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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine July 2016

Every month we bring you 132-pages of step-by-step advice on how to get the best results from your Nikon digital SLR. Our camera skills section will show you how to shoot great pictures and how to edit them to make them even better! You'll be inspired by the beautiful images shot by top photographers and fellow readers. And you'll learn the basics through our Nikopedia reference pages – picking up tips from the pros with our exclusive interviews and masterclasses. ****Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

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get even more out of n-photo

Online Catch up with Nikon news, get inspired and learn new skills www.digitalcameraworld.com Facebook Join 289,000 Nikon nuts who ‘Like’ us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nphotomag Twitter Follow our tweets and keep up to date with all things #Nikon www.twitter.com/nphotomag Tidy up your collection Keep your copies of N-Photo neat and tidy (and make it easier to find the one you’re looking for) with our bespoke binder. Each stores up to a year’s worth of your favourite photo magazine – and costs from £9.99! Order yours at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/n-photo-binder I almost dispensed with the word ‘Nikon’ in this issue’s main cover headline, on the grounds that it was superfluous. Frankly, a simple ‘IT’S HERE!’ probably would have done, because unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few months, you’d have known precisely what the ‘IT’ referred to. I am…

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Tim Peake PAGE 14 Nikons have been going into space since the Apollo 15 Moon landing in 1971. This issue astronaut Tim shares the images he’s captured with his D4. Rod Lawton PAGE 22 With Nikon’s sensors now better than ever, you might wonder whether you still need to shoot in RAW. Rod explores whether it’s a case of RAW RIP. Ollie Taylor PAGE 54 Ollie takes this issue’s Apprentice to the beach – but not for the sunshine! He gives our reader a masterclass in shooting low-light seascapes. Marco Colombo PAGE 93 Marco’s first visit to a location led to the first shot he entered for Wildlife Photographer of the Year… and his first triumph! He tells us all about his Big Break. John Quintero PAGE 94 “You’re never a tourist,” travel pro John explains in this issue’s interview. His stunning images will…

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the n-photo team on... travel kit

Paul Grogan Editor I always take a versatile zoom lens when I go on holiday – with two kids, there are lots of moments I’d hate to miss. paul.grogan@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-Brookes Staff Writer My Nikon is rugged, but I really put it to the test on holiday, so I always take a rain cover. It’s useful near waterfalls too. jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ali Jennings Lab Manager I pack everything when I go travelling. It’s so good to get out of the lab, I want to try all my kit in realworld conditions! ali.jennings@futurenet.com Angela Nicholson Head of Testing Deciding which camera to take is the easy part. It’s working out which camera bag to put all my kit in that’s the challenge! angela.nicholson@futurenet.com Our contributors Ben Andrews, Nicolaos Antippas, António Bernardino Coelho, Cameron Brook, George Cairns, Robert Cinega, Nigel Eve, Michael Freeman, Tom Gillespie, Geoff Harris, James Hillman,…

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the new nikon d500 is here!

D500 specifications Sensor DX-format CMOS, 20.9Mp Crop factor 1.5x Memory 1x SD, 1x XQD Viewfinder Optical pentaprism, 1x magnification, 100% coverage Video resolution 4K (UHD) 3840x2160 pixels at 30/25/24fps, Full HD 1920x1080 pixels at 60/50/30/25/24fps ISO range 100-51,200, expands to 50-1,640,000 Autofocus points 153, including 99 cross-type; 15 points sensitive down to f/8 Burst rate 10fps Max buffer capacity NEF 14-bit lossless compressed 200 shots, JPEG 200 shots LCD screen Tilting 3.2-inch touchscreen, 2,359k dots Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec to 30 secs, Bulb, Timer, flash sync 1/250 sec Weight (body only) 760g Dimensions 147x115x81mm Power supply EN-EL15 (1240 shots) For along time the top spot in Nikon’s APS-C- format (DX) SLR line-up was o c cu pied by the popular D300s, but that camera was launched in 20 09 and its production ceased ages ago. This left a vacancy that Nikon photographers have been wanting…

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During his six months aboard the International Space Station, British astronaut Tim Peake captured hundreds of spectacular images of Earth, and the heavens, with his trusty Nikon D4. To mark Tim’s return to Earth we’ve put together a selection of the best images taken by Tim – and one amazing image of Tim… 14 July 2016 All images courtesy ESA/NASA Spacewalk “My work site – perched on the farthest handrail on the International Space Station. To my right was nothing but the vast blackness of space.” This image of Tim’s spacewalk on January 15 was taken by US astronaut Tim Kopra, commander of the International Space Station. Northern Italy “Beautiful night pass over Italy, the Alps and the Mediterranean.” The cluster of lights at the bottom-right of this image is Rome; Corsica, partly obscured by cloud, is…

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is raw dead?

Most people call them RAW files; Nikon calls them NEFs. Either way, they are the equivalent of a ‘digital negative’, a half-way stage in the image-editing process where you don’t yet have a finished image, but you still have access to all the colours, tones and data captured by the camera’s sensor. All Nikon D-SLRs give you the choice of shooting RAW files or JPEGs – or indeed both at the same time. JPEG images are ready to use straight away. You can print them, email them, and show them on your computer or tablet, but you have to leave it to your camera to process your images using the settings you chose when you took the picture. With RAW files, you get to do the processing, not your camera. This…