August 2011, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

August 2011, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

Great Vintage Nikkor 5cm F2.8 No. 2808

August 20, 2011

Nikon Kenkyukai

30th Anniversary

Vintage Early Nikkor

Super Tokyo Meeting

The Ohi Plant, Nikon Corporation

The Nikon Kenkyukai visited Ohi plant which is the head temple called holy place of Nikon.
Nikon Ohi plant is located in Shinagawa, Tokyo.
The modern building in a Nikon Ohi plant is the Ohi West Building.
We gathered to the lobby of the first floor.

The Nikon Kenkyukai Attacked the Nikon

The Ohi West Building, Nikon Corporation

The purpose of visit is to join in the study meeting about the Nikkor lenses before World War II.
This year, 2011 is the 30th anniversary of the Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo.
Also, we visited the Nikon Ohi plant to say the greeting of the 30th anniversary.

Mr. Tetsuro Goto, a Nikon Fellow, director of laboratory research and development at Nikon Japan, welcomed us very warmly. Thank you, Mr. Goto.

Mr. Tetsuro Goto
Director of Laboratory Research and Development at Nikon Japan

The 30th Anniversary of the Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo

The study meeting began from the presentation session.
First, Nobuji Hatsushiba gave a lecture about "Grand Story of the 30 Years History of Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo".
Hatsu told the history for 30 years by many photographs and literature data. Thank you, Hatsu.

30 Years History of Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, 1981-2011

The Main Theme of Nikon Kenkyukai

Nikon and Kenkyukai Chronology

Nikkor Lenses before World War II

Next, Mr. Mikio Itoh, Nikon Archives performed the wonderful lecture about the "Nikkor Lenses before World War II". Thank you, Mr. Itoh.

Mikio Itoh's Presentation, Nikkor Lenses before World War II

Mr. Mikio Itoh, Nikon Archives

Very Early Nikkor Lenses and Cameras

Hatsushiba performed the wonderful lecture about "A Special Study of the Anytar Lenses". Thank you, Hatsu.

A Special Study of the Anytar Lenses

Difference between Early and Later Model

Workshop Session

Many great famous engineers of Nikon joined in the study meeting.
Mr. Kosho Miura and Mr. Kohei Kawaji joined from the Goto laboratory.
Furthermore, Mr. Haruo Sato and Mr. Kouichi Ohshita joined from the development headquarters.
Yes. Mr. Haruo Sato and Mr. Kouichi Ohshita are the authors of "The Thousand and One Nights of Nikkor lenses" as you know.

Mr. Goto and Optical Engineers of Nikon Corporation

Great KWANON Cameras on the Table, Kawagoe Collection

Very Beautiful KWANON and Nikkor Collection

Hansa KWANON and Very Vintage Nikkor Lenses

Very Rare SEIKI and NIKKO Tags, Kawagoe Collection

Kawagoe-san show us his KWANON Collection

Mr. Goto and Vintage Cameras with White Gloves

White Mask Nikkor 5cm F4.5

Nikkor 5cm F3.5

SEIKI-KOGAKUTOKYO KWANON

Nikkor 5cm F3.5

KWANON Camera

White Mask Nikkor 5cm F3.5

Black Mask Nikkor 5cm F2.8, Nikon Archives's Collection

The Phantom Nikkor Lens, Nikon Archives's Collection

Lily Hand Camera and Glass Film Plate Folder

The Lily hand camera is a Japanese vintage camera made by Rokuoh-sha(predecessors of Konica). The old camera on a table is the Lily hand camera. This Lily hand camera is mounted Nikkor lens.

Lily Hand Camera with Nikkor 12cm F4.5

Nippon Kogaku's Glass Film Plate Folder

Nippon Kogaku's Beautiful Wooden Craft

The Anytar Lens Show

The main theme of this meeting is research of the Anytar Lens.
Please look at the web site of NIKON about the Anytar lens, if you do not know about this very old lens.

Exciting Anytar Lens Show Started

Left: Nikkor 12cm F4.5, Right: Anytar 12cm F4.5

Left: Anytar 12cm F4.5, Right: Anytar 10.7cm F4.5, Nikon Archives's Collection

Anytar 12cm F4.5, Nikon Archives's Collection

Anytar 12cm F4.5 and Nikon F

How to use the Anytar Lens with Nikon F

Great Macro Works with Anytar 12cm F4.5 Lens

Coolpix meets the Anytar Lens

What a Great Macro Lens! Anytar 12cm!

The Exciting Workshop in Nikon Ohi Place

A Wonderful Photograph by the Anytar

Mr. Ryu Koakimoto, a professional photo journalist, challenged the photography using the Anytar 12cm F4.5 lens.

Ryu Koakimoto and Anytar 12cm F4.5

Ryu Koakimoto meets the Anytar 12cm F4.5 Super Vintage Lens

This original photograph is very excellent.
The Anytar lens is old.
However, it is not old.
It is a lens like old proud samurai.

KOAKIMOTO, Ryu


Super Tokyo Meeting in Nikon Ohi Plan by Anytar 12cm F4.5 Lens

The Ohi West Building, Nikon Corporation

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