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NIKON ANNOUNCES LATEST FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Z 9

NIKON ANNOUNCES LATEST FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Z 9

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of firmware version 2.10 for its flagship, full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z 9.

The update introduces a new High-Frequency Flicker Reduction function which, when enabled in photo shooting mode, allows the shutter speed to be fine-tuned in smaller increments. Previously, shutter speeds could be adapted to 1/3 or 1/2 EV, however, the new advancement allows users to adjust shutter speeds to those as small as 1/96* EV.

The ability to adjust shutter speeds more precisely than ever before makes it possible to control the effects of flicker – even when signboards and high-frequency LED lighting are in view whilst shooting.

The update will also improve AF tracking performance, particularly when shooting small subjects – especially those that take up a tiny portion of the frame. Further to this, the focus accuracy has been refined for when eye or face-detection AF is used with continuous-servo AF (AF-C). These updates will help photographers and videographers with more stable shooting.

Nikon continuously strives to meet users’ needs through regular firmware updates, providing useful functions.

* When High-Frequency Flicker Reduction is enabled, shutter speed can be fine-tuned in very small increments at speeds between 1/8000 and 1/30s.

 

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 75

CONTENTS – ISSUE 75 2022

Nikon Owner Issue 75 cover

THE BEAUTIFULLY BRILLIANT Z 9
By Moose Peterson
The acclaimed Nikon Ambassador Moose Peterson brings his considerable talent to his highly comprehensive review of the Nikon Z 9 in this issue of Nikon Owner.

TECHNIQUE TWEAK
By Simon Stafford
Our Technical Editor Simon Stafford offers some sound advice about reviewing and refining your camera technique if necessary.

LESOTHO – GANDALF IN AFRICA
By Andrew Main Wilson
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost…” wrote J.R.R. Tolkien in The Fellowship of the Ring, which could also perfectly describe Andrew Main Wilson’s adventures in Lesotho.

Z fc REVIEW: THE COLOUR OF (RETRO) MAGIC
By Becky Danese
The Live Stream Queen Becky Danese examines the features of the Nikon Z fc where classic Nikon camera design meets the innovative Z series technology for superb image quality and pure, unadulterated style.

AN ICE CRADLE
By Heather Angel
A decade ago, Heather Angel visited the Magdalen Islands in Eastern Canada where she discovered newly-born harp seal pups lying in cradles made of pack ice.

LONG LENS SATISFACTION: THE NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 S LENS REVIEW
By Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford brings his expertise to bear in his review and experiences reviewing the professional super-telephoto Nikkor Z 100- 400mm f/4.5-5.6 S lens.

TONY HURST GALLERY:
Words by Gray Levett
Nikon’s much-loved amphibious all-weather autofocus 35mm camera, the Nikon AWAF, is captured here beautifully by Tony Hurst.

THE MUSICAL BOX OF MICHAEL PUTLAND: IMAGES FROM HIS ARCHIVE
Words by Gray Levett
Jeff Beck is widely revered as one of the world’s greatest electric guitarists. Michael Putland shot the multi-Grammy award-winning artist at his home.

 

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Nikon announce: Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S & Nikon Z 30

Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S

Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S

Today, Nikon is pleased to announce a new super-telephoto prime lens, the NIKKOR Z 400m f/4.5 VR S. Designed for extreme portability, this lens lets photographers take advantage of a 400 mm focal length and breathtaking S-line image quality—in a lightweight, travel-friendly package.
Z Teleconverter compatible, the 400mm f/4.5 is the ultimate lightweight prime for versatility.
The optical construction boasts Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat, which counters ghosting and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally. Super ED, ED, and SR glass control chromatic aberration from the centre to the edge.
Quiet focusing, suppressed focus breathing, and smooth aperture control make this lens ideal for capturing video footage with beautifully compressed backgrounds.

Nikon’s Vlogging Specialist: The Z 30

 

Nikon Z 30
Go beyond your smartphone and bring your vlogging ideas to life with next-level image quality to make your content shine. Small, capable, and super-simple to use, the Z 30 opens up your space to create with more light, more power, more versatility. This mirrorless camera is built for creators with stories to share.
Show more. Tell more. From product unboxings to reviews, recipes, and how-tos. From music to cooking, from travel to parkour. Whatever you’re into, when you have the ability to shoot professional-looking video, you’ll give your followers more. The Z 30 lets you create footage with the clarity, depth of field, and clear sound you’d expect from top-class vloggers and streamers.
From 4K UHD (30p) video to timelapse movies and smooth slow motion in Full HD (120p)—the Z 30 uses the full width of its large sensor to give you 100% field of view (approx.). Framing yourself and your subject is easy.
You can record up to 125 minutes of uninterrupted video footage⁵, giving you plenty of space for long takes or continuous shooting. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus Nikon’s SnapBridge app, let you upload content from anywhere.
Z 30 setup
Tricky lighting. Fast action. Quiet environments. Video or photos, the Z 30 is packed with advanced automatic functions that make it easy for you to exert creative control.
vari angle monitor
If you turn the vari-angle monitor to face forwards, the camera instantly activates self-portrait mode and clears the screen for an unobstructed view. You can use the conveniently positioned record button to take snapshots or shoot video.

