Just For Fun: Assumption about the “Z” mount name origins.

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JasonTheBirder
JasonTheBirder Senior Member • Posts: 2,907
A math explanation
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MIC37 wrote:

I was trying to find a logical explanation for the use of the letter “Z” as the mount name.

Looks like the letter “Z” is “N” rotated 90° clockwise.

The double horizontal line with a Z in math is used to represent the integers. Those were considered by the Greeks to be the most perfect and beautiful of all numbers. I wonder if Nikon was partially inspired by this.

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