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Received today from Nikon:


Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that its production of NIKKOR lenses (interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras) reached a total of fifty million units last month.

Nikon released the first NIKKOR lens, the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2 in 1959, along with Nikon’s first digital SLR camera, the Nikon F. In the fifty years since the launch, NIKKOR lenses have been extremely well received by a great number of photo enthusiasts and professional photographers.

Nikon’s current product line-up includes more than sixty NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, from fisheye lenses, super wide-angle to super telephoto lenses and micro lenses.

For more information about the range of lenses and cameras please visit

(no prizes of 50-year-old digital camera will be offered for correct answers!)

National Museum Bursary

Emerging photographers seeking support for their work have until the end of the month to apply for a bursary of up to £20,000 from the National Media Museum. Following the success of the scheme in 2007 and 2008, the National Media Museum in Bradford, in partnership with five sponsors, is inviting applications until 25 September 2009, as part of its ongoing commitment to new photography.
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Nikon seminar dates

Nikon has teamed up with six of the industry’s most influential technology suppliers to bring cutting-edge, digital workflow solutions to professional photographers across Europe.

Nikon, Adobe Systems, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Nik Software, Wacom and X-Rite have joined forces for a unique, nine-city Creative Alliance Tour. The tour has been set up to provide creative professionals with a comprehensive insight into a complete digital workflow. A full-day seminar will take place at each city stop, hosted by photo professionals and evangelists Keith Thompson, Kevin Dopson, Robin Preston, and Guy Gowan among others. These influential master photographers will demonstrate live shoots, and talk about why colour profile and calibration is key to getting the best end product.

From image capture to printing and marketing, delegates of the Creative Alliance Tour will learn how to achieve optimum results (high resolution in, high resolution out) using the most innovative techniques available to photographic professionals. The seminars will consist of inspirational presentations and in-depth technical workshops, with the opportunity to share questions and experiences with the experts.

“The long-established professional photographic community has seen dramatic changes to photographic technology in the past few years, with the transition from silver halide to digital, and from traditional SLR to digital SLR. Combining the resources and expertise of the seven companies, this tour will provide a unique platform for the photographic community to learn about the latest technological innovations and take advantage of a complete digital workflow within their existing production process,” said photographer and digital artist, Robin Preston.

Photographers should not miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight into the latest workflow tools that could help their business maintain its competitive edge.

Registration and dates

The Creative Alliance Tour has started in Ede on the 24th June 2009, in the Netherlands. The tour will resume the 15th September 2009 in Manchester and 17th September 2009 in London.

Spain, Germany, Italy and France will follow in October and November 2009. For the exact dates and registration information please visit: