Old literature
on photographic and microscope equipment

These are PDF copies of old manuals, booklets and sales brochures. They are hard to get and contain useful information on equipment which has not been in production for many years. I see often photocopies or electronic copies of similar manuals for sale on the Internet, and I would rather give away copies of mine for free. I can see no copyright notice on these manuals, so I assume they are not copyrighted.

The files are hosted on a commercial file server. Clicking on one of the links below will bring you to an intermediate download page on the file server, whene you need again to click on the appropriate link. You must wait a while for the files to completely download to your machine.

Unless otherwise indicated, this literature is at least in part in English.

Ihagee literature

Das Ihagee Kolpofot (1959, in German)

Leitz and Leica literature

Leitz Focomat IIc enlarger (in German)

Leica M420 assembly diagram and part numbers

Leica M420 parts diagram.pdf

Leica M420 sales brochure.pdf

Leica M420 system sales brochure.pdf

Leica Z6 and Z16 brochure

Leica Z6 and Z16 system diagram

Polaroid literature

MP4 Assembly and use.pdf (1982)

Wild literature

Wild M400 Instructions Manual.pdf

Wild M420 Service Manual.pdf

Wild M410/M420 Instructions Manual.pdf

Wild M450 brochure.pdf

Zeiss literature

Zeiss Tessovar literature (user manual, sales brochure etc.)

(thanks to Gary LaVallee for supplying the next three copies)

Zeiss Luminar objectives

Depth of field with Zeiss Luminars

Photography with Luminar lenses

Nikkor F lenses literature

Micro-Nikkor-P Auto 55mm f/3.5 (1971)

Micro-Nikkor 55 mm f/3.5 instructions (1976)

Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8 AI instructions (1981)

Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-S instructions (1984)

Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AI-S instructions (1984)

Nikkor lenses brochure (1981, in French)

Nikon accessories literature

Nikon close-up equipment, sales brochure (1975)

Nikon filters (1980)

Nikon PB-6 bellows instructions (1986?, in Japanese)

Nikon PB-6E bellows extensions instructions (2009?)

Nikon PN-11 extension ring instructions (1984, in Japanese)

Nikon E2 extension ring instructions (1971)

Reproduction ratios with some Nikon lenses on PB-6 bellows

Nikon AF-1 and AF-2 gelatin filter holders (1975?)

EL-Nikkor lenses literature

EL-Nikkor sales brochure (unknown year)

EL-Nikkor sales brochure (1992)

EL-Nikkor sales brochure (1982)

EL-Nikkor sales brochure (unknown year)

EL-Nikkor sales brochure (1982)

Nippon Kogaku EL-Nikkor sales brochure (unknown year)

EL-Nikkor sales brochure (1960)

EL-Nikkor sales brochure (1982)

EL-Nikkor (series N) instructions (1982)

EL-Nikkor (series N) instructions (1982, another)

EL-Nikkor 50 mm f/2.8 (series N) instructions (1979)

EL-Nikkor 135mm f/5.6 A instructions (1993)

Special Nikkor lenses literature

Nikkor lenses for large format cameras (1982)

Printing Nikkor brochure (2002?, in Japanese)

Printing Nikkor brochure (unknown year)

Process Nikkor brochure (unknown year)

Apo EL-Nikkor brochure (1982)

Apo EL-Nikkor brochure (1982, another)

Apo Nikkor brochure (1982)

Apo Nikkor brochure (1982, another)

Wide-angle Apo-Nikkor brochure (1982)

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor brochure (unknown year)

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor (unknown year)

Cine Nikkor Lenses (1982)

Micro Nikkor lenses, including screw mount (unknown year)