A brand owned by a Japanese manufacturer of photographic equipment Nikon Corporation. Under it, lenses and various optics used in professional and industrial equipment are produced.
The brand was born in 1932 when Nippon Kogaku KK (as it was called in those days Nikon) decided to dilute military orders with civilian products. Naturally, the company already had experience in the production of lenses for military purposes, but to enter the mass market, a trademark was required.
First lenses Nikkor went on sale in 1933. The company has been using them for a long time. Canon. Then, after the appearance in 1948 of their own cameras Nikonrefused such cooperation. Since then optics Nikkor mainly used in products Nikon Corporation.