Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nikon D90 Mirror Lock -Up?

Mirror Lock up (MLU) what is it and does the D90 have it?

What: Mirror lock-up (often abbreviated to MLU) is a feature employed in many Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras. It allows the operator to reduce vibration-induced motion blur during exposure. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Does the Nikon D90 have it? Unfortunately no but it does have a pretty darn good alternative. This is called Exposure Delay Mode, Page 183 of your manual. It's says, "In situations where the slightest camera movement can blur pictures, Exposure Delay Mode On can be selected to delay shutter release until about 1 second after the shutter release button is pressed and the mirror is raised".

D90 setting for Exposure Delay Mode: Custom Settings (Pencil) OK: d Shooting/display OK: d10 Exposure Delay Mode OK: On OK

I definitely see myself trying this mode next time i'm using my tripod for a landscape shot or something! Seems like a no brainier to me if I might get an even sharper photo. I've read mostly good things about how this isn't "True MLU" like some camera's have but those who have tried both say the D90's Exposure Delay Mode is a pretty good alternative to the "True MLU". What do you Think?

Illustration Courtesy Photozone

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dawn Technology adds New GPS for the Nikon D90

Well it's been pretty quite on the Nikon D90 front but here's something new that might be of interest. I see this GPS is about $150.

Dawn Technology has added a new GPS unit to the range, called the Mini 3L. Salient features include a built-in 8MB data logger for storing in excess of 260k data points, password protection, last fixed repeat and instant last fixed repeat modes.

Built-in data logger – 8MB flash memory for up to 260,096 data points

Data can be password protected

Last Fixed Repeat (Indoor Fix): Repeat the last fixed when lost or no GPS signal. It continual report the last good fixed position to camera in any indoor without GPS coverage.

Instant Last Fixed Repeat (Instant Indoor Fix): The di-GPS Mini 3L read the last good fixed data in the data logger after each power on. It continual report the last good fixed position even after power reset (data logger enabled). No more reacquisition needed after power reset or reconnected to the cameras.

Three ways switch (On/Auto/Off).

Ultra low power consumption, new SiRF Low Power Single Chip (36mA typical).

Very compact size 54mm x 37mm x 17mm.Mounted on the flash accessory shoe or attached to the camera strap.

20-Channel GPS Receiver for fast acquisition and reacquisition.

200,000 effective correlators for fast TTFF (Time To First Fix) and Extremely fast TTFF at low signal levels.

Very high sensitivity (Tracking Sensitivity: -159 dBm), provide superior positing information in environments, through urban canyons, and under dense foliage.

Built-in WAAS Demodulator.NMEA 0183 data protocol.

Built-in Super Capacitor to reserve system data for rapid satellite acquisition.Built-in patch antenna, no external antenna required.

No Setup Required.

Check it out Here!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nikon Iphone App For You and Your D90!

Another cool iphone app from Nikon called Learn & Explore, And it's Free! I downloaded it the other day and its a very cool app to have out in the field.

Nikon is pleased to offer our consumers a new way to access the educational and editorial content found on Nikon’s new Learn & Explore iPhone application now makes this material available to you, whether you are taking pictures close to home or in the field.

From beginning photographer to experienced enthusiast, you are sure to find information on Learn & Explore that is of interest to you—and now that information can go where you go.

Read an article on getting the most from your travel photography while you’re on vacation. Check information on adjusting depth of field or selecting the right shutter speed when you’re taking photos at your child’s sporting event. Access advice on the right aperture for shooting photos indoors when you’re attending a wedding. It’s all there on the Learn & Explore iPhone app. Photography information at your fingertips.

In addition to articles on the fundamentals of photography and various shooting techniques, you can read the four latest issues of Nikon World magazine, complete with images and audio slideshows. Need the definition of a photography term? Check out the Photography Glossary.

The Learn & Explore iPhone app is continually updated with new articles and information. It’s a must for any enthusiastic photographer.

Are you already a Learn & Explore iPhone App user? We’d like to know how you’re enjoying the articles and images.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Nikon 85mm VR Macro Lens for the D90!

AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
Medium-telephoto Micro lens with VR enhances the enjoyment of macro photography

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the new AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR, a DX-format, medium-telephoto micro lens with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR II) and Silent Wave Motor (SWM). With a focal length of 85mm, this compact and lightweight lens is recommended for users of Nikon DX-format digital SLRs such as the D5000 and D90. The18°50’picture angle is equivalent to a focal length of 127.5mm in Nikon FX- and 35mm-format cameras)

The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR can be used in a wide range of applications. While users can enjoy the natural perspective and beautiful blur that a medium-telephoto lens can offer in landscapes and portraits, this micro lens is especially expected to promote the enjoyment of macro photography for taking insects, small animals and flowers. High resolving power is realized throughout the entire shooting range from infinity to the closest focusing distance (1:1 life size) to reproduce even the fine texture of flower petals. Only $529.95

Check it out Here and see User Reviews

Friday, October 2, 2009

Nikon D90 and Photographing Hummingbirds!

See Larger Photo Here

I got a few questions from people asking how i got this photo, so i thought I'd explain my set up!

I picked up a hummingbird feeder at the store and set it up in a tree in my backyard so it was hanging just off my deck behind our BBQ. I used the big BBQ as a kind of blind I could sit behind.

I set up the tripod and placed the d90 on it and focused on the hummimgbird feeder so I would be close to focus when the hummer arrived to feed. I set my camera to shutter speed and dialed in 1/2500 exposure. Aperture was set on F5.6. Focal length with the nikon 70-300mm vr lens was 250mm with VR off.

I set my metering to center-weighted average and auto-focus to Dynamic Area. ISO was at 800 so I could get the faster shutter speed without the picture being to dark. Even at ISO 800 I still had to bump up the exposure compensation to +2 to get more light. That seemed to work best.

My white balance was set manual to sunny but I'm sure auto would have worked fine.
For over 3 days I played with different setting and my speedflash (SB600) trying to find what worked best for me and these setting I used for this photo seemed to be the best.

It was fun capturing these little guys coming into feed i hope you give it a try and post your best shot so we can all see.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Nikon D90 Companion Iphone App!

Another Nikon D90 Iphone App!

Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Nikon D90. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the D90's features to make great photographs-including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Nikon D90 Companion will show you how to:

* Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings
* Learn the basic rules of composition
* Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects
* Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors
* Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them
* Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you
* Use the D90's ability to shoot high definition video

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC For your Nikon D90!

I'm looking forward to getting this new lens, The New Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical IF Model B005. This new tammy is super fast at 2.8 at all focal lenghts plus VC image stablization!

I own the old Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 and love it. This lens is on my D90 90% of the time and only really comes off when I'm using my Nikon 70-300 VR for sports. This pro lens from Tamron is one of their best lenses so the new one should be even better. I'll let you all know how it is as soon as i can get one. O'yeah this is a great compliment to the 70-300vr which with both lenses in your bag covers the whole range from 17mm-300mm minus the 51-69mm range!

Update 2/14/2010 - Well I never did end up buying this but i'm still very interested. I thought the reviews would be just a bit better!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nikon D90 Camera Lens Rentals!

Have you ever just wanted to try one of those cool expensive lenses but just cant afford to buy one? Well now you can just rent one by mail and have it delivered right to your door!

Borrow lenses is the place! All the reviews are good and the prices are just right. Go ahead and give them a try!

Update: Not Just Lenses to Rent, Spyder3Elite Display Calibration System, Flash, Tripods, Filters And Much More...

Check them out here,

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nikon D90 Iphone Application Guide!

Wow, Check this out! Big Ken Rockwell has developed an IPhone app. for the D90! I do love my Iphone so i might have to get this just for fun.......

Nikon D90 Guide

Learn how to use your Nikon D90 camera from the world's most respected instructor: Ken Rockwell, who is world-renowned for his online, plain English guides to using popular cameras and photographic gear.Ken takes you through a practical, hands-on explanations of the camera's many features, functions and settings. As you're reading through the guide, you can touch unfamiliar terms to call up glossary entries for more detailed information, and the interactive, iPhone interface makes it easy to visually identify the camera's controls and to learn what they do and how best to use them. Ken also identifies useful lenses and other accessories and tells you where to look online for the best deals.Read through the entire guide to get to know your camera, then use this app as a handy pocket reference when you have a question about an unfamiliar feature or need some help trying to get a tricky shot. Whether you're an experienced photographer or just starting out, Ken Rockwell's Guide to the Nikon D90 will help you get the most out of your camera.

