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LEE Filters Expands LEE100 System

LEE Filters Expands LEE100 System with New Filter Holder for Ultra-wide NIKKOR Zoom

Lee100 System Filter Holder

LEE Filters, a leading manufacturer of high-quality lighting gels and photographic filters and a member of the Panavision family of brands, is expanding its award-winning LEE100 filter system with the addition of a new LEE100 holder specifically developed for Nikon’s NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f2.8 S ultra-wide zoom lens.

Physically larger than the standard LEE100 holder, this new filter holder is made from aluminium alloy and features a bespoke compression system for safe and secure placement on the lens barrel with optimised vignette performance. Visual “smart alignment” markings help the user correctly position the holder on the lens, and an integrated gasket and anti-reflective coating protect against light leak.

Lee 100 Filter Holder

The new holder uses the same interchangeable, modular guide blocks as the standard LEE100 system, and innovative quick-change filter frames enable photographers to continue using their existing LEE 100x100mm standard and 100x150mm grad filters. Integrated handling tabs on the filter frames allow for easy positioning without having to directly touch the filter surface, mitigating fingerprints and increasing the filter’s usable visible area. A physical stop on the filter frames optimizes the filter’s position relative to the lens, ensuring the filter’s edge won’t drop into the shot. For optimum wide-angle performance with the new holder, LEE Filters is also introducing a newly designed line of foamless 100mm Stoppers.

The new LEE100 filter holder for Nikon’s NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f2.8 S is available globally through LEE Filters’ dealer network and in the UK through select LEE Filters dealers and LEE Direct.

About LEE Filters

Since 1967, LEE Filters has maintained a market-leading position as the world’s manufacturer of lighting gels and professional photographic filters designed for the B2B entertainment and B2C photographic markets. Ongoing R&D and extensive product testing have kept the company at the forefront of new technologies, adapting to the ever-changing needs of photographers, cinematographers and lighting designers. LEE Filters is part of Panavision’s portfolio of renowned brands, which includes Light Iron, Panalux, Direct Digital and Island Studios. For more information and locations worldwide, visit www.panavision.com. To learn more about LEE Filters, please visit www.leefilters.com.

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Nikon Z fc, Micro Lenses Launch & Z Products Update

Nikon Owner Special Webinar:

Nikon Z fc, Micro Lenses Launch
& Z Products Update
By Neil Freeman & Ricci Chera

Friday, 20th August 2021

Start time: 7.00 pm BST
Duration: 2 hours

Please note that this event will take place as an online webinar.
Please see the Registration section for the link to the online sign-up.

Nikon Owner London Group coordinator Michael Eleftheriades is pleased to invite you to this special event, ‘Nikon Z fc, Micro Lenses Launch & Z Products Update’ presented by Neil Freeman and Ricci Chera of Nikon UK. The event will be held on Friday, August 20th, 2021 as an online webinar.

On June 29th, 2021, Nikon surprised with the launch of the Z fc DX-format mirrorless camera, inspired by the iconic design of the Nikon FM2, with a similar size, traditional dials and Nikon logo. Alongside came the NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8 (SE), a compact and lightweight lens also featuring a design matching the Nikon lenses of the time, and development news of the NIKKOR 18-140mm f3.5-6.3 VR zoom lens.

Earlier, on June 2nd, 2021, the two eagerly awaited macro lenses for the Z system were launched, the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S micro and mid-telephoto, and the compact NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 standard microlens. Alongside, came news of the development of additional compact lenses, including the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2. Neil and Ricci will present the new products in detail, as well as their evaluations on their features and performance. There will also be an opportunity to ask Neil and Ricci questions on all aspects of the new camera and lenses.

It promises to be a very exciting evening, so please book your places early!

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred).

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video/audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install the Zoom application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees before the event.

Registration

The cost of the event is free for current Nikon Owner subscribers and £60 for non-Nikon Owner subscribers.

To reserve your place, please click here

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please email Katrin Ruckert at katrin@nikonownermagazine.com

Michael Eleftheriades looks forward to seeing you on Friday, August 20th!

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NIKON ANNOUNCE NEW NIKON Z FC CAMERA

Body Promo

London, June 29th, 2021: The new Nikon Z fc is here.

The Z Fc is inspired by the FM film cameras of yore.

