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

High-end (Prosumer) - FX/Full Frame sensor
Nikon D800E Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D800 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D700 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) - DX sensor
Nikon D300s Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D300 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D100 Stamp by CroWelsh

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

Midrange - DX sensor
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 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 Red D3200 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon 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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Buttons part IV - Mode

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 1, 2014, 11:14 AM

Everything-News news title by in-my-viewfinder

New Nikon 1 V3

For lovers of Nikons compact mirrorless 1 system cameras there is a new frame in town in the shape of the V3.
Following on from the V2 you are getting more resolution with an 18.4 million pixel sensor over the V2's 14.2, wifi, expeed 4a image processing out of the D4 and a higher res variange touch screen.
You still get world beating shutter speeds thanks to the mirrorless design with up to 60fps with fo-cus locked however you now get up to 20 fps whilst the autofocus is still working for you! That is quick.
Controls have been modified to make DSLR users feel more at home with tings like a front com-mand wheel in front of the shutter release. This would be further enhanced by the optional grip which makes the right side hand hold far more substantial. An optional viewfinder is now available rather than a built in one. This allows the lines of the camera to be cleaned up for those who prefer to shoot from the main screen  but a simple plug in electric viewfinder is available for those who prefer to keep their camera under a little more control.
This sounds like a nice progression with some well thought out features comeing to this frame with only the loss of the optional gps module support that nobody bought anyway.
Released along side the Nikon 1 V3 is the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM which is the lightest zoom lens with built in electric power drive zoom and the first such lens to have an elec-tric operating lens cover. Giving an effective 3X zoom this will be a nice lightweight kit lens and will leave compact camera users feeling right at home.
The Nikon 1 V3 can be preordered for £799 on Amazon or For those looking for a bargain the Nikon 1 V2 is down to £595.
Read all about it on the Nikon blog


New 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

One of the fun things with using smaller sensors is that a relatively small lens can give you immense reach!
Cue the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 giving you an angles of view equivalent to 189-810mm in 35-mm world!
This super teli is the first to have super ED glass used in it as well as Nano-crystal coating to give the best image quality. VR will help keep things clear to.
The £879 price tag being shown on sights like amazon might make some take a step back but then you need to remind yourself that the 35mm DLSR rough equivalent for max focal length, the Nik-kor 800mm f5.6E ED VR AF-S, will set you back around £15000! You will be able to snap things that are well out of the reach of many cameras for very little money.
Things like this put genuine weight into the mirrorless market. Now nobody is saying pro photogra-phers will be selling their D4's in droves and buying 1 system cameras for their super teli photog-raphy but for the price difference it does make you think!
You can preorder your Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm here.
Read all about it on the Nikon blog


This month we are featuring JestePhotography as our EV button project winner with:
Bohemian Waxwing - The Nod by JestePhotography
Bohemian Waxwing - The Nod
JestePhotography has a range of wild life photography including these.
Horse - Shadows by JestePhotography Arctic Fox - Cool Beauty by JestePhotography Coyote - -stare by JestePhotography


Everything-nikon tutorials banner by in-my-viewfinder


Your camera is pretty darned clever but it doesn't know what your creative ideas are. To help it al-long Nikon allows you to give it some hints. Fundamentally this all starts with two mode selections; Shooting mode and focus mode.
Fairly basic stuff? Well yes but it is nice to know what your camera is doing when set to these modes and it would be wrong of us to assume that everyone knows everything that these buttons (a button and a lever if we are being picky [and that button isn't always a button!]) do.

Shooting Mode

D3x top screen by in-my-viewfinderright controls D700 by in-my-viewfinderF90X top by in-my-viewfindernikon. by TurqooseNikon F80 top by in-my-viewfinder

Location and Design

There are two main types that you will find on Nikon SLR's. Either it will be a Mode button that you press and hold whist spinning the thumb wheel or it will be a dial that you rotate to select the shooting mode you desire.
The former is most commonly found on older SLR's and high end DSLR's where there are only the P,P*,S,A,M options to choose from. You can see this on the D3x, D700 above with the Mode but-ton on the right by the shutter release and F90X witch typifies SLR's of the late 80's through to the mid-90's with the Mode button in a rectangular button cluster on the left.
The latter option mentioned earlier, taking the shape of the old shutter speed wheels, is more com-mon on entry level to mid-range SLR's that have multiple pre-set program modes like portrait and landscape etc. This will save you delving through menus like compact camera users have to do when you have a set image style in mind. However once you become well versed in P,S,M,A most of these will get forgotten as you tell the camera exactly what you want it to do.

What does it do?

Well it changes the shooting mode, nothing much more to say about that, that hasn't been said al-ready in our July 2011 journal.
The mode button sometimes has a double life. You will notice on some DSLR's there is a red FORMAT next to the button. If you locate its twin (on the D700 and D3x it is the bin icon), then press and hold both to format your memory card(s). A useful thing to know if you sometimes forget to erase your last shoot when you upload them to your pc.

Focus selector

Wp 000546 by in-my-viewfinder Nikon F80 front by in-my-viewfinder

Location and Design

This switch has remained largely unchanged for years.
Positioned on the front bottom left as you use the camera, it is either flat to the face as can be seen on older cameras like the F80 above of at 90 degrees for a better feel when changing setting whilst looking down the viewfinder.
It is an electro-mechanical switch that allows you to select between the modes Single servo (S), Continuous servo (C) and Manual focus (M) on AF-D lenses that require you to move the AF motor coupling out of the way to manually focus.

What does it do?

Again, like the shooting mode switch it allows you to pick witch autofocus mode you prefer. Our August 2012 Journal has some great tips on how these effect shooting in low light, high speed situations that explains where these modes come into play quite well. There are clearly many other situations where you might reach down for this switch as well like night time manual focusing where autofocus would just hunt or single servo for static subjects.
A school of though is that you should always shoot in a continuous low speed motor mode in con-tinuous servo focusing. This way you will have shutter priority so you will be more likely to at least get an out of focus shot of something than nothing at all (if your camera were to hunt in single ser-vo) and might still find focus whilst your shutter is still snapping. This works well for photojournal-ists and candid photography where you don't want to miss that perfect moment of real, honest feel-ing.  
There are so many situations to focus type combinations. We cannot list them all but the above tuto-rial will help guide you in where they are most appropriate.


Focus mode project

One of the best ways to learn how something works is to go out and try it. The next best way is to see an example of when someone else has has used a shooting technique that allows them to shoot something that would otherwise be near impossible.
Show us your best photograph that showcases a particular focus mode and you could win a feature!
It can be old or new, all we ask is that you write an explanation in the description as to what focus mode you used and why.
Submit your entry to the Buttons IV - Mode procect folder, normal group rules apply.


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