I went to an auction recently. There were a number of old cameras
being auctioned, which of course, is why I went.
There were two overbid, under-niced Leicas and a very pretty
Contax 3A that went for more money than I was willing to spend. I
already have a nice 3A anyway.
I saw the pictured Nikon case and figured the camera would be as
well worn. Boy, was I wrong.
The words "mint" and "near mint" are overused when it comes to
describing old cameras. Not when it comes to this
fifty-something beauty. It's a real knockout.
There are only the tiniest marks on this S2 and it functions
The rangefinder/viewfinder is bright and the rangefinder is right
on the money.
The shutter makes the most wonderful little "thunk" when released.
Over 56,000 S2's were made. That's a hell of a lot of cameras. I'm
willing to bet you won't see a prettier one than this. Outside of
a museum, of course.
While I didn't "steal" the S2, I certainly got a bargain on it.
This makes it even nicer.
The 1.4 Nikkor is spotless.
The D90 comes with a 278 page owners manual. Most of the things a
do it will never
do. At least
that's true for mine.
You don't really need
owners manual for the S2 and it only does one thing. It's
wicked pretty too.
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f5.6 - Photograph by EFG
Kodak (Chapter 11) Gold 200