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Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

 
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Jul 17, 2007 00:02 |  #1
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My girlfriends brother says that Canon and Nikon are owned by the same parent company.

However I do not believe this.

Can anyone help me convince him that they are in fact they are 2 different companies? Need hard facts here.


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Jul 17, 2007 00:16 |  #2

My mom says I'm hansom. It don't mean she's rite. :rolleyes:

Would you consider your girlfriends brother to be a reliable source?


If its true, I wouldn't be surprised.


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Jul 17, 2007 00:19 |  #3

As long as the forum is kind enough to provide a forum for silly rumors, be so good as to use it.
Thread moved to "Rumors"

I suppose we need a forum for "untrue"


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Jul 17, 2007 12:28 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #4

Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi. Canon is their own company along with printers, video, copiers, other business machines. I don't think they are connected.

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CoolToolGuy wrote in post #3561045 (external link)
Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi. Canon is their own company along with printers, video, copiers, other business machines. I don't think they are connected.

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umm...


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Who owns Mitsubishi?

Someone owns Canon....


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I found out that they both have a lot of the same shareholders like Japan Trustee Services bank and State Street Bank and Trust Company.

These are the tow biggest shareholders in Nikon and Canon

So it is true.
This is no rumor.
Canon and Nikon are owned by the same companies.


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Jul 17, 2007 15:01 |  #8

Nightscape wrote in post #3561767 (external link)
So it is true.
This is no rumor.
Canon and Nikon are owned by the same companies.

No. You are not correct. Shareholder ownership is not like that. I own Apple and RIM stocks. That does not make them the same company.

Accept that Canon is a sole proprietary and does not have a parent company. Nikon DOES. End of story.


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cosworth wrote in post #3561805 (external link)
No. You are not correct. Shareholder ownership is not like that. I own Apple and RIM stocks. That does not make them the same company.

Accept that Canon is a sole proprietary and does not have a parent company. Nikon DOES. End of story.

ok thank you for clearing that up.


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Jul 17, 2007 20:04 |  #10

Nightscape wrote in post #3561687 (external link)
Who owns Mitsubishi?

Someone owns Canon....


Well, I own a little Canon - and a little Nikon. Precious little, I'll add.

Both companies are owned by their respective shareholders, or the shareholders of their holding company.


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Aug 03, 2007 07:33 |  #11

What, so i don't own microsoft?

Bugger.

(no, i don't actually have shares in M$, the less i can do to support that company, the better)


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Mar 21, 2008 07:25 |  #12

Nightscape wrote in post #3558328 (external link)
My girlfriends brother says that Canon and Nikon are owned by the same parent company.

However I do not believe this.

Can anyone help me convince him that they are in fact they are 2 different companies? Need hard facts here.

It's true - they are both owned by Unilever:D


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Mar 27, 2008 18:58 |  #13

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #3558384 (external link)
I suppose we need a forum for "untrue"

...or maybe one labeled "Deliberate Lies"


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Mar 27, 2008 18:59 |  #14

Tom W wrote in post #3563234 (external link)
Well, I own a little Canon - and a little Nikon. Precious little, I'll add.

Both companies are owned by their respective shareholders, or the shareholders of their holding company.

Holy crap --- you ARE the parent company!! Eureka!


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Mar 27, 2008 19:00 |  #15

Anyone ever notice how in-laws (especially brother-in-laws) tend to be full of crap?


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