NASA Orders D3s DSLRs and Interchangeable Lenses from Nikon



Dec 22, 2009
PRESS RELEASE

Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is pleased to announce that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for eleven D3S digital SLR cameras and seven AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses to be used for photographic documentation.

The D3S digital SLR cameras and AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses ordered by NASA will be carried on the Space Shuttle and used to photograph activities at the International Space Station (ISS) in the future.


No special modifications will be made to these products. They will be the same products available to end-users, confirming the incredible versatility of the D3S. This equipment will be used along with the Nikon D2XS digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR lenses, and Nikon Speedlights already in use at the International Space Station.

Nikon has spent many years contributing to NASA's study of space through the development and manufacture of advanced and extremely durable cameras as well as of NIKKOR lenses that make the most of Nikon’s optical technologies, and of which production has recently reached fifty million units.

To date, NASA has captured more than 700,000 images using Nikon equipment carried into space. Space, however, is not the only extreme environment in which Nikon equipment is used. Nikon also provides official observation equipment used in exploring the Antarctic. Nikon equipment contributes to observation and research of these little explored regions with durability, reliability and technical capabilities that stand up to even the most severe environments.






Objects of Desire: Ultima Underwater Housings for Hasselblad Objects of Desire: Ultima Underwater Housings for Hasselblad
December 23, 2009 - We've seen many underwater housings for compact cameras and digital SLRs in our day but very few for medium-format models. (And the ones we have seen have been of the homemade variety.)More
PDN Gear Guide's 2009 Photo Gear of the Year
Objects of Desire: SkyShutter Aericam
Objects of Desire: Moab Chinle Ice Nine Portfolios
 Objects of Desire: Epson Photo Viewer Tethering
Canon PowerShot G11
Klip Collective created a 360-degree, five-projector video installation for Nissan and its Infiniti M luxury sedan debut. At the launch party, video was projected onto the walls of the tent and a model of a car. E-Project: Baby, We Can Drive That Car
December 14, 2009 - Advertising and editorial photographer/cinematographer Pier Nicola D'Amico (Nic to his friends and clients) says he will never forget a call he got back in 2003 from friend and video artist Ricardo Rivera.