This was the first time that entries in the video categories were judged separately. Videos of 6-180 seconds in length were accepted.
Entries recorded not only by cameras, but by any digital imaging device, including smart devices, were accepted.
A new award for entries submitted by younger imaging enthusiasts aged 19 or younger was established.
A total of 21,100 people from a record 164 countries and regions around the world submitted 88,737 entries.
Of all the works submitted, a total of 109 were chosen as winners.
Judges selected 2 Grand Prize winners (one each in the photograph and video categories), a total of 96 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each category, and 10 winners of the new Generation N Award for photographers and videographers aged 19 or younger.
In addition, 1 entry was selected for the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry based on voting by those who entered the Contest.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan.
The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One“, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland.
Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Decided
July 3, 2015
From nearly 89,000 submissions from more countries and regions, 164, than ever before
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 have been determined.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan. The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One”, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland. All winning images will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Judging Results page beginning today with the Grand Prize winners, to be followed by winners of other awards.
Nikon Canada announces the powerful and versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR wide-angle lens
First DX lens with an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent exposure during high speed shooting
Mississauga, ON, July 2, 2015 – Today, Nikon Canada announced the new wide-angle zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens – an amazingly versatile DX-format lens that is well-suited for advanced and enthusiast photographers. The NIKKOR 16-80mm features a combination of the best Nikon lens technologies, some never before seen in a Nikon DX-format lens, such as Nikon’s legendary Nano Crystal Coat. The lens gives photographers an all-purpose optic to help take their photography further.
“The NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is a very exciting addition to the NIKKOR DX-format lens lineup, and a new milestone in the NIKKOR legacy – it combines the most advanced optical technologies with an useful focal range to capture photos and HD video,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “This new lens is an essential companion for Nikon’s high performance, lightweight series of DX-format HD-SLR cameras.” Continue Reading »
Pack lighter to go further: Nikon announces two new professional super telephoto NIKKOR lenses
The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F/4E FL ED VR dominate the sidelines with superior optical and AF tracking performance, while new design reduces weight
Mississauga, ON, July 2, 2015 – Today, Nikon Canada announced two new super telephoto lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F/4E FL ED VR. These two NIKKOR lenses use the latest Nikon lens technologies to enhance autofocus (AF) tracking and optical performance, while significantly reducing weight. Ideal for sports, action, wildlife and press events, these lenses capture striking images from afar with brilliant clarity and sharpness.
“The new AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR were developed to give photographers the advantage on the sidelines or in the field, with a lens that can keep up with the action and get the decisive shot,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “By the fourth quarter or final period, professional photographers will sincerely appreciate the weight reduction of these lenses, which allows for extended shooting, even into overtime.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents 80th NIKKOR Anniversary:
Have you ever wondered how your NIKKOR lenses are made? In honor of the 80th NIKKOR anniversary, we’ll take you through this beautiful process and give you a whole new appreciation of your favorite glass.
Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens with new features such as:
a popular, wide 24-120mm (FX-format equivalent) focal range,
the large f/2.8 – f/4 aperture lets photographers shoot in challenging light with ease,
the 16-80mm’s fast aperture lets users blur the background to create that dramatic separation between subject and background that emphasizes and flatters a subject.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR : Specifications at a glance
The new Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR will be available in July for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,069.95.**
July 2, 2015
An Everyday Lens That’s Anything But Ordinary: The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens Offers Advanced Photographers Powerful Versatility
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens – an amazingly versatile DX-format lens that is well suited for advanced and enthusiast photographers. The NIKKOR 16-80mm features a combination of the best Nikon lens technologies, some never before seen in a Nikon DX-format lens, including Nikon’s legendary Nano Crystal Coat. The resulting lens gives a wide variety of photographers an all-purpose optic to help take their photography further and tell their story with clarity and precision.
Photo taken with the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR and the Nikon D7200. (Photo Credit: Yoshitsugu Enomoto)
“The NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4 is a very exciting addition to the NIKKOR DX-format lens lineup, and a new milestone in the NIKKOR legacy – it combines the most advanced optical technologies with an extremely useful focal range to capture photos and HD video,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “This new lens is a great companion for Nikon’s high-performance, lightweight series of DX-format DSLR cameras.”
The following video presents NIKKOR Lens Technology:
Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses and see why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses.
Today, Nikon Inc. announced two new professional telephoto lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, with new features such as:
increased autofocus (AF) tracking and optical performance, and
significant reduction in weight.
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance
The new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR will be available in mid-July for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $10,299.95***. The AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR will be available in mid-July for the SRP $12,299.95***. Both lenses also come with a newly redesigned, lightweight, custom-fit hard case for transport.
July 2, 2015
Pack Lighter to Go Further: Nikon Announces Two New Professional Super Telephoto NIKKOR Lenses
The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lenses Dominate the Sidelines With Superior Optical and AF Tracking Performance, While New Design Reduces Weight
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced two new super telephoto lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. These two NIKKOR lenses use the latest Nikon lens technologies to enhance autofocus (AF) tracking and optical performance, while benefitting photographers with a significant reduction in weight. Ideal for sports, action, wildlife and press events, these lenses offer photographers the ability to capture striking images from afar with brilliant clarity and sharpness.
