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Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative models

Two commemorative editions of Nikon’s flagship digital SLR cameras, the D5 and D500, and other products will be released to celebrate Nikon’s 100th Anniversary, on July 25, 2017.

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative models

Established in 1917, Nikon celebrates this year one century of activity, while preparing the company for the next 100 years. Commemorative models and other surprises are expected throughout the year.

Two digital DSLRs, three lenses and binoculars are some of the special items, available only in limited quantities, that will mark the celebration. More information and prices and availability will be announced in June 2017, but one thing is sure: all commemorative items will have the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and features, making them unique collection pieces that will attract attention.

All commemorative items with the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and features that give them an even more elegant look and feel will be released. 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. In addition to the 100th anniversary commemorative models, we are also preparing a special collection of commemorative goods.

Here is a list of the commemorative products:

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative models

D5 100th Anniversary Edition

The D5 is Nikon’s flagship FX-format digital SLR camera. It has supported the work of professional photographers in such fields as press, sports, and nature photography, and has also aided in activities related to the study and exploration of space. The D5 100th Anniversary Edition, in which the heritage of a flagship model is embodied, 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 Nikon’s contributions to the study and exploration of space is also included.

D500 100th Anniversary Edition

The D500 is the DX-format flagship that offers both agility and highly precise rendering. With its metallic gray 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.

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative models

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.

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative models

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. What’s more, 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.

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative models

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 gray finish, and the commemorative logo is printed on it. In addition, it comes with a special strap and case.

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative models

Besides the products mentioned above, Nikon has other 100th Anniversary commemorative goods, from a pin collection to special straps. A reproduction in crystal created by Swarovski, of the Nikon Model 1, from 1948, is one of the special items created for the date, as is a miniature of the historic Nikon F, Nikon’s first flagship model, faithfully reproduced in a 1/2-scale model.


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