Last chance for trade-in enhancement
There is still time to take advantage of the D750 and D810 enhanced part-exchange, which ends on the 30th September 2015. We are offering £150 extra for your camera towards a new Nikon D750 or an extra £350 for a new Nikon D810.
Contact a member of sales staff or email us for a quote on your equipment today.
Thank you for entering ‘Name that Nikon’
Well done to the first ten correct answers that came through, who will all have received a Sandisk 8GB Extreme Pro SDHC card in the post. For those of you in mystery, the camera was indeed a Nikon Rangefinder S4 body.
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.
Name That Nikon
Don’t be fooled by the familiar design of this camera – if you can be the first to name the exact model of Nikon camera you will win an official Nikon Moleskine notebook with a Nikon keyring for the first five runner-ups.
Send your complete answer along with your full name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org