Nikon Technology

A Shot in the Dark - Mikko Lagerstedt reviews the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G

A Shot in the Dark - Mikko Lagerstedt reviews the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G

Mikko Lagerstedt takes the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED into the depths of the night, sharing his first-hand experience with tackling a new lens.

How Nikon’s Vibration Reduction Technology Works

How Nikon’s Vibration Reduction Technology Works

Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera shake. Using a VR NIKKOR lens can result in sharp images in low light, under windy conditions or when using a physically large NIKKOR lens, at up to four stops slower (with a VR II lens) than a non-VR lens.

The Nikon F-Mount’s Stunning Reliability

The Nikon F-Mount’s Stunning Reliability

Used on Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses from the introduction of the Nikon F in 1959 to current models, the bayonet-type F-Mount is the communication link between Nikon SLRs and NIKKOR lenses.

Understanding Active D-Lighting

Understanding Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image.

How to Read Your Lens Barrel

How to Read Your Lens Barrel

What I see through a NIKKOR lens is never an issue; it's whatever I choose. But what I see on a NIKKOR lens can be another matter, and that's what brought me not long ago to the office of Nikon senior technical manager Lindsay Silverman. As a writer and editor in the photo industry, I'm well aware of Lindsay's expertise.

Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR

Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR

Reading about all of the different lens types and abbreviations might be a bit overwhelming, so we'll try to simplify this as much as possible. You're interested in one of the latest NIKKOR lenses, but aren't sure if it will work with your camera. Well, there's an easy way to know—by checking the abbreviations that make up the name of each NIKKOR lens.