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The Nikon D3100 is a 14.2 megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on August 19, 2010. It replaced the D3000 as Nikon's entry level DSLR, and itself was replaced by the D3200 in 2012.

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Nikon d3100 edited images not saved on SD card

I'm just a beginner as my husband has just bought me my first quality camera so please bear with me. I have taken photos today at my sons nativity play and we were quite far away so I "trimmed" the ...
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Nikon D3100 taking black images. Stuck shutter?

I have had my Nikon D3100 DSLR for about three years, and it has worked like a champ until today, when it started taking nothing but black pictures in any mode. The LCD screen still works (I can see ...
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Nikon D3100 won't take any pictures [on hold]

I'm new to photography and I have a Nikon D3100. When I push the shutter button, the camera beeps but won't take any pictures, and I can't locate my manual.
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What should I buy? (new body vs. lens) [duplicate]

Right now I have a Nikon D3100, a Sigma 50mm f1.4 (older version). Right now I have almost 1300$. What do you think I should buy? I'm hesitating between the Nikon D7100 or buying a Sigma 35mm f1.4 ...
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How should I handle auto focus on a moving train

I have a Nikon D3100 with Nikor 55-300mm lens. I do railway photography and especially when light is less than optimal, the camera's auto focus has hard time latching onto an oncoming train. (I take ...
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Dust particles seen through viewfider

I have a very interesting thing happening with my Nikon D3100. When I look through the view finder I can see very prominent dust particles all over the frame. I know it is not dust on the sensor ...
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My laptop doesn't show Sd card, the camera says that it needs to be formated [closed]

I have a problem with my SD card, a week ago I replaced my SP Silicon power 16GB 10th generation card with another card, when I put it beck into the camera, it said that card needs to be reformatted, ...
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Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography

I have a Nikon D3100 (with kit lens) and wonder what I could do to improve my feeble attempts at cloud photography. I read a little about polarizing filters and ordered some. (in the mail at this time ...
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Moon photography [duplicate]

Hi I am a photography hoobyist. At the moment I am using a Nikon D3100 with the standard kit lens (18-55mm). I am interested in taking photos of the moon. I am debating whether to buy a 55-200mm lens ...
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Nikon D3100 stuck on Auto Flash

Whenever I turn my camera on it goes on Auto Flash unless it's in the no flash mode. The flash pops up automatically and when I close it and put it in a different mode it pops up again. I need to hit ...
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Vivitar 2800 on Nikon D3100

Recently I've got this flash, and after researching about it and Nikon's hotshoe voltage, one doubt has appeared. In the manual of several cameras, it's written that the maximum voltage of the hotshoe ...
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How can I get a trusted hash for a Nikon D3100 firmware update file?

I want to update the camera software - does anyone know where I can get the hash of a D3100_0102.bin file? I just want to be sure it hasn't been tampered with, download and unzipping were ok etc. I ...
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Nikon D3100 Won't Take Photo — says light is too low

I've had my Nikon D3100 camera for about 3 years. I recently accidentally reset my shooting options. Since I've done that, I'm having a hard time getting the camera to focus and take photos in lower ...
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Use Nikon D3100 in snow [duplicate]

I am not a professional photographer and use a base SLR camera (Nikon D3100 with the default 18-55mm lens) I am planning to visit Switzerland (Mt. Titlis) this month end (i.e. Jan) and expect the ...
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Can I make a Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D auto focus on a Nikon D3100?

I just got a new lens - the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D - and I'm using it on my Nikon D3100 Camera. is there a way to get the lens to auto focus? my other lens has a switch right on the lens to ...
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How to stop images coming out in black and white in any manual or semi manual modes on my Nikon DSLR?

I have a Nikon D3100, and whatever exposure levels I try all the images come out in black and white if I'm using manual or any other mode except for the auto modes. What could be causing this?
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D3100 vs D3200 Image Quality both set to 12MP [duplicate]

Both D3100 AND D3200 have similar, almost identical, sensors. Which is going to give the best image quality if I set them both to, for example, 12MP? I also also placed the pixel sizes below. D3100 - ...
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Does pixel size make a difference in image quality? [duplicate]

I am thinking of purchasing the Nikon D3200 its a 24.2MP camera but the pixel size is 14.8 µm² compared to the D3100 which is 14MP and a pixel size of 25.1 µm². Is this something that i should worry ...
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nikon d3100 built in flash not working

I’ve been using my D3100 for awhile now. Today I took a few pictures using the flash and everything worked fine. After that I spent some time exploring menu set-up options and played with a few ...
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How can I use the built-in flash with a legacy prime on a Nikon D3100?

I purchased an older 50mm prime lens to use on my Nikon D3100. I know it will not meter or focus (and I can handle manual focus and exposure etc.) but I cannot get it to fire the on-camera flash. Any ...
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My Auto focus stopped working on my Nikon D3100 but works on my D50

I've checked the Auto Focus button and when I push down the button you can here the lens act like it wants to focus, but nothing. When I switch the lens to my D50 the Auto focus works fine. What am I ...
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My pictures will not transfer from my Nikon D3200 to my Macbook. It has done it in the past but does not do it now. Do I need a software up date?

I can not get pictures to transfer from my Nikon D3200 to my Mac Book. It has been done in the past but will not work now. Do I need a software up-date?
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To buy 50mm or 35mm prime lens [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses. I am planning to buy 50mm f1.8G lens for which I've checked reviews and they were pretty great. I came in here and browsed through other similar ...
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Should I buy the Nikon D3100 or the D5100 for family pictures? [closed]

I'm currently looking to buy a new SLR camera, I've been doing some research on the internet a loved the reviews and price of the Nikon D3100. However after reading a fair few more reviews I noticed ...
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My D3100 takes longer exposure shots instead of using the flash

Both the camera and the Flash are in AUTO, so in low light it should make the flash pop up, but it does not. Instead it just seems to take a shot with longer exposure, making the photo appear with ...
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Why isn't Windows 8 detecting my Nikon D3100?

