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Nikon Historical Society Jason Schneider is perhaps the world's most famous expert on camera collecting.  Over the course of his long career he has been a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a camera test lab manager.  For 18 years he wrote his incredibly influential Camera Collector monthly column at the still deeply missed MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY magazine where Jason was also Editorial Director. Modern was followed by his 16 year stint as Editor-Chief of Popular Photography, then the world's largest imaging magazine. Along the way many of his Modern Camera collecting articles were republished in the wonderful 3 volume set JASON SCHNEIDER ON CAMERA COLLECTING.

Focusing on a wide range of interests, Jason has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, and lecturer amazingly enough since his early teens.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington Square College of New York University, where he majored in English Literature, minored in Classics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Schneiderís poetry and critical essays on poetry have been published in the NYU college literary magazine and in various collections.  He's currently working on a book on Emily Dickinson's poetry "Understanding Emily Dickinson. A Reader's Guide To The Enlightened Master."

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Interesting modified S36 motor and pack
Old 01-16-2017   #1
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Interesting modified S36 motor and pack

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Ni.../172489303795?

I think its an interesting, comparatively well made F36 conversion.

1) they engineered a new type of motor coupling
2) they created a new type of battery pack
3) increased motor speed to 5 frames (maybe)
4) body most likely a repaint

A lot of work went into it.

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no one has any thoughts on this ?
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Do you have any frames of the original?

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Ni.../172489303795?

I think its an interesting, comparatively well made F36 conversion.

1) they engineered a new type of motor coupling
2) they created a new type of battery pack
3) increased motor speed to 5 frames (maybe)
4) body most likely a repaint

A lot of work went into it.

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how can you tell its an f36 conversion?
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Old 01-18-2017   #5
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There's quite a few of these fakes floating around in the Japanese market. I heard a guy in Osaka is churning them out.
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Mine is definitely a conversion!
15fbpicfdrive_02 by f4saregreat!, on Flickr
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Old 01-20-2017   #7
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no one has any thoughts on this ?
Apparently it's for display only since the seller makes this remark in the listing, read the last "note":

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Shutter: Works well.
Shutter speed:Accurate.
Range finder:Clear
Double image:OK
Note: Motor drive is doing very well. But this can not interlock with the SP body.


That's one way of saying it was butchered but couldn't get it working.



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how can you tell its an f36 conversion?
Cheers.
S36 motordrives have a serial number on the bottom. This one has no serial number anywhere, or did I miss it?

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There is no motor plate so the motor will not lock on th body with the turn key, neither will a standard back since the bottom camera plate needs to be in place . Kui is correct the s type motors have a serial number on the bottom plate , the motor may be a modified f type with a genuine s camera back , bottom of back plate doesn't look cut.
The battery back looks repurposed from some thing else , the motor cord is the early type (thin ) so for 9volt only
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I can't see everything I'd like to in the pix, but I can see that all of the leather on the motor housing and the camera back is every poorly glued.
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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 camera is being re-listed.

A conversation piece? Yes, but for all the wrong reasons.

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The seller has cleverly set up the auction so that one is unable to ask any questions, which seems very strange for such an expensive item.
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There are 3 of them on Yahoo Japan now, all with what seems to be repainted black S3 cameras( I didn't check them).







I think they are multiplying.
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