Most Important Nikons

One hundred years ago three Japanese optical firms came together to form Nippon Kǀgaku. So started one of the world’s best-loved and most prestigious camera brands.

The new company soon won a reputation for its lenses and optical instruments. Then, with the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, it became the principal supplier of optical equipment to the Japanese army. When the war ended, with the help of the occupying Allied forces, production of civilian equipment was resumed. The Nikon Model I, launched in 1948, was a 35mm rangefinder camera. Externally, it showed a strong resemblance to the Contax II made in Germany in 1936. At 24x32mm, the film format was smaller than the conventional 24x36mm size, designed for more economy on 35mm film and to better match the 10x8in ratio used for photographic prints. The camera was supplied with a 50mm f/3.5 or f/2 Nikkor lens, a coupled rangefinder was built in and the focal plane shutter was speeded 1-1/500sec. Fewer than 800 were made before it evolved into the slightly better specified Nikon M.

The outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 brought photojournalists to the East, where they discovered the quality of Nikkor lenses when attached to their German Contax cameras. Nikon rangefinder models continued to evolve and in 1959 Nikon launched its first 35mm camera, the Nikon F.

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Most Important Nikons
via Amateur Photographer – Saturday 8 july 2017

The Largest Human Image of a Camera

Nikon celebrates its 100th anniversary and is included in the Guiness Book of world Records: they have created the biggest human camera in the world to celebrate their centenary.

Le celebrazioni per i 100 anni di Nikon hanno preso il via anche in Italia con un Guinness World Record. L’iniziativa è stata promossa da Nital (il distributore italiano) e portata a termine nella giornata di ieri (17 giugno 2017) presso la Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (Torino). Per l’occasione è stata realizzata la fotocamera umana più grande del mondo. A comporla sono state oltre 1.000 persone disposte su un’area di quasi 400 metri quadri. Il risultato finale, certificato da un giudice del Guinness World Record, si è concretizzato nella rappresentazione di una enorme reflex Nikon.

via HDblog and Nikon

Le Nikon F de 1959 version Nanoblock

Créez un modèle aux détails réalistes du célèbre Nikon F, l’appareil reflex lancé par Nikon en avril 1959. Cette maquette Nanoblock de 1 000 pièces est la réplique exacte du Nikon F, jusqu’au logo Nikon inscrit au-dessus de l’objectif et au logo « F » au-dessus du viseur. Toutes les commandes sont reproduites : de la manivelle de rembobinage du film au déclencheur, en passant par le sélecteur ASA. Le levier d’armement est même reproduit. À l’avant du modèle se trouvent le levier du retardateur, le bouton de déverrouillage de l’objectif, le bouton de verrouillage du miroir et une commande d’aperçu de la profondeur de champ.

Nanoblock est une marque de jeu de construction japonais. Les détails de cette réplique du Nikon F1 sont très fidèles à l’original. Il s’agit d’un objet idéal pour les fans, parfait pour décorer un studio photo ou un salon.
– 1 000 pièces
– La plus petite pièce mesure 4 x 4 mm
– Système de support à double rangée pour un emboîtement parfait
– Les petites pièces permettent de créer un modèle plus détaillé

via Nikon

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voir aussi le review de Richard Wong

The new Nikon D7500 | 20 things you need to know

Nikon’s new DX-format DSLR offers enthusiasts speed, performance and value. We list the 20 key features you need to know about.
The new D7500 slots in between the D7200 and the D500, right at the top of Nikon’s DX-format digital SLR range. It’s designed for keen enthusiasts who want the best possible combination of performance and value, and it would also suit those who are looking to upgrade to a more powerful camera from their first Nikon DSLR. The specs are very exciting. The 20.9-megapixel sensor is one of Nikon’s latest, and the 8fps continuous shooting speed is really impressive for a DSLR in this price bracket. Almost more amazing, though, is the D7500’s incredible maximum ISO setting. We make a lot of comparisons between the D7500 and the existing D7200 and D500 models in this special six-page preview, because this little group of cameras poses some interesting choices. The D7200 is great value, but is starting to show its age, while the D500 is extremely powerful, but more expensive. So maybe the D7500 combines the best of both worlds, with the affordability of the D7200 and the power of the D500? Let’s take a look…

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The new Nikon D7500 | 20 things you need to know
via NPhoto Magazine — Issue 72 – June 2017

La photographie de paysage par Mattia Bonavida

Mattia Bonavida, jeune photographe italien travaillant pour l’industrie du tourisme, qui faisait l’objet de la toute première « Pause Photo » sur le Mag, sublime par ses photos les montagnes et les lacs de sa région natale de Riva del Garda. Il revient sur les principes et les grandes règles de la photographie de paysage.

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La photographie de paysage par Mattia Bonavida
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Tying 100 years of appreciation to the next 100.

On July 25, 2017, Nikon will be celebrating its centennial anniversary.

For 100 years, Nikon has pursued the possibilities of light.

Since it’s founding in 1917, Nikon has harnessed the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences, as well as the development of industry, creating breakthrough technologies and products in the process.

Filled with appreciation for the previous 100 years, we move forward to the next 100 where our role will be in creating new values for a brighter future.

Nikon’s challenge is already in motion.

D500 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set, 100th Anniversary Edition

D5 100th Anniversary Edition

Nikon has dedicated the last 100 years to pursuing innovative technologies and providing users with the highest quality products. Introducing the Anniversary Products lineup—inheriting Nikon’s DNA of cutting-edge innovation, and pioneering spirit that has allowed us to open up new possibilities of light through the years.

more details and anniversary products at Nikon

Les montagnes célestes du Huang Shan par Emmanuel Boitier

Que ce soit dans les montagnes d’Auvergne, où il vit, sur les hauts plateaux d’Abyssinie, dans les immensités glacées du Varanger, parmi les pics vertigineux du Huang Shan ou encore dans les Highlands écossaises, Emmanuel Boitier recherche et apprécie les endroits où la nature, véritablement prégnante, offre un espace infini. Des endroits où l’homme et la nature n’ont d’autres choix que de vivre ensemble et non l’un à côté de l’autre. Des endroits où la nature impose le rythme des vies. Il nous raconte ci-dessous l’un de ses voyages.

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Les montagnes célestes du Huang Shan par Emmanuel Boitier
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