Glenn Charles

Adventurer | Photographer | Connector

Today I am a Time Traveler with a Camera... Tomorrow, who knows

Nikon AW1 Testing

I have the new Nikon AW1 arriving tomorrow just in time to shoot the annual Autumn Gales kayak event in Stonington Ct this coming weekend.  This is my 3rd year in a row attending and photographing the Gales.  The event is hosted by Greg Paquin of Kayak Waveology, and marries together the holy trinity of kayak events -- great coaches; challenging waters; and great students.  Last year the weather was perfect for some serious misadventures, and my images got the cover of the paddling magazine Ocean Paddler!

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The Nikon AW1 is Nikon's modern day reincarnation of the venerable and legendary Nikonos underwater camera.  Built around the 1 system, Nikon has put together a small interchangeable lens camera that is shock, freeze and water resistant. A perfect combination for a small and rugged adventure camera.

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Shooting from Kayaks is incredibly challenging and I think this piece of kit will perform brilliantly.  I have been shooting the small Nikon V1 and am getting fantastic results from the little camera, so my expectations for the AW1 are very high.  I will be posting my thoughts, and image samples as the event rolls on so stay tuned.