Nikon Corporation (Nikon, Nikon Corp.) TYO: 7731 is a Japanese company specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication. It was founded in 1917 as Nihon (Nippon) Kōgaku Kōgyō (日本光學工業株式會社); the company was renamed Nikon Corporation (株式会社ニコン), after its cameras, in 1988. As of 2002, it has about 14,000 employees. Nikon is one of the Mitsubishi companies.
The name Nikon, which dates from 1946, is a merging of Nippon Kōgaku ("Japan Optical") and an imitation of Zeiss Ikon.
Among its famous products are Nikkor camera lenses (notably those designed for the company's own F-mount SLR cameras), Nikonos underwater cameras, the Nikon F-series of professional 135 film SLR cameras, and the Nikon D-series digital SLRs. Nikon has helped lead the transition to digital photography with both the Coolpix line of consumer and prosumer cameras as well as system cameras like the Nikon D100, the more recent Nikon D70, D70s and the D50, and professional DSLRs including the D1 and D2 series (see below).
Nikon's main competitors include Canon, Konica Minolta, Leica, Pentax, and Olympus.
Nikon Corporation was established in 1917 when two leading optical manufacturers merged to form a comprehensive, fully integrated optical company known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. Over the next 60 years this growing company became a leading manufacturer of optical lenses and precision equipment used in cameras, binoculars, microscopes and inspection equipment. During World War II the company grew to 19 factories and 23,000 employees, supplying items such as binoculars, lenses, bomb sights and periscopes to the Japanese military. After the war it reverted to its civilian product range with a single factory and 1400 employees. By 1980, the first stepper, the NSR-1010G, was produced in Japan. Since then, Nikon has introduced over 50 models of stepper/scanners for the production of semiconductors and liquid crystal displays.
In 1982, Nikon Precision Inc. was established in the United States to sell and service Nikon stepper equipment. Fueled by a rapidly growing customer base, the company quickly expanded. In 1990, NPI opened its current Belmont, California headquarters. The facility now includes corporate offices, a fully equipped training center, and extensive applications, technology, service, sales and marketing departments.
In January 2006, Nikon announced that it would stop making most of its film camera models and focus on digital models. 
Nikon is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange under number 7731.
(As of September 2004)
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In January 2006 Nikon announced  that they will stop the production of all but two models of their film cameras, focusing their efforts to the digital camera market. They will continue to produce the low-end FM10 and the high-end F6, and announced a commitment to service all of the film cameras for a period of ten years after production ceases. 
Film 35 mm SLR cameras without autofocus
Film 35 mm SLR cameras with autofocus
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Rangefinder camerasNikon F5 Nikon F6 Nikon D70
Digital compact cameras
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Nikon's raw image format format is named NEF, for Nikon Electric File. The "DSCN" prefix for image files stands for "Digital Still Camera - Nikon."
Nikon Lenses have designated acronyms used in their names (for example, the lens AF-S 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5G DX ED IF). These help consumers know what features the lens has. Some common designations are listed below with the descriptions of each.
AF Prime lenses
Consumer AF zoom lenses
Professional AF zoom lenses
DX (Digital APS-C sized sensor cameras only) Lenses
Micro AF Lenses (also known as Macro)
Currently Produced Manual Focus Lenses
Lenses for other camera models
Nikon use the term Speedlight for their flash guns. Models offered include:
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Models offered include:. Spears was eventually replaced by Beyonce Knowles, but ironically Spears would rejoin Pepsi's ad campaign again in a gladiator-spoof commercial in 2003, alongside Knowles, P!nk and Enrique Iglesias. Nikon use the term Speedlight for their flash guns. In 1999, Britney Spears became the new spokesperson for the chain, but was dropped 3 years later when she was spied drinking its rival Coca-Cola in public.
