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Nikon is a prominent manufacturer of cameras and lenses, including DSLRs and CoolPix compact cameras.

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Deciding between two lenses

With my budget and as it is my first lens and DSLR camera ever, I am looking at these two: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S FX NIKKOR Lens and Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S for my D-610 camera. ...
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Lens for Nikon D5100 for basketball [on hold]

I have a nikon lens AF-S Nikkor 55-200 f4-5.6 ED. I have no idea what settings to put my camera on to take good pics on the basketball court. I have been playing with the settings a bit and I was able ...
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Recommendation for a walkaround lens for an FX camera [on hold]

For a full frame Nikon camera - D610 - What general purpose FX lens do you recommend to start with? I am not much interested in shooting macros, my use cases are landscapes, architectures, ...
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What is the impact of changes between the old and new Nikon 18-300mm lens?

They are: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens (new) Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (old) As far as I can tell the only differences are: The old one has an ...
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Nikon D3200 lens flange has undocumented Button or lever

There is a button or lever located on the outside of the mounting ring, on the shutter release button side, lower quadrant of the ring. Mounted lenses, AF or AI do not make contact with this lever or ...
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What would be the optimal settings for shooting Jupiter from non DSLR? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon coolpix L120 camera. I need to capture the details of the bands on the jupiter. I tried many times with exposure of 1/20th second with different ISO's, and got picture of jupiter ...
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Nikon d7000 change aperture while shooting video [on hold]

I have nikon d7000 and I thought until today that I can't change aperture on the fly. Here is what I found . Go to shooting menu -> movie settings -> and set manual movie settings to OFF This allows ...
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Which polarizer is better [duplicate]

I have been looking at get a polarizer and some nd filters for my sigma 50mm art lense. From my research, it looks like the best are B+W and Hoya. Does anybody have any experience with either brand on ...
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Handicapped shooter needs remote view finder display

I have a physical disability which prevents me from holding my Nikon D-5300 up to my eye so I am forced to use live view but there are many issues with live view. What I am looking for is something ...
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Choosing between a normal lens and a zoom 35-70mm lens

I am due to purchase a new SLR camera (Nikon n90s or Nikon f100). What I am trying to figure is the choice of the lens. I decided to purchase an auto-focus lens (that is for sure). A friend is selling ...
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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?

Does Canon have its own version of the creative lighting system?
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How well does Nikon CLS commander mode work outdoors?

I'm currently looking into CLS as an effective way of using off camera TTL and have been impresses so far. I am wondering how well it will it work outside in bright conditions or at a long range and ...
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Nikon Lens - Stopping down causes over exposure in Aperture Priority mode

I just got a used Nikon 300mm f/4 AF (the older, non-AF-S version), and unmounted, when set to f/4, the aperture blades are still slightly visible (you can push the aperture lever on the lens a bit to ...
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Is this a genuine Nikon Lens Pen?

I bought this branded as a Nikon Lens Pen (came in "Nikon" packaging, etc. Same price as listed on Nikon's website). Only after opening & using it did my suspicion arise, it feels cheaply ...
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Not able to get the Shutter Actuations/Count for my Nikon D5300

I recently purchased Nikon D5300 with 18-140mm lens. Just love the image quality this camera produces. I want to know my shutter actuations for which I downloaded Opanda IExif 2.3 software but when I ...
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How can I use a vintage M42 manual prime on an entry Nikon DSLR?

I have got an old lens Helios 44-2 (58mm f/2 M42 mount) that I want to use for portraits on my Nikon D3100. I used an adapter (without optical element) to mount the lens. I want to really try this ...
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Nikon zoom lens troubleshooting

My Nikon D5100 squeals and won't photogragh on its 55-300mm lens beyond 80mm. I've tried turning autofocus on, taken out & reinserted battery, and changed memory cards.
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Nikon D200 battery woes

We were given a D200 that is in otherwise spotless shape, but the battery won't stay connected. It will work perfectly at home, but as soon as you get into the field it stops. I can get it to work ...
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Beginner Astrophotography [duplicate]

I'm very new to this field and any helpful suggestions would be very much appreciated. I have acquired from a friend a Nikon D7000 and the standard 18-55mm kit lens, but can you suggest a lens or ...
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Why does AF assist light only work with center focus?

Last night I had some problems with the AF assist light of my D80 that made me miss some pictures. I thought it would be defective, although I was able to use it the previous time. Looking for the ...
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How do I open a Nikon AS-2 flash coupler?

How do I open a Nikon AS-2 flash coupler? I am not sure how and don't want to break it.
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Nikon D3000 70-300 Nikon lens - How to get lens converter off the lens?

I put a Vivitar tele converter on my 70-300 lens. It went on easy but wont come off. How do I get the thing to come off my lens? I have a Nikon D3000 camera.
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D3200 “Lighting is Poor; Flash Recommended” with 35mm f1.8DX lens on Manual

Yesterday I took my D3200 out with a 35mm f1.8 and 70-300 f4-5.6 lens for some fall shots at a park. I pulled my camera out of the bag, mounted the 35, switched to manual, lined up my shot, and ...
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What are the “Continous” and “ISO Sensitivity” settings in auto mode on a Coolpix l820?

When I'm on auto mode and press menu a list of things come up; Image mode, White balance, Continuous, ISO Sensitivity, and Color options. Can some one explain more in depth what the Continuous and ISO ...
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Does Nikon make an external battery for the D7100?

