Nikon started as an engineering-driven manufacturer of defense related equipment. Technical and optical perfection were points of departure. Cost-consiousness, public relations, after-sales care, sometimes even ergonomics, etc. were not an issue. As a photographic tool Nikon products were and are the best on the market. Of course, some products were a real flop; mainly because of the use of (in retrospect) disappointing materials.

You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs!

In this site those articles/items are indicated as such. In some chapters proofs of performance are given for explanatory reasons. Comparison tests between Nikon products and those of competitors may be interesting exercises, but you will not find them in this site.

Buying a Nikon product is choosing for a system. For a system of tools. This site tries to help you to choose the right tools you need - within a certain budget - to fulfil your expectations. In photography Nikon will give you satisfaction. If you have passed through this site, you'll know why!

This website is financed entirely by Nico van Dijk. Many photographers and collectors provided him with images of rare Nikon gear. The mainspring of creating and maintaining this website is giving information, not chasing money.

Nico van Dijk.