Wait, what? Another Camera Historica hot off the heels of the Canon Hansa? Yep, it has been a bit of a week at JCH HQ. First I got my hands on arguably one of the most important cameras to be made in Japan. And now, before I have had time to recover I have been able to get hold of the rarest camera that Nikon ever made. The S3M.

This is an absolutely incredible camera and I felt it important to document it. An in depth article will be coming soon, but in the meantime you can enjoy the video we made.

The S3M is a very special camera from Nikon, mainly just because it is a massive flex on all of the other camera makers. Simply a ‘look what we can do’. You know, back when Japanese camera manufacturers actually took risks instead of appeasing shareholders.

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