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NASA orders 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLR cameras

  NASA ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs – at $6,496.95 per camera, the total bill is over $340,000. Nikon & NASA have been working together for a very long time – here are the highlights of Nikon’s history with NASA: 1971 The Nikon Photomic FTN* (NASA specifications) and NIKKOR lens were used on Apollo 15. 1980 […]

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New Nikon in space video, search NASA’s photo archive and more

Nikon Europe published a new video: Nikon in Space video: time-lapse view of the world | Nikon 100th Anniversary Nikon’s history in Space began with the Nikon Photomic FTN, a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since. This […]

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Nikon’s 100th anniversary logo, new website and promo video

Nikon released a new logo, dedicated website and a promo video for their 100th anniversary celebration. Here is the full press release:

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This Nikon I camera from 1948 is the earliest known surviving production Nikon in the world

Update: the pictures shown by Westlicht for the first known Nikon I camera had a serial number 60924 and not 60922 as mentioned in their description. No sure what is going, but I was told that #60924 is not a complete original and has repair parts (it should have internally 3 exact same numbers and it […]

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Most pros used Nikons to record Apollo 11 blast-off to moon

47 years ago the Lunar Module ‘The Eagle’ landed on the moon… Most pros used Nikons to record Apollo 11 blast-off to moon When Apollo 11 slowly lifted skyward from Cape Kennedy on its lunar flight, spewing violent clouds of smoke and flame in its wake, more cameras than pairs of eyes seemed to be aimed […]

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Nikon gear at the International Space Station (ISS)

Astronaut Jeff Williams aboard the International Space Station highlights a favorite activity of crew members while aboard: Earth photography. On his fourth space mission and third Expedition on the ISS, Williams demonstrates the cameras and lenses used to capture still and video imagery of the station and its various visiting vehicle spacecraft like the Soyuz, […]

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