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Competition: Your image could be featured on the new Nikon D5600 DSLR kitbox!

Have your photography featured on the brand new Nikon D5600 DSLR kitbox! Nikon in South Africa would like to give one talented photographer the opportunity to have his/her creative image featured on the brand new Nikon D5600 DSLR kitbox which will used for all D5600 camera kits sold in South Africa. Prize: The winning image will be featured on the D5600 DSLR kitbox.   Competition Period: The competition will commence on Monday, 19 December 2016 and will close on Friday, 6 January 2017 at 12h00 midday (“the competition period”). The winner will be announced on 9 January 2017 on the Nikon South Africa Instagram page. How to Enter: To enter this competition the entrants must: Capture an original and creative image portraying “Connectivity” All images must be shot with a Nikon camera Entries must be submitted via Instagram by uploading the image on your personal profile, tagging @iamnikonsa and using the hashtag #D5600competition. All entrants MUST state which camera model and settings were used to capture the image. The prizes and/or any parts thereof, are non-transferrable and cannot be deferred or exchanged for cash or equivalent; The organisers’ decision regarding any matter concerning the competition and/or arising out of these terms and conditions, including the […]
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Travel Photography Tips by Craig Fouché

Travel photography is a subcategory of photography involving the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. The Photographic Society of America defines a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations. This genre of photography entails shooting a wide variety of subjects under varied available conditions, e.g. low light photography indoors, available ambient light photography for exteriors of buildings and monuments, shooting on the streets where sometimes conditions may be hostile, capturing moments which rarely recur, capturing the magic of light while shooting landscapes, etc. It is not a “happy-snappy” holiday genre, the idea behind travel photography, is to attract the masses to view the destination you are at. Some guidelines for good travel photography are: Get up Early The best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hour – one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depends off course on where you are on the globe). So, get up early to get those amazing photo opportunities, while all the other tourists are still asleep, or stay up […]
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Nikon Christmas Specials 2016

Don’t miss the Nikon in South Africa Christmas Specials! Available ONLY from 13 – 18 December 2016 Christmas is coming early this year… Nikon in South Africa is celebrating the festive season with these great specials on selected Nikon products.
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Service Centre hours during the month of December 2016

In celebration of this year’s festive season, the Service Centre will be closed on the following days: 16, 17, 24, 26, 27 and 31 December 2016: Closed 2 January 2017: Closed 23 December 2016: Closing at 12h00 30 December 2016: Closing at 12h00 Kindly collect your equipment during business hours: 08h00 to 17h00, Mondays to Fridays; alternatively we can arrange collection / delivery on your behalf through our courier. Should you wish to receive your equipment via courier, take note that courier costs will be for your account. PLEASE NOTE: During this festive season there will only be a select number of people available in each department so please make use of the contacts below should you require assistance over this period Contact number: 087 285 3300 Gauteng Lourens Erasmus Email : lourens@nikon.co.za Cape Town Luyanda Hawker Email : luyanda@nikon.co.za Service Support – Cape Town Chandré Engelbrecht Email : chandre@premiumgroup.co.za
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Nikon Black Friday Specials 2016

Don’t miss the Nikon in South Africa Black Friday Sale – TODAY ONLY! This year we are hosting a national sales campaign with Nikon dealers to give all our Nikon fans in South Africa the opportunity to get their hands on some awesome deals!
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Seamless Communication: The D5600 ignites creativity and sharing

Nikon’s newest DX-format DSLR transforms social story-telling via automatic smart device connectivity Johannesburg – South Africa, 10 November 2016 – The new Nikon D5600, designed for photography hobbyists and content creators to explore different creative and artistic expressions, is announced by Nikon South Africa today. With convenient connectivity features, the latest entry-level DX-format DSLR from Nikon is also designed for easy sharing and social story-telling. “Instinctively, we enjoy sharing how we see the world in our creative means and experiences. The Nikon D5600 embodies this sentiment and gratification with its new SnapBridge function, expanded ISO sensitivity, and in-camera time-lapse movie function, all fitted into a compact and lightweight DSLR body with a vari-angle touch screen LCD monitor. Fitting right into a backpack, this new Nikon DSLR lives in the moment as you do, to capture the candid expressions or stunning horizons from your travels, gatherings and events, in stunning images to reminisce, share, and impress,” said Grant Norton, Head of Sales and Marketing for Nikon in South Africa. The D5600 is equipped with a range of features that encourages users to capture and communicate their memories and favourite moments. Featuring a vari-angle LCD monitor that flips out and rotates, greater […]
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Capture The Moon Competition

