From the Nikon press release:
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of Nikkor lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached eighty million in mid June 2013.
This year, the Nikkor brand also celebrates its 80th anniversary, since the first lens – the Aero-Nikkor 50cm f/4.8 – was introduced in 1933.
The Nikkor name arose from adding “r” – a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established – to “Nikko”, the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established.
Nikon's own high-quality standards are applied to all stages from initial design and development to final product release for design that responds to user needs, and production system and inspections that ensure the superior quality of Nikkor lenses.
Nikon's lineup of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 80 types of lenses, including ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 Nikkor lenses for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses.
Nikkor lenses for SLR (Nikon USA)
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