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Nikon-Noor Academy 2017

NIKON-NOOR ACADEMY 2017 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

NikonLondon, UK, 6th January 2017: Continuing its long-standing partnership with NOOR, Nikon is proud to announce the 2017 Nikon-NOOR Academy programme of masterclasses for aspiring photojournalists. Four-day workshops with NOOR photographers will be provided free-of-charge to selected participants in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK in the coming year. The series will kick off in the spring and calls for applications are now open.

Nikon Europe has partnered with the renowned Amsterdam-based NOOR collective of documentary photographers since 2008, supporting group projects and bringing yearly masterclasses to the furthest reaches of Europe – offering opportunities in regions where professional photography training is limited. This year’s programme offers the chance for photographers to work intensively with NOOR tutors closer to home, with workshops being held in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Manchester. Photographers who are resident in the countries where the classes take place will be eligible to attend.

Each workshop has only 15 participants, who will be guided by their NOOR tutors through portfolio reviews, developing and editing their photographic stories, and learning how to navigate the international photo market. It is a rare opportunity for photographers starting out in their careers to work closely with professionals and develop a strong network of contacts.

The event dates and application deadlines are:

 

Amsterdam – 28 February to 3 March 2017

Application deadline: 8 January 2017

 

Berlin – 7 March to 10 March 2017

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

 

Paris – 20 March to 23 March 2017

Application deadline: 22 January 2017

 

Manchester – 30 March to 2 April

Application deadline: 29 January 2017

 

For further information on the Nikon-NOOR Masterclasses and calls for applications, see:

http://noorimages.com/call-for-applications-free-manchester-nikon-noor-workshop/

4.5:1 Super Macro Lens from Mitakon

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

ZY Optics releases the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens for high magnification shots

Shenyang China, Dec 19, 2016 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released a new compact Super Macro Lens for full frame cameras, the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens and it features a high reproduction ratio up to 4.5:1.

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is very compact in its class which allows photographers to capture extremely fine details or patterns with ease. The lens is capable of creating unbelievable macro images ranging from 4x to 4.5x magnification. Users no longer need to DIY or use any extension tubes to reach high magnification shooting. It incorporates a 6pcs of elements in 4 groups structure which delivers impressive resolution from corners to corners. Weighing merely 0.5 lbs (230g) and 6cm long, it is a perfect companion for wildlife and outdoor shooting. The wide angle of view and close focusing distance allows you to compose creative images with more information included into the frame. Greater magnification (up to 13:1) can also be achieved by stacking extension tubes or bellows. The high magnification is also extremely useful for scientific purposes.

The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts are available.

Pricing & Availability

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics authorized resellers and at our official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). The Recommended Retail price is USD 199.

Fotodiox announces Nikon to Sony FUSION Adapter

Fotodiox Pro, creator and distributor of several lines of specialty solutions for videography, cinematography and photography, has announced their new Nikon to Sony FUSION Lens Adapter. Available now on Fotodioxpro.com, the Nikon to Sony FUSION Adapter allows photographers to mount Nikon lenses onto Sony cameras and maintain electronic communication between the two, delivering decades of legendary Nikon imaging expertise to the hands of full frame or APS-C Sony E-Mount camera users.

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Get ready for control with the new PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens

Press release issued by Nikon Europe:

PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens

RRP:  £3,299.99 / €3,999

Sales start date: 27th October 2016

London, UK, 19th October 2016: Nikon takes compositional flexibility to a new level with the first FX-format perspective control (PC) lens to employ two PC rotation mechanisms. Ideal for architectural, fine art, and landscape photography, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is made for photographers who have a keen sense of space.

Thanks to its picture angle and unique tilt, shift, and double-layer rotation capabilities, this manual focus lens enables photographers to shoot from the perfect starting point. Both tilt and shift can be engaged individually, and in combination, essentially replicating the movements of a large-format view camera. Photographers can exercise extensive control over the lens’ focal plane, and easily shift to create images unaffected by convergence. Or tilt to create landscapes that are sharp from the foreground to the background, without the need to close the aperture as you would with standard lenses. The 19 mm angle of view is ideal for large structures and spaces, and the unique optical construction ensures the distortion common in wide-angle lenses is minimised, even at the edges of the frame.

Simon Iddon, Head of Product Management, Nikon UK, says: “This FX-format lens is a long-awaited addition to Nikon’s line-up of NIKKOR lenses with perspective control. Having been developed in response to the demands of professionals who work with PC lenses, it offers a powerful combination of picture angle and uncompromised edge to edge image quality”.

Summary of key features

19 mm ultra-wide angle of view

The 19 mm angle of view means photographers can capture the true proportions of a scene, or take in more of the structure and less of the foreground.

High precision: legendary NIKKOR quality

Two aspherical lens elements greatly reduce coma and other types of aberration. Three extra-low-dispersion glass elements minimise axial chromatic aberration. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates ghosting and flare throughout the frame, even in backlit situations.

