2/19/2011

Nikon Digital Rangefinder?

Until the Nikon digital RF rumors subside or come true, you can download templates (skins) to "change" your iPhone or iTouch into a Nikon RF here:
http://www.nikonjin.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=855

Nikon on Zeiss M-mount

A new thread on the rangefinderforum.com by Jon Manjiro lists the Nikon S-mount lenses which cannot (and can) be used with the Amedeo type adapters on the ZI M-mount.

Specifically he finds:
  1. Nikkor-O 2.1cm f4 (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism)
  2. W-Nikkor 2.5cm f4 (NO - will mount but cannot be focused) 
  3. W-Nikkor 3.5cm f1.8 (vintage/reissue) (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism
  4. Nikkor-N 5cm f1.1 internal mount (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism)
  5. Nikkor-N 5cm f1.1 external mount (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism)
In addition:
  1. Voigtlander SC Skopar 21mm f4 (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism)
  2. Voigtlander SC Skopar 25mm f4 (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism)
  3. Voigtlander SC Skopar 28mm f3.5 (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism)
  4. Voigtlander SC Skopar 35mm f2.5 (NO - rear element too large, interferes with rangefinder mechanism)

2/08/2011

Kodak

"Kodak Reaffirms Plan to Complete Transformation to Sustainable, Profitable Company Starting 2012

Revenue from Four Key Digital Growth Businesses Outpaces the Market and Approaches $2.0 Billion in 2013, with Positive Earnings Contribution; Consumer Inkjet to Achieve Profitability During 2011, Commercial Inkjet During 2012; Kodak Driving Improved Performance from Established Digital Cash Generators; Company Has Sufficient Resources and Financial Flexibility to Complete Transformation."

Read the complete article here: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=2709&pq-locale=en_US&gpcid=0900688a80ea9257

The early days of Nikon's European digital imaging division

From an interesting article from Jarle Aasland on www.nikonweb.com/alanbartlett/, text by Alan Bartlett, who founded Nikon's European digital imaging division in 1988.

Link to the Nikonweb digital forum www.nikonweb.com/forum/

"Nikon saw itself as a hardware supplier and did not see any reason to extend the Nikon brand into software or services. In 1988, at the MacWorld show, the Nikon team was approached by two brothers who offered them the rights to market an imaging software application. The brothers were Thomas and John Knoll. The application was called Photoshop.

Whilst there was a great deal of enthusiasm for the product from the Nikon European and US marketing teams to market the software under the Nikon brand, the Japanese HQ decided Nikon was not a software company and they could not see a market for it so turned down the opportunity. The rest as they say is history. (Just for the record, Kodak as well as several other photographic giants, turned Photoshop down too.)

[Adobe decided to purchase the license to distribute Photoshop in September 1988. Photoshop 1.0 for Macintosh was released in 1990.]"