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Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review
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Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Nikon’s newest super zoom, the 28-300mm has big shoes to fill considering Nikon’s history for creating some of the sharpest lenses in the world. Nikon has been making great zoom lenses for many years and created a cult-like following with their famous DX 18-200mm f3.5 – f5.6. The lure of a super zoom is that you can buy just one lens for travel and you won’t need to carry along a bag full of gear. Read more...

Epson stylus pro 4900 review
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Epson stylus pro 4900 review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

In the fall of 2010 Epson introduced the highly anticipated replacement of their very successful 17-inch model Stylus Pro printers. Going back to 2003 Epson began offering a 17-inch companion to their wide format 24 and 44 inch professional inkjet photo printers. Their first model in the 17-inch size was the 4000. Read more...

Markins M10 Whitepaper
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Markins M10 Whitepaper

Marsel van Oosten (Marsel)

An extensive user report of the Markins M10 ballhead. In pdf file format, 17 pages, 1.5 MB. A wealth of information right in front of you. Read more...

Accessories Reviews

"L" Brackets for Ballheads

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I'm not a fan of big, bulky cameras and the last thing I thought I'd want to do is add a bulky aluminum Arca-type L-bracket to one of my cameras. But then we saw the light. During the 2nd Nikonians Photo Adventure at Moab Utah, Nikonian Photo_phil showed us an L-bracket that he had crafted for his F100. After fighting clearance problems with my F100 and its single plate with the wide platform on my Gitzo G1348 tripod, I saw the L-bracket as a real convenience. Read more...

Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF) Review
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Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF) Review

Hendric Schneider (Hendric)

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For those who expect extraordinary photographic performance look for the Tamron SP lens. The SP designates it was delivered by engineers who are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price. Read more...

Review Epson Stylus Pro 3880
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Review Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

When I first heard that Epson was about to introduce a desktop printer in the 17 inch-wide category and after reviewing the specifications I was a little puzzled. At the time I owned Epson’s other 17 inch printer, the 4000 Stylus Pro. What made me skeptical was that the 4000 was the first and only (at the time) pro-line printer in the Epson line that allowed for both matte black and photo black inks to be installed simultaneously. Read more...

Review EPSON Stylus Photo R3000
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Review EPSON Stylus Photo R3000

Thomas Berg (twberg)

Sometimes, being a fellow Nikonian has sparkling advantages. I had the pleasure of attending an official hands-on presentation of the brand new Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer and it is a pleasure to share my impressions with you. "Ah, yet another printer, move on, move on," you might think. Read more...

Epson Discproducer Disc Publisher (PP-100) Review
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Epson Discproducer Disc Publisher (PP-100) Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

The Epson Discproducer is a commercial strength CD-R and DVD-R Robot, which fully automates the task of copying CDs and DVDs from a master file held on computer and producing a set of copies, printed on the surface with whatever artwork you designed to suit. As such, this is a boon to anyone who relies on CD or DVD distribution for their business. Read more...

Tamron SP70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Review
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Tamron SP70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Review

Armando Heredia (Covey22)

For most photographers, a telephoto lens is like a specialized tool; you don’t often have need for it, but when you do, you want it to work right the first time. Tamron’s latest telephoto zoom, the SP 70-300 f4-5.6 Di VC USD, is exactly that – a very useful lens that gets you the shot you want when you need it. Read more...

Nikon D700 Picture Control
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Nikon D700 Picture Control

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I thought for long that pre-set modes/settings were of little or no practical use for those of us who shoot RAW (NEF), in Manual Exposure Mode and always post-process even if minimally. The D700 has taught me otherwise. Read more...

Tamron SP AF60mm F2.0 Di II LD [IF] Macro Review
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Tamron SP AF60mm F2.0 Di II LD [IF] Macro Review

Thomas Berg (twberg)

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This review of the Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro/Portrait lens for Nikon DX cameras is completely subjective and concentrates on practical aspects such as usability,  bokeh and field‐of‐view characteristics. It concentrates on the "hands‐on" aspect instead of the intricate performance data used by authors who emphasize resolution figures and lab‐style technical aspects determined through the use of equipment designed to gauge, measure and analyze lens performance. Read more...

