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First Nikon Owner South-Coast Group Meeting of 2020

Saturday, 22nd February 2020
6:00-10:00 p.m.

Venue:

The Duke of Wellington, 36 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH

 

After the excesses of the end of year season – are you feeling like this?

copyright Adrian Cochrane

 

Then you need to join the South-Coast Group and see some

WILDLIFE!

copyright Steve Neal

Andrew Hewson and Adrian Cochrane, who organise all the events and outings for the very popular Nikon Owner South-Coast Group, are delighted to announce the first meeting of the year at their regular meeting venue, the Duke of Wellington, on Saturday, 22nd February 2020.

Adrian will be presenting some of his wildlife photos for your entertainment and discussion.

 

Registration:

If you are a Nikon Owner subscriber please kindly visit the NIKON OWNER MESSAGE BOARD and leave a message to let Andrew and Adrian know if you plan to join them and if you plan to eat so they can let the Duke know what the numbers will be.  If you are not a subscriber or do not have access to the message board for some reason please email katrin@nikonownermagazine.com

There will be an £8 charge per person to cover the room hire.

Andrew Hewson and Adrian Cochrane look forward to seeing you!

 

DISCLAIMER: With regard to all workshops, seminars, safaris, photo-outings, meetings or events, both Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine and their staff are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating any of these on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity. Anyone planning to attend will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of enrolling and that no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers, Grays of Westminster or Nikon Owner magazine. Furthermore, in the case of events or courses of an outside nature, each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety and the safety of their property at all times and likewise no liability whatsoever is accepted by Nikon Owner magazine or Grays of Westminster and any of their staff in this regard. In other words each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.

 

 

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Nikon Owner North Yorkshire Group Photo Walk at West Burton Village

Friday, 28th February 2020 at 12 noon

Andrew Burns, the coordinator of  the popular North Yorkshire Group would like to invite you to visit West Burton Village (waterfalls and chapel). Having worked as a professional photographer for almost twenty years, Andy is now semi-retired and very much looking forward to meeting other photography enthusiasts and bringing them together for joint photographic adventures.

This first photo walk of 2020 will be held in the picturesque village of West Burton which is in North Yorkshire between the towns of Hawes and Leyburn. The group will visit the small Methodist Chapel and the water falls, both of which are easily accessible and just a few minutes’ walk from the village green.

Agenda and details

Meeting:

The Group will meet at 12 noon on the village green where free parking is available on the roadside.
Postcode: DL8 4JX

Initially the group will go to the ‘Fox & Hounds’ public house for a briefing and lunch (if required). This will be followed by a visit to the Methodist Chapel which – although small – has a very unusual interior with a series of wooden carved semi circular seats. The symmetry of the building lends itself to architectural photography. 

Afterwards the group will visit the waterfalls, known locally as ‘Cauldron Falls’, which are only a few minutes’ walk from the village centre. There will be an opportunity to capture images using Neutral Density filters in order to create long exposures.

Cost:

Parking – free on street (please ensure no to block drives or resident access points)

No entry fees to chapel or waterfall

Any food or drinks purchased in the Fox & Hounds public house (see website: www.foxandhoundswestburton.co.uk  for further information)

Accessibility:

The footpaths around the village are mostly level but the area around the waterfalls can be wet, muddy and slippery so care is required. Walking shoes or boots are recommended together with outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather on the day.

Equipment:

Recommended: a DSLR or Mirrorless camera together with a wide angle lens (20mm or wider) and a mid-range lens (24 – 70mm) A tripod will be essential for the waterfall session, together with a remote release cable (if available) and Neutral Density filters (or a Lee ‘Big Stopper’).

Finish time:

The meeting will conclude at approximately 4.00 p.m., but members are welcome to remain on site or explore the village afterwards.

Registration:

If you are a Nikon Owner subscriber you are most welcome to attend by yourself or with your partner or family, no matter where you live in the UK or beyond. There is no charge for the photo-outing except for the costs that may arise as mentioned above.

Please kindly visit the NIKON OWNER MESSAGE BOARD and leave a message to let Andrew know if you plan to come along. If you do not have access to the message board for some reason or are not a subscriber please email katrin@nikonownermagazine.com

Andrew Burns looks forward to seeing you!

Note: All photographs by Andrew Burns

 

 

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CHRIS WESTON ONLINE TRAINING

Learn the essential skills to truly GREAT photography

A new Online Course by Chris Weston

Nikon make beautiful cameras but it takes a skilled photographer to create stunning images. Chris Weston has been shooting Nikon since he was 10 years old and in that time he has learned that mastering camera technique can be broken down into seven simple steps. Now he has created a comprehensive online workshop to show you what they are and how to apply them in your photography.

In Mastering Your Nikon Camera he reveals the essential techniques you need to get the best out of your camera, whether it’s DSLR or Z-series and whatever level you are starting from. Join him “in the field” as he demystifies the art of exposure, metering, focus tracking and image sharpness, menu settings, ISO, colour and light as well as quality to show you how to…

TURN A SCENE LIKE THIS …

 

 

INTO AN IMAGE LIKE THIS …

 

A Comprehensive Online Workshop

 

Now, you too can learn the essential skills of truly GREAT photography. Take your knowledge of your Nikon camera and understanding of photography technique to new levels and see where it takes you.

