5 things Nikon has given to the world of… SPORT

Nikon at the top of its game

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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.

Sport VR

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.

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