Nikon

Established in 1917, Nikon is one of the world’s leading camera and optics manufacturers. Their SLRs and DSLRs have long been staples of professional camera kits, and more recently their new mirrorless lineup (Z-series) has added innovative new features.

A Nikon SLR was the first camera I bought with my own savings (in 1990; a Nikon F-801), and while I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to shoot with a bunch of different gear, Nikons have been my primary shooting rigs ever since.

These are the posts on this site that mostly or substantially relate to Nikon camera gear.


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Nikon Fisheye Lenses

There are three fisheye lenses in Nikon’s current lineup. Here’s how they compare.

How to Reset a Nikon D3500

Here’s a guide on how to reset a Nikon D3500 back to factory settings. This can be useful if you’re troubleshooting an issue, selling or trading-in your D3500, or just want to start again with a clean slate of settings.

What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D500 Use?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D500 takes. That’s because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update to add CFexpress B compatibility to the XQD memory card slot.

Nikon Z50 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z50 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the Z50’s features.

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Nikon D810 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of images I’ve taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D810, to give a sense of how it performs in real-world low-light conditions.

Nikon D800 High ISO Sample Images

Nikon D800 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of sample images I’ve taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D800 to give a sense of how it performs in low-light situations.

Nikon D850 Video Shooting

Nikon D850 Video Modes & Features

Here’s a rundown of the video modes and features of the Nikon D850 camera. The camera’s strengths are in stills photography, but it still has capable video features.

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How to Format an SD Card in a Nikon D3500

Formatting the SD card in your Nikon D3500 is an important step that you should do regularly to reduce the risk of file corruption and issues in saving your photos and videos. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Format an SD Card in a Nikon D3400

Formatting the SD card in your Nikon D3400 is an important step that you should do regularly to reduce the risk of file corruption and issues in saving your photos and videos. Here’s how to do it.

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Nikon D3500 Sample Images

Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3500 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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How to Use a Nikon D3400 as a Webcam or for Live Video Streaming

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home office for Zoom meetings or building a basic home vlogging studio, you can use a Nikon D3400 as a webcam or for real-time video capture to a computer. But it’s not quite as simple as just plugging your camera in with a USB cable. Here’s a guide on how to do it and what you’ll need to make it work.

Nikon D3400 Batteries and Chargers

How to Charge Nikon D3400 Batteries

You can’t charge the Nikon D3400’s battery by leaving the battery in the camera and connecting the camera to a USB power source. So here’s how you do it instead.

How to Change Aperture on a Nikon D3500

There are a few different ways to change aperture on the Nikon D3500. Which method you use depends on the lens and shooting mode you’re using. Here’s a guide.

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How to Change Aperture on a Nikon D3400

The method for changing the aperture, or size of the opening to let the light in, varies according to the lens you’re using. Here’s how to do it with the lenses most commonly used on the Nikon D3400.

Lens Filter Size Marking

Nikon Lens Filter Size & Lens Hood Charts

If you’re looking to get a polarizer, UV, or ND filter for your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Nikon/Nikkor lenses.

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Nikon D3500 FAQs

The answers to some common questions I’ve gotten from readers about the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera.

Nikon D3500 Battery Compartment

Nikon D3500 Battery & Charger: A Guide

A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3500, including Nikon’s own as well as some good ones from aftermarket manufacturers.

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Nikon D7200 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D7200, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.

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Nikon D7500 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with the D7500 to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Nikon D7500 High-ISO Examples

To give a sense of the Nikon D7500’s high-ISO performance, I’ve put together a some example photos shot at a range of ISO settings.

How to Use the Nikon D7500’s Virtual Horizon Tools

The Nikon D7500 has built-in virtual horizon tools that provide a more precise alternative to the old-fashioned bubble level method of making sure you’re shooting level. Here’s how to use the three different versions of it.

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Nikon 18-55mm VR Lens Sample Photos

Here are some samples of photos I’ve taken with Nikon’s AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

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Nikon 18-55mm Lens Zoom Range

Here are some practical examples that show the zoom range of the Nikon 18-55mm lens in case you’re trying to decide which lens bundle to go with.

Nikon D5500 Sample Images

Nikon D5500 Sample Images

A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D5500 to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

New Wide-Angle Lenses from Nikon

Nikon has announced three new wide-angle lenses: a 28mm f/1.4 and 8-15mm fisheye zoom for FX sensor cameras and a 10-20mm ultra-wide zoom for DX sensor cameras.

Nikon D3400 Batteries and Chargers

Nikon D3400 Battery & Charger Options

A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3400, including Nikon’s own as well as some good ones from aftermarket manufacturers.

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Best Books on the Nikon D3400

If you’ve just bought yourself a Nikon D3400, or even if you’ve had one for a while and are looking to make use of more of its features, here’s a quick rundown of what I think are the best books on using this camera.

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Nikon D3400 Sample Photos

A collection of high-resolution photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3400 under real-world shooting conditions.

Nikon D5300 Sample Images

Nikon D5300 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of images I’ve taken with the Nikon D5300 and a Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens.

New Lenses from Nikon

Nikon has announced updates to some of its pro telephotos, as well as a new, versatile DX zoom lens that is an especially good fit for travel photography.

Sigma 35mm f1.4 for Nikon

Sigma 35mm f1.4 for Nikon Hands-on Review

Sigma’s 35mm f1.4 prime lens is a direct competitor to Nikon’s version. But there’s a very big difference in price. Here’s how the Sigma performs in real-world shooting.