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1995 Binocular and Telescope Products Division established separated from Ophthalmic Products Division.

1996 Full-scale overseas manufacture of binoculars started.

1997 8x42DCF and 10x42DCF high-grade roof prism binoculars released.

2001 Binocular and Telescope Products Division reformed as Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., an independent Nikon subsidiary.

2001-03-14   Nikon Corporation (YOSHIDA, Shoichiro President) will reform its Binocular and Telescope Products Division as a subsidiary company named Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., as a part of its going restructuring program.  The new company will continue to do the business in the binoculars and telescopes fields, which Nikon first entered in 1917.

Name Nikon Vision Co., Ltd.   President OBARA, Riichiro   Address Nikon Futaba Building, 3-25, Futaba 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-0043, Japan

Main business Designing, manufacturing, sales, rental, repairs, import and export of telescopes, binoculars, monocular, Fieldscopes, astronomical telescopes, loupes, microscopes, laser rangefinders, CCD camera system for Fieldscopes, night vision scopes, other optical equipment and related components    Number of employees 45

http://www.nikon.co.jp/main/eng/news/2001/nikonvision_e_01.htm

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Binocular List #297: 17 May 2004

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Subject: Zeiss prisms

From: Stephen Sambrook <scsambrook@___co.uk>

I wonder if any member of the list knows what type of Schott glass was used in the prisms of the first Zeiss binoculars ?

Cheers

Stephen

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Subject: Cases, Danish models

From: <mikedenmark@___ele.dk>

I bought this bino "container" last week.

http://www.geocities.com/mikedenmark/plc1/gummi.jpg

It is made of brown-orange rubber, and although it is well made, I hold it to be something homemade.

But am I right?

It contained a "civilianised" 7x50 WWII german navy Porro 2 Binocular.

If anyone has seen something like it, I would like to know.

And a picture of two danish model 1915 8x40 zeiss binoculars.

The black one was one of 25 delivered early 1915, and the grey one is a similar type, but refinished in grey after WWII

http://www.geocities.com/mikedenmark/plc1/tilskaaret1914.jpg

This model was discontinued at Zeiss in the summer 1916.

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