This forum is exclusively for Nikon Camera and equipment discussions. Current and future fans of the Nikon brand are welcome to discuss, to post questions, and to share experiences with regards to this brand.
The Nikon Corporation was established in July 25, 1917. About 60 years after, Nikon became a manufacturer of optical lenses, including those for the first Canon cameras. Nikon also manufactured other equipment used for cameras, binoculars, microscopes, and inspection equipment. By the World War II, there were about 19 factories that produced Nikon products, as they supplied binoculars, lenses, and periscopes to the Japanese military.
Do you know that Nikon’s first “compact” camera is still around. What used to be known as the FM was introduced in 1977. It’s still available today as the FM3A; a classic! In 1991, Nikon also created some of the first digital SLRs as research projects for NASA.
All over the world, this brand is recognized to be a top competitor for cameras and lenses, even when Nikon is pronounced differently, depending on where you are. In Japan, it’s pronounced as nikoɴ; the British pronunciation is ˈnɪkɒn and in North America, it isˈnaɪkɒn. Whatever pronunciation you have, it’s still the same brand you love. So if you have questions, if you want to share your “I am Nikon” experiences. If you simply want to share shots using Nikon equipment, this is the forum for you.