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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...

UV, Haze & Skylight Filters
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UV, Haze & Skylight Filters

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

When we buy a lens it is with a purpose in mind, with great expectations and with some effort. Surely we want to protect it from dust, dirt, moisture, fingerprints, scratches and even from a fall. From my own personal perspective, the best way to give our lens that protection -in addition to care- is to place a good multicoated filter and a hood on it and leave them both there at all times, except when using an also multi-coated polarizer. Read more...

How to Adjust Hoods for Rotating Filters
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How to Adjust Hoods for Rotating Filters

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I often use a polarizer and neutral graduated filters. These filters rotate to different positions, depending on the effect desired. The recent trend to deep, scalloped lens hoods (tulip shaped) present a problem with these filters. Because the lens hood is so deep, it's almost impossible to reach the filter ring. As a practical matter, these filters must be used with the hood removed. Read more...

What Filter System?
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What Filter System?

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

There are two basic filter types or systems to choose from, the screw-in and the slide-in types. The first are circular integrated filters with a mounting ring that screws into the front thread of a lens, and with a thread on the other end to screw other filter(s) or attach a hood. The second consists of a threaded adapter to screw into the front of a lens and a filter holder with one or several slots, where square or quadrangular optical resin filters slide-in. Read more...

Starting with Diffusion & Softening filters
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Starting with Diffusion & Softening filters

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You may have wondered what are these filters for and what is the difference between the two. Both "diffusion" and "softening" filters are used towards the same objective: to reduce blemishes and wrinkles in portraiture. Make people look better. The soft filter is just a more elaborated diffusion lens. Read more...

Monitor Gamma and Calibration
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Monitor Gamma and Calibration

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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The images on this comunity look best on a calibrated monitor and in a low ambient light room. To achieve a good "gamma calibration" of your monitor, please follow the steps outlined below. You should also have a system capable of producting 16-bit (high color) or 24-bit (true color) color depth. Read more...

Importing Photo Gear to Europe
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Importing Photo Gear to Europe

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Even if equipment in the USA may look way cheaper at a first glance, beware of the charges you got to pay at the customs and the additional costs arising out of paying with an international money order! You often have to add some 25% to the price before the goods are here. Typically, goods at online auctions are some 15-35% cheaper than in stores. 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...

Flash Guide - The Teddy Bears Test
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Flash Guide - The Teddy Bears Test

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The Nikon flash system is a wonderful tool. Notwithstanding, new users seem disconcerted with the names, descriptions and instructions to use it, not to mention how to use it well. Most feel a visual demonstration is imperative, so here it is - the shot of two teddy bears, one light, one dark. Read more...

The Gary Fong WhaleTail Flash Diffuser Review
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The Gary Fong WhaleTail Flash Diffuser Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Complex lighting situations requiring light balancing were already largely solved with the Gary Fong Lightsphere System II. So it was quite a surprise when Gary told us he was launching a newer product. What for? was our first question. Read more...

Nikon Coolpix 990 Folding Sunshade - DIY
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Nikon Coolpix 990 Folding Sunshade - DIY

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Make your own folding sunshade for the Nikon CoolPix 990's LCD panel using Nikonian, BJ Nicholls' template page complete with instructions - It's easy to make with inexpensive materials. Read more...

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