In this comprehensive online workshop, you get:

  • 50 Full-HD Video Tutorials
  • 144 pages of Course Notes
  • 100 Sample Images with EXIF data
  • FREE bonus material
  • Dip-in/Dip-out format
  • DSLR or Mirrorless
  • Any level of experience
  • Any style and genre

Join now, start today – 33% Nikon Owner Discount

 

Nikon Owner subscribers enjoy a 33% discount when signing up to Mastering Your Nikon Camera. Join now to gain instant access to the complete course – that is lifetime access on any device to over 2.5 hours of video teaching and over 250 pages of course material all for just £95 instead of RRP £145.

Registration

 

To receive your link to register for the course at the discounted price, please email your full name, postal address and postcode, as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert on behalf of Gillian Greenwood:

katrin@nikonownermagazine.com.

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.

 

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FIRST NIKON OWNER REGIONAL GROUP EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR 2020

PHOTO BY PAUL STILLMAN

Getting a start ahead of the other regional groups, Paul Stillman, who kindly offered to coordinate the next activities of the South-East Group, has announced the first event: A World of Wildlife at the Arundel Wetlands Centre in West Sussex, taking place on Wednesday, 11th March 2020.

This is an all-day event in a 65-acre reserve of lakes, reed beds and channels home to a wide variety of British water birds, as well as a large collection of international wildfowl including rare and endangered species. Close to the visitor centre are open pools full of captive and wild birds, with paths and boardwalks leading to several hides overlooking lakes, open water, reeds and woodland. A dream of opportunity for the bird and wildlife photographer as winter is usually a good time to see these birds. The day also includes a one-hour guided walk of the main pathways and an explanation of the work of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Nikon Owner Regional Groups are coordinated by Nikon Owner subscribers on a voluntary basis and are open to other Nikon Owner subscribers and their partners and families.

These are the current Nikon Owner Regional Groups:

Cotswolds Group

London Group

North Midlands Group

North Yorkshire Group

South-Coast Group

South-East Group

For more information please email katrin@nikonownermagazine.com

 

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REACH FURTHER WITH THE NEW COOLPIX P950 SUPERZOOM

 

 

London, United Kingdom, 7th January 2020: Nikon adds to its impressive line-up of bridge cameras with the COOLPIX P950, which boasts an impressive 83x optical zoom. This robust superzoom camera updates the COOLPIX P900 with a range of sought-after features that make it exceptionally easy to capture distant subjects in extraordinary detail – in stunning close-up images and strikingly sharp 4K movies.

With its extensive reach, the COOLPIX P950 is the ideal companion camera for photographers who want to photograph birds or wildlife, or for keen aircraft spotters. The 83x optical zoom offers a focal length range of 24–2000 mm 1, while the 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom digitally extends the upper limit to an incredible 4000 mm 2.

Wildlife or bird photographers shooting at first light or at dusk get great results thanks to the bright NIKKOR lens with wide f/2.8 maximum aperture. Image quality is sharp, even when shooting at high zoom. Video shooters can record breath taking 4K movie footage of elusive subjects and users can adjust key exposure settings while filming, which is ideal in changing light. The COOLPIX P950 also supports RAW (NRW) image capture so users can make the most of advanced processing/editing programmes. And a full-size hot shoe enables use of Nikon accessories like mics or scopes.

Gabriela Januario, Commercial Planning Manager at Nikon UK, comments:

“The COOLPIX P950 is a feature-packed update to the COOLPIX P900, which changed the market for superzoom cameras with its 83x optical zoom. This new camera keeps the impressive zoom range of its predecessor and adds many of the features people have been asking for, including: 4K movies, an improved eVF, RAW support, and a hot shoe for accessories. It’s a great addition to the Nikon family of superzoom cameras: people can choose between an 83x optical zoom and the extraordinary 125x optical zoom of the COOLPIX P1000 depending on their passions.”

 

Summary of Key Features

Incredible Zoom. 83x optical zoom (24–2000 mm) 1 and 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom (4000 mm) 2.

Bright NIKKOR lens. With f/2.8 maximum aperture and Super ED glass to help reduce distortion at high zoom.

Standout Shots. 16 MP backlit CMOS sensor, fast EXPEED image processor, and Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction.

RAW Support. Save and export uncompressed RAW (NRW) images to processing/editing programmes.

4K movies. Easily record stereo 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 60p. Record in stereo sound and manually adjust key exposure settings while filming.

In-Camera Time-Lapse. Record time-lapse movies of approx. 10 seconds duration, which play back at 25 fps or 30 fps.

Vari-angle LCD monitor. Bright and larger 8.1 cm (3.2 in) 921k-dot LCD monitor can be tilted and twisted in almost any direction.

Clear Electronic Viewfinder. Twice as large 1 cm (0.39 in) 2360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with eye-sensor.

Smooth & Functional Control. The large grip, side dial for auto focus, side zoom control, and snap-back zoom button ensure steady handling.

SnapBridge. Sync photos to your smart device or use the smart device to shoot remotely, even for RAW files.

Full-size Hot Shoe. Mount Nikon accessories like Speedlights and mics. Or try Nikon’s DF-M1 Dot Sight, a foldable scope that helps track even fast-flying birds.

Connectivity. Connect using Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth.

SnapBridge Compatibility

Nikon’s SnapBridge app for iOS and Android must be installed on a compatible smart device before SnapBridge can be used with this camera.

 

Footnotes

1 35mm equivalent.

2 Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of the optical zoom.

 

The Nikon COOLPIX 950 will be available nationwide from early spring 2020 at an RRP of £799.00 inc. VAT

 

More images of the product available to download from:

https://www.nikon.co.uk/en_GB/press_room/press_library.page

 

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