Nikon S3

Nikon S3

Nikon S3, March 1958

A simplified version based on the SP, where some selected features in the Nikon SP were removed. The frame lines was not switchable but there were three fixed framelines for popular focal length such as 35mm, 50mm and 105mm. However, it can still accept and share the many accessories designed for the SP, such as S36, S250 Motor Drives etc. Two known versions exist, one with cloth shutter and another with a Titanium shutter curtain. A special version was being produced to commemorate the XVIII Tokyo Summer Olympic Games – strangely, it was produced a few years after its discontinuation. Lastly, in year 2000, Nikon has strangely revived the Nikon S3 with a replica Y2K model – so, the S3 has quite a few variations and somehow, Nikon was quite sentimental about it. According the references, a total of 14,310 of the Nikon S3 were being produced by Nikon.