[nikonf4] Re: SMC Takumar

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 07:26:58 -0800 (PST)

No. Nikon didn't call attention to multicoating until the rest of the industry 
did. They had to compete in their advertising messages.

From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, November 21, 2010 10:49:04 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: SMC Takumar

    Umm…that's the first time to hear something like that.  I remember as a 
that I began to see multi-coated normal Nikkors from 1973 or so, designated as 
"NC."  Or……did you make up this story again??    :->>

Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 21        19:49 PST

On Nov 21, 2010, at 0758 , Dave wrote:

> When Pentax announced and advertised the virtues of multicoating, Nikon 
> issued 
>a statement saying they had been doing it for years, as it was necessary for 
>some complex lens formulations.
> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Sun, November 21, 2010 1:41:34 AM
> Subject: [nikonf4] Re: SMC Takumar
> Actually, multicoating was invented in 1938 at GE, but not widely used until 
>the 70s. But was it Pentax? Or Zeiss? Or both?
> http://gabriel.mp3-tech.org/blog/index.php?entry=entry090203-153355
> On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:33 PM, Koichi Mac wrote:
>> Huh!  That information is from the very company that invented multi-coating 
>> in 
>>1970.  Am sure they saw other vendors catching up and forgot to fine-tune the 
>>finesse part of multi-coating afterwards.        :-D

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