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Nikon is no longer a Japanese manufacturing camera company
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 13, 2021 03:18PM
OK, I admit that my pic is click bait as it will still be a Japanese managed company. Cameras such as the Z6, Z7, D6 will be the last cameras from Nikon built in Japan. Looks like everything will shift to Thailand.

[www.dpreview.com]

Nikon’s Sendai factory covers nearly 27,000 square meters and has been running near-continuously since opening in 1971. The first camera to be produced in the facility was the Nikon EM, released in 1979. Since then, the Sendai factory has been the centerpiece for Nikon’s camera production and has provided technical assistance to overseas production. The first Nikon camera produced in Japan was a line of twenty experimental cameras, which were made in the Nippon Kokagu factory in 1946.

As of 2018, the last time we visited the Sendai factory, it was being operated by 352 employees who oversaw CNC machining, hands-on construction and quality assurance to ensure every camera and lens that left the factory was thoroughly checked and tested.

Production of Nikon’s Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras reportedly started its move to the Thailand factory back in October and Nikon’s D6 DSLR is also reported to be moved entirely to the Thai factory by the end of 2021.




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Re: Nikon is no longer a Japanese manufacturing camera company
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 13, 2021 03:46PM
My F2 just said sayonara



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Re: Nikon is no longer a Japanese manufacturing camera company
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 13, 2021 03:57PM
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Ombligo
My F2 just said sayonara


The F4 cameras of the world howl in sadness.





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Re: Nikon is no longer a Japanese manufacturing camera company
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 13, 2021 04:59PM
*sigh* ...time passes.



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Re: Nikon is no longer a Japanese manufacturing camera company
Posted by: robfilms
Date: January 13, 2021 06:23PM
there is talk within camera circles that at best, nikon may go the route of olympus and at worst, will cease to exist.

nothing last forever.

nothing.

stay well.

rob
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Re: Nikon is no longer a Japanese manufacturing camera company
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 13, 2021 07:23PM
Most Carl Zeiss lenses are made in China.

Very sad to see these IP origin sites become commoditized.
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Re: Nikon is no longer a Japanese manufacturing camera company
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 13, 2021 07:35PM
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robfilms
there is talk within camera circles that at best, nikon may go the route of olympus and at worst, will cease to exist.

nothing last forever.

nothing.

stay well.

rob


Nikon made a series of missteps with their mirrorless camera. The 1 series and the tiny sensor wasted years of potential sales as Sony powered ahead with 35mm ILC cameras.



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