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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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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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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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Extend Your Reach with Nikon 1 Cameras and the FT-1 Mount Adapter

Extend your reach with your favorite NIKKOR lenses on a…

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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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Understanding Focal Length

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

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One Shot: Crop Factor

Carol Freeman field tests the new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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How to Choose Your Next D-SLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your D-SLR

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Vibration Reduction

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

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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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How to Choose Your Next Nikon 1 Lens

Go beyond your Nikon 1 camera's kit lens

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Caring for your Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera

Care and maintence for the Nikon 1 AW1

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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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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2/WP-N3 will ensure its…

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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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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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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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DX NIKKOR Lenses

Nikon Digital SLRs FX and DX sensors

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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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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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Chromatic Aberration

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

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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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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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3D Focus Tracking

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

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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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The Challenge of Bird Photography

B. Moose Peterson tells why photographing birds in the field is well worth the…

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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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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Second Time Around

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

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Getting the "Cool" Look

My daughter, Kiara, wanted some pictures of herself with her new guitar. She was looking for some…

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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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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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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One Shot: City Lights

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

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VR Image Stabilization

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

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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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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Photo Ops in NYC

Subject Suggestions from a Seasoned Pro

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Benefits of Using the AF-ON Button for Autofocus

Three pros discuss using the AF-ON button for AF control

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One Shot: Supermoon

Sam Garcia photographs the Supermoon

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Professional Video Camera Equipment for Your HDSLR

Using third-party rigs, rail systems and other accessories

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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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Panoramas

Simple Steps to Big Pictures

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Video Tutorial Series: Getting Started with your Nikon D3300 D-SLR

Series of six videos to help you set-up and shoot and…

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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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How a Sports Illustrated Photographer Shoots his Kid's Games

What can a Sports Illustrated photographer teach you about…

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3D Color Matrix Metering II

This system of evaluating light determines the best possible exposure for a particular…

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Outside Shots: Go Long

Tony Sweet on revealing the invisible in images

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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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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

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

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Nikon F-Mount

The Nikon F-mount makes a host of lenses available to photographers.

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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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One Shot: After Image

Jack Dyking on seeing in color and thinking in B&W

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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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How to Film Using Autofocus, Rack Focus and Manual Focus Techniques

Focusing tips for HDSLR video shooting

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Making Pictures in the Rain

Just because it's raining doesn't mean there aren't great pictures waiting to be made.

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Joe McNally

Commercial photojournalist Joe McNally is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Comfort Zone

Ryan Brenizer on photographing weddings with prime NIKKORs

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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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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

Taking photos of your kids while at play make great images; next time you’re…

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How to Use Aperture and ND Filters to Control the Depth-of-Field in Movies

Depth-of-field for video

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Take a New Look at an Everyday Object

Robin Layton discusses opening your eyes to looking at subjects differently

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Building Your Creative Team

Dixie Dixon on building a creative support team

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Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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Taking Great Photographs at Airshows

Learn the "tricks of the trade" from Moose Peterson.

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Moose Peterson

Wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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