This is a nice vintage Nikon S rangefinder camera, which is not working-the shutter hangs at all speeds, but fires if you slightly advance the film advance wheel. Thus it needs a CLA to be functional. The viewfinder is clear and bright. The rangefinder images line up, but the movable image is slightly above the stationary one. The focus wheel on the body is somewhat stiff. Serial number 6127346, with f/1.4 aperture ring. Chrome body is nice, but not close to mint. There is a small scratch/dent on the top, near the accessory shoe. No pitting of the chrome. The bottom plate shows marks from a tripod mounting ring, and there are numerous fine scratches. Leatherette excellent, minimal wear. Mild paint loss on the back cover, with early development of “Zeiss bumps”. The lens is actually much nicer than the camera is, with excellent chrome and smooth movements. I see no oil on the blades. There are some extremely fine wipe marks all over the glass, but they are so fine that I highly doubt there would be any effect on images. I could only see them under tangent ial light, they are that fine. There is no haze, fungus, separation, etc. The focus ring doesn’t latch well, so it’s a bit difficult to remove the lens from the body. I was asked about the shutter curtains. I went into a darkroom with a flashlight, there is NO light leak or pinhole in either curtain that I can see. The curtains are not warped, folded, or damaged in any way that I can see. There is a slight loss of dark color on the second curtain, as shown, probably from sitting unused for so many years. I cannot test the camera any more than described. There may be other things wrong with it; I cannot tell. The item “Vtg Nikon S Rangefinder Camera, Nikkor SC 5cm f/1.4 Needs CLA” is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “1smartdok” and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Model: S
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Color: chrome
- Brand: Nikon