June 2009, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

June 2009, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

The Nikon F 50th Anniversary Special

June 20, 2009

Tokyo Meeting

Hello Big Happy Nikon F

The 50th Anniversary

of its Legendary

Grand Nikon F System

Tokyo Meeting in June 2009, Ginza Tokyo

The Nikon F 50th Anniversary Special

The Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo is pleased to announce the 50th anniversary of SLR camera Nikon F released in June 1959.
The Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo congratulated the 50th anniversary of Nikon F and held a special meeting in Tokyo, Ginza.
Akihiko Suzuki spread the special carpet on the table. This original green carpet was used in new product show of Nikon F in 1959!!!

Original Green Carpet for Nikon F 1959

Very Super Rare Nikon F Introduction Material 1959

Super Rare Nikon F Instruction Manual 1959

Kenkyukai Presentaion

First of all, Akihiko Suzuki lectured on the structure of very Early Nikon F.

Akihiko Suzuki lectured on the structure of very Early Nikon F

Very Early Instruction Manual of Nikon F

Next, Ryu Koakimoto, professional photojournalist, lectured on Nikon with the professional photographer.
He explained that most professional photographer had used Nikon camera in the Festival de Cannes in the 1960's and 2008.

Ryu Koakimoto explained that Nikon and the Festival de Cannes in 1960's

Technical Masterpiece of Nikon F

We made comparative study from Suzuki-san's collection of the following very early Nikon F cameras.

1.   Technical Masterpiece of Nikon F (Nikon F Cut Model)
2.   Body Number #4 of Nikon F
3.   Body Number #43 of Nikon F
4.   Body Number #106 of Nikon F
5.   Body Number #565 of Nikon F
6.   Body Number #1347 of Nikon F

This technical masterpiece of Nikon F (Nikon F cut model) keeps the original.
Because old early Nikon F was used by the professional photographer, and is not keeping the original by their maintenance.
Original not maintained Nikon F is very important to research old early Nikon F.

Technical Masterpiece of Nikon F (Nikon F Cut Model)

Nikon F #6400027

Nikon F #6400027

Ryu Koakimoto actually tried taking a picture in old Nikon F.
He took a picture in the Nikon F #6400027(body number #43) with the cloth shutter curtain.

Ryu Koakimoto and Nikon F #6400027

Vintage Nikon F

The Kenkyukai member put many of Nikon F such as wonderful 64000F, 6400F and 640F on the table. You can see wonderful, beautiful, various Nikon F.

Boxed Nikon F #6400960

Old Nikon F and New Nikon F

Beautiful Black Nikon F #6405268

Special Number MIKRON Binoculars

The performance is excellent though MIKRON binoculars are very small. These binoculars have a special serial number. Yes, they are No. #121110 and No. #121111. It is wonderful.
Have you seen a leather hard case for MIKRON with a limited manufacturing?

Special Numbered MIKRON

Special Hard Case for MIKRON

MIKRON in the Hard Case

The Nikon F 50th Anniversary Special with Kenkyukai Members

We all boys celebrated 50 years old birthday of Nikon F.
We declared from Tokyo, "Congratulations on 50 year old birthday of Nikon F".

The Nikon F 50th Anniversary Special with Kenkyukai Members

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