #42
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How many more do we need to prove there are no 200*** lenses, Kiu???
Well, there are about 10,000 of these lenses out there and we have a total of may be 50 numbers...
I say about 1000

Here is one on ebay:

205311

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Old 05-25-2008   #43
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Mine is 205971 purchased from B&H a few years ago. Opps I see that I have already listed mine a while ago.

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Old 06-04-2008   #44
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The list so far is ....

200...

201287
201312
201453
201761

202585
202761

203045
203185
203190
203219
203332
203565
203714
203723
203750

204103
204141
204275
204351
204388
204573
204624
204807

205004
205040
205311
205357
205971

206226
206532
206411

207242
207412
207832

208290
208594
208742
208838

209237
209413
209449

210042
210199
210412
210539
210540
210543
210893
210907

211236
211361

51 serial numbers but still no 200*** lenses! I don't think there are any, Kiu!
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Old 06-04-2008   #45
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I do!!!!

Talk to me when you have a 1000 numbers!

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Old 06-04-2008   #46
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I do!!!!

Talk to me when you have a 1000 numbers!

Kiu
1000 numbers??? Well that's never going to happen!!!

With just the 50 serial numbers we already have, we can calculate that there's only a 0.5% chance that a 200xxx lens exists!!!

Then again, I've never been very good with numbers ...
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Old 06-04-2008   #47
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I think I have seen one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-04-2008   #48
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I think I have seen one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You just think you have seen one ??? That doesn't count The serial numbers in this list are all confirmed sightings!
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Old 06-04-2008   #49
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I THINK I have seen more than one!!!

51 lousy numbers don't prove anything when there are 10,000 lenses.

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Jonnie,
I THINK I have seen more than one!!!
You gotta do better than that, NIKON KIU

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51 lousy numbers don't prove anything when there are 10,000 lenses.

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51 CONFIRMED numbers thank you very much!
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Old 06-07-2008   #51
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201784 for mine.

52 confirmed numbers now.

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Old 06-10-2008   #52
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Many have wondered about the opical formula of this lens. I recently saw an x-ray of what appeard to be a sonnar formula lens. Has anyone taken a radiograph of the Millenium lens?
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Old 07-11-2008   #53
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I refund my original S3 because of internal shutter problem than bought a Nikon S3 2000 yesterday! the serial is 202980.
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Old 07-19-2008   #54
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What is the current market value of one of these "lousy" lenses, as Kiu has referred to?
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Raid, I just auctioned one, it went for $860.
Thanks.

This is not an inexpensive lens, but it seems to worth its cost. It may be the "best bargain" for an under $1000 lens.
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Old 09-26-2008   #57
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Many have wondered about the opical formula of this lens. I recently saw an x-ray of what appeard to be a sonnar formula lens. Has anyone taken a radiograph of the Millenium lens?
This is the closest we've got to an x-ray of the Millennium Nikkor. It's an x-ray of the original Olympic Nikkor taken from Dr. Kuno's Nikon Rangefinder book. Any guesses what the optical formula is???

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Old 09-26-2008   #58
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Not mine--from ebay auctions.

206092
207569

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Old 10-28-2008   #59
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This is the closest we've got to an x-ray of the Millennium Nikkor. It's an x-ray of the original Olympic Nikkor taken from Dr. Kuno's Nikon Rangefinder book. Any guesses what the optical formula is???
About the formula: I wonder why any rangefinder book writer hasn't taken the lens apart or send it to some repair shop for that operation? Well, it might ruin one lens, but then we would maybe know the formula! Anyway, I'm not a volunteer to sacrifice my Mill. Nikkor... Has any of us tried to ask the formula info directly from Nikon? They would certainly know it.
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Old 04-18-2009   #60
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Just updated the list. 88 serial numbers so far!

200...