The Nikon SB-24 Speedlight Review
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The Nikon SB-24 Speedlight Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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The SB-24 Speedlight flash unit is the ancestor of the SB-25, SB-26, SB-28 and SB-80DX units and quite a number of photographers still use it. This article is devoted to all of you looking for more information regarding this specific flashlight. Read more...

Markins M10/M20 Ball Heads Review
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Markins M10/M20 Ball Heads Review

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

A ball head is a ball head -- right? I used to think so! I've always had the attitude that it really doesn't matter what ball head you use, since all it does is clamp the camera in the position you want. I figured any ball head that was big enough to handle the weight was good, and all that really matters is the price. Read more...

The Nikon F5 - Hands On
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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...

Arca Swiss B1 Monoball Head Review
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Arca Swiss B1 Monoball Head Review

Ed Alexander (edwinalexander)

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I first read about Arca-Swiss B1 in an early-1989 Modern Photography issue. That was when the Monoball B1 had just come out replacing the previous model, simply called Mono Ball. Why was the replacement called B1? There were two replacements to the popular Monoball, the B1 and the larger B2, which was actually roughly the same size as the original Monoball. Read more...

Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical Lens Review
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Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical Lens Review

Jason Odell (DrJay32)

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"Image Doctors" Jason Odell and Rick Walker, got their hands on a new super wide-angle lens from Tamron. Jason and Rick put the new Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II to the test on their D300 bodies and compared it against some other super-wide lenses. Read more...

The Nikon F4 Review
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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...

Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner review
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Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

At less than the price of a Nikon 35mm transparency scanner, the Epson 750 offers almost equally good scans from negatives or slides up to large format, as well as excellent A4+ scans from prints or graphic originals. This is a scanner which fits very well into a graphic design studio, with smooth, even and (relatively) rapid performance. Read more...

The Nikon F80/N80 Review
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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 SU-4 Review
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The Nikon SU-4 Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The SU-4 is a small gadget with a powerful punch. More than just a simple slave unit, this SU-4 is a wireless remote TTL flash control. A relatively inexpensive unit that takes on the duties of a fully armed studio lightning system. Not only it is capable of receiving the signal to fire, but also the signal on when to stop. Read more...

Lensbaby 2.0 Review II
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Lensbaby 2.0 Review II

Jason Odell (DrJay32)

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I first heard about the Lensbaby about a year ago. I was casually surfing photo-related sites on the Internet. Strange, I thought — an accessory that deliberately causes images to be out of focus! With all talk these days about high-speed autofocus lenses with the most refined optics and technology, the Lensbaby represents a technological leap—backwards! And that, my friends, was refreshing. Read more...

The Nikon F5 Review
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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...

Storm Cases Review
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Storm Cases Review

Mark Wagner (mwagner1)

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A while back in an issue of the American Outdoor Photographer magazine, I saw a notice for a new brand of hard case for photo gear. The product, called Storm Case, is what appeared to be a possible rival to the well-established Pelican brand. After going to the Storm Case site, I was fairly impressed by their cases and what the said that they offered. Read more...

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX HSM Review
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Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX HSM Review

Jason Odell (DrJay32)

I'll admit, spending twice as much as my F5 for a lens was an intimidating feeling. Talk about credit card anxiety! But “big glass” doesn’t come cheaply, and I really wanted to get closer to wildlife, especially small birds. I carefully did my homework to decide on a lens that would get the job done, would be of professional caliber, and wouldn’t completely bankrupt me. When the dust settled, I got the Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX HSM. Read more...

Color Management and the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 Printer
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Color Management and the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 Printer

Hal Becker (HBB)

Over the last several years, I have progressed through a number of Epson large format printers. I have included the following brief overview of color management because I believe that anyone getting into large format printing needs to commit the time necessary to develop a personal color management philosophy, work flow, and operational procedures if they are to produce optimum results. Read more...

