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Nikon D700 Picture Control
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Nikon D700 Picture Control

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I thought for long that pre-set modes/settings were of little or no practical use for those of us who shoot RAW (NEF), in Manual Exposure Mode and always post-process even if minimally. The D700 has taught me otherwise. Read more...

The Nikon F5 - Hands On
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The Nikon F5 - Hands On

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Here you can read about my first experiences with the Nikon F5 camera and accessories, read about how I [mis]used the stuff and get some price information. Read more...

The Nikon F4 Review
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The Nikon F4 Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

My Nikon journey started early. First I had a Nikomat FS (1965). Then a Nikkormat FT2 (1975) with integrated meter. Upgrading brought me into the FE2 (1983) and the fun of the MD-12 speed winders. Later, the Nikon N4004s (1989), the N6006 (1990) and then the great N8008s (introduced in 1991). So with my own cameras and my father's 1959 Nikon F I lived the Nikon tradition hands-on. However, even that did not prepare me for the F4. Read more...

The Nikon F80/N80 Review
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The Nikon F80/N80 Review

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Carry it with you everywhere! That seems to be the philosophy behind the Nikon® N80 camera. It is a well made, small bodied camera that is light and strong enough to carry with you on a daily basis. Slide it into your purse or briefcase, or do like I do and carry a small camera bag with a couple of lenses. Read more...

The Nikon F5 Review
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The Nikon F5 Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Most obviously the F5 is one of the killer SLR 35mm bodies on the market: 8 frames per second while autofocusing in-between letting the mirror dance at such a pace that your eye cannot see the dark pauses, 5 CPU's (3x16bit, 1x8bit and 1x4 bit), 4 coreless motors, a memory (ROM) capacity beating any camera before it, a self-diagnostic shutter designed for at least 150.000 operations all coming in an aluminum-alloy housing with a detachable viewer in titanium. Read more...

Nikon F100 Custom Settings Pocket Guide
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Nikon F100 Custom Settings Pocket Guide

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The Nikon F100 camera comes out of the box with initial factory settings for 22 functions. These can be easily changed by yourself to your personal preferences by following the instructions below. Read more...

In Search of the Perfect Camera
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In Search of the Perfect Camera

Holger Wahl (Holger)

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The search for the “perfect camera” is as old as photography itself. When you ask anyone what their opinion is on this topic, you will get as many answers as there are photographers. Your best answer will come from your own head, after you resolve the same issues you would personally be facing when choosing a golf club, cricket bat or tennis racquet.How do plan to use it? What is your ultimate goal? And (most important) How much money can I spend? Read more...

Nikon D3x Preview
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Nikon D3x Preview

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

This is our Nikonians preview and first thoughts upon learning the details of the new king of the Nikon digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) domain, the brand new and hot Nikon D3x. Welcome, you long awaited monster. Read more...

Nikon D300 Review
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Nikon D300 Review

Romulo Lubachesky (Romulo Lubachesky)

Nikon's camera releases have always been revolutionary. It was like this with the Nikon D70, my first SLR digital camera, and then with my Nikon D200. Both very complete and with a superior quality. Now, one more release. The acclaimed Nikon D200 substitute. But what's new there to expect over a camera that was already incredible in so many aspects? Maybe an improvement in the high ISO -a worry for many DSLR photographers- or 14 bits RAW images? The Nikon D300 exceeds all expectations. Read more...

Nikon D700 review
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Nikon D700 review

Tom Bone (flashdeadline)

The never ending game of engineering and marketing "chess" between the top digital single-lens-reflex manufacturers can now add a King, Queen and Crown Prince line-up from Nikon. The king would be the Nikon D3, while the prince can be the D300. Comfortably nestled between the two is the queen – the newly announced D700. Read more...

The D100 Review: This Nikon Digital Fills a Big Gap
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The D100 Review: This Nikon Digital Fills a Big Gap

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The $2,000 D100 has the quality and flexibility of a serious 35mm that until recently were found only on far pricier digital cameras. Read more...

Using high speed crop mode on your Nikon pro body
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Using high speed crop mode on your Nikon pro body

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Many sports and wildlife shooters prefer to use this mode, both for the extra apparent reach, and the increased motor drive speed it allows. Have you ever used the High-Speed Crop Mode on your D2x? Many that I've spoken to haven't, simply because they have not taken the time to figure out how to enable it on the D2x. Why not get your D2x and let's look at how it's done. Read more...

FX
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FX "Full-Frame" vs. DX Digital Sensor Size

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The 35mm "Full-Frame" vs. DX size digital sensor controversy is caused by a general lack of "digital sensor" knowledge on the part of many users, and strong marketing propaganda on the part of some sellers. Many camera users haven't investigated the design of lenses and how light must fall on a digital sensor, compared to film. Read more...

Using non-CPU lenses on your pro Nikon camera
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Using non-CPU lenses on your pro Nikon camera

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

When you’ve spent a lot of time with a certain camera or lens, you sort of develop a relationship with it. You become familiar with its sharpness, field-of-view, and contrast, and know when to use it for taking the best images. But, over time, technology changes, and camera bodies have become more intelligent. Since your old favorite lenses can’t electronically communicate with the new bodies, they might have been sadly relegated to the bag in the back of the closet. Read more...

Understanding White Balance
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Understanding White Balance

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

For many of us who’ve recently switched to digital photography there are new things to learn. One of the more confusing new tidbits of knowledge is just how White Balance works. When we used film we would select a daylight balanced film type for general photography outdoors or with flash, or a tungsten balanced type for indoor lighting. If the lighting was too cool, we might add a warming filter. Read more...

Nikon D70 Review - The first days: Turning on the heat
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Nikon D70 Review - The first days: Turning on the heat

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Beep, beep, beep. I hit the snooze button on the alarm clock and check the time. it is 4 o'clock in the morning. There is no mercy for landscape photographers. After five minutes the alarm kicks in again and I somehow manage to get out of bed. Read more...

Nikon D80 review - hands on
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Nikon D80 review - hands on

Armando Heredia (Covey22)

After following the initial pre-release speculation in our Nikon D80 Users Group forum at Nikonians I'd say Nikon has delivered on many fronts. It's clear this new D80 DSLR can not be slotted simply as a straight replacement for either the Nikon D50 or the Nikon D70, but that's not to say it isn't. It's shaping up to be a lot like a Nikon D50 in terms of size, but these comparisons can no longer be simply made. Read more...

Non-CPU lenses on your Nikon DSLR
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Non-CPU lenses on your Nikon DSLR

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Lenses are some of the most desirable and expensive parts of our Nikon photography addictions. All of us have our eye on at least one or two more Nikkors. Wisely, Nikon has not changed their F-Mount lens attachment bayonet for a very long time. That means your Nikon D200 can mount, not only the newest AF-S Nikkors and aftermarket lenses, but also most of the older Manual Focus (MF) lenses from just a few years ago. Read more...

Nikon D200 Field Report
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Nikon D200 Field Report

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

The release of the Nikon D200 digital single lens reflex arrived with a lot of fanfare in December 2005. Nikon was again electrifying the digital SLR format market with this feature-packed and affordable compact little brother to the flagship D2X. Soon after receiving one I booked a two week trip to Wyoming’s National Parks. This was going to be an excellent opportunity to test the capabilities of this new digital marvel as a serious tool for nature photography. Read more...

Using Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS)
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Using Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS)

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The Nikon D200 camera commands attention, both in a crowd and in Commander Mode as a controller for multiple Nikon Speedlight flash units. While the professional-level Nikon D2X/s requires the separate purchase of the Nikon SU-800 controller unit, the D200 body has full Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) technology built right into the camera. Read more...

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