History of Nikon Lenses


History of Nikon Lenses

The Nikon Corporation is a Japanese firm specialising in optics and imaging products. It was established in 1917 when three of Japan's leading optical manufacturers merged to create a fully functioning and integrated company. Over the next 60 odd years, Nikon became one of the world's leading manufactures of optical lenses. The Nikon lens is one of the most widely used camera lens in the world today.

History of Nikor

Nikor is a brand of lenses manufactured by Nikon. It was introduced in 1932 as an upgrade from an earlier model. One of the most popular Nikon lenses of the Nikor series is the F-Mount photographic lenses. Out of this series, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens has gained worldwide recognition as being one of the most widely marketed lenses by Nikon.

Notable Nikor Lenses

There are a number of popular Nikor lenses that have been manufactured over the years. Some of them include:

  1. AF-S DX Zoom-Nikor- 18-55mm Lens. This lens offers the most popular range of 18-55 mm and can be used for various situations.
  2. AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR. This lens allows the user to get as close to the subject as possible without having to disturb it.
  3. AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G. This compact, micro lens is ideal for shooting portraits, close-ups and landscapes.

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Latest Releases

Nikon is constantly developing new lenses to release into the market. Some of these include:

  1. AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. This wide angled lens covers a 109 degree angle of view which is ideal for shooting close-ups with minimal distortion.
  2. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED. Ideal for shooting building exteriors as it brings out sharp images and vibrant colours.