• May 12, 2017

AF-C, AF-S, AF-A, 9 points, 21 points,51 points, 3D tracking…: what autofocus mode and zone to choose

The choice of autofocus mode is one of the subjects which appears most often among the readers’ questions. What mode should I choose? Why? Why are my photos blurry?

Here is a description of the main Nikon autofocus modes: AF-S, AF-C and AF-A. Below you will also find a description of the main AF zone detection modes. The Nikon D5600’s AF module is one of the most complex to use.

autofocus modeHave you already mastered the shooting modes, but are still having difficulty with the autofocus modes? Without learning a minimum about the AF module, this is only normal; everything will become clear once you have understood how the AF module works.

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  • May 10, 2017

Nikon D5500 vs. D5600 vs. D7200 vs. D3400, what’s the difference?

We spent two weeks field testing the Nikon D5600 which was more than enough time to get acquainted with all of the features of this Nikon reflex camera designed for amateur photo enthusiasts.

The Nikon D5600 is an APS-C reflex camera which fills the gap between the limited entry-level D3400 and the professional D7500 model which is more ergonomic, but also more expensive.

As a result, the Nikon D5600 occupies a prime position within the Nikon DX product line and is geared towards amateur photographers who are looking for a powerful camera, capable of taking high-quality video sequences without the need to invest as much as it would cost to purchase one of the higher category D7200/D7500 or D500 models.

Nikon D5600

The device equipped with the Nikon AF-P 18-55mm f/3.6-5.6 G ED VR zoom

As with all the other tests, I conducted the testing of the Nikon D5600 in different shooting conditions. I am giving you my personal opinion after having tested the device and I am presenting a selection of the photos taken during testing.

Presentation of the device

The Nikon D5600 has taken over for the Nikon D5500. This new version of Nikon’s amateur photographer reflex camera only adds one new features: SnapBridge – which allows for the automatic transfer of photos to a smartphone as well as automatic geo-tracking. As with the Nikon D3400, this upgrade is a modest one.

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  • May 7, 2017

Nikon D7500 vs. Nikon D500: what’s the difference?

With the announcement of the D7500 and Nikon’s intentions of retaining the D7200 in their product catalog, choosing a professional APS-C DX reflex camera has become more difficult. So, Nikon D7500 or Nikon D500, which one should you choose? Listed here are the main differences between these two devices as well as a comparison chart to help you make up your mind.

Nikon D7500 or Nikon D500: Which Nikon DX should you choose?

By announcing the Nikon D7500, Nikon was satisfying the demands of users interested in a professional device with an ergonomic design (see the test of the Nikon D500) as well as those users interested in a lighter, more compact device that is as capable as any other.

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  • April 27, 2017

The Best lenses for your Nikon DSLR Camera 2017

Building the ideal equipment of lenses in which you will rely on during your adventure as a photographer can be difficult, not just because of the large number of options and alternatives available, but also because of the diverse amount of technical details, numbers and nomenclatures that they present.

For instance, Nikon offers more than 200 alternatives in its own lens range called Nikkor, which are meant to allow you to transform the picture you visualize in your mind into a real one. Each of these lenses is designed for a particular type of photography.

If you do a web search or directly investigate a little on the manufacturer’s website, you will realize how difficult is for an amateur photographer to build an ideal lens equipment.

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  • April 19, 2017

Nikon D7500 – The new 4k video recording camera by Nikon.

Nikon finally made official the launch of its new camera, the Nikon D7500, after the latest leaks.

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

A mid-end reflex camera which holds advanced specs such as having the same 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor as its big sister the Nikon D500 (a professional reflex camera and one of Nikon’s best selling models), and 4K video recording, a very anticipated feature in the price range of semi-professional cameras.

Specifications of the Nikon D7500

Characteristics Nikon D7500
Sensor 20.9-megapixel APS-C CMOS
Processor Expeed 5
Video Recording in 4K UHD at 30fps and Full HD at 50 and 60fps
Screen 3.2-inch Tilting and touching LCD
ISO Sensitivity 100-51,200 and extendable up to ISO 1,640,000
AutoFocus 51 focus point AF
Burst speed 8 fps
Connectivity WIFI and bluetooth
Viewfinder

Pentaprism with approx 100% coverage .

Weight 640 g

Nikon D7500

 

Megapixel reduction

I’m surprised with the fact that they have reduced megapixels from 24 to 20 (with the industry’s obsession of showing the highest number on the box). That is compared to the previous model, the Nikon D7200, but we already know that megapixels can be pushed into the background if the sensor offers us professional quality.

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  • April 19, 2017

Buying Guide for Choosing a Wide-Angle Lens (and Recommended Models)

Knowing how to choose the material that best suits your needs when it comes to taking pictures is essential. Everyone knows that in photography nothing is cheap, so before buying anything I recommend that you think about whether it’s really something that you need.

