Nikon D90 – I didn’t know I could do that!

Recently I was having a conversation about D90 with a friend of mine who also owns one. It came as a surprise to me when I learned that he was missing out on some of the biggest features D90 offered. Here is a compilation of the things that we discussed.

DOF preview

nikon d90 dof buttonThe very first thing this body has in store for you is DOF Preview button on the front side of the body towards the right side of the lens.

Pressing this button will tell the camera to set the aperture at the selected level, allowing you to see what the shot will look like in the view finder – particularly the depth of field. This enables you to see how much of your image is in focus sharply.

source – dPs

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50mm lens – I didn’t know I could do that

We are continuing the series – I didn’t know I could that – with 50mm lens.

50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that

50 mm f/1.8 lens is a cheap good quality prime lens. I use it for taking portraits and headshots. There are many aspects of a 50mm lens that goes unnoticed. We will start with the obvious ones.

Focusing Ring

50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that

As the name suggests, the focusing ring helps to change the focusing of the lens. If camera is on AF (Auto Focus) mode, the focusing is done by the camera. If set to M (Manual) mode, the ring has to worked by the photographer.

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Tripod – I didn’t know I could do that!

This post is the first among the many to come in the future which features the “Aha!” moments involving photography. We are kicking off the series with a couple of “I didn’t know I could do that” features of camera tripods.

tripod orientation guide
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