Nikon Lens Hoods

Why do we use lens hoods on our lenses? Well there are several reasons. With many lenses the front element of the lens is not recessed enough so that the front element is shaded from direct light which can cause significant flare in the lens. The lens hood will provide additional shading of the lens… Continue reading Nikon Lens Hoods

Nikkor, Nikon DX Lenses and Cameras

Nikon produce two different formats in their digital cameras. The DX format, which is also known as APS-C or cropped format, has a 16 x 24mm sensor size, compared to the FX sensor size of 24x36mm. The DX cameras can be used with both DX and FX lenses. The DX cameras cameras have a crop factor compared… Continue reading Nikkor, Nikon DX Lenses and Cameras

Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) Lenses

Nikon now has their Vibration Reduction technology in many lenses. The vibration reduction has gradually filtered down from the telephoto lens range and has now been implemented effectively in many of Nikon’s wide angle lenses. The use of VR in lenses is very effective in helping to reduce the effect of any vibration or camera… Continue reading Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) Lenses

How good is Nikon’s Vibration Reduction, VR

In this post I will give a few examples of how the Nikon Vibration Reduction function in your lenses can give improvements to your photography. To answer my question, how good is the VR, well using a 120mm VR lens at a shutter speed of less than 1/10 second and still getting sharp images, is very… Continue reading How good is Nikon’s Vibration Reduction, VR