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NIKON RELEASES THE REMOTE GRIP MC-N10 FOR VIDEOGRAPHERS

Nikon is pleased to announce the Remote Grip MC-N10 — a new accessory for videographers and moviemakers. Perfect in any set-up, this lightweight and reliable grip lets users seamlessly control the Nikon mirrorless camera at the heart of their video rig.1

NIKON REMOTE GRIP MC-N10 - BACK

BACK OF NIKON MC-N10

Whether recording alone or as part of a small crew, shooters can control all main video settings via familiar buttons set into the MC-N10 grip. Available functions include those normally controlled by the camera’s rear buttons, as well as settings assigned to the camera’s dials or Fn buttons. An ARRI standard rosette fitting allows for quick changes in position, and the grip’s click-free dials keep things quiet on set.

Dirk Jasper, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “This new remote grip really opens up the possibilities for videographers working with minimal kit and small crews. Its lightweight build and comfortable feel give you the kind of handling you need to track and pan without worry. 

NIKON REMOTE GRIP MC-N10 - FRONT

FRONT OF NIKON MC-N10

Summary of key features—Remote Grip MC-N10

Remote grip for video: allows control of key video functions right from the grip.

Lightweight: weighs approx. 310 g with two AA batteries inserted.

Versatile: an ARRI standard rosette makes it easy to change position quickly. Click-free dials offer quiet control.

12 hours operation time: shoot for extended periods with 2x AA batteries inserted.

Stable connection: the grip connects to a Nikon camera via USB-C, ensuring reliable control in any shooting location.

Sales start: 1st December 2022

RRPs: MC-N10– £ 439 (UK) | € 519 (ROI)

FOOTNOTE

1 The Remote Grip MC-N10 is compatible with the Z 9, Z 7II, and Z 6II at time of launch. A firmware upgrade is needed to operate the Z 9 using this grip.

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THE NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S PROFESSIONAL SUPER-TELEPHOTO LENS

Nikon has expanded its range of professional super-telephoto lenses with the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S. With its built-in teleconverter and next-level AF performance, this super-telephoto prime lens is a powerful choice for sports and wildlife photographers. High-performance optics ensure consistently stunning image quality whether shooting at 600 mm—or at 840 mm with the built-in 1.4x teleconverter activated.

From high-speed motorsport to unpredictable wildlife, photographers working in demanding situations will reap the rewards of this super-telephoto lens on every shoot. The Silky Swift focusing system delivers phenomenally fast and incredibly quiet autofocus with spot-on subject acquisition and tracking. And Nikon’s class-leading anti-reflective Meso Amorphous Coat effectively combats ghosting and flare even if shooting scenes with multiple direct light sources in the frame. Powerful in-lens VR offers up to 5.5 stops of compensation for steady shots in any situation, while customisable controls allow exceptional operational versatility. Photographers who need more reach can instantly engage the built-in teleconverter without adjusting their shooting posture or taking their eyes off the main event.

The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S is perfectly balanced, with the centre of gravity positioned in the middle of the tripod foot for more stable operation and less strain on the posture whether shooting mounted or handheld. Tough environments are all in a day’s work thanks to full weather sealing, and this super-telephoto lens also boasts an impressively lightweight build. Its dimensions are even compact enough to fit in a kit bag that will suit most cabin-baggage requirements.

Dirk Jasper, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “Like its sister lens (the 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S), the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S professional super-telephoto lens packs Nikon’s most advanced optics and focusing technology for a performance that’s second to none. From the toughest locations to the most unpredictable subjects, you’ll nail the shot, no matter what.”

Summary of key features: NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S

Built-in 1.4x teleconverter: a flick of a switch on the right side of the lens is all it takes to engage the teleconverter and transform this 600 mm f/4 prime lens into an 840 mm f/5.6 lens.

Unwavering AF: autofocus is powered by Nikon’s Silky Swift voice coil motor and an optical ABS encoder, which detects and communicates lens position with absolute accuracy.