Check out here at appleshopper

Monday, August 3, 2009

Full Moon Photography with the Nikon D90!

We have a full moon coming in a few days and i thought I'd go over how i set up my D90 to photograph it!
The photo above was taken from my back porch last full moon. First you probably want to wait until the moon is high in the sky and really dark outside for the best results. You'll want at least a 300mm lens but a 200mm lens will also work. If your using a lens with VR don't forget to turn it off while your D90 is on the tripod. Get your Tripod set up with your D90 and set you camera to Manual (M) on the dial. Set your metering to, Center-weighted Metering (not that important but i like to do this) and Manual focus.
Next set your aperture to F/11 and shutter speed to 1/400 for starters. Get out your remote release (ML-L3) to fire off your shots... Adjust your exposure as you shoot to get it just right.
The exposure settings I have given are just a good starting point for you and is what I used on the photo above. That's it, Have Fun! If you have any other suggestions for shooting a full moon please let us know. Always learning.....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

How to Photograph Fireworks with your D90!

2010 Updated D90 Setting Click Here

With the 2009 4th of July just days from now this is my first opportunity to use my D90 to shot the fireworks so i was looking around for the best advice to get some great shots and i found this info. Thanks to the guys at Digital Photography School for this great info: How to Photograph Fireworks Displays

Image above from Stuckincustoms One of my all time favorite 4th of July pictures.

If you have any more suggestions for fireworks with the D90 please let us know. Remember lot's of towns do fireworks on the 3rd also so I'm going to count that as a free practice day!

Happy 4th of July...........Hope you get some awesome pictures!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Nikon D90 Macro Lenses - True 1:1 Power!

Photo i took with my 17-50mm lens not true macro.

I'm looking to get my first true 1:1 magnification power macro lens for my D90 and it's a tuff decision for sure. I've put together a list of the most popular true macro lenses for the D90 and I have done a lot of research on all of these but I'm still not sure. I'm leaning towards the Tamron 90mm & the Sigma 105mm which both are highly regarded award winners. Now Tamron has come out with a new 60mm 2.0 macro that also looks great! O'boy just when i had it down between 2 they had to add this little gem.
For me the medium length seems to be what I need. With the 90mm & 105mm length this allows you to stay back further from your subject say for instance a bee on a flower without it flying away. With the shorter lengths like the 50mm and 60mm you might have to get so close the bee would scare away. Also the medium length lenses offer you the ability to use them as a fix focal portrait lens which seems like a good thing to me. Anyway, decisions, decisions I really need to make up my mind, lol

Here's a list for you to check out and read reviews on.

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Medium Telephoto Macro Lens
New - Sigma 150mm f/2.8 AF APO EX DG OS Macro Lens
New - Tamron AF 60mm f/2.0 SP DI II LD IF 1:1 Macro Lens
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 XR Di 1:1 Macro lens
Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens
Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens
New - Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Nikkor
Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens

UPDATE: My Tamron 90mm Review - Click Here

UPDATE: I just got the Tamron 90mm 2.8 and i love it...I'll blog a little report soon.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mastering the Nikon D90 - New Book!

Here's a new book coming out that looks promising!

The Nikon D90 is the long-awaited upgrade to the popular D80 digital SLR. The D90 sits between the D60 and D300 in Nikon's DSLR lineup, though many of its features come from its more expensive sibling.
In this book, Darrell Young provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful new camera. Each chapter explores the features and capabilities of the D90 in detail, surpassing basic user manuals by providing step-by-step menu setting adjustments coupled with illustrations and logical explanations for each option. Darrell Young's writing style allows the reader to follow directions in a friendly and informative manner, as if a friend dropped in to share his experienced knowledge without "talking down" to you, explaining the how and the why.

Darrell gives special emphasis to the amazing HD movie capabilities of the D90, which create new possibilities for the creative photographer.

Mastering the Nikon D90 is the fourth volume in the highly successful series of Nikonians Press camera books.

Check it out Here!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

HDSLR Nikon D90 - Interactive ebook on DVD!

