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Nikon is the Official Partner of Fédération International de Natation (FINA) at the 16th FINA World Championships July 24-August 9, 2015 in Kazan, Russia: “FINA/Nikon GALLERY” Website Will be Launched to Showcase Images of Aquatic Sports Athletes & Championships

Mon July 20, 2015

The following video presents 16th FINA World Championships – Kazan 2015 (teaser):

The 16th FINA World Championships will be held in Kazan, Russia, from July 24 – August 9, 2015. Kazan has now developed the most advanced sporting infrastructure in all of Russia and has one of the most advanced Aquatic facilities in the world.

Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan Republic, Russia, is the host for the 16th FINA World Championships which will feature competitions in six different disciplines; swimming, synchronised swimming, diving, high diving, water polo and open water swimming.

  • Dozens of athletes from all parts of the world arrive every day in the host city of the upcoming mega aquatics event, to take place from July 24 – August 9, 2015.
  • Kazan will welcome approximately 2,500 athletes coming from 186 nations for this edition of the event.

Also, FINA Water World Park will be officially opened on July 24.

Furthermore, for the professional photographers covering this event, Nikon Professional Services (NPS) will set up a service center to offer support and services, including equipment inspections, cleaning, minor repairs and the loan of equipment.

The following video presents Nikon Professional Services – BCN2013:

NPS supports accredited Nikon professional photographers at around 50 major sporting events throughout the year. Robert Cristina, Manager – NPS Nikon Europe, talks about the particular challenges of shooting at the FINA World Swimming Championships, BCN2013.

PRESS RELEASE

Nikon to Support 16th FINA World Championships as Official FINA Partner

July 16, 2015

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo) is pleased to announce its official partnership with the Fédération International de Natation (FINA) at the 16th FINA World Championships, to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2015 in Kazan, Russia.
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Advisories

Nikon D750 Digital SLR Camera Service Advisory: Issue Regarding Shading in Images Due to the Shutter Not Functioning Properly

Mon July 13, 2015

D750 Service Advisory

July 9, 2015

To users of the Nikon D750 digital SLR camera (issue regarding shading in images)

Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.

It has come to our attention that the shutter in some Nikon D750 Digital SLR cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 may not function properly sometimes resulting in a shading of a portion of images taken with the D750 camera. To correct this issue, Nikon will service these affected D750 cameras free of charge as indicated below.

For those who have already purchased a D750 and would like to have their camera serviced to correct this issue, Nikon service centers will service cameras as indicated below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

Identifying affected D750 cameras
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Contests

Owners of Nikon DSLR Cameras in the UK: #DiscoverDifferent Event Draw for the UK: Enter Before 23.59 BST on 15 July 2015

Sun July 5, 2015

The following video presents A Different Perspective with Nikon | I AM DIFFERENT

Oxford, UK: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Oxford, UK: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Enter Nikon’s ballot to win a place on the #DiscoverDifferent event on Friday 14 August where you will “explore the hidden beauties of this famous city,” Oxford.

WIN A PLACE AT THE NIKON EVENT
#DiscoverDifferent

UPCOMING EVENT: OXFORD, UK
14 AUGUST 2015

Promotion Period: Enter between 00.01 BST on 2nd July 2015 and 23.59 BST on 15th July 2015.

Eligibility:

  • This Promotion is open to residents of United Kingdom aged 18 or over.
  • No purchase is necessary; however internet access is required.
  • Entrants must own a Nikon DSLR camera.

Prizes
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Contests

The Prestigious Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015: Winners are Announced

Fri July 3, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 is Open to All: Submit Photos & Videos Online Until Dec.15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Japan Standard Time.

Here are some facts about the contest.

  • 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.

You can view the results of the contest at http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/results/ .

Congratulations!

PRESS RELEASE

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.


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Press Releases

Nikon Canada announces AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR wide-angle lens with electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent exposure during high speed shooting

Thu July 2, 2015

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.”

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Press Releases

Nikon Canada announces AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F/4E FL ED VR

Thu July 2, 2015

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR

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.”

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Press Releases

Nikon: New, Wide-angle, Large Aperture Zoom Lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR for Advanced & Enthusiast Photographers to Shoot in Challenging Light with Ease

Thu July 2, 2015

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

AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR : Specifications at a glance

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.**

PRESS RELEASE

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)

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.”

DX-Format Versatility
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Press Releases

Nikon: New AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR are Professional Telephoto Lenses: Increased Performance & Reduced Weight

Thu July 2, 2015

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

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance

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

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance

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.

PRESS RELEASE

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 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm 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 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)

Photo taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and the Nikon D4S. (Photo Credit: Ole Jørgen Liodden)

Increased Performance, Reduced Weight
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Press Releases

Nikon: Urban-exploration Photographer David de Rueda Uses Nikon D810 Camera and NIKKOR Lenses to Create Photography “Project Spotlight: Abandoned Places”

Thu June 25, 2015

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:

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

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

Image Credit: David de Rueda

Image Credit: David de Rueda


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Contests

Nikon Canada: Vote Before 3 p.m. ET on June 12, 2015 to Help Nikon Name the Grand Prize Winner of the ‘Picture Your World’ Photo Contest!

Tue June 9, 2015

Clockwise, starting from the upper left-hand photo: Weekly winners are Sandra Laurin, C. Braun, Laurie Buckley, Isabel Racine

Clockwise, starting from the upper left-hand photo: Weekly winners are Sandra Laurin, C. Braun, Laurie Buckley, Isabel Racine

This is an update to these previous blogs:

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Help Nikon Canada name the grand prize winner of the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival‘s Picture Your World Photo Contest!

Please choose which of the four weekly assignment winners you think should win the grand prize!

  • This lucky winner will receive a CONTACT Limited Edition Print (retail value $1,500).
  • Voting closes at 3:00 p.m. ET on June 12, 2015!

Vote now at https://contactfestivalnikon.ca/contact-contest-winners-2015.php .

Congratulations and Good Luck! / Félicitations et bonne chance!


Sponsored Post

Nikon Canada Presents Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2015

Thu June 4, 2015

Father’s Day in North America is Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Nikon Canada

Presents

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2015

 For the adventurous dad

Nikon COOLPIX AW130, blue

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, orange

Nikon COOLPIX AW130, yellow

Nikon COOLPIX AW130, yellow

 

For the bird-watching dad

Nikon COOLPIX P900

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)

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Nikon COOLPIX P900

For the world travelling dad

Nikon 1 J5, black

Nikon 1 J5, black


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Press Releases

You’re Invited: “Best of 2014: Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Snap & Share Photo” Exhibit in June 2015 at No Cost

Sun May 31, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

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:

Enjoy! / Amusez vous bien!

NEWS RELEASE

29-May-2015

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.
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