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Nikon Celebrates Lens Milestone

Tokyo –


this month
celebrated the cumulative production milestone of 65 million Nikkor
interchangeable lenses.

Nikon released its first Nikon F-series SLR and lenses in 1959
when the company was going by the name of Nippon Kogaku K.K.

Among the first Nikkor interchangeable lenses was the Nikkor-S
Auto 5cm f/2.

By March 2011, total production of Nikkor lenses reached 60

Since then, Nikon has continued to expand the product lineup by
releasing Nikkor lenses for FX- and DX-format SLR cameras at an accelerated

An additional 5 million lenses were produced in the last half
year alone to reach 65 million mark, Nikon said.