Nikon Notches 95 Million Nikkor Interchangeable Lens Milestone

Written by Martin Kovacs     28/07/2015 | 18:25 | Category: ACCESSORIES

Nikon Australia has advised that the company has notched up 95 million in total production for Nikkor lenses designed for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras.

Nikon Notches 95 Million Nikkor Interchangeable Lens MilestoneNikkor lenses for Nikon SLR cameras were launched in 1959, with Nikon having since released a vast range of lenses employing a number of different optical technologies.

Among the Nikon-encompassed technologies are:

- Nano Crystal Coat: an anti-reflection coating.

- Phase Fresnel (PF): lens elements with superior chromatic aberration compensation capability that also makes lenses smaller and lighter.

- Fluorite lens (FL): elements providing both superior chromatic aberration compensation and a compact build for telephoto lenses.

- Fluorine coat: repelling dirt, dust, grease and water droplets.

- Extra-Low Dispersion Glass (ED): assisting with chromatic aberrations to deliver sharpness and contrast.

- Vibration Reduction (VR): a floating VR module designed to compensate for camera shake.

- Silent Wave Motor (SWM): an ultra-sonic autofocus motor enabling smooth, quiet and accurate autofocusing.

Nikon's latest releases include the AF-S Nikkor 300 mm f/4E PF ED VR, released in January as the first Nikkor lens with the adoption of the PF lens element, while earlier this month, the AF-S Nikkor 500 mm f/4E FL ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR, both FX-format compatible super-telephoto lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4, along with the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80 mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, a high-performance 5x normal zoom lens, were also released.