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Nikon Reaches Manufacturing Landmark, 75 Million Lenses Produced

Nikon Reaches Manufacturing Landmark, 75 Million Lenses Produced

It’s been just over half a century since Nikon first released a lens designed to be fitted on an SLR camera. That lens was the Nikkor-S Auto 5cm f/2 and since then, Nikon has expanded its lens lineup, with a total of 75 million lenses being produced since 1959.

The achievement is possible partly due to the fact that Nikon has expanded its lens lineup to cater to the mirrorless market with its Nikon 1 lens range. These include the 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 and the 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6.

Also contributing to the achievement is Nikon’s latest AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 ED VR, a zoom lens designed for Nikon FX cameras, such as the Nikon D600 and D800/D800E. Apart from that, an ultra-high-power zoom lens for DX cameras like the D7000 and D5200, the 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, was also launched.

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