TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached 60 million in March 2011.
In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released its first SLR camera, the Nikon F. At the same time, Nikon also released its first NIKKOR interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, among them the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2. In the half century since, NIKKOR lenses have become the favorite lenses of a wide variety of users, and have been extremely well received by a great number of photo enthusiasts and professional photographers.
In August 2010, total production of NIKKOR lenses reached 55 million. Since then, Nikon has continued to expand the product lineup by releasing six new NIKKOR lenses for FX- and DX-format SLR cameras. As a result, the fact that NIKKOR continues to satisfy a wide variety of photographers is evidenced by production of an additional five million lenses in less than one year, bringing total production to 60 million.
NIKKOR lenses released since August 2010
# AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (released September 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G (released September 2010)
# AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR (released September 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR (released September 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II (released October 2010)
# AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G (released November 2010)
Nikon D5100 / D5000 / D3100 / D3000 / D60 / D40 Compatible Lenses