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In message <email@example.com>, "Fred N. Ward" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes >The earliest Nikon cameras that were sold in Asia and then some that reached >the USA had the Mitsubishi 3-diamond logo on the top by the name "Nikon." >That came off rather fast. When I was working in Japan once I asked the >Nikon exec with me about the Mitsubishi ownership, and there was the usual >hissing-sucking air intake common when the question is embarrassing. Several >people in Japan have told me that the ownership (or control) is still there, >just never mentioned. Since most camera companies are small when compared to >Japan's giants, this is not unexpected. The way Japan interlocks >everything, I have always thought there is really only one company there >anyway. Somehow my Mitsubishi 105mm 2.5 Nikkor just doesn't look the same anymore. joe b.