In 2000 thru 2003 or so, Nikon put a group of technicians to the task of reproducing (with original tooling) the S3 rangefinder of the late fifties. The new series features a brighter 1:1 (no parallax comp) viewfinder w/35/50/135 frames, plus the classic 50mm Nikkor f/1.4 (constructed slightly larger than original to utilize modern glass technology). From what I can determine 8000 were produced of which 2000 were black enamel and snapped-up in the blink of an eye by Japanese collectors. The chrome bodies are languishing and will probably never be "collectable". So the super-high-quality camera that cost Nikon 6K to manufacture is now 2.3K at B&H - a gift, I think. Don't care about the black-collectable-thing and the S3 has exactly what I want >> fast 50mm lens (no interest in additional lenses), big non-shrinking 1:1 viewfinder, and fast (but weird) wheeled-focusing. I missed out on an Nikon SP back in 1958 and settled-down (happily) with one Leica M after another until I totally comitted to LF years ago. Now I miss a 35 and need a new, high-quality, SIMPLE RF I can abuse without selling my first grandchild to a Leica dealer. I think this is it. Got one coming for a 14 day touch-&-feel and would like comments from anybody out there who might already have a new, old, Nikon S3!