Relive the Past With Eleven Minutes of Nikon Commercials

Relive the Past With Eleven Minutes of Nikon Commercials

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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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James Tocchio

James Tocchio is the founder of CP. He’s spent years researching, collecting, and shooting classic cameras and the most advanced digital machines. In addition to his work on CP, he’s also the founder of the online camera shop Fstopcameras.com.

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James Tocchio

James Tocchio is the founder of CP. He’s spent years researching, collecting, and shooting classic cameras and the most advanced digital machines. In addition to his work on CP, he’s also the founder of the online camera shop Fstopcameras.com.

All stories by:James Tocchio