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Nikon 100th Anniversary Film Campaign

TAKE YOUR PLACE IN
THE NIKON ANNIVERSARY FILM

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From 27th April to 31st May, Nikon are on the hunt for two types of photographs; images taken with any Nikon camera over the last 100 years, from our very first model to the most recent, and shots of photographers with their Nikon cameras.

Nikon NNE judges will review all the entries, and the best images will be selected to feature in a final film. The final short film will be shared across our Nikon social channels on 25th July 2017 – their 100th Anniversary.

There is no theme. They are simply looking for images taken by you that bring to life the last 100 years, through your Nikon lens, from the personal to the universal, the humorous to the heart-warming.

Visit:
100.nikoncompetition.co.uk

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New Nikon: Catch the shot of a lifetime with the all-new Nikon D7500

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RRP:

D7500 Body: £1,299.99 inc. VAT
D7500 + AF-S DX 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: £1,599.99 inc. VAT
Sales Start Date: End of June 2017
London, UK, 12th April 2017: Nikon announces the D7500, designed to expand the creative possibilities for photographers as they pursue their passion in photography. Powerful, nimble, and fully connected, the D7500 offers the same image quality as the D500—Nikon’s flagship DX-format D-SLR, and a performance that overcomes the most challenging conditions.

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Packing powerful image technology in a travel-ready body, the D7500 is ideal for photographers who are always searching for the best possible images. As with the D500, the D7500’s 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS sensor offers an ISO range that extends to an incredible ISO 1,640,000 equivalent. Nikon’s EXPEED 5 processor is on board, offering faster, cleaner image processing. And the greatly increased pixel count of the 180K-pixel RGB sensor enables improved metering accuracy. Video shooters can record 4K/UHD movies, and Nikon’s in-camera Electronic Vibration Reduction counters the effects of unwanted camera movement. Ergonomic improvements include the new tilting monitor that offers touchscreen operation, and a deep grip for a stable, exceptionally comfortable hold. And this is the first Nikon D-SLR to boast a built-in flash that supports radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting.

Tim Carter, Senior Product Manager, Nikon UK, Says: “The D7500 delivers the same superb image quality as the D500 but in a smaller, more lightweight body with easier handling. For amateur photographers who are looking to up their game and deliver best-in-class imagery, but perhaps don’t need so many of the professional features that the D500 offers, the D7500 is the perfect D-SLR. The camera comes equipped with SnapBridge which lets shooters share their incredible images wherever they are, and the chance to shoot at up to 8 fps with full AF/AE tracking allows the speed and precision to never miss a shot.”

Nikon_D7500_SB5000Summary of key features

Flagship D500 image quality: 20.9 MP DX-format sensor. EXPEED 5. 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor.
Stunning light sensitivity: excel in low light with ISO 100-51,200, extendable up to ISO 1,640,000 (equivalent).
Phenomenal subject recognition: 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system. Capture precise exposures and dynamic compositions.
Highlight-weighted metering: prioritises the brightest elements in the frame, helping to avoid images with blown-out highlights.
Extreme AF precision: 51-point AF system accurate all the way down to an impressive -3 EV. Track, lock onto, and keep subjects in focus—even if the only light is the moonlight.
Cinematic 4K/UHD video footage: record 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 50p/60p.
Time-Lapse Movie: easily generate smooth, well-exposed 4K/UHD and Full HD time-lapse movies in-camera in full DX-format.
8 fps with Full AF/AE tracking: capture 50 NEF (RAW) or 100 Large JPEG Fine images in one high-speed burst.
Tilt screen and touch controls: slim-line 8 cm (3.2 in) tilting monitor. Operate AF and shutter-release functions via touch controls when you shoot in Live View.
Optical pentaprism viewfinder: offers approximately 100 % frame coverage.
Picture Control Auto: In-camera Picture Control system features eight controls including the new Picture Control Auto, which optimizes colour, contrast, and brightness according to the scene. Automatically adjusts variables when shooting multiple frames.
DX agility: the camera body weighs just 640 g (approximately), boasts a deep grip, and is weather sealed. DX NIKKOR lenses are compact, and the 1.5x crop factor of the camera’s sensor delivers a telephoto effect when shooting with an FX lens.
Expandable system: compatible Nikon Speedlights, as well as Nikon’s ME-1 Stereo Microphone and ME-W1 Wireless Microphone.
Kits: the D7500 comes with multiple kit options. Shooting portraits or urban scenes? Go for a kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR. Travel light with the compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Capture inspiring views of the world with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5–6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom.

