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K1W1
10-26-2008, 03:12 AM
Do we own Nick-on or Nigh-con cameras?

Watching the Indy car race from Surfers this afternoon I was continually told that I was viewing the Nick-on Indy 300. My perception is that the vast majority of people in Australia at least would say that I own a Nigh-con camera. :confused::confused:

Rooz
10-26-2008, 03:27 AM
nick-on...just to annoy you. :D

ssil2000
10-26-2008, 05:11 AM
nik-on... so you can nik-off now :P

rawpaw18
10-26-2008, 05:15 AM
I think I hear mostly Nicken,
but this is the area of the country where most of the chickens are raised:)

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2008, 05:29 AM
Trust a K1W1 to ask a pronunciation question.:D

I've only ever heard it referred to a Nikon where a K is pronounced as a K should be. Nick-on.

Rest of post self editted to avoid insult to a mate (prior to posting).

rawpaw18
10-26-2008, 05:33 AM
Rest of post self editted to avoid insult to a mate (prior to posting).

Atta Boy, Seriously NIGH - KAHN

faisal
10-26-2008, 05:34 AM
it's called Ni-kon on my side of the world...though I've heard the rare Ny-kon

Actaeon
10-26-2008, 05:54 AM
On all of the European videos (not much, less than a handful) I've seen on digital photography in regards to a Nikon camera, it is pronounced "Nick-on".

Everyone in the US I've ever spoken to calls it "Nigh-con".

I wish I would have asked when I was at Photokina in 2006.

Jonathan

Visual Reality
10-26-2008, 07:00 AM
Everyone in the US I've ever spoken to calls it "Nigh-con".
Yup, same here. Never heard anyone say Nick-on, sounds ridiculous but that's probably what its supposed to be.

Paradox
10-26-2008, 07:25 AM
Always been Nick-on to everyone I've spoken to over here. But I've wondered the same thing before...Never thought to ask on the forum! :eek:

Camerajunkie
10-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Atta Boy, Seriously NIGH - KAHN

That's what I call it, and my sister who shoots with one, and everyone else I've ever spoken with. If I had to call it a Nick-on, I'd switch to Canon. :p

zqfmbg
10-26-2008, 12:54 PM
If you wanted to be really pedantic, the Japanese say "nee-koan". :) (As do all the Flash videos on imaging.nikon.com...)

TFitch85
10-26-2008, 02:35 PM
Pretty much everyone I know, including myself pronouce it "n-eye-kon".. But I live in the US.. most people overseas, I hear them pronounce it like "knee-kon".. I say, whatever floats your boat!!

fionndruinne
10-26-2008, 04:19 PM
In English-based countries it's Nigh-con. As it should be! If you speak something else you can call it whatever you want to.:p

britkev
10-26-2008, 07:47 PM
The current US TV ad campaign for the D90 talks of Nigh-con cameras and Nick-or lenses

ssil2000
10-26-2008, 08:11 PM
but we all know everything in the US is backwards so it must be nick-on :)

K1W1
10-26-2008, 08:44 PM
but we all know everything in the US is backwards so it must be nick-on :)

if it's backwards it would be noc-hgin or no-kcin

:D:D:D

Turo
10-26-2008, 08:59 PM
The current US TV ad campaign for the D90 talks of Nigh-con cameras and Nick-or lenses

That's how I've always said it. I've actually never heard Nick-on either. :confused:

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2008, 09:00 PM
In English-based countries it's Nigh-con. As it should be! If you speak something else you can call it whatever you want to.:p

Don't you mean in American based countries its Nigh-con. And perhaps New Zealand:D

Judging this thread it sounds like Australia and England are universally Nick-on.

K1W1
10-26-2008, 09:37 PM
Judging this thread it sounds like Australia and England are universally Nick-on.


So which part of New Zealand does Melbourne belong to? It's Nigh-con in the camera shops here.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-26-2008, 10:24 PM
Really, I've never even heard than pronounciation.

Prospero
10-27-2008, 03:25 AM
Here in the Netherlands we say Nickon, although a view people say Neeckon.

I think it should be Nickon, because Nikon is a sort of abbreviation of Nippon Kogukawa (the name of the company in the old days) :)
It makes no sense pronouncing Nippon as Nigh-ppon, after all.

Tomcat
10-27-2008, 05:18 AM
I used to collect samuri swords. One book I have tells to pronounce our vowels. The letter "I" is pronounced like a long "E" and I think the "O" is long O. If this is true then it wouls be Knee Cone or Knee Koan. I think these would sound alike.

If you wanted to be really pedantic, the Japanese say "nee-koan". :) (As do all the Flash videos on imaging.nikon.com...)

For me it's Ny con.

shshsh
10-28-2008, 11:31 AM
Do we own Nick-on or Nigh-con cameras?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon

Click on the "listen" link - and you will here a Japanese voice pronouncing it more like "Nick-on". :D