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Nikon D500 Wins the Camera GP 2017 Editors Award

Camera GP (Grand Prix) 2017 Editors Award selects the Nikon DX-format flagship camera as the panel’s preferred DSLR for its outstanding form and function Johannesburg, South Africa – 19 May 2017 – The Nikon D500 has recently picked up its third award from the imaging community and industry with the Camera GP (Grand Prix) 2017 Editors Award, as announced by Nikon in South Africa today. The Camera GP is an award that focuses primarily on cameras and lenses. It is sponsored by the Camera Journal Press Club (C.J.P.C. / Japan), which was established in September 1963 and is made up of representatives from 10 print and online camera and photography magazines (as of April 2017). The winners of the Editors Award, of which the D500 is this year’s recipient, are selected from all cameras and imaging devices released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, with the exception of those selected as Camera and Lens of the Year, for its popularity, the buzz it has created, and the innovation it shows, with judging by C.J.P.C. members. Summary on the selection of Nikon D500 for Camera GP2017 Editors Award The D500 is the long-awaited new high-end model in Nikon’s line […]
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Nikon & Adobe

Applications that support Adobe Camera Raw include Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, After Effects, and Bridge. Here is a list of Nikon cameras supported by camera raw: https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html#Nikon Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and the Camera Raw plug-in include numerous lens profiles, which you can use to correct common lens aberrations such as barrel and pincushion geometric distortion. Here are the list of Nikon supported Lenses: https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/supported-lenses.html#Nikon Why doesn’t my version of Photoshop or Lightroom support my camera? https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/why-is-my-camera-not-supported.html Introduction to DNG Converter: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html Adobe and Nikon: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/nikonraw.html   Julieanne Kost’s Lightroom Presets: http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/page/1?s=lightroom+presets Julieanne Kost’s Website: http://www.jkost.com/
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COMPETITION: Win a copy of Nikon Ambassador, Brett Florens’ brand new book!

Win a copy of Nikon Ambassador, Brett Florens’ brand new book – “Destination Dubai” How to Photograph a Wedding from Start to Finish! All you have to do is book for a Nikon School workshop or excursion coming up in May or June and post your best wedding or portrait photograph taken with your Nikon camera on Instagram, tag @iamnikonsa and #WinWithNikonSA. Get your friends to vote for your image because we will be selecting a winner with the most votes, as well as an Editor’s choice winner. What are you waiting for? Get snapping with your Nikon camera! Competition Period: The competition will commence on Monday, 15 May 2017 and will close on Friday, 26 May 2017 at 12h00 midday (“the competition period”). The winner will be announced on 31 May 2017 on the Nikon South Africa Instagram page. How to Enter: To enter this competition the entrants must: Book for a Nikon School workshop or excursion coming up in May/June 2017 – book online at www.nikonschool.co.za Capture an original and creative wedding or portrait photograph with your Nikon camera. VERY IMPORTANT: All images must be shot with a Nikon camera. Entries must be submitted via Instagram by uploading the image on your personal […]
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100 Images to honor SA Firefighters with Justin Sullivan

Justin Sullivan has been exploring photography in the greater Cape Town region for the past 2 years, broadening his expertise in Documentary Photography – specialising in Cape Wild Fires, using his Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm lens. His documentary work from numerous Wild Fires around Cape Town has been highly recognised both locally and internationally, with various publications for print and online media. What Justin put his Nikon gear through as he documented these wildfires is testimony to the incredible craftsmanship and technological expertise synonymous with the Nikon brand. Here is his story… Of the more than 40 wildfires in the 2016/2017 season, I spent at least 5 of those shooting through the night on the mountain with crews of +16 hour shifts each time. I was water bombed at least 8 times as helicopters dropped water on fire lines in which my equipment got wet. Amazingly after a few minutes in the sun, the equipment was dry and running perfectly. My camera and lens were exposed to extreme heat, dust and flying embers on multiple occasions and I never had any faults with the motors, buttons or performance. I only ever carried 2 Nikon batteries with me, which allowed me to shoot […]
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Picture Controls Step-by-Step

The Nikon Picture Control system features a variety of Picture Control options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait*, Landscape* and Flat*. Using them allows you to adjust for a variety of parameters. Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Portrait and Landscape allow for adjustments to clarity, sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue (coloration). Monochrome allows for adjustments to sharpening, contrast, brightness, filter effects and toning. (* Available for specific Nikon DSLRs.) Picture Controls are found in the Shooting Menu. Set Picture Control lets you choose from Standard, Neutral, Vivid or Monochrome. Manage Picture Control is used for managing custom Picture Control settings.   Many photographers think of Picture Controls as the way to personalize their digital images like they did in the film days by using different film emulsions when they were looking for a specific look that one film offered over another. Picture Controls can be found in many Nikon digital cameras, including DSLRs and COOLPIX point and shoot models. Under the Shooting menu, highlight Select Picture Control to change the Picture Control. To create custom Picture Control settings, or to install optional Picture Controls, highlight Manage Picture Control. Standard Suitable for portraits, snapshots, landscapes and just about any other type of photograph, the […]
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Wedding Photography with the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E ED VR II

