July 2009, Nikon Kenkyukai
July 2009, Nikon Kenkyukai

Dr. Zyun Koana and his wonderful lens world

July 18, 2009
Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo Meeting
The 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Show and Tell
Micro Four Thirds Camera
Dr. Zyun Koana Special Exhibition

Kabukiza Theater

The July Nikon Kenkyukai meeting was held right near the Kabukiza Theater in Ginza, Tokyo. Kabukiza, which has a long history, will be demolished for reconstruction next year. Sayonara performances are currently being held.

Grand Kabuki Performance held in July

Countdown to the final show

Crest of Kabukiza Theater

Amulet at the Main Entrance

Kabukiza Theatre Final Performance

Apollo 40th Anniversary Special

July 20th is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11. The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum opened the 40th anniversary site named 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

The Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo held a special lecture meeting in commemoration of the 40th Apollo 11 anniversary. The lecturer is Ryu Koakimoto who covers the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969 in the United States and who explained by live telecast.

Ryu Koakimoto's Apollo 11 Memorial Album

Ryu Koakimoto covered news by using Nikon SP and Nikon S3. He also used 135mm telephoto lens. In 1969, the most photojournalists used Nikon F and motor drive with very long telephoto lens. However, his Nikon SP and Nikon S3 did great work.

Ryu Koakimoto's NASA Official Photo Collection

NASA Officially Released Photos

Show and Tell

A wonderful lecture meeting ended. The member, Nikon Kenkyukai put its favorite one on the table.

Nikon Rice Koshihikari

Nikon Rice by Tochigi Nikon

Do you know Tochigi Nikon was selling rice? These are collections of the paper bag of Nikon rice. And a valuable collection lined up as follows on the table.

How to Cook Delicious Rice

Nikon F Mount 40th Aniv. Clock

Nikkor 5cm F2 Original Boxed Outfit

Black Nikkor F

Rare Nikkor 5cm F2 Lenses with Case

Rare but Beautiful Nikkor 5cm F2 Lenses

Red Maru-Ko Engraving

Very Rare Nikkor 5cm F2 Red Maru-Ko Lenses

Tokyo Meeting at Ginza, Tokyo

Nikkor Lenses and Micro Four Thirds Camera

The micro four thirds digital camera of a new model was put on the market from Olympus. Some old enlarger lenses suit the micro four thirds digital camera Olympus E-P1. Hatsu introduced us his special old lens collection and his Olympus E-P1.

The first Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus

Old Enlarger lenses

The Hermes 5.5cm F3.5 go with Olympus

Dr. Zyun Koana Special Exhibition

Michio Akiyama introduced us the Dr. Zyun Koana Special Exhibition. The title of the exhibition is "Dr. Zyun Koana and his wonderful lens world". The place where the exhibition is held is the Komaba Museum, University of Tokyo. The exhibition is held from July 18, 2009 to September 23, 2009.

Dr. Zyun Koana Special Exhibition

Dr. Zyun Koana and his wonderful lens world

Doctor Zyun Koana was a science professor of University of Tokyo. He is the first doctor of the "Asahi Camera", Japanese shutterbug magazine. Dr. Koana demanded the lens which has over 1,000 lines/mm resolution as for the super-micro photographs to Nippon Kougaku. He did the reduction copy of all the English novel 330 pages into a small postage stamp size using Ultra Micro Nikkor 29.5mm F1.2 lens. You will be able to see Dr. Koana's great study results and his Ultra Micro Nikkor collections in the special exhibition.

Komaba Museum, The University of Tokyo

Nikon Aspherical Ophthalmoscopic Lens

Beautiful Nikon 20D and 33D

A Cool Evening

Well, the July Tokyo meeting was over. Some thirsty members went to a beer bar. The Nikon camera discussion will continue in the second half.





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