Nikon Notches 95 Million Nikkor Interchangeable Lens Milestone
Nikkor lenses for Nikon SLR cameras were launched in 1959, with Nikon having since released a vast range of lenses employing a number of different optical technologies.
Among the Nikon-encompassed technologies are:
– Nano Crystal Coat: an anti-reflection coating.
– Phase Fresnel (PF): lens elements with superior chromatic aberration compensation capability that also makes lenses smaller and lighter.
– Fluorite lens (FL): elements providing both superior chromatic aberration compensation and a compact build for telephoto lenses.
– Fluorine coat: repelling dirt, dust, grease and water droplets.
– Extra-Low Dispersion Glass (ED): assisting with chromatic aberrations to deliver sharpness and contrast.
– Vibration Reduction (VR): a floating VR module designed to compensate for camera shake.
– Silent Wave Motor (SWM): an ultra-sonic autofocus motor enabling smooth, quiet and accurate autofocusing.
Nikon’s latest releases include the AF-S Nikkor 300 mm f/4E PF ED VR, released in January as the first Nikkor lens with the adoption of the PF lens element, while earlier this month, the AF-S Nikkor 500 mm f/4E FL ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR, both FX-format compatible super-telephoto lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4, along with the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80 mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, a high-performance 5x normal zoom lens, were also released.