September 30, 2015
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation has launched the "Step into the world of astrophotography with a Nikon camera" website for those new to astrophotography. The website introduces the Nikon digital cameras, optimized by astrophotography subject, and NIKKOR lenses, and also explains the peripheral equipment needed, and techniques used, for astrophotography.
"Step into the world of astrophotography with a Nikon camera" is a guide to astrophotography created for photo hobbyists interested in shooting astronomical bodies, as well as for those new to astrophotography. In addition to introducing those new to astrophotography to recommended Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses by astronomical body, the guide also introduces the peripheral equipment needed for astrophotography, including tripods, optical telescopes, and equatorial telescopes. Not only does the guide explain the optimal shooting techniques, such as fixed-mount photography and tracked-mount photography, for the intended subject or desired form of expression, it also explains shooting techniques and required accessories for each category of Nikon camera—digital SLRs, Nikon 1, Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses, and COOLPIX compact digital cameras. It further introduces explanations using sample images of a variety of astronomical bodies.
In May, 2015, prior to the launch of this " website, Nikon released the D810A, its first camera designed exclusively for astrophotography, along with the "D810A Shooting Guide", which introduces photographic techniques for using the D810A and processing methods best applied to images of astronomical bodies captured with the D810A. Nikon will continue to convey the appeal and fun of astrophotography in various ways in the future.