TomA (why is every knowledgeable and well respected person in photography called Tom or Thom?) wrote this comment in rangefinderforum.com regarding our Nikon digital rangefinder post:
Prototypes have been seen around Tokyo, so something is afoot!
This comment becomes even more interesting after the "BIG" Rangefinder magazine ad.
Some more speculations:
- The first Nikon rangefinder was produced from March of 1948 to August of 1949 (source), which means that the 60 years anniversary is this year (or next year if you consider the end of production).
- Nikon F was introduced in 1959 (source).
- Also, a reminder that Nikon produced a limited edition rangefinder in 2005 (source) which was reproduction of the original 1957 Nikon SP (except for minor details). Nikon rangefinders (in general) go for few thousand dollars on ebay: