Tag Archives: Nikon & NASA

Nikon cameras in space (a history of cameras in space video)

Here is a nice video about the history of cameras in space that of course covers several Nikon custom models: Via LeicaRumors

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Nikon lens spotted in the historic SpaceX DM-2 launch and docking

There is a new NASA video that shows the “behind the scenes” footage from space during the historic SpaceX DM-2 launch and docking from the perspective of the ISS where you can see some Nikon gear after the 7-minute mark:

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Kill some time before the end of the year with these interesting Nikon related videos

In the last days of 2017 I have nothing interesting to report, so enjoy a few Nikon related YouTube videos: → Jared interviews NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik – a lot of Nikon talk there and  a lot of interesting info. → SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch timelapse shot with the Nikon D810 and 14-24mm lens. […]

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Nikon D5 launched on its first mission into space

From Nikon’s Facebook page: “We have liftoff – The Nikon D5 launched on its first mission into space! Ten Nikon D5 cameras are aboard the OA-8 mission to resupply the International Space Station, and will be used to capture images from orbit high above Earth.” Back in August Nikon confirmed that NASA ordered 53 unmodified […]

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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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