Just Published! The HDSLR Nikon D90 has over 1,000 pages, 2,500 color images and the complete 650 iNova Actions, plus shooting RAW by Uwe Steinmueller. Get your copy direct from best-selling author Peter iNova, author of the D40, D70, D80, D200, D300 digital camera eBooks.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Nikon D90 Wireless Remote Control - ML-L3

Must Have, Most Popular Item!

This little Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control has to be one of the most popular accessories you can buy for your D90. I use mine all the time. It comes with a little soft pocket case you can attach to your camera strap so it's always right there for you. The best thing is the price! Slim wireless remote instantly triggers shutter without disturbing camera Ideal for subjects that are difficult to approach or for minimizing vibrations Includes pouch For use with Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D80 & D90 Digital SLR Cameras

Check it Out and Reviews Here!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Nikon D90 Underwater Case!

Well I'm not to sure how well this works but if someone has tried it or others similar please let us know! I found this at Amazon while looking for something weather proof.

DiCAPac is the trusted, reliable and affordable case that will convert your camera in to a waterproof and weatherproof camera in no time. No matter how messy the situation is, this JIS IPX8 approved case will protect your camera against water, sand, and dust while also allowing you to take crystal clear pictures underwater. The patented "Roll & Velcro" zipper closure system provides two levels of protection to keep your case completely watertight, while the clear panels and flexible material allows you to maintain complete control over all your camera's functions. It even floats when you drop it in water! This DiCAPac case is specially engineered to fit most popular SLR & DSLR cameras.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nikon D90 Vertical Battery Grip - Nikon MB-D80!

Well i just received my first vertical battery grip for my D90 and i Love it! This thing is sweet and works like a charm! You just might want to get yourself one i don't think you'll regret it.

The Nikon MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack holds 2 EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion rechageable batteries, effectively doubling your total shooting time. Can also hold a AA battery holder (included), so users can use AA batteries as a power backup. The MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack provides an AF-on button, vertical firing release with lock, and front and rear command dials.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Auto-FP High Speed Flash Tutorial Video - D90!

This video discusses into depth about Auto-FP High Speed x-sync for Nikon SB- speedlights. This feature allows you to override the x-sync limitation of 1/250s (some models are limited to 1/200s, 1/320s, 1/500s) to use faster shutter speeds and/or to use higher apertures.

SUPPORTED camera and flash models: • NIkon SB-900Nikon SB-800Nikon SB-600 • Nikon SB-R200 • Nikon D80 (#25: Auto-FP: On / Off) • Nikon D90 (e5 in CSM) • Nikon D200 (e1 in CSM) • Nikon D300 (e1 in CSM)
I tried this last night with my D90 and Sb600 and it worked great. Really all you have to do is turn the FP to on! e5 in the menu

Here's the link to the video on YouTube: Click Here!

Thanks to Lilkiwiguy87 for posting this!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Nikon D90 and HDR Photos!

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I'm a big HDR fan and love doing it as much as possible. I'm sure you have seen tons of HDR (high dynamic range) photos all over the place lately. If your interested in trying it yourself i can suggest a couple of programs you will need. I personally use Dynamic Photo HDR by Media Chance but most people use Photomatix by HDR soft. Both work great in my opinion but Dynamic Photo HDR is cheaper to buy.

The photo i did above of the water fall was done using my D90 and Dynamic Photo HDR software.

For more on how to do HDR images here's a couple of good links for you!
PhotoCamel Video Tutorial - This is were i learned

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nikon D90 QuickPro Camera Guide! -DVD

Yet another D90 tutorial dvd just released by Quickpro. If anyone has tried this one please let us know how it is!

Tutorial DVD. Play on any DVD player worldwide (recommended) or CD-ROM drive. Get ready to take the best pictures of your life! With QuickPro Camera Guides you will quickly understand the fundamentals of photography and the settings on your camera. With these new tools you will be able to take pictures with confidence. VIDEO Step by Step instruction, from basic functions to explaining the advanced features of your camera. INTERACTIVE Camera Body Tour, Viewfinder Tour, and the Control Panel Tour will help you become more knowledgable about your camera and it's features. With easy to use menus, just a touch of a button can open your mind to creative and new photographic ideas.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Photographing Waterfalls with the Nikon D90!

