Since 1917, Nikon has been at the forefront of imaging technology. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the company is releasing a series of commemorative and special collection gear in appreciation of photographers, creatives and customers from around the globe. Orders will be accepted beginning June 15 and go through August 31, 2017. The commemorative products are designed to “reflect the tradition, innovation and advanced technologies that Nikon has cultivated over the past 100 years.”
The special-edition gear includes:
Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition—Available in a dark metallic gray finish, this D5 displays an engraving on the bottom noting Nikon’s contribution to exploration of space; also includes an anniversary booklet documenting Nikon’s contributions to space exploration. $7,999.95 suggested retail price
Nikon D500 100th Anniversary Edition—Comes with a metal case featuring an engraved commemorative logo and serial number. $2,799.95 suggested retail price
NIKKOR Triple F/2.8 Zoom 100th Anniversary Lens Set—Three zoom lenses that Nikon feels embodies the NIKKOR brand name: the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F/2.8G ED; the medium-range AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F/2.8E ED VR; and the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR telephoto. $7,999.95 suggested retail price for the set.
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR 100th Anniversary Edition—Comes with a display of individual glass elements that make up the internal workings of the lens, plus a stand and case. $3,999.95 suggested retail price
WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Binoculars—A special logo is printed on the bottom of the central shaft and an exclusive serial number is stamped on the top. In addition to the original strap, the binoculars will come with a WX leather strap featuring the commemorative logo. $5,999.95 (WX 7×50 IF) and $6,399.95 (WX 10×50 IF) suggested retail price
Nikon 8×30E II 100th Anniversary Binoculars—The limited-edition optics feature an exclusive metallic gray finish and a printed logo on the strap and case. $799.95 suggested retail price.
Additionally, Nikon will release a 100th anniversary Miniature Nikon F camera, a crystal reproduction of the Nikon Model 1, in partnership with Swarovski, premium leather camera bags, in partnership with ONA, premium Italian leather camera straps, vintage T-shirts and 10 limited-edition camera posters.
Get more details at www.nikonusa.com/100th.
See the press release below:
NIKON UNVEILS 100TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PRODUCTS
Nikon Commemorative Products Now Available for Order
MELVILLE, NY (June 15, 2017) – Today, Nikon Corporation announced the release of commemorative products and special collection items celebrating the company’s 100th Anniversary, which takes place on July 25, 2017. Authorized Nikon retailers will be accepting orders for these commemorative products and special collection items starting today, June 15 through August 31, 2017.
The commemorative editions of these Nikon models were developed specifically to show the company’s appreciation to all the photographers, creators and customers around the world. These special edition products reflect the tradition, innovation and advanced technologies that Nikon has cultivated over the past 100 years. In addition to these commemorative models, a special collection of unique items will also be released.
Nikon D5 and Nikon D500 100th Anniversary Editions:
The Nikon D5, Nikon’s flagship FX-format digital SLR camera, is available in a dark metallic gray finish and displays an engraving on the bottom noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space. An anniversary booklet detailing Nikon’s contributions to space exploration is also included. The 100th Anniversary Edition Nikon D500 comes with an exclusive metal case, where the commemorative logo and serial number are engraved. The case also contains a commemorative body cap and embossed leather strap. The Special Edition D5 and D500 will be sold for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $7,999.95* and $2,799.95*, respectively.
NIKKOR and Binocular 100th Anniversary Editions:
The NIKKOR Triple f/2.8 Zoom Lens Set features three f/2.8 maximum aperture zoom lenses that truly embody the NIKKOR brand name. The set is comprised of the “three big dragons”, best known as the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, the medium AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and the telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lenses. The NIKKOR Special Edition lens set will be sold for a SRP of $7,999.95*.
A commemorative edition of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will also be available, and comes with a display of individual glass elements that make up the internal workings of the lens, as well as a special stand and case. This lens will be sold for an SRP of $3,999.95*.
The WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF binoculars are commemorative models which offer incredibly wide fields of view that are clear and sharp all the way to its edges. A special logo is printed on the bottom of the binocular’s central shaft, and an exclusive serial number is stamped on the top. In addition to the standard strap supplied with the binoculars, the models will come with a WX leather strap pressed with the commemorative logo. These special editions of the WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF binoculars, will be sold for $5,999.95* SRP and $6,399.95* SRP, respectively.
The classically designed Nikon 8×30E II, is considered to be one of Nikon’s most popular binocular models. 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 a printed logo on the strap and case. These limited edition binoculars will be sold for a SRP of $799.95*.
100th Anniversary Special Collection Items:
In addition to Nikon 100th Anniversary products, Nikon has also announced the availability of several special collectible items. Nikon partnered with Swarovski***, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer, to create an elegant crystal reproduction of the Nikon Model I, specifically designed by the team at Swarovski for a $1,499.95* SRP, available exclusively through the Nikon Store.
Nikon will also offer a collection of lapel pins that represent the company’s most historic and popular products, as well as the corporate logo for $269.95* SRP. Additionally, Nikon will be offering premium camera straps made of Italian leather for a SRP of $99.95*. Additionally, Nikon will have 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera available for a SRP of $139.95*.
U.S. Market Specific Nikon 100th Anniversary Commemorative Products and Special Collection Items:
To further celebrate Nikon’s history, Nikon Inc. has produced premium vintage t-shirts showcasing one of Nikon’s most iconic past logos (NIPPON KOGAKU). These shirts will be available for purchase beginning on July 25, 2017 for a SRP of $24.95* on nikonusa.com.
Additionally, Nikon Inc. has produced a series of 10 limited edition camera posters showcasing some of the iconic cameras created throughout Nikon’s history. These posters, measuring 19.5” x 19.5” inches, are matted and framed to a size of 23.5” x 23.5” and will be hand-numbered and available as a limited edition; only 100 numbered posters will be produced for each design. Pricing will be $150 SRP* per framed poster, and will be available sometime in July, 2017 through nikonusa.com in partnership with Level Frames.
Lastly, Nikon Inc. will be producing a 100th Anniversary premium leather camera bag in partnership with the ONA brand. These premium bags are made with genuine leather and will have the 100th anniversary and Nikon logos embossed. These bags will go on sale on July 25, 2017 and will be available for an SRP of $399.95*.
For more information including pricing and further details about Nikon’s 100th Anniversary commemorative products and special collection items, please visit www.nikonusa.com/100th. Also, please be sure to visit www.nikonusa.com for more information about Nikon’s latest products.
Swarovski has been the premium brand for fine crystal embellishments since 1895. It is recognized for its innovative excellence and for its collaborations with world-class designers and brands from the fashion, jewelry, accessories, interiors and lighting industries.
Available in myriad of colors, effects, shapes and sizes, crystals from Swarovski offer designers an unrivaled palette of inspiration born out of a passion for detail and high-precision cutting. These precious ingredients impart a refined glamour to everything and are produced according to the groundbreaking lead-free** Advanced Crystal standard.
A family-owned company for more than 120 years with values rooted in integrity and excellence, Swarovski is noted as much for its ethics as for its artistry and innovative flair. For a global business in modern times, this means playing a deeper role in society and ensuring our business acts responsibly and with purpose.
The ‘Crystals from Swarovski’ seal, incorporating a sophisticated tracking system with a unique identification number to reinforce authenticity, enables customers to distinguish products embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals.
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.
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, Speedlight’s 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.
# # #
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
**Crystal glass and all other materials containing 0.009% lead or less.
***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 manufacturer.