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Can anyone tell me what camera/lens is in this picture of a Nikon F with 50mm lens?

Where would I look on the camera to figure out the specifications of this camera? I've never really owned a camera before. http://members.accesscable.net/~brent/pics/nikonf.jpg
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How is the cold resistance of entry level DSLRs?

Next month I am going to North of Sweden for 6 months. So I'm looking for a new SLR-camera to take photos there. I'm not a professional photographer so I decided to buy an entry level SLR camera - the ...
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is there a good remote timer compatible with most Nikon and Canon cameras?

I wish to experiment with HDR night photography and timelapse video editing. Both require me to take multiple shots are regular intervals for prolonged durations, and I obviously do not wish to sit ...
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What compromises are there shooting DX lenses on an FX camera?

I am an enthusiast and currently I shoot with Nikon D90. I am in the process of upgrading the body, but little confused over the same generic question of FX vs DX. I know that an FX sensor delivers ...
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What do I need to use a Nikon charger in power outlets when traveling in Europe?

I have a Nikon D3100 which I am using in India. I'll be travelling to Europe (France/Switzerland/Italy, Austria) and wanted to know if the same charger can be used as it is in these countries (for ...
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re-transferring images to a computer [closed]

i have transferred images from my memory stick from a Nikon Camera to a computer. Now I want to transfer the images a second time. How do I get it to move all the images and not just ones that have ...
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What kind of lens do I need for low-light portraits for an Nikon D5100 camera?

I just bought a Nikon D5100 kit with 18-55mm lens. I am now looking for a good portrait lens that should be good in low light conditions. I was thinking about buying Nikkor 1.8d 50mm or Nikkor 1.8G ...
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What to do when pictures from a point and shoot are getting a black/brown dot on them? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon CoolPix S9200, and everything was working just fine, but now it seems that my images are getting a brownish spot on them. Take a look: First image ;Second Image Is there a way to get ...
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Nikon D3100 Won't Take Photo — says light is too low

I've had my Nikon D3100 camera for about 3 years. I recently accidentally reset my shooting options. Since I've done that, I'm having a hard time getting the camera to focus and take photos in lower ...
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Nikon 300mm autofocus makes noise and stops working temporarily

I have a Nikon D5100 and a used Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/2.8D IF-ED II, where the two usually work great together. However, if I use autofocus a few times in a row (usually when the change in focus ...
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What is the purpose of the small meter behind window on a lens?

I'll buy a zoom lens for my Nikon D5100 Either the 55-300 VR or the 70-300 VR But on the site I saw this meter (sorry, I don't know the name of this meter) on the Nikon 70-300 VR lens and have seen ...
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Should I buy this Nikon 50mm f/1.8?

I've got an opportunity to buy a Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D prime lens for £75. Has anyone used this lens who could give an opinion? The reason I'm looking into buying it is that in an earlier ...
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Nikkor 55-300 VS 70-300 VR [duplicate]

I own a Nikon D5100 with the 18-55 VR kit lens and now want to buy a zoom lens for basic photography, from portrait to landscape, whatever attracts me. So far I have shortlisted 2 lens 55-300mm ...
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Use Nikon D3100 in snow [duplicate]

I am not a professional photographer and use a base SLR camera (Nikon D3100 with the default 18-55mm lens) I am planning to visit Switzerland (Mt. Titlis) this month end (i.e. Jan) and expect the ...
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Will a higher-amperage USB charger let me fast charge a Nikon battery?

I've a Nikon P330. Its USB charger is 5V/550mA and the manual says the following about charging the battery inserted in the camera through USB: About 4 hours and 30 minutes are required to charge ...
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Can I make a Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D auto focus on a Nikon D3100?

I just got a new lens - the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D - and I'm using it on my Nikon D3100 Camera. is there a way to get the lens to auto focus? my other lens has a switch right on the lens to ...
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Nikon d3200 plus old Philips flash

A friend is shooting some photos at an indoors night event and he only counts on a Nikon d3200 plus a super old flash Philips P36 TSL. What would be the recommended shooting mode and shutter speed? ...
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Is it normal for a Nikon D5100 to freeze after several photos are taken in a row?

I'm relatively new to my Nikon D5100, and I have to photograph moths on a sheet for my job. I've begun to notice that my camera doesn't seem to let me take more than a few pictures in a row anymore, ...
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Where does the DSC file name prefix come from?

Without having a real problem with this, why did Nikon (maybe others too?) chose this file name prefix?
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Can I adapt a Sigma SLR lens made for Pentax K mount to a Nikon DSLR camera?

I now have a Nikon D3200 and the lens is not great. Can I adapt my Sigma Aspherical IF 28-300mm zoom lens, which I'm currently using on a Pentax MZ-30?
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Nikon D5100 half bright-half dark image with horizontal thin black line

I am getting half bright-half dark image with horizontal thin black line on my Nikon D5100. Does anyone has any idea ? i am extremely worried. Warranty just expired. I have sample images uploaded at ...
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Dropped camera, now lens won't attach to body - How much for repairs? [duplicate]

I dropped my Nikon D3200. Camera still turns on, but the lens wont attach to the body. It looks like something at the bottom of the lens might be broken; not the actual lens, but a small black circle ...
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Nikon D5100 not getting battery power after being dropped?

