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NIKON TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Exclusive “Gear-On-Loan” Program That Helps You Make Great Decisions

We are thrilled to bring you our exclusive loaner gear program, where you get to try awesome Nikon gear before you invest in it. Try the gear for up to five days, on your own time and your own turf. Now that’s what we call making informed purchase decisions. And we’re able to bring this to you, due to your decision to Shop Local, making sure you support the small businesses in your community. That makes tax dollars count: they go to teachers, schools, firefighters, street maintenance and so much more.

We have a great line-up for you to choose from, whether looking for a gift for the photographer in your life or for yourself. Try some great lenses. And seriously, a new lens for a photographer is like a new bike for s kid. It means fun, exploration, and much more. So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to explore Nikon.
 
 

HOW IT WORKS
 
Between November 14th and December 19th, you’ll borrow some of Nikon’s latest technology for a 5-day period. For these 5 days, you get to try Nikon gear on your own time, on your own turf. The goal is to see how the gear will will enrich your photography, and how it can fit into your every day photography life. Read below for next steps:

 

  1. Browse our available loaner products below. Choose one or two lenses that you would like to try, as well as a pick-up date from the listed “available dates” for each item. (and/or choose a camera if you are interested in a new model and want to make an informed purchase decision.)
  2. Email us at YourNextNikon@gmail.com and let us know your selected gear and pick-up date. We cannot guarantee a reservation as this is a first-to-email-first-served program. So, please look for a reservation confirmation email from us.
  3. Show up at Looking Glass to pick-up your reserved gear on your confirmed date. Note: We will have an “Agreement” for you to sign (much like our rentals agreement) and need a credit card or cash for a $500 completely refundable deposit. The agreement you will sign confirms that you will share some of your favorite digital images for promotional purposes (i.e., promotion of this loaner program and Nikon products on Looking Glass social media channels, web site and email newsletter. You will, of course, receive credit for your images. And that you agree to answer a short survey about your experience with the Nikon product(s)).
  4. When your 5-day loaner period is done, simply return the gear to us in the same condition in which you received it. 5-day loaner periods start on Wednesdays, with a return date of no later than the following Monday.

 
AVAILABLE NIKON CAMERAS


Nikon Z 7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera and Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 lens
Our vision has always been to create cameras and lenses that capture more light. More light means more detail. More speed. More possibilities. The Z 7 brings that vision to life (and then some). Combining the advantages of a lightweight mirrorless design, a revolutionary new full-frame lens mount and matched lenses, a Nikon designed 45.7MP image sensor and seamless integration with Nikon’s DSLR system—including the Nikkor lenses you love—the Z 7 is a camera unlike any before it. And yet, it’s unmistakably a Nikon. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: COMPLETELY BOOKED.
 
 
 


Nikon D850 DSLR Camera Body
When Nikon introduced the D800, it set a new benchmark for DSLR image quality and super high resolution photography that approached medium format. Now, five years later, Nikon proudly introduces the next evolution in high resolution DSLRs, a camera that allows photographers to capture fast action in 45.7 megapixels of brilliant resolution. With remarkable advancements across the board—sensor design, autofocus, dynamic range, sensitivity, Speedlight control, battery life, shutter and mirror drive mechanisms, Silent Photography in Live-View mode, focus shift capability and more—this is quite possibly the most impressive, well-rounded DSLR yet. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: COMPLETELY BOOKED.
 
 


Nikon D750 DSLR Camera Body
For those who find inspiration everywhere, who switch between stills and video without missing a beat, who want the look only a full-frame DSLR can achieve and who love sharing their shots, the D750 is the tool to unleash your artistry. With features inspired by D4S and D810, the D750 brings dazzling image quality, cinematic video capabilities and pro-inspired handling in a nimble design with a tilting Vari-angle LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Enthusiasts upgrading from a DX-format DSLR will marvel at the D750’s full-frame performance. Pros seeking a primary or secondary camera for fast-paced shoots will appreciate the D750’s familiar handling and speed. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/28, 12/12 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 


AVAILABLE WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENSES
 

  • DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR (for cropped sensor DSLR cameras)
    To truly capture the feeling of a place, you need a lens wide enough to see the entire scene. Enter the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR—an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that’s ideal for sprawling landscapes and cityscapes, architecture, interiors or just beautiful group photos. Its near-silent autofocusing and Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization make it a great choice for recording video, and its compact, lightweight design makes it a great travel companion. See what you’ve been missing with the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8G ED
    With a fast fixed maximum aperture of f/2.8, the award-winning AF-S Nikkor 14–24mm f/2.8G ED delivers truly superlative performance in any situation. Nikon’s exclusive lens technologies and innovations in optical design deliver outstanding sharpness, color and contrast, even in backlit conditions. Tough, reliable, simply exceptional—this is essential glass for serious photographers who demand the best photos and HD videos. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
    Landscapes, cityscapes and interiors often require an extra-wide-angle lens to capture the complete picture. With the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, you not only get focal lengths that cover a remarkably broad range, but your images will also benefit from the handheld steadiness of Nikon’s VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization (2.5 stops*), sharp focusing and rich color rendition. Additionally, you will love having an f/4 fixed aperture lens that covers the focal range without sacrificing brightness or depth of field. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/21, 11/28 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.