Some common designations are listed below with the descriptions of each. Bowie was accused of sexual assault shortly afterwards and the company dropped the adverts immediately. These help consumers know what features the lens has. The company also agreed to sponsor Bowie's 1987 Glass Spider World Tour. Nikon Lenses have designated acronyms used in their names (for example, the lens AF-S 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5G DX ED IF). In 1987, David Bowie and Tina Turner joined forces to advertise the soft drink, in an advert featuring a reworking of Bowie's hit Modern Love. The "DSCN" prefix for image files stands for "Digital Still Camera - Nikon.". Although he continued to be associated with the drink, the company dropped him in 1993 after charges of child molestation were brought forward.
Nikon's raw image format format is named NEF, for Nikon Electric File. However, when filming a second advert in 1984, a pyrotechnics stunt went wrong and badly burnt Jackson.
In January 2006 Nikon announced  that they will stop the production of all but two models of their film cameras, focusing their efforts to the digital camera market. Thus Coke rapidly captured a significant market share away from Pepsi that might otherwise have needed years to build up. The companies held by Nikon form the Nikon Group. When the Soviet Union fell apart, Pepsi was associated with the old Soviet system, and Coca Cola, just newly introduced to the Russian market in 1992, was associated with the new system. (As of September 2004). Pepsi had made a deal with the Soviet Union for scale production of Pepsi in 1974. Nikon is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange under number 7731. However, Pepsi's dominance in Russia was undercut as the Cold War ended.
. In Russia, Pepsi once had a larger market share than Coca-Cola. . (regarded as an indicator of consumer preference), with Coca-Cola's dominance in exclusive restaurant, movie theater, amusement park, college, and stadium deals giving Coke the overall sales advantage. In the U.S., Pepsi's total market share was about 31.7 percent in 2004, while Coke's was about 43.1 percent.. In January 2006, Nikon announced that it would stop making most of its film camera models and focus on digital models. In the United States, Pepsi outsells Coke in central Appalachia, the state of North Dakota, the region in and around the state of Utah, and the city of Buffalo (by a 2-1 margin), all in the United States. More importantly, Pepsi outsells its rival in grocery and convenience stores in the U.S. The facility now includes corporate offices, a fully equipped training center, and extensive applications, technology, service, sales and marketing departments. The term is now used as a historical reference to French-English linguistic animosity (During the partitionist debate surrounding the 1995 referendum, a pundit wrote "And a wall will be erected along St-Laurent street [the traditional divide between French and English in Montréal] because some people were throwing Coke bottle one way and Pepsi bottles the other way").
In 1990, NPI opened its current Belmont, California headquarters. "Pepsi" eventually became an offensive nickname for Francophones viewed as a lower class by Anglophones in the middle of the 20th century. Fueled by a rapidly growing customer base, the company quickly expanded. Pepsi had long been the drink of Canadian Francophones and it continues to hold its dominance by relying on local Québécois celebrities (especially Claude Meunier, of La Petite Vie fame) to sell its product. was established in the United States to sell and service Nikon stepper equipment. Other claim that: 1) Due to rumors of the use of cocaine, Coke was banned for a long time in India and 2) Recently that ban was lifted, however, Pepsi had maintained a commanding market share.. In 1982, Nikon Precision Inc.  In 1993, Coca-Cola returned in pursuance of India's Liberalization policy. In 2005, Coca-Cola and Pepsi together held 95% market share of soft-drink sales in India. Coca-Cola India's market share was 60.9%..
Since then, Nikon has introduced over 50 models of stepper/scanners for the production of semiconductors and liquid crystal displays. This joint venture marketed and sold Lehar Pepsi until 1991 when the use of foreign brands was allowed; Pepsi bought out its partners and ended the joint venture in 1994. By 1980, the first stepper, the NSR-1010G, was produced in Japan. In 1988, Pepsi gained entry to India by creating a joint venture with the Punjab government-owned Punjab Agro Industrial Corporation (PAIC) and Voltas India Limited. After the war it reverted to its civilian product range with a single factory and 1400 employees. By most accounts, Coca-Cola was India's leading soft drink until 1977 when it left India after a new government ordered the company to turn over its secret formula for Coca-Cola and dilute its stake in its Indian unit as required by the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). During World War II the company grew to 19 factories and 23,000 employees, supplying items such as binoculars, lenses, bomb sights and periscopes to the Japanese military. Saudi Arabia and the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec are some of the few exceptions.