  • Retro styling including shutter speed dial, exposure compensation dial, ISO sensitivity dial
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Eye-Detection AF for stills and video
  • Animal-Detection AF for stills and video
  • SnapBridge app can be used to transfer photos and videos recorded with the camera to a smart device
  • Great in low light with ISO sensitivity up to 51200
  • Vari-angle touch-screen monitor for low-level, vertical or selfie shooting
  • Supports USB power delivery with the camera turned on as well as USB charging
  • Supports Webcam Utility, software that enables the Nikon Z fc to be used as a web camera
  • Video recording supporting 4K UHD without crop using the DX-based movie image area
  • Supports Full-time AF (AF-F) dedicated for video recording
  • Slow-motion video shooting is made easy by simply selecting an image size and frame rate

DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM A LEGENDARY CAMERA

Here, there is passion in the detail. The pentaprism design and the balance between black and silver elements on the Nikon Z fc’s body reflect the FM2, as do the adoption of a circular eyepiece for the electronic viewfinder (EVF), the design of the dials, and the inscribed Nikon logo from the 1970-80s. Reliable robustness, meanwhile, is achieved by employing magnesium alloy

SIMPLIFIED OPERATION AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

The top of Nikon Z fc’s body features three dials and a small window that displays the aperture. The dials control shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity, enabling setting changes with simple operation. Further, the i button and i menu, which allow users to quickly adjust a variety of settings with the press of a button, can be customised based on the user’s individual shooting preferences.

The first time in a Nikon Z series camera, the Nikon Z fc supports exposure compensation during AUTO mode, enabling users to achieve their desired expression by increasing brightness and enhancing silhouettes, etc. The camera also features 20 Creative Picture Control options that deliver unique expressions. By selecting themes with different parameters such as hue, toning and saturation, users can express a variety of moods, as well as adjust effects to their taste.

ENHANCED FOCUS CAPABILITIES & VARI-ANGLE SHOOTING

The Nikon Z fc supports Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF with the shooting of stills and video—features originally introduced on the Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II. The wide-area AF (L) AF-area mode is supported, further ensuring the clear capture of eyes and faces by limiting the focusing area. Continuous focus on the eyes of the intended subject when there are several people in the frame or the tracking of eyes of a pet that’s moving can also be achieved.

The capture of clear stills and videos in dark situations is made possible by covering a wide standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200*. Additionally, vertical shooting from low or high angles is enabled with the adoption of the first vari-angle monitor among Z series cameras. When the monitor is rotated to the front, the camera automatically switches to self-portrait mode, enabling smooth selfie shooting with touch operation.

INCREASED CONNECTIVITY VIA SNAPBRIDGE VER. 2.8

The SnapBridge app can be used to transfer photos and videos recorded with the camera to a smart device**, making it easy for users to share them on social media. The latest camera firmware can also be obtained through the application.

Snapbridge Ver. 2.8, with a new user interface, now supports two automatic connection modes: foreground mode and background mode. The foreground mode connects with the camera only when the app is activated, reducing camera battery consumption. The background mode features a constant connection, transferring images automatically even when the app is not activated.

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Close-Up Photography with Nikon Owner’s Technical Editor Simon Stafford

The Secrets to Success with:
Close-Up Photography

An Online Webinar
Presented by Simon Stafford

Thursday, 22nd April 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm BST (GMT +1)

Continuing his highly successful series of photographic seminars and workshops presented in association with Nikon Owner Magazine and Grays of Westminster, Simon has prepared this online webinar to help you master the techniques for successful close-up photography, irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

He will explain the basic principles of close-up photography within the context of achieving a reproduction ratio up to 1:1 (life-size), provide an in-depth description of the key considerations, including magnification of the subject, working distance of a lens, the effect of diffraction, managing depth-of-field, and choosing and using lenses and lens accessories, together with a discussion as to when, why and how they should be applied.

Simon will describe techniques for achieving critically sharp focus, the benefits of Live View and how best to support your camera/lens combination. He will explain why controlling the appearance of the background is vitally important and offer advice concerning composition. He will also consider other essential aspects, including working with available light, plus the application of both supplementary continuous light sources and flash for lighting indoors and outdoors.

Simon will share his extensive knowledge of the Nikon camera system, together with plenty of general hints and tips accrued during his more than 40 years of photographic experience, to enable you to achieve high-quality, professional-looking close-up photographs consistently.