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
“The new NIKKOR 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses were developed to give photographers the advantage on the sidelines or in the field, with a lens that can keep up with the action and get the decisive shot,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “By the fourth quarter or final period, users will sincerely appreciate the weight reduction of these lenses which allow for extended shooting, even into overtime.”
Photo taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens and the Nikon D4S camera. (Photo Credit: Craig Kolesky)
Photo taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and the Nikon D4S. (Photo Credit: Ole Jørgen Liodden)
The following video is titled Nikon presents ‘Project Spotlight: Abandoned places’ (coming soon):
To support emerging talent, Nikon presents Project Spotlight! In the coming months, we will be shining the light on photographers eager to take their skills to the next level. First up is this French photographer who is all about exploring abandoned spaces to capture them in ways we have never seen before. Stay tuned to find out what he achieves!
Nikon has partnered with urban-exploration photographer David de Rueda to capture abandoned places in nine countries of Europe, which have rarely or never been photographed before.
During the project, David used the following equipment:
The following video presents Nikon D810 Product video:
Create your new masterpiece with the exquisite Nikon D810. From delicate textures to high-speed movement, this all-versatile 36.3-megapixel camera is ready for anything.
With a redesigned 36.3 MP FX-format sensor, ultra-wide ISO range, and EXPEED 4 image processor, you get unprecedented sharpness, sumptuous tonality, and reduced noise across all sensitivities.
Flagship AF performance and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p ensure you’re free to capture any kind of scene with rigorous precision. Nikon’s Picture Control 2.0 provides exceptional in-camera image processing/optimisation flexibility. Up to 7 fps burst rate to capture fast-moving subjects with incredible flexibility. Shoot uncompromised full-resolution images at up to 5 fps. Shoot 15.3-MP images at up to 7 fps in DX crop mode. The D810’s ISO range starts at ISO 64 for cleaner, better-defined images. Shoot at up to ISO 12800, or extend the range from 32 to 51200 ISO (equivalent).
PRESS RELEASE – Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Abandoned Places: Nikon and UrbEx photographer David de Rueda capture the relics of Europe’s past
Father’s Day in North America is Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2015
For the adventurous dad
Nikon COOLPIX AW130, blue
The durable COOLPIX AW130 is built to capture life’s extreme adventures. It’s waterproof to 100ft/30m, shockproof to 7ft/2.1m, and freezeproof to 14F/-10C. Perfect for snorkeling, rock climbing or skiing, the AW130 shoots Full HD 1080p video and can record the longitude and latitude where images were captured. It’s also easy to control in almost any situation – Action Control lets users adjust camera settings with just the flick of a wrist, or photographers can use their smartphone to remotely trigger the camera when connected. The COOLPIX AW130 is available in three striking colours – blue, orange and yellow. (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $379.95)
Nikon COOLPIX AW130, orange
Nikon COOLPIX AW130, yellow
For the bird-watching dad
Nikon COOLPIX P900
Smartphones can’t compete with the optical zooms available on Nikon cameras. The COOLPIX P900 packs an unprecedented 83x optical zoom – equivalent to 24-2000mm! Dynamic Fine Zoom extends the range further to 166x. The extra-low dispersion glass element is ideal for sharp images. Whether taking close-up shots of birds high up in the trees, or capturing the look on his child’s face from the sidelines as she scores her first goal, dad can intuitively frame his subjects by using the camera’s built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) with an eye sensor or high-resolution, Vari-angle 3-inch LCD display. (MSRP: $669.95)
On June 1, 2015, the City of Toronto will launch the celebration of June as Recreation and Parks Month in Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 5 to 7 p.m., remarks at 5:30 p.m.
They will also celebrate the winning photographers and their work in the Snap & Share Your Parks, Forestry and Recreation Moments Photo Contest presented by Nikon Canada.
A photography show called Best of 2014: Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Snap & Share Photo Exhibit will be on display – FREE Admissions – during business hours at the following four locations during June:
City of Toronto to proclaim June as Recreation and Parks Month and congratulate winners of Snap and Share photo contest
Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), Vice-Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Vice-Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, and City staff will join community members to launch the celebration of June as Recreation and Parks Month in Toronto. They will also celebrate the winning photographers and their work in the Snap & Share Your Parks, Forestry and Recreation Moments Photo Contest presented by Nikon Canada. Continue Reading »
Requirement: A valid New York State marriage certificate validating that you were married at City Hall during the week of June 1 to June 5, 2015.
McNally will be shooting with the Nikon D750 DSLR camera, NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, giving couples the highest quality images as wedding-day keepsakes.
We will be there in full force on June 4th and June 5th, raring to go, and happy to shoot your official portrait of the best day of your life. So, if you’ve got your marriage certificate and have been hitched during the week of June 1 through 5, and want a beautiful portrait on a backdrop as a keepsake, the Wedding Truck is the place to come to. We will be waiting, with cameras, lenses and lights at the ready.
