Every since I bought my first Nikon FE 35mm camera body, years ago as an amateur astronomer from
the now defunct Jerry's camera on Yonge Street, Toronto, I have always appreciated the quality
of Nikon Products.
I wanted to use the body for some piggyback astrophotography on top of my Celestron 8.
And it worked like a charm.
I drooled about owning the ED 180mm f2.8 lens back then, which I eventually got, a few years later.
It was the cat's meow for taking widefield piggyback pictures, and it was also a bit out of my budget
at the time.
Then came the Nikon high eyepoint "F" body, designed for eyeglass wearers like myself.
A solid workhorse of a camera. Used by professional photographers everywhere back in the day.
And I am very happy to say that the Nikon tradition continues on today, in my family, with
my daughter Danielle DaSilva, who is founder of Photographers without borders .
Danielle uses Nikon gear exclusively, because it's the best in the field.
And Danielle, is also a resident photographer at Hermann and Audrey Studios:
Wanna see a couple of cool primates? Check this link out:
Right now, she is getting ready to hop on a plane to Jamaica, to shoot a location wedding.
And recently, I had the pleasure of checking out some Nikon Binocular optics designed
specifically for Astronomical use.
The Nikon Astroluxe 18 x 70. http://www.khanscope.com/productdetails.cfm?productID=5435
This is by far, one of the best astronomical binoculars I've looked through.
Yes, it comes with a hefty price tag, and it's not for everybody. but the Optical performance
is second to none.
Now, with all the rain in the forecast, I don't imagine I'll be seeing much of the night sky in
the next few days, and I am sure the blackflies are getting ready to get into action in the near future.
Ray "Nikon nut" Khan
PS This Victoria day long weekend coming up, we will be open on Saturday, and Sunday, and closed
Victoria day Monday.