Wakimoto Zenji

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Wakimoto Zenji (脇本善司)[1] was a famous Japanese lens designer. In the 1950s and 1960s he worked for Nikon where he won fame for the ultra-sharp Micro Nikkor 5cm f3.5 lens for microfilm cameras. In 1954 he created the Nikkor P.C. 10.5cm f/2.5, the fastest ~100mm lens of its time. He also developed he Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4 lens which was introduced in 1962.


  1. The name is given in the Japanese order, with family name followed by the given name.


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