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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

Understanding what all of those markings and designations on your lens really mean.

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Getting Started: How to Change a D-SLR Lens

Learn the steps to changing your camera's lens.

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Prime Lenses

What is a prime lens? Well, it's a lens that isn't a zoom. A prime lens has a fixed focal length which means…

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Vibration Reduction

Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera…

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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Capturing the action of a sporting event is easy when you follow a few simple…

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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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Understanding Focal Length

Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a…

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Bokeh for Beginners

Have your subjects stand apart from the background with this easy technique

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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The DX and FX Formats

Understand the differences between the formats to determine which is the one for you.

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Retractable lens barrel technology offers ultra-compact lens design.

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Nikon Celebrates the 80th Anniversary of NIKKOR

NIKKOR Lenses: 80 Years at the Heart of Your Images

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your D-SLR?

Learn what the different types of NIKKOR lenses are and which ones will…

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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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Taking Your Wide-Angle Lens to the Edge

Moose Peterson discusses shooting ultra wide vistas

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Using legacy NIKKOR lenses with the Nikon Df

How to set the Df to accept legacy Non-Ai or Ai lenses

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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

Spend a day at the zoo with wildlife photographer Julie Larsen Maher

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Second Time Around

Take a closer look at some of our classic lenses updated with the latest technology.

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What is a Lens MTF Chart & How Do I Read It?

MTF charts plot the performance and quality of a lens

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When You Explore All Angles, Better Pictures Happen

Tom Bol explains how changing perspective can make a better image.

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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

Zoom lenses can have either a fixed maximum aperture or a…

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Jim Richardson: Why Fast Lenses Make All the Difference

When You’re Constantly on the Move, Fast Glass Makes Tough Shots…

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One Shot: City Lights

Mark Alberhasky's silhouette of people against bright Times Square signage

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Polarizing Filters Add POW to Pictures

An Easy to Use Accessory, Polarizing Filters Bring out the Color and Definition in…

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In a New York Minute: Images of a Long Weekend

Lindsay Silverman spends a weekend shooting with only one D-SLR and lens…

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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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Macro Lenses

Reproduce objects up to life size using a Nikon Micro-NIKKOR Lens

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CX Format Image Sensor

Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor.

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Photographing Water Using the Multiplication Factor Technique

Ever wonder how the water in those photos looks so smooth?…

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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FOCUS First: A System for Better Photos

Mark Alberhasky's 5 step system for taking better pictures

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

See how photographer Nancy Brown turned a 20-year modeling career in…

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51-Point Autofocus System

The 51-point AF system positions 51 points of focus within the frame to allow photographers to…

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How To Grow Your Garden Photography Skills

Taking great photographs of your own garden is easy with a few simple tips

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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At the Moment

Greg Gibson trades photojournalism for documentary wedding photography

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Getting Started: How to Hold Your D-SLR Camera

Getting sharper, more in-focus pictures can be as simple as learning how…

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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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A Basic Look at the Basics of Exposure

The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is the basis of every…

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Shooting Abstract Photos that Make the Viewer Guess

Sometimes showing just a hint of your subject can be more compelling…

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Moiré & False Color

The role of the optical low pass filter in D-SLRs.

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Taking Pictures in Cold Weather

Weldon Lee has some tips to keep you taking pictures—even in the cold and snow.

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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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How to Take Great Portraits

Tips from portrait photography pro Karen Kuehn

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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2 will ensure its watertight…

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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Photographing the Night Sky

Astrophotography: tips for making great images of the stars, moon and night sky time-lapse

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Strategy Sessions

Doug Gordon on wedding photography

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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

How to use a graduated neutral density filter to decrease extreme light to…

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The Edge: Drum Circle

Mike Corrado on shooting concert photography using remote cameras

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Careful planning or just being lucky—both can work in your favor.

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COOLPIX: Top Choice for Vacation Camera

Nikon's compact digital cameras are packed with features that let you make great…

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First Frame: Lemonade

Petr Brodík's abstract look at photographing lemons and water drops

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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Photographing People Using Wireless Lighting Techniques

Tom Bol's images inspire new ways of taking a portrait photo.

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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