 

AVAILABLE STANDARD ZOOM LENSES
 

  • DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
    A compact and lightweight 16.7x all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that delivers high performance and superior image quality. Whether capturing still images or HD video, the 18-300mm lens is built to help users capture content with vibrant colors and sharp details, plus shoot sports, vacations and wildlife with confidence. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
    With a fixed aperture of f/2.8, the Nikkor glass in this lens pro- vides both fine resolution and natural representation. In addition, the Nano Crystal Coat helps effectively reduce ghost and flare effects under harsh lighting. Praised for its reliability and overall image quality, this is a long-time favorite of passionate professionals. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/21, 11/28, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
    Super steady and always ready, the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR workhorse is prepared to take your work to the next level. With up to 4 stops* of VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, you can capture sharp, steady handheld stills and HD videos, and shoot at slower shutter speeds in low-light situations without sacrificing sharpness. Pair it with a Nikon full-frame high-resolution DSLR to capture the decisive moment with a thrilling balance of sharpness and soft blur effects. Covering the sweet spot of the zoom range with a fast f/2.8 constant aperture, you’ll be ready for everything from environmental portraits, studio photography, landscape, architecture (exteriors and interiors), press events and weddings. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: COMPLETELY BOOKED.
  • Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
    The AF-S Nikkor 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR covers wide-angle and medium telephoto perspectives, making it a great multipurpose lens for photography and HD video recording. At its widest focal length (24mm on FX-format D-SLRs, 36mm on DX-format D-SLRs) it’s ideal for travel, landscapes, interiors, group shots and more. At its longest focal length (85mm on FX-format D-SLRs, 136.5mm on DX-format D-SLRs), it’s ideal for close-ups, portraits, interviews and more. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
    A powerful zoom lens optimized for FX-format cameras, the AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR offers outstanding sharpness for a broad zoom range while maintaining an f/5.6 aperture at the telephoto end. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. A remarkably versatile zoom lens best suited for travel and other outdoor applications. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.

 

AVAILABLE TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENSES
 

  • Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
    For years, Nikon’s 70-200 f/2.8 lens has been the benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, unrivaled for low-light, sports, wildlife, concerts, weddings, portraits and everyday shooting. This new version takes that legendary performance to the next level with the same jaw-dropping image quality that has made it a prized lens of pros and serious hobbyists alike. Whether you’re shooting a DX DSLR like the D500 or an FX powerhouse like the D5, the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will take you to thrilling new heights. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
    This “carry anywhere” telephoto zoom lens is useful across a wide range of shooting scenarios such as sports and snapshots. Its Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare while its Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes the effects of camera shake, allowing you to shoot at a shutter speed approximately 4.0 stops faster. Close-up capability is an added advantage. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
    Wherever your passion lies, this outstanding super telephoto zoom lens can bring it into focus. Capture and share stunning views of birds, wildlife, motorsports, athletes, performers, landmarks and other faraway subjects. A fast f/5.6 constant aperture gives your shots  beautifully out-of-focus backgrounds across the entire zoom range. Turn fast-moving action into dazzling photo sequences—the electromagnetic diaphragm operates in sync for the fastest subjects and shutter speeds while Vibration Reduction image stabilization keeps your shots sharp and steady. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 12/5 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.

 

AVAILABLE PRIME LENSES (Fixed Focal Length)
 

  • DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
    This compact and lightweight fisheye lens makes anything you shoot more interesting. With its frame-filling 180° angle of view and unique bending effects, every scene and subject will take on new dimensions through the viewfinder. Achieve great low-light results with its fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, and get as close to your subjects as 1.2-in. (3-cm) with edge to edge sharpness in every shot. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
    With the ultra-wide view of a 20mm lens, you’re free to capture expansive landscapes and architecture, wedding parties, an entire band on stage, crowd shots and much more. Add low-light capabilities to that view, and the shooting possibilities are nearly endless. Whether you shoot stills, HD video, time lapse sequences or star trail images on an FX- or DX-format D-SLR, the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED will widen your creative potential. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 12/12 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED
    With a fast wide-angle lens like the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED, you can create and capture exciting new types of photos and videos. Viewers are drawn into the dramatic wide perspective of landscapes, skyscrapers and interiors. Food, flowers, vehicles, jewelry, instruments and more jump off the frame against softly blurred backgrounds or foregrounds. Environmental portraits take on a dramatic new feeling with exaggerated depth of field. Whether you’re shooting a DX or FX format DSLR, for the artistry or to capture your passion, in daylight or at dusk, the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED will widen your creative capabilities. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G
    A truly versatile high-performance lens, the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G is the choice of pro and serious photographers for landscapes, night scenes, interiors, weddings, photojournalism, astrophotography and more. The 35mm focal length provides a natural angle of view, similar to the perception of the human eye. With an ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture, this lens will help you capture beautiful images with a shallow depth-of-field, even in the most challenging of lighting conditions. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G (for cropped sensor DSLR cameras)
    With a fast wide-angle lens like the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED, you can create and capture exciting new types of photos and videos. Viewers are drawn into the dramatic wide perspective of landscapes, skyscrapers and interiors. Food, flowers, vehicles, jewelry, instruments and more jump off the frame against softly blurred backgrounds or foregrounds. Environmental portraits take on a dramatic new feeling with exaggerated depth of field. Whether you’re shooting a DX or FX format DSLR, for the artistry or to capture your passion, in daylight or at dusk, the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED will widen your creative capabilities.Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Z 35mm f/1.8 S (for the Z & mirrorless camera)
    35mm prime. A desert-island lens for many. Wide enough to nail the view. Shallow enough to draw out subjects. Fast enough to make the impossible possible. And so sharp…just utter unwavering sharpness. In reimagining this classic lens for the new Z system, we may very well have perfected it. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
    Remarkably light and compact body considering the fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and built-in SWM that enables smooth AF. This lens features a newly designed optical system including an aspherical lens element, offering stunning sharpness and quality bokeh. A great choice for portraits, still-life shots, low-light scenes and more. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 50mm F1.4G
    Expect outstanding image quality, edge-to-edge sharpness and high contrast with the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. Brilliant for portrait photography, general use (focuses as close as 1.5 feet) and video recording, this high quality lens produces tack sharp images and conquers low light environments with ease. If you are looking for an ultra-fast prime lens that gives you a standard angle of view, superior color reproduction and smooth, natural background blur (bokeh), this is the lens for you. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G
    This prime lens achieves impressive scene description with high resolution and smooth, beautiful bokeh. Despite the fast aperture, sharp, high-contrast images of distant subjects can be captured even at the maximum aperture. Point light sources located at infinity can be finely reproduced as point images even with the aperture set at the maximum. In addition, elaborately designed bokeh characteristics depict subjects attractively, resulting in images with natural depth. Superior rendering capability that realizes two contradictory factors enables new photographic creativity. With all these advantages, this lens is a very individual addition to the Nikkor lineup. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
    Designed for use on Nikon’s FX-format D-SLR cameras, this updated medium telephoto f/1.8 lens is great for shooting stills or HD videos. The AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G features Nikon’s Internal Focus (IF) system providing fast and quiet AF and produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Its fast maximum aperture is ideal for taking stills or HD videos under ideal lighting, in low light, head and shoulder portraiture, weddings or concerts. When mounted on a DX-format D-SLR, the AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G has an effective field of view of 127mm. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    This medium telephoto micro has Vibration Reduction (VR) with an effect equivalent to 3.0 stops* for easy hand- held macro shooting. The lens delivers crisp yet natural images in any genre of photography. The longer focal length gives it a great working distance when shooting close-ups of flowers, insects and other small wildlife. It also takes fantastic portraits. Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost and flare effects. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED
    Meet the new standard by which all short telephoto lenses will be measured against, the world’s first* full-frame 105mm with an f/1.4 aperture. A marvel of optical precision, distortion correction and craftsmanship. It’s fast maximum aperture make this an ideal optic for available light—recommended for portraiture or indoor sports. This short telephoto lens can defocus backgrounds with painterly finesse and isolate subjects with three-dimensional fidelity. For those seeking the ultimate in image quality in photography or videography, there’s no close second. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/21, 11/28 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
    Introducing a thrilling new 300mm f/4 prime lens capable of changing the way pro and serious enthusiasts shoot. At just 147.5mm long and 755g—over 30% shorter and 1.5lbs lighter than its predecessor—the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the world’s lightest 300mm full-frame AF lens. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.

 

AVAILABLE NIKON SPEEDLIGHTS
 

  • SB-500 AF Speedlight
    The SB-500 AF Speedlight has simple controls—just a few buttons —and it operates on two AA batteries; yet, it offers the performance of an advanced Speedlight. Its powerful and has wide coverage with a guide number of 24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft) with 24mm coverage in FX-format and 16mm coverage in DX-format. Its head rotates 180° left and right and tilts 90° upward allowing you to bounce light off nearby surfaces to soften the light and shadows, creating more flattering portraits. If your camera has a Commander Mode, it can even be used wirelessly off-camera along with your camera’s built-in flash for greater illumination power from interesting angles. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
  • SB-700 AF Speedlight
    Optimized for use with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS), the SB-700 Speedlight is equipped with Nikon’s precision i-TTL (Intelligent Through-The-Lens) flash control to deliver precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance—even in challenging lighting situations. Immediately before the main flash goes off, the SB-700 fires a series of monitor pre-flashes, which convey Information about the scene’s lighting to the camera. i-TTL then automatically balances the output of the Speedlight and the scene’s ambient light. Available Wednesday pick-up dates: 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.


 
 
 
 
 



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