Nikon shares the celebrations of its 100th anniversary with release of special edition models including the D5 and its renowned triple zoom lens set
New Delhi: 3rd April, 2017: Nikon India, 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, leaders in imaging technology, recently completed a milestone of 10 years’ presence in India. The company is pleased to announce the release of commemorative models and goods celebrating Nikon's 100th Anniversary.
Since its establishment (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.) in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with unique value through its optical products based on optical and precision technologies.
The 100th anniversary commemorative models have been planned and developed with the technologies of the Nikon tradition and advance innovations that Nikon has cultivated over the past 100 years since its foundation. These models are also incorporated with the gratitude and hope that the brand looks forward with for the next 100 years.
All commemorative items will come with the 100th anniversary logo, special finishing and features that give them an even more elegant look and feel. These are limited commemorative editions of our two flagship DSLR cameras, the ultimate NIKKOR lens in our series of f/2.8 maximum aperture, a set of three NIKKOR lenses, and finally, three binoculars. In addition to these commemorative models, there will also be a special premium collection of commemorative goods.
On this occasion, Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India said, “It brings us immense pleasure to complete this mark of a successful century. This journey is undoubtedly a tribute to many stakeholders that includes consumers, customers, and partners – who have stood with us. Our people are dedicated in delivering an exceptional photography experience over so many years, and it's through this dedication that we've built a legacy of successful cameras across categories over time."
Sajjan Kumar, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales & Strategy said, “This is a momentous achievement for us, and on this wonderful occasion we are excited to launch our celebratory models. These models are an epitome of Nikon’s legacy and its breakthrough journey in the camera industry. This is a way to thank all our loyal customers for the endless support they have provided us for the development of our company over its 100-year history”
The D5 is Nikon's flagship DSLR camera. It has supported the work of professional photographers in such fields as press, sports, and nature photography, and has also aided in activities related to the study and exploration of space. The D5 100th Anniversary Edition, in which the heritage of a flagship model is embodied, has a dark metallic gray finish and a stamp on the bottom noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space. An anniversary booklet detailing Nikon’s contributions to the study and exploration of space is also included.
The D500 is a model that offers both agility and highly precise rendering. With its metallic gray finish and commemorative logo, the 100th Anniversary Edition combines an elegant look and feel with practicality. It comes with an exclusive metal case that has a plate on which the commemorative logo and serial number are engraved. The case contains a commemorative body cap and a commemorative leather strap embossed with the commemorative logo.
This is the 100th anniversary edition of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, a fast telephoto zoom lens that has been well received for its ability to offer both superior agility and excellent optical performance since its release in 2016. The commemorative lens comes with the individual glass elements that make up the internal workings of the lens, as well as a special stand and case for displaying them, providing those who purchase and use the lens with a sense of just how the lens achieves its characteristic rendering.
NIKKOR lenses have become synonymous with Nikon's optical technologies. The NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition is a set of three f/2.8 maximum aperture zoom lenses that best represent the NIKKOR name. The set is comprised of the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, the normal AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and the telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. The same commemorative serial number is engraved on all three lenses.
The WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions are commemorative editions of models in the new ultra-wide field of view WX series (WX 7×50 IF, WX 10×50 IF), which offer incredibly wide fields of view with sharp and clear viewing all the way to field edges. The special commemorative logo is printed on the bottom of the binocular's central shaft, and an exclusive serial number is stamped on the top of the central shaft. What's more, in addition to the usual strap supplied with the binoculars, the 100th anniversary commemorative models also come with a WX leather strap embossed with the commemorative logo. Sales of these 100th anniversary commemorative models will be limited to a total of one hundred (7×50 and 10×50 combined).
This is a commemorative edition of the Nikon 8×30E II, a binocular with an orthodox and classic design used and loved by many over the years since its release. Its 63.2° apparent field of view is realistic, and the application of a multilayer film coating to all lens and prism surfaces ensures that the field of view is bright and clear. The commemorative edition has an exclusive metallic gray finish, and the commemorative logo is printed on it. In addition, it comes with a special strap and case.
• Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I
This is an elegant and beautiful crystal reproduction* created by Swarovski, the world's leading crystal manufacturer, in commemoration of Nikon's 100th anniversary.
*Note: The photo depiction is for imaging purposes only. Decorative model does not have photographic capabilities.
• Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection
This collection of lapel pins representing Nikon's most historic and popular products, as well as the corporate logo, looks back at Nikon's 100-year journey through light.
• Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap
This premium camera strap is made entirely of the best Italian leather that only improves with use and age.
• Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera
The historic Nikon F, Nikon's first flagship model and the camera that set the standard for single-lens reflex cameras around the world, is faithfully reproduced with this 1/2-scale model.
* Swarovski is a trademark or registered trademark of Swarovski AG.
* Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.
All the 100th year anniversary limited models will be available starting Mid of August 2017 in India. The MRP will be disclosed closure to the sale start date.
Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies in Japan and overseas. Guided by our corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” we provide a wide range of technologies, products and services globally by harnessing our advanced technologies, the core of which encompasses opto-electronics and precision technologies. We are proud to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017.
Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation, is celebrating 100 successful years since its establishment. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.
The company distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centres (5 Branches), 32 ASCs (authorized service centres), 57 Nikon Collection Centres and over 4500 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up over 120 Experience zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.