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richardHaw

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is CPO and MIOJ the same???
« on: May 04, 2024, 02:11:19 »
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Re: is CPO and MIOJ the same???
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2024, 04:47:58 »
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Re: is CPO and MIOJ the same???
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2024, 03:53:27 »
I have never heard of CPO either.
MIOJ = Made In Occupied Japan

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Re: is CPO and MIOJ the same???
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2024, 11:44:08 »
Never heard of CPO either, especially in relation to Nikon.

MIOJ and the red "PX" in rhombus are the only special punch marks I know of relating to Nikon during the occipied Japan period.
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Re: is CPO and MIOJ the same???
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2024, 12:59:33 »
I got a Canon with the CPO mark, searching in Google told me that it is in some way similar to MIOJ :o :o :o
It is so disgusting I cannot wait to get rid of this lens as soon as I have overhauled it ::)
What a disgusting company. Hope you guys can help me find a buyer

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Re: is CPO and MIOJ the same???
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2024, 13:54:50 »
CPO – Central Purchasing Office – mark used on items sold to the Allied Forces during the occupation of Japan after the WWII (1945-1952). Sometimes also accompanied by ‘Made in Occupied Japan’.
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This is what I found on the web. Hence, the two marks can be present together, and essentially are equivalent