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Cutting Through The Chaos of Tokyo

Nikon releases new travel photography series, with all round zoom lenses isolating key details that define the chaotic metropolis, Tokyo

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 18th July 2017 – An exclusive photography series, released today, features Polish travel photographer Lukasz Palka capturing the essence of Tokyo – the world’s biggest city and the birthplace of Nikon – by cutting through the chaos to focus on the elements that make the city so special.

As Nikon celebrates its 100th anniversary this year*, the images showcase the capability of Nikon’s all round zoom and telephoto lenses to isolate specific detail amid confusion and commotion. Ideal for travel photography, the NIKKOR lenses enabled Lukasz to capture striking shots depicting moments of calm amid the chaos in Nikon’s home city. The neon-drenched nightlife, unique balance between tradition and modernity, and stunning urban scenery make Tokyo a haven for travel photographers and an apt location for the shoot.

The series’ images range from the crowds of Shibuya Crossing to the heights of Mori Tower, via Buddhist monks and the street life of Tokyo.

Lukasz Palka: D5, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Lukasz Palka: D500, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Lukasz shot the image series using the D5, D500 and D7500 and the following NIKKOR lenses:
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR: The remarkably compact ‘walkabout’ lens is ideal for those who want to travel light without sacrificing image quality or the ability to capture diverse perspectives. Incorporating Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system, the lens delivers clear images, even when shooting handheld at the super-telephoto end of the range
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR: Compact and versatile, the 5x zoom lens delivers outstandingly sharp images, even in low light conditions. Its Nano Crystal coat greatly reduces the effects of ghosting and flare
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: This high-power FX zoom lens with versatile wide-angle to telephoto zoom range offers an ultra-high 10.7x zoom and wide 28-300mm focal range that easily covers the most commonly used focal lengths, making it ideal for travel photographers seeking maximum quality from minimum kit
AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR: This high-performance telephoto zoom lens for use with FX-format SLRs provides a broad focal range that’s ideal for landscape shots. It also features Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system that lets the user shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower, for steady images when shooting handheld

Commenting on his experience, Lukasz Palka said, “As a travel photographer I’m looking for robust and versatile equipment that ensures I can capture a range of shots from just one camera body and lens. Tokyo offers a huge variety of potential shots, and each of the four lenses I used on this shoot gave me the scope to cut through the chaos of this incredible city and isolate the key elements that make it so special. The resulting images reflect my passion; giving people an insight into this iconic metropolis from a different perspective.”

Lukasz Palka: D5, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED

Lukasz Palka: D5, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Photographers who are inspired by the ‘Cutting Through The Chaos’ series, and want to experiment and develop their photography on their next trip, can take advantage of a cashback promotion on Nikon’s all round zoom lenses here.

Lukasz Palka: D7500, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Lukasz Palka: D5, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

The kit

During the shoot, Lukasz Palka used the following Nikon equipment:
• D5
• D500
• D7500
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Watch how to use Nikon’s all round zoom NIKKOR lenses in this series of practical videos.

The photographer

Born in Poland, raised in the US, and residing in Japan since 2008, Lukasz Palka is an award-winning photographer specialising in capturing the many aspects of the Tokyo Metropolis; its people, infrastructure, and the endless stories that unfold in the city’s streets. He is the co-founder of EYExplore Inc., a company based in Japan providing photo adventures and tutorials in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

His photography work is aimed at one goal: a personal portrait of a great city.

*25th July 2017