January 2005, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report
Reflex Nikkor 1000mm F6.3 Big Bazooka
January 15, 2005
Bazooka 1000mm F6.3
Nikon F Deep Reserch
W-Nikkor 2.8cm F3.5
Tokyo Bazooka Meeting
The day Nikon SP revived
January 14th 2005.
Nikon Corporation announced the release of
the reproduction Nikon SP LIMITED EDITION with 35mm/1.8 lens.
The price will be 690,000 Yen and only available in Japan.
Only 2,500 units will be made.
The Tokyo meeting was held on January 15th of the next day.
Akiyama reported on his impression about
the Nikon SP LE working model
Next, Neko-san showed us some old Mikron porro prism binoculars.
The chrome plating was a very beautiful binoculars.
We will continue the research of old Nikon binoculars.
The main theme of the meeting was the special research of Nikkor 2.8cm F3.5
for the rangefinder Nikon.
Several members brought their beautiful lenses and cameras.
The lenses of 34 series and 71 series were on the table.
And then, second theme of the meeting was the Reflex Nikkor 1000mm F6.3 huge lens.
The meeting was held in Shintomi-cyo in Tokyo near Ginza.
We enjoyed meeting in the Japanese traditional style conference room of the tatami mat.
Beautiful Mikron porro prism binoculars
W-Nikkor 2.8cm F3.5 No. 712799
2.8cm attachment (Third party made)
Cool early Variframe finder engraving
W-Nikkor 2.8cm F3.5 No. 718444
2.8cm attachment (Nippon Kogaku made)
Gorgeous Variframe finder and black Nikon
Canon 2.8cm F3.5 with Nikon S2
W-Nikkor 2.8cm F3.5 No. 346363 and No. 719318
A beautiful line up of Nikon and finders
New brochure of the Nikon SP Limited Edition
Precise mechanism of the Nikon F
A very deep lecture of the Nikon F started.
Of course, the lecturer is Mr. Nikon F, Suzuki-san.
Adjustment spacer is inserted in the part where the finder screen is set up.
Parts No. of adjustment spacer is "20FB1-2106".
Adjustment spacer of the thickness of
0.05, 0.06, 0.07, 0.08, 0.09, 0.10, 0.11 and 0.12mm are stored in the parts box.
We measured the thickness of the adjustment spacer with a Mitsutoyo digital micrometer.
The thickness of the all adjustment spacer was correct.
We were surprised, and we were amazed for Nippon Kogaku way.
Because, it is accuracy on man's eyes which does not understand.
Adjustment spacer stored in a parts case (parts No. 20FB1-2106)
Nikon F mirror box
Adjustment of a digital micrometer
Nikon F finder parts of correct accuracy
Big Bazooka Nikkor
Suzuki-san showed us his Huge super rare Nikkor lens.
Yes, Reflex Nikkor 1000mm F6.3 !!
This lens was Nikon's first mirror lens for 35mm cameras.
Nippon Kogaku have had the experience of manufacturing the astronomical telescope since before.
Therefore, Nippon Kogaku was able to manufacture this super huge telephoto lens.
The serial number starts by 631000 is the lens for F mount which does not use the N-F ring.
This lens and the metal case weighs 40 pounds!
The lens and the metal case weighs 40 pounds!
Reflex - NIKKOR f=100cm 1:6.3
A HUGE lens and huge reversible metal lens shade
Reflex - NIKKOR f=1000mm 1:6.3 No. 631047
The topside includes carrying handles
Very smooth bellows focusing of F mount
Built in filters at the rear of the Saturn V Rocket Engine!
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