Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6 Huge Daimajin
Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6 Huge Daimajin

Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6 Huge Daimajin

The Huge Daimajin Shipbuilding Lens
Nippon Kogaku Japan
Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6
Dream Big Dreams

Nippon Kogaku Japan

Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6

One of the more exotic and rare lenses for the Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR series.
The Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR consisted of six elements set in a heavy weight and black painted super fat barrel.

Shipbuilding Nikkor Lens

Do you know the usage of this lens?
The Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR is the lens for the production of a big ship.
Shipbuilding engineer needs to cut the steel board in accordance with the designed pattern.
The engineer projects a small pattern (40 cm x 40 cm) with the Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR on the steel board largely (400 cm x 400 cm) and cut the steel board.
Therefore, the lens is highly efficient and a Distortion is 0.00%!!!

Nikkor Lens for Shipbuilding Industry

The rim of the lens is engraved as "Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 1:5.6 f=400mm Nippon Kogaku Japan" with white painted character.
Nippon Kogaku is sign of the high-end performance and taciturn engineer spirit.
Weight is 3,850 grams.
We called Huge Daimajin. The Daimajin is a monster of 5 meters tall and was a star of the Japanese film in the 1960s.

There are the following 3 kinds of lenses in Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR.

- Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 250mm F5.6 (Weight 900 g)
- Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6 (Weight 3,850 g)
- Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 500mm F5.6 (Weight 6,000 g)

You can see very beautiful and gorgeous full body of the great lens.
And you can make the fantastic legend with this lens.

Very Gorgeous lens


Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6

Focal length :  400 mm
Max. aperture :  f/5.6
Min. aperture :  f/45
Lens construction :  6 elements in 4 groups
Standard magnification :  10X
Picture angle :  54°
Vignetting :  0% (at F8)
Standard wavelength :  350 nm - 700 nm
Distortion :  0.00%
Image area :  3,200 mm x 3,200 mm (4,525 mm⌀)
Subject area :  320 mm x 320 mm (452.5 mm⌀)
Overall working distance :  4,840 mm
Filter size : d=132 mm P=1
Mount :  Screw d=140 mm p=1.5 mm
Lens adapter plate o.d. :  188 mm
Weight :  3,850 g
Actual weight :  3,647 g

Release date :  1964
Price :
  528,000 Japanese YEN (1969)
  650,000 Japanese YEN (1974)
  650,000 Japanese YEN (1976)
  650,000 Japanese YEN (1977)

Lens Construction

Lens Construction

This lens has a special filter.
The frame of the filter is engraved with "for Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 1:5.6 f=400mm Nikon JAPAN". Actual weight is 262.5g.

132mm Filter
for Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 1:5.6 f=400mm Nikon JAPAN

Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6 Excellent Large Scale Lens

Sakura Hanami

In early spring, Japan is gripped by sakura fever. As the buds burst open in parks across Tokyo, picnics and hanami parties to view the blossoms are planned and stores sell special bento boxes, cherry blossom-flavored sweets and nice drinks.

Hanami is an important event in Japan. For kids it is a funny picnic. Also, it is funny picnic for industrial Nikkor lenses.

Fax-Ortho-NIKKOR 400mm F5.6 Huge Daimajin
Photo Taken in the Spring of 2002

Luxury Picnic Lens and Bar Kamiya's DENKI BRAN
Photo Taken in the Spring of 2019

Under the Sakura Sky

How to use the Daimajin Lens

Fujimoto-san actually uses this lens, so I would like to introduce you to his photography techniques.

Fujimoto Bros. Fax Ortho Nikkor 400mm F5.6 Daimajin
ujimoto Bros. Meets the Daimajin in Strong Summer

Lens is what you make it

A Big Gun on the Path


Copyright Michio Akiyama, Tokyo Japan 2002, 2021