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Mastering the Nikon Z6ii/Z7ii
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Mastering the Nikon Z6ii/Z7ii

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Mastering the Nikon Z6 II / Z7 II by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new Z6 II or Z7 II camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment. Read more...

Mastering the Nikon D780
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Mastering the Nikon D780

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

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Mastering the Nikon D780 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D780 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment. Read more...

Eye Detection (Eye AF) in the Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras
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Eye Detection (Eye AF) in the Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Darrell Young (digitaldarrell) is an active member of the nikonians.org community since the spring of 2004. Very thorough and easy to read, his writing of the Mastering the Nikon Camera series of books has been considered by critics and readers as the best in books on how to use a given Nikon camera. In this article he brings us the details of Eye AF. Read more...

Important DOF preview info for your Nikon Z
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Important DOF preview info for your Nikon Z

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

How to use the depth of field (DOF) preview on your Nikon Z camera for best results. Read more...

Do I Really Need a Polarizer Filter?
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Do I Really Need a Polarizer Filter?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The question on whether it is important to use or not to use a polarizing filter continues to pop up frequently in our forums. The answer is simple: Yes. It is important. It will add drama to the sky and clouds, cut through reflections, reduce and even eliminate glare. NikoniansPress books author and long-time Nikonian Darrell Young explains why and shows us a very illustrative example. Read more...

How Long Exposure Noise Reduction Works
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How Long Exposure Noise Reduction Works

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

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...

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

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

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...

Which Nikon Speedlight Flash Unit Should You Select?
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Which Nikon Speedlight Flash Unit Should You Select?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Which Speedlight to select for which purpose plus tips & tricks regarding the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). Read more...

How Many “Bits” Do I Need - 8, 12, or 14?
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How Many “Bits” Do I Need - 8, 12, or 14?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The debate over how many image format “bits” are needed for great photography is frequently discussed in the Nikonians forums ever since the introduction of digital cameras. Your camera usually offers 8-, 12-, or 14-bits. Which should you choose? Read more...

Nikon Df Review by Digital Darrell
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Nikon Df Review by Digital Darrell

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

In-depth review of the Nikon Df DSLR by Digital Darrell Read more...

The Second Step to Digital Image Excellence
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The Second Step to Digital Image Excellence

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

So, you've bought that Nikon® digital camera and lens you've wanted for a while. The first step is complete! What is step number two? Get a printer? Nope! Step two is to buy a monitor calibration system. Especially if you shoot RAW (NEF) images! Why is THAT the second step to digital excellence? Read more and find out. Read more...

Upgrading Firmware in Your Nikon D7100
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Upgrading Firmware in Your Nikon D7100

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Time to upgrade! Nikon has released a firmware upgrade for the Nikon D7100 camera. Find out how you can download, operate the firmware for both OS - Windows and Mac. With a quick and easily revised version, you'll find yourself using the latest and up-to-version and be up and shooting photos in no time. Read more...

Understanding Nikon Picture Controls in depth
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Understanding Nikon Picture Controls in depth

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Nikon Picture Controls lets you control how your image appears in several ways. Each control has a specific effect on the image’s appearance. If you’ve ever shot film, you know that there are distinct looks to each film type. No two films produce color that looks the same. Read more...

Understanding Nikon’s Three Light Metering Systems
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Understanding Nikon’s Three Light Metering Systems

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The basis for a Nikon DSLR’s exposure meter is an RGB sensor that meters a wide area of the frame. When used with a G or D Nikkor CPU lens, the camera can set exposure based on the distribution of brightness, color, distance, and composition. Most people leave their cameras set to Matrix metering and enjoy excellent results. Others use the Center-weighted meter, or the Spot meter. Let's look more closely at each of the Nikon exposure meters. Read more...

Understanding Your Camera's Histogram
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Understanding Your Camera's Histogram

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Want to make better pictures, but are having a hard time finding the right techniques? Well, using your Camera's Histogram Screens, might just do one of the many tricks out there! It'll guarantee you a much higher percentage of well-exposed images. Find out how! Read more...

The user settings U1 & U2 on Nikon D600 & D7000 series
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The user settings U1 & U2 on Nikon D600 & D7000 series

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Just when you thought you knew everything about your Nikon D7000... Simplicity is key, and making sure you can just grab and shoot is ideal. But, how do you get there? Learn a few simple User Settings tweaks and configure your camera for specific shooting situations so you can change to them quickly. Read more...

Nikon D800 Streaming HDMI Video
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Nikon D800 Streaming HDMI Video

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

How to use your D800/D810/D850 for streaming video with the Atomos Ninja, getting uncompressed, high-quality video recordings. Read more...

What Image Format is Best for My Photography?
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What Image Format is Best for My Photography?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

One of the most asked questions by new users of Nikon DSLR cameras is "Which image format should I use?" Three most common formats are JPEG, TIFF, or NEF (RAW). By the end of this read, you'll know which you want to use! 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...

Nikon D800 - Hands-On Review
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Nikon D800 - Hands-On Review

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The highly anticipated, Nikon D800 and all of its mysteries revealed! Read here, as you can explore all the features, inside and out, with detailed images, card processing, image formatting,shutter features and plenty more! Read more...

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