Tuesday 29 March 2016

Nikon Unveiled: Getting Started with DSLR

Some of you might remember that my wife and I flew out to Hong Kong last year directly after I hosted a Wild Eye safari in the Mara Triangle. The purpose of the visit was not to be divulged at the time, but the cat is now firmly out of the bag...

I was selected as the video host of the newest "Nikon Unveiled" series of short tutorial YouTube videos released by Nikon Asia. This series is aimed at enthusiasts who want to delve into the DSLR genre but are unsure of what to consider and how to make the most of their new camera gear.

In this series of posts I will be pairing the tutorials I presented with some behind-the-scenes photos from our trip.

Behind the scenes shooting the video shown below, at Victoria Peak Gardens in Hong Kong

I'd love for you to have a look and let me know what you think?
This first video is an introductory overview of the camera-and-lens combinations you can consider when switching from your smaller camera to the Nikon DSLR system.

You can see the entire range of videos in playlist format HERE (all shorter than 3 minutes per video).

It was my fist visit to a proper "skyscraper-city" and the sights just about gave me vertigo! 

Nikon D800  |  Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 24mm  |  Kenko Pro Circular Polariser  |  f5.6 | 1/640 SS | ISO-220


Morkel Erasmus


  1. Morkel, congrats on being being picked to be the video host. Hong Kong is rather imposing isn't it. A large contrast to openness of Africa.

    I only watched one video. You certainly packed a lot of information into a very short timeframe. One might be tempted to say too much, especially if it is aimed at someone who is currently shooting a point and shoot, or phone camera.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts, Jim. I worked with a script carefully prepared by Nikon Asia and the J Walther Thompson team. I think people can go and view and review the videos time and again, which makes the info relevant?

  2. Well done Morkel, being selected in the first place and then a job well done. I have not watched all the videos but working through them in time. Keep up the inspirational work!