Best Nikon DX Lenses: Top Picks for Crop-Sensor Nikon Cameras

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When it comes to buying DX lenses, the choices unfortunately aren’t all that clearly laid out. By that I mean there are almost too many options and there so many lenses with overlapping focal lengths that it’s hard to know where to begin in your research. I think the focal lengths for FX lenses are …

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How to Do Halloween Photography

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If you’ve been doing photography for any amount of time, I think we can all agree:

Taking photos at night or in dark environments can be really tricky.

And when it comes to Halloween photography, we all know that the real fun happens after the sun goes down and things get dark and spooky. So are there some things we can do to help us get proper exposures on those dark Halloween nights?

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The 9 Best Nikon Lenses for Portraits

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Unfortunately, there is no “perfect” portrait lens. And contrary to what some may try to make you believe, there’s no one lens you HAVE to have. There’s more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to portrait photography and any type of photography for that matter. There are so many different stylistic …

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The 7 Best Nikon Lenses for Weddings (Both FX and DX)

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With so many options to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to narrow down the best lenses for wedding photography if you’re a Nikon shooter. When I was first starting out, I got it in my head that I needed to have a ton of lenses in my bag to successfully shoot …

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The Best Lenses for the Nikon D750

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If you’re looking for the best lenses for the Nikon D750, it’s probably safe to assume that you already know what a powerful camera this is. It’s fast to focus, has incredible dynamic range, a nice big full-frame sensor, and it’s all wrapped up in a relatively small and ergonomic package. But with all that …

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Beginner Photography: How to Take Pictures Like a Pro

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When it comes to starting out at the beginner photography level, the amount of information you need to learn can be overwhelming at first. It can seem that there is so much to take in that you don’t know where to start in regards to how to take pictures properly. And there really are quite …

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Ricoh GR Review: Best Street Photography Camera?

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To start off this Ricoh GR review, I think it’s safe to say on behalf of photographers everywhere: The smaller our camera, the more likely we are to take it with us. Well, that’s where the Ricoh GR, with its little 18.3mm F2.8 GR lens comes in. It’s a camera small enough to take literally …

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Fujifilm x100s Review: Is It Worth Considering in 2020?

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The Fujifilm x100s’ fixed lens, a Fujinon 23mm f/2, is just about as good as it gets for 35mm equivalent focal length lenses (due to the crop factor on APS-C lenses, it has a 35mm field of view). My experience using this camera has mostly been doing street photography. The Fuji x100s doesn’t have an …

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Nikon 35mm f2D Review: Most Underrated Nikon?

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The Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D Lens is a lens that I hold near and dear to my heart because of how it was there for me during the beginning of my wedding photography career when I needed a wide angle lens at a reasonable price. Providing optics more than usable at a professional level …

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Nikon 70-200mm VR II Review

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This is my review of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens. While my reviews aren’t super technical, I do try to give a good idea on the optics of lenses but you won’t see sample brick wall pictures in this review. The Nikon 70 200mm VR II is a pro-grade …

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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Zoom Lens Review

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The NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED is Nikon’s professional lens covering the standard and very commonly used focal lengths between 24 and 70mm. It’s a well-performing lens with a relatively wide aperture of f/2.8 which stays constant throughout the zoom range, i.e. the aperture does not change as you’re zooming in and out with it. The Nikon …

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Nikon 60mm Macro 2.8 G Review

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The Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED is a short telephoto Nikon macro lens with a 1:1 focusing ability. The lens was released in March of 2008. I was surprised to learn this, as 8 years have gone by and there’s still not a lot of reviews of this Nikon macro lens, at least …

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Big Nikon News: The Nikon 105mm 1.4 Is Coming!

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Lens manufacturers are constantly pushing the boundaries of new technologies. Camera and lens technology has come a long way in recent years. We have lenses with specs that photographers thought impossible just a few short years ago. Same thing goes for camera bodies. If you told professional photographers back in the early days of digital …

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Nikon 85mm 1.8 G Review

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The Nikon 85mm 1.8 G, released in January 2012, is part of Nikon’s 1.8 G series lineup of lenses. These lenses are great choices for hobbyist photographers or professional photographers on a budget. There’s even a few areas where this lens outperforms the three-times-as-expensive Nikkor 85mm f 1.4. Much like the 50mm lens in the …

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Nikon 50mm 1.8G Lens Review

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The Nikon 50mm 1.8 G is Nikon’s 50mm option within their growing lineup of budget-friendly/lightweight 1.8G lenses. The G series fills a gap between the very expensive professional 1.4 lenses and Nikon’s aging D series lenses. The f/1.8 G series lenses offer professional-grade image quality at an affordable price. But: These lenses are worthy of …

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Welcome to ComposeClick!

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Hello everyone and welcome to ComposeClick!

So what exactly is ComposeClick?

The ComposeClick site was built to educate photographers and to help photographers make smart, informed decisions when it comes to buying gear for photography.

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