Learn more at: http://blog.joemcnally.com/?cid=web-0515-gridspot3-wedding-hp
The following video presents Nikon D750 Product video:
Free your vision with the fast, versatile, and agile D750. In a world where anything is possible, this full-frame 24.3-megapixel powerhouse gives you the freedom to dare. Packed with professional imaging technology, and streamlined for compactness, nothing holds this camera back.
The newly designed FX-format sensor delivers exceptional image quality with cleaner results than ever before at high ISOs. Phenomenally sensitive AF performance, a burst rate of up to 6.5 fps, and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p combine with the tiltable monitor to enable full freedom of expression. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to share your impressive photos in an instant.
Capture crisper, cleaner, better-defined images at high ISOs. The ISO range of 100–12800 is extendable to 50-51200 (equivalent).
Professional AF performance
Sensitive down to -3 EV and boasting Nikon’s Group Area AF mode, the D750 locks onto your target with incredible precision even in dark situations.
24.3-MP FX-format sensor
Full detail, full freedom. The all-new sensor offers wide dynamic range plus clean performance across all sensitivities, for images with stunning sharpness and rich tonality.
May 27, 2015
The “Nikon Wedding Truck Studio” Rolls Into New York City With World-Renowned Photographer Joe McNally at the Wheel
As Part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, Nikon Will Offer Free Newlywed Portraits Outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau Captured by Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally
MELVILLE, NY – On June 4 and June 5, Nikon will bring the Nikon Wedding Truck Studio to New York City Hall (Office of the City Clerk), offering couples getting married the timeless keepsake of amazing images to help commemorate the start of the next chapter in their story together. Nikon is working with famous photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally to convert a truck into a fully functional photo studio, where couples getting married at the Office of the City Clerk that week are invited to get a professional portrait session at no cost.“One of the most memorable and marvelous experiences l have had was capturing the wedding of my friends getting married at City Hall. People of all types were there to announce and share with the world that this was their beloved,” said McNally “Working with Nikon to bring this pop-up studio to life gives us a chance to celebrate this real emotion and provide couples with a stunning set of wedding photos to help remember their special day.”
The Nikon Wedding Truck Studio is part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, which inspires people to make their stories stand out through incredible imagery. Nikon will provide participating couples with high-quality portraits to keep and share with friends and family to remember their wedding day. McNally will be shooting with the Nikon D750 DSLR camera, NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, giving couples the highest quality images as wedding-day keepsakes.
“A wedding is a joyous occasion and deserves to be documented, so that our children and grandchildren can experience the happiness and true emotions of a couple’s special day. High-quality images help to re-tell the story of that day to later generations, as if they were actually there,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “With the help of amazing images captured by Joe McNally, these newlyweds will receive beautiful images that will stand the test of time.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents Documentary Video: The Napalm Girl:
40 years ago we met The Napalm Girl. The iconic photo woke the world up to the brutal reality of collateral damage. We traveled to Vietnam-to the very spot where history was made-to produce The Power of a Picture for ABC7, Los Angeles.
All the key players were interviewed…the little girl-Kim Phuc, the photographer-Nick Ut, the reporter-Christopher Wain, Vietnam vets…we’re extremely proud of this news-doc. Four decades later, the photo and the girl are as powerful as ever.
Here’s the first part of the critically-acclaimed TV special. Winner of the 2013 Edward R Murrow Award.
Photographer Nick Ut used this Nikon camera, light meter and envelope while covering Vietnam for the Associated Press. He also carried these press passes. (Photo: Amy Joseph/Newseum; Camera, film envelope, press passes and light meter: Loan, Nick Ut)
“Reporting Vietnam” Exhibit
On Display May 22, 2015 Through Sept. 12, 2016 | Level 6
Watch Live on May 21, 2015 @ 7 pm: “Eyewitness to History: Reporting Vietnam”
To mark the opening of the new exhibit “Reporting Vietnam,” the Newseum presents a special invitation-only program featuring four veteran journalists who will share their memories of reporting the Vietnam War.
United Press International reporter Joe Galloway used this Nikon camera throughout his time in Vietnam. He was given this helmet by an Army colonel who noticed him wearing a beret during battle. Galloway said he wore this armband in Saigon so police would know he was a journalist “when they were beating people on the head.” (Photo: Amy Joseph/Newseum; Camera, helmet and armband: Loan, Joseph L. Galloway)
On Friday, May 22, the Newseum will open “Reporting Vietnam,” a provocative new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, America’s first televised war. The exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation. It will be on display through Sept. 12, 2016….
More than 90 compelling artifacts, historic newspapers and magazines will take visitors back to experience a time when America was at war and young people were rejecting the conservative values of their parents.
Associated Press reporter Peter Arnett carried this Nikon camera while covering Vietnam. South Vietnamese officials censored this 1963 battlefield report written by Arnett. (Photo: Amy Joseph/Newseum; Camera and report: Gift, Peter Arnett)