Over the next 60 years this growing company became a leading manufacturer of optical lenses and precision equipment used in cameras, binoculars, microscopes and inspection equipment. Coke still outsells Pepsi in almost all areas of the world. Nikon Corporation was established in 1917 when two leading optical manufacturers merged to form a comprehensive, fully integrated optical company known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. Local residents have been pressuring the government to close down the Pepsi unit in the village. Nikon's main competitors include Canon, Konica Minolta, Leica, Pentax, and Olympus. Pepsi has also been alleged to practice "water piracy" due to its role in exploitation of ground water resources resulting in scarcity of drinking water for the natives of Pudussery panchayat in the Palakkad distict in Kerala, India. Nikon has helped lead the transition to digital photography with both the Coolpix line of consumer and prosumer cameras as well as system cameras like the Nikon D100, the more recent Nikon D70, D70s and the D50, and professional DSLRs including the D1 and D2 series (see below). As of 2005, Coke and Pepsi together hold 95% market share of soft-drink sales in India..
Among its famous products are Nikkor camera lenses (notably those designed for the company's own F-mount SLR cameras), Nikonos underwater cameras, the Nikon F-series of professional 135 film SLR cameras, and the Nikon D-series digital SLRs. Both companies continue to maintain that their products meet all international safety standards without yet implementing the Supreme Court ruling.. The name Nikon, which dates from 1946, is a merging of Nippon Kōgaku ("Japan Optical") and an imitation of Zeiss Ikon. On December 7, 2004, India's Supreme Court ruled that both Pepsi and competitor Coca-Cola must label all cans and bottles of the respective soft drinks with a consumer warning after tests showed unacceptable levels of residual pesticides.. Nikon is one of the Mitsubishi companies. Coke and PepsiCo opposed the move, arguing that lab tests aren't reliable enough to detect minute traces of pesticides in complex drinks like soda. As of 2002, it has about 14,000 employees. But an Indian parliamentary committee in 2004 backed up CSE's findings and a government-appointed committee is now trying to develop the world's first pesticide standards for soft drinks.
It was founded in 1917 as Nihon (Nippon) Kōgaku Kōgyō (日本光學工業株式會社); the company was renamed Nikon Corporation (株式会社ニコン), after its cameras, in 1988. Coca Cola and PepsiCo angrily denied allegations that their products manufactured in India contained toxin levels far above the norms permitted in the developed world. Its products include cameras, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication. In response to the news, numerous Indians burned bottles of these two brands of soft drinks in the streets.. Nikon Corporation (Nikon, Nikon Corp.) TYO: 7731 is a Japanese company specializing in optics and imaging. No law bans the presence of pesticides in drinks in India. Nikon mailing list. However, this was the European standard for water, not for other drinks.
Photosapien Photography Forum. CSE said it had tested the same products in the US and found no such residues. Nikonians - see also Nikonian. CSE found that the Indian produced Pepsi's soft drink products had 36 times the level of pesticide residues permitted under European Union regulations; Coca Cola's 30 times. Fansites and forums:
Nikon Field Guide and Nikon Flash Guide support at bythom.com. These controversies are a reminder of "India's sometimes acrimonious relationship with huge multinational companies." Indeed, some argue that Coke and Pepsi have "been major targets in part because they are well-known foreign companies that draw plenty of attention." . Nikon Historical Society. Others claim 1) Pepsi was banned from import in India in 1970 for having refused to release the list of its ingredients 2) In 1993, the ban was lifted, with Pepsi arriving on the market shortly afterwards.. Yahoo! - Nikon Corporation Company Profile. . Nikon Digital Camera Resources - Custom tone curves. This joint venture marketed and sold Lehar Pepsi until 1991 when the use of foreign brands was allowed; Pepsi bought out its partners and ended the joint venture in 1994.
