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    Who else did Nikon make lenses for?

    I have recently bought a Bronica S2 with a couple of Nikon lenses and I already have some Nikkor lenses for 35mm.

    I know about the Plaubel Makina 67, but which other camera manufacturers (if any) used lenses made by Nikon?


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    I believe the Airesflex TLR of the '50s had Nikkor taking lenses.

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    Apart the Large Format lenses, Nikon also did lenses in LTM for Canon and a range of Japanese cameras like Tower or Nicca. See: http://www.dantestella.com/technical/nikoleic.html
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    Any large format camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I have recently bought a Bronica S2 with a couple of Nikon lenses and I already have some Nikkor lenses for 35mm.

    I know about the Plaubel Makina 67, but which other camera manufacturers (if any) used lenses made by Nikon?


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    Canon, pre WWII. Canon was using Nikkors long before Nikon made a camera.
    I had a Nikon lens on my Deardorff at one point, but it was not a lens bespoke by Deardorff.

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    Canon

    The first Canon cameras all had Nikon lenses. Canon did not make lenses then and Nikon had been making precision optical products since the 1920s.

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    I think Nikon made lenses for Wista at one time.

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    I believe they also made lenses that fit the Contax rangefinders (might be mistaken though)? Allthough I guess that was more of a "third party" situation than a partnership.
    "Art is is a picture of some dude I never met smoking under a lamppost at 6400 ISO and in BW."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybertrash View Post
    I believe they also made lenses that fit the Contax rangefinders (might be mistaken though)? Allthough I guess that was more of a "third party" situation than a partnership.
    It was photojournalists covering the Korean war buying Nikon lenses for their Contaxs that created the demand for their lenses and then cameras outside Japan leading the way to the dominance of Nikon in that market for around half a century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    Any large format camera
    And lots of enlargers.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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