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FAQs - What film to use
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FAQs - What film to use

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on October 29, 2005

Once again, this is one of the most common questions we see at photography forums. Both by beginners and even advanced amateurs. It is not easy to keep up with all the film offerings, even now. Yet, infrequently there is a site that offers a thorough, easy-to-follow, complete guide to select among the more than 115 possible choices we fortunately still have for 35 mm photography. This is our contribution in that direction in the hope it proves itself useful to fellow Nikonians. Read more...

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

Manfrotto 222 (Bogen 3265) Grip Action Ball Head Review

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...

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

Phoenix 100mm f/3.5 Macro Lens Review
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Phoenix 100mm f/3.5 Macro Lens Review

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher) on January 12, 2004

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...

Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD [IF] Macro 1:1 Lens Review
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Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD [IF] Macro 1:1 Lens Review

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher) on November 3, 2003

Tamron has long had a 90mm macro lens in both manual and autofocus versions, with a maximum aperture of f/2.5 or f/2.8. This lens has had a formidable reputation for sharpness and performance, and continues in production to this day thorugh several technological updates. More recently, Tamron has introduced a new lens which has attracted a lot of interest. Read more...

GretagMacbeth OneEye Photo Review
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GretagMacbeth OneEye Photo Review

Alan Clifton (AlanC) on October 24, 2003

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If you wish to ensure that the colour in images from a digital camera or scanner will be displayed correctly on your computer monitor and output correctly to your printer then you need accurate colour profiles for these devices to allow translation between the "working space" (such as sRGB or AdobeRGB) of the image data and the actual colour space of the device. Monitors and printers usually come with standard profiles developed by the manufacturer, but these are just a starting point. Read more...

Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di AF zoom lens
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Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di AF zoom lens

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher) on October 24, 2003

Tamron released a compact lightweight high speed medium range zoom and macro lens. This brief review will attempt to describe the lens, give an indication of its quality, and meaningfully compare it with a well-known Nikkor zoom in the same price range. Read more...

The Manfrotto 393 (Bogen 3421) Long Lens Support
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The Manfrotto 393 (Bogen 3421) Long Lens Support

Luc VN (LucVN) on June 20, 2003

Many of us dream with making wildlife images, as those at the Nikonians Wildlife Photography Forum and in well made nature books. To begin to learn how, the need for a truly long lens soon becomes very apparent. Finally, I bought a 600mm f/4 AF-I Nikkor and was then confronted with how to gracefully support such a monster. My regular ballhead didn't seem to be the best of means. Read more...

Fujichrome Velvia 50 Pro Slide Film Review
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Fujichrome Velvia 50 Pro Slide Film Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on July 26, 2002

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Velvia is a great film. I've just recently started to use it, though I am already quite impressed. You don't use Velvia handheld too often (it's an ISO 50 film) - I used tripods for most of the pictures on this page. Read more...

Tokina AT-X 280AF Pro Lens Review
Lens Reviews

Tokina AT-X 280AF Pro Lens Review

Doug Dever (f5fstop) on January 25, 2002

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I have used the Tokina AT-X 280AF Pro lens for approximately three months and in those three months I have taken quite a few photos with this lens, and it has developed into the standard lens on one of my camera bodies. Read more...

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