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Nikon Lens Reviews

   Lens Reviews

   Lens Compatibility

 

Cameras       top

Historical listing of all Nikon DSLRs

Nikon D810 Review NEW: Nikon D810

Nikon D3300 Review Nikon D3300 07 January 2014

Nikon D4S Review Nikon D4S 07 January 2014

Nikon Df Review Nikon Df 05 November 2013

Nikon D5300 ReviewNikon D5300 17 October 2013

Nikon D610 ReviewNikon D610 08 October 2013

Nikon D7100 Nikon D7100 21 February 2013

 

Nikon Coolpix A Nikon Coolpix A Review 05 June 2013

 

Nikon D5200 Review D5200 January 2013

 

Nikon D600 Review D600 13 September 2012

Nikon D600 versus D800 15 September 2012

Nikon D600 versus D700 15 September 2012

Nikon D600 versus D7000 15 September 2012

 

Nikon D800 ReviewD800 & D800E 07 February 2012

Nikon D800 versus D800E

Nikon D800 and D800E User's Guide 26 July 2012

How to Set the Nikon D800 & D800E AF System 26 July 2012

 

Nikon D4 ReviewD4 06 January 2012

Nikon D3200 ReviewD3200 19 April 2012

Nikon D5100D5100 05 April 2011

Nikon D90D90 27 August 2008

Nikon D7000D7000 15 September 2010

Nikon D300sD300s 30 July 2009

Nikon D700 D700 01 July 2008

Nikon D3sD3s 14 October 2009

Nikon D3XD3X 01 December 2008

Nikon F6 F6 September 2004

Nikon F5 F5  (1996-2004)

Nikon FM3a FM3a  (2001-2006)

Nikon SP SP (1957-1962)

 

Historical Guide to Nikon Digital SLRs

List of Nikon DX Cameras

List of Nikon FX Cameras

 

Discontinued DSLRs       top

Nikon D3100D3100 19 August 2010

Nikon D5000 D5000 14 April 2009

Nikon D3000 D3000 30 July 2009

Nikon D3D3 23 August 2007 introduction

Nikon D3PD3P 01 April 2008 introduction

Nik0n D300D300 23 August 2007

Nikon D40 D40 16 November 2006 - January 2010

Nikon D60 D60 28 January 2008

D80 (also in Romanian.) August 2006 introduction, August 2008 replacement by D90.

D40x 2006

D200 November 2005 introduction.

D2Xs

D2Hs

D50

D70s

D2X (replaced by similar D2Xs)

D70 (replaced by similar D70s)

D2H (replaced by similar D2Hs)

D100

D1x and D1H (2001-)

Nikon D1 ReviewNikon D1 June 1999

Nikon View Software

 

Speculation (don't read yet)       top

Nikon D5 06 January 2012

Nikon D5x 06 January 2012

Nikon D500X expected August 2010 overdue

Nikon D500 October 2010 overdue

Nikon D4X written 08 July 2009, expected early 2013

The Nikon M1 and MX System 16 February 2009 overdue

D10

D120

D400 Spring 2009

D4000 Spring 2009

D6000 Spring 2009

D440 Spring 2009

D770 Spring 2009

D777 Spring 2009

D3H November 2008

D75 February 2008

D65 February 2008

D55 November 2008

Nikon D700X expected August 2009 cancelled

 

35mm Cameras       top

Nikon F6 Nikon F6

Nikon F5Nikon F5

Nikon F4 updated August 2006

Nikon F3 July 2009

Nikon F2AS, Nikon's Sturdiest and Most Sensitive-Metering Professional Camera
     (also in French)

Nikon F August 2006

Nikon 35Ti Nikon 35Ti

Nikon FM3a Nikon FM3a Review 18 March 2010

Nikon FE2 review Nikon FE2 Review (1983-1987)

Nikon EL2 review Nikon EL2 Review (1977-1978)

Nikon F2S Review NEW: Nikon F2S Review 06 June 2013

Nikon F2 Guide ReviewNEW: Nikon F2 Guide 06 June 2013

 

Nikon FE and FM Family Comparison Chart 18 March 2010

F100 review, observations recommendations and tricks

N90s updated 30 November 2004

N80 updated 30 November 2004

N75 updated 30 November 2004

N65 updated 30 November 2004

N60 updated 30 November 2004

N55 updated 30 November 2004

FA Nikon's most advanced manual focus camera from 1988

FE New Review 01 October 2008.

