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FAQs: What every photographer needs to know
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FAQs: What every photographer needs to know

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on April 1, 2012

What camera to buy? What film to use? What tripod or lens to choose? These questions haunt many photographers. Nikonians co-founder, J. Ramón Palacios, put together articles guiding you through the choice of equipment and listed them in this overview. Read more...

Accessories Reviews

"L" Brackets for Ballheads

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on March 28, 2011

I'm not a fan of big, bulky cameras and the last thing I thought I'd want to do is add a bulky aluminum Arca-type L-bracket to one of my cameras. But then we saw the light. During the 2nd Nikonians Photo Adventure at Moab Utah, Nikonian Photo_phil showed us an L-bracket that he had crafted for his F100. After fighting clearance problems with my F100 and its single plate with the wide platform on my Gitzo G1348 tripod, I saw the L-bracket as a real convenience. Read more...

The Nikon SU-4 Review
Accessories Reviews

The Nikon SU-4 Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on May 30, 2010

The SU-4 is a small gadget with a powerful punch. More than just a simple slave unit, this SU-4 is a wireless remote TTL flash control. A relatively inexpensive unit that takes on the duties of a fully armed studio lightning system. Not only it is capable of receiving the signal to fire, but also the signal on when to stop. Read more...

Camera Reviews

"Full-Frame" vs. DX Digital Sensor Size: Should Nikon Make a 35mm Size Digital Sensor?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on January 31, 2007

The 35mm "Full-Frame" vs. DX size digital sensor controversy is caused by a general lack of "digital sensor" knowledge on the part of many users, and strong marketing propaganda on the part of some sellers. Many camera users haven't investigated the design of lenses and how light must fall on a digital sensor, compared to film. Read more...

Gepe Card Safe Extreme Review
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Gepe Card Safe Extreme Review

Chris Gray (wpgf100) on May 20, 2006

I had the opportunity to use a Gepe Card Safe "Extreme" model for a few months. I am still using it after accidentally putting it through a torture test. During my initial test period I found that the unit lived up to the manufacturer's claims about being shock resistant, crushproof, dustproof and watertight. One of the things I really liked about it was how secure it held my four CF cards totaling enough GB of memory. 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...

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...

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