Exquisite detail: sharpness is outstanding across the frame, even when shooting wide open, and bokeh is beautifully smooth and rounded.

Powerful in-lens Vibration Reduction: gives a 5.0-stop advantage, and a 5.5-stop advantage when using a Nikon mirrorless camera that supports Synchro VR. 1

Meso Amorphous Coat: combats ghosting and flare by eliminating incidental light coming from both diagonal and vertical directions.

Tough: sealing around all moving parts and the lens mount keeps dust and moisture at bay. Nikon’s fluorine coating protects the front element.2

Balanced: the lens’ centre of gravity is towards the middle of the tripod foot for more stable operation and less strain on the posture.

Customisable: functions can be assigned to the Fn ring, as well as to the Fn buttons, focus ring, and silent control ring. Save focus distances to the memory-set button.

Cabin-friendly: compact and lightweight enough to fit into a kit bag that will meet the carry-on requirements of most airlines.

Compatibility: supports use of the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x.

Sales start: 24th November 2022

RRPs: NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S– £ 15,499 (UK) | € 17,999 (ROI)

FOOTNOTES:

1 Based on CIPA Standards, in-lens optical VR achieves 5.0 stops of compensation (or 5.5 stops with Synchro VR) in NORMAL mode. This value is achieved when attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with a 35mm-film-size image sensor.

2 The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.

DISCLAIMER:

Camera firmware must be updated to the latest available version before using the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S.

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NIKON RELEASES FIRMWARE VERSION 3.00 FOR THE NIKON Z 9 FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA

Nikon has announced the release of firmware version 3.00 for its flagship, full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z 9.

The new firmware upgrade offers exciting new features for both video and stills functions, as well as improved operability and display features that respond to user needs.

New video features include High-Frequency Flicker Reduction and Hi-Res Zoom1 – a function that enables high-resolution zooming that effectively extends the telephoto range, regardless of the lens used. New stills features include the addition of a C60 option to High-Speed Frame Capture+2 – enabling high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 60 fps in DX format.

The firmware upgrade also offers users a more comfortable workflow with improved playback options for images captured in bursts of continuous shooting.

To satisfy the enhanced display and operability demands of professionals further, the upgrade increases the number of buttons available for custom controls and extends the customisable functions. In addition, images and the i menu can be displayed in vertical orientation during playback mode, and new image-size options for DX format have been added. Other improvements include an extended AF low-light limit and a reduction of shifting focus position to a foreground obstacle that briefly obscures the intended subject.

This upgrade demonstrates Nikon’s ongoing commitment to meeting users’ needs through timely firmware updates offering industry-leading functions.

FOOTNOTES:

1 Hi-Res Zoom is available only with video recording at video file type settings of ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV), H.265 10-bit (MOV), H.265 8-bit (MOV), or H.264 8-bit (MP4) with image area set to FX (36×24). Restrictions apply to some camera features.

2 With AE/AF tracking at an image quality setting of JPEG normal only. The maximum number of frames that can be captured with a single burst is fewer than that possible with high-speed continuous shooting. We recommend using a Nikon-recommended memory card.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 76

CONTENTS – ISSUE 76 2022

Nikon Owner issue 76

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
By Becky Danese
Becky Danese re-visits the Big Cat Sanctuary in Ashford five years on to check out Nikon’s latest big zooms.

CONVERTER COMPREHENSION
By Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford explains how to get the most out of Nikon teleconverters for F-mount and Z-mount lenses.

BANGLADESH – THE PINK PALACE PRINCESSES
By Andrew Main Wilson
Andrew Main Wilson explains his unusual choice of image taken to represent Bangladesh.

A PORTRAIT OF TRANSYLVANIA
By Martin Stones
For the past twelve years, photographer Martin Stones has been working on a personal photography project documenting the people of Transylvania and their way of life.

H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II: A TRIBUTE TO AN INDOMITABLE MONARCH
By Gillian Greenwood
Gillian Greenwood examines the extraordinary reign of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and her selfless life of service. The article includes images graciously provided by Julian Calder.

