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Old 03-05-2008   #1
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S3 2000 & S3 2002 Serial Number Registry

We have a Millennium Nikkor-S 50/1.4 serial number registry already, so here's the S3 2000 and S3 2002 serial number registry (I've called the S3 Limited Edition Black the "S3 2002" to differentiate it from the "S3 2000". 2002 is the year it went on sale).

First one is:

S3 2002 (black): 302151

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Old 03-05-2008   #3
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Old 03-06-2008   #5
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Hi Jon,
I tried this very same topic a while ago, did not fare as good as you! I got a bunch of numbers with X's in them!!
check out the thread:

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=17459

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Old 03-06-2008   #6
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We were more suspicious then.

S3 2000 #205017

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Hi Jon,
I tried this very same topic a while ago, did not fare as good as you! I got a bunch of numbers with X's in them!!
check out the thread:

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=17459

cheers,

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Somewhere out in the wild, #203650

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We were more suspicious then.

S3 2000 #205017
Are we less suspicious now?
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Old 03-06-2008   #8
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Why do people put X's in their serial numbers?
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Old 03-06-2008   #9
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S3 2000 #203912

S3 2002 # 301790

Hmm. I know why I put xx' in the numbers. I am usually to lazy to unearth the camera and read the whole number!
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S3 2000 #203912

S3 2002 # 301790

Hmm. I know why I put xx' in the numbers. I am usually to lazy to unearth the camera and read the whole number!
Speaking of unearthing a Nikon Tom, is it Nikon rangefinder month soon?
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Question To wjlapier

Dear wjlapier.... people put xx or xxx in the serial number only for defense your self from law or to impedite outlaw to make misfact, i explain a little well...

First:
if a guy have stolen a camera and try to sell it xxx is util to hide the misfact...

Second:
one time i have try to sell a rare black Nikon rf, the week after there was three of them on sell, with my photos and sn, on three different bid web... so, if i will decide to sell it another time, necessary i will have to had the famigerate, but necessary, xxx...

In this world of thiefs!!!!!

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Old 03-08-2008   #12
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Speaking of unearthing a Nikon Tom, is it Nikon rangefinder month soon?
I have decided that every month is Nikon Rf month now. I have been shooting with Kodak's XX film and alternating between Nikon reloadable cassettes and Leica's IXMOO cassettes. I usually roll up 50+ IXMOO and 24 Nikon cassettes and that lasts about a month.
At the moment I have a few of the Nikon's to finish off. They are intended for my early SP (the 309th made!) and the incomparable 105f2.5. We are heading to Japan next Sunday for 11 days so I better finish these rolls this week. I hate going somewhere and have unprocessed film stacked up.
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Old 03-09-2008   #13
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Old 03-20-2008   #14
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did the s3 2000 sets' body and lens come with matching s/n?
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No, the s/n on the body and lens are not matching, though later s/n bodies tend to have later s/n lenses.
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Old 04-10-2008   #16
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A second one from my end.... chrome: 20 36 36
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Old 04-12-2008   #17
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Old 07-16-2008   #18
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Here's mine! (I sold my original S3 because of shutter problem)

S3 2000: 202220
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Old 07-19-2008   #19
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Old 09-26-2008   #20
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209384 from ebay. The lens with the body is 207569 ( I already added the number in the lens serial number registry ). I couldn't pull the number off the camera that is with the other lens number.
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Old 10-11-2008   #21
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S3 - 2002 - 303221
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Old 04-19-2009   #24
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Old 05-15-2009   #27
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-S3-Range...mZ180357520380

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Old 08-07-2009   #28
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I don't see any 200xxx numbers other than the one in the picture!
I see five 201xxx samples!!
Are you suggesting the production started @ 201xxx?

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Makes one wonder about how many Beta cameras there were?

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S3 2002 (Black), body serial number: 302332; Nikkor - S lens, (50mm f/1.4): 210970
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99 s/n's (61 silver, 38 black) so far.

Silver body S3 2000's

S3 200063 (camera shown in S3 2000 user manual)

S3 201379
S3 201830
S3 201885
S3 201917
S3 201969

S3 202220
S3 202247
S3 202436
S3 202804
S3 202886
S3 202919

S3 203104
S3 203636
S3 203650
S3 203912

S3 204281
S3 204719
S3 204774
S3 204849
S3 204940

S3 205017
S3 205422
S3 205508
S3 205518

S3 206140
S3 206657
S3 206693
S3 206778

S3 207129
S3 207560
S3 207765
S3 207781
S3 207826
S3 207882

S3 208008
S3 208786
S3 208610
S3 208852
S3 208927

S3 209327
S3 209384
S3 209484
S3 209510
S3 209998

S3 210180
S3 210831
S3 210888

S3 211057
S3 211247
S3 211338
S3 211562
S3 211730
S3 211936
S3 211944

S3 212046
S3 212311
S3 212474

S3 213070
S3 213368
S3 213425

Black body S3 2002's

S3 300***

S3 301182
S3 301198
S3 301263
S3 301391
S3 301480
S3 301790
S3 301888

S3 302151
S3 302323
S3 302332
S3 302385
S3 302409
S3 302483
S3 302493
S3 302585
S3 302758
S3 302790
S3 302849
S3 302882
S3 302883
S3 302892
S3 302906

S3 303033
S3 303038
S3 303053
S3 303221
S3 303261
S3 303326
S3 303417
S3 303441
S3 303587
S3 303602
S3 303629
S3 303667
S3 303903
S3 303934
S3 303974

S3 304127
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Found it! S3 2000 #207336
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Old 05-09-2013   #34
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Just out of curiosity, why is it important to keep a registry such as this?
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Just out of curiosity, why is it important to keep a registry such as this?
For me, there isn't any great importance to contributing to and keeping a camera registry. It's just part of the gathering of bits of information on a camera along with little details regarding the history of the design, or the provenance of the camera itself. I suppose that it is similar to joining an American Motors Gremlin owners club when you get a Gremlin. I don't think many people collect Nikon Millenium S3's but it's nice to join others who own and love them.

That said, I find myself often looking at people who collect things and ask "Why would you do that?" IMO there are no profoundly compelling reasons (though perhaps there are many uncompelling reasons) beyond simply "They like to do that".
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Silver S3 2000 201738

Looks like an early one judging by the list above...
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Mine is S3 2000 SN 205508

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Which early serial number range of the S3 2000 cameras had a factory machining fault on the external bayonet which caused problems when mounting lenses that use the outside bayonet lens mount?
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