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NIKON IS DEVELOPING THE D6 DSLR CAMERA AND THE AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS

Expand photographic possibilities and capture every moment JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce the development of the Nikon D6 professional digital SLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX-format. Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Nikon’s flagship single-digit D-series cameras have continued to evolve with some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, and responded to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced digital SLR to date. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mount adopted for the D series. The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR that Nikon is also developing will provide professional photographers in fields such as sports photography with even greater support. Nikon is striving to expand possibilities for imaging expression and leading the way in imaging culture with both digital SLR and mirrorless camera systems, and a rich […]
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EISA Awards for the Nikon Z 6 and NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S

Nikon Z 6 is awarded as EISA Camera of the Year 2019-2020 while the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S earns the title of EISA Professional Standard Zoom Lens 2019-2020 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce that its full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z 6, and its high-performance standard zoom lens, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, are the respective recipients of the EISA Camera of the Year 2019-2020 and the EISA Professional Standard Zoom Lens 2019-2020 awards, presented by the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). EISA COMMENTS ON THE REASONS THE NIKON Z 6 WAS SELECTED AS THE EISA CAMERA OF THE YEAR 2019-2020 With the Z 6 (released in November 2018), Nikon has made a superb camera with sensational handling and robust build quality that delivers excellent images in almost any shooting situation. Its autofocus system includes Eye-Detection AF, allowing accurate focus wherever the subject is placed in the frame. The large and sharp electronic viewfinder provides a truly accurate preview of how your images will turn out, while in-body image stabilization helps keep your pictures sharp with every lens you can use, including F mount DSLR optics. Quite simply, this is […]
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Craig Kolesky shoots World Surf League Championship Tour Corona Open J-Bay with the Nikon Z6

Craig Kolesky stepped out the comfort zone while shooting the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) Corona Open J-Bay in South Africa for Red Bull, with the Nikon Z6 and a Nikon 200-500 f5.6 lens. We quizzed him on his gear choice. In previous years what gear did you use to shoot a surfing event of this nature? I’ve been shooting this event a while now (six years or so), and, with the massive advancements in technology you sometimes just have let go and try something new so as not to stagnate (in terms of angles and the like). I would normally have had my D5, D850 with 600mm f4 lens to capture all the action, so this year I just figured ‘why not’ and decided on Z6 and the Nikon 200-500 F5.6. What was a big change for you? Well firstly, I didn’t have to carry that big lens around. Secondly, with a fixed focal (like the 600) you are rather limited to your angles. With the 200-500 (with FTZ adapter) I had so much more range and didn’t once have to use a tripod or monopod. The plan was to walk around and shoot on-the-fly as moments […]
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Undocumented dragonfly photographed for first time with Nikon P900

Undocumented dragonfly found in Limpopo, South Africa The Eastern Scissortail Dragonfly was recently spotted in SA for the first time at the Swadini Forever Resort in Hoedspruit, Limpopo. An undocumented dragonfly has been found at the Swadini Forever Resort. This is the first time that this dragonfly has formally been documented in the country; needless to say, it is also good news for the Limpopo ecosystem. Earlier this year Swadini started a project with the aim of understanding the ecosystem in and around the resort ultimately exposing guests and students to a wealth of knowledge. The Dragonfly named Eastern Scissortail was found and photographed by Antoinette Snyman on 20 May 2019. “Dragonflies and Damselflies play a key role in both the terrestrial and aquatic habitats. They are predators as both nymphs and adults feed on a variety of prey including nuisance species such as mosquitos, ants and biting flies. Dragonflies are also able to consume their own body weight in as little as half an hour. Dragonflies’ are nature’s way of pest control – natural alternative”, said Nols van der Berg, General Manager at Swadini. Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago. […]
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