Friday, January 30, 2009

Nikkor MF Zoom lenses - 80-200mm f/4.0

Picked one up for $105 to hold me for a bit till I can save up for the Nikon 80-200 f2.8

I find it has great sharpness and nice Bokeh.

Read about at

And am quite happy with this classic lens on the cheap.


My Test shots

Flickr Thread by the Pro's.

"What to Charge", Releases, Licensing and Other Resources - Updated Regularly

Nikongrapher! is an online community for people passionate about using Nikon DSLRs to capture great images.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

~ Orb's World Photography ~

Our very own Orb9220 has started a portfolio blog, which will be home to his greatest shots. See it here.


Blogger orb9220 said...

No David no matter how much you suck up. I am not going to give you my Sigma EX HSM 10-20 lens.

January 28, 2009 8:41 PM

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nikon's DigiTutor... Tutorials for starting out

The First Step is always about learning the controls on your camera and reading the manual.

You will Never become proficient in taking pictures until you do...

Watch and Learn about your Nikon Camera...Here

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blog has hit a Quarter of a Million Hits !

Sun is Gone

From Portland,Or. I say thanks all we just hit our Quarter-of-a-Million hits in 13 months!

I hope you continue to find it Informative,Helpful and Entertainging.

Now onward to the big 1 million hits mark.


Werner Emmanuel said...

Cool stuff. Keep up the good work!

Trick Photography with Books & Magazines

Creative shooter's show their works Here.

White Seamless Tutorial - From Zack Arias Blog

Check out Tutorial Here

The Old Nikon Lenses Database from photosynthesis

A Good Resource for looking up info on those older Nikon Lenses.

Check it out Here.

The Photographic Eye from B&H

How Our Eyes See vs. How Our Cameras See

By Allan Weitz

The human eye, with support from the brain (the fastest CPU on the planet), visually reconstructs our surroundings in real-time as we go about our days and nights.

Describing the human eye and how it interprets the world around us in terms of camera optics is a tricky process to explain, and that's before we even get to the 'how does it compare to my camera' part of the story.... Full Article Here

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Digital Photography Tips for Beginners

A large proportion of the readers of Digital Photography School classify themselves as beginners - so we thought it might be helpful to have a page set up that collates some of our Digital Photography Tips for Beginners.

10 Tools to Upload Images to Flickr with ease

Check it out Here

Lens Test: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

A serious standard zoom lens for exacting professional Nikon-shooters, it's bright, rugged, and optically flawless.

April 2008

Check it out Here

Life Images Hosted by Google at Media Center

The Life magazine archive was posted online last week, hosted by Google.

The archive dates back to the 1860s but mostly covers the 20th century with never-before-seen images of any historic topic you can dream up.

Marilyn Monroe, NASA missions, JFK’s assassination, past Olympics, surfing in the 1960s and on and on are all available for browsing.

It’s a fascinating look back through history... Check it out Here

Onexposure - 1x photo site

Onexposure is an artsproject and a photo community with a difference. Take the most talented photobloggers of the web and other famous photographers as well as many serious amateurs, select their best work and put it all in one place - there you have Onexposure.

Everyone is welcome to contribute, but every photo is screened, which means it has to be approved by an editor before being published. Onexposure is like a constantly evolving high class photo gallery with new art every day.

We don't judge over good and bad, or over art, we merely decide if a photo fits into our gallery or not. Like in an arts gallery, you can buy many of the photos as prints and hang them on your wall.

Onexposure also offers a premium membership, which includes unlimited image hosting and your own professional homepage with complete control over what photos to display.

Check them out Here

Steeev's Flickr Projects

Great helpful flickr scripts for Firefox.

1) Must have Firefox as your browser
2) Greasemonkey extension.
3) Then install scripts.

Check out His offerings here and give him a few bucks to keep it going.

Monday, January 12, 2009

How The Rights To Your Photo Are Being Hijacked

So you’ve got this incredible image that you’ve got to show the world.

Not only are you going to share it with your friends online, but you’re also going to enter it in a contest or two to win some fabulous prizes.

Well before you do I recommend reading the fine print, that includes the the Terms of Use (ToU) for web sites and Contest Rules for, you guessed it, photo contests...Full Article Here

Ken Rockwell's Nikon D40 User's Guide

This lengthy article will teach you to be an expert on the Nikon D40's controls and menus. It also includes a lot of tips, tricks, and the settings I prefer to use. To get great photos you still need to get yourself to the right place at the right time and point the camera in the right direction, which is a lot harder than mastering the D40.
...Guide is Here


Anonymous said...

Isn't this article WAY out of date? Like by almost 2 years!

Well it is not about freshness it's about helpful resources as people are still buying D40's.

It may be Old to you but not necessarily to someone that just got a D40.

Nikon SB800 & SB600 AF-TTL Speedlight

The Manual redux on big Web pages much more readable and can be printed out like I done.

Be sure to check print preview before printing as the last couple of pages do not need to be printed for each section. I ended up with 35 pages total for all sections.....See it Here

Manual on Nikon SB600 AF-TTL Speedlight...Here

Need a Zoom Lens..?

MF Nikkor Super telephoto Zoom lense 1200-1700mm f/5.6~8.0s P ED IF


You know you want it.. Read about here.


bazzen said...

Wow, looks like a cannon to me. With weight of 16kg, need a lot of muscle to mingle and move it around.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Capture NX - HowTo's from Nikon

Many HowTo's to Capture NX from Nikon Here.

Manual PDF download.

Luminous Landscape - Reviews

Database of Reviews Here

23 Most Incredible Photoshop Tutorials

By: Brian

Paired with yesterday’s 24 Perfect Vectors, I wanted to list off some incredible Photoshop tutorials I’ve found on the web that will help you utilize those resources. I’ve done my best to select a wide variety of tutorials from web graphics, to photo enhancement, to just plain incredible.

Check them out Here

52 Clix

52 Clix is a photo assignment Web site. Members can create their own photo assignments, called Clixies, upload photos to participate & score others' photos for any Clixie on the site.

Check them out Here


Ryan Gillespie said...

Thanks for the mention in your blog! We're working hard to make 52 Clix a fun and encouraging place to share photos. If you have any suggestions for us about the site, we're all ears!

And even though I'm personally a Canon owner, I'll keep an eye on your blog for new posts. ;) It's a good idea - bookmarking made public. :)

Nikonians - News & Blogs

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm F2.8 G comparison review

This review forms part of a series in which we'll be looking at the performance of several 70-200mm F2.8 zooms, using both 35mm full-frame and APS-C format cameras.

Specifically, we'll be investigating how the two well-established 70-200mm F2.8 professional workhorse lenses from Canon and Nikon compare to the latest third party competition, with both Sigma and Tamron releasing new models in the opening months of 2008.

Check out Review Here

Focal Length Comparisons

Enlightenment on FOV for lenses...Here

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool site, nice find! I have to collect some more money but the 12mm focal length worth it!

June 27, 2008 4:15 AM

BaStar said...

Ohh thanx for this one! great website. Btw.. lovin your blog :) u have a lot of good info here

Lens Test: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro

How to reach out and adjust your subject while shooting with this exceptionally close-focusing macro.

Photo Gallery: 2008 -- The Year in Photos from Spiepel

Check out the Collection Here.