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Rick's Photography Site
Useful info, reference and photo site links

This started with my search for some new upgraded photo equipment as I transitioned from the film to digital world. A longtime avid photographer and a computer buff, I still had a lot to learn about digital photography. Here is a collection of the resources I found and use. If you have additional, info, insights, sites or materials to share, please add them my forum, or contact me to include, or list and link to them from here. I hope you find this site useful.

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Photography Reference and Info Sites  - comprehensive, informative site by technology savant, writer and photographer Thom Hogan.
Tom's Nikon reference page directory
Camera - Superb indispensable reference site dcviews for digital camera views and reviews

cameras tutorials hot links cool tools photography forums your views
our views services camera reference and reviews
dcviews lense reference and reviews
Canon lenses 
Minolta lenses 
Nikon lenses 
Pentax lenses 
Olympus lenses
Sigma lenses 
Tamron lenses 
Tokina lenses
dp-digest - - Digital Photography Review - informative and insightful - views, reviews, tips, techniques , reference.
Ken's Gallery    
Ken's How-To section    
Ken's Autofocus Lens Overview, Tests and Reviews
Ken's Photography Books library recommendations and links 
Ken's Photography Links 
Tiffen Filters Reference Page - Filter Brochure Download
Filter Facts - download pdf Tutorials  
Digital Photography Blog -
PBase Magazine - Download it now at
PhotoZone -
Reviews Site - - On-line home of Popular Photography and Imaging and American Photo
MIR - Photography in Malaysia - Nikon Digital SLR
Nikon AF Lens Specification Chart
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Photo Equipment Suppliers

 Memory Cards

FAKE SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash Cards Exposed
FAKE SanDisk Ultra Compact Flash Cards Exposed

Lexar CF Card Promaster CF CardSanDisk Ultra CF CardSanDisk CF CardTranscend Compact Flash
 Flash Memory Cards and X-Speed Ratings from Kingston Technology
 SD Memory Cards
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Photo Merchants


Adorama: The Photography People - beware of over-rating condition of used equipment ... - - great service - vast selection - reputable ...

Established 1938  - great service - reputable ...  - great service - vast selection - reputable ...
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Photo e-merchants and auction sites
ebay  - huge marketplace of new and used equipment

Photo libraries and galleries

Absenter - Biggest aviation site in the world! 200,000 unique visitors daily! 1,178,555 photos online!

BYM Photo Gallery - The BYM Gallery is one of the largest collections of boating and maritime images in the world, with over 34,000 photos, which have received well over 2.8 million views.

Chicago Architecture - The Buildings Pages
the daily drink
Digital Grin -
Ken's Rockwell's Gallery from
Galleries of the NCPS - the North (Orange of California) County Photographic Society
L o o p e r
Mike's Right Brain - nice work by a friend of a friend  - Learn about legendary photographers, enter contests and share photos with Nikon's PictureProject In Touch.
Orbit 1 - striving to be the best photo sharing and photo hosting web site PBase Galleries -
Gallery at - photo site of friend and Mark Skarr
State of Illinois photos -
Personal gallery portal repositories


Rick's Galleries

Rick's Gallery of Chicago Architecture and Buildings.


Rick's Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture - Prairie School Gallery


Rick's NNHS Varsity Soccer Gallery -


Rick's Pics Gallery



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Photography Forums

Digital Grin -
Olympus Talk Forum on DP Review - striving to be the best photo sharing and photo hosting web site -
PBase Forum - Forum
Leica Digital forum
Jenoptik Eyelike forum
Camera forums on
Dpreview Talk - Digital Photography
Rick's site Forum
 nikon SLR forum Nikon Talk Forum
Forums at the Nikonians  Nikon Forum Nikon Forum
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Photo Gear - (what's in your bag?)

  •  Nikon D200



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Nikon USEA D200 feature site

Camera Grand Prix Award 2006

download specs

user manual from Nikon

User's Manual

user guide by Ken Rockwell


comparison chart



V2.00 - Firmware download for D200


Reference page on - Nikon D200

Review from Digital Photography -
Nikon D200 Review by noted photographer and author Thom Hogan.
Ken Rockwell's review - get the straight scoop here... 
MB-D200 multi-battery pack for D200
Nikon D100

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Nikon D100 - Reference page on - Nikon D100
Review from Digital Photography -
Nikon D100 review from Leo Foo's excellent (but slightly dated) Nikon Digital SLR site. 
Co-developed with LARs.Gif Denmark , Creator of the Nikon Repair Group Mailing-List;
A contributing effort to
Michael Liu's Classic Nikon SLRs and Nikkor optic site.
D100 Main Reference Map
D100 Technical Specs
 Nikon documentation
Download the D100 User's Manual - File Size ~16MB

Instruction Manual for Nikon D100

D100 Review by noted author and photographer Thom Hogan.

Review - Steve's Digicams - Nikon D100

Review - Imaging Resource - Nikon D100

D100 Accessories

MB-D100 - Multi-function Battery Pack for D100 - Manual

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens

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Nikon official page 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor
Manual (English only)
Manual (Multi-language)
download specs
Nikon support knowledgebase
Ken Rockwell's review - AF-s 70 - 200 mm VR f/2.8G IF-ED
Thom Hogan's review - Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR AF-S
Photozone Review - Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Pop Photo Buying Guide Review
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Nikon official page 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor
Nikon support knowledgebase
Ken Rockwell's review - 80-200 AF-D
PhotoZone Review - Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8 D ED
Pop Photo Buying Guide Review

Nikon official page
Nikon support knowledgebase
Ken Rockwell's review - 300mm AF-ED
Pop Photo Buying Guide Review



Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED


Offical Nikon Page
Official Nikon Specs Sheet
Official Nikon Brochure
Ken Rockwells review - AF-s 18 - 200 mm VR f/3.5 - 5.6G DX IF-ED
Nikon support knowledgebase
Thom Hogan's review - AF-S Zoom-Nikkor ED 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF DX VR Review Nkkor_18-200VR
PopPhoto Review
Bjorn Rosslett's mini-review.
AFS DX VR 18-200

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Nikon 12-24 mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
 AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
Offical Nikon Page
Ken Rockwells review
Thom Hogan's review - Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G DX Review Nkkor_12-24  

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF-AS DX Zoom-Nikkor


Nikon 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF Zoom-Nikkor


Nikkor 35-135 mm lens

Review from


  •  Nikon SB-600 Autofocus Speedlight
Nikon SB-600 Autofocus SpeedlightSB-600 Autofocus Speedlight - Instruction Manual
Ken Rockwell - Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Review
MB-D100 - Multi-function Battery Pack for D100;  MB-D200 - Multi-function Battery Pack for D200

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MB-D200 Multi-function Battery Pack for D200

MB-D100 - Multi-function Battery Pack for D100 - Manual  MB-D100 - Multi-function Battery Pack for D200
Manfrotto 680 Monopod - broken part - seeking replacement part
Manfrotto 680 Monopod
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