Waterfall photography is one of the things i like to do any chance i get!
This last weekend i woke up to a nasty rainy day and did not want to spend my day off setting around the house. I googled waterfalls in my area and found this place only 30 minutes away from my house were it said these falls only happen after a good rain.
So i grabbed the family and all my gear and out the door we went. Timing is everything when shooting waterfalls, and a overcast day is best in my opinion since sunny days can cause bad highlights in waterfalls because of the shutter speed you need to use. The key to getting that silky smooth moving water effect requires a longer shutter speed of 1 - 2 seconds or what i used in this shot of 1/3 of a second.
So here's the basic set-up i used with my D90 to get this shot. I put on my Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 lens and a Hoya Polarizer filter and mounted the D90 on my tripod. I then found a good vantage spot in the water were i didn't get to wet (thanks to gore-tex boots) and set the camera to manual exposure. I set my aperture to F/10 and the shutter speed to 1/3 of a second to get that silky smooth moving water effect i was looking for and started shooting away with my remote release and that was basically it! Everything else on the D90 was standard.
I hope you get a chance to photography some waterfalls this way because it's pretty darn fun and easy! For more advanced techniques on shooting waterfalls here's a good web site you might like.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Nikon D90 Companion Book!

Another D90 book by Author Ben Long that might interest you!

Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Nikon D90. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the D90's features to make great photographs-including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more. With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime.

The Nikon D90 Companion will show you how to:

Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings

Learn the basic rules of composition

Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects

Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors

Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them

Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you

Use the D90's ability to shoot high definition video

Check it out Here!

Nikon D90 GPS - The GP-1 Unit!

GP-1 GPS Unit, Geotag your images! Geotags can be added to your images so you can record latitude, longitude, altitude and time information.

Not sure if this is for everyone but it's definitely cool! If your into geo-tagging then you might want to read more about this over at Digital Review

Update: New GP-1 Micosite from Nikon See it Here

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Understanding Exposure - Great Book for all Nikon D90 Owners!

This is a great book on understanding Exposure! I have read mine a few times and always refer back to it ever so often, When i first started my photography hobby everyone i talked to said I have to read this book so i finally ordered it and have learned a lot of good stuff from it. It's a very highly acclaimed book from all the great reviews and i can see why.

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition) (Paperback)

For serious amateur photographers who already shoot perfectly focused, accurately exposed images but want to be more creative with a camera, here’s the book to consult. More than seventy techniques, both popular and less-familiar approaches, are covered in detail, including advanced exposure, bounced flash and candlelight, infrared, multiple images, soft-focus effects, unusual vantage points, zooming, and other carefully chosen ways to enhance photographs. The A-Z format make sit easy for readers to find a specific technique, and each one is explained in jargon-free language. Top Tips for each technique help readers achieve superb results, even on the first attempt.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Understanding Histograms on your Nikon D90!

Possibly the most useful tool available in digital photography is the histogram. It could also well be the least understood. In this article we will look at what a camera histogram tells the photographer and how best to utilize that information.

Virtually every digital camera, from the simplest point-and-shoot to the most sophisticated digital SLR has the ability to display a histogram directly, or more usually superimposed upon the image just taken. (The Hasselblad H1, the latest generation of film & digital capable cameras, can display a histogram on the camera grip’s LCD while the image is separately displayed on the digital back’s LCD.) On most cameras though the histogram display takes place on the rear LCD screen, and most cameras can be programmed to do this both on the image that is displayed immediately after a shot is taken, or later when frames are being reviewed.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Nikon D90 System Builder - Build Your Bag!

Update: Looks Like Nikon Discontinued This Feature! 3/1/2011

Here's a new fun little thing to do from Nikon!

"The Possibilities are Endless"
Use this tool to explore great Nikon gear, share opinions with other photographers and build a Camera Bag wish list tailored to your shooting style and goals. Have Fun!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

David Busch's Nikon D90 Book!

Now Available

David Busch's new Nikon D90 book - Digital SLR Photography will be done in about a months time and it's going to be great! David has wrote tons of great books and when i had my D40 his Digital field Guide book was with me always! I personally cant wait to get this in my hands. You can check out his web site Here if you like! Now Available Get it here Click Here!

