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Nikon S3 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body

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Nikon S3 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body Description


Nikon S3, produced from 1958 to 1960, is a less expensive version of the SP. Identify by noting that there are frame lines for only three lenses: 35mm, 50mm, and 105mm. This professional grade, interchangeable lens system is mechanically similar to the Nikon SP - with the exception of the viewfinder system. The S3 viewfinder does not compensate for parallax error and the framelines are fixed. 

KEH Specifications

  • Model: Nikon S3 
  • Type: 35mm Coupled Rangefinder focal plane shutter cameras
  • Exposure-Control Modes: Manual
  • Lens Mount: Nikon S mount (Bayonet mount)
  • Focusing: Manual
  • Shutter: T, B , 1-1/1000sec / Horizontal-travel rubberized silk cloth focal-plane 
  • Flash Sync: Variable according to time, with sync. socket, Speedlight unit synchronized at 1/60 sec. or less
  • Metering: Clip-on coupled selenium meter
  • Film-speed Range: Marked in ISO sensitivity
  • Viewfinder: Life figure type life-size viewfinder, 35mm, 50mm, 105mm w/light figure frame
  • Flash: Luke-warm shoe, PC connection
  • Film Advance: Manual, one action lever, 136° rotation
  • Motor Capable: No
  • Self Timer: Variable duration type (3, 6 and 10 sec. marks)
  • Power: Fully mechanical
  • Dimensions (w x h x d): 136mm x 81mm x 43mm
  • Weight: 590g body only


General information

Brand Name Nikon

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Nikon S

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