FM, FM2, FM2n, FE, FE2, FM3a reviews

L35AF (Nikon's first AF point-and-shoot from about 1984)

EM (not written yet)

Nikonos IV-A 14 June 2007

The Awesome Nikon Pronea S 02 September 2008

Nikon IX Lenses 02 September 2008

The Amateur Photo System (APS) 01 September 2008

Nikon SPNEW: Nikon SP (1957-1962)

35mm Camera Guide updated 30 November 2004

Nikon Discontinues Crummier 35mm Cameras 11 January 2006

 

Plain-English User Guides       top

iPhone, iPad and iPod Apps

NEW: Nikon D5200 iPhone/iPod/iPad App 16 December 2013

Nikon D800 User Guide App 21 December 2012

Nikon D7000 User's Guide App 10 December 2011

Nikon D300s User's Guide iPhone and iPod App

Nikon D3000 User's Guide iPhone and iPod App

Nikon D5000 Users Guide for iPhone and iPod 23 December 2009

Nikon D700 User's Guide for iPhone and iPod 21 December 2009

Nikon D300 User's Guide app for iPhone and iPod 21 December 2009

Nikon D90 Users Guide for iPhone and iPod. October 2008

Nikon D40 Users Guide for iPhone and iPod 08 July 2009

 

Online User's Guides

Current Model User's Guides

How to Use Your Nikon AF System

NEW: How to Reset Nikon Image Comments 07 August 2014

NEW: Nikon D3300 Plain-English User's Guide 16 April 2014

NEW: Nikon D3300 Autofocus System User's Guide 04 April 2014

NEW: Nikon D5300 Plain-English User's Guide 04 April 2014

NEW: Nikon D5300 Autofocus System User's Guide 04 April 2014

Nikon D5200 User's Guide 15 February 2013

Nikon D800 and D800E User's Guide 26 July 2012

How to Set the Nikon D800 & D800E AF System 26 July 2012

Nikon D3200 Users Guide15 June 2012

Nikon D7000 User's Guide 21 July 2011

Nikon D5100 User's Guide 16 July 2011

Nikon D5100 Autofocus Settings 14 July 2011

Nikon D7000 Autofocus Settings Guide 28 January 2011

Nikon D7000 User's Guide. 03 December 2010

Nikon D3100 User's Guide 30 September 2010

Nikon D5000 User's Guide 05 June 2009

Nikon D90 User's Guide 25 September 2008

Nikon D300 User's Guide 27 August 2008

Nikon D300s Users' Guide 09 October 2009

Nikon D300s AF System Settings Guide 09 October 2009

Nikon D700 User's Guide 19 August 2008

Nikon D3 User's Guide 26 August 2008

 

Older Model User's Guides

Nikon D40 User's Guide

Nikon D50 User's Guide

Nikon D70/D70s User's Guide

Nikon D80 User's Guide

Nikon D200 User's Guide

Nikon D3000 Users Guide 30 September 2009

 

NEW: Nikon SP User's Guide 07 September 2010

Nikon F5 User's Guide 09 July 2010

Nikon FE User's Guide 18 March 2010

 

Flash       top

Nikon Flashes Compared

How to Use the Nikon Flash system

How to use Wireless Flash - for Free!

Nikon SB-300 ReviewNEW: Nikon SB-300 Flash Review 24 Septemebr 2013

SB-400 <--- Nikon's best tiny flash

Canon 220EX, 270EX and Nikon SB-400 Flashes Compared 18 May 2010

SB-600

SB-600 compared to SB-800

Nikon SB-700Nikon SB-700 Flash <--- Nikon's best normal flash

SB-800

SB-900

Nikon SB-910 ReviewNikon SB-910 Review Nikon's most expensive flash

SU-800 Remote Commander

SB-R200 Macro Flash

R1C1 Macro Flash System

 

Obsolete Flashes

These are great for film cameras or obsolete DSLRs, but almost worthless except in non-TTL modes on current DSLRs.

