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

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How is Nikon's PF optics different from and similar to Canon's DO optics?

Nikon has just announced a new 300 mm lens featuring a new technology called "PF" or "Phase Fresnel." This has been compared to Canon's existing DO (Diffractive Optics) lenses such as the 400 mm f4 ...
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How does the Nikkor 35mm prime compare to the Nikkor 40mm Micro for portraits?

I have a D5200. I'm planning on to buy a prime lens and I'm also interested in macro photography. I had chosen to buy the Nikkor 35mm prime lens. But, I came across the 40mm Nikkor Macro lens. Now I ...
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What is the difference between Nikon NCP and NP2 picture control files?

Every time I use Picture control utility 2 from Nikon, the software keep asking to choose one of the Camera Compatibility mode (NCP and NP2) as shown here under. my questions is: What is the ...
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How does the Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 without VR/IS compare to the Nikon 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VR?

I'm looking at two different lenses. The Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens. ...
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Sticky substance on mode dial and back of monitor (D5200)

I had my D5200 in the closet for about three weeks and I decided to take it out today. I noticed a sort of a shiny coat of some kind of an oily substance all over and around the mode dial and on the ...
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My RAW .NEF files cant show properly in windows 7 image viewer

I have a problem showing .NEF files on windows 7 image viewer. First I can see all my .NEF files thumbnails correctly on windows explorer, but once I double click one of it, it show the photos ...
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Can I use older screw-type lenses on a Nikon DSLR? [duplicate]

Just purchased a Nikon D3200 DSLR. I have several excellent Pentax (M42) screw mount lenses from my older 35MM. Is there an adaptor available to allow me to mate those lenses with my new D3200?
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How are aperture changes implemented on D-series Nikkor lenses?

Nikkor G lenses have a built-in USM motor that permits auto-focusing on bodies with or without the focus motor. They also permit changing the aperture from the aperture dial on the body. Nikkor G ...
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How can I reduce the recycling time between shots when the built-in flash is enabled?

I know with external flash we can just use better batteries, but what about the built-in flash? Can we reduce its power or give it an external charger? I use a Nikon D5200.
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Nikon AF-S 55-300mm VR vs. Tamron SP 70-300mm VC USD [closed]

I am planning to buy a entry level telephoto zoom lens for my D5100. I have boiled down to two lenses: The Nikon AF-S 55-300mm VR and the TAMRON SP 70-300mm VC USD. My question is: Is the Tamron ...
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Are USB connectors for Nikon D300 (or all camera using USB Mini-B plugs) standardized?

I own a Nikon D300 and I usually use the provided USB cable to transfer my pictures on my computer (Windows 7). Sometimes, when I am travelling, I use the cable I have for my Garmin device which have ...
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Nikon D5100: should I avoid the firmware update if I want to use 3rd party batteries?

I want buy batteries for my Nikon D5100. Third party options are much cheaper than Nikon's one. I saw offers from Wasabi and Vivitar, I guess are others in the market. I note that both has ...
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Did I make a mistake in choosing a D5300 rather than an older higher-end model? [duplicate]

I recently bought D5300, initially I was happy, but after attending some photo walk sessions. I realized most people are using either D7000 or D7100 and some D90. Now I'm confused whether I did big ...
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Contrast detection AF not working?

What are the possible reasons why my Nikon D3300 won't focus properly at all on live view? It works perfectly when using phase detection (or when looking through the viewfinder), but when I start ...
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Mirror lens for Nikon D5200 camera [duplicate]

What is a good mirror lens for my Nikon D5200? I love taking wildlife pictures and need a better telephoto lens. I am using a Nikkor 55-300 AF and it works well, but I need about twice that power. I ...
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My Nikon D3100 says no lens attached when I use a T-Mount with it

I've had my camera for a few years now. I just received a couple new lenses for my Nikon D3100 (which I take extremely good care of). For both of the lenses you need to use a T-Mount. When I put the ...
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Is Nikon D40X still good enough for a beginner?

I'm considering buying my first DSLR camera. I'm a total beginner in photography but I want to learn in order to make my photos during my trips worth it (in particular, the ones taken while hiking). ...
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Is Nikon D3200 optimal for my situation? [duplicate]

I am considering buying my first DLSR and found the D3200. It appeals to me because of the high MP count, 1080p video shooting and low price. It also seems to do very well on this site: ...
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Is it safe to use old Yashica Flash on a Nikon D3200?

I have a Nikon D3200 and an old Yahica Branded Flash that came with an old Zenit ET. I searched for the instructions for using old flashes with new cameras and found out that excessive voltages could ...
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Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII - Does Autofocus <5m really work?

some days ago I daring duck had approached while I was taking photos of her and her friends in a pond. I was testing my new 70-200 2.8 VRII and I was a bit worried about the autofocus while working ...
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Does the Nikon EH-5a AC Adapter also charge the battery

On "older" Nikons like the D50, D90... that have the DC IN port, when an EH-5a AC Adapter is connected, does it JUST power the camera, or does it also charge the battery? I haven't been able to find ...
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what qualities should I be looking for in a long range lens [duplicate]

I am trying to get a long range lens for taking pictures of animals. I have read many questions and realize I need at least a 300 mm and I know they all depend on price...I'm not to go crazy with ...
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Why does a small change in focal length of two lenses make a $1000.00 difference in the price?

I was looking at some lenses and the famous 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens is almost $2000.00. Then, I also found this one: Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom Nikkor Lens and ...
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Are Nikon focus screens cross compatible?

I was cleaning the mirror on my D3200 today and in the process somehow scratched the exposed side of the focus screen. Oops. Now instead of dust specks I have these gently curving permanent streaks on ...
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Nikon SB-600 flash will not fire; what can I do to fix it?

