Cutting through the Chaos

‘Cutting Through the Chaos’ of Tokyo with NIKKOR All Round Zoom Lenses

From its neon-drenched nightlife to the unique balance between tradition and modernity, via stunning urban scenery, Tokyo is a haven for travel photographers.

It’s also the world’s biggest city and the birthplace of Nikon, so Nikon challenged Polish travel photographer Lukasz Palka to capture the city’s true essence – to ‘cut through the chaos’ to focus on the elements that make Tokyo so special. 

See how NIKKOR all round zoom lenses enabled Lukasz to isolate moments in a hectic environment and capture striking shots depicting specific details amid the chaos of Japan’s capital.

Commenting on his experience, Lukasz Palka said, “As a travel photographer, I’m looking for robust and versatile equipment that ensures I can capture a range of shots from just one camera body and lens. Tokyo offers a huge variety of potential shots, and each of the four lenses I used on this shoot gave me the scope to cut through the chaos of this incredible city, and isolate the key elements that make it so special. The resulting images reflect my passion; giving people an insight into this iconic metropolis from a different perspective.”

Lukasz shot on the D5, D500 and D7500 and the following NIKKOR all round zoom lenses:

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR: this ultra-compact ‘walkabout’ lens is for those who want to travel light without sacrificing image quality. The Vibration Reduction system ensures the lens delivers clear images, even when shooting handheld at the telephoto end of the range.

AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR: The standard zoom lens for any FX photographer on a budget, it offers versatility and performance even on high resolution cameras. This compact lens has a constant f/4 aperture and versatile 24-120mm focal range, while its Nano Crystal Coat greatly reduces the effects of ghosting and flare.

AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: this high-powered FX zoom lens can transition from wide-angle to telephoto zoom with ease. Ideal if you’re exploring a new city and have room for just one lens in your kitbag.

AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR: this lens covers a broad focal range that’s ideal for landscape shots. It also features Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system that allows you to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower, for steady images when shooting handheld.