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How Critical is Nikon Glass, Really?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Markb, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    18 vote(s)
  3. Don't Know

    14 vote(s)
  1. Driving home tonight, and for the past few days, the local radio station has been playing some locally produced, smart, aggressive ads about Nikon glass. After all, if you want the best thing between your eyes and the text on the page, nothing in is better....

    Which got me to thinking, many of us here swear by Nikon glass for our lenses. But how many insist on it between our eyes and the lens?

    Just curious.
  2. I have prescription sunglasses that are Nikon but not my regular pairs.
  3. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Interesting question, Mark. I was not aware that Nikon made eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
  4. HappyFish


    Oct 19, 2006
    I saw Nikon frames at Wal-Mart last year but I did not see them last week when I stoped in to look for them again.
  5. two slow

    two slow

    Apr 22, 2006
    Talladega, Al
    I just saw that nikon had some frames and lenses.
  6. Frank,

    I'm not sure about the contacts, but their eyeglass glass is promoted in many places in this area. Their radio advertising is fairly regular.

    It would make sense, if you make optics, to make glasses (IMHO). After all, more people will by glasses than 70-200. After all, eyeglasses are just lenses.

    I had to ask the question, because their ads reference that they make "high quality" (IIRC) cameras. (No mention of lenses).

    But it's also curious I think, given how many people swear by Nikon glass, but don't put it between the most critical processor (their eye/brain) and the world.
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    No but I would sure like to. Or Zeiss.. Both are great and very expensive. I would get the Ziess if could.
  8. As I get older, I'm considering their VR version...especially for my sunglasses at the beach...:biggrin:
    (sorry, couldn't resist...)
  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Frits, that is to funny
  10. Frits,

    Does the VR version of their eyeglasses require a twist off cap instead of a half press?
  11. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Is there an active/inactive switch on the VR version Fritz? That one got me, good one! Do ya have to go with primes, or can you get zoom's now too? That would be sweet! Good lookin girl walks by, you can just hit the autozoom, hehe. I think I'll need 10-200mm anyway...
  12. Doug, I like primes on my DSLR, but definitely see the advantages of a zoom here :smile:
  13. gt6jim


    Feb 15, 2007
    Worcester, UK
    I've never heard of Nikon glasses either.
    But my local opticians market their Pentax lenses.
    Although I'm not sure that's exactly a good thing !!!!
  14. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    In the future, everyone will have autozoom, UV protected glasses. I can't wait, lol. You know what they say, zoom ZOOM zoom.. ;) 
  15. ckdamascus


    May 14, 2005
    New Jersey
    Actually, it is funny you mentioned this. I mulled over writing a blog on Bates Methods. I indeed to write about the analogies between photographic optical issues and the human eye.

    Anyway, one of the things they noticed was that most common glasses DO decrease contrast just like poor lenses do. After becoming aware of it, I have indeed noticed this phenomenon.

    My higher prescription glasses also has noticable corner distortion AND chromatic aberrations compared to my lower prescription glasses.

    Would I pay for higher quality glasses? No way. The Bates Methods are to help people remove their dependence from glasses forever. (natural vision restoration).
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