RICHARD HAW, PETAPIXEL:
I recently attended Nikon’s first-ever Fan Meeting event in Japan and one of the interesting things I was able to see and learn there was Nikon’s history of equipment being used by NASA in space.
Nikon has a very long history working together with NASA. Nikon’s awesome reputation for being tough and reliable is the key to this. This doesn’t mean that the equipment from the rival companies is not up to the job — it’s just that Nikon’s professional cameras do it better.
This was even truer during the 1960s up until the early 1980s, when Nikons were made to considerably higher spec than the other manufacturers. Of course, competitors caught up eventually but the legend and the name have already been made, so to speak.
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