Nikon announces production of 65 millionth Nikkor lens
Nikon has announced production of Nikkor lenses has reached sixty-five million at the beginning of the month (October). In March 2011, production reached sixty million the company added in a press release today, meaning Nikon has sold more than five million lenses in just six months. Two new lenses for their FX and DX format DSLRSs have been released this year, the FX (full-frame) AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G and the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G. In September Nikon announced the CX format Nikon 1 using Nikkor branded lenses with a new lens mount, but it's not the first new mount from the camera maker as some mistakenly reported. Based loosely on the Nikon F4, the Nikon QV-1000c from the late 80's was an analog electronic stills camera using Nikkor branded lenses but adopted a smaller three-claw bayonet to the similar F mount.