For all you Nikon lovers

how do you avoid Diffraction. Read this months journal if you don't know what we are on about 

28 deviants said throw caution to the wind and let photoshop soak up the damage.
12 deviants said bored myself stupid learning where my sweet spot was.
8 deviants said Dare not venture from the safe side of f8.
3 deviants said Leave the camera in Auto and stick a filter on it if things get dodgy.


High-end (Professional) - FX/Full Frame sensor
Nikon D5 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D4s Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D4 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D3X Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D3s Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D3 Stamp by CroWelsh

High-end (Professional) - DX sensor, high resolution
Nikon D2Xs Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D2X Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D1X Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D1 Stamp by CroWelsh

High-end (Professional) - DX sensor, high speed
Nikon D2Hs Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D2H Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D1H Stamp by CroWelsh

High-end (Prosumer) - FX/Full Frame sensor
Nikon D810A Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D810 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D800E Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D800 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D750 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D700 Stamp by CroWelsh

High-end (Prosumer) - DX sensor
Nikon D500 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D300s Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D100 Stamp by CroWelsh

Midrange - FX sensor
Nikon D9300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D610 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D600 Stamp by CroWelsh

Midrange - DX sensor
Nikon D7200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D7100 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D7000 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D90 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D80 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D70s Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D70 Stamp by CroWelsh

Upper-entry-level - DX sensor
Nikon D5600 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D5500 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Red D5500 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D5300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Red D5300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Grey D5300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D5200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Red D5200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Bronze D5200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D5100 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D5000 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D50 Stamp by CroWelsh

Entry-level (Consumer) - DX sensor
Nikon D3400 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D3300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Red D3300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Grey D3300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D3200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon Red D3200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D3100 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D3000 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D60 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D40x Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D40 Stamp by CroWelsh

Nikon stamps
Stamp - EN20092 - EN001 by darkaion Stamp - EN20092 - EN002 by darkaion Everything Nikon by ODRA2006 Stamp - ClassicEN - EN001b by darkaion Stamp - EN20092 - Contributor by darkaion Stamp - ClassicEN - EN001a by darkaion Stamp - EN20092 - Moderator by darkaion Stamp - EN20092 - Admin by darkaion Stamp - EN20092 - Member by darkaion

*stamp order Thanks to Wikipedia
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Journal Entry: Mon Jul 2, 2018, 2:24 PM

Nikon receives the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019" in March

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that the Nikon Z mount system and the COOLPIX P1000 compact digital camera/DF-M1 Dot Sight have received the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019", sponsored by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design is a world-class award presented to products released over the past two years that exhibit superiority in terms of a total of nine aspects, including innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology, and durability. More than 5,500 entries were submitted for the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019," which were judged by a panel of recognized design specialists from around the world.
Winning products will be showcased at a special exhibition to be held from July 8, 2019 to June 30, 2020 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.

More at the Nikon Blog
Red Dot Design Awards

Introducing the Nikkor 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR

Nikkor have developed their FX format fixed focal length 500mm lens with the addition of  a Phased Fresnel (PF) element to battle those chromatic aberrations we would all love to see the back of. The big bonus of this is that it means Nikkor can make the lens much smaller and lighter as a result. This is a big deal on a big lens such as this making it a more flexible choice when out on the field.
We will be interested to see the performance vs flexibility against its bigger Nikkor brother the Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR - camera lenses (Super telephoto, 14/11, Nikon AF, Black) which for its size is a stop faster.
Head over to the Nikon blog for further details.

Firmware updates for better time keeping

A new firmware update is out for a number of Nikon DSLR's and compact cameras. It is only a minor update to change the way the time zone menu works.
You can read more and download your latest update here:


Here are all of our tutorials conveniently categorised for easy browsing.
We aim to add more tutorials periodically as well as update the ones we have with the latest information to keep you bang up to date.
If you don't find what you are looking for then hit us with a message and we will see what we can do to best advise you on your photography query.


Think. Most photographs can be improved by just stopping and thinking.
Kit cleaning
Focussing techniques
Using strobes this starts easy and gets advanced fast for all users interest.
Built in flash
Speed lights

Shooting Techniques Basic

Black and white
Getting it sharp
understanding light metering

Special photography techniques

Shooting Hi/Low key
Shooting to the right
Making best use of liveview
Light painting
Shaped bokeh

Specific Shooting styles and situations

Making the most of what you have Dont let a limiting kit stop you doing what you want to do.
holiday photography
Capturing Christmas
Autumn colour
Portraiture basics
Shooting in the rain
Shooting in the dark
Sports and action

Photography science

Lens distortion
Using and avoiding blur
Things light does in your camea
RAW vs Jpeg

Nikon specific

Lens tutorial series
Lens tutorial pt I
Lens tutorial pt II
Lens tutorial pt III
Lens tutorial pt IV
Buttons series
Power and Shutter
EV button
Metering control
Thumbnail/playback and zoom buttons
Lock and OK buttons
DOF preview and fn buttons
Quality button
shooting in RAW a continuation from Quality button
Mode wheel

Shooting menu
Custom settings
Picture control

Nikon kit explained


What is af-P?
How to use your camera Advice from Nikon USA
Using WMU app

Post processing

Dev meets attending or making your own one. Get involved!

moving pictures and video

movie making basics

DeviantArt specific

Our rules well worth knowing

How to stop getting declined Advice for submitting to :groups:Everything-Nikon

Daily Deviation How to get one and how to help pick them
Dev meets attending or making your own one. Get involved!


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