6/25/2009

Nikon D90 Training

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It is the official D90 minisite to show you how to get start with D90 and explain all features.
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Here Again Sample Good Pictures By Nikon D90

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6/11/2009

Nikon D90 Product Information


Product 
Information
D90
Type of camera:
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective pixels:
12.3 million
CCD:
23.6 x15.8mm CMOS sensor
Image Size (pixels):
4288 x 2848 [L], 3216 x 2136 [M], 2144 x 1424 [S]
Lens mount
Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
Compatible lenses*
DX AF Nikkor lenses: All functions supported.
Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported (PC Micro-Nikkor does not support some functions), IX Nikkor lenses not supported.
Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II. Lenses fo F3AF not supported.
AI-P Nikkor : All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Non-CPU: Autofocusnot supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function. Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentaprism single lens reflex viewfinder
Diopter
-2 to +1.0 mˉ¹
Eyepoint
19.5mm (-1.0mˉ¹)
Focusing screen
Type-B BriteView Clear Matte Screen Mark II with focus frame (framing gris can be displayed)
Frame coverage
Approx. 96% of lens (vertical and horizontal)
Magnification
Approx. 0.94 x (50mm lens at infinity; -1.0mˉ¹) 
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled.
Depth-of-field preview
When CPU lens is attached, depth-of-field preview button stops aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Self-timer
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10, and 20s duration.
Focus-area selection
Can be selected from 11 focus points.
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C);  predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status (AF-A)
  • Manual focus (M) : Electronic range finding supported.
Storage
Image size:
  • 4288 x 2848 (L)
  • 3216 x 2136 (M)
  • 2144 x 1424 (S)
Media
SD (Secure Digital) memory cards 
File system
Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0 and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Compression
  • NEF (RAW) - lossless compressed.
  • JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16)
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats.
Autofocus:
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL Phase-detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3m / 1ft.8in. - 9ft. 10in.)
Detection range
-1.0 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
AF-area mode
Single point, dynamic-area, auto-area, and 3D tracking (11 points)  
Focus Lock:
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3EV.  Can also be set to 0.3, 0.7, or 1EV (ISO equivalent) below ISO 22 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1EV (ISO6400) above ISO 3200.
Metering
TTL Exposure using 420-segment RGB sensor                             
Matrix
3D Color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); Color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted
Weight of 75% given to 6,8, or 10-mm circle in center of frame
Spot
Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2% of frame) centered on active focus area 
Range (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix metering II or center-weighted metering)
  • 2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling:
CPU coupling
Mode:
Auto modes (Auto, Auto (flash -off)); Scene Modes:( Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait) ; (P) Programmed Auto with flexible program, (S) Shutter Priority Auto; (A) Aperture Priority, (M) Manual Mode
Exposure Compensation:
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV 
Exposure Lock:
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Bracketing:
  • Exposure bracketing (2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, or 2 EV)
  • Flash bracketing  (2-3 frames in steps of 1/3,  1/2 , 2/3, 1, or 2 EV)
  • White Balance bracketing in steps of 1, 2, or 3 EV
  • ADL bracketing - 2 frames.
Shutter:
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter 
Speed:
 30s to 1/4,000 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2EV, bulb 
White Balance
Auto (TTL white balance with 420-segment RGB sensor); six manual modes with fine tuning; color temperature settings; preset white balance
Bracketing
2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1,2 or 3
Built-in flash
  • Auto, portrait, macro, night portrait: auto flash with auto pop-up
  • P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number (m/ft)
Approx. 13 / 42 at ISO 100 and 20°C (68°F)
Flash Sync Contact:
X-contact only; flash synchronization at shutter speeds of up to 1/200 s
Auto aperture
Available with SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto
Available with such Speedlights as SB-900, -800, -600, -80DX, -28DX, -28. -27 and -22s.
Range-priority manual
Available with SB-900; SB-800
Flash Mode:
  • Auto, portrait, closeup: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
  • night portrait: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
  • landscape, sports, night landscape: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
  • P, S, A, M: Fill flash, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or SB-series Speedlight such as 800, 600, 80DX, 28DX, 50DX, 28, 27, 22s is fully charged;  blinks for about 3s after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
With SB-800, 600, and R200, supports Advanced Wireless Lighting (SB-600 and R200 only support AWL when used as remote flash), Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling Flash and FV Lock.
Monitor
3-inch, approx. 920K-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment.
Video Output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
External interface
USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Tripod socket
1.4 in. (ISO)
Firmware upgrades
Firmware can be upgraded by user.
Supported languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish) 
Power source
  • One rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion battery; charging voltage (MH-18a quick charger): 8.4V DC
  • MD-D80 Multi-power battery pack (Available separately) with one or two rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion batteries or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium, or nickel manganese AA batteries with (optional) MS-D200 battery holder installed in MD-D80 Multi-power pack.
  • EN-5 or EH-5a  AC adapter (available separately)
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Approx. 132 x 103 x 77mm (5.2 x 4.1x 3.0 in.)
Weight:

Approx. 620g (1lb. 6 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or LCD monitor cover
Operating Environment
             
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Temperature
0 to 40° C (+32 to 104°F)
Supplied Accessories
En-El3e Rechargeable Battery, MH-18a Quick Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E4 USB Cable, EG-D2 Audio Video Cable, AN-DC1 Camera Strap, BM-10 LCD Monitor Cover, Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, Software Suite, CD-ROM Supplied accessories may differ depending on region or area.
Optional Accessories

Nikkor lenses, MB-D80 Multi-Purpose Battery pack, ML-L3 wireless remote control, DK-21 M Magnifying Eyepiece, EH-5a AC adapter (EH-5 will work), Capture NX 2 software, Camera Control Pro 2 software.
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6/10/2009

DX Lens Quick Summary

Summary List of available D90 lenses with pros & cons & rating.





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