Nikon has passed the 100 million milestone in Nikkor interchangeable lenses production. The first was introduced in 1959 along with the legendary F 35mm SLR system and there have subsequently been over 90 models including tilt-shift types, macros and fish-eyes. Although the Nikkor brand dates back to 1932, the first ‘mainstream’ interchangeable lens is considered to be the Nikkor-S Auto 5.0cm f2.0 from 1959 (Nikon didn’t switch to designating focal lengths in millimetres for quite a while). The Nikkor brand was created by adding the letter “r”– a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses in Japan – to “Nikko”, the Romanised abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., which was Nikon’s original company name. Nikon now has a Website dedicated to all things to do with Nikkor lenses; it can be found at www.nikkor.com
2016 Sony winner Documentary Category, Contemporary Issues: Asghar Khamseh, Iran.