To celebrate Nikon’s 100 year anniversary, 10 limited edition 19.5″ X 19.5″ posters have been released on Level.Press, each featuring one of Nikon’s iconic cameras. Just 100 first edition prints are available per design, each printed on on archival fine paper, framed and matted, hand-numbered, and embossed with a special seal. All orders will be shipped after July 25, 2017, which is the official 100th birthday of Nikon.
For Nikon gear fans, you might have to hold off on buying another lens in order to add some decoration to your office that truly displays your dedication to the Nikon brand. Here is a preview of 5 of the designs. Check out Level.Press to see all of the limited edition poster prints.
In March of 1948, the first Nikon-branded camera began production, after years of development and testing. The Nikon I had a 5cm fixed-lens on a collapsable mount and created a 24 x 32mm frames. Around 400 of these cameras were produced, making it an extremely rare and valuable collector’s item today.
The Calypso was Nikon’s first underwater camera, notably named after the research vessel of famed oceanographer Jacque Cousteu. All mechanisms were built for minimal movement and the camera’s design was conceived to prevent water from entering the body, which made it water-resistant up to 50 meters.
Nikon F2 Photomic
The sister camera to the Nikon F2, the F2 Photomic introduced a distinctive viewfinder that acted as a center weighted TTL exposure meter and indicated shutter speed and aperture in the field of view.
Nikon Nikonos V
Built on the success of the previous model, the Nikonos V was popular for both underwater and all-weather conditions, thanks to it’s tough design. Discontinued in 2001, the V sold well for almost two decades.
With it’s 4.5FPS, 2.7MP resolution, high capacity digital storage, and integrated control of white balance, metering, and tone compensation, the Nikon D1 was a popular camera in the professional photography world for years.