Tokyo, Japan—Nikon Corporation will release commemorative models and products celebrating its 100th anniversary, which falls on July 25, 2017. These special items will be available in limited quantities.
Since its establishment as Nippon Kogaku K.K. in 1917, Nikon has provided optical products based on its own optical and precision technologies. Guided by a corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” the company provides a wide range of products as well as services globally.
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Nikon has developed commemorative models based on the optical tradition and advanced technologies the company has cultivated over the past century. The limited edition items also incorporate “the thanks and hope we feel looking toward the next 100 years,” the company announced.
In addition, all commemorative items are badged with a 100th anniversary logo and boast special finishes and features to give them an elegant look. “They are commemorative editions of our two flagship digital SLR cameras, a commemorative edition of the ultimate Nikkor lens in our series of f/2.8 maximum aperture lenses, a commemorative set of three Nikkor lenses, and finally, commemorative editions of three binoculars,” the company stated.
In addition to the 100th anniversary models, Nikon is also preparing a special collection of commemorative goods. Here is a brief rundown of the limited edition items.
D5 100th Anniversary Edition
The D5 is Nikon’s flagship FX-format DSLR camera. It supports the work of professional photographers in such fields as press, sports and nature photography. It has also aided in activities related to the study and exploration of space.
The D5 100th anniversary edition 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 those contributions is also included.
D500 100th Anniversary Edition
The D500 is Nikon’s DX-format flagship DSLR that’s engineered to offer both agility and precise rendering. With its metallic gray finish and commemorative logo, the 100th anniversary edition combines an elegant look and feel with practicality.
Furthermore, the D500 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 as well as a leather strap embossed with the commemorative logo.
Nikkor 70–200E 100th Anniversary Edition
The AF-S Nikkor 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a fast telephoto zoom lens that has been well received for its ability to offer “superior agility and excellent optical performance since its release in 2016.” The commemorative lens comes with the individual glass elements that make up its internal workings, as well as a special stand and case for displaying them. This edition will provide those who purchase and use the lens with a sense of just how the lens achieves its characteristic rendering.
Nikkor Triple f/2.8 Zoom Lens 100th Anniversary Set
Nikon’s Nikkor lenses are synonymous with Nikon’s optical technologies. The Nikkor Triple f/2.8 zoom lens 100th anniversary set consists 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 also the AF-S Nikkor 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR telephoto lens. Furthermore, the same commemorative serial number is engraved on all three lenses.
Nikon WX IF 100th Anniversary Binoculars
The WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th anniversary editions are commemorative models in Nikon’s new ultrawide field of view WX series. The binoculars are engineered to provide 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 binoculars’ central shaft. An exclusive serial number is also stamped on the top of it. In addition to the usual strap supplied with the binoculars, the 100th anniversary models also come with a WX leather strap embossed with the commemorative logo.
Nikon 8×30 E II 100th Anniversary Binocular
This is a commemorative edition of the Nikon 8×30E II, a binocular with an orthodox and classic design. Its 63.2° apparent field of view is realistic. In addition, a multilayer film coating on lens and prism surfaces ensures the field of view is bright and clear. The commemorative edition has an exclusive metallic gray finish and the anniversary logo is printed on it. Furthermore, it comes with a special strap and case.
100th Anniversary Commemorative Collectibles
Nikon also announced it will release the following collectible items.
100th Anniversary Crystal Nikon Model I. Swarovski, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer, created this elegant crystal reproduction in commemoration of Nikon’s 100th anniversary.
Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection. This collection of lapel pins represents Nikon’s most historic as well as popular products. The pins, sporting the corporate logo, look back at Nikon’s 100-year journey.
Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap. This premium camera strap is made of the best Italian leather, which will improve with use and age.
Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera. The historic Nikon F is faithfully reproduced in this 1/2-scale model. Nikon’s first flagship model was the camera that set the standard for single-lens reflex cameras.
More information regarding these commemorative products, including pricing as well as availability, will be released in June 2017. nikon.com/100th