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Information from Nikon Museum, including information relating to events other than special exhibitions.

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Conversation Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Nikon F: The Timeless Appeal of F”

Screening from December 2, 2019 (Mon)

Nikon will begin screening a new movie “The Timeless Appeal of F” at the Nikon Museum Theater from December 2, 2019. In this movie, former Nikon Fellow Mr. Tetsuro Goto talks with Nikon Special Adviser Mr. Shigeo Ono, commemorating the 60th anniversary of Nikon F.

Mr. Goto was a junior colleague of Mr. Ono in the Camera Design Division. In this movie, Mr. Goto interviews Mr. Ono, starting with a description of the atmosphere at Nikon in the 1950s, when Mr. Ono joined Nikon, and the background behind development of the Nikon S2. It also includes conversations about various episodes, including the birth of the Nikon SP, the untold story of the development of the Nikon F, and the reasons for the longevity of both the Nikon F and Nikon F mount. This is a valuable movie illustrating the history of Nikon’s camera business and the mindset behind product development.

Filmed using Nikon Z 6

With the exception of some reference material, this movie was filmed using Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Movie Conversation Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Nikon F
The Timeless Appeal of “F”
Running time: approximately 35 minutes

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Chiba Port Radio and Nikon Binoculars”

Screening from December 2, 2019 (Mon)

Nikon will begin screening a new movie “Chiba Port Radio and Nikon Binoculars” at the Nikon Museum Theater from December 2, 2019.

This movie is an interview with radio station Chiba Port Radio, whose purpose is to ensure the safe navigation and effective use of Chiba Port, the largest port in Japan. It includes an interview with a radio contact operator about her work, challenges and rewards, and introduces Nikon binoculars, which support the daily operations of Chiba Port Radio.

  • *This is the latest episode in Nikon Museum's “Specialists & Nikon” original movie series, which focuses on skilled professionals and the Nikon products that support their work.

Filmed using Nikon Z 6

This movie was filmed using Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Movie Specialists & Nikon
Chiba Port Radio and Nikon Binoculars
Running time: approximately 9 minutes
Cooperation TST Corporation

New Movies at the Museum Theater — “Tsugaru in the garden” and “Etude at the helipad”

Screening from October 1, 2019 (Tue)

Nikon will begin screening two new movies, “Tsugaru in the garden” and “Etude at the helipad”, at the Nikon Museum Theater from October 1, 2019.

“Tsugaru in the garden” features a powerful Tsugaru Shamisen performance in a Japanese garden. “Etude at the helipad” features a flute performance at a helipad. Both these short movies include dramatic, cinematic scenes.

To record these movies, Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras and 10 types of NIKKOR lenses, including a fisheye lens and an ultra-telephoto lens with a 500mm focal length, were used. They record beautiful images and sound, as well as demonstrating the characteristics and appealing performances of the lenses, such as differences in image angle, rendering, and bokeh (the quality of the out-of-focus areas).

Movies “Tsugaru in the garden”
Performer: Norm Nakamura
Piece performed: Tsugaru Jongara Bushi
Running time: approximately 4 minutes 20 seconds
“Etude at the helipad”
Performer: Jeong Inae
Piece performed: 24 Etudes for flute Op.15 No.3/J. Andersen
Running time: approximately 3 minutes 20 seconds
A scene from “Tsugaru in the garden”
A scene from “Etude at the helipad”
Shooting scenery

Commemorative exhibition for 60th anniversary of Nikon F “F History”

Dates: May 7, 2019 (Tue) – Late March, 2020

Nikon Museum is holding the “F History” exhibition from May 7, 2019 to late March, 2020, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F, Nikon’s first SLR camera with interchangeable lenses.

The Nikon F was released in 1959 by Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku), and is one of the most famous film SLR cameras. It was used worldwide by many photographers, both professional and amateur. The Nikon “F-mount” lens mount system, originally created for the Nikon F, has also been used for over 60 years and is still provided on the latest Nikon digital SLR cameras, and symbolizes Nikon’s reliability and heritage.

In this exhibition, 27 models of SLR camera bearing the single digit “F” are exhibited, from the Nikon F (released in 1959) to the F6 (released in 2004 and still available). We hope you will enjoy seeing the evolution of Nikon SLR cameras.

Exhibits 27 models of SLRs designated by the letter “F”, from the Nikon F to the F6, with commentary.

Past Events

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Research on Brain Networks and Nikon Super Resolution Microscopes”

Screening from September 4, 2019 (Wed)
Movie Professionals & Nikon ④
Research on Brain Networks and Nikon Super Resolution Microscopes
Cooperation Shigeo Okabe M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cellular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

New theater space screening high resolution movies with the theme “Through the Lens”

Screening from July 29, 2019 (Mon)
Movies four seasons in Japan
TOKYO landscape

High-quality short movies in 4K UHD taken with Nikon Z 7 camera

Screening from March 4, 2019
Short movies A relaxing time (short movie of a woman)
Red-crowned Crane (short movie of cranes)
Beyond the sky (short movie of airliners)
TOKYO from the air (nightscape movie taken from a helicopter)

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Viaduct Construction and Nikon Total Station”

Screening from February 12, 2019
Additional movie Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ③
Viaduct Construction and Nikon Total Station
Cooperation Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited
Obayashi Corporation

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Sunflower Satsuma Ferry and Nikon Binoculars”

Screening from December 10, 2018
Additional movie Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ②
Sunflower Satsuma Ferry and Nikon Binoculars
Cooperation Ferry Sunflower Limited

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Watchmaker at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio — Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5”

Screening from November 1, 2018
Additional movie Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ①
Watchmaker at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio — Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5
Cooperation Seiko Instruments Inc.
Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc.

Celebrating 100,000 visitors

Achieved July 7, 2018

New Movies at the Museum Theater

Screening from May 14, 2018
Additional movie Testuro Goto Interview ① Nikon space cameras that contributed to space
Tetsuro Goto Interview ② Special Cameras for the Adventurer Naomi Uemura
Testuro Goto Interview ③ Special Nikon Camera for Author Seicho Matsumoto