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED podcast review
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AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED podcast review

Rick Walker (walkerr)

In Episode #116 of the Image Doctors Podcast, Jason and Rick review the new Nikon 24mm 1.4 AF-S lens. This lens, which has been rumored and desired for years, is now out and available. The Image Doctors discuss its optical performance, handling and intended uses in the podcast. Read more...

Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD IF Review
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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD IF Review

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Do you entertain yourself by reading lens reviews and spend hours on eBay looking for the ultimate lens? Do you have the desire to own every lens ever made? Does your camera bag weigh more than you do? Then you may be a good candidate to read this article. Tamron® SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 Lens on a Nikon D300s Collecting lenses can be like collecting used Boeing 747 airplanes. Read more...

Plaber review HPRC 2550W durable photographer's hard case
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Plaber review HPRC 2550W durable photographer's hard case

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

I recently got the HPRC 2550W and it is a really sweet, professional hard case. There is a whole lot to like about this Italian beauty, so let's get going. Read more...

Nikkor 70-210mm f4-5.6 vs. Nikkor 75-240mm f4.5-5.6 Review
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Nikkor 70-210mm f4-5.6 vs. Nikkor 75-240mm f4.5-5.6 Review

Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer)

Having recently (late 2009) purchase a D300 with which to shoot Weddings and Portraiture, my thoughts immediately turned to lenses. I have the 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 'kit' lens as my main coverage lens (and what a fantastic lens it is for the price), but wanted to be able to get closer at times to really isolate the subject from the background. Read more...

EPSON Stylus Photo R2880 Review
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EPSON Stylus Photo R2880 Review

Thomas Berg (twberg)

If you like photographs on paper and you like to hold newspaper-sized prints of your images, the EPSON R2880 photo printer could be right for you. Read this extensive article and find out all there is to know about this printer. Read more...

Lensbaby 2.0 Review I.
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Lensbaby 2.0 Review I.

Hendric Schneider (Hendric)

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I first heard about the Lensbaby about a year ago. I was casually surfing photo-related sites on the Internet. Strange, I thought—an accessory that deliberately causes images to be out of focus! With all talk these days about high-speed autofocus lenses with the most refined optics and technology, the Lensbaby represents a technological leap—backwards! And that, my friends, was refreshing. Lens Baby 2.0 I recently got a Lensbaby 2.0 in the Nikon mount and I decided to see for myself what it was, how it worked, and what it could do. Read more...

Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Viewer Review
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Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Viewer Review

Holger Wahl (Holger)

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Many things in the life of photographers have become easier with many problems of the analog world solved through digital photography. This includes the 36 frames limit and the time we could evaluate results on the light table, slide projector or on paper, as well as operating costs. On the other hand, digital photography has produced new problems we never even thought existed or that had been of minor importance in the analog times. Read more...

Nikon D3x Preview
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Nikon D3x Preview

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

This is our Nikonians preview and first thoughts upon learning the details of the new king of the Nikon digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) domain, the brand new and hot Nikon D3x. Welcome, you long awaited monster. Read more...

Nikon D300 Review
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Nikon D300 Review

Romulo Lubachesky (Romulo Lubachesky)

Nikon's camera releases have always been revolutionary. It was like this with the Nikon D70, my first SLR digital camera, and then with my Nikon D200. Both very complete and with a superior quality. Now, one more release. The acclaimed Nikon D200 substitute. But what's new there to expect over a camera that was already incredible in so many aspects? Maybe an improvement in the high ISO -a worry for many DSLR photographers- or 14 bits RAW images? The Nikon D300 exceeds all expectations. Read more...

Nikon D700 review
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Nikon D700 review

Tom Bone (flashdeadline)

The never ending game of engineering and marketing "chess" between the top digital single-lens-reflex manufacturers can now add a King, Queen and Crown Prince line-up from Nikon. The king would be the Nikon D3, while the prince can be the D300. Comfortably nestled between the two is the queen – the newly announced D700. Read more...

HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Review
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HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

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HP's first pigment based inkjet printer gets high marks for ease of use and impressive results. No other technology has helped digital photography and imaging achieve its meteoric rise in popularity more than the ability of hobbyists, serious amateurs, and professionals to take printing into their own hands. Read more...

