Entries from Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives tagged with 'Nikon'

Sandwich Style Stop-Motion Via HD-SLR

Academy Award nominated director PES (real name Adam Pesapane) recently shared the final of his trio of food-themed stop-motion animation short films, "Submarine Sandwich." For this project, PES and his team captured the film entirely with a Nikon D810 HD-SLR and a variety of Nikkor lenses, all funded via a Kickstarter campaign.

Tutorial: Nikon R1C1 Close-up Speedlight System

By Stan Sholik The field of photography encompasses many disciplines, and each has its niche. Manufacturers support those niches with products to simplify the technical side of photography and allow the photographer to concentrate on the creative side. For close-up...

Shooting Stars: How to Photograph Meteor Showers

By Stan Sholik Photographing meteors during a meteor shower isn’t as difficult as you may think. All it requires is a little advance planning, a little preparation, a little luck and the camera gear that you already own. This is...

Just Right Light: Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight

Top-of-the-line technology and a bit less brawn makes the Nikon SB-700 an excellent flash in its class.By Ellis Vener The Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight is the newest addition to Nikon’s family of iTTL battery powered electronic flashes. It’s smaller and...

Review: Nikon D7000's Video Capabilities

By Ron Dawson In the fall of 2008, the world of professional photography was introduced to the world of professional video in a way that it never had been before. Nikon released the very first DSLR capable of shooting high...

Sneak Peek: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

By Betsy Finn When I heard about Nikon’s new VR II lens, my first thought was, “how much better could it really be?” You see, I own the VR version of this lens, which  has what I would consider a...

Nikon D3S High ISO

By Ellis VenerIn the gallery linked below you will find full resolution 1,000 x 1,000-pixel crops shot at the Nikon D3S Big Apple Circus event on October 20, 2009. The gallery shows images at all full-stop ISO settings from ISO...

Review Supplement: Nikon D3X 30-second Exposure, Specs

Ellis Vener reviewed the Nikon D3X for the April issue of Professional Photographer magazine. He took this 30-second exposure in San Antonio using the D3X with no tripod, braced by hand against a stair landing, aperture at f/10, ISO...

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery as Captured by the Nikon D700

©Ellis Vener On the day after the 2008 presidential election, Professional Photographer magazine technical editor Ellis Vener photographed Reverend Joseph E. Lowery using the Nikon D700. Reverend Lowery delivered the benediction at the Jan. 20, 2009, inauguration of President Barack...

Nikon D90 video samples

By Joan T. Sherwood, Senior Editor The most exciting feature of the Nikon D90 DSLR is the movie capture. With two or three button presses, in D-movie mode, you can begin recording video of up to 1,280x720 pixels (16:9), at...

Review: PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED Lens

By Joe Farace The PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED lens was introduced along with the PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D, bringing the total number of Nikon’s Perspective Control (PC) lenses up to four, the others being the PC-E Nikkor...

Review: Nikon D60

By Ron EggersEverybody has probably seen the Nikon commercials by now where Ashton Kutcher is fumbling around with a Nikon D60 taking candid shots at a friend's wedding. That implies that, if he can come up with great shots with...

Nikon Announces D700 FX-Format DSLR

Also introducing Nikon SB-900 Speedlight with expansive zoom and user-applied firmware updates and new PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm f/2.8 lenses Press Release—Nikon, Inc. has introduced the new D700 digital SLR camera featuring a...

Review Preview: Nikon D3 and ISO examples

In anticipation of our upcoming in-depth review, Professional Photographer provides you with notes from our Nikon D3 reviewer Ellis Vener on its most notable features and functions that made a big impression. IMPRESSIVEThis is Nikon’s first full frame (24x36mm format) D-SLR—no...

Review Supplement: D300 ISO range

By Ellis Vener From the L1 setting (approximately ISO 100) to ISO 800, Nikon D300 resolution remains near constant and virtually unaffected by noise. With the onboard High ISO Noise Reduction function turned off, at ISO 800 the visible noise-to-signal...

First Look: Nikon D300

By Shawn Soni Let’s just start by saying that Nikon will be giving Canon (and anyone else) more than just a run for their money with the new D300. Aimed at the prosumer market, this camera is well designed and has...

Nikon announces live view D3 and D300 digital SLRs as well as new pro lenses

Press Release—Nikon has introduced 12.1-megapixel D3 digital SLR with a new FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is "nearly identical to the size of 35mm film." Nikon boasts the D3 has the fastest startup time, shortest viewfinder blackout...

Roundup: High-end Digital SLRs

It takes more than megapixels to distinguish a camera in the field of high-end digital SLRs. Find out what the current crop has to offer. By Ron Eggers The digital single lens reflex market continues to expand as new companies...

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