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The Three Big Dragons

posted May 18, 2016, 9:16 AM by Jose Velasquez   [ updated Jan 1, 2017, 1:20 PM ]
I was recently reading a page on Nikon's 1001 Nights...that wonderful resource of historical data and stories of the past about Nikon, Nikkor lenses, and other wonderful things Nikon. It dawned on me that out here in the West the three pro zooms that are now in their third generation are often referred to as the "Holy Trinity". I have no idea how this name came to be attached to the wide angle, standard, and telephoto lenses that comprise the set, but it's what you'll find in most forums and discussion places online. Having said that I like much better the name that Nikon gives them...The Three Big Dragons. I'll leave people to call them what they want, but I much prefer Nikon's name for the threesome set and plan on calling them that from now on.