USA website. An excessive intake of sugar has been suspected as a contributing factor in certain kinds of diabetes. Nikon Corp. Pepsi and other similar products contain a lot of sugar. website. See phosphoric acid in food. Nikon Corp. Some nutritionists assert that the phosphoric acid component of Pepsi-Cola, and other similar soft drinks, may be deleterious to bone health in both men and women, with some studies finding the effects to be more notably pronounced in female subjects.
SB-23,. Pepsi Twist has been successfully marketed in Brazil (with lime instead of lemon), where a limited-edition version is also sold, the Pepsi Twistão, with an even stronger lime flavor. SB-22s,. Pepsi A-ha, with a lemon flavour was launched in India in 2002 but was not successful either. SB-24,. PepsiCo also rivaled Coca-Cola's lemon-flavored products with Pepsi Twist, which was a commercial failure due to criticism of the taste. SB-29s,. Many types of the drink have only been produced or sold for a limited time, such as Pepsi Holiday Spice, a spicy Hanukkah/Christmas seasonal finish of ginger and cinnamon.
SB-30,. In 2005, Pepsi Cappuccino was released in Romania and Bulgaria with another coffee flavored cola called Pepsi Tarik in Malaysia. SB-50DX,. Pepsico market tested coffee tasting variations of the drink with Pepsi Kona in Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania areas between 1994 and 1996. SB-80DX,. Pepsico attempted the drink again with the Pepsi Blue in mid-2002 and withdrew it from the market in 2004. R1C1 Wireless Close Up Speedlight Flash System (2 SB-R200s, SU-800, and accessories),. Crystal Pepsi was introduced in 1992 and sold until 1993 as a rival to New Coke which was also a failure.
R1 Wireless Close Up Speedlight Flash System (2 SB-R200s and accessories) ,. Pepsico have attempted marketing many different flavors of the drink, however many were quickly discontinued amidst poor sales. SB-R200 (remote flash),. Although there has always been a diet variation of the drink since it came out, Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi didn't become widely available until 2005, when Wild Cherry Pepsi was reformulated. SU-800 (slave trigger),. Though rarely marketed, the drink remains widely available. SB-600,. In 1988, the company launched Wild Cherry Pepsi as a response to the popularity of Cherry Coke.
SB-800,. A caffeine-free cola called Pepsi Free was introduced in 1982 by PepsiCo as the first major-brand caffeine-free cola and is today sold as Caffeine-Free Pepsi and Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi. Lens for Plaubel Makina medium-format camera. Diet Pepsi is one of the most popular variations of the drink, containing no sugar and zero calories.Other popular variations of the drink are Pepsi Max and Pepsi ONE, both sugar-free colas. Lenses for Bronica medium-format cameras. There are many types of Pepsi-Cola all differing in taste, price and appearance. Screwmount lenses for Leica rangefinder cameras. And also in 1999 Janet Jackson signed on to the original "Ask For More" campaign which featured a song of the same name written and sung by Jackson.
Lenses for Nikon S-series rangefinder cameras. Aretha Franklin was also a spokesperson in 1998. 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro Nikkor. Pepsi said in a recent interview that Christina Aguilera has that 'dare for more' approach. 70-180 mm f/4.5-5.6 ED AF-D Micro. This time Pepsi has a new spokesperson, the pop artist Christina Aguilera, a former spokesperson of Pepsi's rival Coke. 200 mm f/4D ED-IF AF Micro. He was infamously burned during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in 1984.
105 mm f/2.8D AF Micro. Singer-songwriter Michael Jackson boosted the sales of Pepsi in the 1980s when he became spokesperson for the company. 60 mm f/2.8D AF Micro. Joan Crawford was married to Pepsi president Alfred Steele, and was advertising executive and board of directors member for several years. 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX. Later it used celebrities like Amitabh Bachhan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, as well as the national cricket team. 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX. In India, Pepsi first used the then chocolate boy Aamir Khan, model turned actress Mahima Chaudhary and model and ex-miss world Aishwarya Rai to promote its product.
