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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 65

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CONTENTS – ISSUE 65 2019

MICHAEL PITTS, DIRECTOR & CAMERAMAN:
SEA HUNT PART I
In Part I of this two-part series, Michael Pitts tells us the story of his extraordinary career as an underwater photographer, director & cameraman. It has taken him all over the world, from the Great Barrier Reef, shooting on a major BBC David Attenborough series, Coral Seas to the wreck of the Invincible, which sank in 1789.

NIKON Z 6 & Z 7 REVIEW: PART 2
By Simon Stafford
In the first of a two-part article by our esteemed technical specialist, Simon Stafford provides us with an overview of the Nikon Z-series cameras, the first FX-format mirrorless models released by the Nikon Corporation.

NIGER – THE WODAABE DESERT NOMADS
By Andrew Main Wilson
Adding yet another country to his ‘roads less travelled’ series, Andrew Main Wilson journeys to Niger, one of the world’s most challenging and unusual countries, which was ranked at the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index. But, as he has so often illustrated, there are extraordinary people wherever one journeys.

THE THEORY OF PRE-VOLUTION USING VINTAGE LENSES IN A MODERN AGE
By Becky Danese
What do rabbit ears, Nikkor pre-AI, AI and AIS lenses all have in common and why are they relevant in a digital age? Becky Danese explains in her comprehensive article.

ON LOCATION
By Jeremy Walker
In a unique article written for Nikon Owner, award-winning photographer and Nikon Ambassador Jeremy Walker shares his thoughts and ideas on landscape photography with our readers.

TONY HURST GALLERY:
Words by Gray Levett
Tony Hurst has added yet another creation to his stunning images of Nikon equipment, the Nikon F2 High Speed camera, which was introduced at Photokina in 1978. Gray Levett tells the story.

LIFE IN THE ROCKS
By Heather Angel
The preeminent natural history photographer Heather Angel shows us that you can find life in the rocks in the exposed limestone areas in Yorkshire.

THE MUSICAL BOX OF MICHAEL PUTLAND: IMAGES FROM HIS ARCHIVE
By Gillian Greenwood
In the first part of an exciting new series, Gillian Greenwood examines the impact that music has had on all of our lives and takes us back to the time when Michael Putland, one of the UK’s most significant music photographers, was starting his career. One of his seminal photographs was a black and white image of the legendary singer and songwriter Scott Walker.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 64

Nikon Owner magazine cover – issue 64

CONTENTS – ISSUE 64 2019

IN THE LAND OF CHINGGIS KHAN
By Julian Cook
Julian Cook visits Mongolia, a land full of incredible landscapes, stunning deserts and extraordinary history.

NIKON Z 7 REVIEW: PART 1
By Simon Stafford
In the first of a two-part article by our esteemed technical specialist, Simon Stafford provides us with an overview of the Nikon Z-series cameras, the first FX-format mirrorless models released by the Nikon Corporation.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Costa Rica – The Trumpet Tree Sloths
Andrew Main Wilson discovers that although sloths may be the slowest- moving creatures in the world, they can be devilishly difficult to photograph.

A TRIBUTE TO SPRING, THE SEASON OF MAGIC AND ENCHANTMENT
By Gillian Greenwood
Gillian Greenwood looks at the way that spring can transform our lives as photographers as she casts her eye over Georgianna Lane’s latest photographic work New York In Bloom.

TONY HURST GALLERY:
Words by Gray Levett
Jacques Costeau, a world-renowned explorer, co-developed the Aqua-lung and pioneered marine conservation. Together with a brilliant Belgian engineer they created an all-weather underwater camera the Calypso Phot. This is their story….

NIKON IN THE MOVIES: HOLLYWOOD TO BROLLYWOOD: A CONVERSATION WITH GRAY LEVETT
By Becky Danese
The arrival in the mail of a movie poster sparks off a conversation about Grays of Westminster’s role in supplying Nikon equipment for some of the most popular films of our time.

NIKKOR AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF VR
By Becky Danese
Becky Danese describes in brief the features of this stunning new lightweight Nikkor lens that has become the must-have optic.

ANGEL EYES
By Heather Angel
Heather Angel’s wonderful image shows us that young snow monkeys enjoy making snowballs and playing in the snow as much as we do.

FANTASTIC FILTERS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
By Becky Danese
One of the most used, yet least understood of all photographic accessories, filters can make your photographs technically perfect or transform them according to your imagination. Becky Danese is your guide through the maze of filter options.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 63

Nikon Owner magazine cover – issue 63

CONTENTS – ISSUE 63 2019

PHOTOGRAPHING ROCKY SHORES
By John Archer-Thomson
Britain’s coastline contains some of the most photogenic and bio-diverse areas on the planet. In this comprehensive article, long-term Nikon Owner contributor John Archer-Thomson examines the photographic potential inherent within our rocky shores.

The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR
By Moose Peterson
Nikon Ambassador Moose Peterson makes a welcome return to the pages of Nikon Owner with his review of this extraordinary new zoom lens from Nikon.

ANGEL EYES
By Heather Angel
The preeminent photographer, biologist and author Professor Heather Angel invites us on one of her many trips to China and explains how she captured this very unusual shot of a newt.

CUSTOMIZATION CONUNDRUMS
By Becky Danese
Becky Danese guides us through the customisable options available on Nikon’s DSLRs cameras.

REMEMBERING RHINOS & REMEMBERING GREAT APES – BOOK REVIEW
By Mike Eleftheriades
Michael Eleftheriades reviews two very important books: Remembering Rhinos and Remembering Great Apes, which are not just curiosities for the lovers of animals, but poignant records of species facing an uncertain future.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Tanzania – The Ancient Dhows of Zanzibar
Almost 30 years on from his first visit and armed with his new Nikon D850, Andrew Main Wilson returns to Tanzania to visit the country’s world-class Wonder – the Spice Island of Zanzibar.

