I Got A Nikon Camera

Paul Simon released There Goes Rhymin’ Simon in 1973. Kodachrome was a big hit for Paul Simon. The catch lyric: “I got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph, so mamma don’t take my Kodachrome away.”

Kodak required the album to note that Kodachrome is a trademark of Kodak. Nikon did not make such a request. Paul Simon’s Kodachrome was a hit in North America. In Britain, the song was not played on radio because of the trademarked Kodak name.

I have a Nikon D200 camera. And I love to take a photograph. Digital. RAW. No Kodachrome.

The D200 is an excellent camera body with sophisticated controls manifest in hardware and software. The software supports up to four customized shooting modes. The variables are extensive and so I looked for some background on the camera and recommended settings.

I should have known. There is a very active online community called Nikonians. And I downloaded a comprehensive custom settings spreadsheet from here. I have set up four modes: point and shoot, portrait, landscape, and action.

Even if you do not own a Nikon camera, the site is rich with informative articles on photography. You will need to register and the free membership gives access to the forums and articles.

Recommended. And in the spirit of photography, here is one of the better studio shots of Paul Simon.

Paul Simon

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