Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/14

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Nikon SP 2005 Limited Edition Introduced
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Jan 14 15:33:36 2005

We agree on this one, Feli. If I had money to really play with, this is
definitely one I'd go for. And to answer the question: why buy the
reissue rather than the real thing? Simple - any camera I buy, I want to
use - and I mean use. And if I'm going to sink allot of money into a
classic rangefinder such as this, I'd rather have a brand new one than
one that's almost 50 years old. But I don't have money to play with, so
it's all moot.

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New Nikon SP 2005 Limited Edition Introduced

I agree, but I think the S3 tanked, because it wasn't enough camera for
the money. It doesn't even have a parallax corrected viewfinder. You can
also find a real S3 for 
less money. The S3 simply doesn't have the same mystique.

I believe the SP may be a different story. It's the Nikon RF everyone
wants. Imagine 
if Leica had stopped making M cameras 30 years ago and suddenly decided
to reissue the M4.

A beat up chrome SP starts at $2500, but the price of an original black
paint model (forget about mint) makes the re-issue almost look like a


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffery Smith <>

A bit surprising after hearing that they lost so much money on the S3
and that the S3 was moving so slowly in sales.


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