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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 53

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CONTENTS – ISSUE 53 2016

THE MICHAEL PUTLAND INTERVIEW:
A LIFE IN MUSIC by Gray Levett
Nikon Owner Editor Gray Levett interviews Michael Putland, the quintessential rock photographer, who over a formidable 50-year career has shot everyone from Abba to Zappa… and there is a further twist to the story.

THE FOREIGNER IN CHURTON STREET
Images by Pablo Monteagudo, words by Gray Levett
The production for the feature film The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan was filmed in our street earlier this year. Pablo Monteagudo captured the excitement of a big film production.

Nikon Df Users’ Group Japan Exhibition
Daimi Tanaka the Chairman of the very active Nikon Df Users’ Group of Japan shares images from their Exhibition, which took place in February this year in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.

IT’S TIME TO SHUFFLE THE CARDS
Simon Stafford offers a few thoughts and observations on choosing memory cards.

ANGEL EYES XXV
by Heather Angel
Find out how the renowned nature photographer Heather Angel created the image she called ‘Nature’s Ephemeral Abstract’.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Every September in central Papua New Guinea, 100 tribes attend one of the world’s most colourful and dramatic festivals. Andrew Main Wilson captured a stunning image of a chief in all his glory.

RELEASE ME
by Becky Danese
In an article that is both practical and comprehensive, Becky Danese explains how to fire your Nikon camera remotely.

IAN HUTCHINSON’S WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES
Long-time Nikon Owner subscriber Ian Hutchinson shares his wonderful pictures of butterflies with us and includes some hints and tips on how he achieves his images.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY Part XV
Words by Gray Levett
The Nikon S4 was introduced in the spring of 1959 to reduce the cost of entry into the Nikon system. Tony Hurst brings this rare fine example to life.

LONG RANGE REVELATION
by Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford reviews the Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens in his very popular series written for Nikon Owner.

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Gray Levett of Grays of Westminster is once again on the judging panel of the Daily Mail Wildlife Photography Competition.

David Suchet, a passionate Nikon user and wildlife fan, urges all amateur photographers to enter. He was thrilled to have been asked by his old photography friend Gray Levett.

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The other judges are:

LIZ BONNIN
Liz co-hosted the marine documentary series Big Blue Live, which won a BAFTA this year, and is a regular presenter on ITV’s popular Countrywise.

ANITA RANI
Best known as a co-presenter on BBC1’s Countryfile, Anita reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing last year.

CLIVE ANDERSON
As well as hosting shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Clive is also president of the Woodland Trust.

DAVID LINDO
David is a broadcaster, writer, naturalist, public speaker and photographer, and the man behind bird-watching website urbanbirder.com.

SIMON STAFFORD
An acclaimed photographer of wildlife and the natural world, Simon is the technical editor of Nikon Owner magazine.

Photography Judges
The Great British Wildlife Photography Challenge is open to all amateur photographers. There are five categories: 1. Mammals; 2. Birds; 3. Insects; 4. Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians and Molluscs; 5. A special category for under-18s. Entries must be submitted by email by 30 September 2016 and the winners will be announced in Weekend magazine.

Category winners will have their photographs published in the magazine and put on display. They will also receive a state-of-the-art Nikon D5500 digital camera, lenses, a memory card and a one-year subscription to Nikon Owner magazine, as part of a £1,000 package.

The overall winner will also receive a four-day trip to Slovakia with Simon Stafford, one of our judges, who will run a masterclass in photographing brown bears, lynx and deer. The trip, in spring 2017, includes return flights from the UK, transfers and three nights half-board, courtesy of Tatra Photography, specialists in wildlife workshops and landscape courses. For full terms and conditions, see tatraphotographyworkshop.com.

