Nikon continues to inspire photography with a new video creation from its NIKKOR lenses, and new insights to the lenses’ production, via the NIKKOR global website
SINGAPORE – New and exciting content additions to NIKKOR.com (http://www.nikkor.com), with the “Paris Je T'aime" video and the next video in the series of interviews with lens designers, "Vol. 6 - The Foundation of NIKKOR Lenses", are proudly shared by Nikon Singapore Pte. Ltd. today.
The NIKKOR Motion Gallery introduces works by globally active top artists in a variety of genres that open up new possibilities in imaging using NIKKOR lenses. Nikon is pleased to share its latest video creation in the gallery with “Paris Je T'aime”.
• Paris Je T'aime, a video by Stella Libert
Featuring a pair of parkour*1 athletes in the streets of Paris, this video brings a view that both highlights and provides contrast of modern agility and intense pacing, against the beautiful combination of old and new architecture.
Stella Libert is an up-and-coming French cinematographer based in Paris who works both in Europe and internationally. Although she is primarily a director of photography for TV commercials, music videos, and short films, Paris Je T'aime, marks Stella’s first adventure as a film director. Her excellent sense of art direction and creativity, combined with her ease with new technologies and innovative use of image, guarantee a bright future for this rising star.
1 A discipline with which the mind and body are trained through movements required to get from one point to another in a complex environment that includes running, jumping, and climbing. Source: Japan Parkour Association (http://parkour.jp)
"Vol. 6 - The Foundation of NIKKOR Lenses" is the sixth in a series of interviews in which those who design and produce NIKKOR lenses, backed by history and tradition, talk about lens design and production from a variety of angles, from the appeal of interchangeable lenses to the lenses that they themselves would choose.
The scene for Vol. 6 is set at Nikon's Akita plant, Hikari Glass Co., Ltd., the foundation of Nikon's production of optical glass. Nikon is one of very few camera manufacturers around the world that maintains integrated production system, which begins with careful selection of lens materials for the production of optical lenses. Advanced production technologies and systems are not the only things needed to manufacture high-precision, high-quality optical lenses. The skilled techniques developed by the craftsmen who make the lenses over many years are also necessary.
This video introduces the foundation of NIKKOR lenses through interviews with those working at the manufacturing plant. It shows the positive attitude and pride these people feel about producing products that respond to the strict demands exclusive to Nikon, beginning with repeated inspections at each step of the manufacturing process.
NIKKOR.com (http://www.nikkor.com) is a part of the global NIKKOR branding project for which full-scale operation started in 2013 when Nikon celebrated the 80th anniversary of NIKKOR lenses. This global branding site spreads the appeal of NIKKOR lenses for interchangeable-lens cameras around the world. With the constant addition of new contents in a variety of angles, the website continues to provide users of NIKKOR lenses with information to experience the enjoyment, and expand the possibilities with photos and videos.
NIKKOR (http://www.nikkor.com) is Nikon's brand of photographic lenses. 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.
In July 2016, Nikon announced its milestone achievement of 100 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras.
Nikon's line-up of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 90 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 camera with interchangeable lenses. More information and contents on NIKKOR lenses is also available with the NIKKOR & ACC app.
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