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Nikon: 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models and Special Collections Will Be Available in Limited Quantities

D500 100th Anniversary Edition

This is an update to these previous blogs:

For Nikon’s 100th Anniversary celebration on July 25, 2017, Nikon will release the following commemorative models and goods:

Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition

D5 100th Anniversary Edition

Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition

  • Metallic gray finish that expresses the camera’s innovation and reliability with massive splendor
  • 100th anniversary logo on a side of the camera’s pentaprism portion
  • Bottom of the camera is engraved with “NIKON – CONTRIBUTING TO MANNED SPACE FLIGHT SINCE 1971
  • Commemorative leather strap embossed with 100th anniversary logo*
  • Body cap imprinted with 100th anniversary logo
  • Metal case with a plate engraved with 100th anniversary logo and serial number
  • Anniversary booklet to convey Nikon’s contribution to the space projects
D5 100th Anniversary Edition

D5 100th Anniversary Edition

* Genuine leather is used for the strap. As this is a natural material, its color may fade, change and/or stretch. The strap may also have the unique smell of leather.
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

Nikon D500 100th Anniversary Edition

D500 100th Anniversary Edition

D500 100th Anniversary Edition

  • Metallic gray finish that expresses the camera’s innovation and reliability with massive splendor
  • 100th anniversary logo on a side of the camera’s pentaprism portion
  • Commemorative leather strap embossed with 100th anniversary logo*
  • Body cap imprinted with 100th anniversary logo
  • Metal case with a plate engraved with 100th anniversary logo and serial number
* Genuine leather is used for the strap. As this is a natural material, its color may fade, change and/or stretch. The strap may also have the unique smell of leather.
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

  • High-quality metallic gray finish
  • 100th anniversary logo imprinted on the lens barrel
  • Metallic gray coated lens hood
  • Lens construction*(Glass elements: 22 elements in 18 groups; 6 ED glass, 1 fluorite and 1 HRI lens elements)
  • Stand and case for displaying glass elements
Touching the glass elements with your bare hands can cause mold or discoloration. Be sure to wear the gloves provided when handling. Keep the glass elements out of reach of children.
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition (left to right): AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition (left to right): AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

  • A set of three Nikon FX-format lenses of AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.
  • High-quality metallic gray finish
  • 100th anniversary logo imprinted on the lens barrel
  • 100th anniversary metal case
  • The same commemorative serial number imprinted for all three lenses
  • Metallic gray coated lens hood
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model Ⅰ

Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model Ⅰ

Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model Ⅰ

  • Made with crystals by Swarovski®
  • Replica of Nikon Model Ⅰ (launched in 1948) in almost full-scale: The origin of Nikon cameras, developed in 1948 based on the finest optical technologies available back then.
  • Crystals processed with dark color effect are used for the camera’s artificial leather section.
  • Imprinted with limited-edition serial number
Swarovski® is a registered trademark of Swarovski AG.
This product is an ornamental item and is not a toy. It is not intended for use by children under 15 years of age.
The Crystal Creation Nikon Model I will be sold exclusively through stores (physical and online) and showrooms managed and operated by Nikon.
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap

Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap Colors: Black and Brown

Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap Colors: Black and Brown

  • 100th anniversary logo and original company mark used back in 1948 are hot stamped in silver foil
  • The strap is carefully crafted with artisanal techniques such as bagged-edge sewing*1 to realize sturdiness without making it bulky
  • Suede-like synthetic leather is used for the lining that is soft on the neck and to inhibit color fading
  • Outer material: Cowhide*2
  • Colors: Black and Brown
*1 Sewing in China *2 Genuine leather is used for the strap. As this is a natural material, its color may fade, change and/or stretch. The strap may also have the unique smell of leather.
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

  • Metal die-cast
  • Size: 1/2 scale [approx. 74 mm (W) x 49 mm (H) x 45 mm (D)]
  • Attached with Nikkor‒S Auto 50mm F1.4 lens
  • Some parts are movable.
  • Imprinted with limited serial number
  • The design replicates Nikon F cosmetic box with the cover of user manual
  • Stand: Miniature camera F is screw-mounted to the base plate made of resin in black color. Also supplied with a clear acrylic cover.
Decorative model; does not have photographic capabilities.
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

  • Contains a total of 25 pins
  • Made of pewter, each pin is crafted with handmade die, bringing three-dimensionality and quality craftsmanship
  • Comes with a booklet describing each model
  • Supplied with a plate engraved with limited serial number
  • Special metal frame
The pin collection is for decorative use only.
Launch date will be announced separately. Guidance on ordering methods and details will be provided in the middle of June 2017 (planned).

PRESS RELEASE

Nikon 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models

April 3, 2017

Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of commemorative models and goods celebrating Nikon’s 100th Anniversary, which falls on July 25, 2017. These special items will be available only in limited quantities; More information including prices and availabilty will be announced in June 2017.

Since its establishment (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.) in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with unique value through its optical products based on optical and precision technologies. 100th anniversary commemorative models have been planned and developed with the tradition and advanced technologies, which have always led the times, that Nikon has cultivated over the past 100 years at their foundation, but they also incorporate the thanks and hope we feel looking toward the next 100 years. 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.

See our 100th Anniversary site for further details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

100th Anniversary Commemorative Goods:
Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I

This is an elegant and beautiful crystal reproduction* created by Swarovski, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer, in commemoration of Nikon’s 100th anniversary.

Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

This collection of lapel pins representing Nikon’s most historic and popular products, as well as the corporate logo, looks back at Nikon’s 100-year journey through light.

Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap

This premium camera strap is made entirely of the best Italian leather that only improves with use and age.

Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

The historic Nikon F, Nikon’s first flagship model and the camera that set the standard for single-lens reflex cameras around the world, is faithfully reproduced with this 1/2-scale model.

More information will be available in June. See our 100th Anniversary site for further details.

Nikon 100th Year Anniversary:

Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies around the world. Guided by a corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” Nikon provides a wide range of products and services globally by harnessing advanced opto-electronics and precision technologies. Nikon is proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017.

About Nikon:

Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enables users to tell their stories through amazing photos and videos. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 compact interchangeable lens camera system and KeyMission line of action cameras. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., recently announced the production of 100 million NIKKOR lenses in 2016, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web’s most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo and Flickr.
*Swarovski is a trademark or registered trademark of Swarovski AG.

Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.