Wel­come to is­sue 74

NPhoto - - From The Editor - Paul Gro­gan, Edi­tor paul.gro­gan@fu­turenet.com

I’m very ex­cited about this is­sue. It feels likes all of my birth­days have come at once, which ac­tu­ally isn’t far off the mark. In fact, it’s Nikon’s birth­days that have all come at once; 100 of them, to be pre­cise. Yes, in case you hadn’t guessed it from the enor­mous ‘100’ on the cover, Nikon is cel­e­brat­ing its cen­te­nary this month, which pro­vides us with a pretty good ex­cuse to look back over a cen­tury of Nikon in­no­va­tion, and cel­e­brate the cam­eras, lenses, people and pho­to­graphs that to­gether make up the Nikon story: its re­mark­able jour­ney from mi­cro­scope man­u­fac­turer to iconic pho­tog­ra­phy brand. You can read the whole story, and en­joy dip­ping in and out of Nikon’s many mile­stones, in this is­sue’s spe­cial fea­ture (p. 8) and ac­com­pa­ny­ing col­lec­tor’s sup­ple­ment. We hope you en­joy reading them both as much as we’ve en­joyed putting them to­gether.

Stay­ing in cel­e­bra­tory mode (and with rose-tinted spec­ta­cles well and truly set to ‘nos­tal­gia’), this is­sue also fea­tures a head to head be­tween the D5 and the ven­er­ated F5 film SLR (p. 90), a cen­te­nary-in­spired Big Project (p. 50) and an in-depth review of the clas­sic F501 (p. 91), the first ever Nikon SLR to fea­ture aut­o­fo­cus (a fully work­ing ex­am­ple of which will to­day set you back the princely sum of £25/$30!).

Plus, we have our usual bril­liant mix of reg­u­lars, in­clud­ing an in­spi­ra­tional in­ter­view with lead­ing ad­ven­ture pro Corey Rich (p. 96), a mas­ter­class on land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy (p. 60), and a group test on the best su­per­zooms for travel, so that you can start adding your own jour­neys to the Nikon story. En­joy!

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