The Nikon Museum Special Exhibition "Prototype Lenses"
The Nikon Museum Special Exhibition "Prototype Lenses"

Nikon Museum

Nikon Museum Special Exhibition

The Nikon Museum Special Exhibition
"Prototype Lenses - Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera"

Dates: October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 27, 2018 (Thu)
Place: Nikon Museum, Shinagawa Tokyo
Exhibits: Approx. 60 prototype lenses, Sample photos

Nikon Museum is holding a special exhibition entitled "Prototype Lenses - Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera" from October 2 to December 27, 2018.

In this exhibition, Nikon will exhibit approximately 60 prototypes of interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras produced from the 1950's to the 1980's. Each prototype was developed to test and verify new designs, functions and mechanics, and embodies the hard work and dedication of the developers. However, since many such prototypes were destroyed after testing, there have been few opportunities to exhibit them to the general public. This is a very rare exhibition and includes prototype lenses that never reached the mass production stage.

Nikon also exhibit photos taken by combinations of the 10 prototype lenses and the new Nikon Z 7 full-frame mirrorless camera released on August 23. You can experience the imaging capability of these prototype lenses by viewing photos taken with Nikon's latest mirrorless camera.

Autumn Sky of Nippon

Shinagawa Tokyo

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Michio Akiyama of the Nikon Kenkyukai member visited the Nikon museum on 2rd October of the opening date of the special exhibition.
Well, let's enjoy a special exhibition with us together.

Notes:
I would like to show you a special report for you who can not visit the Nikon museum in Tokyo Japan. You can get the large size image by clicking on the following imagess.

Pictures taken with Nikon Z 7 and Prototype Lenses
Photographer Naomichi Seo

Nikkor-S Auto 105mm F2.8, 1967

Nikkor-S Auto 105mm F2.8, 1967

Nikkor-S Auto 105mm F2.8 DT-1284, 1967

Nikkor-S Auto 105mm F2.8 No. 281053, 1967

AI Nikkor 28mm F1.4S, 1985

GN Auto Nikkor 35mm F2, 1967

GN Auto Nikkor 35mm F2 No. 281003, 1967

Nikkor 58mm F1.2, 1974

Reflex-Nikkor 400mm F8, 1962

Micro-Nikkor Auto 55mm F4, 1967

AI-OP Fisheye-Nikkor 10mm F2.8S No. 100221, 1981

AI-OP Fisheye-Nikkor 10mm F2.8S No. 100221, 1981

Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, 1984

Auto Nikkor Telephoto-Zoom 85 - 250mm F4, 1958

Zoom-Nikkor Auto 35 - 400mm F4.5, 1973

Let's see the inside of these display case from now!

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