Nikon shares the celebrations of its 100th anniversary with release of special edition models including the D5 and its renowned triple zoom lens set
Johannesburg, 03 April 2017 – Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce the release of commemorative models and products celebrating Nikon’s 100th Anniversary.
Since its establishment (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.) in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with a unique insight into photography through products based on optical and precision technologies.
The 100th anniversary commemorative models have been developed using traditional Nikon technologies as well as advancing on Nikon’s innovation cultivated since its foundation. These models are a celebration of Nikon’s past 100 years and call upon Nikon’s technological aspirations for the next century.
All commemorative items will come with the 100th anniversary logo, unique finishes and features that give the cameras a special touch and flawless edge. These are limited commemorative editions of Nikon’s two flagship DSLR cameras, the ultimate NIKKOR lens in the series of f/2.8 maximum aperture, a set of three NIKKOR lenses, and finally, three binoculars. In addition, a further collection of commemorative premium products is also available.
Visit the Nikon 100th anniversary website for further details.
D5 100th Anniversary Edition
The D5 is Nikon’s flagship DSLR camera. It has supported the work of professional photographers in the fields of press, sports and nature photography. The D5 100th Anniversary Edition embodies the heritage of a flagship model with a dark metallic grey finish and a stamp on the bottom noting the Nikon D5’s contribution to the study and exploration of space, with an anniversary booklet detailing this also included.
D500 100th Anniversary Edition
The D500 is a model that offers both agility and highly precise rendering. With its metallic grey 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.
NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition
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 Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition
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.
WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions
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. 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).
8×30 E II 100th Anniversary Edition
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 grey finish, and the commemorative logo is printed on it. Additionally, it comes with a special strap and case.
100th Anniversary exclusive commemorative goods:
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.
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.
More information will be available in June. Visit the Nikon 100th anniversary website for further details.
* 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.
Nikon 100 Year Anniversary
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.
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon in South Africa distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. For more information, visit www.nikon.co.za.
Marketing Manager for Nikon in South Africa