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Great photography links on the web
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Great photography links on the web

Throughout our 20+ years of existence we have amassed an enormous amount of knowledge here at Nikonians. The web provides great resources on Nikon and photo knowledge, so here are our top handpicked sites & pages, the ones we have come to love over the years. Enjoy! Read more...

(Near) Future Digital Camera Specifications
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(Near) Future Digital Camera Specifications

guy eristoff (geristoff)

What will a 35mm Full Frame or APS-C format high-end camera look like in the year 2022? Imaging sensor specialist and Nikonians member Guy Eristoff gives us some background and his thoughts on the topic. Read more...

A user review on the Markins Integrated Camera Support System
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A user review on the Markins Integrated Camera Support System

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) one of our two founders, gives us a tour of Markins ball head models and new modules that make the combination a truly integrated camera support system, not just for landscape, wildlife, and portrait, but now for birding, video and for panorama photography, by including ingenious compact tools. 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...

thinkTANK Modular Component System Review
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thinkTANK Modular Component System Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The quest for the perfect bag to carry our camera gear may never end, as needs, locations and gear do change over time; not to mention materials and innovative designs. Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) proposes another approach to find a happy load solution: a search for a system. Read more...

Dressing for photography in the cold
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Dressing for photography in the cold

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

How to keep warm when taking pictures outdoors in cold weather was the subject of much research to successfully avoid it. Photography should always be joyous and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) shows us how simple is to solve this issue, once you know the variables and the requirements for each piece of garment. Read more...

Nikon WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Camera Controller Review
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Nikon WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Camera Controller Review

Jerry Harris (J_Harris)

A review on switching from the ML-3 Infrared Wireless Remote Control to the WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Controller which can be used for both your Nikon camera and Speedlights. Read more...

Neutral Density Filters – When, How, Why
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Neutral Density Filters – When, How, Why

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Starting with What are Neutral Density Filters, Ernesto Santos illustrates with his own images When to use them, How to use them and Why, showing us the possible wonderful results when used appropriately, reason for which they are must-have lens accessories, always in his bag. Read more...

Profoto B2 AirTTL Off-Camera Flash Location Kit Review
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Profoto B2 AirTTL Off-Camera Flash Location Kit Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Great flash photography results are produced when the light sources are off-camera. In this article we review Profoto B2. Read more...

Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Location Kit Review
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Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Location Kit Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Lighting on the go is a frequent concern for both professionals and amateurs. In this review we are looking at the Profoto B1. 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...

The MAGICA Series 4 Tripods
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The MAGICA Series 4 Tripods

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I have been using a Series 3 Gitzo 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 Read more...

Tele-Converter & FTZ Compatibility Table
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Tele-Converter & FTZ Compatibility Table

Brian Tilley (briantilley)

One of the most common questions regarding Nikon and 3rd Party lenses is "Will my lens work with a teleconverter or the FTZ?" To help answer such questions, the Nikonians Team has created this chart. 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...

Differences between Markins ball heads (video)
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Differences between Markins ball heads (video)

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Another Mike Hagen's video review about which Markins ball head is the right one for your camera and lens. Watch his review and find out which size is the right one for you. Read more...

Why use Camera Manual with Flash Indoors?
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Why use Camera Manual with Flash Indoors?

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Should you use your camera in Manual Mode when shooting flash in low ambient conditions? What is better than shooting Aperture priority? Here you'll find all the reasons as well as detailed images explaining various scenarios and showing the effects of Rear Sync vs. Front Sync when movement is involved in photographs. Read more...

Does moving the focus points affect flash power?
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Does moving the focus points affect flash power?

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

There have been several rumors made by experienced photographers stating that selecting different focus areas in the camera will change the place in the image that the flash meters from. This is not the way it works. Read more...

Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers
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Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Diffusers and brackets? What do they do, and which ones are best to use? Well, both the bracket and the diffuser were introduced into photography to solve problems of the small flash. What's small flash, what problems do you face with it and how do you overcome it? Read more...

Nikon Speedlight A and AA Modes
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Nikon Speedlight A and AA Modes

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Find out all there is to know about working with Nikon Speedlight A and AA Modes. It may be difficult to differentiate between the two, but once you read Russ' article, you'll see how simple the concepts are. Learn when to use each of the modes best, and which modes suffer from the same problems as TTL. Read more...

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