December 2009, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

December 2009, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

A Super Tokyo Session with Nikon Goto Laboratory

A Super Tokyo Session with Nikon Goto Laboratory

December 19, 2009

Nikon Kenkyukai

Tokyo Meeting

A Super Tokyo Session

Nikon Goto Laboratory

Mr. Tetsuro Goto, A General Manager of Goto Laboratory

Mr. Tetsuro Goto, A General Manager of Goto Laboratory

Mr. Hirobumi Suzuki, An Execuitive Staff of Goto Laboratory

Mr. Hirobumi Suzuki, An Execuitive Staff of Goto Laboratory

Mr. Kohei Kawaji, An Execuitive Staff of Goto Laboratory

Mr. Kohei Kawaji, An Execuitive Staff of Goto Laboratory

Nikon Goto Laboratory

As you know, Nikon corporation established the imaging product R & D laboratory, Goto Laboratory in the summer of 2009.
Mr. Tetsuro Goto, Nikon fellow, general manager of imaging product R & D laboratory, imaging company of Nikon corporation is the boss.
The Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo held the meeting with the Goto laboratory for the first time in the world.

A Super Tokyo Session with Nikon Goto Laboratory

A Super Tokyo Session was held in the conference room of a Japanese style (Tatami mats room) near Ginza in Tokyo.
Our super guests are the following.

Imaging company Nikon corporation
Mr. Tetsuro Goto, Nikon Fellow, General manager of Goto Laboratry
Mr. Hirobumi Suzuki, Executive staff of Goto Laboratry
Mr. Kohei Kawaji, Executive staff of Goto Laboratry

Tetsuro Goto began his presentation.

50 years have passed from Nikon F
Challenge, Glory, and Now R & D of Nikon
- And, the Future of Nikon -

Related links:
(The following links are Japanese language so please use a computer translation software)
Interview to Mr. Goto Tetsuto: About Nikon Goto Laboratry
Mr. Kohei Kawaji, a conceptor of Nikon D3

A Super Tokyo Session Started

A Super Tokyo Session Started

Special Talk of Tetsuro Goto

Special Talk of Tetsuro Goto

Tetsuro Goto Explained New Nikon's Concept

Tetsuro Goto Explained New Nikon's Concept

His Nikon F2 Titan Goto Special

His Nikon F2 Titan Goto Special

Titan Named Body and Iron Plate Back and Photomic S

Titan Named Body and Iron Plate Back and Photomic S
Nikon F2 Titan Goto Special

Nikon Space Camera

In the following session, Tetsuro Goto explained the space camera of Nikon.
The almost NASA's film photograph was taken by using Nikon and Hasselblad.
The film of about 70 percent was taken by Nikon camera.
All the digital photographies using SLR were taken by Nikon camera. As you know, Kodak digital SLR was manufactured by Nikon.

* From Nikon News
NASA Orders D3S Digital SLR Cameras and Interchangeable Lenses from Nikon
Dec 21, 2009

From Nikon F Mount 50 Years to Space Nikon

From Nikon F Mount 50 Years to Space Nikon

The Space Camera of Nikon

The Space Camera of Nikon

History of the Space Camera of NASA

History of the Space Camera of NASA

Tetsuro Goto Explained Us Why the Space Camera is Nikon

Tetsuro Goto Explained Us Why the Space Camera is Nikon

Welcome Presentation

Akihiko Suzuki, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo did presentation that welcomed Nikon Goto laboratry.
Akihiko Suzuki explained by the theme "Why the very early Nikon F shutter was made by cloth curtain?".
A new fact has been understood from the content that Mr. Masahiko Fuketa, Mr. Takateru Koakimoto and Mr. Shigetada Fukuoka spoke in 1996.

Akihiko Suzuki Explained Nikon F Cloth Shutter Curtain Model

Akihiko Suzuki Explained Nikon F Cloth Shutter Curtain Model

Masahiko Fuketa, Takateru Koakimoto and Shigetada Fukuoka in 1996

Masahiko Fuketa, Takateru Koakimoto and Shigetada Fukuoka in 1996

We Enjoyed Super Session with Goto Laboratory

We Enjoyed Super Session with Goto Laboratory

Super Session by Nikon F #6400027 and Nikon S3M with S72 Motor

The last session was a project of installing the film in Nikon F #6400027 and Nikon S3M with S72 motor and taking a picture actually!!
Comfortable shutter sound of Nikon F #6400027 cloth shutter curtain model!
Dynamic motor sound of vintage Nikon S3M with S72 Motor drive!
We all got excited and enjoyed super vintage Nikon collection.

