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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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The Nikon Camera in America 1946-1953
Old 02-22-2008   #1
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The Nikon Camera in America 1946-1953

I just received a book from MacFarland & Co Publishers, the title of the book is the title of this thread:


It a book that covers early History of Nippon Kogaku all the way up to the period when the first importer in the USA was sold to EPOI in 1953.

I am up to page 57, and I tell you, I have been enjoying it to no end, being Nikon Kiu of course

Every Nikon fan out there should read this book, it's full of historic facts and pictures.

I know the Author, Michael Wes Loder is a fellow member of NHS. If you find a question you need to ask him about his book, post it here and I will invite him to answer it in person.



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Oh, I forgot to say, you can probably get it on Amazon cheaper

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that book looks to be a cool read Kiu.
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I heard Wes present this at the NHS Convention in Vienna in 2006. It was one of the most interesting talks I had heard in a long time. No doubt I'll buy his book.
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Thanks for the tip Kiu. I'll order the book later on today.

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