Nikon Owner magazine cover – issue 66
CONTENTS – ISSUE 66 2019
WRITING WITH LIGHT
BY R. J. Ellory
The distinguished English bestselling thriller writer, musician and photographer R. J. Ellory tells us about his passion for photography in an article exclusively written for Nikon Owner.
WIDE APPEAL: THE NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4S REVIEW
By Simon Stafford
The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S is the first ultra-wide angle lens for the Nikon Z-series cameras; Simon Stafford has spent some time assessing it.
RUSSIA – THE MONSTER BELUGA OF TATARSTAN
By Andrew Main Wilson
In the heart of Kazan, capital of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, Andrew Main Wilson discovered and photographed a giant beluga, the largest freshwater fish in the world.
A WINTER FREEZE BONUS
By Heather Angel
During the first week of January 2009, a severe cold spell made it possible for Heather Angel to capture an unexpected shot of a little grebe and a mute swan at Kew Gardens.
TONY HURST GALLERY:
Words by Gray Levett
One of our distinguished readers described Tony Hurst’s photography as ’beyond real’ and in the case of Tony’s shot of the rare 50cm f/5 Reflex-Nikkor his words ring true.
A NIKON LEGEND: MR. TETSURO GOTO
By Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford speaks with Mr. Tetsuro Goto General Manager of the Nikon Imaging Business Unit, a Nikon Fellow, about his long and illustrious career with the company. Mr. Goto was responsible for heading the teams that created the famed Nikon F5, D3 and the Df cameras, and was involved in the development of many other classic Nikon cameras beginning with the Nikon F3.
THE THEORY OF PRE-EVOLUTION – USING VINTAGE LENSES IN A MODERN AGE
By Becky Danese
In Part I Becky Danese covered the merits of using manual focus lenses on Digital SLR bodies. Now, armed with a Z 6 and FTZ adapter, as well as some of her favoured AI, AIS and pre-AI lenses, she has found some points of interest for those who may wish to give their vintage glass a new lease of life.
THE MUSICAL BOX OF MICHAEL PUTLAND: IMAGES FROM HIS ARCHIVE
By Gillian Greenwood
Gillian Greenwood continues to explore the work of the acclaimed music photographer Michael Putland. In this issue she examines his portrait of David Gilmour, the guitarist and vocalist of the British rock band Pink Floyd.
MICHAEL PITTS, DIRECTOR & CAMERAMAN:
SEA HUNT – PART II
In Part II of this series, Michael Pitts continues to explore his extraordinary career as a photographer, director and cameraman, which has taken him to spectacular locations all over the planet.