Nikon focusing modes – Nikon D300 / D700 / D3

Auto-focus (AF) settings for Nikon cameras

The current line-up of top Nikon D-SLRs offer a range of AF settings.  The combination's in settings seem daunting at first.  But with other settings on my D3 bodies, I keep it fairly simple.  Instead of flip-flopping between numerous settings, I keep it simple by generally using the AF settings in just two ways.  This  Read more inside...

favorite image from the weekend ..

This enigmatic image is my favorite from an event I helped photograph this weekend.  A performance artist at a Bar Mitzvah party  had this incredible act with a massive balloon which he'd manipulate, and dance with, and dance into, and dance out of.  You really need to see a video clip of it.   One of the many images I took during this sequence was this one where he moved right  Read more inside...

review: Nikon D5000

In testing cameras these days, they are rated not just for specification, but for their primary qualities in helping you take great photographs.  And for that, judging the camera according to handling, image quality and auto-focus speed and accuracy, becomes even more important than just the list of specs.

Nikon D5000 hands-on review

So with that in mind, when I  Read more inside...

the Best Camera in the World ..

the Best Camera in the World ..

.. will be the one where the camera manufacturers allow me some input into the matter.  If only Nikon and Canon (and Pentax and Fuji and everyone else) would just gather around a table and listen to me.  If only ... When I get to handle a new camera, I often wonder why the manufacturers designed a camera the specific way they did.   Read more inside...

camera settings: Nikon D3

Nikon-D3

Nikon D3 camera settings - custom settings

The Nikon D3 brought incredible image quality to the usual reliability of their cameras and unbeatable optical quality of their lenses.  The multitude of settings make the D3 a high-precision camera that can be configured in a personal way, depending on shooting style. When my D3 first arrived, it was with huge excitement  Read more inside...

camera settings: Nikon D700 custom settings

Nikon-D700

Nikon D700 camera settings - custom settings

The Nikon D700 has the same remarkable image quality that the Nikon D3 has, but in a smaller more affordable camera.  This makes sit an excellent alternative to the top-rated Nikon D3.  And of course the multitude of camera settings and custom settings make the D700 a camera which can be configured in a highly personal way,  Read more inside...

Nikon D700 : preview

hands-on preview: Nikon D700

Nikon D700 ..-. 1/125th @ f3.5 @ 32oo ISO. [ click on the image to see a 100% crop ] The Nikon D700 camera (B&H) and Nikon SB-900 speedlight (B&H), were released today, to my great anticipation. I expected to see D3 quality images in a body about the size of the D300, and accessibly priced for what it delivers. This evening  Read more inside...

Nikon D300 custom settings

Nikon D300 custom settings

The Nikon D300 (which superseded the highly-regarded D200), offers great image quality and offering many of the same features of the Nikon D3, but at a more affordable price - all of which will make the D300 a camera that many professional photographers will chose as their main camera. Many of the custom settings of the D300 are the same  Read more inside...

Nikon D80 custom settings

Nikon D80 custom settings

The D80 has 32 custom settings which allows this little camera to be set to your own preferences and needs - and this makes it a very flexible little beast. This page details my preferences .. and why.  Read more inside...

Nikon D70 custom settings

Nikon D70 custom settings

The 25 custom settings on the Nikon D70 enable this great little camera to be adapted to the photographer's specific needs - which may change from situation to situation. This page details my preferences .. and why.  Read more inside...