SB-22

SB-23

SB-28

SB-28DX

Nikon SB-30SB-30

SB-50DX 25 November 2003

SB-80DX

 

Comparisons and General Interest       top

(see also each review for more comparisons)

Cameras

NEW: Nikon 400mm f/2.8 Lenses Compared 09 July 2014

Nikon 35Ti vs Canon 5D Mark III vs. Fuji X100S image quality 09 January 2014

Nikon D600, D7100 and D7000 Image-Quality Comparison 10 April 2013

2012 Full-Frame DSLR Comparison

Nikon D600 versus D800 15 September 2012

Nikon D600 versus D700 15 September 2012

Nikon D600 versus D7000 15 September 2012

Nikon 18-200 vs. 28-300 vs. 18-300 Comparison 11 July 2012

Canon 5D Mark III vs. Nikon D800 27 June 2012

High-ISO Comparisons of the Nikon D1, D3 (D700), D4, D800, D7000 and Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III and Fuji X-Pro1 and X100 06 April 2012

Nikon D7000 Sharpness versus FX 09 November 2010

Nikon D7000, D300, D3 (D700) and Canon 5D Mark II High ISO Comparison 08 November 2010

Nikon D3100, D3 and D40 High ISO Comparison 29 September 2010

Nikon Flashes Compared Sep 2010

Nikon High-Speed 50mm Lens Sharpness Comparison 09 Sep 2010

All Known Nikon 24mm Lenses and Zooms Compared 14 August 2010

Nikon D3 and D700 vs. Canon 5D 10 July 2008

Nikon D3000 High ISO Comparison to D40 29 September 2009

Nikon D3X, D3, D40, LEICA M7, Pentax 645N, and Canon 5D Mark II, 5D and SD700 Sharpness Comparison 13 January 2009

Nikon FE and FM Family Comparison Chart 18 March 2010

Nikon D90, D3, D300 and D200 ISO 3,200 Comparison 18 September 2008

Nikon D90, D3, D300 and D200 Sharpness Comparison 18 September 2008

Nikon D3, D700 and D300 Sharpness Shootout 14 August 2008

Nikon D3 and D700 vs. Canon 5D 10 July 2008

Nikon D300 versus Nikon D3. 23 January 2008

DSLR High ISO Shoot-Out 03 October 2007

Nikon D200, D80, D70, D50, D40, Canon 5D and XTi

Camera LCD Monitor Screens

DSLR Shootout 2006

D200 vs. D80

Canon 20D and Nikon D70 Direct Comparison

A $25 camera outdoes a $5,000 Nikon D3! 02 September 2008

The Full-Frame Advantage 11 September 2007

New-Camera Bugs 11 July 2008

The Future of FX and DX formats 14 February 2008

25 Years Shooting Nikon 31 December 2008

 

Lens Comparisons

See Nikon Lens Comparisons.

 

Coolpix Pocket Cameras       top

Nikon Coolpix A NEW: Nikon Coolpix A Review 05 June 2013

Nikon P7000 Nikon P7000 Review 12 October 2010

Nikon S70 Nikon S70 Review 02 November 2009

Nikon S1000PJNikon S1000PJ Review 15 October 2009

Coolpix 8700

Coolpix 5700

 

Metering       top

Modern Exposure

How to Use Matrix Metering

Matrix Metering Original sales flyer (1984)

How to Use Spot metering

 

Body Caps       top

Nikon Body Cap Compatibility

 

More Information       top

Nikon, Japan

Nikon brochures

Richard de Stoutz' Nikon Collection

Nikon, Singapore

Press Releases

Nikon USA

Roland Vink's Nikon SLR lens data

John White (AI conversions of old lenses). I've used him with great results.

Legacy2Digital.com does AI-P conversions.

Links to other sources of Nikon information (Nikonlinks.com)

Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo An astute club of collectors

 

Book Suggestion       top

The New Nikon Compendium is my favorite guide to the Nikon system. The first edition Nikon Compendium from 1993 and the slightly older second edition from 2003 here published by Hove are also good.

These compendia are loaded with refreshingly correct information as to what was made when and what features work on which cameras, answering exactly the sort of emails I get from people all the time. They also cover all the cameras, motors, finders, lenses, flashes and other accessories. The newest edition covers digital cameras and historic rangefinders. It's not cheap and it's worth every penny since you won't have to buy all the other Nikon guides out there.

Nikon guides are like light meters: are are all useful, but no two agree 100%. Even Nikon's own printed catalogs can disagree with themselves. For instance, Vol. 6 of the Nikon USA full line product guide shows a photo of the 300/2.8 AF-S next to the listing for the 300/4 AF, and the AF-S 80-200 is shown for the 80-200 non-AFS. These goofs are common, which is why you shouldn't spend much time reading guides and why I started making my own observations and writing them down. That's how this website came to be: personal notes about my own gear so I wouldn't forget.

Of all the other Nikon guides, Moose Peterson's are my favorites. Unfortunately for gearheads he's gotten out of the guide business and fortunately for photographers he stresses photography itself. Unlike most guide writers who are authors first and photo hobbyists second, Moose is a real photographer. His guides are written from a seasoned point of view.

See also my Books page.

 

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