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Sharp photo taken, but blurry in viewfinder (Nikon D5200)? [duplicate]

I'm using a Nikon D5200. Until recently, the image in the viewfinder was clear after focusing. I was able differentiate the blurry part and clear part. But for the past few days I've noticed that ...
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Nikon Lens: A (Auto-focus) vs. A/M (Auto-focus/Manual)

I have two lenses which are 18-140 VR and 50 1.8G. On the 18-140 VR I got a button showing A and M while on the 50 1.8 I got a button showing A/M and M. I understand that A is for auto-focus and M is ...
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What is the output signal of each pin at hot shoe on a Nikon DSLR?

I want to build my own external flash/ledlight/softbox just for practice and knowledge. What pin gives signal to external flash before a photo is taken? I messured the voltage with DC multimeter A=4....
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Does a 35mm DX lens, mounted on a crop body, have the same field of view as a 35mm FX lens mounted on a full frame camera?

I know that when you use lenses made for full frame cameras on a APS-C camera, you should calculate the crop factor. E.g., a 35mm lens designed for a full frame camera mounted on a APS-C body should ...
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What does the hot shoe do when I press the trigger?

I want to know what happens when I press the trigger. What signals are sent to the mount? I'm asking because I want my camera to trigger a flash that I'm building myself.
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Nikkor 28-70mm F2.8 lens problem: AF and aperture don't work

I bought this lens second hand from someone who has no idea about this kind of thing. The price WAS low, but not low enough to justify a broken lens. It has no glass scratches and at 300£ it seemed to ...
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Higher Noise in Sunrise shooting

I am beginner in photography and tried first hand on shooting sunrise, though i am not satisfied with my results of first shoot. and left with some questions, it would be nice if you can answer that ...
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Nikon D3S - Controlling CMOS image acquisition time [closed]

Is there a way to achieve the following sequence? open the shutter, wait until it is fully settled in open position, clear the CMOS sensor (remove accumulated charge), start collecting photons, ...
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How can I use a remote shutter release during IR photography with a D3s without leaking into the image?

I'm using a D3s for infrared photography. I'm trying to use a shutter remote to take the images, but the remote's IR-emitting LED/photodiode is emitting enough light to leak into my image on the ...
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Nikon D3300 video experience [closed]

While looking for a good cheap DSLR for both video and photo (making a culinary show), i ended up with thinking of getting Nikon D3300 18-55 kit. Anyone has first hand experience on the video quality, ...
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Nikon D3300: Flash causing a shadow across the top of frame

Recently purchased a Nikon D3300. Works great except that the flash is causing a shadow along the top of the frame. I swapped out lenses, played with modes, played with the flash and photographed ...
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Is there a way to lock the D7100's mirror up while burst shooting?

I have a Nikon D7100. I've tried to capture water droplets in burst mode. But the mirror speed limits my shooting and makes a discontinuous series of images, even with a 1/2000 shutter speed! Is ...
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How to convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?

I am having a competition in which I have to submit images in RAW format. But I have already clicked some images with Nikon D3200 in JPEG.Is there any way to convert JPEG to RAW format in Photoshop or ...
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Nikon J1, takes pictures but they are all black, doesn't seem to “see” things, lens not the problem

I have a nikon J1, it has always worked well. Today I wanted to take a picture and the screen appeared black, like something was blocking the light completely or I was trying to take a picture of a ...
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Nikon D750 NEF files display incorrectly

I got some raw files from a friend who uses the same camera model as me (Nikon D750). I notice that whereas I can postprocess my NEF pictures just fine, his pictures look very very weird when I try to ...
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Nikon D7200: How to chose a tripod for this camera? [duplicate]

What tripod is best for Nikon D7200 with Kit lens 18-140 VR. By asking this question I mean what characteristic should the tripod have such as max load, carbon vs aluminum, without head vs with head. ...
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What do I need to do with my lens and Nikon D5000 won't fit

I got Nikon D5000 and a Sigma 70-300mm DG macro how can I get it worked.
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What's the cause of Nikon FA shutter lag?

I recently bought a used Nikon FA, and while it works fine without film, it seems to suffer from a shutter "lag" when shooting with film loaded. After pressing the shutter release button, it hangs for ...
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How can I revert back to the preset incandescent white balance on a Nikon camera?

I have changed the setting on the preset incandescent white balance on my Nikon D5200, and can't seem to find a way to change it back.
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Why is my ISO setting changing in manual mode?

