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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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How can I run a DSLR from AC power?

My wife has a Nikon D3100 that I've been using to film, but the battery typically won't last through long shoots. I've gathered from searching around that I can't charge the camera with USB, but I ...
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Autofocus not working on AF-S 35mm 1.8 DX with Nikon D3100

I haven't been using my camera very much over the past few months. The few times I've pulled it out, I noticed that the autofocus doesn't work when I put on my 35mm prime. I tested my 55-200mm and ...
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Nikkon 3100 accident [closed]

I accidentally drop my camera from the table. One meter high. Now my camera doesn't work, it won't turn on at all!!!! What should I do? Can it be repaired? Please give me some advice, I will ...
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Why did I get noise from a high ISO setting when using a Nikon SB700 flash?

Yesterday I took several photos using my Nikon D3100 with my brand new SB700 flash. I was shooting with my lowest iso of 100. The flash was set to TTL. I noticed that when I started editing the ...
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Help with Nikon D3100 [closed]

I have recently taken up photography. I have two Nikon lenses AFS 18-55 and AFS 55-200 I take all sorts of photos: landscapes, wildlife, portraits etc. What other lens would I find useful? What is ...
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Blurry Pictures with Nikon D3100 18-55mm lens

I take pictures of horses. A lot of times, the pictures turn out blurry (especially the legs of the horses.) I am trying to figure out what is going wrong, but I can't quite put my finger on it. If ...
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Nikon D3100 off-camera TTL wireless flash: which Yongnuo flash / controller?

I have a Nikon D3100 camera, and I'd like a flash setup that I can use off-camera, that takes advantage of the camera's iTTL feature and that doesn't depend on its popup flash. I'm considering using a ...
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Windows 10 doesn't recognize Nikon D3100 on usb connect

It seems that my Windows 10 doesn't recognize my Nikon D3100 camera when i plug it in on usb and turn it on. It does show something like the device is turned on (you know the sound when usb device ...
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Crop Factor: Can a full-frame Nikon Camera be set to use a DX lens, with no crop-factor?

Having read this question, I understand that a full-frame Nikon FX camera will apply a crop to the camera sensor's field of view when using DX lenses (?) - Does a Nikon DX lens on a FX camera get ...
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Nikon D3100 Squeaky Lens Problems?

I've been using my Nikon D3100 and it all worked fine, until today, I tried to take a picture and pushed the button and started making a noise like the lens was working when I had it set to Manual I ...
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How can I properly take advantage of this equipment?

I'm a newbie to photography yet I have been asked to "figure out" how to do certain things. Now, before ending up here I went old-school and picked the manual to the camera I was given (Nikon D3100), ...
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Unable to change shutter speed, ISO, or aperture on Nikon D3100 in any mode

I recently bought a Nikon D3100. But I have a problem now: I can't change shutter speed, ISO, or aperture in any mode. I am stuck at 1/100 and when I try to wheel it shows me 1/80 for a second and ...
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Do I need to update nikonD3100 firmware to use a microSD 32GB HC1 card?

On my nikon D3100, whenever I try to insert any microSD Sandisk32GB HC1 card with adapter, a green indicator light comes on and after some time it says the memory card is damaged and it can't use it. ...
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My Nikon D3100 says no lens attached when I use a T-Mount with it

I've had my camera for a few years now. I just received a couple new lenses for my Nikon D3100 (which I take extremely good care of). For both of the lenses you need to use a T-Mount. When I put the ...
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Can I use a Vivitar Auto Thyristor 3700 Flash with my Nikon D3100?

Can I Use my very old Vivitar Auto Thyristor 3700 Flash with my DSLR Nikon D3100?
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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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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 ...