Mookalafalas wrote in post #14329560
Actually, he pronounces it correctly, or more correctly than Americans. It's a Japanese company. "I" is pronounced as it is in Spanish or Italian, as a very short "ee" sound
. He is pronouncing it like the "i" in the word "hit", which is how it's pronounced in Chinese as well.
Well, you're right.....
.....but "we" foreigners have taken-and-changed plenty of Japanese words, such as "sushi", "sumo", "karate", "typhoon", and now use them as if we made them up in the first place.
Even company names, like "Mazda", "Nissan" and "Toyota" are common-language outside of Japan....but pronounced "incorrectly".
So, it matters not an iota how anyone pronounces "Nikon".
And back on topic, this new lens is looking like a real winner!
I'm itching to see more results, and to hear how it works out for all the people who are rushing to "be the first" to own it.
Think I'll be ordering one in the summer.....all things being equal.
Simon (in Japan.....though I'll be ordering my lens from the USA, 'cos it works out cheaper that way!!!! )