Nikon 800mm f/5.6 – In the Field

It weighs more than 4.5 kg and costs around £15,500 so Nikon’s 800mm f5.6 6E telephoto lens is not something that is within reach of every photographer. But for those of you out there who happen to have the odd £15,000 burning a hole in your pocket, here are a few user reviews of this substantial piece of glass. First[…]

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AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR – Full Review

The AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is Nikon’s long awaited successor to the venerable and now 13-year-old AF 80-400/4.5-5.6D VR. It covers a 5x zoom-range and has an improved optical design with quicker and quieter focusing and better image stabilization. Nikon’s 80mm-400mm lens has long been a favourite of wildlife photographers and this upgrade will be very welcome. Unfortunately[…]

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Buying your first DSLR

To the beginner, there’s a bewildering array of cameras out there these days. They advertise a multitude of features often wrapped up in technical jargon and sales-speak. How do you sift through it all to find the camera that’s right for you? If you don’t know how to choose between Nikon or Canon, Sony or Pentax this article from PhotoTuts+[…]

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Cameras for Kids

Your kids will get a lot more from their holiday if thay can share the fun of taking photos, not just watch Mum & Dad taking them. To ensure that the next wave of young photographers understand the performance and ergonomic advantages of using a real camera, you’ll need to get one into their hands as soon as possible. Here’s[…]

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The Full Frame Advantage

There are two different sizes of DSLR: Crop-frame and full-frame. While the sensor size in crop-frame versions vary from brand to brand, they are typically 1.5x smaller than their full-frame counterparts. The sensor in a full-frame camera is the same size as a photo produced on 35mm film. But what’s the advantage to having a bigger sensor? This article from Photography Talk looks[…]

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