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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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Nikon Special Offer: New Winter Cashback and trade-in offers from Nikon

Nikon Winter Cashback Begins!

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Earn up to £510 cashback by purchasing a selected Nikon DSLR and lens in the same transaction. From 27th October 2016 until 31st January 2017, receive cashback when you purchase a selected Nikon camera or selected Nikkor lenses. PLUS, purchase both a body and up to three selected lenses in the same transaction to claim bonus cashback!
For full terms and conditions please visit:
https://www.nikon.co.uk/sites/promotions/

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Start Date: 27/10/16
End date: 15/01/17
Claim by: 13/02/17

£150 Enhanced Trade-In
Against the Nikon D500

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Trade in any Nikon interchangeable lens camera and receive an additional £150 when purchasing a new Nikon D500 body. This offer is valid from 28th October 2016 – 31st January 2017. To receive a trade-in price on your existing camera please contact Grays of Westminster on 0207 828 4925 or send an email to: info@graysofwestminster.co.uk

12 months Interest-Free Credit
When you purchase a new Nikon D5

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You can now purchase the new Nikon D5 on Grays of Westminster ‘s 12 months interest-free credit option from 28th October 2016 – 31st January 2017. Finance is offered through Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance Ltd.

They also offer 6 months interest-free credit or up to 5 years at 12.9% APR on any purchase over £1000. For more details please contact them on
0207 828 4925 or: info@graysofwestminster.co.uk

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Simon Stafford Wins a Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Award

 

A spotted hyena stands on the bank of the Mara River, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya; behind lay the carcasses of numerous wildebeest killed in a stampede as they attempted to climb the river bank having crossed the river during the annual migration.

The Aftermath – Winner of the Mammals Category – by Simon Stafford, Technical Editor of Nikon Owner magazine

The contrast between the eerie silence of the scene that confronted me that morning could not have been greater to the cacophony of thundering hooves, splashing water and cries of the stricken animals I had experienced the previous afternoon, when several thousand wildebeest had crossed the Mara River, Kenya’s Masai Mara Nation Reserve, during the annual migration. In the stampede that ensued, as they attempted to climb the steep river bank, many animals fell and were trampled to death, or left dying.

I returned at first light the following morning knowing that scavengers would have been drawn to the location. A rancid stench hung in the damp air, and sure enough there where a number of hyena picking their way silently among the carcasses, gorging themselves. As I watched a lone animal moved to a ledge above the river, apparently to investigate a group of hippos in the waters below, and then, for no longer than a few seconds, it looked straight toward my camera and the moment was captured.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/gallery/2016/images/mammals/5050/the-aftermath.html

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Nikon Equipment: Meet the new Nikkor Lenses

AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL VR

afs_70_200_2-8e_fl_ed_1-sid Nikon makes the FX-format telephoto zoom of choice for professional photographers faster, lighter, and more agile than ever. Engineered to excel, the new AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will keep photographers working with Nikon’s fast-shooting DSLRs one step ahead.

Whether shooting sports, action, news, or reportage, the latest incarnation of this renowned lens boasts a range of enhancements that make a real difference in the field. Improved AF tracking and exposure control, as well as VR SPORT mode, combine to deliver exceptional burst shooting. Compared to its predecessor, edge-to-edge performance is improved, and light fall off has been reduced. The closest focus distance is now an impressive 1.1 m, and the maximum reproduction ratio has increased from 0.11x to 0.21x. Configurable buttons on the barrel make operation smoother, and the zoom and focus ring positions are reversed for more balanced handling. Thanks to a new magnesium alloy lens barrel, and HRI and fluorite elements, this lens has never been so light, yet the build is as tough as ever.

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Price: £2649.00 inc. VAT
Available after 10th November 2016

PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shiftpc_19_4e-for-web

Nikon takes compositional flexibility to a new level with the first FX-format perspective control (PC) lens to employ two PC rotation mechanisms. Ideal for architectural, fine art, and landscape photography, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is made for photographers who have a keen sense of space.

Thanks to its picture angle and unique tilt, shift, and double-layer rotation capabilities, this manual focus lens enables photographers to shoot from the perfect starting point. Both tilt and shift can be engaged individually, and in combination, essentially replicating the movements of a large-format view camera. Photographers can exercise extensive control over the lens’ focal plane, and easily shift to create images unaffected by convergence. Or tilt to create landscapes that are sharp from the foreground to the background, without the need to close the aperture as you would with standard lenses. The 19 mm angle of view is ideal for large structures and spaces, and the unique optical construction ensures the distortion common in wide-angle lenses is minimised, even at the edges of the frame.

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Price: £3299.00
Available after 27th October 2016

Grays of Westminster are now accepting orders for these lenses so please contact them on 0207 828 4925 or info@graysofwestminster.co.uk for further information

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