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Learn about the Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus (AF) sensor module
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Learn about the Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus (AF) sensor module

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Back in the good old days of manual focusing cameras you had to turn the lens ring until the subject looked sharp. If you weren’t fast enough, well, there was always the next frame. Nowadays, our cameras are getting smarter and smarter. So many things can be well accomplished by camera automation, including autofocus, that it is now easier than ever to get professional results. Read more...

Taking the Digital Plunge
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Taking the Digital Plunge

Tom Bone (flashdeadline)

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You’ve finally decided to go digital but what’s the right camera for you? The answers are in your ultimate needs, your familiarity with photography and computers— and your wallet. Read more...

How to create and use a dust-off reference photo
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How to create and use a dust-off reference photo

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Dust bunnies are a fact of life, under the bed, and on your camera's CMOS or CCD imaging sensor. Users of Nikon Capture and Nikon's new digital SLR cameras have an exciting new way to deal with the problem. We'll use the Nikon D2x as a reference point in this article, but the information applies to almost all of Nikon's digital SLR cameras, with a few differences in the menu selections and filenames. Read more...

The DX AF sensor width and position test
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The DX AF sensor width and position test

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

A lot of discussion about the actual width of Nikon D2x autofocus (AF) sensors is flying around the Internet. There is not a lot of documentation from Nikon about the standard width of the 11 AF cross sensors. The article below is written using the D2x camera as an example, and talks about the 11 sensors in that line, but this information, except for sensor count, applies also to virtually all the Nikon digital cameras. So, if you have a D2H, D200, D100, D70, D50, or even an F6... read on. Read more...

Creating multiple exposures with your Nikon DSLR
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Creating multiple exposures with your Nikon DSLR

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

If you are a D2X user and would like to do some special effects, but don't like doing a lot of post processing with your computer, this is an article for you. By learning to use the Multiple Exposure features of the Nikon D2X (D2H, D2Hs and F6) you can make excellent special effects IN CAMERA... no post processing required! Read more...

Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram
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Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Digital photography offers certain benefits for thinking photographers that are only realized with a basic understanding of a metering feature called the "histogram." Using the histogram in your camera's image viewing LCD will guarantee you a much higher percentage of well exposed images. It is well worth working to understand the histogram, and is not overly complicated. Read more...

Understanding ISO & Noise Reduction Settings
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Understanding ISO & Noise Reduction Settings

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

One thing that makes a digital camera exciting is the fact that one can change the “sensitivity” of the image capturing sensor at any time, from one frame to the next. A film user must carry rolls of film with different ISO numbers and waste film when it’s necessary to change the ISO before the end of a roll. A digital camera can instead use AUTO ISO for automatic sensitivity adjustments, or one can adjust the camera manually for a different ISO on each shot. Read more...

Photographer's Guide to Resolution and Print Size
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Photographer's Guide to Resolution and Print Size

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You are now the proud owner of both a film scanner or a digital camera and an inkjet printer. But may have wondered what is the best resolution -or pixel density- of a digitized image to allow for the production of a good print in a given size. Read more...

Which image format - JPEG, TIFF, or RAW?
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Which image format - JPEG, TIFF, or RAW?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

I just bought a new digital camera! I see that my new digital delight can take images in several different formats. There’s JPEG mode, TIFF mode, or even a mode called RAW. Is one better than the other? What differences will I see in the final images between the three formats? Which will it be, JPEG, TIFF, or RAW? Read more...

Shooting an air show with your Nikon DSLR
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Shooting an air show with your Nikon DSLR

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

With the powerful, fast, and flexible Multi-CAM 2000 autofocus module found in the Nikon D2x/D2Hs cameras, air shows are quite popular as subjects. Like shooting almost any high speed subject, a fast camera/lens combo is required. Don't we all enjoy airplanes and wish that we could fly like the birds? For many of us, photographing high speed planes is a great thrill, and puts us close to the aviation we love. 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...

The Nikon Multi Cam 1000 AF Module
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The Nikon Multi Cam 1000 AF Module

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The Nikon D200 is proving to be one of the most popular digital SLR cameras ever produced by Nikon, and for good reason. Within the Nikon D200’s smaller-sized body lives the heart of a true professional camera. Since it contains most of the feature sets of Nikons costing thousands more, the Nikon D200 is a complex and effective image maker as long as you understand the technology that makes it work. Read more...

Recording Voice Memos with your Nikon camera
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Recording Voice Memos with your Nikon camera

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

For many years I carried a small notebook with me so that I could write down details about important shots. I’d record the aperture, shutter speed, and such, and then write about the subject. Later, I’d attach a small label to my slides with extended captions based on the notes I’d taken. If I failed to take notes, well, it was much harder to remember exposure and subject information later. Read more...

NIKON D2X - Using the Shooting and Custom Banks
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NIKON D2X - Using the Shooting and Custom Banks

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The Nikon D2x is a chameleon! It’s at least four cameras in one, and can change on the fly. Using the Shooting & Custom Banks, your D2x can change from the most professional of pro cameras to a snapshooter camera, all with just a few button presses. Read more...

Nikon D2X - Exposure Bracketing
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Nikon D2X - Exposure Bracketing

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

With digital photography you can see the results of your exposures right away. But, since the image viewing LCD is backlit, your images may appear a bit brighter than they really are. You can use the histogram to make sure your exposures are accurate, or you can be even safer with exposure bracketing. Read more...

NIKON D2X - Using the White Balance Controls
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NIKON D2X - Using the White Balance Controls

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Back in the good old days, we’d buy a roll of tungsten balanced film to shoot under the orange-colored light of indoor bulbs. Or, we’d buy a fluorescent filter to correct for the greenish light of a florescent bulb. If it was an overcast day, or we were shooting in the shade, we might add an A2 Nikon filter to warm things up a bit. Read more...

Nikon D2x - Doing a Slideshow
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Nikon D2x - Doing a Slideshow

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

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The monitor on the back of the Nikon D2x camera is big and sharp enough to watch a movie on if there were a DVD slot on the D2x. It's a shame to waste that beautiful monitor by not using it often. With the massive battery capacity of the D2x, it won't hurt to use it whenever you'd like. 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...

How to photograph your kids
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How to photograph your kids

Rob Cruse (anitasm)

Hey - what's the point of an article on photographing your kids? Anybody can do that. Just pick up the camera and snap away - right? Well, that is certainly true if you are looking for 'snaps', but with a little more thought your snaps can become more than a record of a moment; they can start to capture the feelings, expressions and character of your children. Read more...

How does a digital camera work?
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How does a digital camera work?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The operation of a digital camera, from the standpoint of the user, is virtually the same as the operation of a 35mm camera. Most digital cameras imitate their older film cousins very well, so a new digital user has little to fear in the operation of the camera. If you are used to a point-and-shoot, or even an SLR (single lens reflex) 35mm camera, then you will be able to find a digital camera to meet your experience level. Read more...

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