We tour Nikon's Sendai factory
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We tour Nikon's Sendai factory

Covering almost 27,000 square meters of floor space, Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Tokyo has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. I had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.

This was my second visit to the Sendai facility, and while much has changed since my first trip back in 2007, Nikon's commitment to security at the factory has not. None of the journalists present on our tour were permitted to take photographs or notes of any kind, and all of the images in this article were supplied - without captions - by Nikon.

As such, you might find that my descriptions of the processes shown in these images are less specific than some of our previous factory tours, but I hope you find this article interesting and illuminating nonetheless.