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Nikkor is Nikon's lens brand since 1932[1]. Famous lens designers like Wakimoto Zenji developed innovative lens designs for that brand.

Nikkor lenses

For Nikkor lenses before 1945 see "Nippon Kōgaku lenses before 1945#Nikkor_lenses"

Selection of Nikkor lenses by lens designer

  • Zenji Wakimoto
    • Nikkor-0 2,1cm f/4
    • Micro Nikkor 5cm f3.5
    • Nikkor P.C. 10.5cm f/2.5
    • Nikkor-H Auto 28mm f/3.5
  • Yoshiyuki Shimizu
    • Nikkor-UD 20mm f/3.5
    • Nikkor-Auto 105mm f/2.5 (redesign of Wakimoto's lens)
  • Wakimoto & Shimizu
    • Nikkor-S Auto 50mm f/1.4[2]
  • Ikuo Mori
    • Nikkor 20mm f/4
    • Nikkor Ai 20mm f/4 ED
    • Nikkor Ai 20mm f/3.5
    • Nikkor AiS 20mm f/2.8
    • Nikkor 13mm f/5.6
  • Haruo Sato
    • AF-Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ED prototype
    • AF Nikkor 20mm f/1.4 ED prototype
    • AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1:4 G ED
  • Motoyuki Ohtake
    • AF-Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/2.8 ED prototype
  • Suenaga & Misawa
    • AF-Zoom-Nikkor 75-150mm f/2.0 ED prototype


  1. Trademark publications for the names "Nikkor" and "Aero-Nikkor". The trademarks were applied for (出現) on 24 July 1931 and granted (公告) on 7 April 1932 (no.S07-1808 and S07-1809). Available in the IPDL trademark database.
  2. The development of the fast standard lens needed 3 years (1959-1962), see "Imaging Products:"Tale 44: The Nikkor-S Auto 50mm f/1.4" has been added to NIKKOR — The Thousand and One Nights."