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Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 Classic V3.0 Bag Field Review
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Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 Classic V3.0 Bag Field Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Thinking about a shoulder bag? This field review revisits shoulder bags and discovers the excellent redefinition of the concept by thinkTANK when testing it out in the field. Read more...

Release your inner artist: Break the
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Release your inner artist: Break the "P" barrier

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

Your new camera has plenty of bells and whistles and by now you already know it can take good pictures in full automatic mode. If that is all you need, continue on and be happy. But, if you’re looking to engage your creative mind by stepping out of the full-auto realm, this article will help you navigate the maze of confusing numbers and camera modes and priorities. Read more...

The 24-70mm/2.8G ED IF AF-S Nikkor Review
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The 24-70mm/2.8G ED IF AF-S Nikkor Review

Joseph Gamble (JCGamble)

If I were headed out to take a photograph and I could only take one lens, it would likely be Nikon’s 24-70mm/2.8G ED. The lens simply covers the essentials and it is the type of workhorse zoom that any professional or serious enthusiast really needs to own. Read more...

Mindshift Gear Rotation 180° Panorama - Bag Review
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Mindshift Gear Rotation 180° Panorama - Bag Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

In the endless search for the perfect bag, we requested savvy landscape Nikonians photographer Ernesto Santos to review this new bag. He found it to be a very well made and more than suitable solution that could very well be what you may have been waiting for. Read more...

What to do with Older Nikon Gear
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What to do with Older Nikon Gear

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

Does Your Used Stuff Still Work? Nikon cameras have been around for over 50 years with the professional Nikon F hitting the market back in 1959. Some of us who use Nikon started out decades ago, amassing a large collection of equipment and cameras. Long-time Nikon users often wonder if their old equipment is still worthwhile. Let's try to sort it out. Read more...

Nikon's New AF-S 20mm 1.8G Review
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Nikon's New AF-S 20mm 1.8G Review

Joseph Gamble (JCGamble)

A Long Overdue Digital Update: It's been 30 years since Nikon updated its 20mm f/2.8D wide-angle lens and this new version, announced in September along with the Nikon D750 and SB-500 Speedlight, is sharp and capable. This report brings you the sample images gallery to see that for yourself. Read more...

20mm f/1.8G AF-S FX Nikkor Review
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20mm f/1.8G AF-S FX Nikkor Review

Leonard Taupier (Leonard62)

Nikon continues to progress in the design and performance of its lenses as shown here for the newest 20mm lens versus the previous design and the current best Nikon (zoom) lens which can also take a photo at 20mm. It is remarkable, to say the least. Read more...

Nikon D750 Initial Impressions - User Review
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Nikon D750 Initial Impressions - User Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Mike Hagen looks at Nikon's newest DSLR camera and tests it in sports photography and beyond. Look at his observations and see what made him say, that "there is so much to like, that I am officially giving it one of my highest camera recommendations ever." Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp
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Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Adobe released recently a number of updates for Photoshop CC, but the one that was most interesting for me was the new Perspective Warp feature. This is a tool that allows you to modify the perspective of elements within a picture while not impacting other parts of the picture. A common situation where this presents itself is in architectural photography where a building needs perspective correction. Read more...

Nikon D750 Review - More Than an Update
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Nikon D750 Review - More Than an Update

Joseph Gamble (JCGamble)

Three months before Christmas Nikon presents a new full-frame DSLR - a camera which lies between the D610 and D810, but is more than the long time desired update of the D700: the Nikon D750 DSLR. Discover the extras which come with this novelty in our first review from Nikonian Joseph Gamble. Read more...

Capture One Pro 8 Review
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Capture One Pro 8 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Capture One is a Raw Developer package, squarely aimed at professionals who need to combine excellent results with a robust workflow and the ability to manage large numbers of big files swiftly. Now it comes with the Pro Version 8. Get to know the new tool from Phase One. Read more...

How to Digitize Your Slide Library with a Nikon FX DSLR
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How to Digitize Your Slide Library with a Nikon FX DSLR

Joseph Gamble (JCGamble)

If you ever were in possession of a pre-2002 camera, you have an archive of film negatives or slides collecting dust in a box or binder. You’ve thought about digitizing them but don’t own a scanner and are reluctant to ship them off to an online scanning service. In this article Joseph Gamble explains you how to easily migrate your film archive into a digital state. Read more...

How to freeze motion in low light using the optical viewfinder
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How to freeze motion in low light using the optical viewfinder

Tim Marchant (timpsm)

In his article Tim Marchant reviews a technique to capture moving objects in low-light by under-exposure and then post-processing to recover the image - but without motion blur. Read more on how to show some crisp keeper shots under difficult conditions from your new gear. Read more...

How to Expose for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape
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How to Expose for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Trying to capture detail in both the landscape and the stars can be difficult, but from about one hour before sunrise to approximately 30 minutes before sunrise there is a sweet spot that allows you to capture enough information in both areas to produce a stunning final image. Follow Mike Hagen as he goes through the checklist of 10 steps to perfect star photography. Read more...

Nikon D810 - User Review - Impressive
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Nikon D810 - User Review - Impressive

Rick Walker (walkerr)

In this article, Rick Walker summarizes his first impressions of the new and highly anticipated Nikon D810 and enthusiastically states that it is "the best general purpose camera he has ever used." How does the new model compare to the D800E? Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens
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Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

For most photographs of nature, the color green is essential to the overall impact and believability of the image. If the greens look good, then the rest of the photo is believable. In this article, Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) will show you three ways for achieving believable greens using a variety of software tools. 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...

The New MAGICA Series 4
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The New MAGICA Series 4

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I have been using a Series 3 MAGICA for several years. To move up from a Series 2 to a Series 3 was an easy choice; it became a need as soon as I went above 200mm focal lengths. But the prospect of acquiring a 500mm f/4 Nikkor lens to seriously incursion into birding has been haunting me for long. Read more...

Vibration Reduction - The way to a blurry free image?
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Vibration Reduction - The way to a blurry free image?

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

Vibration reduction (VR) technology in a Nikkor lens is a great way to reduce shaky images in general. The technology may be great, but some users are confused about how it really works, and what it can and cannot do. To help ease that confusion, Jan Stimel presents the basics behind image stabilizing techniques and goes deeper into the topic of reducing shaky images with Nikon's VR. 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...

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