The History of Nikon, Part 1 | FOTOGRAFIA Y VIDEO HDSLR PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO | Scoop.it
For almost 70 years, Nikon has been one of the world’s driving forces behind the popularity of photography, and now digital photography. Probably, its major contribution was the invention of the single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, which was introduced to the world in 1959. The story of Nikon’s rise to a leading global brand of optical equipment, including cameras and lenses, began, however, in the early years of the 20th century. The company had to survive two world wars, the “made-in-Japan” stereotype of the post-World War II years and a highly competitive marketplace that continues to the present day.