The Nikon Vintage Camera was Put on a Small Stage

The Nikon Vintage Camera was Put on a Small Stage

Research of a Historical Nikon Camera is Important

Research of a Historical Nikon Camera is Important

Research of a Historical Nikon Camera is Important

Hirobumi Suzuki Reserched Vintage Nikon Cameras

Hirobumi Suzuki Reserched Vintage Nikon Cameras

Perfect Working Condition of Nikon S3M and S72 Motor

Perfect Working Condition of Nikon S3M and S72 Motor

Original Nikon F #6400027 Cloth Shutter Curtain Model

Original Nikon F #6400027 Cloth Shutter Curtain Model

Ryu Koakimoto Installed Film in Nikon F #6400027

Ryu Koakimoto Installed Film in Nikon F #6400027

Hirobumi Suzuki and Nikon F #6400027

Hirobumi Suzuki and Nikon F #6400027

Ryu Koakimoto Drives Nikon S3M at High Speed

Ryu Koakimoto Drives Nikon S3M at High Speed

Hideki Fujita and Tetsuro Goto

Hideki Fujita and Tetsuro Goto

Michio Akiyama and Tetsuro Goto

Michio Akiyama and Tetsuro Goto

Akihiko Suzuki and Tetsuro Goto

Akihiko Suzuki and Tetsuro Goto

Kohei Kawaji Reserched TV Nikkor 35mm F0.9

Kohei Kawaji Reserched TV Nikkor 35mm F0.9

A Super Tokyo Session with Nikon Goto Laboratory

A Super Tokyo Session with Nikon Goto Laboratory

Taimeiken Restaurant

Taimeiken of Nihonbashi Tokyo is a restaurant of establishment in 1931.
Taimeiken restaurant is famous in old Japanese style European cuisines.
Tetsuro Goto gave us Nikon wine. Yes, Nikon wine.
Very nice Nikon wine was served at table by a sommelier in the Taimeiken.

Cheers!! Nikon Goto Laboratory and Nikon Kenkyukai!!

Cheers!! Nikon Goto Laboratory and Nikon Kenkyukai!!

Japanese Classic Dinner

Yes, the Nikon Wine

Very Nice Nikon Wine

Japanese Classic Dinner and Nikon Wine

Japanese Classic Dinner and Nikon Wine

A Demonstration of Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj

A Demonstration of Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj

Hirobumi Suzuki, Goto laboratory demonstrated new digital camera COOLPIX S1000pj to us. It has world's first ultra-compact built-in projector.
COOLPIX S1000pj is a very cool camera recently.

TV Nikkor 35mm F0.9

TV Nikkor 35mm F0.9

Very Old Cheer Song of Nippon Kogaku

Very Old Cheer Song of Nippon Kogaku

Very old cheer song of Nippon Kogaku are collected to this CD. This CD was produced by the Fujiya Camera shop, Nakano Tokyo. The employee of Fujiya Camera shop sang the old Nippon Kogaku cheer song and it was recorded.
Tetsuro Goto lectured on "Nikon 50 years history" in the lecture meeting of the Fujiya Camera shop sponsoring in November, 2009. This CD was produced for the souvenir of the Goto's lecture meeting.
And then, the CD was presented to the participant of today's Tokyo session by the offer of Fujiya Camera shop. Thank you Fujiya Camera.

Contents of the CD:
Very old cheer song of Nippon Kogaku (1)
Very old cheer song of Nippon Kogaku (2)
Very old company song of Nippon Kogaku
Song by:
Fujiya Camera chorus line
(Eishin Kasahara, Keita Hamaguchi, Satomi Totsuka)

Goto Lab. Reserched a Mount Adapter

Goto Lab. Reserched a Mount Adapter

Japanese Classic Dinner

Very Nice Ramen, a Japanese Noodle Dish

Very Nice Dinner of Taimeiken Restaurant

Very Nice Dinner of Taimeiken Restaurant

Big Happy Night with Nikon Goto Laboratory

Big Happy Night with Nikon Goto Laboratory

Special Thanks to;
Goto Laboratry, Imaging Company Nikon Cormoration
Nikon Wine
Fujiya Camera Shop, Nakano Tokyo
Taimeiken Restaurant, Nihonbashi Tokyo

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