Item 2005.006.13.115 - Nikonos-V (35mm camera)

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Nikonos-V (35mm camera)

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  • 1984-2001 (Manufacturing)
    Nikon Corporation

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

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Item consists of a 35mm camera for underwater and all-weather photography, manufactured by the Nikon Corporation. The camera design was based on the Calypso camera, originally designed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Jean de Wouters. Nikon acquired the production rights to this model in 1962, and six models were created. The Nikonos V model was available in green or orange (this model is green) and featured automatic focusing with aperture priority and manual override. The camera is water resistant to 50 meters and features a Nikkor 35mm f2.5 lens and shutter with speeds from 1/30 to 1/1000 plus bulb setting.

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Donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections Department by Dr. Neville Poy in 2017.


Added to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2018.

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Item includes a Nikon Nikkor Auto Focus 35-70mm f2.8 zoom lens and Sea&Sea Yellow Sub 50 TTL waterproof flash unit.

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