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Which metering mode is best for portraiture using a white background?

I was wondering whether its best to use spot, centre weighted or matrix metering for portraiture when using a white background. It feels like it could be better to use spot or centre weighted to make ...
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Vivitar 2800 on Nikon D3100

Recently I've got this flash, and after researching about it and Nikon's hotshoe voltage, one doubt has appeared. In the manual of several cameras, it's written that the maximum voltage of the hotshoe ...
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Nikon P7800: Why is that different apertures result in different shortest shutter speeds?

While testing my new Nikon P7800 i came across the fact, that it cannot shoot at 1/4000 s through its entire aperture range, which is f2 - f8 @ 24mm (full frame equivalent). At f2 i can only go down ...
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Nikon 55-300 VR lens vs other Nikon zoom lens

I've Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm kit lens. Had the 55-200mm VR lens but sold it last year. I really enjoyed using the 55-200mm and had no complain. Now I am planning to buy another zoom lens and have ...
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What is the difference between these various Nikon zoom lenses?

Nikon AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DX G ED Nikon AF-S 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 DX G ED The second one costs twice as much money as the first one, but what's the benefit of choosing the second one? Same with ...
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What is the best external flash for Nikon beginner?

I have read a lot about the SB-800/SB-900 but I am on a low budget (around ~120$). Is there an external flash that I can have to start learning to use it? I do not want absolutely TTL compatibility so ...
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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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Is there a way to force the Nikon D40's rear LCD panel to stay off?

Is there an off/disable control anywhere? I realize that the INFO button toggles it off, but it comes right back on as soon as you tap the shutter, and that it a problem in low light situations where ...
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How does the Dandelion chip affect the aperture lever with old lenses on Nikon D3200?

I'm trying to understand how adding the Dandelion chip to an old lens works in practice. I understand that the chip is programmed by the user with the focal length and max and min aperture. Am I right ...
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Is the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 a good lens for sports and wildlife photography?

Is this lens good for wildlife and sports? Im getting a nikon D5100 And my brother plays soccer and I'm in gymnastics. I love taking pics of sports. Is this lens good enough?
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Nikon 55-200mm or 50mm

Im getting a nikon d5100 in a week or so, And i was woundering which lens to get with it? Im stumped this will be my first dslr and i know nothing about lenses. And i have a budget of $200 for a ...
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What are the most notable differences between Canon and Nikon lenses?

I'm currently considering to buy one of the next generation enthusiast DSLRs. Either a Canon EOS 60D or the slightly more expensive Nikon D7000. I'm quite new to the SLR discussion but I know there ...
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Will I damage the command dial on my D5200 if I rotate it quickly?

In a Youtube video on the D5200 I saw that the guys handling the camera rotated the command dial very fast. I used to rotate the dial one jump at a time fearing that otherwise I would damage the ...
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Why is the aperture ring removed from new Nikon lenses?

Maybe I'm wrong, but I notice that Nikon's newer lenses don't have an aperture ring. For example, an older AF 35 mm f/2D is now replaced by AF-S DX 35 mm f/1.8G, or AF 50 mm f/1.8D is replaced by a ...
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How can you photograph backlit scenes without getting lens reflections/flare?

I've been doing a lot of late afternoon photography and the weather has been pretty clear so the sunset has been a large influence over the pictures I've been taking. One problem I've been having is ...
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Best and cheapest lenses for wildlife photography? [closed]

What are the best and cheapest lenses for wildlife phototgraphy? I recently got a Nikon D3100 and would like a new lens for wildlife photography. Any suggestions would be helpful!
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Nikon focus confirmation with manual lenses

I've recently purchased a Nikon D600 and would like to use my old Minolta Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 on it. However I am quite confused as to the functions of a "chipped adapter". While I know that with Canon ...
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Manually set numbering on Nikon D7000

Let's say the most recent image on the camera was numbered DSC_1000.NEF, and I want the next image to be numbered DSC_1234.NEF. How would I accomplish this? I've tried a lot of things, but none of ...
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Battery for Nikon CoolPix L26

I have a Nikon CoolPix L26 digital camera and am using the rechargable battery that came along with it. It is a 1.2V / 2100 mAH battery (Infinite brand) Even when I fully recharge the battery and use ...
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Is there a Nikon F to Sony E/FE lens adapter?

I had a good entry-level Nikon DSLR. I still have the lens(es). I bought a Sony mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (NEX?). Is there an adapter to connect the Nikon lenses to the Sony camera?
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Why is my Nikon lens suddenly extremely dark?

I was going to take pictures of my daughter at the race track, and when I put my lens on my camera (as I have done several times before) this time it was very dark and didn't seem to work properly. I ...
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How do I prevent file naming restarts on Nikon D5200? [duplicate]

I have noticed something peculiar on my Nikon D5200. If I take a set of images and remove them from the card, the next batch will start again at DSC_0001. My older non DSLR camera would continue to ...
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Is there an advantage to choosing the Big Two (TM) entry level dSLRs over competititon? [duplicate]

Is there an advantage, that Canon or Nikon's entry level dSLRs hold over their competition ones (notably Sony) for a young enthusias who wants to learn more but is currently, and probably won't in the ...
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Why am I unable to see my photos on my laptop?

I recently got a Nikon D3100 and, after trying it out, I went to upload the photos to my laptop. In doing so it asked me to download Nikon's version of Windows Photo Gallery, but now I am not able to ...
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Should I switch from D300s to D700? [duplicate]

I have the opportunity to upgrade my DLSR from a D300s to a D700. It'll cost me around $200 to do so. Do you think that it worth it? Is the full-frame sensor of the D700 really that much less noisy ...
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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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Should adjusting Flash Compensation automatically adjust Exposure Compensation in Aperture Priority mode?

