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Understanding Long Exposure Noise Reduction
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Understanding Long Exposure Noise Reduction

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on July 9, 2014

Many people have wondered about how Long Exposure Noise Reduction (Long Exp. NR) works. To clear up any misconceptions, this article will describe the unusual method the camera uses to remove noise caused by a long exposure. Let’s examine how it works and how to enable it on your camera. Read more...

My New MAGICA Series 4
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My New MAGICA Series 4

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on July 2, 2014

I have been using a Series 3 MAGICA for several years. To move up from a Series 2 to a Series 3 was an easy choice; it became a need as soon as I went above 200mm focal lengths. But the prospect of acquiring a 500mm f/4 Nikkor lens to seriously incursion into birding has been haunting me for long. Read more...

Vibration Reduction - The way to a blurry free image?
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Vibration Reduction - The way to a blurry free image?

Jan Stimel (photocyan) on June 27, 2014

Vibration reduction (VR) technology in a Nikkor lens is a great way to reduce shaky images in general. The technology may be great, but some users are confused about how it really works, and what it can and cannot do. To help ease that confusion, Jan Stimel presents the basics behind image stabilizing techniques and goes deeper into the topic of reducing shaky images with Nikon's VR. Read more...

Why Post Process RAW Images?
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Why Post Process RAW Images?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on June 24, 2014

Some people have asked what is the point of post processing images. Darrell Young shows you an example of why he shoots in RAW and post processes afterwards. Read more...

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review
Lens Reviews

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review

Jan Stimel (photocyan) on June 12, 2014

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is an interesting lens with a constant f/1.8 aperture within the whole zoom range. Made exclusively for DX-format camera by Sigma Corporation its characteristics attract the attention of photographers. Jan Stimel performs a real-life test and compares it with two DX lenses: Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 and Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8. Read more...

Hunting for Rhythms
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Hunting for Rhythms

Jan Stimel (photocyan) on May 12, 2014

The rhythms and patterns in an image can considerably improve its visual quality. Get inspired by the advice in our article for an effective "rhythm hunt". Read more...

Nikonians Tele Converter Compatibility Table
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Nikonians Tele Converter Compatibility Table

Brian Tilley (briantilley) on April 22, 2014

One of the most common questions regarding Nikon and 3rd Party lenses is "Will lens X work with teleconverter Y?" To help answer such questions, the Nikonians Team has created this chart. Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Filling In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches
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Digital Tidbits: Filling In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on April 22, 2014

Panoramas are a lot of fun not only because of the pleasing visual effect but also because of the challenges they may represent to get it right. One of such challenges is missing pixels while stitching together the images made. Mike Hagen shows us how to go about it without much hassle. Read more...

A beginner's guide: What a lens can teach you
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A beginner's guide: What a lens can teach you

Jan Stimel (photocyan) on April 7, 2014

It is many times a tough nut to crack to decide for the right "glass" from a vast variety of lenses, especially for beginners. Jan Stimel brings his own point of view on this topic and shares his story. Read more...

Composition Technique: Leading Lines
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Composition Technique: Leading Lines

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on March 31, 2014

If you are looking to further improve your photographs, this article by Mike Hagen offers straightforward practical tips to use the Leading Lines compositional principle that will definitively add to the ‘WOW Factor’ of your images. Read more...

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