Originally Posted by ChristopherCoy
Did the camera industry experience a major manufacturing change in the mid to late 50's?
The more I learn about old brands and models the more I think i notice that 1958 seems to be "the" year everything changed from folding cameras, to rigid bodies.
Does anyone know which company came out with the very first camera that wasn't a folding camera?
That was the watershed year. Nikon F debuted. Rangefinders are dead. Long live SLRs.