My new Nikon D3200 has the rather annoying feature of automatically adjusting my Exposure Compensation whenever I adjust the Flash Compensation (in Aperture Priority mode). I use Exposure comp as a ...
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Does extension tubes enhance magnification on a 105mm macro lens?

I have a Nikon 105mm macro VR lens and I am quite happy with it. This is a true macro and gives me 1:1 magnification. If I put an extension tube with this macro lens, will the image magnification ...
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Can I use modeling flash with pocketwizard flexTT5 and miniTT1?

I am using pocketwizard flexTT5 and miniTT1 with my Nikon D90 and SB700. Can I use the modeling flash to trigger before actual triggering? The Phottix Odin has such a feature and I am not sure how can ...
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Looking for suggestions for an wide angle lens for Nikon FX [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to full frame by getting a Nikon D600. I would like to know what would be an ideal wide angle Lens for this FX camera of mine. Nikon wide angle lenses are very expensive, so I ...
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What underwater housing should I use with my Nikon D5100 for snorkling?

I found this underwater housing for the Nikon D5100. Are there any other options that will work? I will only be using it for snorkeling — not diving.
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Is there an advantage to either the Nikon D3200 or D3300 in cold weather?

My mother is strongly considering purchasing one of the two cameras. (D3200 or D3300). She was looking for a good entry level DSLR so she could catalog her travels around the North and dabble with ...
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Nikon D600 - shot raw but ended up with 2x JPG

I have been using a Nikon D600, and I thought I was using the raw mode (it said RAW on the screen). However after copying from the card to my computer, I have only managed to get a set of paired jpegs ...
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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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Why is Auto Exposure on my Nikon D300s Overexposing?

My 300s appears to be overexposing - especially in the image playback - is there a way to calibrate or check the exposure measurement? Have been compensating exposure with some success.
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Exact specification of N1-CL1 Nikon Closeup lens

On nikon site (and everywhere else) I've been unable to find any exact specification of tne N1-CL1 filter lens -- only thing I need is to know the exact focal distance of this lens (or dioptres, or ...
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Is the Sensor Pixel size important for Image Quality? [closed]

I want to buy a DSLR - either a Nikon D3200 or D5100. But I'm confused which is the best option for me. I mostly take pictures of birds, landscapes, abstract & portraits. Would appreciate any ...
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Which Nikon flash will cover the full focal length of a 18-300mm lens?

What's the best external flash for the Nikon 5200 using a AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm lens? I want to make sure the flash covers the length of the lens.
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What is the constant sound that compact cameras make, but DSLRs don't?

When turning on my Nikon P7800 it starts to make a strange sound like a little motor. When switching into the picture review mode it stops immediately. Same thing with a Canon SX 200 (or something ...
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Nikon D7000 card problems

So here's my story with the Nikon D7000..... I purchased this body last year as my second-shooter and had two 8GB Panasonic cards in it. I had some corrupted files at the end of the card's memory ...
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What kind of mount does this Chinon 70-210mm AF Zoon lens have?

I have an old Chinon lens which I want to mount on my Nikon DSLR. I know there are some adapters on the market, but I can't figure out which mount my CHINON has. In the "specialist shop" they told my ...
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How to compare two different cameras in regard to a low light performance?

I am making a research to buy my first full-frame camera and I have 2 options, one Canon and other Nikon. Talking about the comparison in-between the d800 and the 5d mark III for example, the low ...
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Is it possible to print a good quality 72X72" photo from a Nikon D700?

A printing job requires a 72x72" image. I shoot with a D700. Is there any way to get a quality print at that size from a D700?
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Capturing astro photography with D7100

I just bought a Nikon D7100, with the basic kit lens 18-105mm. I was wondering, if I can capture stars or milky way with it. Will the answer to this question work for me? As it says 24mm on f/2. Also ...
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Can I use Wide Angle Lens converter for my existing lens Nikkor 35mm f1.8?

I have a D3100 Nikon with a 35mm f1.8 prime lens. I want to buy a wide angle lens converter to make it more like a wide angle lens. What is your advice on that? How do I know whether the lens ...
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Why does my nikon flash fire 3 short flashes before the full flash goes off?

I have a Nikon D200 and I'm using the SB 800 flash. I've been using this flash for a year and now when I take a shot the flash pops 3 short flashes and then the shutter engages and the full flash goes ...
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How do I see an image comment added on a Nikon camera once I download a picture?

I have a Nikon D3200 and I have used the setting to add an image comment to my photographs. But, when I download the pictures to my computer (mac) and look at the photo info I don't see it. Have I ...
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What's the difference between DSC_ and RSC_ files?

My Nikon cameras (D80 and D700) both seemingly randomly change file extension between DSC_ and RSC_. Counter does not reset. I always shoot RAW and rarely change memory card (as I import photos ...
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Should I buy a dslr kit or body with separate lens? [duplicate]

I came across 2 reputable sites here in our country selling DSLRs. I wanted to buy a Nikon D90 kit with 18-55mm lens, cost 28,600. The other store sells the 18-55mm lens for 3,308. So it is ...
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Achieving wireless + speedlight [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D5100, and would like to be able to hold a speedlight in my hand, or place it behind my subject. I'd like to avoid cables, but don't know which specific products I should get. I ...