18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX. have appeared in several different advertisements. 18-70 mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX. As for Asia, celebrity and singers Jay Chou, Aaron Kwok, as well as the popular girl's group S.H.E. 17-55 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX. In Latin America both Colombian artists Shakira and Juanes have successfully promoted the soft drink. 12-24 mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX. In Europe and the UK celebrities such as footballer David Beckham and pop stars that include Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Five, the Spice Girls, S Club 7, Gary Glitter and Beyoncé Knowles have featured in campaigns for the drink.
10.5 mm f/2.8G ED AF DX. Hundreds of celebrities have advertised for Pepsi products, for instance NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon who runs a Pepsi paint scheme at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway. 200-400 mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR. As with most popular soft drinks, Pepsi and its associated beverages have had various celebrity spokespersons. 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR. The caffeine free Pepsi-Cola contains the same ingredients but does not include any caffeine. 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED AF. The Pepsi-Cola drink contains basic ingredients found in most other similar drinks including carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, colourings, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and natural flavors.
70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR. Coke remains the more popular of the two. 35-70 mm f/2.8D AF. When the Pepsi taste became more popular, Coca-Cola adapted their drink to be closer to the American taste of Pepsi (New Coke). Although Pepsi claimed this a victory for their brand of cola, Coca-Cola soon reverted because, while testing showed the taste of the new Coke was better, consumers preferred Coca-Cola to stay the same. 28-70 mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S. In the past, the difference in taste between Pepsi and Coca-Cola's Coke was even greater than it is today. 17-35 mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S. While some claim that Pepsi tastes identical to Coca-Cola, others say they can detect a difference.
70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G AF. . 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF. Pepsi took great advantage of the campaign with television commercials reporting the test results to the public. 28-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF. During these blind taste tests the majority of participants picked Pepsi as the better tasting of the two soft drinks. 28-105 mm f/3.5-4.5D AF. In 1980, Pepsi introduced the Pepsi Challenge marketing campaign where Pepsico set up a blind tasting between Pepsi-Cola and rival Coca-Cola.
28-100 mm f/3.5-5.6G AF. In 1964, the Diet Pepsi variation of the drink debuted, being the United States's first national diet soft drink. 28-80 mm f/3.3-5.6G AF. In the following years, the drink gained in popularity and in 1934, debuted the 12-ounce drink. 24-120 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR. Eight years later, the company went bankrupt again, resulting in a reformulation of the Pepsi-Cola syrup formula. 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S. Megargel bought the Pepsi trademark.
24-85 mm f/2.8-4D IF AF. In 1923, Pepsico went bankrupt due to high sugar prices as a result of World War I, assets were sold and Roy C. 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX. In 1909, automobile race pioneer Barney Oldfield endorsed Pepsi-Cola in newspaper ads as "A bully drink...refreshing, invigorating, a fine bracer before a race". 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF. This forced Coca-Cola to change their formula; however, Pepsi-Cola was already free of these substances, and thus claimed they already met federal requirements. 600 mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II. That same year, the US federal government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, banning substances such as arsenic, lead, barium, and uranium from food and beverages.
500 mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II. In 1906, the logo was changed again. 400 mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S II. In 1905, Pepsi received its first logo redesign since the original design of 1898. 300 mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S. The next year, Pepsi was sold in six-ounce bottles and sales increased to 19,848 gallons. 300 mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S II. That year, Bradham sold 7,968 gallons of syrup.
300 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR. In 1903, Bradham moved the bottling of Pepsi-Cola from his drugstore into a rented warehouse. 200 mm f/2G ED-IF AF-S VR. It was made of carbonated water, sugar, vanilla, rare oils, pepsin and kola nuts. 180 mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF. As Pepsi was initially intended to cure stomach pains, Bradham coined the name Pepsi from the condition dyspepsia (stomachache or indigestion). 135 mm f/2D AF DC. On August 28, 1898 , "Brad's drink" was changed to "Pepsi-Cola" and later trademarked on June 16, 1903.
