Some Insights into Future Optics from Nikon...

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Some Insights into Future Optics from Nikon...
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...in interview (in Japanese) with Nikon Managing Executive Officer, Gokyu Shin Yoshimi.

https://newswitch.jp/p/19298 [use google translate]

alert on NR - see precis and key points on Z System in this thread https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4429060

“For example, a single-lens reflex lens with a focal length of 500 mm released in 2018 has become popular due to the significant reduction in weight and length. Trends toward miniaturization and weight reduction are not seen in other companies. Small telephoto lenses will continue to be important in the future…”.

“…the investment in facilities and research and development will remain the same as before. A variety of interchangeable lenses and preparations for the future are also indispensable…. not something that can be prepared for tomorrow today. The medium-term management plan is expected to be three years later, and the roadmap is likely to be five years later.”

“It is not easy to automate the production of interchangeable lenses, but the cost will be reduced if craftsmanship can be managed and digitized by artificial intelligence (AI). The key to the adjustment process is how to eliminate human work. Creating value-added products that cannot be judged by price is indispensable. "Nikon quality will continue to be maintained and quality and functions will continue to be pursued"

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