I am trying to buy a external battery for my Nikon D7100, but there are many variations on the net and I am confused about which one is good to buy. Does Nikon make an external battery grip or do I ...
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Nikon D800 Image Not Sharp

I am not pro-photographer but do some basic photography as my hobby. I have Nikon D800 with 25-85 3.5 - 4.5 G lens. I sometimes look pictures taken with D800 with same lens and they look incredibly ...
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Nikon Lens Types. What is AF, AF-S, D, G mean? [duplicate]

What do these lens types denote. I have seen similar questions, but they don't have the answer I'm looking for. I have a Nikon D5200. It does not have a focus motor in the camera, so it relies on the ...
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What's the best lens for shooting baby's and children? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D5000 I was wondering what is a good lens for taking baby and children portraits
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Why can't I use my 64 GB SD card in my Nikon D60?

I formatted my new 64 GB SD card, but when I try to take a picture my Nikon D60 shows "Card is Full" and won't take a picture - see the upper left message in the attached pic. Does anyone know why ...
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Why isn't the aperture visibly changing on my lens when it appears like it is changing on my camera?

I own a Nikon d5300 camera and I recently purchased a Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF Micro-Nikkor lens for close-up photography. When I was testing it out today, I was shooting at f22, and my shots looked ...
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Taking multiple shots in Nikon HDR mode

I understand that the HDR mode in Nikon works by taking 2 pictures (one overexposed, one underexposed and then merging (correct term?) together. But what if the scene has a variety of objects and ...
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Why is Nikon 13 mm f/5.6 (the Holy Grail) considered extreme?

I happened to see that a copy of the very rare Nikon 13 mm f/5.6 lens was for sale here. Both the design and price tag are pretty extreme. This article seems to suggest that it really is one-of-a-kind ...
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Long Exposure shot - subject too bright

While I was on holiday, I tried to make use of my tripod to take a long exposure shot of Lago di Ledro. I put my Nikon d3300 on shutter priority with ISO of 100/200 and ss of a few seconds, however ...
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How to know if a Canon lens is compatible with my Nikon camera body?

I am looking at this Canon 50mm lens for my Nikon D5200. How can I be sure that this lens will fit on my Nikon D5200? The camera manual does not have a list of lenses that are compatible with the ...
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Dropped Nikon D50: auto focus not working

I dropped my Nikon D50, thigh high on concrete. It doesn't auto focus anymore. It sounds like it's trying but motor stops almost immediately. I have since used the lens on another D50 and it works ...
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Why would D90 preset white balance be no good [closed]

For the Nikon D90, how do I remove the preset white balance in Image d-0?
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How to shoot panorama in Nikon d5200

I recently bought a Nikon d5200 and I was wondering how to shoot in panorama mode. I seem to find every other mode but panorama. Do I just need to pan the camera and take multiple pictures and stitch ...
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Applescript for Camera Control Pro activation

Is there an applescript that I can use to control my D800e from Camera Control Pro 2 for a time-lapse sequence?
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Do I need to leave my Nikon camera on for three days to recharge the backup battery?

I have a Nikon D5100, which I bought in 2010. Whenever I turn on the camera, it says that the clock has been reset. I read in the manual that the backup battery needs to get recharged for three days ...
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Why my camera shots have a dark area?

Till couple of days ago, there was no problem :( What could be the reason? See one shot with it below. Is there anything I can do, or should it to be repaired? My camera is Nikon D5100. I bought it ...
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First time buyer help - Nikon D3300, Nikon D5200 or Canon EOS100d [duplicate]

I'm about to buy my first DSLR camera and I'm not sure which model to choose from. My experience is very limited and I'm going to start learning to use the camera in a more professionel manner. I'm ...
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fEE error using Nikon 85mm1.8 with nikon D80 camera [duplicate]

Does the Nikon 85mm 1.8 D work correctly with the Nikon D80 body? I just received mine today and keep getting error reading fEE when the lens is set to all apertures except f/16.
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Nikon D5100 “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error, but fixing itself after left alone for a while

First of all to be clear, the camera was not dropped or anything; it started to behave like this from nothing. I turned on my camera and first it displayed "Turn off the camera and turn on again". ...
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dropped nikon d3000, saying lens not attached. [duplicate]

I've Tried Different lenses, Still Giving error. Cleaned everything. Turned off camera, and turned back on. I don't see any damage.
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Nikon D700: metallic piece around the eyepiece broken!

Hello photographers! the metallic piece around the eyepiece got broken on my D700 (the piece is the one shown by the red arrow on the pic attached). It really doesn't look serious, but Nikon ...
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Are Nikon DSLR sensors actually better than Canon's?

I've been a happy Canon user for a while. When I was doing my initial research on what brand to buy several years ago, I came to the conclusion that both Nikon and Canon are equally good (which I ...
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Updating Nikon DSLR firmware, do I need to install older missed updates?

When updating a Nikon DSLR firmware, do I need to install older missed updates before installing the latest version? Also where can I find the changelog (fixes/added feauters) for all previous ...
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The Remote Code for Nikon D40?

I have a Nikon-D40 and I want a remote control, but I want to build my own. I search on internet how to do it. Using Remote Control led and your smartphone you can build. But you need to Code or the ...
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D200 - bracketing - number of frames

I can't control the number of shots anymore. Rotating the backpanel dial controls bracketing "on" and "off" (showing symbol only), not the number of shots (which it used to do). How can I get the ...
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Nikon D5100 / D5200: which should I buy [closed]

I am currently looking into buying my first DSLR After consideration I was pretty much set to buy a Nikon D5100, but looking at amazon it seems that there is only a $100 difference with the 5200. If ...