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I Am Nikonians – Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) Interview
I am Nikonians

I Am Nikonians – Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) Interview

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

With great pleasure we present you an interview with Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) and a sample of his work. Tom is a Nikonians advanced amateur whose work on street photography reminds us of an Ansel Adams quote: “Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.” Read more...

I Am Nikonians – Karen Gottschall (scenicshutterbug) Interview
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I Am Nikonians – Karen Gottschall (scenicshutterbug) Interview

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

It is our great pleasure to introduce you to Karen Gottschall (scenicshutterbug). A semi-pro photographer and active Nikonians member for almost a decade, her contributions at the forums have inspired many of us. Initially a nature and wildlife photography, she has now expanded her interests into architecture, macro, infrared and portraiture. We are sure you will enjoy this small sample of her work. Read more...

I Am Nikonians – Sarah Boser (Sarah9) Interview
I am Nikonians

I Am Nikonians – Sarah Boser (Sarah9) Interview

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Here is the beginning of a very successful story in the great journey that is Photography. Sarah Boser (Sarah9) joined us in early 2016, and has since acquired and honed her skills by participating in the forums, attending an ANPAT (Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure trip) and taking every opportunity to photograph anything and everything, whether at home or on a trip. Enjoy her outlook and sample images. Read more...

Using Microscope Objectives for Macro Photography
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Using Microscope Objectives for Macro Photography

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

There are several different ways to do macro photography. In addition to the typical ways you may be familiar with, such as using macro lenses or extension tubes, you can also use microscope objectives which allow you to do extreme macrophotography on subjects in ways that normal macro photography cannot. Read more...

I Am Nikonians – Robert Brown (RP62) Interview
I am Nikonians

I Am Nikonians – Robert Brown (RP62) Interview

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

The Nikonians community is the home of many darn good and enthusiastic photographers, willing to share their experiences and images with members, ask questions and request opinions to keep on growing as a photographer. We are happy to have Robert Brown (RP62), one of such photographers, and to present you a sample of his work. Read more...

I Am Nikonians – Roberta Davidson (birdied) Interview
I am Nikonians

I Am Nikonians – Roberta Davidson (birdied) Interview

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

The Nikonians community is made up of members who share a common passion: photography; all interacting in cordial dialog helping and supporting each other. We are very proud of such congeniality and very happy to see the continuous increase of our female membership. It is with great pleasure that we present you Roberta Davidson (birdied), Nikonian advanced amateur, and a sample of her beautiful work. Read more...

I AM NIKONIANS – Laura Knight (aus1952) Interview
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I AM NIKONIANS – Laura Knight (aus1952) Interview

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) brings us an interview with talented Nikonian Laura Knight (aus1952) who describes her photography journey to date and shows us some of her work in landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna; remarkable images with a very personal style that inspires us all. Read more...

Taking Close-up Pictures on a Budget
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Taking Close-up Pictures on a Budget

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Everyone wants to see the finer details in life. Sometimes, it's not visible by the naked eye, but that's why we have Macro/Micro Lenses! What's the difference between the two? How do you know what a "true" macro lens can do? Ratios, focus, and more are discussed in this article by DigitalDarrell. Let's have a closer look! Read more...

Nikkor AF 28-105mm/3.5-4.5D IF Review
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Nikkor AF 28-105mm/3.5-4.5D IF Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

This lens, released along with the Nikon F100 35mm film camera, has become a very popular companion of the N80/F80. "The 28-105 has been like my Swiss Army Knife of lenses" is the typical enthusiastic kind of comment from many Nikonians, whether shooting film or digital SLRs. Read more...

Bookshelf 18: Micro, Macro and Close-Up Photography
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Bookshelf 18: Micro, Macro and Close-Up Photography

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Here you find various recommended books to make up a good Micro, Macro and Close-Up Photography bookshelf. Read more...

General information about Nikkor macro lenses
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General information about Nikkor macro lenses

Hendric Schneider (Hendric)

Nikon's macro lenses have always had a special appeal to me and to many other photographers. These specialized lenses, of superior optics, combined with close focusing capabilities to actual size ratios, or even larger ratios with extension devices such as a bellows or extension tubes, can go far and beyond the call of duty. Read more...

How to use black background for floral macro photography
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How to use black background for floral macro photography

Bill Staples (bills)

I’ve received several comments (thanks!) on some of my floral macro photos posted on my site and some questions on how to do it, so I thought I’d post some details for anyone who wants to give it a try. Read more...

Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E Lens Review
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Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E Lens Review

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher)

Since 1979, Tamron has produced 90mm macro lenses whose optical quality has rivaled the extraordinary Micro-Nikkors. Some photographers claim to have preferred the Tamron over the Nikkor because of its superior handling of out-of-focus areas ("Bokeh"). More recently, Tamron have introduced a range of “digitally integrated” Di lenses. Read more...

Tokina AT-X M100AF Macro lens review
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Tokina AT-X M100AF Macro lens review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I had long yearned for a true micro lens. The great pictures of bees, butterflies and detailed exotic flora had me wanting. Because of an accidental misfortune I could not buy the 105mm f/2.8D Micro Nikkor when I was out there looking for it several years ago. So, no Nikon that time around. I had admired the Tokina lenses for quite some time, so an alternative was there. Allow me to explain why. Read more...

Beginner's Guide to Close-up & Macro Photography
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Beginner's Guide to Close-up & Macro Photography

Chuon-Szen Ong (SzennyBoy)

The objective of this article is to give fellow Nikonians a basic understanding of close-up and macro photography, by highlighting general issues such as equipment used, typical problems one might encounter, things to watch out for and some general guidelines. It will focus on the basics, adding some detailed technical information in the hope you will find it useful. Read more...

Tamron SP AF60mm F2.0 Di II LD [IF] Macro Review
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Tamron SP AF60mm F2.0 Di II LD [IF] Macro Review

Thomas Berg (twberg)

This review of the Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro/Portrait lens for Nikon DX cameras is completely subjective and concentrates on practical aspects such as usability,  bokeh and field‐of‐view characteristics. It concentrates on the "hands‐on" aspect instead of the intricate performance data used by authors who emphasize resolution figures and lab‐style technical aspects determined through the use of equipment designed to gauge, measure and analyze lens performance. Read more...

Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review
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Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

Don McKay (drmckay)

For about a month I've been shopping for a macro lens. I need to set the stage for some of my comments and comparisons by saying that initially I was looking at the 150mm Sigma or 180mm Tamron models to get longer working distance. After being unsatisfied with their performance for one reason or another I decided to try a lens from a different manufacturer in the 100mm range. Read more...

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

Roger Engle (ziggy7)

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...

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

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher)

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...

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