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Find Total Shutter Actuation on Nikon Digital SLR

Find Total Shutter Actuation on Nikon Digital SLR

You can get the total shutter actuation on your Nikon DSLR whether you own D70, D80 or D90, or higher end (D300, D300s, D3 etc), this trick should work on all of them. I haven’t tested it on lower end DSLRs like D40, D50, D60, D3000, D5000 etc., but I feel it should work...

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Very Short Guide to Terms Related to Photography

Below is my notes which I prepared for basic (very basic) understanding of the terms used with regards to photography using a DLSR. It is not meant to be exhaustive, idea is to get familiarized with some fundamental concepts. Shutter Speed (Exposure time) Kind of a misnomer as speed means something divided by time,...

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Canon SX120 10MP 10x IS Zoom Camera w/ 4GB SDHC: Good Deal

Canon SX120 is modern versatile point and shoot digital camera from Canon’s stable. At present available with A-DATA 4 GB class 6 SDHC card from Amazon. Reviews are typical of a point and shoot camera, and seems like it gets the job done, most of the times, certainly worth a look. Noteworthy features in...

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Point and Shoot Camera Hacks (How to take better pics)

I have often come across reviews of point and shoot cameras where users have been complaining that their P&S camera is a piece of junk as it only takes blurry and out of focus pictures. While this may be true for one or two cases (faulty equipment), more often than not its the user...

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How to Make Time Lapse Video from Images

How to Make Time Lapse Video from Images

One might need to make video from a series of images, e.g. in making a time lapse video. While there are a bunch of specialized softwares out there, I prefer the good old reliable method of using VirtualDubMod (virtual dub modified). Creating a video out of images using VDubMod is very simple and VirtualDubMod...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 10MP Digital Camera Deal

Panasonic Lumix is a great little power packed camera, it packs 12x zoom which is a lot for its size, which is more like semi-compact then compact. Its key features are 12x wide angle zoom, and a bunch of automatic shooting modes to cover every possible photo scenario and a great HD (720p 30fps...

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A Simple Time Lapse CHDK Script for Canon SD300

CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit) has done wonders for Canon Powershot cameras, by developing an awesome firmware for the Canon point and shoot series of cameras. I have been fiddling with it since I got an old used SD300 last year. You ought to try it if you have an old Canon lying around....

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How to Fix a Nikon SB-600 Flash Stuck Zoom

If you Nikon SB-600 Flash powers up, makes funny whizzing noise and then the LCD display shows blinking “–” (instead of the lens focal length), then most likely the motor inside the flash has broken off from its original place. This can happen if you drop your flash or bump it against something. If...

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Enable Thumbnail Preview for NEF Files Windows 7

To enable the thumbnail preview for the Nikon NEF RAW files taken using Nikon DSLRs (D3X, D3S, D3, D2XS, D2X, D2HS, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1, D90, D80, D70S, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40, D700, D300S, D300, D200, D100, D5000, D3000) and Point and Shoot Cameras (COOLPIX 8800, COOLPIX 8700, COOLPIX 8400, COOLPIX 5700, COOLPIX...

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Best Books to Learn Photography

Some people have it by birth others learn it. One can learn to be a better photographer, and some books do really help you with that. I am going to list out some of the books that I found very informative and useful in learning the basic as well as advanced technical details of...

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Consumer (Point and Shoot) Digital Camera Buying Guide

Buying a point and shoot digital camera can be tricky, especially with so many models, and so many brands floating around. Which one to buy, which brand to choose from, what features to look for? This guide would try to help you out with some of these questions. I am writing this from a...

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Casio High-Speed Exilim EX-FC100

Casio High-Speed Exilim EX-FC100 is a 9.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD. This is probably the most fun camera, you may have never heard off. I am saying most fun camera because it is not your run of mill everyday average digital camera. It is more than...

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Nikon D3000 10MP Digital SLR Camera Deal – Super Hot

Nikon D3000 is a great camera from Nikon’s stable. Right now it is available with with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens on sale at Amazon.com for $449.00. Update Price Raised to $469.00 from $449.00 See larger image Nikon D3000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom...

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Canon vs Nikon Digital SLR

This is an age old war, probably since the advent of the 35mm photography, now this war has escalated to the digital paradigm. Both Canon and Nikon make some great cameras and both of them have the greatest collection of lenses needed to get your SLRs clicking. So which one to buy, Nikon or...

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