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FAQ - What Camera to Buy?
How-to's Camera Reviews

FAQ - What Camera to Buy?

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

This is one of the most common questions we see at most photography forums, both by beginners and amateurs - Yet, there is no site that offers a thorough easy-to-follow complete guide to go through the maze. Quite frequently sound advice but imposed, not explained. Read more...

Flash Guide - The Teddy Bears Test
How-to's

Flash Guide - The Teddy Bears Test

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The Nikon® flash system is a wonderful tool. Notwithstanding, new users seem disconcerted with the names, descriptions and instructions to use it, not to mention how to use it well. Most feel a visual demonstration is imperative, so here it is - the shot of two teddy bears, one light, one dark. Read more...

The Gary Fong WhaleTail Flash Diffuser Review
How-to's Accessories Reviews

The Gary Fong WhaleTail Flash Diffuser Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Complex lighting situations requiring light balancing were already largely solved with the Gary Fong Lightsphere System II. CLOUD for warm close-ups; CLEAR for wide spaces, groups and cooler portraits; CLOUD with CHROME dome for higher ceilings and further reach; CLOUD with AMBER dome for tungsten light balancing. No more dark areas, shadows under the eyes, or red-eye, with pleasing natural look - no "deer-under-the-headlights" effect or hot spots. So it was quite a surprise when Gary told us he was launching a newer product. What for? was our first question. Read more...

Nikkor AF 80-200mm/2.8D Review
Lens Reviews

Nikkor AF 80-200mm/2.8D Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Bo Stahlbrandt reviews one of the legends in the Nikkor series and lists 11 first impressions. Read more...

Nikon Coolpix 990 Folding Sunshade - DIY
How-to's Camera Reviews

Nikon Coolpix 990 Folding Sunshade - DIY

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Make your own folding sunshade for the Nikon CoolPix 990's LCD panel using Nikonian, BJ Nicholls' template page complete with instructions - It's easy to make with inexpensive materials. Read more...

Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm/2.8D ED IF Review
Lens Reviews

Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm/2.8D ED IF Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

As my partner Bo Stahlbrandt said, "most obviously the F5 is one of the killer SLR 35mm bodies on the market". Now the question was, after the immense pleasure of buying one, with what lenses to arm the killer. Read more...

Tokina AT-X 280AF Pro Lens Review
Lens Reviews

Tokina AT-X 280AF Pro Lens Review

Doug Dever (f5fstop)

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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