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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."

Jason is an expert on most things photography:  no only camera collecting and analog photography, but also digital photography, the history of camera design and technology, the business of photography, what it is to be a photographer, and as he once proved to me, the best place to buy bratworst at Photokina in Cologne. If all of that was not enough, Jason is genuinely one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and interesting human beings you will ever likely have the good fortune to meet on the net.


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Nikon S 8 digit Serial Worth?
Old 12-30-2017   #1
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Nikon S 8 digit Serial Worth?

Hello,
I have this rangefinder, recently I learned that 8 digit ones worth more compared to others.
I have done some research online and the price point isn't very defined. It starts at 700ish and goes up to 7K us dollars. Which is very hard to make a guess.

I wonder If anyone here has an idea of for this rangefinder's worth.


Camera works and speeds are accurate including Slows and B
Fast speeds (top dial) works like it should.



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nikon s 8 digit
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nikon s 8 digit

I looked your camera up in rotolonis nikon rf book

looks like there were about 1230 made of your type

there were 2 separate 8 digit groups

the first is very rare and the last number is always 1 , they were produced and the 1 was added to the top plate and back number and are the high value ones

yours is the second type , pretty much a continuation of the standard sequence 609xxxxx with eight numbers instead of seven . as I said 1230 produced in this group .

the number on the inside of the back should match the one on the top plate,
the shutter needs adjustment to cure the problem you see and it is common with old nikon and leica rf cameras .

as far as value I dont know , the original owners name engraved on the front plate affects that .
nice camera to have though
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I looked your camera up in rotolonis nikon rf book

looks like there were about 1230 made of your type

there were 2 separate 8 digit groups

the first is very rare and the last number is always 1 , they were produced and the 1 was added to the top plate and back number and are the high value ones

yours is the second type , pretty much a continuation of the standard sequence 609xxxxx with eight numbers instead of seven . as I said 1230 produced in this group .

the number on the inside of the back should match the one on the top plate,
the shutter needs adjustment to cure the problem you see and it is common with old nikon and leica rf cameras .

as far as value I dont know , the original owners name engraved on the front plate affects that .
nice camera to have though
thanks for these!
The film back serial number does match.

i hate it when people write their name on cameras... My Nikon S3 has the same problem

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shutter works fine now. I guess very cold temperature made it lazy. Room temperature solve that problem
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