Both can be pre-ordered from Grays of Westminster:

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 74

CONTENTS – ISSUE 74 2022

Nikon Owner Magazine Issue LXXIV cover image

 

NIKON Z 7II A FIELD-BASED REVIEW
By Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson is an award-winning natural history photographer,
author, freelance writer, conservationist and entomologist. In this, his
first article for Nikon Owner, he reviews the Nikon Z 7II.

NEITHER SHAKEN, NOR STIRRED (Part 2)
By Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford discusses the use of Vibration Reduction for F-mount and Z-mount Nikkor lenses coupled with Nikon Z-series mirrorless cameras.

MALDIVES – INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS PARADISE
By Andrew Main Wilson
Andrew Main Wilson recalls taking his Nikon F4 to a shoot in the
Maldives; it is an idyllic location, filled with breathtaking natural beauty.

REVENGE OF THE (F) SIX
– A FILM PHOTOGRAPHY DIARY

By Becky Danese
Much has been written about the joys of autumn in England; Becky
Danese heads to Hever Castle with her Nikon F6 to capture its essence.

AN IMPRESSIONIST IMAGE (2011)
By Heather Angel
Heather Angel describes how she used focus-stacking to create a stunning floral abstract from multiple images of an Algerian iris.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
– WITH A NIKON

We launch a new series of renowned figures shooting with Nikon.

OLD CAMERAS, NEW TRICKS
By Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford overviews his experiences using a Nikon F2A Photomic film camera and the Negative Digitiser feature of the D850.

BECKY’S BOOK NOOK
By Becky Danese
Becky Danese has selected Wild World Photographing Iconic Wildlife by Richard Barrett to launch this brand-new series.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY
Words by Gray Levett
The little-known Nikon M35S Dark Box microscope camera was shot by the acclaimed photographer Tony Hurst in his Dublin studio.

THE MUSICAL BOX OF MICHAEL PUTLAND: IMAGES FROM HIS ARCHIVE
By Gray Levett
The death of the Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts was a huge loss to the world. Michael Putland’s poignant shot captures a moment in time.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 73

CONTENTS – ISSUE 73 2021

Nikon Owner Magazine Issue LXXIII cover image

CITIES OF LIGHT AND BEAUTY
– An Interview with Georgianna Lane
With an Introduction by Gillian Greenwood
The author and photographer Georgianna Lane, renowned for her
romantic, light-infused images of flowers and gardens, talks to Gillian Greenwood about the artistry and design of architecture.

A PERFECT BALANCE
By Simon Stafford
Technical editor Simon Stafford reviews the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8S lens.

A STREAMING EXPERIENCE
By Becky Danese
Nikon in a time of Coronavirus (or what Grays of Westminster did next…).

MIGHTY MITES
By Heather Angel
Heather Angel captures a strange species of mites in the Okavango
Delta of Botswana. These red velvet mites are known for their bright red colour and extraordinary size.

MARVELOUS MACRO
By Becky Danese
Becky Danese relays her experiences with the new Z Nikkor 50mm f/2.8 MC, the latest addition to the expanding Z lens range.

HONDURAS – INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF COLOUR
By Andrew Main Wilson
Andrew Main Wilson recalls his risky journey to reach the ruins of
Copán, one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization, which were not excavated until the 19th century.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY
Words by Gray Levett
In October 1973 Nikon released the R10, a Super 8 format movie camera with an extensive list of features. It is a much sought-after item by film makers today. Master photographer Tony Hurst captures it in all its splendour.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
By Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford reviews the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8S, Nikon’s first special purpose lens for the Nikkor Z series.

BOOK REVIEW
By Michael Eleftheriades
Philip Makanna is one of the greatest aviation photographers in the
world. His stunning new book Ghosts – Aerial Photography is reviewed in this issue by Michael Eleftheriades.

THE MUSICAL BOX OF MICHAEL PUTLAND: IMAGES FROM HIS ARCHIVE
By Gray Levett
The blind, once-homeless musician Moondog created over eighty
symphonies and countless organ and piano works. Michael Putland
captured the energy and exhilaration of his performance on stage.

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