A Brief History
Who said that three's a crowd? The Nikon Photographic Company has been born from three original companies that merged to form one company with triple the expertise and knowledge and they have brought innovation and technical brilliance to the field of photography. Manufacturing from 1917 as Nippon, they quickly stamped their mark on the photographic world as a company that could manufacture exactly what was needed for an outstanding photographic camera. They started research on manufacturing optical glass in 1918, with a few to producing top notch microscopes and then expanded their range to incorporate compact, ultra small, prism binoculars in 1921. Nikkor became trademark in 1932, which was specifically used on the lenses and from then on, the die was cast.
After World War II, Nikon manufactured surveying equipment and then launched the Nikon Model I, which was a really small camera that we would recognise today. The SLR became available from 1959 in the guise of the Nikon F and it was their first SLR with interchangeable lenses, the rest, as they say is history.
Nikon and Harrison Cameras
We continue to liaise with Nikon on a weekly basis and work with them to ensure excellent customer service and continued product availability and although they have had their fair share of manufacturing challenges, including the Tsunami in Japan and the floods in Thailand, they continue to provide outstanding products and innovative technology. They have supported photography over the years by running the Nikon Photo Competition since 1969, to enable keen photographers and professionals to showcase their work and have been synonymous with professional photographers. Nikon Europe also put their money where their mouth is by offering a 2 year warranty on any camera and lens kit, so they (and we) are confident that the product is built to last. You just need to register the products with Nikon and they will automatically set up the warranty, which will cover manufacturer faults.