1959: Sons Harold and Melvin Shutan being shown the finer points of a new Nikon F by father Edwin, along with Robert “Mac” McElroy on the right. The Nikon F was introduced in 1959, became Nikon's best seller, and made Nikon the professionals choice. This particular Nikon F was brought to Shutan Camera on West Washington Street in Chicago by Joeseph Ehrenreich. Joe's company Ehrenreich Photo-Optical Industries (EPOI) of Garden City, NJ was the sole distributor for Nikon in the USA. In 1981, Nippon Kogaku, the Tokyo-based maker of Nikon cameras acquired EPOI. Soon after, Nikon USA was formed. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos