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

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Why doesn't auto exposure work with older lenses?

I have an old Nikon 50mm F 1.8 lens that I use on my Canon Digital Rebel XT. Whenever I use it, I have to shoot manually. I understand that the body can't change the aperture, but why can't it expose ...
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Is zero shutter count normal for a new camera?

I just bought a new Nikon D7000 to gift to someone, as always, I tested its shutter count using Exif info and to my surprise it had zero shutter counts, and it seems my test photo was its first. When ...
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Live view focus problem with Nikon D600 and 50/1.8G

I just bought a new D600 and a Nikon AF-S 50/1.8G lens. However, it fails to focus in live view mode. It just searches without success. Live view focus works fine with my Tamron 28-300 Zoom and my ...
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What are the ideal settings to shoot Star Trails with a Nikon D90?

I'm planning to shoot star trails with My Nikon D90. I'm going to use a Nikkor 18-105 VR lens. I'd like to know the ideal settings for shooting star trails, including what type of white balance and ...
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D600 vs D700 for a portrait photographer

My wife has been dabbling in semi-pro photography for the last year or so. She has come a long way and feels like she is ready to upgrade to a more serious camera. She mostly does newborns/seniors/...
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How can I find Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF 80-200 f2.8 D photo samples?

Is there any way we could see some photos from the new Nikon D600 and 80-200 f2.8 D ED combo? Over at Flickr, or someplace else—maybe? I could scarcely find "tags" with 80-200 f2.8D and Nikon D600 ...
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Unknown spots in camera lens Nikon

There seems like purple spots in my camera lens. I am using Nikon 18-105 mm lens. I just bought it last term and there seems to be such a problem so soon. Here is a screenshot of my camera's lens. : ...
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Why most Nikon-mountable prime lens don't have image stabilization? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it true that there are no stabilized prime lenses (and if so, why)? I've seen that most fixed-focal length lens available for Nikon don't have VR or other image ...
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Why does my Nikon D300 have live view disabled with my 300mm f/4?

Recently I wanted to use the live view with my 300mm f/4 AF-S and when I pressed the shutter it did nothing (live view did not start). The live view works perfectly with the 24-85mm AF-G f/3.5-4.5 (...
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Nikon Lenses: what is the difference between Micro/Macro vs non-Micro/Macro of the same focal length? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a macro lens? What is the difference between a Nikon “Micro” lens and a “Macro” lens? I know what macro photography is, but what makes a macro (or in Nikon's ...
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What settings should i put my Nikon D3100 on to photograph the moon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to capture details of the moon? I have a Nikon D3100 and I have 2 lenses; the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm. I'm unsure of what camera settings I need to use to get a nice ...
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How do I find a trustworthy online Nikon retailer in Canada?

I rarely use online shops and I had never shopped cameras online! Today I just checked Amazon.ca and it just doesn't look right to me, it does not look as good as Amazon.com and Amazon.com also says ...
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Can the D800 built-in flash be used to trigger slave flashes only?

Without itself emitting light during the exposure?
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Memory card is almost full, but only displaying 9 photos

I am using an old Nikon D70 with a 4 GB memory card. It has been working well, with no major errors for over a year now. Today I took ~100 photos, and when I tried to upload them, it only displayed 9 ...
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Is there a reason to keep both a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and a 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100?

I have the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II that came with the camera. However, I've been looking at getting the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, which has the same range of ...
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Which Is Better For Connecting a Sling Strap, Tripod Mount vs. Neck Strap Mount

I am looking to move away from a neck strap and get a shoulder sling strap for my Nikon D3200 camera. I've seen straps that connect with either the OEM Neck Strap mounts OR the Tripod mount. The Neck ...
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What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?

Reading Scott Kelby's Digital Photography vol. 1, I came across the following pro tip: Don't press the Shutter (Use a Cable Release) I own a Nikon D90, so reading Nikon's help on which remote ...
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Nikon Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 backwards compatibility

Ever since the press release, everywhere I look for details on Nikon’s WR-R10 wireless transceiver and WR-T10 wireless transmitter, I always seem to find them mentioned in conjunction with the new ...
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Why is sharpness lost in my DSLR viewfinder?

I have a fairly new Nikon D7000 (I've taken about 2000 pictures). Something happened during my last trip, where thew viewfinder never gets sharp anymore. It always looks out of focus, regardless if ...
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Is there a tulip-flower lens hood that will work with the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D?

I'm looking for a Tulip Flower Lens Hood for Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D? I know that Nikon HB-1 and HB-15 hood work on this lens. But do you know any Nikon or third party Tulip Flower Hood?
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How can I fix a Nikon Coolpix L120 stuck lens error?

I am getting an error in my Nikon Coolpix L120: "Turn off the camera, remove the lens cover and then turn the camera on", even though i have already removed the lens cover. The lens is not able to ...
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Coolpix P50 - “File contains no image data” after rotation

I inserted the SD card into my computer to look at some photos. I rotated some of them to look them from the correct angle, but unfortunately Windows Photo Viewer auto-saved the rotation. Now if I ...
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How to record videos with blurred background with Nikon D5100 [closed]

Has anyone tried to shoot videos with blurred backgrounds using the Nikon D5100. I am trying to shoot cooking video, but with the a blurred background. I have 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom ...
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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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Nikon - Are two lenses better than one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the tradeoffs when replacing two zoom lenses with a superzoom? I'm after a zoom range of 28mm to 200mm. Budget is £600 GBP The Nikon 18-200mm VR II has a decent ...
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Which wide-angle lens for Nikon?