TONY HURST GALLERY:
Words by Gray Levett
The master of light and composition Mr. Tony Hurst shoots the extremely rare Nikon F-36 Type 1motor drive from 1959.

CRACKING STACKING Part 2
By Simon Stafford
In the second part of his two-part article our award-winning technical editor Simon Stafford offers some advice on how to process images captured using the Focus Shift Shooting feature of the Nikon D850.

 

 

 

 

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 62

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CONTENTS – ISSUE 62 2018

CREATING NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITS: AN INTERVIEW WITH HOLLY WREN
By Michael Eleftheriades
In June this year, Holly Wren gave a popular talk to the Nikon Owner London Group at the Hellenic Centre. Nikon Owner London Group coordinator Michael Eleftheriades interviews Holly for this issue.

NIKON’S FACTORY OF DREAMS: THE END OF OHI BUILDING 101
By Gray Levett
This is the story of the Ohi Building 101, Nikon’s first factory that is, alas, no more. This building was the setting for the creation of the first Nikon, the Model I 35mm rangefinder as well as the legendary Nikon F and F2 up to and including the F3.

PANDA SLIDE
By Heather Angel
Heather Angel managed to capture this wonderful shot of a panda sliding down a snowy slope. Over the years, it has been reproduced in advertisements, on calendars and greetings cards as well as in textbooks, panda books, newspapers and many magazines to become her best-selling panda image.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW – PART II
By Becky Danese
In Nikon Owner Issue 52 (LII), Becky Danese explored the merits of using the Nikon ES-1 slide copying adapter to digitize 35mm slides. It was a very popular article. In this issue she turns her attention to the new ES-2 Film Digitizing adapter.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Saudi Arabia – The Car Crash Cube
As Andrew Main Wilson nears the end of his global journey, having completed shoots in 175 of the world’s 200 countries, he tells us of an encounter that struck him as particularly symbolic of the changing world we live in today.

TONY HURST GALLERY:
Words by Gray Levett
Nikonos RS was the world’s first underwater SLR camera. After a six-month search Gray Levett tracked one down along with a R-UW AF 20-35mm f/2.8, the world’s first underwater zoom. Master photographer Tony Hurst then captured it in all its glory.

CRACKING STACKING Part I
By Simon Stafford
In this, the first of a two-part article, Simon Stafford offers some observations on the Focus-Shift Shooting feature of the Nikon D850.

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New From Nikon: D3500!

FROM BIG DAYS TO EVERY DAY – OUTSHINE THE ORDINARY WITH THE NEW NIKON D3500 D-SLR

London, United Kingdom, 30th August 2018: Nikon introduces the new D3500, a compact 24.2 MP entry-level D-SLR that blends premium build quality with outstanding performance. From big days to every day, users can shoot photos and movies that outshine what’s possible with a phone. With ease.

The head-turning D3500 captures richly detailed images in any light. The large sensor and wide light-sensitivity range deliver the kind of detailed photos and Full HD movies that aren’t possible to achieve with a phone. The rendering power of NIKKOR lenses ensures crystal-clear results. And the camera’s tough lens mount makes it easy to explore the beauty of different NIKKOR lenses: even heavier telephoto lenses can be used without worrying about wear and tear.

For those new to D-SLR photography, this camera makes it easy to capture every big moment as well as everyday adventures. Its slim body, featuring the latest monocoque structure, is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, while the refined ergonomic design includes a new deep grip, making it easier to hold. A more simple and spacious button layout ensures the camera immediately feels comfortable in the hand, and the user’s thumb has plenty of space to rest on the back of the camera. Operating the camera feels steady and effortless. Nikon’s popular Guide Mode takes shooting to the next level, showing the user exactly how to adjust settings to capture the look and feel they want in photos and movies. And the long battery life means users can keep on shooting from dusk ‘til dawn – and beyond.

Tim Carter, Head of Product Management, Nikon Northern Europe, says: “The D3500 is the perfect entry into the world of photography. Its comfortable design and helpful shooting modes make it easy to capture photos and movies to be proud of. Plus you can connect a world of NIKKOR lenses to the tough, reliable lens mount. You’ll never need to stop exploring new ways to shoot great images and SnapBridge makes it easy to share your favourite photos from anywhere.”

Summary of key features

D-SLR image quality. The large 24.2 MP DX-format sensor and wide ISO range of 100–25600 ensure richly detailed photos and Full HD movies. Even when you’re shooting in low light.

Always your best shot. Razor-sharp autofocus keeps subjects perfectly sharp. Swift continuous shooting speeds of 5 fps let users capture five beautiful images for every second.

Crafted to enjoy. From telephoto zoom lenses to wide-angle primes, the strong metal lens mount means users can change lenses again and again.

Built to hold. The deep grip means this camera immediately feels comfortable in the hand. Spacious button placement makes operation easy. The long battery life will keep users shooting.

Too good not to share. The SnapBridge app for iOS and Android enables an always-on connection between this camera and a smartphone/tablet. Making it easy to share DSLR-quality photos in the moment.

The adventure starts here. This Nikon DSLR is part of an expandable photographic system that can grow with each user. Widening their creativity with renowned NIKKOR lenses, Nikon Speedlights, and more.

Sales price:

D3500 + AF-P DX 18–55 VR – £499

D3500 + AF-P 18–55 non VR – £479

Sales Start Date: 20th September 2018

Please contact us by e-mail if you would like to go on the waiting list for this new camera or if you have any other questions.

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