THE RULES
■ All photographs must have been taken in the British Isles. Studies of pets and animals in captivity are ineligible.
■ Only amateur photographers can enter. No entries from professional or semi-professional photographers.
■ Entrants can submit photographs in more than one category but no more than three across the competition.
■ Entrants must verify the provenance of each image and, in the event of a winning entry, must provide the original file to confirm that the images haven’t been manipulated in a significant way.
■ If shortlisted, entrants will be required to submit a high-resolution version of their photograph.
■ Entrants cannot submit photographs that have previously won any award or commendation.
■ Images should be emailed as Jpegs to wildlife@dailymail.co.uk by 30 September 2016. Include your name, age, address and phone number.
■ Entries will be judged on technical ability and aesthetic composition.
■ Each entrant will retain full copyright of any photo they submit, which will only be used in the context of the competition in Weekend magazine or any Associated Newspapers publications. Should any photo be reproduced elsewhere, it will carry a credit.
■ Prizes are as described above. Travel insurance is not included for the overall winner. No cash alternatives. Employees of DMG Media and their families, households or agents are not eligible to enter. Usual promotion terms apply, see dailymail.co.uk for details. The judges’ decision is final.

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10% Off on Second Hand at Grays of Westminster

10% off when you purchase a Second Hand Nikon camera body with a Second Hand lens or accessory

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If you are considering acquiring more equipment, whether it be a first foray into digital or a backup body for a much-loved working camera, Grays of Westminster may have the offer for you.

Until the 31st July 2016 we are offering 10% off your purchase of a second hand camera body & lens – OR – second hand camera body & accessory (speedlight, battery grip or teleconverter).

There will be a maximum discount of £150 and payment by finance is not included in this offer. Our full listings can be found here:
http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk/products/secondhand.php

From the Vintage Department

F3-T-Champagne
Recently photographed for us by Mr. Tony Hurst is the very rare F3/T (Titanium) camera in champagne, supplied in the original display case that was only ever available in Japan. This collectors’ grade camera can be found on display in our Vintage Department.

Photographs from the Nikon World

Thank you to David Myles for sending in this lovely macro image of a butterfly using the D750 and the SB-R1C1 close-up commander speedlight kit.

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Excellent stocks of new & second hand Nikon lenses

Excellent stocks of new & second hand Nikon lenses

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Since the name ‘Nikkor’ (taken from the Nippon Kogaku K.K. glass factory that preceded Nikon) was introduced in 1932, it has become synonymous with quality, excellence and versatility. Nikkor lenses have been used everywhere from outer space to the bottom of the ocean floor.

Grays of Westminster are proud to hold hundreds of lenses in our famed Nippon Kogaku Room, known also as our second hand show room. No matter the occasion or camera you need the lens for, we aim to satisfy in both new and extensive ranges of second hand stocks.

Please feel free to browse our second hand listings here, or contact a member of our team to enquire about new equipment.

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Recent Photographs from the Nikon World

We have had excellent feedback from users of the new AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E VR. Thank you to Graeme Skinner of Naturally Wild who sent this fantastic kingfisher image in using the new D500 with this lens.

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Grays of Westminster Newsletter – New Kit available!

Nikon’s Slide Copying Adapter Kit
Now available at Grays of Westminster

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If you have slides around the home that you have longed to digitize, but have found scanners and digitizing services costly, the good news is that with a Nikon camera you can easily copy your slides at home in a few easy steps.

We are currently offering a special kit on all you need to digitize your slides using your existing DSLR:

FX Copying Kit

AF-S 60mm f/2.8G Micro Nikkor
ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter
BR-5 Macro Adapter Ring
£520.00

DX Copying Kit

AF-S 40mm f/2.8G Micro Nikkor
ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter
£270.00

Plus free next working day delivery to mainland UK (not Highlands) if you order before 31st July 2016.

If you are a subscriber to Nikon Owner Magazine you can see the full how-to article here (login required).

We can also supply mains adapters and spare batteries to keep your camera running for longer and if you already have one of the above macro lenses the slide copiers are available to purchase separately.

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Cactus flower by Steve Neal, shot on Kodak Ektachrome 100 during his teens and recently digitized using the ES-1 + Nikon D750.

Come rain or shine…

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If you are looking for a compact camera to take on your holidays that can go anywhere with you, look no further than the Coolpix AW130.

  • Dust proof
  • Shock proof up to 2.1m/7ft
  • Waterproof up to 30m/100ft
  • Freeze proof to -10C
  • Wifi and NFC compatible
  • GPS enabled
  • 16mp backlit sensor
  • 5x optical zoom (24-120mm f/2.8t4.9 equivalent)

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Grays of Westminster are pleased to be able to offer the Coolpix AW130 for £199.00 with free UK mainland delivery (not Highlands) if ordered before 31st July 2016.

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