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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. Schneiderís 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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Rarity of the F-36 drives
Old 06-11-2008   #1
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Rarity of the F-36 drives

I'm curious about the rarity of a F-36 I recently came across (and unfortunately let go to someone else). It seems to have been a Jacobson battery pack on an old Nikon motordrive (I'm not even sure it wasn't the S-36 someone said here is ultra-rare with that pack).

The F drive is pictured here on de Stoutz's site...http://www.destoutz.ch/acc_motor_f36_98392.html

Would anyone hazard a guess as to a dollar value?

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My F36 with a contemporary Remopak was $150 at Penn camera a few years ago.
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Old 06-13-2008   #3
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I will give you a guess, a good one at that!

F36's are not special, unless they are early(Nippon Kogaku) or very clean... Around $200 is all they're worth!!

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Fred is talking about the cordless battery pack- the Jacobson Powercon, and later Remopak. There were ~1,000 Remopaks made. Many Less Powercons were made. I have a late Remopak, somewhere around the 900th.

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Ahhhh, I get it. Thanks Brian.

this black SP and Jacobson combo did 15600 Euros

http://www.westlicht-auction.com/ind...76819&_ssl=off


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