First impressions of Nikon’s new full-frame mirrorless system in the field, from wildlife and landscape photography perspectives. By Wes Pitts / Photography By Michelle Valberg and Adam Woodworth
In the months before announcing its new Nikon Z series full-frame mirrorless system, Nikon put the Z 7 camera and Mount Adapter FTZ in the hands of select Nikon Ambassadors to test pre-production models. We talked to two of the Ambassadors who had advance access to the camera— wildlife photographer Michelle Valberg and landscape and night photographer Adam Woodworth—about their experience and initial impressions working with the Z 7 and Mount Adapter FTZ with their F mount lenses.
Few photographers know polar bears like Ole Jørgen Liodden. On a detour to the more temperate climes of the UK, he tells Keith Wilson about his award-winning images, his 3D printing antics and the location of Nikon’s ‘deepest’ lens…
The Future Is Mirrorless
Like many Nikon Pros, Ole is intrigued by the new Z-Series cameras and lenses and feels it is only a matter of time before he takes the plunge and invests in one…
When more lenses are added to the Z series, will using the mirrorless system become more tempting for you?
Yes. I have the same feeling now as when I moved from film to digital in 2003. Of course, you can use an adapter, but I prefer to use the lenses that are made for the camera. It’s an issue for both Nikon and Canon, they have actually announced the future is mirrorless, and yes some of the users will start to use the mirrorless cameras.
For me, I am neutral as a photographer, but over the years I have had strong feelings and good experiences with Nikon, but there are no reasons for change right now.
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– Norway’s Ole J Liodden is the co-founder of WildPhoto Travel, a world leader in photo expeditions to the polar regions, especially the Svalbard archipelago.
– His awards include major prizes in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Global Arctic Awards and European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
– Ole has a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management, Resource Economics and Environmental Politics.
– He is the author of eight books about nature and photography. His latest book, Polar Bears & Humans, will be published in spring 2019.
Plus qu’un appareil photo sans miroir. Un appareil photo Nikon sans miroir.
Nous avons toujours eu la vision de créer des appareils photo et des objectifs qui capturent plus de lumière. Plus de lumière signifie plus de détails. Plus de vitesse. Plus de possibilités. Le Z 7 concrétise cette vision (et plus encore). Combinant les avantages d’une conception sans miroir légère, une toute nouvelle monture plein cadre révolutionnaire et des objectifs assortis, un capteur d’image de 45,7 mégapixels conçu par Nikon et une intégration facile avec le système DSLR de Nikon, incluant les objectifs NIKKOR que vous aimez, le Z 7 est un appareil photo comme aucun autre auparavant. Et pourtant, il s’agit bel et bien d’un Nikon. C’est un appareil photo sans miroir réinventé.
First of all, I would like to introduce myself: I am an Italian wedding photographer based in Padua who has used Nikon cameras for the past 8 years; and like many others, I was thrilled when Nikon announced their new mirrorless camera system. I could not wait to get one of the new models into my hands. When I was offered the chance to test the Nikon Z7 with the new 24-70mm f4 Z, I did not hesitate. I immediately organized a small photo shoot at a nearby lake and later also tested it during an actual wedding for a whole day. Here I want to share my experience and the insights I gained: Where I see the strengths and the weaknesses of the camera, and for which kind of photography I believe it works best.
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My hands-on experience with the new Nikon Z7 by Fabio Marciano
more at Nikon Rumors
Collaborations have always been in vogue. Be it cars, real estate, mobile phones, and even digital cameras, fashion brands are always keen to lend their name and styling expertise to companies. Hermes has been collaborating with Leica for a while now, so why not others?
How about Louis Vuitton partnering with Nikon? While there is no official word yet a photo has propped up on the Nikon Rumours website that shows the Z7 dressed up in Louis Vuitton. The top of the camera looks to be in covered in real gold and the rest of it covered it in the LV insignia. Could this be Nikon taking the high road to luxury or it is just the imagination of a photoshopper? We will know soon. Whatever it may be, it does look good.
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Perfect for a fashionista – The Louis Vuitton edition Nikon Z7 camera
via Luxury Launches
Stunning Weevil Eye Wins Forty-Fourth Annual Nikon Small World Competition Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.
Eye of a Metapocyrtus subquadrulifer beetle
by Yousef Al Habshi
1st Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Fern sorus (structures producing and containing spores)
by Rogelio Moreno Gill
2nd Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Stalks with pollen grains
by Dr. Csaba Pintér
10th Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Vespa velutina (Asian hornet) with venom on its stinger
by Pierre Anquet
19th Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Quartz/Amethyst specimen with a mountain like inclusion scene
by Nick Prince
Image of Distinction – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
more at Nikon Small World
In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Surf Video of the Year Awards. This year’s awards have again shown the calibre of surf photography and film production in Australia, which made the judging process a very tough one.
Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2018 Winner
The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award is a prestigious award that recognises the ‘best of the best’ of Australian surf photographers.
Congratulations to Trent Mitchell, winner of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his photo ‘Unbound’.
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Finalist – Peter Jovic
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Finalist – Craig Parry
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Finalist – Jamie Scott
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Finalist – Philip Thurston
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2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement
more at My Nikon Life