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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 55

Nikon Owner magazine Cover - issue 55

Nikon Owner magazine Cover – issue 55

CONTENTS – ISSUE 55 2016

FEDERICO VERONESI: LIGHT & DUST
An Interview by Michael Eleftheriades
During the summer one of the rising stars in wildlife photography Federico Veronesi gave a widely acclaimed talk on his work to the Nikon Owner London Group. A few days later, he met up with Michael Eleftheriades to discuss his work.

THE GILLIAN GREENWOOD INTERVIEW
by Richard Mansfield
In a rare reversal of roles, long-term Nikon Owner subscriber Richard Mansfield speaks to Senior Features’ Editor Gillian Greenwood about Grays of Westminster… The Legend and The Legacy and her goals for Nikon Owner
magazine. We also publish a short excerpt from The Legend and The Legacy in this issue.

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
by Damien Demolder
Damien Demolder’s powerful pictures convey both drama and movement within a city as life rushes past. He shows us how we can create a completely different type of imagery in street photography by not necessarily following the rules.

ANGEL EYES XXVII
by Heather Angel
During a late afternoon game-drive Heather Angel captured a poignant shot of a grieving elephant in the Chobe National Park Botswana, which has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa.

DIGITAL EVOLUTION Part II
by Becky Danese
In the second part of her new series, Becky Danese discusses the principal differences in Nikon’s Full Frame DSLR camera models past and present.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Turkmenistan – The Darvaza Gas Crater
In his continuing saga Andrew Main Wilson captures the extraordinary sight of the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan, which he describes as the world’s largest and most unusual gas fire.

HIGHGATE CEMETERY – A SPECIAL PHOTO-WALK
by Michael Eleftheriades
Nikon Owner London Group Co-ordinator Michael Eleftheriades shows us a selection of the impressive images taken by Nikon Owner subscribers on the London photo-walk around Highgate Cemetery earlier this year.

AND THE WINNER IS…
Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford won the coveted Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 award with his extraordinary image ‘The Aftermath’.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY Part XVIII
Words by Gray Levett. Image by Tony Hurst
Introduced in 1970, the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 was credited as the world’s most extreme wide-angle lens for the 35mm format. Tony Hurst’s shot has been seen all over the world.

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Press Release: All-New Nikon D5600

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Fire up your creative spirit with the all-new, constantly-connected
Nikon D5600

RRP:
D5600 AF-P 18-55mm VR Kit: £799.99
D5600 AF-S 18-140mm VR Kit: £989.99
Sales Start Date: 24th November 2016

London, UK, 10th November 2016: Nikon extends its range of SnapBridge-compatible cameras with the D5600, an inspiring DX-format D-SLR for people who want to explore the creative world of photography. Whether it’s shadow play when the sun’s high, or movies shot from intriguing angles, the new Nikon D5600 is a camera that gives power to fresh ideas.

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Image quality is everything and the D5600’s large 24.2 megapixel DX-format image sensor sharply captures fine textures and renders photos and movies with superbly crisp detail. An ISO range of 100-25600, and an expanded ISO sensitivity of 6400 in Night Landscape mode, ensures low-light scenes and difficult lighting situations are handled with ease. Thanks to Nikon’s SnapBridge, users can automatically sync photos to a smart device, as they shoot, and then share the inspiring results right there in the moment. With the D5600, SnapBridge also makes it possible to use the connected smart device to shoot remotely via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability1. During viewfinder shooting, the refined touch Fn function offers an intuitive alternative to using the command dial or multi-selector: now photographers can operate the Auto Sensitivity control, as well as selecting the focus point or adjusting other important settings, via the large touchscreen. And a frame advance bar, inherited from Nikon’s professional D5 and D500 cameras, makes it possible to quickly scroll through images in playback mode. For movie shooters, the new Time-Lapse Movie function (inherited from Nikon’s high-end DSLRs) makes it simple to transform slow-moving scenes into dramatic high-speed sequences.

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Nikon D5600 – top view

Simon Iddon, Head of Product Management, Nikon UK, says: “The D5600 is perfect for passionate photographers looking to step away from their smartphones and upgrade their pictures. The vari-angle touchscreen display and optical viewfinder allow complete creative freedom to capture images from your own unique perspective. Nikon’s stunning image technology makes every photo worth sharing and SnapBridge makes it easy to do so. The D5600 is the ideal choice for new photographers looking to step up their game.”

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Nikon D5600 with Vari-angle touchscreen

Summary of key features

Nikon D-SLR image quality: the large 24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor, wide ISO range of 100-25600, and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine combine to deliver stunning images and incredible detail—even in low light.

SnapBridge: Utilises Bluetooth® low energy technology2 to let the D5600 maintain a constant, low-power link with a smartphone or tablet. Sync and share D-SLR quality images on the go via the Bluetooth connection. Easily transfer movies, or use a smart device to shoot remotely via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability.

Vari-angle touchscreen: large 8.1 cm (3.2 in) LCD with wide viewing-angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution.

Optical viewfinder: approx. 95% frame coverage with approx. 0.82x magnification

AF precision: miss nothing thanks to the razor-sharp 39-point autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors in the centre, and up to 5 fps continuous shooting.

Movies worth sharing: record smooth, finely-detailed Full HD video clips at frame rates of up to 50p/60p.

Travel ready: body weighs just 415 g (approximately)3 and boasts a deep grip for a stable, exceptionally comfortable hold.

Expandable system: compatible with a wide range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, as well as Nikon’s ME-1 stereo microphone and the ME-W1 Wireless Microphone.

Footnotes
1 Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

2 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.

3 Without battery/SD card

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 54

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CONTENTS – ISSUE 54 2016

AN ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE
by Gillian Greenwood
Gillian Greenwood talks to award-winning photographer Graham Eaton about his stunning images of the natural world; he explains how he achieves his unique, dramatic compositions in this issue.

ANGEL EYES XXVI
by Heather Angel
While staying close to the Zambezi River in Zambia, Heather Angel took an extraordinary shot of two bee-eaters, an image reminiscent of Chinese and Japanese paintings of birds.

A PASSION FOR PICTURES
by Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford interviews wildlife and travel photographer Renato Granieri who is driven by passion to document the remote regions and cultures of our planet through photography.

DIGITAL EVOLUTION
by Becky Danese
In this brand-new series, Becky Danese discusses the key differences in Nikon’s most popular camera models past and present. She examines the DX format in the first article of the series.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Andrew Main Wilson travels to Registan Square in Samarkand and captures the colour, energy and drama of a 25-minute extravaganza-style sound and light extravaganza.

CANYONS, ARCHES AND A GRAND STAIRCASE TO EARLY PLANET EARTH
by John Archer-Thomson
John Archer-Thompson and his wife Sally explore and photograph the breath-taking geological landscape of America’s Canyonlands, with its spectacular rock formations and natural monuments.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY Part XVII
Words by Gray Levett. Image by Tony Hurst
The Nikon F5 50th Anniversary camera, commemorating Nikon’s 50th anniversary of camera manufacture, was a very special model made in only very limited numbers. Gray Levett explains.

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A Video Insight into the Creation of Nikkor Lenses

NIKKOR is a lens brand for cameras that symbolizes the spirits of Nikon. It is “instrument of the light” brand where advanced engineering technology and traditional lens craftsmanship are combined at the highest level.

It is the very existence that has always been continuing to push the boundaries of imaging possibility, ever since the early days of camera until today and on to the future.

All NIKKOR lenses are the result of the passion of their designers, and are backed by a long history and tradition. The designers themselves tell us their thoughts and ideas.

 

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