Nikon Museum Special Collection 2 Chapter 2
Nikon Museum Special Collection 2     Chapter 2

Special Use Aero Nikkor

Special Use Aero Nikkor

Aero-Nikkor 15cm f/4.5

Aero-Nikkor 15cm f/4.5 1934

Aero-Nikkor 15cm f/4.5

A lens for aeronautical cameras for use in photographic measurement.
Showa 9 (1934)

Aero-Nikkor 15cm f/4.5 No. 151 1934

Tele-Nikkor 70cm f/5.6

Tele-Nikkor 70cm f/5.6 1938

Tele-Nikkor 70cm f/5.6

A lens for balloon-borne aeronautical cameras. In the early days of aerial photography, aerial photographs were taken using balloons rather than airplanes, so aeronautical cameras that were to be carried by balloons were developed. The camera had a simple structure that used dry plates, and was combined with interchangeable lenes with focal length from 70mm to 120mm.
Showa 13 (1938)

Tele-Nikkor 70cm f/5.6 1938

Tele-Nikkor 70cm f/5.6 1938

R-Aero-Nikkor 50cm f/5.6

R-Aero-Nikkor 50cm f/5.6 1944

R-Aero-Nikkor 50cm f/5.6

A lens for the second version of the first automatic aeronautical camera. With this camera, operations from exposure control to film rewind were automated using a motor. Nikon produced approximately 600 units of this model in approximately one year up till the end of the Second World War, production numbers for large-size aeronautical camera that were revolutionary at the time.
Showa 19 (1944)

R-Aero-Nikkor 50cm f/5.6 1944

Nikkor 12cm f/4.5 (prototype)

Nikkor 12cm f/4.5 (prototype) 1938

Nikkor 12cm f/4.5

A lens for aeronautical cameras with an angle of view of 80° .
Showa 13 (1938)

Nikkor 12cm f/4.5 (prototype) 1938

Nikkor 4.5cm f/18 (prototype)

Nikkor 4.5cm f/18 (prototype) 1938

Nikkor 4.5cm f/18 (prototype)

A lens for anaglyphic drafting machines. The drafting machine projects land surface images captured by aeronautical cameras at 30 to 60° angles, and traces the images to create anaglyphs. This is a projection lens for such drafting machines.
Showa 13 (1938)

Nikkor 4.5cm f/18 (prototype) 1938

12cm f/32

12cm f/32 1934

12cm f/32

A Hypergon type lens manufactured for gun cameras that inspect target practice. Nikon manufactured approximately ten units. A Hypergon lens is an ultra-wide angle lens that consists of two convex meniscus lenses with the same curvature radius.
Showa 9 (1934)

12cm f/32 1934

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