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Photos under the ice: Ambassador Nikon will present an unusual photo exhibition

Victor Lyagushkin, Nikon’s ambassador and regular photographer for National Geographic Russia, invented a new technique for underwater photography: with it, viewers will be able to get acquainted with small marine life in their natural habitat. You can see unusual photos at the world's first ice-cream exhibition, which will be held from February 15 to May 15, 2019 in Karelia.

A new look at underwater photography became possible with the release of the Nikkor Fisheye lens with a focal length of 8-15 mm. Its viewing angle is 180 ° diagonally, and the images are obtained with high resolution and sharp rendering both at the maximum open aperture and at close proximity to the subject. His minimum focusing distance of 16 cm allowed the ambassador to get unusual shots and make a kind of breakthrough in underwater photography.

Unusual shooting was carried out by Viktor Lyagushkin in the White Sea. In total, the photographer brought 70 frames from the trip, 10 of which will be presented at the world's first ice-cream exhibition - it will be held from February 15 to May 15, 2019 near the village of Nilmoguba, or rather, directly under the ice of the White Sea near the Bolshoi Krestovy island, with the support of diving center "Arctic Circle". Earlier, photographs could be seen at the largest divers exhibition in Russia - DiveShow, which took place from January 31 to February 3, 2019.



“The world around us is constantly changing, and photography gives us the opportunity to stop time and capture something that will not happen again or may soon disappear. The underwater ecosystem is no exception: many organisms that I shot during my trip to the White Sea can suffer the same fate. Then the photo exhibitions will be the last place where they will be able to see them. And the fact that with the development of technology photography takes to a new level, allowing you to shoot previously inaccessible objects and attract attention to them, is very important, ”says Victor Lyagushkin.

Victor Lyagushkin has been passionate about photography since childhood and devoted more than 16 years to it. Underwater photography, the photographer was carried away in the distant 2003, and since 2010 he began to engage in it professionally - and this decision turned his life around. In addition, Victor is the author of more than 1000 publications and reports that have been published in famous magazines around the world, as well as the winner of many international competitions and the winner of the national Underwater World Prize.


Key Features of the AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f / 3.5-4.5E ED Lens:

1.Maximum aperture: 3.5-4.5.

2. The minimum aperture: 22−29.

3. Shooting objects at a distance of about 3 cm from the front lens without reducing peripheral resolution, due to the minimum focusing distance of 0.16 m and a magnification factor of 0.34x.

4. Silent autofocus with instant transition to manual mode due to the Nikon ultrasonic motor.

5. Convenient manual focusing of the lens using a special ring.

6. The uniformity of exposure due to the electromagnetic mechanism of the diaphragm.

7. Protection of the lens from environmental influences - water, dust, dirt - without loss of image quality.

8.Convenient lens hood and lens cap that can be removed in one quick motion.
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