Nikon is not known to make special editions unlike Leica, but they hit the nail on the head with this one. A remake of the original black paint SP with the retro 35mm F1.8 and hood combination. So beautiful that even when I showed it to my wife for the first time, she said that this looks better than a Leica. Not the same built quality or the optical performance of a Leica, however, they win with cosmetics.
Matched up with their most desirable and fastest wide angel lens (35mm F1.8), these sets are an outstanding value (priced at $3,750 to $4,500). The lens shade alone can reach upwards of $500 to $750. The lens at $800 to $1,200 and the mint SP (priceless - if found new) are $2,500 to $3,500.
Commemorating the first professional series camera to have 6 frame lines. These sets are usually found brand new, untouched, and are spectacular shelf pieces or a bargain to use if you decide to. The only other one to look for is the millennium black paint S3, also very beautiful but not the same caliber as the mighty SP model.
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