Nikon Corporation announced on November 16th that this year marks the 90th anniversary of the release of NIKKOR lenses. They also announced that they had created a commemorative logo.
This logo creation is one of the measures to commemorate the 90th anniversary. The silhouettes of lenses and iconic lenses that have left their mark historically since the birth of NIKKOR are arranged.
In addition, the text “A Story in Every Lens” expresses that “each NIKKOR lens has unique features and feelings, and that each has its own story that records important moments.”
In the future, we plan to develop videos that focus on the value, quality, and achievements provided by NIKKOR lenses.
The history of NIKKOR dates back to 1932 when Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku Kogyo) registered the trademark “NIKKOR” and began selling aerial photography lenses under the name “Aero-Nikkor” in 1933. It begins. We are one of the few manufacturers in the world that manufactures optical glass in-house from the optical glass stage, and we have always adopted cutting-edge technology ever since. It has made its way to becoming a leading brand of high-performance lenses.
Nikkor P・C 8.5cm F2 (released in 1948)
The photo was published in the world-famous photo magazine “LIFE”. After that, the quality of the NIKKOR brand became recognized. After that, the New York Times featured a feature article on Nikon and NIKKOR lenses, and the product played a role in completely changing the concept of “Made in Japan” at the time.
Zoom-NIKKOR Auto 43-86mm F3.5 (released in 1963)
Japan’s first standard zoom lens that achieved practical performance.
NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct (Released in 2019)
As the flagship of NIKKOR Z lenses, it boasts high performance and achieves Nikon’s brightest aperture of F value of 0.95.
The first aerial photographic lens we sold: “Aero-Nikkor50cm F4.8”
Zoom-NIKKOR Auto 43-86mm F3.5
NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
NIKKOR lenses are known for being provided to NASA. The NASA-spec camera “Nikon Photomic FTN” and NIKKOR lenses were used on Apollo 15 (1971). In 2009, we delivered the Nikon D3S (released in 2009) and the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED (released in 2007) for use in recording photography inside the ISS (International Space Station). There is. The partnership with NASA is said to be contributing to the evolution of optical technology and space photography and research.
In 2018, we announced the NIKKOR Z lens for mirrorless cameras. The newly adopted Z mount has become a hot topic due to its generous inner diameter of 55mm. Lenses for the Z mount are still being introduced.