FX
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FX "Full-Frame" vs. DX Digital Sensor Size

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The 35mm "Full-Frame" vs. DX size digital sensor controversy is caused by a general lack of "digital sensor" knowledge on the part of many users, and strong marketing propaganda on the part of some sellers. Many camera users haven't investigated the design of lenses and how light must fall on a digital sensor, compared to film. Read more...

Using non-CPU lenses on your pro Nikon camera
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Using non-CPU lenses on your pro Nikon camera

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

When you’ve spent a lot of time with a certain camera or lens, you sort of develop a relationship with it. You become familiar with its sharpness, field-of-view, and contrast, and know when to use it for taking the best images. But, over time, technology changes, and camera bodies have become more intelligent. Since your old favorite lenses can’t electronically communicate with the new bodies, they might have been sadly relegated to the bag in the back of the closet. Read more...

Understanding White Balance
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Understanding White Balance

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

For many of us who’ve recently switched to digital photography there are new things to learn. One of the more confusing new tidbits of knowledge is just how White Balance works. When we used film we would select a daylight balanced film type for general photography outdoors or with flash, or a tungsten balanced type for indoor lighting. If the lighting was too cool, we might add a warming filter. Read more...

Nikon D70 Review - The first days: Turning on the heat
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Nikon D70 Review - The first days: Turning on the heat

Andreas Voigt (spacer)

Beep, beep, beep. I hit the snooze button on the alarm clock and check the time. it is 4 o'clock in the morning. There is no mercy for landscape photographers. After five minutes the alarm kicks in again and I somehow manage to get out of bed. Read more...

Nikon D80 review - hands on
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Nikon D80 review - hands on

Armando Heredia (Covey22)

After following the initial pre-release speculation in our Nikon D80 Users Group forum at Nikonians I'd say Nikon has delivered on many fronts. It's clear this new D80 DSLR can not be slotted simply as a straight replacement for either the Nikon D50 or the Nikon D70, but that's not to say it isn't. It's shaping up to be a lot like a Nikon D50 in terms of size, but these comparisons can no longer be simply made. Read more...

Great value in used Nikkors
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Great value in used Nikkors

Rick Walker (walkerr)

For those wishing to save a little money by purchasing used Nikkor lenses, well now is as good as ever to buy! The introduction of newer Autofocus (AF) designs has driven down the price of their predecessors, creating remarkable value in some cases. Even those using AF bodies can find some great bargains out there in lenses that are one or two generations back. Rick Walker shares his thoughts on what he perceives to be some of the better values out there. Read more...

Non-CPU lenses on your Nikon DSLR
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Non-CPU lenses on your Nikon DSLR

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Lenses are some of the most desirable and expensive parts of our Nikon photography addictions. All of us have our eye on at least one or two more Nikkors. Wisely, Nikon has not changed their F-Mount lens attachment bayonet for a very long time. That means your Nikon D200 can mount, not only the newest AF-S Nikkors and aftermarket lenses, but also most of the older Manual Focus (MF) lenses from just a few years ago. Read more...

Nikon D200 Field Report
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Nikon D200 Field Report

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

The release of the Nikon D200 digital single lens reflex arrived with a lot of fanfare in December 2005. Nikon was again electrifying the digital SLR format market with this feature-packed and affordable compact little brother to the flagship D2X. Soon after receiving one I booked a two week trip to Wyoming’s National Parks. This was going to be an excellent opportunity to test the capabilities of this new digital marvel as a serious tool for nature photography. Read more...

Using Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS)
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Using Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS)

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

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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...

Gepe Card Safe Extreme Review
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Gepe Card Safe Extreme Review

Chris Gray (wpgf100)

I had the opportunity to use a Gepe Card Safe "Extreme" model for a few months. I am still using it after accidentally putting it through a torture test. During my initial test period I found that the unit lived up to the manufacturer's claims about being shock resistant, crushproof, dustproof and watertight. One of the things I really liked about it was how secure it held my four CF cards totaling enough GB of memory. 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)

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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...

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