THE ROSE CHAFER BEETLE
By Heather Angel
Heather Angel explains why the Rose Chafer beetle is a surprisingly good pollinator.

A CONSTELLATION OF STARS
By Gillian Greenwood
The Amateur Photographer Award Celebration this year took place at the historic Savoy Place in London, with a star-studded cast of award-winning photographers.

TONY HURST GALLERY
Words by Gray Levett
The Zenza Bronica Deluxe camera has been exquisitely captured by Tony Hurst.

MR TORU IWAOKA – A RECOLLECTION
By Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford remembers the life of Toru Iwaoka with affection.

THE MUSICAL BOX OF MICHAEL PUTLAND
Words by Gray Levett
Music photographer Michael Putland’s archive includes images of The Incredible String Band who were hugely influential in the music world as well as Gray Levett’s favourite band.

 

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JOURNEY WIDE WITH THE NEW NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

Nikon has released their lightest full-frame wide-angle mirrorless zoom lens to date: the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8. An essential lens for travel, events, and creative storytelling, this fast ultra-wide-angle zoom is built to let photographers and video shooters widen their creative palette—and carry less weight.

 

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From epic views to frame-filling close-ups, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is the perfect lens with which to tell diverse visual stories from a unique point of view. Landscapes to cityscapes. Expansive skies to street scenes. Architecture to interiors. The 17-28mm focal length range lets photographers nail detailed, all-encompassing wide-angle shots—or play with a sense of scale and exaggerate perspectives. Video shooters can draw viewers into a scene with wide establishing shots, or create a sense of space when shooting in tight quarters.

Designed to enable confident and creative wide-angle photography, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is both versatile and easy to use. The f/2.8 constant aperture is great for shooting in available light or working creatively with shutter speeds—and the lens renders big, beautiful bokeh when shooting wide open. Users who want to go for dramatic ultra-wide-angle close-ups will benefit greatly from the minimum focusing distance of just 0.19 m, which allows sharp, clear results when shooting at close range. In addition, the lens’ wide zoom ring enables comfortable handling and steady framing. And Nikon’s responsive AF focuses quickly on subjects whether they’re positioned in the foreground or the background.

Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “If you travel, shoot events, or just love to tell stories, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 puts intriguing compositions and dramatic perspectives firmly within your grasp. This ultra-wide-angle zoom is made to stay on your camera and go with you anywhere as you seek out new inspiration, or re-visit familiar places and capture them from bold new angles.”

Summary of key features: NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

Lightweight 17-28mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens: superb sharpness and less distortion—even when shooting at the ultra-wide 17 mm end of the zoom range.

Short close-focusing distance: a minimum focus distance of just 0.19 m*1 enables sharp, clear results when shooting up close to a subject.

Fast f/2.8 constant aperture: maintains consistent exposure across the zoom range. Great for shooting in available light—or working creatively with shutter speeds and depth of field.

Big beautiful bokeh: the large Z mount and f/2.8 rounded 9-blade aperture enable large, soft spheres of bokeh when shooting wide open, and bokeh is accentuated when shooting at close distances.

Great for video too: footage won’t be ruined by focusing sounds. Focus breathing is dramatically reduced so users can smoothly shift focus while maintaining framing.

Confident focusing: AF is fast, smooth, quiet, and precise.

Easy control: customisable silent control and wide zoom ring, which is simple to operate when you have your eye to the viewfinder.

Travel-ready: lightweight—weighs just 450 g (approx.)—and the lens is sealed to protect from dust and water droplets.*2

Sales start: 27th October 2022

RRPs: NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 – £ 1,199.00 inc. VAT

FOOTNOTE:

*1At the 17-mm zoom position.

*2 This lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.

 

THE NIKKOR Z LENS LINE-UP EXPANSION TO 2023

Nikkor Lens Line-up

The contents of this lineup are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

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