Grays of Westminster News – New Nikkor Lens Announced

Nikon’s Latest Lens

AF-S 40mm f/2.8G DX Micro

Nikkor AF-S 40mm f/2.8G DX MicroThis week Nikon introduced a new micro lens for DX format cameras.


The latest addition to Nikon’s growing line-up of Micro NIKKOR lenses is the 40mm f/2.8 Nikkor, which offers a picture angle equivalent to 60mm on FX-format D-SLRs. Focusing as close as 0.163 m (from focal plane) and boasting a 1:1 reproduction ratio, it offers true macro performance for close-up photography. With a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, subjects can be singled out against a pleasantly blurred background and sharper handheld shots are possible in low-light.

This is now available for pre-order at the price of £249.00 (inc. VAT) and stocks can be expected on the 25th August 2011.

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Reader’s Gallery

Thank you for all your wonderful submissions to our Reader’s Gallery area – please keep them coming!


North Yorks Coast - Stephen Thorpe


This broody HDR (High Dynamic Range) landscape was taken by Mr. Stephen Thorpe of Aylesbury, who had this to say:

‘This was taken with a D3X bought from yourselves – with my old 20-35mm f2.8 lens (now replaced by the 14-24 f2.8 &24-70 f2.8) at 20mm. Shot early one morning on the North Yorkshire Coast. The image has been run through HDR software to obtain the look you see. The detail in the prints of this image are stunning – definitely a shot where the extra detail you get with a D3X paid off.’

You can find more of Stephen’s images here: www.stephenaylesburyphotographer.wordpress.com/



Another photographer to grace our pages this week is Mr. Andrew Howson, who carries a D700 and D300 in his camera bag, along with a variety of Nikkor lenses for various purposes.


Baby Canada Geese, Stanborou - Andrew Howson


Mr. Howson reported, ‘This was taken with the D300, 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II and TC-20EIII. I waited for the very protective Mum to get used to me being nearby and then took shots from in front and behind the brood. The extra reach on the D300 and the teleconverter allowed me to isolate the baby geese without getting too close.’

You can find more of his work here: www.andrewhowsonphotography.co.uk/gallery.html

Please keep your photos coming, sending them in low-res jpeg format preferably with the EXIF data included, and any of your comments regarding the equipment you use or tips for our other readers.



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