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Focus on Lenses

It’s not an overstatement to say that Nikon has built its reputation on its expertise in lenses. Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kogaku, K.K. (Japan Optical Company), the company specialized in optics for many years before it began producing cameras. In fact, all Canon cameras through mid-1947 used Nikkor lenses!

Of course, in the ensuing years Nikon has developed advanced camera technology, too, combining its proficiency in both arenas to produce the Z-series mirrorless cameras and S-series lenses. Photographers who started out using Nikon camera bodies and optics have tended to hang onto their lenses for many years, even as they upgraded to newer camera bodies with more features. Indeed, many of us have stuck with the Nikon brand ...

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