In 1959 was released the lens Nikkor-S Auto 5cm f / 2 – the first Nikkor lens for SLR cameras Nikon. He was released simultaneously with the first SLR camera Nikon. It was called the Nikon F.
In November 2012, Nikon announced that the total output of interchangeable Nikkor lenses reached 75 million units, and yesterday the company’s website, it was reported that he has reached 90 million pieces. This means that 15 million lenses were released within two years. Recall 60 million Nikkor lenses were released by April 2011, ie on the issue of the previous 15 million lenses had the less time – about one and a half years.
By the way, at the same time until the round mark of 50 million units reached volume production of the models with an ultrasonic actuator autofocus (SWM). Quick and quiet drive for the first time found a use in the lens Ai AF-S Nikkor 300mm f / 2.8D IF-ED in 1996. To date, was released 72 models Nikkor lens with SWM, with almost all Nikkor lenses for SLR cameras, released in 2004, have the drives (except lenses with perspective correction PC-E, calculated solely on manual focus).