I have a Windows 8 PC and my Nikon D3100 isn't showing up on it. It says USB device not recognized. I have updated the USB drivers, but no joy. Sadly, i don't have the disc that came with it.
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Wide angle lenses for cheap bodies around 500USD [closed]

I own a basic nikon d3100 camera. Want to buy a wide angle lens which can auto focus on my camera. Any suggestions??? Focal Length should be from 10mm.
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Which aperture is the sharpest in the lens that come with Nikon d3100?

Wich aperture is the sharpest in the lens that come with Nikon d3100? I'm new to photograpy and I read about the "sharpest aperture" property that lenses have, but I read it changes depending on the ...
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How to fix issues with the flash on Nikon D3100?

When I am in M, A, S, or P modes, my flash goes off without needing to. The built in flash is down, also the button won't pop the flash up. The firmware is updated. Does anyone think this is a ...
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Why does my Nikon D3100 display 'File contains no image'?

My camera has been working fine. I keep it in it's protective carrying case - nothing damaging has ever happened to this camera. I took it out a few days ago and the display showed that my file ...
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Can the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Remote be made to work with the D3100?

The mobile app integrated WU-1a sounds perfect for my needs - anyone aware of firmware upgrades or other avenues that would allow use with the D3100? I am not equipped/inclined to pursue serious ...
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How to resolve a firmware update gone wrong?

I use Nikon D3100 and its image quality was okay and sharp enough. Recently I updated its firmware from 1.00 to 1.01 for the Nikon support page claimed this : When Noise reduction in the shooting ...
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Setting custom picture control in Nikon D3100 DSLR?

How to create custom picture control in Nikon d3100 dslr's? I have tried with my Nikon 3100 without success, I don't know how to do it.
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How to turn off the timer sound on my Nikon D3100?

I need to use the self timer but I would not like it to beep as it counts down. (You know, the long beep and then the short beeps right before it takes the picture.) Is there a way to turn the sound ...
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Second Lens: 35mm for Nikon D3100 - considerations for making the purchase [closed]

I'm currently considering buying the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens as a second lens for my Nikon D3100. A lot of people suggest that I go with a telephoto zoom lens as my second, but I disagree ...
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How to fix lens “stuck” on Nikon D3100?

My younger sister has a Nikon d3100. Now she asks me if I can help her fix it. She uses the lens that came with the d3100 kit, and for some reason it's completely stuck. She claims that it's been that ...
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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I own a Nikon D3100 and I need a way to see the live view of my camera on my laptop screen. There must definitely be a way (I am not just aware of it). I have searched all around the web sites... I ...
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Why does Nikon D3100 locks Shutter in Autofocus mode?

So I just got this Nikon D3100 Camera. And I am trying to take a picture using autofocus with the kit lens(18-55mm). The system is in Auto mode, AF-A, single frame and the lens A-M switch is on ...
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Which one to buy Nikon D5200 or D7000? [closed]

I currently own D3100. I thought of selling it and buying new one. My Budget is limited. What is the best move for me ? D5200 orD7000 ? Is it worth to sell D3100 and getting one of those ?
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How to clean the focusing system?

Yesterday I was photographing an event and had to change a lot between lenses (50mm and 18-55mm). Surprise, surprise, today when I looked on the viewfinder I saw a little piece of fabric and a little ...
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Why won't my D3100 won't take flash pictures even when focused?

Recently my camera has randomly stopped letting me take photos on settings that have a flash or have a flash option. It will let the camera focus and it will make a click sound like it is ready to ...
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Why does the D3100 mirror flip in live view?

Reading around everywhere, some people say the D3100 flips the mirror down and up before opening the shutter again when using live-view, and other people says it doesn't (which would be preferable as ...
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What can I do if autofocus does not work but manual focus does?

Recently, the autofocus on my Nikon D3100 stopped working. The ring of the lens wouldn't even turn when I tried to focus. However, when switched to manual focus, the camera works fine. When I used a ...
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Nikon D3100 & Strange lines

I have an issue with my Nikon D3100: Some of the shots show lines over the long edge. At first I thought it was only happening when using the Sigma 70-200, but after some thorough testing it appears ...
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Soft Backgrounds [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get dramatic shallow DOF with a kit lens? I'm planning on taking Christmas cards with my dog and self in focus with the Christmas tree and lights blurred out ...
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My Nikon D3100 isn't recognized by Windows 7

I can transfer photos fine on my mac, but when I connect it on Windows 7 it appears as an unrecognized device under Windows' device manager (with the little exclamation mark). Googling didn't return ...
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Should my Nikon D3100 adjust settings to allow for use of flash in AP or SP mode

When I'm shooting with the onboard flash in low light conditions, I observe the exposure preview settings between no flash and the flash popped up - there appears to be little or no difference between ...
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Using flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority gives me a white image - why?

When using the built in flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority selected, I am getting a completely overexposed (white) image. Now my understanding of AP and SP modes is that the camera ...
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Upgrade from D3100 to D90

I have had a Nikon D3100 for some time and I think that it's time to upgrade :) I have looked at Nikon DSLRs (because I have Nikon lenses) and I need help. Firstly I thought about D5100, but it ...
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Best all round zoom lens for D3100?

New to DSLR photography and would like some advice. What would be a good all round lens for the Nikon D3100? I have got the 18-55 one from the kit, any recommendations? Also are there any other items ...