5 things Nikon has given to the world of… NATURE & WILDLIFE
Get the great outdoors closer
Nik on D500
Like a mini D5, complete with the flagship FX camera’s 153-point Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module. The D500’s advantage it that it has a smaller DX sensor, so the area covered by the autofocus sensor stretches right to the edge of the frame.
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
Launched in 2013, this VR-enabled 800mm came supplied with a dedicated 1.25x teleconverter, bringing it up to an effective focal length of 1000mm. It includes fluorite elements adopted for ‘superior’ chromatic aberration compensation.
DX crop mode
With a Nikon FX DSLR you can switch to DX crop mode and give yourself extra reach thanks to the 1.5x crop factor, all without affecting the maximum aperture – so a 300mm f/4 gives you the angle of view equivalent to a 450mm f/4. Yes, you lose resolution, but you gain frame-filling impact.
Bin oculars and scopes
Nikon has been involved in the manufacture of binoculars since 1921, with the Mikron 4x and 6x ultra-small-prism binoculars. Its latest WX Series (above) might be aimed more at stargazers than starling spotters, but the optical quality continues to shine.
Creative Lighting System
Whether shooting close-ups of critters, a hummingbird in flight or setting up a camera trap in your back garden, Nikon’s Creative Lighting System makes off-camera flash work clutter-free and painless.