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Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by the founding member Bob Rotoloni and members of the society. The NHS, based the US, has a worldwide membership. Our "Nikon Journal," published four times a year, concentrates on the history of Japanese photo equipment from the perspective of the Nikon Camera Company. The Nikon Journal often includes Nikon information not published anywhere else in the world. This forum provides an opportunity for conversation between collectors and users of classic film Nikons. See forum “stickies” for more information about the Society. If you are a serious Nikon Collector, you MUST be a NHS member. Join at http://www.nikonhistoricalsociety.com/!

View Poll Results: Who will Rescue Nikon?
Government Loan 11 7.01%
Sony 9 5.73%
Panasonic 4 2.55%
Fuji 4 2.55%
Canon 2 1.27%
Olympus 0 0%
Ricoh 4 2.55%
Blackstone (they invested in Leica) or Leica 2 1.27%
Zeiss 0 0%
Chinese camera or lens maker 19 12.10%
Investment Bank 10 6.37%
Other Investors - please explain 8 5.10%
Nikon will pull out of this on its own 84 53.50%
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Old 02-15-2017   #10
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My point is a brand name doesn't mean very much any more. Nikon is not going to get whole again just because of the brand name. The only people who are loyal to Nikon as a brand are mostly older folks who used Nikon's film cameras when Nikon was the system of choice with professionals. Many professionals abandoned film cameras over ten years ago.
In the US, I would think this is clearly not true. If anyone here knows of a camera brand, they know Nikon. DSLRs are still considered THE professional camera by anyone not in the know. After smartphones, DSLRs by Nikon or Canon seem to be the cameras I see the most here in the US and I'm into Photography.
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