I have a Nikon D70 and my better half has a Nikon D3000. She uses a 18-55mm lens (I think) and I have a Nikon 18-200mm lens which I love. We are going to Peru next year and I would like to get a wide-...
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Does having the AF points bunched up in the middle make a big difference?

I was looking into the new Nikon D600, which looks like a pretty compelling camera. I however noticed that its 39 AF points though quite a lot are all bunched up in the middle. I am used to having AF ...
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Can I export View NX2 Custom Settings?

Is there a way to export the Custom Settings for Adjustments Palette that I used in the editor view of NX2?
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Has anyone bought from BestPricePhoto.com?

Randomly came across this site, never heard of it before, has some good prices. Almost too good. Lots of buzzwords about being 'wholesale' and 'direct from the manufacturer'. Price looks legit, but ...
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Distortion/quality when using a full frame lens on a crop sensor camera

I am looking for a sharp, affordable wide-angle prime for my Nikon D7000, primarily for landscape shots. I am really interested in the Samyang (aka Rokinon, Bower) 14mm f/2.8 lens due to its ...
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Mysteriously lost photos on Nikon D5100 after shooting and plugging into iMac

I'm totally perplexed. My 32 gb card was fairly full at over 28. I had just downloaded some images to my iMac. I pulled the card out without ejecting, but I often do that with no issues, as I was only ...
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Nikon Coolpix P510 - Recommended low-light settings?

My wife was recently given a Nikon Coolpix P510 as a birthday present from her parents, primarily so we can take a - I believe the technical term is "****load" - of pictures of our new baby girl (...
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Can anyone help identifying this lens?

I bought a Nikon FG today, with 2 lenses and a load of accessories. One of the two lenses is kind of a mystery, as there's no manufacturer name on it. I'm trying to figure out who's the manufacturer, ...
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Is it possible to export labels/ratings from ViewNX2?

I have downloaded the same set of NEF images onto two different machines (using TransferNX). On one machine, I have gone through the images in ViewNX2 and rated/number labelled the images. Is it ...
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Nikon Speedlight: Slave mode and built-in flash/commander light [duplicate]

I'm thinking about getting a speedlight to use for off-camera lighting, perhaps the SB700, but I don't understand its different wireless triggers, this website says: For off camera use, the SB700 ...
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Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?

My Nikon D90 started having an issue where the image in the viewfinder shakes, or taps whenever I turn it on or focus. Has anyone ever seen this issue? I'm assuming that it's the mirror. I turned ...
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Nikon S700 displays preview correctly but shoots bad: dead or repairable?

I have a Nikon S700. The other day it immediately started to behave strange: when I turn it on and preview the screen displays everything normal as usual. The problem is that, when I shoot, the photo ...
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Sigma 70 - 210 auto focus lens Compatability with Nikon DSLR

I'm having a problem deciding on a course of action to replace my Nikon F401X. I only have a Sigma 70-210 1:4-5.6 lens in the mix. My dilemma is this: I am considering buying a Fujifilm Finepix ...
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Nikon D800 Wireless i-TTL range

I have been experimenting with my new Nikon SB-910 speedlight using the Wireless i-TTL Advanced Wireless Lighting System that nikon has kindly built into the D800, which i believe to be radio based (...
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If landscape photography is my focus, does it make sense to use Nikon over Canon?

Lately I have switched gears and am starting to focus further on landscape photography over portraiture. In my research it has become apparent that Nikon seems to have a significant advantage in ...
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Accuracy of shutter actuation count in Canon and Nikon cameras

Nikon In most Nikon DSLRs, shutter actuations could be found in the Exif data and it's possible by using a tool as simple as this online Exif viewer, however Nikon support website says that: This ...
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Why is the 18 - 200 mm lens so expensive compared to equivalent alternatives?

I have been looking at various lenses and I found that that the 18-200 mm lens is pretty expensive (be it Canon or Nikon) when compared to the combination of the lenses 18-55 & 55-200. Is there ...
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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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The future of AutoFocus [closed]

I bought a Nikon D5000. Back then I didn't know anything about photography, but it sounded like a really good intro camera. And so far it has been. I don't mind the DX format, and have invested in ...
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Enable Auto focus after timer on Nikon D800?

I'll start with an apology if everyone knows this but me. I bought a Nikon D800 about a month ago (adore), but the wireless remote I used for the D7000 is not compatible. No worries, I'll just ...
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Does Nikon D7000 exhibit particular backfocusing problems?

I was considering buying a Nikon D7000 but I have found that (as of 2011) many reviewers were reporting back focusing issues. I would like to verify if these issues are real, and if they are still ...
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Can Nikon FX (full-frame) users use DX (APS-C) lenses?

I mean, through the "crop-mode", using only part of their sensor ? Does it work as intended or is it a gimmick ? For the moment I shoot APS-C, with a possible perspective of converting to FF some day,...
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Why can't AF-S lens (with broken auto-focus) work with bodies that have build-in motor?

Background: I have a Nikkor 70-300 AF-S G. Somehow, the VR and AF systems stopped working.. It was working perfectly fine, then for 2-3 months it stayed inside the bag, in a wardrobe, without even ...
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How to tell if a Nikon D7000 is new or not

I hoped that I could depend on the Exif shutter count for D7000, but Nikon support website explained that shutter count is not trustworthy since it may reset by service centers for different reasons ...
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The Lowdown on Image Quality on DSLRs

I have seen sites that use measure DSLR performances with Image QUality (in numbers). So I was thinking, given a D800 and a D7000, with the same lens, the same lighting condition and many other ...