The roots of Nikon go back to 1917, when three of Japan’s leading optical manufacturers joined forces to become Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (translated, it means the Japan Optical Industries Company). Soon after its founding, Nippon Kogaku invited eight Germans who specialized in camera-lens design to advise the company on its early lens prototypes—Nippon Kogaku had its sights set on industry giant Zeiss. It wasn't until 1932 that...Continue Reading
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