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This forum is exclusively for Nikon Camera and equipment discussions. Current and future fans of the Nikon brand are welcome to discuss, to post questions, and to share experiences with regards to this brand.

The Nikon Corporation was established in July 25, 1917. About 60 years after, Nikon became a manufacturer of optical lenses, including those for the first Canon cameras. Nikon also manufactured other equipment used for cameras, binoculars, microscopes, and inspection equipment. By the World War II, there were about 19 factories that produced Nikon products, as they supplied binoculars, lenses, and periscopes to the Japanese military.
Do you know that Nikon’s first “compact” camera is still around. What used to be known as the FM was introduced in 1977. It’s still available today as the FM3A; a classic! In 1991, Nikon also created some of the first digital SLRs as research projects for NASA.

All over the world, this brand is recognized to be a top competitor for cameras and lenses, even when Nikon is pronounced differently, depending on where you are. In Japan, it’s pronounced as nikoɴ; the British pronunciation is ˈnɪkɒn and in North America, it isˈnaɪkɒn. Whatever pronunciation you have, it’s still the same brand you love. So if you have questions, if you want to share your “I am Nikon” experiences. If you simply want to share shots using Nikon equipment, this is the forum for you.
This forum is exclusively for discussion for Canon camera and equipment. If you’re a Canon enthusiast, a Canon user, or you’re still on the fence; this forum is the place to interact with fellow Canon photographers.

Canon’s first ever camera was born in 1934. This prototype served as Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane shutter camera. It was called the Kwanon, a name that was derived from the Buddhist goddess of Mercy. The developers of this camera envisioned this gear to be the world’s finest camera and this was a tribute to the said god. Later on, the name “Kwanon” was changed to “Canon”, which depicts a standard for judgment. Since then, “Canon” was known as a company that strove for nothing less than precision.

In the 1950s, Canon produced a product that raised it a cut above the rest. It was because of their Serenar 50mm, f1.8 lens. This was a lens that was ahead of its time, as it had the power to eliminate flares that was so many lenses during its time. It allowed Canon to be the leader in the field of optical technology.

We hope this forum will surely delight you in more ways than one. Feel free to share your questions, post your inquiries and comments. From your fellow Canon fans here at PhotographyTalk, you’re welcome here.
Discussions on all Pentax related equipment including SLRs, lenses and accessories
Everything to do with Olympus cameras and accessories
This forum is dedicated to Sony Camera discussions. If you have a Sony camera, you’re a fan of Sony Cameras, or you’re interested in buying one, feel free to participate in this forum and let your voice be heard.

Just in the knick of time, Sony partnered up with Konica Minolta, just before it closed up shop for good. Doing so allowed Sony to acquire all of Konica Minolta’s production know-how. And so, this gave them the competency to develop their first ever digital SLR.
It was in 2005, when Konica Minolta and Sony announced their partnership to develop digital SLR cameras. By January 2006, Konica Minolta closed up and sold all of their operations to Sony. By April 2006, the alpha brand of digital SLR cameras was introduced and by June of the same year, they introduced the Alpha DSLR–A100 to the market.

Sony also introduced the translucent mirror to digital SLRs. This mirror addresses the autofocus performance for capturing videos with a DSLR because you often have to resort to manual focus to keep subjects sharp. With what Sony calls as the SLT system, their SLRs offer you the fastest continuous shot speeds available for SLRs.

We want to here about your experiences with your Sony Camera. Feel free to post your shots, your comments, and even your questions in this forum.
This camera is dedicated to Panasonic camera discussions. If you’re a Panasonic camera fan, user, or if you simply want to learn more about this brand, then this is the forum for you.

It was just in 2001 when Panasonic started in the digital still camera business under the brand --- Lumix. Even as a latecomer, they came up with the innovation of the Four Thirds system, which was designed for the optimal digital SLR system, rather than for a 35mm camera. An interesting note about the 4/3-inch image sensor is it not only reduces the size of the lens and camera body, but the lenses are also designed to guarantee telecentricity, so that the light striking the image sensor receptors are perfectly almost straight, giving us clear, bright, and sharp images. Panasonic also introduced new ideas to the digital SLR system, such as the Power O.I.S., super zoom, and the Intelligent Auto, which created new trends in the DSC market.

Feel free to post your experiences with Panasonic Cameras in this forum. You are also welcome to post any inquiry or to answer any question. Let your voice be heard by your fellow Panasonic users in the Photography Talk Community.
This forum is exclusively for discussions about any other camera manufacturers that we don’t have a dedicated forum for. So you’ve just gotten your first or Nth camera, and you love it. But you can’t find the right forum on PhotographyTalk to post about it.

Every camera brand and model is different. The best thing for you to do is to read up on your specific camera. This will allow you to understand the basic functions, and be aware of the features that might come in handy for you. What best place to search for these information than here in this PhotographyTalk forum. If you’re still deciding what brand to get and you haven’t found the right brand for you, then you’re absolutely in the right place. Connect with fellow photographers who have experienced using these gears and get the best camera experience possible.

If you see a camera brand that doesn’t have a forum, why don’t you create a post for is and we’ll surely generate the buzz you need to get a discussion going.

Feel free to introduce these brands to your PhotographyTalk community. In this forum, you can share you comments about brand comparisons, brand experiences, shots from different camera brands, and what have you. We are excited to hear from you.