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FAQs - Why a Monopod?
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FAQs - Why a Monopod?

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

As much as we would like to take our tripods everywhere, it is not always possible. Stands at stadiums, game fields or courts, rinks, race tracks and theaters, are off limits for tripods. So what monopod should you consider? J. Ramón Palacios guides you through the process of choosing, teaches you the technique and provides sample photographs shot with a monopod. Read more...

Perspective from two lenses: 35mm and 85mm
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Perspective from two lenses: 35mm and 85mm

Al Smith (sitney)

At one thread, a member asking the question as to "which lens to get next?" was offered many opinions. One possible answer to this recurrent question was a lens pairing with lenses a bit wider and narrower than a 50mm lens. The 35mm and 85mm combination came up as a good pair to start with. This article compares how these two lenses render the same object. 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...

To Clean or Not To Clean Your Sensor
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To Clean or Not To Clean Your Sensor

Joseph Gamble (JCGamble)

You’ve seen them in photographs and videos, often hours after a photo shoot when your fresh images are full screen on a large monitor. They appear as circular dark blobs, unnatural discs in an otherwise perfect blue horizon. They are called dust bunnies (or dust mice) and they are the bane of all DSLR owners. At some point during the life cycle of your camera, you’ll have to combat them if you change lenses. 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...

Control Over Your Lights With Distance
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Control Over Your Lights With Distance

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In my article on Apparent Light Size, we saw the differences in light produced by large and small light sources. I demonstrated this by starting with a flash in a small softbox set up very close to a small object, therefore making a large light source. I then moved the light farther and farther away, thereby simulating a smaller light source. 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...

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...

Using high speed crop mode on your Nikon pro body
How-to's Camera Reviews

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...

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...

The Nikon Blog Page
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The Nikon Blog Page

Looking for the right Nikon information? We blog about it! Read more...

Nikonians Reference Library
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Nikonians Reference Library

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

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Adding to the wealth of information in the Nikonians knowledge base, our Nikonians Reference Library is here, containing autorized material from our partners. Read more...

Annotate! by Nikonians - The user guide
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Annotate! by Nikonians - The user guide

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Annotate! by Nikonians is a free software enabling you to annotate, find, share and keyword your images through an intuitive interface. Read more...

Which Compact Flash Cards for Digital Cameras?
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Which Compact Flash Cards for Digital Cameras?

User

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The vast majority of Nikon digital cameras use the CompactFlash cards to store images. The CompactFlash card is about the size of a book of matches and fits into the slot of the camera. 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...

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...

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...

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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