Nikon is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR lenses* for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached eighty-five million at the beginning of January 2014.
In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released the Nikon F as well as the first NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras. Since then, the NIKKOR range has steadily expanded, with the introduction of interchangeable lenses for Nikon 1 advanced cameras in 2011.
Incorporating advanced optical technologies cultivated over the years, Nikon’s own high-quality standards are applied to all stages from initial design and development to final product release for design that responds to user needs, and production system and inspections that ensure the superior quality of NIKKOR lenses.
With the release of some great new lenses in 2013, including the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G and the world’s first** waterproof 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 along with the Nikon 1 AW1, the total production of NIKKOR lenses to has reached 85 million to date.