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Nikon S4 body, chrome + 5cm f/2 Nikkor-H, black

£1,395.00

The item photographed may not be the actual model but is used for illustrative purposes only.

Boxed. Comes with:

  • Original snap-on front cap
  • Original leaflet
  • Original S4 price tag

The Nikon S4 was introduced in March 1959. It was essentially a stripped-down version of the S3. Nikon discarded the self-timer and installed a manually resetting frame counter similar to the S2, removed the 35mm frame line from the finder leaving only those for the 50mm and 105mm lenses, and left off the motor drive coupling lug under the take-up spool. The S3 was supplied with a cloth shutter instead of titanium. The shutter speeds are from 1 to 1/1000th sec., B and T. Weight: 520g. When Nikon announced the S4 they ran into a real problem: Joseph Ehrenreich the owner and CEO of Ehrenreich Photo-Optical Industries would not import the S4 into the United States and Canada. He reasoned that he already had the hot selling Nikon SP and the second level S3 as a lower priced alternative to the SP. He was awaiting the forthcoming shipment of the Nikon F and he felt that the S4 would deprive them of sales of the S3.

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Description

The Nikon S4 was introduced in March 1959. It was essentially a stripped-down version of the S3. Nikon discarded the self-timer and installed a manually resetting frame counter similar to the S2, removed the 35mm frame line from the finder leaving only those for the 50mm and 105mm lenses, and left off the motor drive coupling lug under the take-up spool. The S3 was supplied with a cloth shutter instead of titanium. The shutter speeds are from 1 to 1/1000th sec., B and T. Weight: 520g. When Nikon announced the S4 they ran into a real problem: Joseph Ehrenreich the owner and CEO of Ehrenreich Photo-Optical Industries would not import the S4 into the United States and Canada. He reasoned that he already had the hot selling Nikon SP and the second level S3 as a lower priced alternative to the SP. He was awaiting the forthcoming shipment of the Nikon F and he felt that the S4 would deprive them of sales of the S3.

Despite this set-back, Nikon decided to go ahead with production and sold them to the home market. The total number of S4s produced was 5,898, ranking it as the lowest production Nikon rangefinder since the Nikon M! It is important to bear in mind that with the exception of those few features that were removed, the Nikon S4 is of exactly the same quality as the SP/S3 models.

Additional information

Second-hand grade

EXC

Serial number (BODY)

6502484

Serial number (LENS)

749024

Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

Please note that the following important points when you see our grading description. When applied to lenses it means that the optics are in perfect condition. What we are describing is the cosmetic condition of the lens barrel. When it applies to cameras, motor drives, speedlights etc. the understanding is that the item is in perfect working order and the description would mean the exterior appearance. In other words we are judging cosmetic appearance.

“Grays of Westminster, where mint is also a highly prized English adjective.”

– Professional Photographer magazine

Returns and Refunds

All second hand equipment comes with a 14-day Sale or Return period and a 6-month warranty. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with a second hand item you have received from us you may return it for a full refund within 14 days of purchase, the only stipulation being that the item is in the same condition as it was purchased.

If an item is found faulty at the time of purchase your shipping costs to return the item to us will also be refunded.

Where the item has been used within the 28-day returns period, we may make a deduction from any refund if the value of the goods has been reduced

You may return a second hand item for a refund if it is no longer desired or required but please note that your shipping costs will not be refunded under these circumstances.

Special Grays of Westminster extended warranties on both new and second-hand Nikon equipment are included on certain Nikon Owner magazine subscriptions which can be purchased via our online shop.

This returns policy does not affect your statutory rights. Details of your statutory rights are available from the Citizens Advice Bureau or Consumer Direct.

Delivery Information

Orders placed Monday to Friday before 12pm will be shipped the same day. Orders placed after 12pm or on the weekend will be shipped the next working day.

If your item is out of stock or on pre-order we will contact you as soon as it becomes available to make delivery arrangements.

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Cost of delivery:

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