I want to use Manual Mode but I don't understand why, when I set my ISO to 100, I see in the picture settings that the ISO changed to 3200. How can I set it up to be what I set and not what the ...
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Nikon D60 shooting corrupt .nef files

I've been unable to shoot in raw on my camera for some time because the .nef files are corrupted. The corruption is consistent: the bottom half of the image is garbled, replaced by white static and ...
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Is my lens good for a tiger safari? [closed]

I have Nikon D5200 and Tamron SP AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC. Is this lens good enough to cover shots?
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Flash won't fire after first shot

I have a Nikon D7200. I set the camera up to take a 3 pictures at 2 second intervals using the built in self-timer. The flash will fire the first time but not the second or third. I know the flash has ...
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Will the Helios 44-2 lens work on Nikon D3300? [duplicate]

I would like to buy a Helios 44-2 lens, but I need to know if my Nikon D3300 will allow me to take pictures with it since the lens has no pins. Will there be any other problems? Lens Mount Adapter
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Why don't my photos have any data recorded? [closed]

I recently purchased a Nikon D5500 that I have been loving. However, on one occasion I used it as I always have, but when I imported the images into Lightroom for editing, they were horribly pixelated ...
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Nikon D5200 - Dark band occurring on right half of liveview and in videos

OK, here's my story. One day, I noticed that the liveview of my D5200 started to exhibit a darker band/ stripe when exposing in low-light environment. Literally the right half of the screen appears ...
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Is it possible to use more than one focus point on the Nikon D3200? [closed]

When focussing with the D3200, is it possible to select more than one focus point? If so, how?
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help to find an adaptor [duplicate]

Am in need of help. I have a Nikon D7200 but as i have sigma zoom lens & a Standard 50mm Minolta lens (from my minolta camera) I would like to know IF there is an adaptor out there I can use on my ...
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Is this lens fungus?

I bought a Nikon 70-210mm F/4 E Series lens off ebay for $30 only to find this inside the lens. I took some pictures with the lens and the images looked great, but I am scared that if this is fungus, ...
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Why does my Nikon D3300 sound like it has a fan going off inside?

I recently purchased a shutter timer remote to take time lapse videos. So I had my camera sit outside to take pictures of the night sky. When I came back to check on my camera it sounded like a fan ...
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D7000 Phantom Card Error

I've just signed up in the hope someone can help with my issue. I must have bought a couple of dodgy SD cards once, since one of them started to break apart (inside my second SD slot). Anyway, I ...
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Are lenses for Nikon's D5xxx series compatible with the D7xxx series too?

I wonder if the lenses that were used on D5300 and D5200 are also compatible with the D7000 and D7100? I am going to buy the body and lenses separately and I want to be sure I am buying the correct ...
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My lens's focus ring can be twisted past infinity and the close-focus stops without ever hitting a hard stop— is it defective?

I have a AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 G lens which I use for my Nikon D3100 and D3300 cameras. Today, I noticed that the focus ring can be twisted past the infinity and 0.45m focus stops. It can be turned ...
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What are the Nikon SB-910 speedlight’s overheating protection specs?

The Nikon SB-5000 speedlight is rated for 120 continuous shots at 5-second intervals without overheating. How does that compare to the SB-910 consecutive firing specifications?
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Why doesn't autofocus work after using manual focus for a while on my Nikon DSLR?

I bought a Nikon D3200 DSLR with 18-55 and 70-200mm lens. I was taking photos for week in autofocus mode, where I have to press shutter button halfway to focus. And then I switched to manual, where I ...
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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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How can I fix a Nikon D7000 where the mode dial selects the wrong thing?

On my Nikon D7000, the Exposure Mode Dial suddenly changed its alignment. When I select P, the camera chooses A. The setting indicated on the selector dial does not match the setting as shown in the ...
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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 Landscape/...
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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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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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How can I get long exposure for star photography with a Nikon Coolpix P900?

I own a Nikon Coolpix P900. I'm still fairly new to photography but I'm interested in learning about photographing the stars. I've read that the best settings to do this are to have an aperture of f/2....
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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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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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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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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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What to do when a Nikon J1's settings and indicators work but the screen is otherwise black and won't take pictures?

I recently received a Nikon J1 from a family member who wasn't using it. It took pictures no problem but then I misplaced the battery about 4 months ago. I just ordered a replacement battery off of ...
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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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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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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 ...