Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/02/11

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Subject: Mitsubishor lenses
From: "joe b." <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 02:57:35 +0000

In message <>, "Fred N. Ward" <>
>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

Somehow my Mitsubishi 105mm 2.5 Nikkor just doesn't look the same
joe b.

In reply to: Message from (Fred N. Ward) (Re: To filter or not to filter / whose glass is it anyway?)