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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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Fashion Photography Tip by Tim Hulme

It might seem obvious, but the key to fashion photography is, well, the fashion.  Too often I see young SA photographers that aspire to be fashion photographers, posting beautiful images of models, with little to no thought as to how the clothing is shown off.  If you want to work on campaigns and big commercial shoots, the key is to make the clothing look amazing.  Surely no one wants to do agency portfolio tests for their entire lives?  In this Rorschach shot of mine, I had an idea of the composite image I wanted to create, but I knew before even considering the post production, I needed to nail a main shot of the model and outfit looking amazing, once I had that I was able to build the rest of the shot around it.  I wanted to make it look like a skull, but as the name suggests, I love that everyone has a different interpretation of it. Never blame your gear, this is shot with a single light in my garage studio.  People often feel a white background is limited, yet pick up a Vogue and I will practically bet my camera that there will be shots in […]
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Street Photography tip by Alexioso

“Johannesburg streets can be menacing, but treat people with respect. You also need to be street smart,and be careful, a brief careless moment can be dangerous. Street photography can also be uncomfortable, you cannot be afraid of confrontation and being rejected. Keep pushing and testing your limits. There is a great quote I like to follow: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasures you seek” – Joseph Campbell. I always ask permission before shooting someone in the city BUT some of the best street photographers say that it’s easier to say sorry than ask for permission, so read the situation. There have been times that I have asked permission and destroyed the moment, but times where asking permission got me an incredible shot. I also find shooting with friends is the best way to shoot the Joburg streets and my favorite time to shoot is between 04h30 am and 06h00 am. The best thing about owning a camera is it forces you outside your house to meet people, gain new experiences and teaches you about yourself.” www.instagram.com/alexioso www.alexioso.com
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iF Design Award 2017 Recognition for the Nikon D5, D500 & KeyMission 360

Nikon cameras are awarded in the product discipline from the reputable international awards for outstanding designs We are pleased to share that the Nikon D5, D500 and KeyMission 360 cameras are proud recipients of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 for the product discipline. The iF Design Award is a globally prestigious design award sponsored by iF International Forum Design GmbH since 1953. This year’s awards consisted of 5,575 entries from 59 countries for several disciplines including product, communication and packaging. Both Nikon D5 and D500 have also been notably recognised by various awards since their respective release. These awards include TIPA Awards 2016 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016, while the D500 also received the European Prosumer DSLR Camera 2016-2017 award from the EISA Award 2016-2017. About the iF DESIGN AWARD Since over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. […]
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Nature’s Best Photography Africa Competition

Nikon in South Africa announces that it is the official and exclusive camera partner to Nature’s Best Photography Africa Johannesburg – South Africa, 01 February 2017 – Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Natures Best Photography Africa, in association with Iziko Museums of South Africa, to once again offer the African focused photographic competition, bringing special attention to the spectacular diversity of Africa’s flora and fauna. The competition invites photographers from across the globe to submit their images, taken in Africa, for judging by an expert panel of judges. The combined value of the prizes – to some of Africa’s finest wildlife environs – is approximately R1 million, making this one of the most prestigious competitions of its type in the world. The competition consists of 15 categories: African Wildlife Portfolio, African Image of the Year – This is not a category on its own, as the Image of the Year is selected from all the other categories, African Landscapes, Wild Cats of Africa Behavioural, Wild Cats of Africa Portraits, Birds of Africa Behavioural, Birds of Africa Portraits, Mammals of Africa Behavioural, Mammals of Africa Portraits, Reptiles of Africa, Africa at Sea, Africa […]
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Sport and Action Photography Tips by ‎Craig Fouché‎ – Part 2

Create Your Shots Don’t be afraid to break the rules, I have yet to shoot a mountain biker with a 16mm Fisheye lens, you need to be very close to make it a successful shot; it is also very risky! I have however climbed in behind the goalie at an ice-hockey match to shoot him defending a goal with my 16mm Fisheye, and came away without injury to both myself and my gear. I have also shot yachts from a helicopter for a totally different perspective. Create a Sense of Speed Learn to pan effectively. Start from the one end and continue to pan even when the shot has been taken. Depending on ISO and lens length, 1/30 is a good place to experiment with to achieve your desired results. Tell A Story Besides capturing a moment, tell a story about the event or action you capturing. Take your viewer to the place they wish they were there themselves, in the midst of it all! Required Equipment Most sports are shot on 35mm cameras because of their portability. While some photographers have captured great sports moments with other format cameras, I use the 35mm arena which is the most commonly […]
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