"David Busch's Nikon D90 Guide to Digital SLR Photography" is a concise introduction and guide to your camera's essential controls and functions. The book provides detailed instructions showing you the how, when, and why of focus modes, flash and lens options, how to choose zoom settings, and which exposure modes are best. Packed with full-color images and examples that illustrate the recommended techniques and settings for your Nikon D90, this book helps photographers of any skill level begin maximizing their equipment as soon as you open the cover!

Check it out Here!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nikon D90 Flash - Speedlights!

Advanced, high-performance Speedlights for Nikon digital SLR cameras!

Eventually you may want to get a speedlight for your new D90 and that's a great idea! I just got the SB600 and i love it. I'm still learning the best way to use it, When i get it right my photos have come out great. I use it off camera with the commander mode and boy is that fun. Here's a few links about these speedlights. You may notice i use a lot to show you stuff and that really is just because they have so much information and user reviews on these products it's just a great place to get it all.



SB700 New


SB900 New

SB910 New

Here's a little micro site tutorial from Nikon called "The world of Nikon speedlights"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Manfrotto 725B Digi Tripod For your D90!

Manfrotto 725B Digi Tripod with Integrated Ball Head with Dove Tail Plate and Carrying Bag (Black)

I received this Tripod for Christmas from my girlfriend and i love it! It's definitely way better then my Promaster 6100 i have been using. The ball head is awesome and I'll never go back to the conventional type tripod again! I have used this with my D90, 70-300 vr and SB600 with no problem! Having just one knob to turn and re-compose is great. I would definitely recommend this Tripod for anyone that does not want to spend hundreds of dollars on a tripod and still get a ball head type tripod.

You can read more about it here!

Nikon D90 - From Snapshots to Great Shots Book!

Nikon's new 90D bridges the gap between the novice and the seasoned pro with a perfect combination of high-speed and quality.

 For anyone who has upgraded from their point-and-shoot or first DSLR to a Nikon D90 and wants to get the best shots possible but isn't sure what to do next. There's the manual of course, as well as competing books, and while they all tell D90 owners, often in 400+ pages, what the camera can do, none of them shows them exactly how to use their camera to create great images!

This book has one goal: to teach D90 owners how to make great shots using their Nikon camera. It teaches them how to use their 90D to create the type of photographs that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Everything in the book is in service of creating a great image. Starting with the top ten things they need to know about their camera, photographer Jeff Revell then carefully guides them through the Basic modes and into the Advanced modes of the camera. They'll get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end-of-chapter assignments that will allow D90 owners to immediately put to use all the great info in each chapter.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nikon D90 Leather Camera Holster!

This beautiful rich-looking leather case (classic black or saddle brown) can be worn on your own belt, our custom matching leather 2" field belt or the included 1.5" adjustable strap. Wear it with or without the snap-off flap. When top cover flap is detached the camera is secured in holster with a quick release strap

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Introduction to the Nikon D90 Vol.1 Basic Controls DVD

Take great pictures with your Nikon D90!

All you need is this training DVD and about an hour, and you will have the knowledge and the confidence to create the images you want. The topics are arranged in chapters, so you can move at your own pace, and return later to individual subjects.

Check it out Here

Nikon D90 Extended Warranty

Nikon 2 - Year Extended Service Coverage Agreement for the Nikon D90 and D80 Digital SLR Camera

This Nikon 2-Year Extended Service Coverage (ESC) for the Nikon D80 SLR DigitalCamera is offered through Nikon U.S.A. and becomes valid upon the expiration of the Nikon U.S.A. Inc. limited Warranty that was included with your camera and provides the coverage specified below for a period of two additional years. During the period of your Extended Service Contract (ESC), repairs resulting from defects in material or workmanship will be performed at no-charge by Nikon Inc.

D90 Practice - Virtual Camera By Craig Hickman

From Craig Hickman"I'm testing a new Flash movie designed to teach exposure concepts as they relate to digital cameras. Anyone can use it but it was originally designed for my students at the University of Oregon in the Digital Arts, Digital Imaging class. It still has a few rough edges and bugs, but you can try it out"
This is very cool to play with!

DSLR Tips for you and your new Nikon D90

What a great web site for new DSLR owners! You have to visit, there is tons of great information to study and learn. They have photography tutorials, video workshops, lens and accessory reviews and more! I think i could learn a few things here!