N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
£427/$477 Compact, lightweight and affordable There’s a lot to be said for compact lenses that don’t take up too much room in your kit bag. This one fits the bill perfectly, weighing in at just 350g. That’s less than half the weight of the Samyang MF
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
This Issue’s Special Contributors…
PAGE 6 Colin gives this issue’s Apprentice a masterclass in shooting street scenes on the backstreets of Bristol. PAGE 26 Andy has been shooting plants with creative flair for the past 30 years – and shares three decades of experience with you. PAGE
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 Z
£319/$399 A properly retro lens for Z-series cameras This fully manual lens from Samyang has no autofocus nor any internal electronics whatsoever, so the lens can’t communicate with the host camera body. You can therefore only shoot effectively in Ma
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine13 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Say It With Flowers!
Andy Small is a nature, landscape and macro flower photographer. He runs flower photography workshops for the Royal Horticultural Society at RHS Wisley and gives talks on his work to clubs and societies. www.andysmall.co.uk During the past year many
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lecturePhysics
The Inverse Square Law
The inverse square law is a technical term that describes how light falls off the further it travels from the light source. It is important to understand the concept behind the inverse square law as we can use this to improve our images. The inverse
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine2 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Lightbox
JADE LV Jade took this shot while in search of the greatest views on Mount Gongga, China and probably didn’t have to look much further than this awe-inspiring vista of heavenly hues. The human element adds a powerful sense of scale. Camera: Nikon D75
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine11 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Street Smarts
NAME: Colin Moody CAMERA: Various Colin moved to Bristol 11 years ago from London’s East Ham and hasn’t looked back. He splits his time undertaking photojournalism assignments, leading workshops, putting on exhibitions and authoring photography books
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine5 min de lectureComputers
Nikon Z 6II Essential Movie Kit
£2909/$3600 An ever-increasing user base of enthusiasts and freelance content creators has demanded that the current generation of mirrorless devices be as comfortable producing a run-and-gun music video or travel documentary as they are a landscape
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine4 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Photographer Of The Year 2021
BY DIRK FIERS This month’s winning image is so much more than just a beautiful photo of a flower. The focus stacking technique was used to mitigate the shallow depth of field produced by the 105mm macro lens. The result is an incredible amount of det
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine2 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Off-camera Flash Techniques
Getting great shots with off-camera flash takes practice. You first need to set the camera to expose for the background ambient light, then set your flashgun(s) to light your subjects. It’s best to use the Manual exposure mode on the camera. Start wi
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
DX Options
Fast prime lenses with a focal length of around 85mm to 105mm are perfect for portraiture with full-frame bodies, but are a little on the long side for DX format cameras. Taking the 1.5x crop factor into account, a 50mm lens is generally a better fit
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine3 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
On An Arctic Roll
My heart beats north of the Arctic Circle, and this series is about the immensity of the lonely fjords, the aesthetic of the glaciers, the majestic mountains, and the light of the far north. As an Austrian with Norwegian roots, I decided in 2013 to s
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S
£709/$797 Exceptional for an f/1.8 lens When it comes to fast primes, f/1.8 lenses are often seen as poor relations to their f/1.4 and f/1.2 counterparts. Naturally, you can’t get such a tight depth of field, or quite as quick shutter speeds under lo
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
£929/$1099 A hefty lens that’s big on quality Unusually large and heavy for an 85mm f/1.4 lens, this Sigma weighs in at 1130g. Typical of Sigma’s Art series, the design is firmly focused on image quality without any concessions to reducing size and w
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
The Winner Is… Nikon Z 85mm F/1.8 S
Most 85mm f/1.8 lenses have a reputation for being inferior to their faster f/1.4 counterparts, especially for top-level portraiture. The Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S fights back, with absolutely stellar image quality and all-round performance. Not only can
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine2 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Up Close And Personal