If you step outside on November 14, you will see the moon is looking bigger and brighter than usual. This supermoon will be the biggest so far since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon again until 2034, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to capture this rare astronomical occurrence with your Nikon camera. To celebrate this event, Nikon in South Africa will be hosting a “Capture The Moon” competition! We will be giving away a Nikon gift hamper to the value of R2,500! How to enter Capture the moon with your Nikon camera Due to the difficult weather we will accept photos from any night between 13th – 18th November 2016. Send your image in JPG format, no larger than 3mb, to capturethemoon@nikon.co.za Include your full name and contact details State which Nikon camera and settings were used to capture the image. Only one entry per person will be accepted This Competition will run from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016 at 12:00 midday. Entries received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Terms & Conditions The winner will be announced on the Nikon South Africa social media pages on Monday, 21 November 2016. The judges’ decision is final and […]
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Snap Impressive Images and Share over Social Networking Sites

The Nikon D3400 Digital SLR photography with SnapBridge for connected content creators Johannesburg – South Africa, 17 August 2016 – An all-new entry-level DX-format DSLR with easy connectivity to smart devices, is announced by Nikon Middle East FZE today. From outfit-of-the-day portraits to edgy street photography or one-of-a-kind culinary experiences, the new Nikon D3400 easily captures these visual contents for instant sharing to social platforms.   Designed for aspiring photographers and users accustomed to shooting with their smart devices, the D3400 is the first entry-level DSLR enabled with SnapBridge connectivity via a built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology that automatically transfers all photos*1 taken with the camera to a smart device*2 with simple, one-time set-up. This eliminates the need to manually reconnect the camera to a smart device for each image transfer and connection is maintained even when the camera is turned off. Now sharing of images taken from the DSLR onto social media has never been easier. “The D3400 is an excellent introduction to DSLR photography for the always-connected user. Combining the best of both worlds, users can now create with DSLR imaging innovation for excellent image quality throughout the day, while enjoying the always-on connectivity of their smart devices to […]
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Telephoto versatility with new NIKKOR lenses

AF-P lenses with fast and quiet autofocusing through the adoption of a stepping motor Johannesburg – South Africa, 17 August 2016 – Get up close and personal with subjects at a distance with the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR, two telephoto zoom lenses compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras announced by Nikon in South Africa. Both lenses are 4.3x telephoto zoom lenses covering the 70-300mm range of focal lengths (effective angles of view equivalent to those of a lens with 105-450mm focal lengths in FX and 35mm [135] formats) and maximum apertures of f/4.5-6.3. These AF-P lenses*1 have adopted a stepping motor to drive autofocus, ensuring fast and quiet AF and its benefit is demonstrated especially with movie recording. Despite being a telephoto zoom lens, they are designed to be compact and lightweight, making them extremely portable.   An ED lens element has been adopted for suppression of all types of aberration to achieve excellent optical performance.  What’s more, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR is equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) function that offers image-stabilization compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop*2 increase in shutter speed (measured in accordance […]
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Nikon D500 receives coveted EISA Award

The well-received DSLR since its launch earlier this year is once again a proud recipient for one of the highest European technology and photography honours Johannesburg – South Africa, 17 August 2016 – The Nikon D500, the flagship DX-format DSLR, is an honoured recipient of the European Prosumer DSLR Camera 2016-2017 award presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), as announced by Nikon Middle East FZE today. This accolade makes it the third major award the D500 has received this year, the initial two being TIPA Awards 2016 Best APS-C DSLR Expert award presented by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 that was sponsored by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.   Summary of EISA comments on the Nikon D500 as the recipient of the European Prosumer DSLR Camera 2016-2017 award Nikon’s flagship DX-format digital SLR camera, the D500, which delivers high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps*1, is perfectly suited for action photography. Its powerful 153-point (99 cross sensors) AF system provides precise subject acquisition, particularly with moving subjects. A newly developed DX-format sensor, with an effective pixel count of 20.9 million pixels, gives superb image quality, and, with a maximum […]
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