Agenda:

  • Understanding reproduction ratios and subject magnification
  • Appreciate the influence of working distance and diffraction
  • Choosing and using lenses for close focusing
  • Using lens accessories for close focusing
  • Filters for close-up photography
  • Selecting camera/lens support systems
  • Focusing techniques for close-up photography
  • Understanding and using depth-of-field
  • The importance of backgrounds
  • Working with and controlling available light
  • Using continuous supplementary lighting
  • Nikon flash equipment and its application for close-up photography

You will receive a full set of presentation notes, plus a video recording of the webinar to use for future personal reference; please note that copyright to all this material remains with Simon Stafford.

Registration

The cost of this online workshop will be £145 with a special price of £95 if you are a current Digital or Standard Nikon Owner subscriber or £45 if you are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postcode, Subscription number (if known) as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert: katrin@nikonownermagazine.com.

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a Nikon Owner subscriber, would you be kind enough to make a note of this in your email – in order to receive the discount, you will be able to join or re-join Nikon Owner when we contact you to acknowledge your booking registration.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred).

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video/audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install an application on your computer or laptop, or an app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees well before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

 

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How to Digitise Film Using Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Owner ‘How To’ Series of Webinars
With Michael Eleftheriades

How to Digitise Film Using Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Wednesday, 14th April 2021

Online Webinar

Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm BST (GMT +1)
Duration: 3 hours

Please note that this event will take place as an online webinar.

Nikon Owner London Group coordinator Michael Eleftheriades is pleased to invite you to a repeat of this popular new course.

Do you have large numbers of slides and negatives that you would like to digitise?

Were you always put off by the cost and the time it takes to scan them using a conventional scanner?

Do you already own a Nikon DSLR or Mirrorless camera and a macro lens?

Would you be interested in post-processing them quickly and efficiently?

If you answered yes to any of the above, this is the seminar for you! The aim of this event is to show you how you can digitise your slides, and black & white or colour negatives using your own digital camera more quickly, more efficiently and with quality similar to a high-end scanner.

The ‘How To’ series of events aims to tackle those very important but usually neglected subjects for photographers in a fun and interactive way. Taking place in a classroom format using state-of-the-art web meeting software, attendees are encouraged to take an active part and to ask questions about their issues and any problems.

Attendees will receive a copy of the presentation as a PDF, containing useful notes, diagrams and charts of everything shown during the seminar.

In addition, attendees will receive an online link to the video recording of the presentation so they can watch in their own time.

The webinar will include the following:

  • What makes a good scan
  • What is tonality and dynamic range
  • Resolution & Image Size explained
  • Nikon Optical Scanner comparison
  • Removing dust and lint from the film
  • Using the Nikon ES-1 and ES-2 film digitising adapters
  • Making your own digitising rig
  • Nikon Repro-copy stands vs. using a tripod
  • Using the Essential Film Holder
  • Light panel recommendations
  • Post-processing slides, b&w negatives and colour negatives in Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop
  • Recommended 3rd Party Plug-ins

Limited places are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Registration

The cost of the session will be £195 with a special price of £135 if you are a current Nikon Owner standard or special electronic subscriber or £75 if you are a Nikon Owner Platinum, Gold or Diamond subscriber.

To book, please email your full name, your user-name / subscription number (if known), postcode, daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert at katrin@nikonownermagazine.com

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a Nikon Owner subscriber, would you be kind enough to make a note of this in your email – in order to receive the discount, you will be able to join or re-join Nikon Owner when we contact you to acknowledge your booking registration.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred).

Speakers or headphones to listen to the sound stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone, these will be built-in).

Even without sharing your video/audio stream you will still be able to type questions using the chat feature.

You will need to download and install the Zoom application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees before the event.

About Michael Eleftheriades

A Nikon Owner subscriber since 2002, Michael is an architect and photographer who fuses his particular passion for architecture, virtual reality, computer graphics and photography in the creation of large-scale panoramic imagery. He has exhibited his photographs at three exhibitions in London and lectured on panoramic creation to wide acclaim in the UK, Europe and the United States. When not photographing, Michael directs the efforts of Media Synthesis, a media development and consultancy company established in 1993, and is responsible for virtual reality tours and interactive exhibits at many of the UK’s leading museums, including the Maritime and Natural History Museums. Michael has recently created the virtual tour for Grays of Westminster and has been the Nikon Owner London Group coordinator since 2007.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop are trademarks of their respective owners, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

 

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