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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 74

CONTENTS – ISSUE 74 2022

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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

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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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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 72

CONTENTS – ISSUE 72 2021

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BEYOND THE THING
By Damien Demolder

In this article, Damien Demolder helps us to look at the intrinsic nature of photography from an entirely different perspective.

LINGERING LOCALLY, LIKING LOCKDOWN
AND LOVING LUMINESCENCE
By by John Archer-Thomson
A welcome return to John Archer-Thomson, one of our most popular contributors to this magazine. He explains what happened to him during Lockdown.

NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S LENS REVIEW
By Simon Stafford
Our esteemed technical editor Simon Stafford casts his expert eye
over this zoom lens and provides a comprehensive review.

A MAGIC MOMENT
By Heather Angel
Heather Angel brilliantly captures a mother snow monkey as she gently grasps her new-born to her chest on Honshu, the largest island in Japan.

EXTENDED VIEW – THE KENKO Z EXTENSION TUBES
By Becky Danese
The Kenko Extension tubes are just the ticket for allowing you to do
macro work using the current Z series lenses. Becky explains why she likes this product.

KIRIBATI
By Andrew Main Wilson
The independent island nation of Kiribati has been forced to confront its own future existence. Rising ocean waters are shrinking Kiribati’s land area and will ultimately displace its people.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY
Words by Gray Levett
Master-photographer Tony Hurst creates yet another of his marvellous set pieces with his shot of the rarely seen Nikon F KS-80A made for the US Navy, while Gray Levett explains how this camera came into being.

NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S LENS REVIEW
By Simon Stafford
Our esteemed technical editor Simon Stafford casts his expert eye over this zoom lens and provides a comprehensive review.

BOOK REVIEWS
By Michael Eleftheriades
The leader of the long-established Nikon Owner London group reviews two important books in this issue, Remembering Cheetahs by Wildlife Photographers United and Landscape by Jeremy Walker.

THE MUSICAL BOX OF MICHAEL PUTLAND: IMAGES FROM HIS ARCHIVE
Words by Gray Levett
An iconic shot by Michael Putland of Jimmy Page, one the world’s greatest guitarists, in full flight on stage with his band Led Zeppelin at Earl’s Court, London, in May 1975.

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Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner Christmas Event

Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner
present an unmissable Christmas Evening

A Photographer’s Life:
Behind the Lens with Joe McNally

Introduced by Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster, and Michael Eleftheriades of the Nikon Owner London Group

Date: Saturday, 4th December 2021
Start time: 7.00 pm GMT
Duration: 2 hours

Please note that this event will take place as an online webinar and please see the Registration section on how to sign up.

Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner are pleased to invite you to this special Christmas event, ‘A Photographer’s Life: Behind the Lens with Joe McNally’. The event will be held on Saturday, 4th December 2021 as an online webinar.

Joe McNally became a professional photographer in 1978. Starting with newspapers, and moving onto magazines and commercial work, he has been thrown the kitchen sink of assignments, from news and sports to big production jobs, celebrity portrait sessions done in less than five minutes and assignments from the National Geographic that went on for a year. Known as a candid and humorous presenter, Joe will show work and discuss the ups and downs, the successes and the failures to be had when encountering the world with a camera in hand. He has been to approximately 70 countries and remains just as anxious and excited about his next job as he was when he first started working. He will offer notions about longevity, durability and versatility in this industry, and the stubbornness you have to demonstrate to get projects done in the face of obstacles and naysayers. In addition to showing work, Joe will engage in a lively Q&A, answering questions about technique, approach, the photo business and simply staying alive and engaged as a photographer.

Special Christmas Raffle:

First prize: Signed, limited edition copy of The Legendary Photography of Tony Hurst, celebrating Nikon’s 100th Anniversary, worth £125.00

Two runner-up prizes: a choice between a Nikon gilet, a t-shirt or a polo shirt. 

About Joe McNally

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose prolific career includes assignments in nearly 70 countries. McNally is known worldwide as not only one of the top, technically excellent photographers of his generation, but his charming demeanour, confidence and humour also make him a sought-after choice from CEOs to celebrities and commercial and magazine clients alike. He is among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the world between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Nikon, ESPN, Adidas, MAC Cosmetics, Land’s End, General Electric, Epson, MetLife, USAA, New York Stock Exchange, Lehman Brothers, PNC Bank and the Beijing Cultural Commission.

McNally is equally comfortable climbing buildings or lighting a telescope to capturing quiet, sensitive subject matter with confidence in medical surroundings. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for the National Geographic, LIFE and Sports Illustrated, where his research skills and unmatched preparedness were highly valued. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalistic Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” He has been honoured numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY and The World Press Photo Foundation. He has also adapted to the Internet-driven media world where his work is regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership. McNally is a proud Nikon Ambassador and also a recent member of the Capture One Ambassador Team.

His website can be viewed at: https://joemcnally.com

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, payable in advance, is £25 per person for current Nikon Owner subscribers and £85 for non-Nikon Owner subscribers.

To reserve your place, please click here 

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

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 4th December 2021 for this unmissable Christmas evening!

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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New Nikon Announcement

Today Nikon announced the Z 9, its most advanced flagship camera ever. The Z 9 is a significant step forward for both Nikon and professional imaging. The mirrorless camera boasts a new, stacked 45.7 MP full-frame CMOS sensor designed by Nikon engineers and an ultra-fast EXPEED 7 processor. It features Nikon’s most sophisticated autofocus system and 3D tracking to date, class-leading video capabilities, an exceptional electronic viewfinder display, speeds of up to 120 fps with full auto focus and exposure metering and more. Alongside the Z 9, Nikon is also announcing the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S – the first Z series super-telephoto zoom lens – and the Mount Adapter FTZ II, which further improves the usability of the existing Mount Adapter FTZ.

Nikon also introduces its latest zoom lens, the versatile NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S. With a lightweight build, advanced optics and a broad zoom range, this is the lens for any scenario. From ancient architecture and lively street photography to detailed portraits and sweeping landscapes, it allows users to capture all angles without having to change lens.

Alongside the Z 9, Nikon is also announcing the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S – the first Z series super-telephoto zoom lens – and the Mount Adapter FTZ II, which further improves the usability of the existing Mount Adapter FTZ.

You can see the Nikon Z9 – Camera Launch here.

And here you can see today’s Grays of Westminster live stream Nikon Z9 First-Hand Impressions.

On the 5th of November from 13:00 to 21:00 CET, tune in to #Nikon Days: an exclusive virtual event to celebrate its Z series system. Photography enthusiasts and professionals alike can enjoy sessions in French, English and German.

There will be Zoom product presentations and roundtables, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with Nikon’s leading wildlife, sports, automotive, fashion and wedding photographers from across Europe. In-depth looks at the Z 9, Z System and several NIKKOR lenses will also take place. The event is free to attend, please register your place here: https://nikondays.nikoneurope.com

 

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