Nikon SP on goodwill.

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    Wow. Looks like it's in the rewind position (shutter collar set to "R"), which would prevent the shutter from firing. Possibly the camera is functioning fine. If only I had the loose change...
     
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    I've seen a few crazy cameras on goodwill the last few months. Unfortunately they go for new Ebay prices... with even less info about their status. :sad:
     
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    I didn't notice the collar, so yeah it probably works! I just discovered the goodwill site, so it's been a bit of a revelation for me. =P
     
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    I buy from the Goodwill site occasionally but you have to watch the shipping charges,some of the stores are outrageous.
    I agree that ebay is usually cheaper as well.Ron G
     
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    "Shutter does not fire when prompted".

    I wonder how they prompt it? Go "ch-chk" and wait for it to follow? :wink:
     
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    $ 557.50 looks a little much for a camera that does not work. It has no back ? And the lens with 5 cm is the same as 50mm. When did they use that for a lens identification ?
     
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    It has a back, because the final picture with the A.S.A. film speed indicator on it is the bottom of the back, it slides off like the back the Zeiss Contax that the Nikon SP is a copy of and the Nikon F. It was very common practice with German and other European lenses to mark them in cm in those days, and this made them more like them, because in those days the Japanese were trying to get their foot in the door of western markets by supplying their manufactured goods of high quality at cheaper prices than western manufacturers could to compete with them.
     
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    But they couldn't win in the market place although they were offering high quality cameras at lower price so both Nikon and Canon went the SLR route and left the German behind.......
     
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    The Chinese are doing the same thing at the moment, I wonder if they are going to re-invent the electric toaster :smile:
     
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    The exchange rate helped a lot, too.