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The D5000 is a 12.3 megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera, announced by Nikon on 14 April 2009, and rumored to have been discontinued in November 2010.

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Nikon D5000 with 18-55mm VR lens producing blur and below par images

I am a beginner to the photography on DSLR. I have started with VR 18-55mm kit lens and its been not at all satisfactory till now. All the images I have taken till now are blurry. I have checked with ...
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my nikon not showing in autofocus

my niece who lives in another state has the D5000, as do I. Her camera has stopped auto-focusing. I've tried troubleshooting over the phone but the focusing problem continues. Here are the settings ...
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“Lens not attached” appearing whenever I try to use my nikkor 70-300mm on my nikon d5000!

I've had my Nikon D5000 for about two years now. It has never failed me! I have only two lenses, the standard 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm lens I received about two years ago. I've never had a problem ...
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How do I fix a Nikon D5000 pop-up flash which won't stay down?

My Nikon D5000 had an accident and the camera flash now doesn't lock properly and instead it keeps popping up. Do you know how to fix this, have any hints on what to look for or if there's any place ...
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Why does my Nikon D5000 stop live view after 30 seconds?

I can't create a video longer than 30 seconds because of the live view 30 seconds limit. I know is to protect the sensor, but as soon as I start live view (LV) a 30 seconds timer appears. The Manual ...
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Is the SanDisk Extreme SDHC 16GB card compatble with nikon D5000?

Nikon D5000's spec says this camera does not support SDXC, only SHDC. I am confused about this card. Is it SDHC or SDXC? "SanDisk Extreme SDHC 16GB SDSDX-016G" (30 MB/s speed card) Is this card ...
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Flash bracketing on Nikon D5000

I own a Nikon D5000 and a SB-700 flash gun. I was trying to do what I think it is called flash bracketing : taking a series of 3 pictures which differ only by the flash power in order to combine them ...
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Why is my D5000 not saving pictures?

So I just ordered the Tokina 11-16mm. Slapped it on my camera, seemed to work fine, camera recognized and all that jazz, went to snap a picture and it didn't save. It acts like it's taking the ...
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Does my SLR have an indicator to help me use manual focus quickly and accurately?

I have Nikon D5000 which lacks in-body focus motor. I also have imperfect vision. When trying to manual-focus, results are not perfect. I could save a fortune by buying AF rather than AF-S lenses. ...
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Lens not attached message on nikon d5000 with nikon 24-70mm

I recently bought a Nikon 24-70mm for my D5000, but I soon had the "lens not attached" message on my screen. The message disappears when I slightly rotate the lens a bit more. I've searched online ...
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Pictures I took from my Nikon D5000 have low contrast. Whats wrong with my camera?

The pictures I have taken with my Nikon D5000 have low contrast, is there anything wrong with my camera? Every time I import pictures to Lightroom I have to adjust contrast to get a clear picture. ...
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What can I do with Nikon NIKKOR AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G lens?

What can I do with Nikon NIKKOR AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G lens? I am thinking of buying one. Is this lens a good choice? Could anyone suggest a good lens for me? I have 18-55mm kit lens which came with my ...
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With a D5100, websites for improving shooting skills, is it possible to become a self-taught photographer?

I am new at photography. I have a Nikon D5100 and I am confused how to use a DSLR .. I have it for 2 months now. Going out and take anything I want. I want to take Slow Motion pictures with it. Is ...
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How do I select a focus point on the Nikon D5000?

My Nikon D5000 has 11 selectable focus points but shamefully I don't know how to choose another point other than the center point. How can I do this? Am I misunderstanding concepts?
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Can I use the on-camera flash along with an off-camera SB-700 on my Nikon D5000?

I recently bought an SB-700 flash for my D5000 and I was wondering what would be my options to use this as an off-camera flash along with the on-camera flash. Is it possible? TTL cable, wireless ...
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What would be the fastest memory card for a D5000 that is worth buying?

I own a D5000 and I wonder what memory card to buy for it. I will keep the kit 4GB and downgrade it to "backup" card probably (I will keep it always on me). Considering a RAW image (I shoot RAW ...
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Can I do exposure bracketing as a burst of shots on a Nikon D5000?

Is it possible on Nikon D5000 to do AE bracketing in a burst? Currently I've been able only to set bracketing mode but all three firings had to be done manually with the trigger button.
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Is burst rate higher in RAW mode?

I own a Nikon D5000 and the Wikipedia page says that : Continuous shooting 4 frame/s for 67 Large Fine JPEG or 11 RAW frames Does this mean that keeping the camera in NEF (RAW) mode increases ...
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Purple spots in my shots!

Related to “Spots” in my pictures. :-(, I've discovered these lovely purple spots in all of my recent (1500ish) shots, but they're much different than his smudges. I'm shooting with a Nikon D5000 + ...
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What's a Good All Purpose Compact Lens for a dSLR …?

Following on from an earlier post, I've decided to persevere with the behemoth for a bit and see where it goes. It may lead in the direction of a Canon G11/12 or S90/95 - only time will tell. In the ...
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How to Force my Nikon D5000 to take a photo in low light?

Every so often I try to take a picture in low light, usually indoors and find that my camera attempts to focus, grumbles a bit and then refuses to take the shot. This is annoying, not least because I ...
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Problem in using 70-300mm non VR lens with Nikon D5000

I am finding it quite difficult to use my 70-300 Manual focus non-VR lens with D5000. Learnt it from experts that 70-300 non VR lens does not perform well with D5k though the lens mounts on this body! ...
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Nikon 18-200mm lens work with either of these d90, d3100 or d5000?

I am new to DSLR cameras and i have been doing some research on them from last few days and then i wanted to go for one of these model bodies: D90, D5000 or D3100 and i want to purchase the following ...
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how to choose between nikon 3100 and 5000?

I'm going to buy my first DSLR camera, and I want to make a good choise. Reading reviews and forums I have limited my choise to only 2 cameras: Nikon 3100d and Nikon 5000d. Which one is better? Since ...
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How to turn off Nikon D5000 live view timer?

I am frustrated with my Nikon D5000. When I click 'Live View', there is a timer by the corner that limits it to 30 seconds only. After that, it automatically shuts off. This is frustrating ...
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3rd party lenses - compatibility & value

I'm looking at a 3rd party lens for my Nikon d5000. A friend of mine was shooting with a Canon and using a Tamron zoom telephoto lens (70mm - 300mm). The largest focal point I have w/ one of my lenses ...
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The green light is blinking on D5000 when I mount a Sigma 24-70 EX DG Macro

I just got the lens. I know it doesn't autofocus on my camera body because it doesn't have built in motor but at least it should be usable in manual mode right?
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Will I regret buying an older lens that doesn't autofocus or have image stabilization with my Nikon D5000?

I am planning to buy a Nikon Normal AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Autofocus Lens. It doesn't autofocus on the D5000 but for the price, I think it's a good choice of lens for portrait. What do you think? ...