201287
201312
201445
201453
201761
201784

202133
202585
202761
202980

203045
203185
203190
203219
203332
203565
203714
203723
203750
203805

204103
204141
204275
204351
204388
204573
204624
204807
204937

205004
205040
205121
205221
205311
205357
205517
205914
205971

206092
206226
206354
206532
206411
206758
206807
206948

207019
207027
207213
207242
207268
207315
207334
207347
207412
207569
207832

208190
208283
208290
208594
208742
208838

209186
209237
209413
209449
209906
209986

210042
210043
210186
210199
210395
210412
210425
210496
210539
210540
210543
210784
210838
210893
210907
210199

211051
211236
211361
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Old 04-18-2009   #61
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Guys,
Please add 203556 and 205239
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Old 04-18-2009   #62
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90 serial numbers so far! Didn't know you had two S3 2000 kits, Mark. I can understand wanting to have two of each camera though

200...

201287
201312
201445
201453
201761
201784

202133
202585
202761
202980

203045
203185
203190
203219
203332
203556
203565
203714
203723
203750
203805

204103
204141
204275
204351
204388
204573
204624
204807
204937

205004
205040
205121
205221
205239
205311
205357
205517
205914
205971

206092
206226
206354
206532
206411
206758
206807
206948

207019
207027
207213
207242
207268
207315
207334
207347
207412
207569
207832

208190
208283
208290
208594
208742
208838

209186
209237
209413
209449
209906
209986

210042
210043
210186
210199
210395
210412
210425
210496
210539
210540
210543
210784
210838
210893
210907
210199

211051
211236
211361
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We discussed this before Jon, two of each since I am too incompetent to change lens in the street...now where did I park my Ark?
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Old 05-05-2009   #64
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210034, is together with S3 2000 silver - 213368
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Old 05-09-2009   #65
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205282 bought with my chrome S3 2000



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Old 05-15-2009   #66
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207766

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Old 07-18-2009   #67
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Thanks for the new serial numbers. 98 so far!

200...
Tell me Manjiro, have you seen any S3's with real low serial numbers?
nothing within the first 1000, right?
I trust you are the one with the most experience in these cameras, but you haven't seen any, right?

I am coming after you!!

I'll show you...later than sooner

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Old 07-20-2009   #68
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Tell me Manjiro, have you seen any S3's with real low serial numbers?
nothing within the first 1000, right?
I trust you are the one with the most experience in these cameras, but you haven't seen any, right?

I am coming after you!!

I'll show you...later than sooner

Kiu
This is the Millennium 50/1.4 serial number thread, Kiu

If you check out the S3 2000 serial number thread, you'll see that 200063 is listed! I think that's the one shown in the S3 2000 manual, but don't have a manual anymore so cannot confirm.
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Jon is correct, as usual.
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If you check out the S3 2000 serial number thread, you'll see that 200063 is listed!
And what lens came with it?

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Old 08-06-2009   #71
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And what lens came with it?

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Old 09-06-2009   #72
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111 serial numbers so far!

200...

201287
201312
201445
201453
201622
201761
201784
201863

202131
202133
202585
202761
202980

203045
203185
203190
203202
203219
203257
203332
203556
203565
203714
203723
203750
203805

204103
204141
204275
204351
204388
204573
204624
204807
204859
204937

205004
205040
205106
205121
205221
205239
205282
205311
205357
205517
205914
205971
205985

206092
206226
206354
206411
206532
206758
206807
206860
206948

207019
207027
207213
207242
207268
207315
207334
207347
207399
207412
207490
207569
207598
207766
207832
207954

208190
208283
208290
208594
208742
208838

209051
209186
209237
209413
209449
209906
209986

210034
210042
210043
210186
210199
210395
210412
210425
210491
210496
210539
210540
210543
210724
210784
210838
210863
210893
210907
210970

211051
211236
211314
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I am looking to buy a Millenium 50 if you know of any for sale. Thanks
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I forgot to add mine to this list.

205600
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Jon, Here is mine to add to the list. SN 208989. I love this camera but would love to have a black SP. - jim
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I am looking to buy a Millenium 50 if you know of any for sale. Thanks
This one is on eBay right now:-

http://cgi.ebay.com/BIG-Nikon-Nikkor...-/250693983080


Some other recorded serial numbers on eBay of lenses for sale

205047
203144
201400
201196
204315
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