Nikon’s 100th An­niver­sary Com­mem­o­ra­tive Mod­els Nikon turns 100 in style

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As an avid Nikon fan, you may al­ready be aware that 2017 – specif­i­cally 25 July –marks the com­pany’s cen­te­nary. To cel­e­brate, Nikon is mark­ing the oc­ca­sion with a num­ber of spe­cial-edi­tion cam­eras, lenses and ac­ces­sories. Head­ing the line-up are An­niver­sary Edi­tions of the D5 and D500, each fea­tur­ing a gun­metal grey body with a 100th An­niver­sary logo, plus a spe­cial-edi­tion body cap and em­bossed leather strap. The D500 also gets an ex­clu­sive metal case, and the D5 a com­mem­o­ra­tive book­let.

Nikon has also given the spe­cial-edi­tion treat­ment and dark-grey fin­ish to its AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens, which along with a spe­cial dis­play case also comes with the in­di­vid­ual glass el­e­ments that make up its in­ter­nal work­ings. Hope­fully these are in ad­di­tion to those al­ready in­side, as oth­er­wise this gives a whole new mean­ing to the term ‘kit lens’.

This lens can also be had – mi­nus the ex­tra el­e­ments – as part of a triple f/2.8 lens set. The other lenses in the trio are the wide-an­gle AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and the stan­dard AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR. Round­ing off the cel­e­bra­tory pho­tog­ra­phy prod­ucts are a crys­tal re­pro­duc­tion of the first Nikon 35mm cam­era from 1948, a col­lec­tion of lapel pins repli­cat­ing Nikon’s most his­toric and pop­u­lar prod­ucts, a 1/2-scale model of the Nikon F and a premium cam­era strap made from Ital­ian leather.

First im­pres­sions_ Pric­ing and avail­abil­ity of these com­mem­o­ra­tive prod­ucts have yet to be re­vealed, but it’s a safe bet you’ll need deep pock­ets to get in on the ac­tion.

You’d have to se­ri­ously love Nikon to be in the mar­ket for a set of lapel pin repli­cas of its most his­toric prod­ucts

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