At the high resolutions offered by the D800/D800E, even the slightest camera motion can result in blur. The technique revealed in this section minimizes blur through a combination of live view photography and a tripod.
This section introduces a technique that achieves sharp focus on a selected point when framing portrait subjects through the viewfinder.
The following sections introduce useful techniques and camera functions applicable to a variety of situations.
Follow the steps below to create silent time-lapse movies from photos taken automatically at selected intervals.
Before filming, ready the camera as described below.
Record from 2 to 10 exposures in a single photo.
Vibration reduction (VR) is supported with VR lenses. To reduce camera blur, choose a setting suited to the subject.
This section introduces how to quickly photograph athletes and other moving subjects.
Customizing the Command Dials.
Focusing with the AF-ON Button
Ever wondered why videos captured with a camcorder just don’t seem to have the same visual qualities as the movies?
Functions of low-pass filter (OLPF).
Select Nikon digital SLR cameras feature special effects that can be used when recording still images or D-movies. For example, on the D5100, they can be found by selecting Effects on the camera's mode dial, and scrolling through the various effects via the command dial. You can preview which effect will be used when the camera's menu is set for the Classic or Graphic mode or when the D5100 is set for Live View operation. These special Effects work with JPEG files (if JPEG + NEF is chosen; or NEF however, only JPEG files are recorded).
With the new D4S hitting shelves, it was only fitting to put it to the test with one of Asia’s finest photographers, Scott A. Woodward. We asked him to do just that: using the D4S for the very first time, he packed his bags for Bhutan.
When getting images to an editor during events that garner a lot of news coverage its not fast enough to finish shooting and courier off the media card.
The 51-point AF system positions 51 points of focus within the frame to allow photographers to choose a variety of focus configurations to suit the shooting situation.