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December 21, 2009

Nikon D3S in Orbit

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today that the Nikon D3S digital SLR and the Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 optics will be used to photographically document missions and activities aboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS).

Eleven of Nikon's flagship cameras and seven of the high-end wide-angle lenses have been ordered, and no special modifications have been made to the equipment. The latest additions will join existing D2X DSLRs, lenses and Speedlight flashes onboard the ISS. Since 1971, Nikon has been a critical part of NASA's equipment inventory, starting with the venerable Photomic FTN. To date, more than 700,000 images in NASA archives have been taken with Nikon equipment. Congratulations Nikon! (via Nikon Press Release)

Posted by covey22 at December 21, 2009 8:56 PM