Naturally, key attractions of a prime lens are that you can expect great sharpness and low levels of distortion. That’s the case with the vast majority of portrait primes, but blur is equally important. A main facet of ‘fast’ short to medium telephot
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine10 min de lecture
Tanya Habjouqa
For Tanya Habjouqa, travel has never been easy – even before COVID-19. For the past year, she’s been grounded like the rest of us, but it is her family heritage, upbringing and nationality that makes her the subject of added scrutiny, especially when
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine3 min de lecture
Come Rain Or Shine
Paul Wilkinson FMPA FBIPP FSWPP is a multi-award-winning international photographer and co-author of the best-selling book Mastering Portrait Photography, and shares his skills through the free companion site MasteringPortraitPhotography.com. In this
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine5 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
To Bubbly Go…
When seen close up, soap bubbles are a sight to behold. Vivid colours swirl across the surface in a slow, elegant dance that has to be seen to be believed. The play of colours and textures make them look almost like planets. As such, a bubble makes f
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lecture
N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine
Editor Adam Waring adam.waring@futurenet.com • 0330 390 6026 Group Art Director Warren Brown Technique Editor Mike Harris Production Editor Kyle Hearse Group Reviews Editor Rod Lawton Lab Manager Ben Andrews Content Director Chris George Isabelle Bac
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine2 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Grand Prix Pix
MISSION: Capture the life and soul of racing – and turn motorsport photography into a career PHOTOGRAPHER: Danniella Edginton LOCATION: Hampshire, England KIT USED: Nikon D500, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C INSTAGRAM: @edgintonphotographics W
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine3 min de lecture
Dane’s Blood
Wild Life Pro wildlife photographer and Nikon Europe Ambassador Tom has worked around the globe on assignments to capture photographs of all creatures great and small, from the Falkland Islands to the Amazon Rainforest. www.tommasonphoto.com Having g
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine5 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Don Your Thinking Cap
It would seem there’s a never-ending sea of accessories on the market available for your Nikon, but there are two particular pieces of kit we can guarantee every photographer owns: the humble lens and body caps that came with your camera (unless, lik
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine3 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Sunset Seascapes
MISSION: Capture the most beautiful seascapes in the best weather and lighting conditions PHOTOGRAPHER: Jerome Colombo LOCATION: Dinard, Brittany, France KIT USED: Nikon Z 7, Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S, Z 24-70mm f/4 S, AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR WEBSITE: w
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lecture
Back Issues
• Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch: Get the free N-Photo app for your device at www.bit.ly/nphoto_app, which has a 30-day free subs trial, then browse through our back issues or buy a digital subscription using the app. • Android, PC or Mac: N-Photo
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine3 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Off-camera Flash
Neil is Training Manager at Nikon School, the official tutoring programme operated by Nikon UK, and runs a range of online and on-location courses to help you master your DSLR or mirrorless Nikon: https://nikonschool.co.uk Taking your flashgun off-ca
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Next Issue
Don’t miss N-Photo 125 See page 24 for our free bag subs offer! Be a city slicker National Geographic Traveller Cities Photographer of the Year Jordan Banks shows how to get your greatest urban images yet Our Apprentice captures the epic scenery of t
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lecture
Which Speedlight?
The Nikon SB-500 is an entry-level Speedlight that can also act as a constant light source. While you can use an SB-500 with the Creative Lighting System (CLS), you are limited with the Groups and Channels that you can choose, as well as not having s
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Gear Zone
A chart with multiple sharp boundaries is photographed, the extent of blur at the centre, mid and edges showing how many line widths per picture height the lens can resolve. Simply put, the bigger the numbers the sharper the lens. Chromatic aberratio
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine4 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Ask Matthew…
Q I’m thinking of buying a used Z 6 and FTZ mount adapter. Will there be any drop in image quality if I use my F-mount lenses? Brian Keenan A I traded in my D750 for a Z 6 and FTZ adapter in January of last year. In the gradual switch to Z-mount lens
... Ou découvrez quelque chose de nouveau