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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

Nikon's RAW file format contains all the image information captured by the camera's sensor.

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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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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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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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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Family Photos—Capturing the Moments

Nikon School's Family Photos—Capturing the Moments is full of tips for taking fun…

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon in which light rays passing through a lens focus at different…

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Critical Focus: Getting the Most From Your D800

Michael Clark on getting the most out of your D800 HD-SLR

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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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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Shooting the Full Moon with the COOLPIX P900

Using the Moon Scene Mode and 83x zoom of the COOLPIX P900

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3D Focus Tracking

3D focus tracking automatically shifts the focus point to follow the movement of the subject. With the…

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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot lunar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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Using Variable Neutral Density Filters to Adjust Exposure in DSLR Video

Adjusting exposure with Variable ND filters

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Extra Added Attraction: How to Boost the Reach of Your Nikon 1

Mark Alberhasky on using the FT-1 and NIKKOR lenses on…

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot solar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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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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ISO Control

For digital photography, ISO refers to the sensitivity of the camera's sensor. The ISO setting is one of…

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Certain 1 NIKKOR lenses that have been designed for use with the brand new Nikon 1 camera system were created to be ultra-compact. Using a retractable lens barrel, the closed lens is small, in keeping with the system’s small form factor. This small form factor dramatically reduces the size of the camera for increased portability.

These lenses feature a Retractable Lens Barrel Button, which when pressed and the zoom ring rotated, extend the length of the lens barrel. In addition, pressing the Retractable Lens Barrel Button automatically turns the camera on. This allows you to immediately be ready to take great pictures. When you’re done using the lens, simply press the button again and rotate the zoom ring in the opposite direction.

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