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The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function
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The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function

Eric Bowles (ericbowles)

You are out in the field and want to photograph a beautiful coastal scene that needs the slowest possible exposure to create a soft dreamy effect. You don’t have with you the appropriate Neutral Density filter to accomplish it. What to do? The In-Camera Multiple Exposure function comes to the rescue. Here is how. Read more...

Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera
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Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera

Hal Becker (HBB)

What are the variables involved in determining the exposure in your camera? How are they interrelated? This is explained by Hal Backer (HBB). The firm grasp of the concept is most useful when you want to change from Program (P) Mode to other modes to have control on items such as Depth of Field, amount of Blur, Freezing a subject in motion, and maximizing the Dynamic Range the sensor in your camera is capable, while maintaining a good exposure. Read more...

FILM IT! - A Pre-flight Quick Check
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FILM IT! - A Pre-flight Quick Check

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

We all want to be consistently rewarded with great photos, but, as airplane pilots do, it is always worth it to go down the check list for what we intend to photograph. Ernesto Santos (esantos) has even come up with a how-to acronym, to reduce our chances to forget key items to succeed. 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...

Understanding Nikon’s Three Light Metering Systems
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Understanding Nikon’s Three Light Metering Systems

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The basis for a Nikon DSLR’s exposure meter is an RGB sensor that meters a wide area of the frame. When used with a G or D Nikkor CPU lens, the camera can set exposure based on the distribution of brightness, color, distance, and composition. Most people leave their cameras set to Matrix metering and enjoy excellent results. Others use the Center-weighted meter, or the Spot meter. Let's look more closely at each of the Nikon exposure meters. Read more...

What Image Format is Best for My Photography?
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What Image Format is Best for My Photography?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

One of the most asked questions by new users of Nikon DSLR cameras is "Which image format should I use?" Three most common formats are JPEG, TIFF, or NEF (RAW). By the end of this read, you'll know which you want to use! Read more...

Cameras vs. Lenses–Which is More Important Long Term?
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Cameras vs. Lenses–Which is More Important Long Term?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

There comes a time, when we ask ourselves, what has more value, or is of more importance – the camera itself, or the lenses? Both of which, you prize equally and nurture as if it were a baby; making sure not a scratch to that precious framework or accidental fall occurs. Darrell Young, an experienced photographer, tells us his point of view. Read more...

Nikon D200 Review
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Nikon D200 Review

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

You've probably been asking yourself recently, "How can I tell if the Nikon D200 digital camera is the one for me?" This technology review attempts to provide you with enough information to make an intelligent purchase decision, by learning in detail about the camera and its systems. What should you ask yourself before purchasing the D200? Read more...

Nikon D2X AF System Revisited
Camera Reviews

Nikon D2X AF System Revisited

User

This in-depth review by seasoned Nikonian Ed Erkes, shares with you his findings about the multiple autofocus options available with the D2X. If you are the proud owner of a Nikon D2X, D2Xs, D2H, D2Hs, or Nikon F6, and getting tired of spending endless long nights trying to decrypt the manual, this article is for you. Read more...

Nikon Film SLR Body Comparison Chart
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Nikon Film SLR Body Comparison Chart

User

Our extensive comparison chart will provide you with the quick overview of Nikon film camera bodies. We list everything you need to know - price, lens compatibility, ISO range, speedlight control, power, you name it. Read more...

Nikon D800 AF Custom Settings
Camera Reviews

Nikon D800 AF Custom Settings

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The Nikon D800 has a very powerful autofocus system with new features not before seen on a Nikon D-SLR. So, with great power, comes great responsibility, isn't that how the saying goes? In this article, you'll have a great read, about all your Custom AF-Settings refined to simplicity from an excerpt from Mastering the Nikon D800 by Darrell Young, published by NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook. Read more...

Nikon Digital SLR Body Comparison Chart
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Nikon Digital SLR Body Comparison Chart

Armando Heredia (Covey22)

Our extensive comparison chart will provide you with the quick overview of Nikon digital camera bodies. We list everything you need to know - price, sensor, speedlight control, power, you name it. Read more...

A Guide to DOF and Hyperfocal Distance - Tables & Calculator
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A Guide to DOF and Hyperfocal Distance - Tables & Calculator

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You may have wondered "How do pros make those wonderful landscapes where everything seems to be in focus?" Well, it is not merely by closing down the aperture of superb wide angle lenses. They maximize DOF (depth of field), the region of acceptable sharpness, by focusing at the hyperfocal distance. A simple function of lens focal length, aperture and the diameter of the Circle of Confusion. Read more...

Nikon Coolpix Comparison Chart
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Nikon Coolpix Comparison Chart

Armando Heredia (Covey22)

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- Coolpix model: 8800 8700 8400 7900 7600 5900 5700 5600 5400 5200 5100 4800 4600 4500 4200 4100 3700 3200 2200 S1 S2 Price: Quoted in US$, April 2005. Prices marked "n/a" were not listed then $ 999 $ 799 $ 899 $ 499 n/a $ 349 n/a $ 279 n/a $ 299 n/a $ 399 $ 199 n/a $ 234 n/a $ 319 $ 199 n/a n/a Major features: 8 megapixels 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens (35-350mm equiv. Read more...

Nikon D4 review
Camera Reviews

Nikon D4 review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

It was the year of the Olympics, and Nikon released its Olympian camera, the D4. Remember the D1, D2X, and D3? Well good! Because in order to understand the significance of the D4’s release, one needs to look back and remember how the D1 transformed the world of photography – first true digital SLR built from scratch and photojournalism was transformed forever. Read more...

Color management basics: Additive and subtractive colors
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Color management basics: Additive and subtractive colors

Hal Becker (HBB)

I prepared these charts as an aid to a few people I am tutoring in basic color management concepts. This is not meant to be a rigorous treatment of color theory or management, simply an introduction for those interested. Read more...

What’s the Best ISO Setting? Native, Pushed or Auto?
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What’s the Best ISO Setting? Native, Pushed or Auto?

User

The ability to dial in ISO sensitivities in the five- to six-figure range in 1/3-stop increments is pretty heady stuff. With the exception of some of the highest ISO ratings, the image quality of the resulting imagery remains surprisingly decent and is equal to or better than the image quality of the fastest film stocks, which speed-wise were nowhere near the ISO sensitivity levels we can squeeze out of our (H)DSLRs. Read more...

Nikon D700 Picture Control
Camera Reviews

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...

On Handholding Technique
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On Handholding Technique

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You may have wondered how come some of your images look "soft" or blurred. Although at times it is an overestimation of the depth of field, quite often it is simply due to improper handholding technique. Your shuter speed is slower that you can hold steady. So you need to work on that. A little DSLR is used for the illustrations. 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...

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