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YOUR NEXT NIKON, 2016!

Equipment Loaner Program: It’s All About the Glass!
 

To kick off 2016, we’re bringing you a most excellent Nikon loaner program. We’re focusing on Nikon (Nikkor) lenses and have a great line-up for you to choose from! This is super ideal for those of you that have a Nikon DSLR and would love to try out some lenses before making the investment. And for those of you that have been thinking about getting a new Nikon camera, now is a good time explore one. We have a limited number of loaner cameras, so if you want to borrow one, act fast and let us know a few pick up dates that would work for you.
 
 

Here’s how Your Next Nikon works: You’ll borrow some of Nikon’s latest and greatest technology for a 5-day period. This means that for 5 days, you get to test (play with) Nikon gear on your own time and 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. In other words, we believe this program will serve as a catalyst for unleashing your inner-creator. Interested? 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 making the jump, but 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 that will let you know whether or not you were the first to make your requested date for the items you want to try.
  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 Thursdays, with a return date of no later than the following Tuesday.

NIKON PRIME (FIXED FOCAL LENGTH) LENSES
 


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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 
 


PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED
The medium focal length of Nikon’s three perspective control (tilt-shift) lenses, the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED delivers a standard angle of view plus a 1:2 reproduction ratio ideal for product/catalog photography and other commercial applications. Featuring Nikon’s unique tilt, shift and rotation capabilities and the superior optical design and construction that have made NIKKOR lenses famous, the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED is a must have for serious commercial and studio photographers who prefer the standard angle of view. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 
 


Nikkor 50mm f/1.2
Compact and lightweight, this is the fastest normal manually-focusing Nikkor lens that Nikon makes. It provides bright viewing, even under dim light conditions. Images are razor sharp and feature high contrast. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Ultra-fast f/1.4 prime lens for exquisite sharpness and bokeh With outstanding NIKKOR optics and an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D delivers superb resolution and color reproduction and a classic 50mm angle of view. Its manual aperture control ring enables smooth adjustments during Live View shooting. Fast enough for shooting in just about any light, it’s an ideal walk-around (multi-purpose) lens for photography and HD video recording. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 
 


DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G VR
Compact and lightweight, even with the incorporated Vibration Reduction (VR) with an effect equivalent to 3.0 stops*, which enables steadier handheld shooting. With a great working distance and continuous autofocus from infinity to life-size (1x), this lens gives you amazing sharpness and background bokeh for close-up subjects, portraits, nature images and more. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 

 

NIKON ZOOM (WIDE, STANDARD & TELEPHOTO) LENSES
 


DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Explore the extremes of photography with the ultra-wide-angle coverage of this practical zoom lens. With the widest end of 10mm covering a 109° angle of view, this lens delivers dramatic perspectives to give your photography a creative edge. Close-up shooting capability and mini- mized distortion also add to its appeal. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 
 


Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
With a fixed maximum aperture of f/2.8, this award-winning professional lens delivers edge-to-edge sharpness across the frame. Nano Crystal Coat and ED glass ensure outstanding con- trast, even in backlit conditions. Tough and reliable, this is essential glass for professional photographers everywhere. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 
 


Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
This versatile ultra-wide-angle zoom covers a remarkably broad range, with Vibration Reduction (VR) that provides an effect equivalent to 2.5 stops* to enable blur-free handheld images at slower shutter speeds in places such as interiors and night scenes. Ideal for travel and documentary work. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/25, 3/3 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 


DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
Take photos and videos that are anything but ordinary with this state-of-the-art 16-80mm DX-format zoom lens. With a fast f/2.8-4 aperture, VR image stabilization and Nikon’s advanced lens technology, it covers wide-angle to portrait views with absolutely brilliant image quality. An ideal lens for documenting daily life, conveying a sense of place, blogging, low light, HD video and much more. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 
 


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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 


Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Fixed f/4 standard zoom lens with greater telephoto reach –
This upgraded, advanced 5x standard (24mm) to telephoto (120mm) zoom lens delivers stunning image quality at any aperture or focal length. The lens body is impressively slim and compact, despite having built-in Vibration Reduction (VR II) and a host of Nikon’s advanced lens technologies. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is a standard zoom lens of exceptional utility and value, especially for FX-format users. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 


Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
The most reliable f/2.8 fixed aperture telephoto zoom lens. Optimized for FX-format cameras, it delivers stunning detail and contrast across the entire frame when taken at any focus point or aperture. Comes equipped with enhanced AF performance, Vibration Reduction (VR) with an effect equivalent to 3.5 stops and Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare effects, giving photographers added confidence when shooting in difficult situations. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 – 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 Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/3, 3/10 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 
 


Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
This 5x telephoto zoom is ideal for shooting sports, wild birds, aircraft and landscapes. Its superior optical performance is due in part to its one Super ED and four ED glass elements, as well as its Nano Crystal Coat. Vibration Reduction (VR) is integrated to offer an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/25, 3/3 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 

NIKON DIGITAL D-SLR CAMERAS
 


Nikon D7200 Camera Body
The D7200 DX-format D-SLR is the camera to inspire your creativity further. Its new AF sensor module gives you the strengthened performance to nail your subject, while enhanced buffer capacity increases the number of shots in continuous shooting. With the built-in Wi-Fi® function, you can share images instantly and easily, and the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine ensures they are finessed, with less noise even in low-light situations. You can also create Full-HD movies. Your imagination is the only limit now. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 – email YourNextNikon@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 

 


Nikon D750 Camera Body
Bring your vision to life with Nikon’s first full-frame DSLR to feature a tilting Vari-angle display and built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity. With pro-caliber video features inspired by the D810, the same autofocus and metering system used in the D4S and D810, a newly designed 24.3MP FX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the D750 delivers a feature set unlike DSLRs its size. The camera is remarkably slim, compact and lightweight, and features a control layout that makes for comfortable, intuitive handling. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/25, 3/10
 
 
 
 


Nikon D810 Camera Body
Harness the power of extreme resolution, jaw-dropping image quality and huge dynamic range in both stills and Full HD 1080p video applications. A newly designed 36.3 megapixel FX-format full-frame image sensor with no optical low-pass filter is paired with the thrilling performance of EXPEED 4 for staggering detail retention, noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800, fast frame rates, cinematic video capabilities, in-camera editing features and outstanding energy efficiency. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 3/3
 
 
 
 
 


Nikon D4s Camera Body
The D4S is packed with expanded features and versatility. It shoots what you want, where you want, with an incredibly accurate initial AF detection and AF tracking performance, even at high magnifications or after sudden changes in your subject’s distance. Straight out of the camera, JPEG images already have a superb quality, including a new level of depth, sharpness and malleability. Video capabilities are more powerful and versatile than ever, with a new 1080/60p and shockingly sharp 1920 x 1080 crop mode that must be seen to be believed.. Available Thursday pick-up dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/3, 3/10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 



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