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Nikon D2x - How to test the actual width and position of the AF Sensors
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Nikon D2x - How to test the actual width and position of the AF Sensors

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on February 4, 2006

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...

Nikon D2x - Creating Multiple Exposures
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Nikon D2x - Creating Multiple Exposures

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on January 12, 2006

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...

Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram
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Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on January 1, 2006

Digital photography offers certain benefits for thinking photographers that are only realized with a basic understanding of a metering feature called the "histogram." Using the histogram in your camera's image viewing LCD will guarantee you a much higher percentage of well exposed images. It is well worth working to understand the histogram, and is not overly complicated. Read more...

Nikon D2x - Understanding ISO & Noise Reduction Settings
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Nikon D2x - Understanding ISO & Noise Reduction Settings

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on December 16, 2005

One thing that makes a digital camera exciting is the fact that one can change the “sensitivity” of the image capturing sensor at any time, from one frame to the next. A film user must carry rolls of film with different ISO numbers and waste film when it’s necessary to change the ISO before the end of a roll. A digital camera can instead use AUTO ISO for automatic sensitivity adjustments, or one can adjust the camera manually for a different ISO on each shot. Read more...

The Nikon D2X: Real world usage in the hands of a professional
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The Nikon D2X: Real world usage in the hands of a professional

Allan Schroeder (rutherfordphoto) on December 10, 2005

I first got my hands on a D2X body in October 2004. A quick session with the camera revealed Nikon had managed to improve on an already perfect D2H body. Early in January I had a chance to shoot with a production model, and all indications were this was going to be an awesome camera. Noise was no longer an issue, and the image quality was second to none. For anyone currently using a D2H, the transition was going to be very easy. Read more...

Photographer's Guide to Resolution and Print Size
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Photographer's Guide to Resolution and Print Size

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on December 10, 2005

You are now the proud owner of both a film scanner or a digital camera and an inkjet printer. But may have wondered what is the best resolution -or pixel density- of a digitized image to allow for the production of a good print in a given size. Read more...

Nikon F6: First Look
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Nikon F6: First Look

Jeremy Bourassa (Balls007) on December 10, 2005

Well, just got back from a show in Ottawa where Nikon representatives let me play with an F6! I've heard some mumbling about people thinking this is a digital based body and people wondering if it was worth it. Answer yes its digital based and yes it is worth it. Read more...

JPEG, TIFF, or RAW - Which Should I Use?
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JPEG, TIFF, or RAW - Which Should I Use?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on December 10, 2005

I just bought a new digital camera! I see that my new digital delight can take images in several different formats. There’s JPEG mode, TIFF mode, or even a mode called RAW. Is one better than the other? What differences will I see in the final images between the three formats? Which will it be, JPEG, TIFF, or RAW? Read more...

Nikon D2X/D2Xs - Shooting an air show
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Nikon D2X/D2Xs - Shooting an air show

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on November 19, 2005

With the powerful, fast, and flexible Multi-CAM 2000 autofocus module found in the Nikon D2x/D2Hs cameras, air shows are quite popular as subjects. Like shooting almost any high speed subject, a fast camera/lens combo is required. Don't we all enjoy airplanes and wish that we could fly like the birds? For many of us, photographing high speed planes is a great thrill, and puts us close to the aviation we love. Read more...

FAQs - What film to use
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FAQs - What film to use

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on October 29, 2005

Once again, this is one of the most common questions we see at photography forums. Both by beginners and even advanced amateurs. It is not easy to keep up with all the film offerings, even now. Yet, infrequently there is a site that offers a thorough, easy-to-follow, complete guide to select among the more than 115 possible choices we fortunately still have for 35 mm photography. This is our contribution in that direction in the hope it proves itself useful to fellow Nikonians. Read more...

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