Talk:System camera

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Who decided that the Nikon F was "the first true system camera"? The Leicas ii/iii/M are certainly "system cameras" and were in production several decades before the Nikon F. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:29, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Nikon F as first system camera claim[edit]

"The Nikon F (1959) is normally regarded as the first true system camera." Isn't that wrong and the first 35-mm SLR in Production, the Ihagee Kine Exakta (Germany) was the first System-SLR? That camera was in production from 1936 to 1940, thus predating the Nikon-F several years. @Egil: What makes you think of the Nikon-F as a more "true" system camera than others? IOOI (talk) 14:11, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

I would agree that first is probably not entirely right, but it depends on what the definition of a true system camera is. The F system I would assume is the by far most extensive, longest living (from 1959 to date, i.e more than 50 years), and for many, it defined the system camera concept. -- Egil (talk) 11:51, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
I agree with IOOI. It would seem that the choice of Nikon has more to do with its reputation in the West than any first. There was also the Leica, of course: we're not talking about SLRs here. And in my recollection the Exakta had a much more extensive set of accessories than the Nikon. But that's just as irrelevant as the longevity. First is first, not longest-lived. I'm modifying the text to show that the Nikon was one of the first. Groogle (talk) 03:23, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Bringing up to date[edit]

I ended up making more changes than planned. The more I looked at it, the more it looked like a page about the Nikon F. I've added references to Leica and Exakta, and also removed the external references, neither of which looked relevant to the topic. Groogle (talk) 05:02, 2 September 2010 (UTC)