This Nikon-Made Nikkor Lens Clock Wakes You Up to the Sound of a D4 Shutter


We’ve seen all manner of household items take on the shape of your favorite lens (think mugs, humidifiers and portable speakers), but this is the first time we’ve seen a full-fledged alarm clock lens. And what’s more, this Nikkor-inspired clock is being made and given away by Nikon itself!

Now, before you get excited, only people in Japan are currently eligible to win one of these puppies; but given the amount of attention it’s getting online we wouldn’t be surprised if Nikon eventually released something similar in the rest of the world.



The alarm clock, which is modelled after a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, is part of a giveaway by Nikon Japan to anybody who can prove they purchased any number of Nikkor lenses. But this isn’t just another novelty item shaped like a lens, Nikon went further than that.

When it’s time to wake up for the day, the clock will rouse you using the sound of the Nikon’s D4 shutter — it’ll sound like this. By the looks of it, turning off the alarm involves flipping the AF to MF switch.

At the beginning of the year Nikkor celebrated its 80th birthday, and if Google Translate can be trusted this is the final piece of celebration Nikon is putting together in honor of that landmark. To learn more about the giveaway and the lens, head over to the Nikon Japan website by clicking here (translated here).

(via Nikon Rumors)

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  • Vlad Dusil

    File this under “things the world doesn’t need but most certainly WANTS”.

  • videoflyer

    I don’t even own a Nikon. I’m a Pentax man. And I STILL want this!

  • Mike

    More thought went into this than the Df.

  • Renato Murakami

    You can basically open a huge business by recycling broken lens and gear pieces into something else… how many photographers out there wouldn’t want a gear themed house or something? Lens cloth rugs, slr sofas, enlarger table?/polaroid table, what else?

  • Vladislav

    I want this so badly TAKE MY MONEY RIGHT NOUW!!!!!

  • tpereira

    Why does the D4 use AF-S (G) lenses if it has a built-in focus motor?

  • Dan

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate that the url is …/ararm.mp3 ?

  • Bristol

    God, that sounds irritating! Whatever happened to waking up to Judas Priest?

  • Ian

    Same here – Canon guy – but this thing is sweet!

  • Eugene Chok

    someone i know left a lens mug on the front seat of their car… smashed window missing mug…. yea lol I’m over this stuff

  • Anthony

    I was wondering if people ever stole these things. They do look pretty realistic sometimes. What a let down to any thief. I would love to have one though although my girlfriend probably wouldn’t feel as strongly about it.

  • Norshan Nusi

    Sony should make one of these, with the sound of A7R shutter sound.

  • Renato Murakami

    Heh, I have a couple of them. But I’d never leave them on the front seat of my car… Good thing my car is so old and looks so trashy muggers probably don’t give it a second look. :P

  • Mari Buckley

    LOL!!!! I noticed that too ;)

  • Al

    Shut up and take my money already!!!! :-)

  • stella79

    were can i buy 1

  • Jonathan Beaulieu

    a lot faster focus !!!!!

  • crummett

    Shut up and TAKE MY MONEY!

  • Oj0

    Judging by the MP3, the buffer filled up quickly towards the end :P

    There’s no need to shut up or take my money, just give me one of these already!