Double-layer PC rotation: shoot from the perfect starting point

Both tilt and shift can be engaged individually, or in combination. Tilt can be rotated independently up to 90° in either direction, and the whole lens can also be rotated up to 90°.

Smooth operator: superb build, exceptional ergonomics

The sturdy shift mechanism allows for smooth operation. The lens is compact and weighs approximately 885 g. And it boasts Nikon’s fluorine coating, which actively repels water, dust and dirt without compromising image quality.

ENDS

PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens

Specifications

  • Focal length: 9 mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/4
  • Minimum aperture: f/32
  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups (including 3 ED glass, 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat or fluorine coat)
  • Angle of view: 97° (73° with a DX-format camera)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.25 m / 0.9 ft. from focal plane
  • Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.18x
  • No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Perspective control: Horizontal and vertical tilt and shift. Shift of ±12 mm, tilt of ±7.5°
  • Rotation: 90° left and right with stops every 30°
  • Filter attachment size: No filter attachment possible
  • Diameter x length (extension from lens mount): Approx. 89 mm maximum diameter × 124 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange, based upon CIPA guidelines)
  • Weight: Approx. 885 g (based upon CIPA guidelines)
  • Supplied accessories: LF-4 rear lens cap, Slip-on front lens cap LC-K101, lens case CL-1120

Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.

Raise your game with the new AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Press release issued by Nikon Europe:

AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

RRP:  £2,649.99 / €3,229

Sales start date: 10th November 2016

London, UK, 19th October 2016: Nikon makes the FX-format telephoto zoom of choice for professional photographers faster, lighter, and more agile than ever. Engineered to excel, the new AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will keep photographers working with Nikon’s fast-shooting DSLRs one step ahead.

Whether shooting sports, action, news, or reportage, the latest incarnation of this renowned lens boasts a range of enhancements that make a real difference in the field. Improved AF tracking and exposure control, as well as VR SPORT mode, combine to deliver exceptional burst shooting. Compared to its predecessor, edge-to-edge performance is improved, and light fall off has been reduced. The closest focus distance is now an impressive 1.1 m, and the maximum reproduction ratio has increased from 0.11x to 0.21x. Configurable buttons on the barrel make operation smoother, and the zoom and focus ring positions are reversed for more balanced handling. Thanks to a new magnesium alloy lens barrel, and HRI and fluorite elements, this lens has never been so light, yet the build is as tough as ever.

Simon Iddon, Head of Product Management, Nikon UK, says: “The new NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E offers an astounding jump in image quality and a faster, smoother shooting experience all round. SPORT VR, and ergonomics inherited from Nikon’s recent 400 mm, 500 mm, and 600 mm telephoto lenses will make a unmistakable difference to photographers shooting fast, unpredictable action with a professional DSLR like the D5.”

Summary of key features

Improved Vibration Reduction (VR) and lens-to-camera precision

The latest generation of Nikon’s VR enables shooting at shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than without VR¹, and activates the instant the shutter is pressed halfway. SPORT VR mode delivers a more stable viewfinder image when shooting exceptionally fast action. Improved AF tracking enables photographers to respond swiftly and precisely to autofocus changes. An electromagnetic aperture mechanism enables exceptionally stable AE control—even during a high-speed burst.

Exceptional integrity: optical precision to the edge of the frame

A brand new optical construction ensures superior edge-to-edge performance. The new optical design includes six ED glass elements, a fluorite lens element, and a High Refractive Index (HRI) element. Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, whilst colour fringing, chromatic aberration and distortion are controlled throughout the zoom range.

¹ In Normal mode based on CIPA standard.

ENDS

AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Specifications:

  • Focal length: 70 – 200 mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8, automatic electro-magnetic aperture control
  • Minimum aperture: f/22, automatic electro-magnetic aperture control
  • Vibration reduction: 4.0 stops (in NORMAL mode, based on CIPA standards). Modes available: VR OFF, NORMAL, SPORT. Can be used in combination with tripods (automatic detection)
  • Lens construction: 22 elements in 18 groups (including 6 ED glass, 1 fluorite lens and 1 HRI lens elements and lens elements with Nano Crystal coat or fluorine coat )
  • Angle of view: 34°20′ – 12°20′ (22°50′ – 8°00′ with a DX-format camera)
  • Minimum focus distance: 1.1 m / 3.6 ft. from focal plane. Focus limit switch available (5 m – ∞ or 1.1 m – ∞): Maximum reproduction ratio 0.21x
  • No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Filter attachment size: 77 mm
  • Diameter x length (extension from lens mount): pprox. 88.5 mm maximum diameter × 202.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange, based upon CIPA guidelines)
  • Weight: Approx. 1430 g (based upon CIPA guidelines)
  • Supplied accessories: LC-77 77mm snap-on front lens cap, LF-4 rear lens cap, HB-78 Bayonet Hood, CL-M2 semi-soft lens case

 

    Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.