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Popular Photography, February 2001, issue

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Sat 20-Jan-01 04:53 PM

Anyone read this issue yet? Some very interesting articles this month.

In one article, Herb Keppler talks about how Nikon pretty much coined the phrase “matrix,” and how some of the acronyms used in the past and the present catch on in photo language, and some do not.

Another article is about the world’s most expensive camera. A Nikon SP Rangefinder 35, recently sold to an anonymous European, in an auction run by Tamarkin Photographica in Woodbridge CT (USA), for $25,000.00 (USD). The 50mm F/1.1 Nikkor Lens sold separately sold for over $12,000.00 (USD).
The article goes on to state that the camera was one of the rare factory black versions manufactured between 1957-60, and had a multiple, parallax-compensating field framelines, built in wide-angle viewfinder, and unique styling.
Like they said in the article, that is a lot of “…mazuma¾even for the rare factory black version…”

Doug


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