Nikon has announced that it has made its 50 millionth Nikkor lens since production began in 1959.
The first Nikkor lens was the Nikkor-S Auto ‘5cm f/2’ which was released alongside the Nikon F SLR camera.
‘As a brand name for Nikon lenses, Nikkor has become synonymous with high-performance, high quality SLR lenses,’ said a spokesman.
‘The Nikkor name comes from adding “R” – a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at that time – to “Nikko”, the Romanised abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K. K.’
Nippon Kogaku K.K [Japan Optical Co] was formed in 1917 through the merger of three small optical firms.
Nikon’s lens range currently consist of more than 60 models.
For details visit www.nikon.co.uk