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Nittō Kōgaku K.K. (日東光学株式会社) is a Japanese optical company that still (2006) exists, now spelling its name "Nittoh". It was founded in 1943 as Nittō Kōgaku Kikai Seisakusho (日東光学機械製作所), and took its current name in 1951. In 1950, it started to produce the "Kominar" (コミナー) lenses used in a variety of cameras, as well as enlarging lenses. The company's address in 1960 was Chiyoda-ku Kanda Asahichō 18–2 (千代田区神田旭町18–2) in Tokyo.[1]

Nittō Kōgaku also made cameras as a subcontractor for other companies, beginning with the Fujipet in 1960. Examples included the Olympus Trip 35, the Revue 400 EF and so on.

Cameras with Nitto lenses Edit

These lists are incomplete.

That a particular model is listed here should not be taken to mean that all examples were fitted with Nitto lenses.

Medium format Edit

7.5cm f3.5 Kominar (3 elements, 3 groups) Edit

7.5cm f3.5 S Kominar (4 elements, 3 groups) Edit

35mm Edit

4.5cm f1.8 S Kominar Edit

4.8cm f1.9 S Kominar (7 elements) Edit

Other Edit

  • Meprozenit
  • Walz 35
  • Walz Electric
  • Walz Wide
  • Ricoh 35 L
  • Ricoh Wide 2.4
  • Ricohmatic 35
  • Mamiya M3
  • Mamiya 4B
  • Mamiya EE Merit and Super Merit
  • Mamiya Family
  • Mamiya Super Deluxe (f/2.0 lense)

Other Nitto lenses Edit

Projection lenses Edit

For 8mm movie projectors:[2]

  • Kominar 18/1.2
  • Kominar 19/1.4
  • Kominar 25/1.2
  • Kominar 25/1.5

Notes Edit

  1. Advertisement published in Asahi Camera Annual '60.
  2. Advertisement published in Asahi Camera Annual '60.

References / further reading Edit

Links Edit

In English:

In Japanese:

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