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