The camera uses Nikon S bayonet lens mount. Which is a modified Contax. C bayonet and Contax C lenses are physically compatible but do not accurately focus with the built-in rangefinder.In common with Contax a small toothed wheel in front of the shutter release is used to focus lenses that use the internal bayonet. The camera does not have a flash sync on its hot shoe , instead a pc sync socket is provided. The shutter on early models is a horizontally running mechanically timed rubberized silk fabric curtain. In 1959 the shutter curtain was changed to titanium similar to the Nikon F. The camera will advance film at a rate of 3 FPS with an added S-36 motor drive, this made the SP the first rangefinder to have motorized film advance.
The Nikon F SLR of 1959 has many structural similarities to the Nikon SP from which it evolved with the addition of a reflex mirror and interchangeable viewfinders. Shutter : Horizontal focal plane shutter. T, B, 1 to 1/1000 sec.
Self-timer : Connect time variable system (the graduation of 3,6and 10 seconds it is attached). Flash: Pc socket Sync from 1/60 secs or less. Finder : Rangefinder type fixed 1x magnification finder (wide angle finder for 28mm and 35mm finder).Frame lines in finder : 28mm , 35mm, auxiliary window. 50mm, 85mm, 105mm and 135mm in main window.
Film wind : hand operated lever system. 136 revolution multiple winds possible. Film :35mm film size 36x24mm. Dimension body only : 136mm x 81mm x 43mm.
With its inclusion, it also formed as one of the basis why the NIKON SP rangefinder system can be regarded as the best system camera available during his era. It was aimed to supplement the Nikon RF camera as part of a truly functional system accessory, together with other creative functions, as well as backed with a whole new series of exciting Nikkor lenses appearing during this period as its backbone; Nikon rangefinder system had finally firmly stamped its mark to claim as a serious system of choice for considering as a personal 35mm rangefinder system for many individual as well as professionals worldwide. Today, even after more than half a century later, the Nikon S36 Electric Motor has remained as one of the most desirable collector item for camera enthusiasts worldwide. Other than sentimental reasons, I guess other than awaiting its appreciation in value as form of investment, probably most collectors also appreciate the creative thought behind in its creation, engineering excellence as well as registering history how it had changed the course in camera making industry.In this sale a black body in used condition. For me its better to judge if its a real black camera, you can see on the places where the paint is worn it brass and not chrome.
I can clarify this is an original black body. The S-36 motor is a black also but in less used condition. The base plate of the body is a real motor baseplate and not modified. So this is a real black set which is more rarer than the chrome sets. In used condition with paint wear (but a real black).The main finder glass is clear and clean, the. The motor works but need to be adjusted to the camera. We have tested the motor and it runs but it will not work properly on the camera. Lens : 2.8cm F3.5 black lens with Chrome finder. Nice and smooth with camera. Clean no fungus no marks. Black model in very nice and clean condition , very small dent in the bottom plate. In good working condition but needs to be adjusted to the camera. The item "Nikon SP black (original) with motor drive 36 and 2.8cm F3.5 lens" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Foto & Camcorder\Analoge Fotografie\Analogkameras". The seller is "jlkwide" and is located in Rotterdam.
This item can be shipped worldwide.