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Nikon Historical Society Jason Schneider is perhaps the world's most famous expert on camera collecting.  Over the course of his long career he has been a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a camera test lab manager.  For 18 years he wrote his incredibly influential Camera Collector monthly column at the still deeply missed MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY magazine where Jason was also Editorial Director. Modern was followed by his 16 year stint as Editor-Chief of Popular Photography, then the world's largest imaging magazine. Along the way many of his Modern Camera collecting articles were republished in the wonderful 3 volume set JASON SCHNEIDER ON CAMERA COLLECTING.

Focusing on a wide range of interests, Jason has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, and lecturer amazingly enough since his early teens.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington Square College of New York University, where he majored in English Literature, minored in Classics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Schneider’s poetry and critical essays on poetry have been published in the NYU college literary magazine and in various collections.  He's currently working on a book on Emily Dickinson's poetry "Understanding Emily Dickinson. A Reader's Guide To The Enlightened Master."

Jason is an expert on most things photography:  no only camera collecting and analog photography, but also digital photography, the history of camera design and technology, the business of photography, what it is to be a photographer, and as he once proved to me, the best place to buy bratworst at Photokina in Cologne. If all of that was not enough, Jason is genuinely one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and interesting human beings you will ever likely have the good fortune to meet on the net.


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Happy 100th Birthday, NIkon!
Old 07-25-2017   #1
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Happy 100th Birthday, NIkon!

It’s Nikon’s 100th Birthday!

Here are some photos taken with my S2/w-Nikkor 35mm 1:3.5 on Kodak T-Max 100.


N&W Class G1 6 by P F McFarland, on Flickr




Fun To Drive by P F McFarland, on Flickr




Burro Crane by P F McFarland, on Flickr


See all eighteen photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHsm15i8io

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Happy 100th Birthday, Nikon! by P F McFarland, on Flickr
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Very nice.

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I got kind of wrapped up in the moment, and ordered one of those half-scale F models from the Nikon 100th Anniversary Store, and yesterday they cancelled the order. Oh well, most of what they have is a bunch of over priced fluff.

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