TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the fast, wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, a Nikon FX-format compatible lens, is the recipient of a photokina STAR 2010 Award.
The photokina STAR 2010 Awards, sponsored by Germany's PHOTO PRESSE and digit! magazines, honors products and concepts that stand out for their innovative nature and trendsetting technologies. This year, twelve companies exhibiting products at photokina were presented with the coveted Award.
- AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, developed with professional and advanced amateur photographers in mind, is a fast, fixed focal length (prime) lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 for superior image quality. It offers the superior rendering characteristics possible only with the latest fast, fixed focal length (prime) lenses with both excellent resolution and natural blur characteristics at the maximum aperture. Optical design that makes the most of superior rendering characteristics with Nano Crystal Coat and compensation for various types of aberration makes the lens perfectly suited to scenes such as landscapes, night landscapes and photos of the night sky in which distortion-free, sharp, natural rendering from infinity to close-up is a must. In addition, the new and improved manual focus drive mechanism reduces manual focus time lag for overwhelmingly improved manual focus operation in M/A mode.
The NIKKOR brand
Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released its first NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, among them the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2, in 1959 along with its first SLR camera, the Nikon F. In the half century since, NIKKOR lenses have become the favorite lenses of a wide variety of users, and have been extremely well received by a great number of photo enthusiasts and professional photographers. The current lineup of more than sixty NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras offers a rich variety of lenses, including fisheye lenses, super wide-angle to super telephoto lenses, micro lenses and PC-E lenses.
In August 2009, total production of NIKKOR lenses reached the 50 million mark, and as of August 2010, NIKKOR lens production has reached 55 million.