I have a Nikon SB-600 that was working just fine during a wedding and then stopped firing. I removed it from the off shoe cord in hopes that the cord might be damaged and attached it directly to the ...
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Nikon d3100 edited images not saved on SD card

I'm just a beginner as my husband has just bought me my first quality camera so please bear with me. I have taken photos today at my sons nativity play and we were quite far away so I "trimmed" the ...
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Why does my Nikon FE occasionally fire at ¹⁄₉₀th regardless of setting?

My Nikon FE has this annoying fault where the shutter occasionally fires at ¹⁄₉₀th of a second regardless of setting. I don't have enough money for a new FE (I'm 14) and I was wondering what could be ...
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What can cause blurry and out of focus images on a Nikon D5300 in no flash mode?

I am using a Nikon D5300 with 18mm-300mm lens. My problem is that the camera is not working properly in "No flash" mode - in all other modes it's working well. Mostly I am using manual settings, but ...
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Long exposure mode in Nikon with a Remote shutter control

I want to learn and do some long exposure photography from cars in highways, etc. So I got a wireless remote shutter control! Now in the settings of the camera I see two options, one says Long ...
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What to do about autofocus problems on a brand new SLR?

I'm having an autofocus problem with my new D5300: I've tested with both the 18-55 kit lens and the 50mm 1.8 AF-S, but it won't always autofocus. I have tested in good light conditions, with different ...
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Is it possible to see images on screen when shooting in continuous mode on a Nikon d5300?

When I take photos in continuous mode (low mode) with my Nikon d5300, I see nothing on the screen while taking the photos, I only see the last taken photo when I stop shooting. Is it possible to ...
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Is the Nikon D5200 good enough for professional use, such as wedding parties?

Assuming the photographer has professional skills, are cameras over $2000 required? I really think from an image quality perspective, the Nikon 5200 is enough, the rest of the features of more ...
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How to prevent a child from accidentally deleting photos during playback?

I own a nikon D60 and have recently upgraded to a nikon D750. There are lots of things in the D750 to prevent accidental misconfiguration of some settings (like a small lock on the P-S-A-M dialer) ...
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Deciding between two lenses [closed]

With my budget and as it is my first lens and DSLR camera ever, I am looking at these two: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S FX NIKKOR Lens and Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S for my D-610 camera. ...
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What is the impact of changes between the old and new Nikon 18-300mm lens?

They are: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens (new) Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (old) As far as I can tell the only differences are: The old one has an ...
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Nikon D3200 lens flange has undocumented Button or lever

There is a button or lever located on the outside of the mounting ring, on the shutter release button side, lower quadrant of the ring. Mounted lenses, AF or AI do not make contact with this lever or ...
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What would be the optimal settings for shooting Jupiter from non DSLR? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon coolpix L120 camera. I need to capture the details of the bands on the jupiter. I tried many times with exposure of 1/20th second with different ISO's, and got picture of jupiter ...
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Nikon d7000 change aperture while shooting video [closed]

I have nikon d7000 and I thought until today that I can't change aperture on the fly. Here is what I found . Go to shooting menu -> movie settings -> and set manual movie settings to OFF This allows ...
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Which polarizer is better [duplicate]

I have been looking at get a polarizer and some nd filters for my sigma 50mm art lense. From my research, it looks like the best are B+W and Hoya. Does anybody have any experience with either brand on ...
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Handicapped shooter needs remote view finder display

I have a physical disability which prevents me from holding my Nikon D-5300 up to my eye so I am forced to use live view but there are many issues with live view. What I am looking for is something ...
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Choosing between a normal lens and a zoom 35-70mm lens

I am due to purchase a new SLR camera (Nikon n90s or Nikon f100). What I am trying to figure is the choice of the lens. I decided to purchase an auto-focus lens (that is for sure). A friend is selling ...
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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?

Does Canon have its own version of the creative lighting system?
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How well does Nikon CLS commander mode work outdoors?

I'm currently looking into CLS as an effective way of using off camera TTL and have been impresses so far. I am wondering how well it will it work outside in bright conditions or at a long range and ...
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Nikon Lens - Stopping down causes over exposure in Aperture Priority mode

I just got a used Nikon 300mm f/4 AF (the older, non-AF-S version), and unmounted, when set to f/4, the aperture blades are still slightly visible (you can push the aperture lever on the lens a bit to ...
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Is this a genuine Nikon Lens Pen?

I bought this branded as a Nikon Lens Pen (came in "Nikon" packaging, etc. Same price as listed on Nikon's website). Only after opening & using it did my suspicion arise, it feels cheaply ...
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Not able to get the Shutter Actuations/Count for my Nikon D5300

I recently purchased Nikon D5300 with 18-140mm lens. Just love the image quality this camera produces. I want to know my shutter actuations for which I downloaded Opanda IExif 2.3 software but when I ...
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How can I use a vintage M42 manual prime on an entry Nikon DSLR?

I have got an old lens Helios 44-2 (58mm f/2 M42 mount) that I want to use for portraits on my Nikon D3100. I used an adapter (without optical element) to mount the lens. I want to really try this ...
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Nikon zoom lens troubleshooting

My Nikon D5100 squeals and won't photogragh on its 55-300mm lens beyond 80mm. I've tried turning autofocus on, taken out & reinserted battery, and changed memory cards.
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Nikon D200 battery woes

We were given a D200 that is in otherwise spotless shape, but the battery won't stay connected. It will work perfectly at home, but as soon as you get into the field it stops. I can get it to work ...
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Beginner Astrophotography [duplicate]

I'm very new to this field and any helpful suggestions would be very much appreciated. I have acquired from a friend a Nikon D7000 and the standard 18-55mm kit lens, but can you suggest a lens or ...