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Nikon SP Variations

A relatively undocumented part of Nikon Rangefinder collecting is Nikon SP variations.  Very early ones (probably the first 300) really are different.  Of course the most famous SP variations are the switchover from cloth to titanium shutter curtains, and the optional  Black finish rather than chrome.

Very Early Nikon SP (aprox the first 300)

I am not sure how long each of these variations lasted, but I would guess that variations 1-3 above were the first to go.


Very Late SP's have Nikon F features: identical advance levers, advance lever caps,  shutter release guards, self timers, shutter speed dials, and titanium shutter curtains.

 


NEW Nikon Black SP! To most dedicated Nikon collectors, there is no Nikon quite as desirable as the black Nikon SP.  On January 14th 2005 Nikon announced a new limited production run of 2500 SP's mounting the 35/1.8 Nikkor.  This is a dream come true to many long time Nikon collectors.  $8000 INFO


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