Total Production of NIKKOR lenses for Interchangeable Lens Cameras Reaches 100 million
July 27, 2016, TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR lenses* for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached one-hundred million* in June of 2016.
*Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1, Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
NIKKOR's history began in 1932 with Nikon's (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) registration of the NIKKOR trademark, soon followed in 1933 with the release of Aero-Nikkor aerial photographic lenses. In 1959, Nikon released the Nikon F SLR camera as well as its first NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras including the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2.
The current Nikon lens rebates and the $500 discount on the D500 lens kit are set to expire at the end of the month (July 30th). Check out the details at
Here is the full list of discounted lenses:
As we get closer to Photokina, I start receiving more rumors about potential new products. A few days ago I got a hint about two new lenses: the 105mm f/1.4 I already reported today (announcement this week) and a new Nikkor PC-E 19mm tilt shift lens that will most likely be introduced around Photokina (September 2016).
Nikon has filed at least two patents for a Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 tilt-shift lens.
Nikon currently has three tilt shift lenses (24mm, 45mm and 85mm).
Here is the updated list of rumored/expected Nikon cameras and lenses:
Happy birthday to Nikon - the company turns 99 years old today. From Wikipedia:
This week Nikon will announce a new AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED full frame N lens (with gold ring, without VR). The price is Japan including tax is expected to be ¥233,280 or around $2,100 (US prices are usually lower). The lens will start shipping on August 26th.
Update - here is a quick comparison with the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 lens (thanks Broxibear):