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Birding with a Nikon Z7 and the Nikkor 500/5.6 PF
How-to's

Birding with a Nikon Z7 and the Nikkor 500/5.6 PF

David H. Roberts (dhroberts)

Interested using your Nikon Z6, Z7, or Z50 together with the innovative Nikkor 500/5.6 PF telephoto lens for wildlife photography? Join our member David Roberts (dhroberts) on a birding trip. Read more...

Using the AF back button on your Nikon
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Using the AF back button on your Nikon

User

Have you ever been caught in one AF mode when you want the other? You try to switch from AF-S to AF-C so you can capture those birds in flight, but by the time you switch the flock has gone past or found a new perch. Read more...

Long Lens Hand Holding Technique
How-to's

Long Lens Hand Holding Technique

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Tips for better hand-holding your camera and lens when using longer lenses, reducing fatigue. Read more...

Which lens for bird photography? Pro's and con's
Lens Reviews

Which lens for bird photography? Pro's and con's

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) compares different Nikkor lenses for birding, including the latest ones available, with and without teleconverters, based upon budget and image results. Read more...

Nikon D500 and 200-500mm Nikkor Birding Field Review
Camera Reviews Lens Reviews

Nikon D500 and 200-500mm Nikkor Birding Field Review

Jonathan Kandel (JonK)

Using the 200-500mm Nikkor on the D500 gives you quite a good reach for bird photography. Join Nikonians Moderator Jonathan Kandel (JonK) on a shoot. Read more...

Manual Mode for Bird Photography – Why, When and How-To
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Manual Mode for Bird Photography – Why, When and How-To

Eric Bowles (ericbowles)

Why should you use Manual Mode Exposure for Bird Photography? Here are the why, when and how-to. Read more...

Photographing Birds-in-Flight
How-to's

Photographing Birds-in-Flight

David Summers (dm1dave)

The Nikonians Wildlife Photography forum has a vast number of superb images of Birds in Flight (BIF) and you will surely be tempted to try it out. It is a fun challenge to get an image with the subject completely in focus, frozen in the air, and yet with an excellent background. Learn lens recommendations and field-proven settings. Read more...

Autofocus Tracking with a Cluttered Background
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Autofocus Tracking with a Cluttered Background

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

It's a bird, it's a plane! Ok, they're just birds, not superman. But with Autofocus Tracking techniques like this, you'll feel like you've conquered a lot in getting those epic shots. Photographing small birds, fast in flight, is one of the most difficult things to photograph. Learn how you can overcome this challenge, and practice practice! Read more...

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