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

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Can the sharpness of the lens be evaluated with no relation to the DSLR?

When I read lens reviews, they all say that one lens is sharp, another is very sharp, another one is not sharp at all, etc. For me, it doesn't make sense to just say that a lens is sharp or not, with ...
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What is the source of excessive noise in images from my D7000?

I'm a beginning photographer who recently invested in the following setup: Nikon D7000 camera body, 15-105mm Nikor kit lens, 150-500mm Sigma lens. We recently made a trip to the Pantanal, Brazil ...
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Is the used Nikon Nikkor 18-200mm lens I bought broken?

I bought the 18-200mm Nikon lens used through a reputable vendor through the mail. I purchased insurance just in case the lens did not work or was damaged in shipping. I'm not a professional but I ...
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Can one radio trigger be used to trigger two speedlights?

I have a pair of Yongnuo RF-603 radio flash transceivers, two SB-600s & D200. I'm planning to build a large rectangular softbox that'll use both speedlights for extra power. Is there a synch cord ...
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How can I use Nikon D3100 at -9°C? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I consider when using DSLRs in cold weather? I am visiting China and where the temperature is @ -9 degree Celsius. How can I use my Nikon D3100 DSLR over ...
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Which telephoto lens should I get for Nikon D3000 to take close-ups?

Context: I have a Nikon D3000 with its kit lens, 18 to 55mm, f3.5-5.6. I find that I am not getting close enough to subjects and want to force myself to get more close ups by getting a telephoto or ...
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Which is sharper, theoretically - small image at 100% or large image re-sized in Photoshop?

I take macro shots of watches and post them on the web (not intended for printing), typically 640x480px. I've been composing those shots in the 1504x1000px frame so that it shows the required size ...
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How to choose rechargeable batteries for my Nikon superzoom camera?

I have a Nikon Coolpix L120 and looking for rechargeable batteries. The Nikon brand batteries have received only mediocre reviews. What is important when looking for rechargeable batteries to ensure ...
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Is it necessary to turn off lens-based VR before turning off the camera?

I just bought a D3100 and started reading its manual. On the lens' Vibration Reduction chapter it said that the VR should be turned off before turning off the camera, every time I use it. Is it really ...
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How does Nikon measure “minimum focus distance” for Macro/Micro lenses?

This question is about Nikon SLR terminology. The answer could be different for non-SLR cameras, or for different maker. The "minimum focusing distance" in the spec — it's measured and listed between ...
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Canon or nikon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon? I am a starter in photography. I want buy my first DSLR (Nikon D5100 or canon 600D) and I am in a big ...
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What limitations will typically be found on the average stock lens for DSLR's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the limitations of a typical kit lens as a general purpose lens? I'm new to photography, and have a Nikon D3000 with the stock lens. What I'm wondering is, what ...
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Is the lack of AF Motor on the Nikon D5100 an important factor?

I had made up mind on purchasing a Nikon D5100 during the holidays but only yesterday I realized that it doesn't have a AF motor with it. This is forcing me to change to Canon 550D which is in the ...
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Is there a reason to avoid the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 on a Nikon D7000?

I just got my Nikon D7000 and I was not satisfied with the kit lens that came with it (18-105mm VR), so I have now set my eyes on an 80-200mm available for $1000 on a local store. However, I have ...
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Why are Canon and Nikon the biggest camera manufacturers?

Coming in new to the whole SLR world, I am yet to find a conclusive answer to a question that's been bothering me: why are Canon and Nikon the big two? My wife has gone down the Sony route because ...
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Will the Nikon MC-DC2 shutter release cord work with the Nikon D300s?

I just bought the Nikon MC-DC2 remote release cord and when I unpacked it and tried to plug it into my Nikon D300s camera, I found that the camera body actually has no connector input for that kind of ...
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SD card can no longer be read by PC but works fine in the camera, can I fix this?

A few weeks ago I was going to download the pictures from an SD card and I noticed the lock mechanism had become stuck in the middle, so I went to push it back to unlocked and the card peeled apart ...
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Why does my Nikon D3100 no longer auto-focus correctly?

I bought my camera on January 2011. Since a few months ago, I'm facing a problem with the autofocus. It happens with my two lenses 18/55mm and 55/200mm. I noticed that the focus light doesn't turn on ...
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Is it normal for a Nikon lens to make noise when zooming in or out?

I read a lot of reviews when buying Nikon D5100 but no where did I hear this. Check this video on youtube. When you zoom in/out you can clearly hear the lens itself. This is highly undesirable. Is it ...
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Which is better for a beginner, Nikon D60 or Nikon D5100? [duplicate]

I am a bit confused on what to choose between Nikon D60 and Nikon D5100. Which one is good for a beginner or an entry level photographer? I also see that Nikon D5100 is priced less than Nikon D60 ...
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What makes the Nikon 1 series different from Nikon's existing DSLRs?

I stumbled across the Nikon 1 V1 in my web travels, and it sounds as though it's completely different from Nikon's DSLR cameras. The Nikon website explains some of its specifications but what ...
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What does the mirror do when shooting in Nikon Live View tripod mode?

When shooting with Nikon's Live View in tripod mode, the camera uses contrast detection to focus. It does this by using the sensor, which it would seem would raise the mirror similar to mirror lock ...
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What are the differences between E-TTL, i-TTL, and P-TTL?

Canon, Nikon and Pentax each have their own TTL flash metering systems, respectively E-TTL, i-TTL, and P-TTL. They all use a weak preflash that is metered and used to calculate flash power level ...
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Can I make flash bracketing on my Nikon D7000 automatically take all three shots?

I tried exposure bracketing and it works fine - I set the C(h) and hold the shutter button and it will take all shots while I am holding. However, for flash I have to press 3 times. Is there any ...
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Do AF-S lenses work with bodies with in-built motors?

