The Complete Nikon Rangefinder System

by Robert Rotoloni

After a long and sometimes tortuous journey, my new Nikon rangefinder book has finally arrived at my warehouse in the US and I have received my first shipment. They are now available for immediate shipping for those who are interested.

The final product is 548 pages long and contains 1,350 B&W illustrations as well as 24 pages of full color photos by master photographer Tony Hurst of Dublin. Tony also did the full color covers, which are laminated and quite durable. It is a heavy book weighing in at approximately 5 pounds (2.2kg).

Besides sections on the cameras, lenses and accessories, both the history of the Japanese optical industry, as well as Nippon Kogaku, are covered in detail. Space is also given to discussion of the Birth of the Nikon One and the first prototypes.

This volume, 25 years after my previous edition, is the culmination of over 30 years of study and research about the Nikon rangefinder system, and the company that produced them. THE COMPLETE NIKON RANGEFINDER SYSTEM fulfills the need of every collector for factual information and concise illustrations to assist them in building a collection of this world famous system.

I have available signed and specially labeled copies for those who are interested.

Total cost, including shipping:
  • US - $100
  • Canada - $115 - US Dollars
  • Europe - $125 - US Dollars
  • Japan/Australia - $130 - US Dollars
International, US, and Canadian buyers may pay using:
  • International Postal Money Order, or Bank Money Order, in US Dollars, made payable to "RJR PUBLISHING" (no personal checks) 
  • Bank Wire Transfers, in US Dollars - please email for information. 
  • Cash, in US Dollars 
  • PAYPAL - to my account -
US and Canada Canadian buyers, ONLY, may pay using a personal check.

Please make all checks payable to "RJR PUBLISHING" Canadian personal checks should be adjusted for the current exchange rate, or use an International Postal Money Order, or Money Order, in US Dollars.

Important note: Do not write checks or MO to the "Nikon Historical Society," since I cannot cash these checks. Improperly written checks will delay your order!

Please include the following information with your order:
  • name
  • address
  • postal code
  • country
  • email address (very important if I need to get in touch with you about your order)
Email your order to:

or mail to: RJR Publishing Inc.
PO Box 3213
Munster, IN 46321