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Quick review of the Nikon D80, the

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 14, 2006

Quick review of the Nikon D80, the successor to the popular prosumer D70 SLR. 10 megapixel, but still no wifi.

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Through the viewfinder

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 12, 2006

I picked up a Kodak Duaflex II camera at an antique store this weekend. I’m going to use to it do some through the viewfinder shots with the D70. The idea is that you take a photo of the Duaflex viewfinder with the SLR camera, thereby picking up all the spots, scratches, and curves of the old lens. A lens hood is required to block unwanted light reflections. Here’s a tutorial describing the process. Of course, it was after I bought the Duaflex that I discovered the need for a different lens on the SLR to make it work properly. We’ll see if the 50 mm lens at home works. Some results soon. Hopefully.

Advice for cleaning the CCD image sensor

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 06, 2006

Advice for cleaning the CCD image sensor on Nikon digital SLR cameras. Doesn’t look that scary….does anyone have any experience doing this? My D70 needs a little TLC in this area.

Nikon has issued a recall for certain

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 02, 2005

Nikon has issued a recall for certain batteries used in the D100, D70, and D50…the battery has a flaw that may cause it to overheat and melt. Check the site for your battery’s lot number to see if you’re affected.

Several companies who manufacture digital cameras have

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 27, 2005

Several companies who manufacture digital cameras have issued “silent recalls” due to a faulty chip distorts photos when it fails. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and others are affected. Digital Photography Review has more; here’s the Nikon D2H & D70 advisory. (A “silent recall” isn’t an official recall…the companies are only repairing items in which the faulty chips fail.)

Update: Eliot sez: That’s the wrong service advisory for Nikon…it’s an unrelated problem. Here’s the related advisory…doesn’t affect any of their dSLRs.

Neat visual history of Nikon SLR cameras.

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 29, 2005

Neat visual history of Nikon SLR cameras. It would be neat to make an animation of how the cameras changed through time.

For my photography nerd friends who own

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 07, 2005

For my photography nerd friends who own Nikon D70 cameras, here’s the Nikon D70 focus test chart. Looking closely at some photos I shot yesterday, I may have to try this out.

Nikon is coming out with new D-SLRs soon

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 09, 2005

Nikon is coming out with new D-SLRs soon. The successor to the Nikon D70 (dammit, I just got mine a few months ago!) as well as a more entry-level D-SLR.