NIKON HEAVY METAL
copyright by Frank Mechelhoff                                           update 24. August 2007


Nikon F
Picture: NIKON F 1965 (as known as "THE NIKON" in the sixties) in black left to a Rangefinder NIKON S2 (1955).

NIKON, formerly known as NIPPON KOGAKU K.K. has a history as a camera maker since 1948 and had produced lenses and rangefinder mounts since 1935. In the late 1960's NIKON got the world number One in high-class/ professional use SLR cameras and kept this position for twenty years.

Along this way, I would like to share some stuff and history, about some heavy metal cameras and lenses from 1955 - 1975 - a time long have passed. I hope you'll enjoy it...

Nikon S2
NIKON S2 - the camera that should have been made by Zeiss-Ikon...
RFLenses
NIKON Rangefinder Lenses
Nikon F
NIKON F - aka just as "The Nikon" - professional's choice SLR
NIKKORMAT Family/ FTN
NIKKORMAT EL -
the first automatic exposure NIKON
NIKKOR SLR Lenses -
The lenses in front
Canon
CANON - The Competition

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