I have D-5000 body (without AF motor in the body) and two AF-S lenses. If I upgrade my body to more expensive body one with built-in AF motors, will AF-S lenses work (do autofocus) with new body ? ...
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Why do some professional cameras have dual memory card slots?

I have noticed that some cameras such as the Nikon D300s, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, or Pentax 645D have dual memory card slots. What is the purpose of having multiple memory card slots and why would you ...
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Should I stick with Micro Four Thirds or switch to a larger format before investing in more gear?

Recently I was given a Panasonic GF2 micro 4/3 camera + 14mm pancake lens for my birthday — a nice upgrade to what I have been using recently. I want to start to take my photography more seriously, ...
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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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How are power levels automatically determined when using multiple speedlights with CLS?

If I take a picture with an on-camera flash, or a single speedlight, my understanding is that the camera/flash pre-fire and then automatically select the approrpriate power level to properly expose ...
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How can I use a Canon 580EX II in manual mode in conjunction with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography?

I'm trying to follow along with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography using my Canon 580EX II. In the book, all of the examples are with Nikon flashes and there are some differences in the way ...
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Main differences between the Nikon SB-600 and SB-700?

I am a total newbie when it comes to flash, and I am looking to buy an off-camera flash for my Nikon D80. The main choices for an amateur like me seem to be the SB600 and SB700. What are the main ...
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Should the exposure count rewind with the film rewind knob for Nikon film bodies?

Simple question: should the exposure count rewind with the film rewind knob for Nikon film bodies? I've noticed that as I'm rewinding the film, the exposure count stays at whatever it was at until I ...
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In Lightroom 3.5, can I use lens profile of Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED for older non-ED version?

In Adobe Lightroom 3.5 (and Camera Raw 6.5) it adds support for still in production Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/846/cpsid_84666.html#main_Nikon) My question is, ...
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Will the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D be a good fit with the D60, even though it doesn't autofocus?

I've been using a Nikon D60 for over a year now, and thinking about upgrading the stock lens. I am thinking about this lens: Nikon Telephoto AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF Autofocus Lens But on the page ...
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Why am I getting overexposed shots in P mode with a D7000?

When using my D7000 I often have the feeling that it overexposes by 1/3 or even more, on the P programme - it also depends on the lens. Is it just me? Or am I doing something wrong? EDIT: Exposure ...
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Is it okay to use a T-Con 1.7 Teleconverter with a Nikon D3100 via a step-up ring?

I've recently bought a Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm kit lens. I already have an Olympus T-Con 1.7x teleconverter and would like to connect it to the kit lens with a step up ring. My concern is that the ...
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Where can I find firmware updates for Nikon and how do I install them?

I've been seeing for a while that there are firmware updates for cameras. In my current case I have a Nikon D90. Where can I find firmware updates and how do I update them? Thanks for any help.
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Where does the DSC file name prefix come from?

Without having a real problem with this, why did Nikon (maybe others too?) chose this file name prefix?
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What is the difference between these two 18-55mm kit lens options for the Nikon D3100?

I want to buy D3100 with lens, but I'm not sure I understand the difference between these 2: AF-S DX 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G ED II (VBA280K002) - 480€ AF-S VR DX 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G (VBA280K001) - 460€ VR ...
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What lens to purchase for my Nikon D5000 for great portrait shots and pictures that are a distance away?

I have the Nikon d5000 camera, and I am looking for some new lenses. I am not quit sure what to get that will service all of my needs, and I would like to know the options before I shell out a lot of ...
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How do I fix a Nikon F75 which refuses to load film with an "Err” message?

I loaded a new film into Nicon F75, closed the door and turned it on. However it seems like I did a poor job inserting the film because it did not clutch and I saw “Err” message on the screen. I ...
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Canon PowerShot S95 vs. Nikon Coolpix s9100 [closed]

Which one is better buy? Canon: pros: auto and manual settings, better picture quality cons: high price (330€), low zoom Nikon: pros: much lower price (230€), huge zoom cons: no manual settings, ...
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How do I repair a detached SB600 flash head tilt/rotate lock-release button?

The rubber cover that I press to tilt/rotate the head of my SB-600 flash has come off after years of abuse, and it looks like the original adhesive has dried out. Can anyone recommend some ...
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Does anyone know if the D400 is coming out at all and if it is, when is it coming out? [closed]

I'm looking into buying an upgrade from my D90, and I'm considering the D7000 but also considering holding back for the D400. Does anyone know if the D400 is coming out at all, and if it is, when? ...
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Does the Nikon D7000 video overheat like the D90?

I currently have a D90 and I'm shooting more and more video so I was considering going to the D7000. My question is, does the D7000 overheat after 5 consecutive 5min shooting and automatically shut ...
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Which lens should I use at a Blue Angels airshow?

I'm renting a lens to shoot the Blue Angels with a Nikon D700 on a monopod next month. For you Nikon shooters, which would you recommend for this: 400mm f/2.8G ED VR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II? is ...
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What macro extensions tubes are compatible with Nikon AF-S?

I am looking for a set of macro extension tubes for a Nikon D40 that will work with the AF-S system (i.e. will send all the relevant stuff between lens and body for full auto operation). I have found ...
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Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode?

Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode? I'm trying to hook it up to my computer monitor for some studio shooting.
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How to get started with portraits? [closed]

I am about to get into portrait photography and here is my first try: I know, it is has over exposure, but I think that it matches to the person, so it does not matter for me. So, I need some ...
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What Do I Gain from Moving to a Full-Frame DSLR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do the differences between APS-C and full frame sensors matter? I'm on my 3rd Nikon DX DSLR (D70, D80 and now D7000). I've enjoyed each camera and the advances ...