When it comes to unrivalled optical excellence and versatility, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR knows no bounds. Its lightweight design stems from advanced NIKKOR optics housed in magnesium-alloy, allowing for agile shooting in diverse situations from sports, wildlife, fashion, portraits to everyday subjects. Geared for creative control, it boasts a groundbreaking Vibration Reduction system providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster in NORMAL mode. With a maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its entire focal range, improved autofocus and enhanced tracking performance, this extraordinary fast telephoto zoom lens is the definitive choice for professionals and enthusiasts alike. The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR offers unmatched agility that you can always rely on. It weighs approximately 110g lighter than the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, thanks to magnesium-alloy parts and the incorporation of one fluorite and one HRI lens elements. Catch the shots that matter With a minimum focusing distance of 1.1m, this remarkable lens brings you nearer to your subjects with absolute focus and precision. However, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR isn’t just about getting closer. With a focal length of up to 200mm and maximum reproduction ratio […]
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Nikon receives honours from the TIPA Awards 2017

Johannesburg, 02 May 2017 – Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce that the following products are proud recipients of the prestigious TIPA Awards 2017, sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The Nikon D5600 and the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E are awarded Best DSLR Entry Level award and Best Professional Lens award from the prestigious imaging awards. The TIPA Awards 2017 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 across a number of categories, and are voted for by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world. Summary of TIPA comments on the Nikon D5600 for the Best DSLR Entry Level award: The 24.2-effective-MP Nikon DX-format D5600 features Nikon’s SnapBridge, which can be used for remote shooting and to automatically transfer images from the camera to a compatible smart device using Bluetooth®. Video can also be transferred via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera offers a 5-fps continuous mode and a 39-point AF system, as well as an ISO range of 100-25600. A vari-angle 8.1-cm/3.2-inch 1037-K dot touch-screen LCD allows for point-of-view creativity while using the camera’s numerous special effects modes, as well as standard exposure modes […]
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Nikon gear in space

As you might know, Nikon’s history in Space began with a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since. How awesome is this image aboard a space flight filled with Nikon cameras? Expedition 31 flight engineer Don Pettit, with only his head visible above a shroud, is photographed in the Cupola Module. Window shutters are closed, and still cameras are positioned in front of each window. (via Petapixel.com) Nikon in Space video: time-lapse view of the world | Nikon 100th Anniversary Nikon’s history in Space began with the Nikon Photomic FTN, a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since. This film, edited by SmugMug Films, is a compiled time-lapse video using thousands of still images. The bright flashes are lightning strikes hitting the earth, watch and enjoy. This is the first of many remarkable moments, both big and small, which we will be sharing in the lead up to Nikon 100th Anniversary! Stay tuned for more.   For more of our Nikon heritage with NASA, please have […]
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Brand NEW Nikon D7500 is ready to exceed expectations

PERFORMANCE FOR THE PASSIONATE: NIKON D7500 IS READY TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS New DSLR leverages its award-winning D7000 series pedigree, while introducing advanced imaging technologies in a lighter, compact body to keep up with a photographer’s adventures Johannesburg – South Africa, 12 April 2017 – Designed to fuel the passions of photographers is the new Nikon D7500, announced today by Nikon in South Africa. Nikon’s newest DX-format DSLR combines the performance of class-leading DSLR photography with outstanding agility and operability, creating endless possibilities for core photography enthusiasts and those on a quest to perfect their craft. “Intended to inspire growing photographers and video enthusiasts, the new D7500 builds on the DNA of the DX-format flagship D500 with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine. This Nikon DSLR, significantly improved from its predecessor, the D7200, has its performance and build focus on helping them chase and capture great photography moments,” said Grant Norton, Head of Sales and Marketing for Nikon in South Africa. “Nikon has combined 4K UHD video recording finesse, and outstanding low-light and subject acquisition capabilities for its still images’ capture, within an improved camera body to provide a refined photography experience.” The D7500, with vibrant 4K UHD video support […]
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Nikon shares the celebrations of its 100th anniversary with release of special edition models including the D5 and its renowned triple zoom lens set

Nikon shares the celebrations of its 100th anniversary with release of special edition models including the D5 and its renowned triple zoom lens set Johannesburg, 03 April 2017 – Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce the release of commemorative models and products celebrating Nikon’s 100th Anniversary. Since its establishment (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.) in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with a unique insight into photography through products based on optical and precision technologies. The 100th anniversary commemorative models have been developed using traditional Nikon technologies as well as advancing on Nikon’s innovation cultivated since its foundation. These models are a celebration of Nikon’s past 100 years and call upon Nikon’s technological aspirations for the next century. All commemorative items will come with the 100th anniversary logo, unique finishes and features that give the cameras a special touch and flawless edge. These are limited commemorative editions of Nikon’s two flagship DSLR cameras, the ultimate NIKKOR lens in the series of f/2.8 maximum aperture, a set of three NIKKOR lenses, and finally, three binoculars. In addition, a further collection of commemorative premium products is also available. Visit the Nikon 100th anniversary website for further details. D5 100th Anniversary Edition […]
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