105 mm f/2D AF DC. Pepsi-Cola, originally called "Brad's drink", was first made in New Bern, North Carolina in the United States in the early 1890s by pharmacist Caleb Bradham. 85 mm f/1.8D AF. . 85 mm f/1.4D AF. There are several types of Pepsi, including Pepsi Vanilla, Diet Pepsi (the most popular variant), and outside the United States, Pepsi Max. 50 mm f/1.8D AF. Similar to Coca-Cola, its major rival, Pepsi was originally intended to cure stomach pains.
50 mm f/1.4D AF. The brand was trademarked on June 16, 1903, though the drink was first made in 1898 by pharmacist Caleb Bradham. 35 mm f/2D AF. Pepsi-Cola, most commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced by PepsiCo which is sold worldwide in stores, restaurants and vending machines. 28 mm f/2.8D AF. 28 mm f/1.4D AF.
24 mm f/2.8D AF. 20mm f/2.8D AF. 18 mm f/2.8D AF. 16 mm f/2.8D AF Fisheye.
14 mm f/2.8D ED AF. Generally used to refer to manual focus lenses, however all Nikon autofocus lenses with aperture rings are also AI-S. AI-S added a tab to the back of the lens which affected metering on certain older cameras. The lens has a notch on the aperture ring that allows the camera to sense the current aperture.
AI/AI-S - Auto (aperture) Indexing. DC - Indicates that the lens has controls for adjusting the shape and effect of the out-of-focus elements, also known as bokeh. . These lenses are all auto focus zoom lenses and are not compatible with other bodies.
IX - Lenses optimised for use with the Pronea Advanced Photo System SLR. These include the shift-only 28mm and 35mm PC nikkors, and the tilt/shift 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro Nikkor. Lens has the ability to shift and/or tilt the lens to correct perspective and adjust depth of field. PC - Perspective Control.
Micro - Indicates that the lens is capable of macro photography - subjects which appear as large or larger than they are at the film plane, not necessarily at close distances, such as with the 200mm Micro-Nikkor. It has the same characteristics with the D lens. Since the body needs to control the lens aperture, these type lenses only work with automatic bodies. G - Indicated after the f-number, and tells that the lens does not have an aperture ring, but instead that aperture value is controlled by the body.
The lens carries the information of the distance between the camera and the subject. It means that the lens is capable using of Nikon's RGB Matrix Metering. Indicated after the f-stop number. D - Distance/Dimension.
Equivalent to Canon's IS (Image Stabilizer) and Minolta's AS (Anti-shake, although this is embedded into the body of the camera). Some VR lenses also support panning shot mode, detecting the horizontal movement of the lens and minimizing the vertical vibration. Uses special VR lens unit to reduce camera shake evident in photographs. VR - Vibration Reduction.
Although use with 35mm cameras is generally not advised, some DX Nikkor lenses can actually cover the full 35mm frame at some focal length settings. A circular image is produced if used with a 35mm camera. DX - Lens designed for Nikon's DX format sensors; the image circle is reduced in size by 1.5× to fit the smaller sensor in Nikon's digital SLRs. Focussing moves only internal lenses, meaning that the lens does not change in length during focussing.
IF - Internal Focus. More recently, Super ED glass has been introduced. Reduces chromatic aberration. ED - Extra-low Dispersion glass.
Replaced with AF-S starting in 1996. Used only in long telephoto lenses (300mm f/2.8 thru 600mm f/4.0) starting in 1992. AF-I - Autofocus- Internal Coreless DC motor. First introduced in 1996.
Uses SWM, Silent Wave Motor, to focus quietly and faster; similar to Canon's USM, Ultrasonic Motor technology. AF-S - Autofocus-Silent. AF - Autofocus. Nikon D2Hs.
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Nikon D50. Nikon D200. Nikon D100. Nikon D1X.
Nikon D1H. Nikon D1. Nikon Coolpix series. Nikonos line of underwater cameras.
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