Relive the Past With Eleven Minutes of Nikon Commercials


Are you at work? Do you hate your job? Then why not stick it to your awful boss by spending eleven minutes watching vintage Nikon commercials? We’ve scoured the Youtubes and discovered a veritable cornucopia of nostalgia. These TV ads are sometimes ridiculous, always entertaining.

Things start out weird when Nikon pits an F2 against a fleet of Harley Davidson motorcycles (for some reason?), and then get even stranger with La Toya Jackson shooting her backup dancers (check out those face covers…) with an L35AD. And that’s not even mentioning the monkey-puppet-wearing downhill skier careening toward a crowd of dancing skiers (I don’t really get it either).

Nikon… you were really weird, man. But I’d be lying if I said this collection of videos doesn’t make me wish I was in my prime in the 1980s. Good times. Or so it seems. Maybe some of you old-timers can let us know if it truly was all pop music, Porsches, paragliding, and spontaneous backflips.

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  • Reply
    September 28, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Here’s another classic. I found this a few years ago when looking for a Nikonos manual:

  • Reply
    Stu Williams
    September 28, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Ach, like it was yesterday… 😂

    Great fun thanks for sharing this

  • Reply
    September 29, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Did I just see a dood skiing with a sock monkey?!

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      James - Founder/Editor
      September 29, 2016 at 10:04 am

      I really don’t know.

      • Reply
        September 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        2.01 into the video dood skiing with sock monkey.
        I had to make sure I wasn’t trippin’

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