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Nikon D3, D300 and 14-24mm lens win TIPA Awards 2008

Nikon D3, D300 and 14-24mm lens win TIPA Awards 2008 - Nikon scoop prestigious TIPA Awards for Best Professional DSLR, Best Expert DSLR and Best Professional Lens.

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Nikon wiped the board at this year’s prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards picking up three accolades for their professional products.

Thirty of Europe’s leading photographic magazines from across 13 countries recognised the Nikon D3, D300 and 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens to be the best in their category in terms of overall quality, performance and benefit for the defined end user.

Nikon won in the categories Best D-SLR Professional (D3), Best D-SLR Expert (D300), and Best Professional Lens (AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED). The awards further underpin Nikon’s leadership position in high-end photography and recognise the company’s continued pursuit of excellence.

Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products and NPS at Nikon Europe comments: “We are delighted that our engineering efforts have been recognised so comprehensively. These three awards affirm our commitment to providing the best imaging and optical technologies in the photography business.

Comments from TIPA

Best D-SLR Professional: the Nikon D3
“This professional D-SLR is a milestone for Nikon. It’s the first camera from the company with a full-frame, FX-sized sensor of 23.9x36mm. As a result, each pixel featured on the 12.1Mp CMOS sensor has a larger size, and that means the low-light performance of this camera is truly incredible”, the TIPA jury commented. The D3 was also praised for its rugged, magnesium-alloy chassis and fast burst rate.

Best D-SLR Expert: the Nikon D300
The TIPA-jury comments: “With its solid design, excellent handling and robust, weather-sealed build quality, the Nikon D300 offers professional quality at a reasonable price. The 12.3Mp CMOS sensor delivers stunning results…” The D300 was also recognised for its fast, responsive Autofocus system and high-end features.

Best Professional Lens: the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
“This unique ultra-wide-angle zoom offers an extensive array of shooting opportunities for professionals and photo enthusiasts looking for superb optical quality”, the TIPA-jury concludes. The judges also mentioned the lens’s Nano-Crystal Coating, which reduces ghosting and flare between the lens element and the sensor.


Nikon continues to develop excellent products in line with its ambition to be the manufacturer and partner of choice for photographers at all levels. For more information please visit the Nikon website.


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