Nikon lens production reaches 80 million

Nikon has revealed the total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras has reached the 80 million mark

Nikon 80 million

The number of Nikon interchangeable lenses, including those produced for the Nikon 1 system, has reached 80 million in the space of 54 years.



At the beginning of November 2012, the total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras had reached seventy-five million and in the seven months since then the company has produced a further five million optics to take the total number above and beyond the eighty million mark.

Nikon's active release of NIKKOR lenses has recently seen the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR added to the range. In January 2013, Nikon announced two new lenses for the Nikon 1 system: the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 10× zoom lens, a single lens that covers focal lengths ranging from wide-angle to telephoto, and the ultra-wide-angle zoom 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, offering the widest angle of view in the 1 NIKKOR lineup at 100°. In addition to these two lenses, the fastest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, a mid-telephoto fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2, was announced in May of this year.

Nikon's current lineup of NIKKOR lenses can be viewed by visiting Nikon's lens website.

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