Resources to save time and money, reduce the pain and speed up the learning curve.
Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)
Spring has sprung here in the U.S, but even if it’s not spring where you are yet, it will be at some point so read on and you can tuck this information away for that day. In this article I discuss how to achieve good wildflower photographs, which is not that easy to achieve. Read more...
Analyzing your existing lenses to optimize results
guy eristoff (geristoff)
Analyzing the lenses you have to pick the best ones for the job and to increase the number of “keepers”. Read more...
Which lens for bird photography? Pro's and con's
J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)
Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) compares different Nikkor lenses for birding, including the latest ones available, with and without teleconverters, based upon budget and image results. Read more...
The AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED IF – User Review
Glenn Koury (Glenn_K)
Glenn Koury (Glenn_K), advanced amateur Nikonians member since 2007, shares with us the joy of his most recent lens acquisition and the first quick images he made immediately after opening the box. They show that choosing between an excellent lens alternative and a superb one is simple, provided you have one thousand more dollars. Enjoy. Read more...
The 19mm f/4E ED PC NIKKOR – User Review
Miguel Lecuona (miguellecuona)
Professional photographer Miguel Lecuona shares with us his joy of buying the 19mm Perspective Control Nikkor lens, and shares with us samples of his work of a few days after buying it. The results made him and his clients very happy, making this lens an effective solution of many problems (perspective, distortion, depth of field and focus) and an affordable proposition despite is high price tag. Read more...
Speeding up your workflow – Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults
Rick Walker (walkerr)
For those of us with little time for post-processing, or wanting to speed-up our workflow, Rick Walker suggests setting up defaults, to avoid repetition of steps and to start with a better looking image than as delivered by your camera, when using Lightroom and/or Camera raw Read more...
FOV Tables: Field-of-view of lenses by focal length
Bill Claff (bclaff)
The values for Field of View (FOV) come up frequently enough at the forums that Bill Claff thought a list might be helpful for quick reference. With his handy tables you will never feel confused again. Read more...
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...
Super-Wide Angle Lenses Shootout
Jason Odell (DrJay32)
Shootout between the 12-24mm/4.0 DX AF-S Nikkor, Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm/4.0, Tamron SP 11-18mm/4.5-5.6 and the Sigma 10-20mm/4.0-5.6 Read more...
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...