Lenses are the most expensive things in photography, sometimes costing even more than the camera itself. That’s why it’s worth being well informed and reading many of the analyses and reviews that can be found on the internet.

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  • April 9, 2017

Best lens for Nikon D7200

Photography for beginners: DX format lens

Although considered an SLR camera in the top-end flagship class, Nikon D7200 is still an APS-C, using a DX format lens which features both high-quality and affordability, so it is well attuned to family users in the group of new-comers to photography who have no intent to upgrade to Full frame camera.

16-85mm or 18-140mm Kit lens

As a necessary tool for this group of users, Kit lens has a frequently and widely used Zoom range, and one lens of this type, Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR, is a DX format lens for daily applications, offering good capability that can even match Nikon “gold ring quality”effect to some extent, and has a very good imaging quality in the Nikon Kit lens family. With an equivalent focal length of 24-127.5mm, it can take large-scene landscape photos in the wide-angle end as well as distant-view pictures in the Telephoto end. (See current price and user reviews on amazon)

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Wilson
Wilson

Thanks for a such useful information

  • February 5, 2017

Nikon 1 J5 (An outstanding compact camera)

Mirrorless cameras have made themselves a place in the photography market for some time now and they don’t seem to be going anywhere, more and more brands are joining this trend, with more improvements, and more competitiveness in price, design and approval of photographers who dare to give them a try. Like the DSLR or the compact ones, there are cameras for amateurs to professional, for all tastes, needs and pockets.

The Nikon 1 J5 was Nikon’s latest addition to its "Nikon 1" series of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, a really attractive camera not only for the beauty of its retro-modern lines but also for its speed, size and portability. Let’s take a closer look.

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  • December 24, 2016

Nikon D760 series, a low price Nikon D5

The coming year could see the arrival of three new Full Frame cameras from Nikon. We have already spoken about the Nikon D620,which could be considered the most economical option. But now we are receiving more news about the Nikon D760 which looks primed to turn into a low priced and high-speed version of the Nikon D5 with a high ISO and the same sensor as the Japanese company’s flagship model.

Nikon D760

Same sensor as the Nikon D5

The new information we have received concerns a new type of mini Nikon D5 that will arrive in 2017 and which will be none other than the Nikon D760. The main feature these two cameras will have in common is the 20.8 megapixel sensor. Logically the sensor will be of an inferior resolution to that of the Nikon D810 and even to the D750, however it will achieve a level of sensitivity unsurpassed by anything on the market.

A new direction for the Nikon D760

The idea behind the Nikon D760 seems to be to convert it into a low priced Nikon D5 which has had great success among its users who are looking for a versatile Full Frame option from within Nikon’s product line. It may even be considered a sort of Canon 5D, but from the company with the yellow label.

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  • November 25, 2016

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D3400, what’s the difference?

Nikon has presented their new D3400, an entry level DSLR camera with which they intend to win the hearts of newbie photographers who wish to have a camera with much more features than a smartphone camera or a compact camera. However, it doesn’t have a lot more features than the Nikon D3300. That is why we’re comparing them. Which camera should you buy and why?

Almost the same technical specifications

If you’re wondering if there’s going to be a big difference between the photos that these cameras take, the answer is no. On a technical level, you have the exact same possibilities with both cameras. They have the same sensor, the same processor, the same ISO range and the same shutter speed. This means that the new features aren’t present in these aspects. Video quality also isn’t improved; it remains Full HD. This means that if you want a relatively cheap quality camera, with which you can take good pictures, there’s no reason to buy the Nikon D3400 over the D3300. Even though this is logical, there sure are differences between both cameras.

The specs comparison of Nikon D3300 and Nikon D3400:

  Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Picture Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Sensor 24.2MP 24.2MP
Processor EXPEED 4 EXPEED 4
LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD
AF System 11-point (one cross-type) 11-point (one-cross type)
ISO Range 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600) 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600)
Viewfinder magnification (coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage)
Connectivity  With optional WU-1a Mobile Adapter Bluetooth LE (Works with SnapBridge to enable photo sharing. )
Video Capture max res. 1080/60p 1080/60p
Continuous Shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Built in Flash (Range) Yes (12m) Yes (7m)
Sensor Cleaning Ultrasonic No
External Mic Port Yes No
Weather Sealing No No
Battery Life 700 shots 1200 shots
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76mm 124 x 98 x 76mm
Weight 460g 395g
More information More information and user reviews on Amazon More information and user reviews on Amazon

Nikon D3400

Why buy the Nikon D3400?

What could make you choose the Nikon D3400? Well, there are two innovative features on this camera. One of them is integrated Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with Nikon Snapbridge platform,  thanks to which we can share pictures we take instantly with our smartphone and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It’s a feature we expected, only because more and more users are sharing their pictures, and this can be a deciding factor if you’re someone that uses social media a lot.

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