Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 Far Eastern Traditional Weekend
Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 Far Eastern Traditional Weekend

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8, Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita Hakone

Far Eastern Traditional Weekend

I stayed in Fujiya Hotel for three days with my family for taking a picture of Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 lens.
The Fujiya Hotel, which was established in 1878, has been renowned globally as one of the most classical resort hotels in Japan.
Also the Fujiya is the grandest, most majestic hotel in Japan.
I believe it is one of the loveliest historic hotel in Japan. I love this hotel for its comfortably old-fashioned atmosphere, including a Japanese-style roof.

Miyanoshita Station Hakone

The Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita Hakone


Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8, Oriental Sunroom

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8

In 1968 Tokyo, Nippon Kogaku released four kinds of Printing Nikkor lenses to the professional and critical market.
They were Printing Nikkor 75mm F2.8, 95mm F2.8, 105mm F2.8 and 150mm F2.8.
I had already collected the Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 lens.
Recently I obtained her younger sister, the Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 lens.
As you know, Printing Nikkor Lenses are designed for precision optical printing where extremely high resolution, zero distortion and minimal aberations are required.

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8, Japanese Old Shade

Outstanding Performance

Printing Nikkor lenses virtually eliminate all optical, especially chromatic, aberations.
All Printing Nikkor lenses provide outstanding performance at the specified standard magnification, as well as the entire usable magnification range.

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8, Collection of Vintage Books

Great Big High End Lens

I do'nt have the specification of this lens 105mm F2.8.
Then, I want to show you the specification of the second generation lens 105mm F2.8A.

Japanese Garden

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8, M=1 Power Engine

Backyard of Tea Lounge


Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8A

Focal length :  103.9 mm
Max. aperture :  f/2.8
Min. aperture :  f/11
Lens construction :  14 elements, 6 groups
Usable magnification range :  1/1X
Corrected chromatic aberration range :  400 nm - 800 nm
Vignettings :  0%
Distortion :  0.0000000000% (1/1X)
Aerial resolving power :  240 lines/mm (center, 1/1X)
Aerial resolving power :  180 lines/mm (60mm⌀, 1/1X)
Image size :  60 mm⌀
Original size :  60 mm⌀
Image distance at standard magnification :  388 mm
Weight :  375 g
Price :  550,000 Japanese YEN (1994)

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8, Old Guide of Airplane Travel

Dinner in the Summer Retreat

You can touch the wooden windows and long wooden corridors with photographs of famous guests. Many famous people including Albert Einstein, Hellen Keller, Margaret Thatcher, and Japan's emperors have visited the Fujiya.
John Lennon, Yoko Ono and their little son stayed long in the summer of 1978.

Dinner Time

The Fujiya (French Cuisine)

I have put the Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 lens on the table at main dining room where Mr. John Lennon enjoyed Japanese summer dinner someday.
Hakone, wind cool from mountain high.

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 Meets Mount Fuji

Cold Appetizer

Main Dinner with the LENS

Cold Dessert


Photos taken place: Fujiya Hotel, Hakone Japan
Special Thanks to the Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita Hakone, Japan.
I enjoyed the hospitality that has come from over 120 years of history.

These all photos were taken at the Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita.
I have obtained the Web publishing permission in the photos from the Fujiya Hotel.

How to use the Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8

I custom made the Nikon F mount adapter (Adjusting Ring) to use the Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 lens.

Nikon F Mount Adapter for Printing Nikkor

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 Photography

I would like to show you the some photographs taken by the Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8 Lens.
You can get the large size image by clicking on the following some photographs.

Cosmos Shining in the Fluorescent

Flower of a Wild Cosmos

Leaf at Midsummer

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8

Flower in Japanese Autumn

Cluster Amaryllis

Sakura at Early Spring

Brilliant Fine Sakura


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