5 things Nikon has given to the world of… SPORT
Nikon at the top of its game
Nikon Profesional Services (NPS)
NPS provides field support at major events around the world, including the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon and F1 Grand Prix. NPS members can get their gear serviced and pick up loan equipment so that they don’t miss a moment.
Nik on D5
While the D3 was the digital SLR that redefined expectations of what a sports camera could be, the D5 has pushed the boundaries still further. The stats are impressive: a new 153-point AF system, 12 fps continuous shooting and an image buffer good for 200 NEF files in one 16.7 second burst. Game, set and match, Nikon.
For many years Nikon has been supporting sporting competitions, including the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the FINA World Championships (for aquatics sports). In the UK, Nikon has been the official patron of golf’s Open Championship since 1993.
Introduced in the 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, Sport VR mode is a less intense version of Vibration Reduction designed to produce a smooth viewfinder image when panning, and to make it easier to track movement.
Lighter super-te les
In 2015, lighter replacements for its sports lenses arrived. The 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E are 790g and 1250g lighter than their predecessors through the use of magnesium alloy and fluorite elements.