60th Anniversary Commemorative Website

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Kenko Tokina Corporation will celebrate our 60th anniversary in September this year. Thank you for 60 years 60th Anniversary Commemorative Logo

Message from the President

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 We will celebrate our 60th anniversary in September this year. Our successes are due to the wonderful support we have received from such a wide range of people, from our customers who grace us with their continued patronage through to trading partners who support us with their continued cooperation and understanding. I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

 Our company was established as a manufacture specializing in optical product in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in September. 1957. Based on our advanced optics technologies, we have continued to provide a wide variety of optical products such as optical filters, binoculars and astronomical telescopes that fully respond to the needs of our customers that constantly change together with the times. In recent years we have forged into new fields such as medicine and security, developing a broader range of business activities in the pursuit of continued innovation and growth.
As we reach this incredible milestone of our 60th anniversary, we will continue to strive together to continue contributing to the harmony between humans and nature, and in the creation of a compassionate society in our role as a general imaging and outdoor optics company.

We hope we can continue receiving your continued support, and look forward to continuing to serve all of our customers in the future.

President: Toru Yamanaka
Kenko Tokina Co.,Ltd.
President
Toru Yamanaka

About the 60th Anniversary Logo

The logo represents a combination of the lens filters which have been our leading products since our company was first established, a vibrantly designed number 60 and our corporate color blue (Kenko Blue that represents our reliability and expanding business), and embodies the energetic vitality of our company that extends from the past long into the future.
The gold peeping through the central filter represents the pride of Kenko Tokina, which is the “sparkling light that we can see through our business” and our “delight given to our customers through our products”.

History of Our Products

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September 1957

Established “New Kenko Photographic Industry Corporation” which took over the Kenko filter business from the former Kenko Photographic Industry Corporation.
This is the origin of the current Kenko Tokina.

December 1957

Started sale of 16 types of filter known as “Kenko Deluxe Light Value Filters”.

1959

Started sale of “Optical Products”, such as binoculars, telescopes and microscopes.

1963

Started sale of “Kenko P.L. Filters”
that enable contrast adjustment for color photographs.

1965

Started sale of “Kenko Teleplus”
that doubles the focal length of existing lenses.

1981

Started sale of “Kenko Circular P.L.”
that does not affect the exposure function of the latest cameras.

1989

Started sale of “aosta Camera Bags”,
our own original camera bags.

1994

Started marketing Tokina lenses.

2000

Started sale of Cokin filters.

2001

Started marketing Slik tripods.

2004

Started sale of
“PRO1D Filters” that are fully optimized for digital SLR cameras.

2007

Started sale of Kenko exposure meters and color meters.

2009

Started sale of “Zeta” filters, the highest grade of filter in the digital era.

2011

Kenko merged with Tokina,
and the company name was changed to Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.

2016

Started sale of
“ZX” high grade filters that support 4K and 8K resolutions.

September 2017

Reach our 60th anniversary.

December 1957

Started sale of 16 types of filter known as “Kenko Deluxe Light Value Filters”.

1963

Started sale of “Kenko P.L. Filters”
that enables contrast adjustment for color photographs.

1981

Started sale of “Kenko Circular P.L.”
that does not affect the exposure function of the latest cameras.

1994

Started marketing Tokina lenses.

2001

Started marketing Slik tripods.

2007

Started sale of Kenko exposure meters and color meters.

2011

Kenko merged with Tokina,
and the company name was changed to Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.

September 2017

Reach our 60th anniversary.

International Filter
Photo Contest 2017-2018

We will hold the International Filter Photo Contest 2017-2018 to commemorate our 60th anniversary.

We will be accepting a wide range of entries of photographs taken using filter effects.

1st prize of 500,000 yen Currently accepting entries for the Spring/Summer contest (entries close on September 30, 2017).

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