April 2010, Nikon Kenkyukai
April 2010, Nikon Kenkyukai

Rei-Sen (Mitsubishi Zero) photo by Sabro Sakai

April 17, 2010
Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo Meeting
NIKKOREX Collection
Old Nikkor Lenses
Mitsubishi Zero
Legendary Flying Ace
Saburo Sakai

NIKKOREX Collection Part 2

In the first session, we researched other NIKKOREX collection too on this meeting because the research on last month's NIKKOREX F collection was very happy.

Rare NIKKOREX Brochure

NIKKOREX by Nippon Kogaku


Very Cool NIKKOREX Collection



Nikon AUTO 35 Brochure

Nikon AUTO 35

You might think that NIKKOREX is like a toy camera. Because the shape is very pretty like boys and girls camera in 1950's. Please have the NIKKOREX by your hand. You will understand that NIKKOREX is a precision camera. Yes, NIKKOREX and Nikon are brothers.

NIKKOREX Collection and Olympus

Kenkyukai Ladies Model with Nikkor 35mm F1.4

Very Early Serial Numbered Nikkor Lenses

In the second session, we researched the product concerning very early serial numbered Nikkor lenses. We brought together various very early serial numbered Nikkor lenses.

Very Beautiful Old Nikkor Lenses

Cool Metal Lens Barrel

Nikkor 5cm F2 No. 80616

Nikkor 13.5cm F4

Very Early Serial Numbered COM Nikkor 37mm F1.4

COM Nikkor 37mm F1.4 with NIKKOREX Lens

Ryu's Press Lecture

Ryu Koakimoto, a professional photojournalist, reported about ship magazine and very historical photographs. The SHIP OF THE WORLD is a famous magazine in Japan of the vessel specialty. Ryu Koakimoto's photograph is published in the March edition and the April edition of the SHIP OF THE WORLD magazine in 2010.

Koakimoto reported the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in 1961. His purpose was taking a picture of the formation of the Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune, maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare. He also boarded the Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune! You can see his beautiful photograph in March edition of the SHIP OF THE WORLD magazine in 2010. And then, you can see this beautiful photograph about the KUROSHIO submarine of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in 1961. Please look at the April edition of the SHIP OF THE WORLD magazine in 2010.



In the explanation of the following photograph, Ryu Koakimoto's turboprop jet engine rotated at maximum speed!! Ryu-san showed us the photograph of the Rei-Sen (Zero-Sen, Mitsubishi A6M Zero) of which Sub-Lieutenant Saburo Sakai had taken a picture.

Historical Photos

All members got excited by Ryu Koakimoto's photos

Ryu Koakimoto explained a Mitsubishi Zero story to the members

Rei-Sen (Mitsubishi Zero) Photo taken by Sub-Lieutenant Saburo Sakai

Sub-Lieutenant Saburo Sakai (1916 - 2000) was a Japanese naval aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Sakai flew the legendary Rei-Sen (the Zero-Sen, Mitsubishi A6M Zero) fighter aircraft. Ryu Koakimoto printed the photograph with original negative film of which Sakai had taken a picture by his Leica camera.

SAMURAI and Sakai's Film
Photo: Copyright (c) 2010, Ryu Koakimoto, All Rights Reserved.

The negative film of which sub-lieutenant Sakai had taken a picture was being preserved by publication company's former president.

Flying Mitsubishi Zero Sky-high

Wabi-sabi, Zen and Mitsubishi Zero

Dynamic and Elegant Sky of Rei-Sen (Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
Photo taken by Sub-Lieutenant Saburo Sakai

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

Battleship YAMATO

This historical photo was printed from an original negative plate by Ryu Koakimoto. The photo was taken on October 30, 1941.

Japanese Battleship YAMATO Running Trials
October 30, 1941

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