October 28, 2010
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.
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.