Nikon Australia is proud to announce it has reached the milestone achievement of 90 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras. The milestone, officially reached at the end of October 2014, is also accompanied by the equally momentous 50 million total production mark for NIKKOR lenses equipped with Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology.
In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released the Nikon F as well as its first NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, including the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2.
Advanced optical technologies have been deployed onto its lenses ever since to constantly expand the lineup of interchangeable lenses for the Nikon 1 (Nikon’s Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses) first released in October 2011.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Technology
Nikon’s 50 million milestone for the production of lenses equipped with SWM (the company’s exclusive autofocus motor technology) comes within eighteen years of the 1996 release of the Ai AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED, one of the first lenses with the SWM.
Nikon’s SWM converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics, which in turn provides for exceptionally quiet autofocus photography. All NIKKOR lenses for SLR cameras released since 2004 have been equipped with the SWM.
The extensive range of NIKKOR lenses and its consistent production lineup are highly capable to fulfill a photographer’s desire of a perfect shot.
Take an in-depth look at the innovative technology behind the wide range of NIKKOR lenses.