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SnapBridge compatibility

The camera’s Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® capabilities are only available when using SnapBridge. Nikon’s SnapBridge application must be installed on a compatible smart device before SnapBridge can be used with this camera.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon and its Affiliates is under license.
Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi Certified logo are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

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Nikon Announces 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models

London, UK, 3rd April 2017: Nikon is pleased to announce its range of commemorative models and goods to celebrate its 100th Anniversary on July 25, 2017.

Since its inception as Nippon Kogaku K.K. in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with unique products that have pushed the boundaries of optical and precision technologies. The Anniversary range, which feature the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and details, include Nikon’s two flagship digital SLR cameras, the ultimate NIKKOR lens in the f/2.8 maximum aperture lens series, a special set of three NIKKOR lenses, and finally, commemorative editions of three binoculars.

A special collection of commemorative goods will also be available, please see our 100th Anniversary site http://www.nikon.com/100th/ for further details.

 

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D5 100th Anniversary Edition

 

D5 100th Anniversary Edition

The D5 is Nikon’s flagship digital SLR camera. This edition, which embodies the heritage of a flagship model, has a dark metallic gray finish and a stamp noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space. An anniversary booklet detailing this is also included.

 

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D500 100th Anniversary Edition

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D500 100th Anniversary Edition in Presentation Box

 

D500 100th Anniversary Edition

With a metallic grey finish and commemorative logo, the 100th Anniversary Edition combines elegance with photographic excellence. It comes with an exclusive metal case with logo and serial number, and contains a special body cap and leather strap also embossed with the logo.

 

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NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

 

NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

This celebration edition of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR comes with the individual glass elements that make up its internal workings, as well as a special display stand and case, providing a real sense of how the lens achieves its characteristic rendering.

 

NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR lenses have become synonymous with Nikon’s optical technologies. This Anniversary set features the three f/2.8 maximum aperture zoom lenses that best represent the NIKKOR name – the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, the normal AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and the telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. The same commemorative serial number is engraved on all three lenses.

 

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WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions

 

WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions

For these editions of the new, ultra-wide field of view WX series (WX 7×50 IF, WX 10×50 IF), an exclusive serial number is stamped on the top of the central shaft, whilst the Anniversary logo is printed on the bottom of the binocular’s central shaft, as well as on an exclusive WX leather strap that comes with the usual supplied strap.

Total number of these will be limited to one hundred (7×50 and 10×50 combined).

 

8×30 E II 100th Anniversary Edition

This is a commemorative edition of the Nikon 8×30E II, a binocular with an orthodox and classic design used and loved by many over the years since its release. This edition features the commemorative logo and an exclusive metallic grey finish. It also comes with a special strap and case.

100th anniversary commemorative goods

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Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I

 

Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I

A beautiful crystal reproduction of the first Nikon 35mm camera from 1948, the iconic Model I, created by Swarovski*, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer.

 

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Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

 

Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

This collection of lapel pins replicates Nikon’s most historic and popular products, as well as the corporate logo, over the past century.

 

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Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

 

Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

The historic Nikon F, Nikon’s first flagship model and the camera that set the standard for single-lens reflex cameras around the world, is faithfully reproduced with this 1/2-scale model.

 

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Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap

 

Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap

Made entirely of the best Italian leather that improves with use and age.

To register your interest for any of these items please contact us today on 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.
Prices and further information regarding availability will be announced in June 2017.

*Swarovski is a trademark or registered trademark of Swarovski AG.

Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

 

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 56

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Nikon Owner magazine Cover – issue 56

CONTENTS – ISSUE 56 2016

CAPTURED BY CLUNES:
An Interview with Martin Clunes by Gray Levett
With an OBE for services to drama, charity and the community, and the global success of his ITV series Doc Martin, Martin Clunes is a man in demand. The much-loved actor takes time out from his busy schedule to sit down with Gray Levett and talk about his love of photography.

SHOOTING STARS: THE NIGEL A. BALL INTERVIEW
by Gillian Greenwood
Nigel A Ball’s stunning images depict and explore the night sky in all of its mystical beauty. Following a widely acclaimed event arranged last year for Nikon Owner subscribers, Gillian Greenwood interviews Nigel for this issue of the magazine.

ANGEL EYES
by Heather Angel
Heather Angel explains how she coped with the challenging commission of making a colour x-ray of a live snail.

