An iconic past,
a revolutionary future

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Built around glass

Before there were Nikon cameras, there was Nikkor—a precision optics company that predated the first Nikon camera by over a decade. From its very first camera lens in 1933, Nikon has been tirelessly dedicated to crafting precision optics of uncompromising clarity, quality and reliability. From the depths of the ocean to the furthest reaches of space, Nikkor has always been the eyes of Nikon.

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My friendship with Nikon is far more than just a friendship. Friendship can be casual. This is not casual. This is forever.

– David Douglas Duncan, Photojournalist and Nikkor Champion

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In Memoriam: Our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. David Douglas Duncan on June 7, 2018.

The legacy continues

Designing lenses in the digital era

As film gave way to digital imaging sensors, the technology behind Nikkor lenses had to evolve to meet a new set of challenges. Tremendous advancements were made in coating technologies to reduce noise and internal flaring in order to provide photographers with absolutely flawless image reproduction in the digital era. Though Nikkor lenses are among the finest lenses available, the demands placed upon them for distinctiveness and performance have never been greater.