March 2005, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

March 2005, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

The Nikon S motor drives on the red carpet

March 19, 2005

Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5

Nikon S Motor Show

S Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5 Special

As you know, Nikon Corporation announced the release of the reproduction Nikon SP LIMITED EDITION with 35mm F1.8 lens on January 14th 2005. Only 2,500 units were made and only available in Japan.
Nikon began sales of the Nikon SP LIMITED EDITION on March 18th 2005.
The Tokyo meeting was held at NEXT DAY. Of course, the member already had the new Nikon SP LE!!

The main theme of the meeting was the special research of Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5 for the rangefinder Nikon. Several members brought their beautiful lenses and cameras.
And then, second theme of the meeting was the Nikon S motor show.
Also the rare pistol camera with Cine-Nikkor and Mikron were walking on the table.

The meeting was held in Haccho-bori in Tokyo near Ginza.
We enjoyed meeting in the Japanese spring air of the brilliant lumiere.

The beautiful back view of the strong cameras

Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5 and shade and cap

Black painted Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5 and black Nikon SP

Nice view of the Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5

Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5 with serious black Canon 7

Beautiful chrome shade meets the cool Leica IIIg

Very rare Wartz Japan shade for Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5

Special purpose lens based on Nikkor 8.5cm F1.5 (photos)

Precise engravings of the Nikon series VIII(8) filters

Gorgeous engravings of the Nikon 58mm filters

Small Accessories

We researched the Type P Copy Stand for Nikon S series.
An attachment lens and a conversion rig are stored in nice leather case.
When you use Nikkor 50mm F2.0 lens, you should attach the attachment lens on it.
If you use Nikkor 50mm F1.4 lens, you should attach the attachment lens on it by using conversion ring.

This beautiful Mikron 6X15 binoculars is early model.
The Mikron binoculars is small. However, it is efficient, and you can get the good scenery.

An attachment lens for 5cm F2 and a conversion rig for 5cm F1.4

A 5cm F2 attachment lens with a conversion rig for 5cm F1.4

Beautiful Mikron 6X15 with leather case

A pistol camera DORYU 2-16 with Cine-Nikkor

The following research is a 16mm camera like a joke.
This camera is a serious camera for the police, and not a toy.
It is a pistol camera DORYU 2-16 famous as rare and valuable camera.
The DORYU 2-16 has the same C mount as the 16mm movie camera.
A Cine-Nikkor 25mm F1.4 lens was able to be mounted in the DORYU 2-16 pistol camera.
You can find the small lens for GOLDECK 16 on the table.
A sniper who has the pistol is Ryu Koakimoto-san.

A pistol camera DORYU 2-16 with Cine-Nikkor 25mm F1.4

Engraving of DORYU 2-16

A pistol camera DORYU 2-16

Mr. Ryu Koakimoto and DORYU 2-16

The Nikon S motor drives on the red carpet

Nikon Corporation began sales of the Nikon SP LIMITED EDITION on March 18th 2005.
Only 2,500 units were made and only available in Japan.
The Tokyo meeting was held at next day, March 19th 2005.
Of course, the member already had the new Nikon SP LIMITED EDITION.

The Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo held "the Nikon S Motor Show".
The Nikon S motor drives on the red carpet.
Nikon SP with S36 motor, Nikon S3 with S36 motor, Nikon S3M with S72 motor and new Nikon SP LE with S36 motor were introduced.
Yes, Nikon S3M with S36 motor!!
It was great meeting.

Super collection

Great back view of the motor drive units for Nikon S

S36 motor and Nikon S3

Back view of the S36 motor drive unit

Is it Nikon S3 with S36 motor?

Yes, Nikon S3M with S36 motor!!

The Nikon SP Limited Edition motor model

Rangefinder Nikon just fit the motor drives

The Nikon S3M grand camera

The Nikon S motor drives on the red carpet

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