NIKKOR Reaches 95 Millionth Lens Milestone


London, UK, July 2015: Nikon announces that the total production of NIKKOR lenses1 for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras has reached 95 million.

The expansive lens line-up features over 90 different types of lenses, including the interchangeable lenses for the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens category, as well as its impressive new releases. Earlier this year Nikon announced the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR – the fixed focal length telephoto lens was the first NIKKOR lens that adopted a PF lens element, making it the world’s lightest lens in its class.2 Helping Nikon reach the production milestone were the two new professional super-telephoto lenses with the lightest build in their class3; the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. Also contributing to this achievement was the high-performing AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR DX-format zoom lens with an incredibly compact build.

Edward Allinson, Junior Product Manager for Lenses & Accessories at Nikon UK says: “To reach a total production of 95 million NIKKOR lenses is a tremendous milestone for Nikon. Our NIKKOR range continues to be of the highest quality, combining superior optical technologies with those that have been developed exclusively by Nikon over many years. The current line-up is an outstanding testament to our history of producing exceptional lenses.”

Naturally, the NIKKOR range benefits from the latest innovations from Nikon, including its world-renowned, highly durable, Nano Crystal coat and powerful Vibration Reduction system. Its PF (Phase Fresnel) lens elements with superior chromatic aberration compensation capability make NIKKOR lenses smaller and lighter, while the fluorite lens elements offer superior chromatic aberration compensation and make telephoto lenses more compact. Their fluorine coats effectively repel a variety of contaminants, such as dust and dirt, water, oils and grease.




NIKKOR is Nikon’s brand of photographic lenses. The NIKKOR name arose from adding “r” – a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established – to “Nikko”, the Romanised abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established.

Its line-up of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 90 types of lenses, including ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses.

Nikon promotes the appeal of NIKKOR lenses from a variety of angles with a range of activities. Among these are the addition of new content, such as video imaging works, to its global branding site, “” (, as well as the development and release of the NIKKOR & ACC tablet app, which introduces NIKKOR lenses and accessories.

1 Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
2 Among 300mm fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses compatible with FX-format digital SLR cameras and available as of announcement in Jan 6, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research
3 AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR: Among 500mm fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4 compatible with digital SLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor and available as of announcement in July 2, 2015



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