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

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What does the built-in AE Chip for Nikon do on a Rokinon lens?

I'm looking at 14mm Rokinon f1.8 lenses for astrophotography. I keep seeing the Built-in AE Chip for Nikon. What does the chip do? I realize I have to use manual focus and actually everything manual. ...
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Is it normal for AF points other than the selected one to be slightly illuminated on a Nikon DSLR?

I have a Nikon D3300. When in single point AF mode, besides the selected AF point, some of the surrounding AF points also gets very slightly illuminated (as if there is some leakage from the main AF ...
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Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?

I'm considering purchasing a DSLR for the first time here in the next couple of months. The two "big boys" seem to be Canon and Nikon. I've looked at both companies, and I can't really see significant ...
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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? ...
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Is there any reason to disable VR in Nikon lenses? [duplicate]

Is there any reason to disable VR in Nikon lenses? Perhaps it is safer to storage/carry lenses with VR disabled? Or, maybe with very small shorted speed VR decrease quality of picture?
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Nikon D750 native JPEG vs LR JPEG vs ViewNX2 JPEG [duplicate]

Why does the natively generated (D750) JPEG looks much better than converting the same photo from RAW to JPEG (I saved the photo as RAW+JPEG when shot) using Light room or even using Nikons ViewNX2. ...
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Will the Nikon D3100 autofocus with the 50mm f/1.8D lens?

I have the Nikon D3100 and was wondering if the autofocus on the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens would work with it. I've read that the AF is not compatible with the D5000, and that the AF is rather slow in ...
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How do I set the exposure manually on a Nikon D5100?

I bought a year ago a Nikon D5100, but there is still one thing I don't know about it : how do I set my exposure manually? I can set it with the AE button, but is there a way to set it manually, I ...
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What can I do if everything with my 55-200mm macro lens is suddenly entirely blurry and the camera won't take pictures?

I have a brand new Nikon D5500. The 55-200mm macro lens is not working properly as far as I can tell. It was acting funny the other day when I was trying to take pictures. The pictures were coming ...
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What rechargeable batteries are best for a Nikon L26?

I am using Nikon Coolpix L26 Camera. I am planning for a small vacation and wanted to make use of my old Nikon Coolpix L26 camera. The problem with the camera is that after couple of snaps battery is ...
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Nikon D5200 overexposed shots in “auto” modes

I recently (2 months ago) bought a Nikon D5200 as my first DSLR. All was well until a few days ago, but now it seems every daytime shot I take in auto-mode (including the various modes like ...
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Embedded jpegs in NEF raw files

I open a .NEF image from my Nikon D80 in the Windows Photos app (the modern/"metro" style app). I then zoom in, and it re-renders or something to display higher resolution, but the colours become less ...
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Is a WU-1a WiFi adapter secure?

Let's say I am shooting using Nikon D3200 and I am using the external WU-1a Wifi adapter to transfer the images from the camera to my smartphone, and in a party. Is it possible that someone else with ...
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Recommendations to tether a Nikon DSLR to a Windows PC?

When I shoot portraits indoors, I'd like the option to tether my Nikon D90 to a Windows computer with the USB cable, both to view the results and help adjust the lighting, but also to be making an ...
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What to do when my Nikon AF-S lens won't autofocus? [duplicate]

My Nikon Lens will manually focus but not auto focus. I have tried another lens on my camera body without issues and I have put this lens on another body and it will not auto focus there either. I ...
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Why doesn't my “Nikkor AF” lens autofocus on my Nikon D3300?

I recently got a new lens for my Nikon D3300. I now have 3 lenses; the other two that I have came with the camera and work great but when I put my new lens on, it will only manually focus. If I go to ...
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Is it possible to lock the shutter and aperture dials on a Nikon D610? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D610 and often setup the shutter and aperture for studio photos and then for some reason one of the wheels gets knocked and I end up taking a bunch of photos with the wrong exposure. ...
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What can I do when my Nikon D5200 gives an SD card error with every card?

My D5200 has developed a problem, every time I turn it on I get the error message "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged Insert another card." I have tried multiple memory cards in the ...
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Blurry without zoom, sharp with zoom

I have Nikon Coolpix S5100. I've noticed that my photos are blurry when I'm NOT using zoom, while they are pretty sharp WITH zoom. It doesn't matter whether I shoot from the hand or from the solid ...
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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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Electronic shutter in timelapse video in Nikon D3300

I have searched there is no time lapse video option in Nikon D3300 and I found that we can take time lapse photo using intervalometer. However, with the intervalometer the photos are taken using ...
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how to take sun photo in afternoon?

Capturing sun photo is very hard as it is very bright(3PM). I used below settings on my nikon3300 but still i'm not able to capture the sun photo. Aperture:32 ,ISO:100, stutter speed :4000 My ...
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effective 12 megapixel in Nikon kit lens

I have nikon d3300. it have 24.2 mega pixel sensor but some where i read that kit lens have only 12 mega pixel effective but the actual resolution of image is 24MP. My question: 1.what is blocking ...
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Using one focus point in autofocus mode - interval timer shooting - NIkon d7000

I was working on some selfportraits using interval timer shooting and I found that the camera focuses one of 3-4 shots on the subject. Obviously, it recognizes the face but most of the times, it has ...
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Help me choose my DSLR / mirorless camera for video [closed]

I have spent one week of my life already watching videos on Youtube, trying to find a camera for myself. I am searching for a camera which will make filming of my Youtube videos a breeze. But my ...
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Why do I keep getting out of focus shots on manual focus?

