Nikon Receives Three Camera Grand Prix Japan 2014 Awards

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Nikon is pleased to announce that Nikon Df is the recipient of two Camera Grand Prix Japan 2014 awards with CameraGP 2014 ‘Camera of the Year’ award and Camera GP 2014 ‘Readers Award’. We are excited to announce that the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G was also an award recipient, honoured with the CameraGP 2014 ‘Lens of the Year’ award.

The Nikon Df received the Camera GP2014 Camera of the Year award, which is presented to the best still camera released on the Japanese market between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014, as well as the Readers Award which is selected through voting by general users.

Camera GP Camera of the Year & Readers Award: Nikon Df

Camera GP Japan 2014 Executive Committee comments:

“In this digital age when priority is given to making cameras more efficient and improving their specifications, the Nikon Df is extremely successful at proposing a return to a time when photography took a little longer and users enjoyed manual operation of these precision devices. While the longing for the ‘good old days’ and reversion to the past that the Nikon Df represents have been criticised, the camera has been well received because it proposes a shooting style that allows users to relax and concentrate on photography for a fresh new sense – one not often experienced in this modern age. What’s more, the superior operation and basic performance afforded by the ‘retro’ design, and the camera’s support for older NIKKOR lenses speak not only to fans of conventional film cameras, but to a new class of users for whom this camera represents a gateway to digital cameras. Intentions behind development of the Nikon Df are clear and its contribution to photography is great, characteristics rarely seen with digital cameras released in recent years, making it suitable for selection as Camera of the Year.”

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Camera GP 2014 Lens of the Year: AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Camera GP Japan 2014 Executive Committee comments:

“This lens represents a modern version of Noct NIKKOR lenses by offering excellent rendering of distant points as points at maximum aperture, and beautiful blur characteristics in close-ups. Differences in rendering resulting from changes in aperture setting or shooting distance exhibited by this single lens are also appealing. It is an ambitious lens that makes mastering it enjoyable by daring to be unique at a time when size and balance are emphasised. This lens clearly reflects the intent and exacting nature of its developers.”

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