UNDERSTANDING WHITE BALANCE
by Becky Danese
Everything you wanted to know about white balance but were too embarrassed to ask.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE USA – Crater Lake
When Andrew Main Wilson first set foot in the USA in 1982, he immediately fell in love with the country. Enchanted by a spectacular sunset over Sunset Boulevard on his first evening, he determined that night to visit and shoot the travel wonders of all 50 USA States.

SPEED KING: Nikon D500 REVIEW
by Simon Stafford
Simon presents his long-awaited review of the new flagship DX DSLR camera.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY
Words by Gray Levett. Image by Tony Hurst
In this issue Tony Hurst turns his artistic eye to a rather specialised lens, the Medical-Nikkor 200mm f/5.6, which was designed as a close-up lens for industrial, scientific, dental and medical applications.

DILIGENT DISCIPLINE
by Simon Stafford
Technical Editor Simon Stafford, offers some advice on brushing up on your camera technique.

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Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally was Guest Speaker at the Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner Magazine Grand Christmas Event 2016

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Our Grand Christmas Dinner 2016 was held, as it had been for the previous eight years, in the magnificent Regency
Restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London; it was organised as usual by Features Editor Gillian Greenwood with her customary élan, and was, according to feedback, a spectacular success. When we announced the name of our guest speaker, the event sold out in a matter of days.

We started a waiting list for any cancellations but there were none. The buzz and excitement was palpable. We had visitors from all over the country and Europe, and regular Nikon Owner correspondent Robert Falconer flew over from Canada.

What was all the fuss about? Well, we were very lucky to have a brilliant presentation by the internationally acclaimed photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador Joe McNally. His expansive career has included assignments in over 60 countries. He is an ongoing contributor to the National Geographic, shooting numerous cover stories and highly complex, technical features for the past 25 years, a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated, the last staff photographer in the history of LIFE, and he has photographed cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. His client list includes FedEx, Nikon, Epson, Sony, General Electric, MetLife and Adidas and he has held numerous lectures and workshops at distinguished institutions such as the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institution, the Disney Institute and the U.S. Department of Defence.

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Our guests arrive

 

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Gray Levett, Sophie Gooders, Joe McNally, Michael Putland

 

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Clive Carpenter, Uri Zakay

 

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Jesse Wilson, Daniel Croft, Tara Gibson

 

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Reception held in The Morning Room

 

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Reception held in The Morning Room

 

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Robert Falconer, Kentaro Kusakari, Andrew Main Wilson, David Wigg

 

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Dinner is served in the Grand Restaurant

 

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Dinner is served in the Grand Restaurant

 

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Robert Noel Lancaster Herald of Her Majesty’s College of Arms, Annie Cahill, Joe McNally

 

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Simon Weir, Michael Eleftheriades

 

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Raffi Silvanian, Alison Batchelor

 

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Tabitha and Tom Hardy, Becky Danese

 

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Linda Pym, Ian Moseley, Peter Hearson

 

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Joe’s talk is underway

 

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Joe talking about his photo of the Chrysler Building

 

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This photo, taken atop the Burj Khalifa, earned Joe a new pair of shoes!

 

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One’s of Joe’s most famous images, taken in Beijing

 

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Joe giving away some of his film noir lighting secrets

 

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Gray Levett, Joe McNally

 

Joe was listed by American Photo as one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography and described by the magazine as “perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today”. He has been honored as a member of Kodak-PDN Legends Online, as well as being a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens.

In 2010, he was voted as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade in an industry wide Photo District News survey. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalist Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” He has also been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation. His fine art work is represented by the Monroe Gallery of Santa Fe, and his prints are in numerous collections, most significantly the National Portrait Gallery of the United States.

Two of McNally’s books, The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaries, both cracked Amazon’s top ten lists of best sellers. Other books include Guide to Digital Photography, and Sketching Light. In addition to these books, McNally’s work is also featured in several 9/11 books, Faces of Ground Zero – Giant Polaroid Collection; One Nation; The American Spirit; and One Nation – America Remembers September 11, 2001, Ten Years Later. In addition to books, Joe has his own instructional DVD, The Language of Light.

McNally is known internationally for his ability to produce technically and logistically complex assignments with expert use of colour and light. As part of his teaching activities, he conducts numerous workshops around the world. McNally continues to hold wide acclaim for his international workshops and seminars. Besides many U.S. venues, including those in New Mexico and Hawaii, Joe teaches in locations that include Dubai, Malaysia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, St. Lucia, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The huge applause that greeted Gray Levett’s introduction to him and the thunderous applause when he finished showed him as a gracious master of his craft as well as a gifted speaker.

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