Time really flies quickly ! This part is the 16th of this series. As the quarterly magazine of Nikkor Club (original publication of this series) is literally a quarterly (issued four times a year), 16 times correspond to volumes of quarterlies for four years.
As the series advanced, the original intention was slightly shifted to the different direction. The concept of "to spot-light the 'Unlucky' cousins gone out unseen behind the main products" strayed to the other way ; actually a best-seller model which sold more than a million pieces was introduced in the course of introduction of SLR cameras other than F / F2/ F3 / F4 / F5 series.
And, the days come nearer to the present, the story is somewhat too realistic. I intended to insert an episode unknown to this date every time, but sometimes I noticed, after checking the manuscript that it had to be still confidential because it had a close relation to the current product and I was obliged to rewrite it all over again.
Such being the situation, the previous part, the F-501 (N2020) and the F-301(N2000) will be the final part of the series illustrated in turn in chronological order from Nikorex 35.
Then, coming back to the original intention, the 'unlucky' model introduced in this part is the QV-1000C (see photo).