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Topcon (Tokyo kogaku) Binoculars known? (Vintage)

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Old Saturday 18th November 2017, 12:11   #1
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Topcon (Tokyo kogaku) Binoculars known? (Vintage)

Hi Collectors an Historicans,

has anyone ever seen or heard about Topcon /
Tokyo Kogaku Kikai Kabushikikaisha / Tokyo Optical Co., Ltd. binoculars.

Topcon is nowadays in topographic optics and were the hardest japanese contenders of Professional SLR vs. Nikon F in the 60s... (Topcon RE)

The company is JB28 in the JB List.

As I am colleting topcon in the camera area, I might want to find any bino of them... Ever seen one, or maybe they only did some as military supply in WWII, Topcon was one of the largest optical supplier of the japanese then...?

happy collecting

Harry

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Old Saturday 18th November 2017, 12:44   #2
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Hi Collectors an Historica,

has anyone ever seen or heard about Topcon /
Tokyo Kogaku Kikai Kabushikikaisha / Tokyo Optical Co., Ltd. binoculars.

Topcon is nowadays in topographic optics and were the hardest japanese cintenders of Profession SLR vs. Nikon F in the 60s... (Topcon RE)

The company is JB28 in the JB List.

As I am colleting topcon in the camera area, I might want to find any bino of them... Ever ssen one, or maybe they only did some as military supply in WWII, Topcon was one of the largest optical supplier of the japanese then...

happy collecting

Harry
Hi Harry,

Since you are a camera boy, I assume you are familiar with Photokina in Köln where (in the optics hall) all the current Far East OEM's are represented.

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Old Saturday 18th November 2017, 15:39   #3
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Kowaist, post 1,
Topcon used to be a well-made camera line some decades ago, but I have not heard from them for quite a few years under that brand name.
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Topcon used to be a well-made camera line some decades ago, but I have not heard from them for quite a few years under that brand name.
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They are a big player today in measurement optics and eye mecidical optics...

http://www.topcon.eu

And the Topcon RE was on par with a Nikon F and the lenses were superb...

greeting to the neighbour

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The Topcon DM is well made and Nikon quality but the Exacta bayonet was not a good choice as it is too small a mount.
I have this and also the 300mm f/2.8 Topcon, which is a good performer but excessively long.
This long lens I used on a Minolta with a Minolta to Exacta adapter.

There may be some Topcon binoculars, I cannot remember.
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