Nikon HS has an additional domain name

The NHS has a new URL in addition to the existing "" The older URL will continue to work for at least a few years. The new URL, "," is in keeping with a more current use of .com, rather than .org for non-profit sites.

You may use either URL to access the NHS.

You may also  notice that NHS web site is now a blog, which allows more automatic archiving of articles.    All the existing pages from the old site are preserved in the form of PDF documents stored on  Google Docs.

I have already heard positive comments  from several members, thanks to John Millham  for working with me on font sizes on the forum.

Please send eMail about Nikon news, or rumors, of interest to NHS members, and suggestions! Contact the NHS online at

"The Early Nikons an 'Inside' Look" by Joseph Higham

Reprinted from Nikon Journal 15, March 31, 1987 (reprints here)

Nikon member Joe Higham produced an extraordinary series of drawings for the NHS which showed the Nikon M-S series in great detail.  The article was published in installments, the drawing and PDF (the complete article) are from part 3 in the series.

The series included more than just illustrations, but provided a manual on how to service these cameras, in detail that was never provided in any official manual.  The drawings are quite beautiful, reminiscent of classic product illustrators like Daniel Rebour.

Open the PDF folder on Google Docs.

Pete Smith

Pete has been a valuable resource for many Nikon collectors worldwide, making repairs on Nikon rangefinders and other classic Nikon film cameras.

Due to illness Pete was forced to close his business from 2009 to late in 2010, but he reports he is doing fine now, and back at a job at Delray Camera, working on repairs, and eBay at home.  Pete says "Life is good, I am busy again."

Photo by Akiva Shapero
Pete Smith c/o
Delray Camera Shop
186 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone is: 561-433-8434
Email is: