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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...

How to Digitize Your Slide Library with a Nikon FX DSLR
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How to Digitize Your Slide Library with a Nikon FX DSLR

Joseph Gamble (JCGamble)

If you ever were in possession of a pre-2002 camera, you have an archive of film negatives or slides collecting dust in a box or binder. You’ve thought about digitizing them but don’t own a scanner and are reluctant to ship them off to an online scanning service. In this article Joseph Gamble explains you how to easily migrate your film archive into a digital state. Read more...

Nikon Film SLR Body Comparison Chart
Camera Reviews

Nikon Film SLR Body Comparison Chart

Mark Goodell (Safari)

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...

Nikkor AF 20/2.8D Review
Lens Reviews

Nikkor AF 20/2.8D Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The 20mm/2.8D AF lens is interesting, whether on 35mm film or on FX digital format. With it you can go out taking landscape shots without getting fish-eyed while still getting more or less the whole view at 94 degrees. You can also use it for "environmental portraits", having a humble object somewhere in the middle of the frame and all of the interesting surroundings too. Read more...

Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography
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Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Underwater photography is as fascinating or more than land or aerial photography. The 'painting with light' concept is by far more evident underwater than above the surface. Besides, to enter into a submerged new world, hidden, increases emotions with that of discovery. Although it may look at first as something very complicated, I will attempt here to convey it is not that difficult and very exciting. Read more...

The Nikon F5 - Hands On
Camera Reviews

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
Camera Reviews

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
Camera Reviews

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
Camera Reviews

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...

Nikon F6: First Look
Camera Reviews

Nikon F6: First Look

Jeremy Bourassa (Balls007)

Well, just got back from a show in Ottawa where Nikon representatives let me play with an F6! I've heard some mumbling about people thinking this is a digital based body and people wondering if it was worth it. Answer yes its digital based and yes it is worth it. Read more...

Frequently Asked Questions on what film to use
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Frequently Asked Questions on what film to use

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Once again, this is one of the most common questions we see at photography forums. Both by beginners and even advanced amateurs. It is not easy to keep up with all the film offerings, even now. Yet, infrequently there is a site that offers a thorough, easy-to-follow, complete guide to select among the more than 115 possible choices we fortunately still have for 35 mm photography. This is our contribution in that direction in the hope it proves itself useful to fellow Nikonians. Read more...

Nikon F6 Review: First Reflections
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Nikon F6 Review: First Reflections

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

I am an avid (and some may say rabid ;)) F5 user. For the last five years, I have used the F5 a lot and never before has a camera meant as much to me as this excellent piece of machinery. I fell in love with the F5. Actually, my love affair turned into a triangle drama, me and two F5's. Never before have I have been able to take photographs so well metered, to reach such a level of excellence in achieving what my mind-eye had captured. Read more...

Pocket Card for Nikon N80/Nikon F80
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Pocket Card for Nikon N80/Nikon F80

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Nikon didn't provide the N80/F80 user with a Pocket Card for its Custom Settings, but Nikonian: BJ Nicholls does, here. This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (some 210KByte in size) including the complete Pocket Card plus a Lens Cap Decal for the most useful CS. Read more...

Nikon F3 - The never failing old friend
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Nikon F3 - The never failing old friend

Mike Graham (Merlin)

There have been so many rave reviews of this superb camera that my adding one here would be pointless. It's enough to say I've used them heavily since 1984, I have one of my own, and if it ever broke I'd replace it with another without a second thought. Read more...

The Nikon EM Review
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The Nikon EM Review

Mike Graham (Merlin)

At first glance, the Nikon EM looks almost too simple to be taken seriously. It's tiny, uncluttered, and if you were to remove the NIKON logo off the pentaprism, you'd never guess who made it. To appreciate the true qualities of this superb little SLR, you need to take a deeper look. Read more...

The Nikkormat FT3 Review
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The Nikkormat FT3 Review

Mike Graham (Merlin)

This was the latest and greatest of all the Nikkormat models, aimed at those serious amateurs and professionals not wanting to spend the money on a second F2. Read more...

Nikkors Shootout at 70mm
Lens Reviews

Nikkors Shootout at 70mm

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Very pleasing portrait perspectives can be accomplished starting at 70mm. On APS-C DX format, this focal length is equivalent to 105mm, so the perspective further improves. Two zoom lenses providing this focal length, qualify as "pro" Nikkors as they are both "fast" -constant f/2.8 aperture- quite free of aberrations and very well built. Read more...

Fujichrome Velvia 50 Pro Slide Film Review
Accessories Reviews

Fujichrome Velvia 50 Pro Slide Film Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Velvia is a great film. I've just recently started to use it, though I am already quite impressed. You don't use Velvia handheld too often (it's an ISO 50 film) - I used tripods for most of the pictures on this page. Read more...

FAQ - What Camera to Buy?
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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...

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