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

New Movie Screening in the Private Viewing Room — “Tojinbo's Guardians and Nikon Binoculars”

Screening from February 1, 2020 (Sat)

Nikon began screening a new movie, “Tojinbo's Guardians and Nikon Binoculars,” in the Nikon Museum Private Viewing Room from February 1, 2020.

This movie is an interview with Mr. Yukio Shige, a representative of the NPO Editorial Desk of Memorable Words, who has been preventing suicides by continuously patrolling and speaking to visitors around Tojinbo, Fukui, and supporting them, for over 15 years. The movie includes an explanation of why he established the NPO, the NPO's activities, difficulties in saving people's lives and supporting them to restart their lives, and belief in the NPO's activities. It also introduces the Nikon binoculars that help them in their daily activities.

Yukio Shige

Born in Fukui city, Fukui prefecture, in 1944, he worked as a policeman in Fukui for 42 years from 1962. His final office was deputy director of Mikuni Police Station, from where he retired in 2004. After retirement, he established activities to prevent suicide in Tojinbo. He is the representative of the NPO Editorial Desk of Memorable Words, and a commissioner in the Council for Prevention of Suicide and Stress, Fukui Prefecture.

Filmed using Nikon Z 7

This movie was filmed using Nikon Z 7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. We hope you are moved by this high-definition 4K UHD movie with its beautiful landscapes of Tojinbo.

Movie Specialists & Nikon
Tojinbo's Guardians and Nikon Binoculars

Running time: approximately 11 minutes
Cooperation NPO Editorial Desk of Memorable Words

Private Viewing Room for Original Movies

From January 6, 2020 (Mon)

Nikon Museum has established a Private Viewing Room for original movies, replacing the previous theater.

The Private Viewing Room provides six sets of 27-inch 4K high-definition monitors and headphones. Here you can enjoy a variety of unique movies (12 movies in both Japanese and English and 3 in Japanese as of January 2020) in a relaxing atmosphere.

To view a movie, click the desired movie on the Menu display. Currently available movies are as follows.

Movies Nikon 100th Anniversary LUX CENTURIAE
Tetsuro Goto Interviews series
Specialists & Nikon series
Private Viewing Room
Menu display

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Cool breeze”, filmed using Nikon Z series cameras and F mount lenses

Screening from January 6, 2020 (Mon)

Nikon will begin screening a new 4K movie, “Cool breeze”, at the Nikon Museum Theater, with its 200 inch screen, from January 6, 2020.

“Cool breeze” is a short movie that was filmed using Nikon Z 7 full-frame mirrorless cameras and 6 types of Nikon lenses, such as NIKKOR and Nikon LENS SERIES E lenses, released from 1980 to 2001. It is a high-definition 4K movie that captures a motorbike as it cruises along a winding road, along with the shape and texture of the bike, the expression and movement of the rider, the majestic landscapes, and more. The imaging capability of each lens and the video capability of the Z 7 make this movie remarkable.

Lenses

  • Nikon LENS SERIES E 75-150mm f/3.5 (1980)
  • Nikon LENS SERIES E 50mm f/1.8 (1981)
  • AI Nikkor 35mm f/2S (1981)
  • AI Nikkor 20mm f/2.8S (1984)
  • AI AF Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D (1994)
  • AI Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P (2001)
  • *Release year is indicated inside the parentheses
Movie Cool breeze
Running time: approximately 3 minutes
Filming and editing: Naomichi Seo
Model: Ayumi
Cooperation Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Nikon Z 7 and Nikon LENS SERIES E 75-150mm f/3.5

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

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 — “Chiba Port Radio and Nikon Binoculars”

Screening from December 2, 2019
Movie Specialists & Nikon
Chiba Port Radio and Nikon Binoculars
Cooperation TST Corporation

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

Screening from October 1, 2019
Movies Tsugaru in the garden
Etude at the helipad

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

Screening from September 4, 2019
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
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 — “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