I have a Nikon D3300. I recently switched over into complete manual mode (on the camera) with manual focus (on the lens). I find that the camera does not focus at all. All I get is out-of-focus shots. ...
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Is f/4 sufficient for a telephoto lens for outdoor daytime travel photography?

I am new to photography, and currently own a Nikon D3100 with the kit 18-55mm lens. I also own a Nikon 35mm f/1,8G AF-S DX, that I generally use for portraits and in low light conditions. Right now, ...
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Cheap telephoto lens with zoom higher than AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm

I currently own an AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens, but I feel that the 200mm maximum zoom is not enough always. I've found two cheap options: Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro ...
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How can I turn off auto focus when using the remote with my Nikon D7000?

I have a remote with my D7000 and it's hugely frustrating that it auto focuses when using the remote. The whole reason I want it is for speed and to not move the tripod. I have looked through the ...
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Can I use the Nikon ML-L3 remote to do long exposures with a D5200?

Can I use the Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control to take 10-15 minute exposures with my Nikon D5200? If yes, then must I keep the remote pressed during that entire period, or can I lock it somehow and press ...
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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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G-type or D-type? Help Please [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D610. Full Frame. With an in-built focus motor. I plan to go in for a 50mm prime lens by Nikkor. Which one should should I go for, the G-type or the D-type?
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Would this Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro lens fit on Nikon D610 dslr?

would the lens pictured (Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro focusing lens) fit on a Nikon D610 dslr? thank you!
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50mm 1.8 lens or 35mm 1.8 lens for makeup artist doing close-up face shots of brides?

Trying to decide if i should invest in a 50mm 1.8 or 35mm 1.8 lens for taking before and after shots of my brides. Any advice would be super helpful! I have a Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR ...
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Can I upload a .CRW file from my Nikon camera?

I just spent a day shooting photos with a friend. The friend refused to use my Nikon and used her Canon instead. The files are .CRW and I have a Nikon D5300. When I open the card on Windows Explorer, ...
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How does YN 560IV flash work? [duplicate]

I am using a Nikon D3300 with a Yongnuo flash YN 560IV, but it seems I can't really understand how the flash is working - as it is my first flash. So I would like to know what are the basics I need to ...
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Is it worth getting 50mm lens when I have Nikkor 15-35mm for portraits & “Bokeh” effect? [duplicate]

As I know 15-35mm lens is a good prime all rounder, but from what I have seen in photo examples and youtube videos for portraits (full body person) it's better to have a 50mm lens. It's also a very ...
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Is it possible to add an intervalometer to a Nikon D3200 with a replacement firmware?

I wonder if there is the possibility to add an intervalometer option via firmware to a Nikon D3200 (similar to the one in the D5200). I want to do time lapse photography and also mount the camera on a ...
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How to replace the zoom ring on a Nikon 18-200 lens?

The zoom ring (the rubber-band part) on my Nikon 18-200 is a little stretched out. What is the best way to replace this? I already had to remove the black sticker on the front of the lens when the ...
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Can I get the same results with Nikon 50mm 1.4D or 1.8D as the 1.4G or 1.8G gives?

I have been searching for a while now and I came to the conclusion that when you fix the aperture ring of Nikon 1.4D lens on lowest stop, then we can change the aperture using command dial, plus the ...
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Would a 55-200mm lens for an entry-level DSLR be good for snowboarding photography?

I am getting the Nikon D3300 camera and it comes with a 55-200mm VR lens. Will that lens be good for taking pictures of people snowboarding? If not, what would be a better choice?
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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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D7100 Memory card access light remains on and camera not function

My new Nikon D7100 has stopped working. I reinserted a SD card (having up loaded shots to my computer ) into camera slot , as usual . Tried to format as usual but something has happened somewhere. ...
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Should I get the Sony Alpha a7r II or a DSLR? [closed]

I've had the camera I have for a few years now (the Nikon d40x) but have been thinking about getting a new camera as the Nikon d40x doesn't have great low light performance. I've been thinking about ...
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Is it safe to charge a Coolpix S9900 with an Anker 60W USB charger?

Just bought a Coolpix S9900 which has a EL-EL12 battery installed. When travelling I like to take a single charger. I have an Anker 60W 6 port USB charger which I use to charge my iPad, iPhone, GoPro, ...
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Can I use both the built-in flash and the PC adapter on my Nikon D750?

I have a Nikon D750 and a Nikon SB-26. I like macro photography and previously used both together using slave mode on the flash. I hold the flash in my left hand and the camera in the right. But ...
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Other than the vignetting, what am I missing by using my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX on an FX camera?

I recently upgraded from Nikon D3200 (DX) to Nikon D750 (FX). I had the the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX lens - which now I have started using with the D750 I have read everywhere that the DX lenses use just ...
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What should I look for in a budget macro lens for a Nikon DX camera?

I'm looking to buy a macro lense for my wife, who is an enthusiast/hobby photographer. Her camera body is a D7000, and she has a full suite of lenses other than a dedicated macro. I know nothing about ...
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How can I directly browse or transfer pictures from iOS without using the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app?

I have a Nikon D5300 with built in WiFi. I'm interested in tinkering/hacking with its network protocol and transferring photos wirelessly, without using the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility application ...
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Will the focus confirmation dot still operate with non CPU lenses on a D3200?

I've seen some lenses that have an AE chip already in them (ex. the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4), but is it necessary to have a fully manual lens chipped in order for the focus confirmation dot to work? ( and ...