May 2010, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

May 2010, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

Larry Burrows, a Great Photojournalist

May 15, 2010

Tokyo Meeting

Nikon F2 Collection

35 Special

Robert Capa and

Larry Burrows

Nikon F2 Collection

The Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo Meeting in May held in near Ginza Tokyo.
The first session, well, the verification by real machines of the Nikon F2 feature that was the main theme started.
A member brought his Nikon F2 cameras in.
They were six F2 motor cameras and a Leica camera.

Six Nikon F2 cameras and a Leica were in his bag

Really Great Nikon F2 Motor Drives

Big Tiny Nikkor Lens and F2

Beautiful Primitive SLR Camera Nikon F2

Very Early Nikon F2 Camera

35 Special Collection

The next session, we researched the product concerning 35.
We brought together various Nikkor 35mm lenses.
In theis session, we saw the Nikkor 35mm F2.8 lens, Macro Nikor 35mm F2.8 lenses and TV-Nikkor 35mm F0.9 lens.

Professional Powered Nikon F with Nikkor 35mm F2.8

Nikon F ASAHI News Paper Press Model

Black Painted Leica with S Nikkor Lens

Nikkor 35mm and Nikkor 35mm Lenses

Very Beautiful Image by TV-Nikkor 35mm F0.9 Lens

Of course, these are Nikkor 35mm lenses(for 4x5 inch large format view cameras)

Very Nice Macro Image by Little Tiny Nikkor Lens

Very Beautiful Nikkor Lens

Ryu's Press Lecture

Mr. Ryu Koakimoto, a professional photojournalist, reported two photojournalists to us.
He put LIFE magazine on the collection table.
And, he introduced Robert Capa and Larry Burrows to us while seeing the photograph of the LIFE magazine.

Ryu Koakimoto and Kenkyukai Members

Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Army's Five-Star General, June 19, 1944, LIFE

Beachheads of Normandy

Very Powerful Strong Press Photos

Capa's Great Work in Normandy

LIFE Magazine and War

Robert Capa and Larry Burrows

Ryu Koakimoto had the experience of coming across Robert Capa in Japan.
It is 1954 when Ryu Koakimoto was still a student. He was to have seen Capa who was taking a picture at Tokyo Station. Capa was taking a picture by Nikon S with Nikkor 50mm F1.4 lens.
However, he died in the battlefield.

Larry Burrows, English Photojournalist

If one of the great photojournalists makes it to Capa in World War II, the star photographer of the Vietnam war is correspondent Larry Burrows of the LIFE magazine.

Larry Burrows reported the great article "One Ride with Yankee Papa 13" in the LIFE magazine. He wearing his Nikon F and Leica cameras.
Ryu Koakimoto was covering the news in Saigon in 1965 of the Vietnam war.
He looked for Larry Burrows in the battlefield.
However, Ryu Koakimoto was not able to meet Larry Burrows.
He also has died in the battlefield. It was 1971.

Larry Burrows Wearing his Nikon F and Leica Cameras

From Michio Akiyama;
Please read a Japanese page by the computer translation if you want to read a detailed article.

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