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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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Remotely taking photographs

Flexible wired & wireless remote shooting options expand your photo taking capabilities

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Popular Nikon Lenses for Shooting Video

Primer on popular NIKKOR lenses for HD video shooting

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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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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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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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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

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

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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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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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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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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

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

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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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Caring for your Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera

Care and maintence for the Nikon 1 AW1

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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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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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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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Smart Photo Selector Mode

Smart Photo Selector mode lets the camera do all the work.

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Taking Your Wide-Angle Lens to the Edge

Moose Peterson discusses shooting ultra wide vistas

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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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Macro Lenses

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

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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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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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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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Retractable lens barrel technology offers ultra-compact lens design.

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One Shot: Are We There Yet?

Gary Crabbe shoots The Subway in Zion National Park

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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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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

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

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The Anatomy of a Powerful Image

Jerry Ghionis on creating powerful wedding imagery

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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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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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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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Northern Exposure

Corey Rich documents a first ascent of the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska's Brooks Range

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Outdoor Pursuit

Bill Hatcher photographs the impossible—well, let's say the extremely difficult.

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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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Action and People Photography

For those who want to take better people and action photos

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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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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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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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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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Vibration Reduction

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

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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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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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D-Movie Mode

Nikon advances D-Movie functionality with groundbreaking technologies.

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Rich Clarkson: The Right Place at the Right Time to Get the Shots

Rich Clarkson, an acclaimed photojournalist, who…

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Reflex Action: A Surf Photographer's Top Tips

Surf shooter Jay Watson offers tips for getting great surfing action photos

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Video Composition Rules: Establishing, Medium and Close-up Shots

Composition tips for video

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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Nikon Capture NX-D Software

Overview of Nikon's software for image processing and editing

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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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Taking Close-up Photos

How do I take close-up photos of flowers and small objects?

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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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Subject Tracking

Subject Tracking enhances your shooting experience by automatically adjusting focus as it follows the…

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 9

Find out how to brighten up the dark edges of an image caused by vignetting.

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Marketplace: D7100 HD-SLR

The Nikon D7100 is a top-of-the-line performer

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3D Mode

Capture images in 3D for viewing on 3D compatible HDTVs and computers.

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

Nikon's SRS and Advanced SRS recognize the position, color, tones and…

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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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Route 66 Road Trip

Tom Bol travels Route 66 with a Df D-SLR

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One Shot: No Exit

Bill Durrence on ow a simple change can alter a photo’s feeling

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

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

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Work. Live. Succeed. A Panel Discussion for Working Pro Photographers

Work. Live. Succeed. panel discusses pro…

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Blair Bunting

Commercial photographer Blair Bunting is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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Chromatic Aberration

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

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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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3D Focus Tracking

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

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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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High Dynamic Range Photography

Why and How to Shoot HDR Images

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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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Competitive Edge

Andrew Hancock on sports photography

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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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VR Image Stabilization

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

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Photo Ops in NYC

Subject Suggestions from a Seasoned Pro

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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Professional Video Camera Equipment for Your HDSLR

Using third-party rigs, rail systems and other accessories

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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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Setting up the COOLPIX S800c

The COOLPIX S800c offers wireless connectivity, learn how to set it up easily

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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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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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First Frame: Under Control

Todd Bretl on shooting underwater macro photography

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