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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine August 2017

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***

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to issue 74

I’m very excited about this issue. It feels likes all of my birthdays have come at once, which actually isn’t far off the mark. In fact, it’s Nikon’s birthdays that have all come at once; 100 of them, to be precise. Yes, in case you hadn’t guessed it from the enormous ‘100’ on the cover, Nikon is celebrating its centenary this month, which provides us with a pretty good excuse to look back over a century of Nikon innovation, and celebrate the cameras, lenses, people and photographs that together make up the Nikon story: its remarkable journey from microscope manufacturer to iconic photography brand. You can read the whole story, and enjoy dipping in and out of Nikon’s many milestones, in this issue’s special feature (p. 8) and accompanying collector’s…

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Marcus Hawkins PAGE 8 Marcus left no stone unturned as he researched and wrote our frankly enormous celebration of 100 years of Nikon. Carmen Norman PAGE 60 Lake District-dweller Carmen shows our Apprentice how to photograph fells and tarns, and explains what they actually are. Hamish Scott-Brown PAGE 72 Hamish took a trip across the length and breadth of India in search of winning photographs of local people at work. Michael Freeman PAGE 82 This issue Micheal explains how to find virtual shapes in scenes to improve the composition of your photographs. Corey Rich PAGE 98 Mountain man Corey explains how his love of the great outdoors launched his career as an action sports photographer. Joe McNally PAGE 130 Group shots would be so much more straightforward if it wasn’t for all those blasted people in them, says Joe. The N-Photo team’s best Nikon moments Paul Grogan Editor No so much…

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100 years of the camera system that changed everything

Since beginning as Nippon Kogaku K.K. on 25 July, 1917, Nikon has been influential in shaping how people have viewed the world, whether that’s through a pair of binoculars, a microscope or a Nikkor lens. From awe-inspiring images of our planet taken from space, to breathtaking pictures returned from the its deepestoceans, Nikon cameras have been the choice of pioneers who have pushed the boundaries of photography. Nikon has been equally pioneering in its evolution of camera and lens technology, and over the following 15 pages we celebrate the innovation and events that have kept Nikon at the cutting edge for the past ten decades.…

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a brief history of nikon innovation

FREE ! 36-page collector’s special celebrating Nikon’s milestones with this issue Nikon has been at the forefront of camera tech for the past century, and by sticking with its interchangeable lens F-mount for nearly 60 years, it has ensured compatibility across its range of cameras and lenses – past, present and future. But there are numerous other ways, both revolutionary and evolutionary, in which Nikon has led the way. Take ED or Extra-low Dispersion glass: it might now be a familiar feature used in the optical design of lenses from every manufacturer to reduce chromatic aberration and produce clearer, sharper images, but it was Nikon that invented the stuff. Here’s a selection of the well known and less well known things Nikon has given to the world… 1957 The Nikon SP is the…

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making a name

Nikon hasn’t always been Nikon. In fact, Nikon Corporation as we know it is has only been around for about the past 30 years. When two of Japan’s leading optical manufacturers – the Optical Instruments Department of Tokyo Keiki Seisakusho and Reflecting Mirror Department of Iwaki Glass Manufacturing – merged on 25 July, 1917, with investment support from the President of Mitsubishi, Koyata Iwasaki, the company was known as Nippon Kogaku, K.K. (or ‘Japanese Optical Co.’). WHAT’s in A NAME? The Nikon brand name was established in 1946 – not as the name for the company, but for a camera. Nippon Kogaku K.K. execs were looking for a title for a new compact 35mm camera that they were planning to develop. It is said that, in a bid to capture the camera’s…

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5 things nikon has given to the world of… sport

NIKON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (NPS) NPS provides field support at major events around the world, including the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon and F1 Grand Prix. NPS members can get their gear serviced and pick up loan equipment so that they don’t miss a moment. NIKON D5 While the D3 was the digital SLR that redefined expectations of what a sports camera could be, the D5 has pushed the boundaries still further. The stats are impressive: a new 153-point AF system, 12 fps continuous shooting and an image buffer good for 200 NEF files in one 16.7 second burst. Game, set and match, Nikon. SPONSORSHIP For many years Nikon has been supporting sporting competitions, including the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the FINA World Championships (for aquatics sports). In the UK, Nikon has been the…