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Adventures in the Sierra Madre
Travel Stories

Adventures in the Sierra Madre

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on May 2, 2005

"Las Ventanas" is a gigantic valley which under the misname of 'ranch' is sold periodically and with precise regularity, every 7 years: when abundant water comes out from its very deep well. Unfortunately in a finite volume and for a time only long enough to dream a little. One of those occasions was our turn to be the enthusiastic buyers. Read more...

Manfrotto 222 (Bogen 3265) Grip Action Ball Head
Accessories Reviews

Manfrotto 222 (Bogen 3265) Grip Action Ball Head

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on January 2, 2005

I am the happy owner and heavy user of one of these beauties. It is extremely versatile, quick and easy to use, apparently still a favorite among many pros. One only has to grip the handle and you can position your camera anywhere within the 180° sphere. It works very well, whether mounted on a tripod or on a monopod. Read more...

Nikon D70 Review: First Contact
Camera Reviews

Nikon D70 Review: First Contact

Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer) on October 4, 2004

It would be fair to say that digicams – point-and-shoot compact cameras, hold the lions share of digital sales today. Quality has gone up, prices have come down (considerably), and this all bodes well for the consumer (that’s you). Digital camera sales have now overtaken conventional film sales, and it may soon be hard to justify any film camera sales at all. Read more...

The 200mm f/2.0D ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Review
Lens Reviews

The 200mm f/2.0D ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Review

Luc Neyens (LucN) on September 20, 2004

This lens, released in time to be paired with the F6, D2H and D2X cameras, confirms Nikon's intention to bring AF-S and VR into all telephoto Nikkor lenses. At first glance it is an impressive lens. Later, one cannot but say that it is awesome. Read more...

The 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro Nikkor Review
Lens Reviews

The 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro Nikkor Review

Roger Engle (ziggy7) on June 19, 2004

Perspective control objectives are commonly associated with architectural photography. However, their capacity to regulate the distribution of depth of field make them susceptible of consideration by macro photographers, discipline where DOF is always a limiting factor. The 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro Nikkor is tried here from the perspective of the nature photographer, not only to learn about its quality but to also understand its functionalities as applied to this specialty. Read more...

Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF Ultra Wide Angle lens
Lens Reviews

Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF Ultra Wide Angle lens

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher) on May 27, 2004

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The Tamron 17-35mm f.2.8~4 wide angle zoom lens is a recent addition to the Tamron line-up. This review arises from approximately two week's use of the lens in a wide variety of settings. Read about it's mechanical and optical performance here. Read more...

Photographing your Kids
How-to's

Photographing your Kids

Rob Cruse (anitasm) on April 18, 2004

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Hey - what's the point of an article on photographing your kids? Anybody can do that. Just pick up the camera and snap away - right? Well, that is certainly true if you are looking for 'snaps', but with a little more thought your snaps can become more than a record of a moment; they can start to capture the feelings, expressions and character of your children. Read more...

All Nikon user manuals for Nikon cameras and speedlights
Books

All Nikon user manuals for Nikon cameras and speedlights

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on January 18, 2004

User manuals for Nikon SLR & Nikon DSLR cameras and Nikon Speedlights. We revise this section as new downloads and official Nikon resources become available. Read more...

Phoenix 100mm f/3.5 Macro lens
Lens Reviews

Phoenix 100mm f/3.5 Macro lens

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher) on January 12, 2004

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High quality macro lenses are not inexpensive. Super performers such as the Micro-Nikkors can cost several hundreds of dollars or euros. And the offerings from independent manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma are somewhat lower priced, but still not inexpensive. Read more...

Nikkor AF 28-200mm/3.5-5.6G ED IF Review
Lens Reviews

Nikkor AF 28-200mm/3.5-5.6G ED IF Review

Victor Newman (vfnewman) on November 7, 2003

All I can say is "All-in-one" zooms have come a LONG way. I am quite impressed with this little lens. I have to call this a "consumer" lens, but that's NOT because of the image quality. I'm still amazed at the results that can be gotten from this very compact, wide-range lens. Read more...

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