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"Full-Frame" vs. DX Digital Sensor Size: Should Nikon Make a 35mm Size Digital Sensor?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on January 31, 2007

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...

Nikon D2X - Using non-CPU lenses
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Nikon D2X - Using non-CPU lenses

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on January 31, 2007

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...

Nikon D200 - Understanding White Balance
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Nikon D200 - Understanding White Balance

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on December 27, 2006

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) on August 14, 2006

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) on August 9, 2006

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
Lens Reviews

Great Value in Used Nikkors

Rick Walker (walkerr) on August 1, 2006

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...

Nikon D200 and Non-CPU lenses
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Nikon D200 and Non-CPU lenses

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on July 26, 2006

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) on July 21, 2006

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...

Introduction to Sports Photography
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Introduction to Sports Photography

Steve Johnson (reuben) on July 6, 2006

Successful sports photography can be achieved with basic point and shoot cameras, but the most reliable results will consistently come from single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Single lens reflex cameras generally cost more, but provide you with more control over the settings, allowing you to be more effective in shooting sports. Read more...

Nikon D200 and Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS)
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Nikon D200 and Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS)

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on June 30, 2006

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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...

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