My Nikon D5100 hit the pavement when the strap broke. Since then, I have no power. A local camera shop agreed there was no battery power and suggested a new battery. After charging the new one, I ...
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70-300 vs 55-200 for a Nikon D3200

I own a Nikon 18-55 VR and a v 55-200 (no VR). I love zooming as much as I can, but I have a very limited budget. I am not a professional, so I am learning through experimenting with my camera. An ...
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Best under $1000 DSLR camera [closed]

I want to buy a new camera + lens below $ 1000. I am new to photography and want to learn . I would like to do , photography of the city , people and sceneries . Some of my work will involve taking ...
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Why is my Nikon Coolpix S3100 showing “File contains no image data” when I try to view old photos?

I've got a Nikon Coolpix S3100 that is now showing: File contains no image data when I try to view some of the photos on the SD card from the camera. Viewing the photos on the computer shows the ...
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Suggestion for home studio lighting equipment/set up for ghosting(invisible mannequins) garments/product photography?

I've look around and can't seem to find any specific product photography information on ghost/ghosted/ghosting/invisible garments, so I thought I'd ask! I have some other questions as well so I'll ...
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Nikkor lenses: is there any means to know if a lense mount is in metal or plastic

In general, cheap Nikkor lenses mount is in plastic (like the 18-55 provided in some bundles) and many others are in metal. I tried to find the documentation of some lense but on the Nikon page it ...
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How to fix issues with the flash on Nikon D3100?

When I am in M, A, S, or P modes, my flash goes off without needing to. The built in flash is down, also the button won't pop the flash up. The firmware is updated. Does anyone think this is a ...
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What causes auto-focus “freezing”?

On occasion, the auto-focus system in my camera and/or lens just stops working. I'll be holding down the shutter release halfway and tracking a subject and I can feel/hear the auto-focus system ...
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How can I use a Canon 580EX II in manual mode in conjunction with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography?

I'm trying to follow along with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography using my Canon 580EX II. In the book, all of the examples are with Nikon flashes and there are some differences in the way ...
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Why are OVF and Liveview focus dots in different locations in my Nikon D800?

I put my camera (D800) on a tripod to check for any focusing issues ,and if I switch from OVF to Liveview the focus dot is in a different location.I tried two different lenses and they both give the ...
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When to use different combinations of TTL/TTL-BL and Spot/Matrix metering?

I am trying to teach myself flash photography, and I am currently confused about metering modes. In what shooting conditions would each the following metering modes be best-suited? (And why do they ...
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What's the difference between point and shoot camera brands? [closed]

Our old camera broke, so we decided to buy a new one, but we can't choose between similar models from Fujifilm, Canon, and Nikon. Many people advised me to get the Canon, but in my opinion the ...
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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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How to do a long exposure with a Nikon D60

I've searched google high and low for this and all I get are results trying to sell me camera equipment. I have a Nikon D60 without the ML-L3 remote control, well I have one but the battery has run ...
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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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Will the Nikkor 55-300mm/f4.5-5.6 lens work with Nikon D5200?

I need to know if Nikkor 55 mm - 300 mm f/4.5 - 5.6 Super Telephoto Zoom Lens will work with my Nikon D5200 camera. Thanks.
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What is the difference between Nikkor D type and G type lenses?

I recently bought a Nikon D5100. And along with this camera, I got the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens as kit. It's "G" type lens, right? One of my friend suggested to buy a 50mm f/1.8D ...
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How to remove Nikon strap rings with plastic covers?

I want to remove the strap rings on my Nikon D7000. They look to be pretty standard triangular split rings, but they also have a little plastic cover on them. How do I safely remove the cover in such ...
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How can I use the built-in flash with a legacy prime on a Nikon D3100?

I purchased an older 50mm prime lens to use on my Nikon D3100. I know it will not meter or focus (and I can handle manual focus and exposure etc.) but I cannot get it to fire the on-camera flash. Any ...
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Nikon lens adaptor for Sigma f/4.5 70-210mm

Someone gave me a Sigma f/4.5 70-210 lens and it won't fit my Nikon D3200. Does anyone know what lens adapter I need?
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Why does my Nikon camera get stuck when using A,M or S mode?

I own a Nikon D5200 and I am a beginner. I've been watching videos on Youtube and exploring the ways to use it. When I use A, M or S mode, after pressing the shutter button, the camera hangs. I have ...
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Why will low-end Nikons not meter with old lenses?

To quote the source, the following sites claim that the Nikons: D90, D5200, D3200 and so on will not meter with AI lenses. http://www.aiconversions.com/compatibilitytable.htm ...
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Black fuzzy spot on every photo (Nikon D40) [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D40. I bought it new in 2007ish and I'm still using the stock 18-55 lens that came with it. In the last month I've noticed a black fuzzy spot in every picture. Below is an example. ...
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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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How do old lenses get dented just on the filter ring?

I often see old Nikkor lenses for sale that have one deformation on the lens barrel, at the level of the filter. The focusing barrel is intact, the rest of the lens is in good condition, the glass is ...
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Blurry pictures when zooming in

I have a 3 month old Nikon D5100. The closer I zoom in, the blurrier the picture. This is on auto. I have two lenses and they are both doing this. Any ideas why?
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What is Nikon's equivalent to the Canon L series EF 24-70 2.8?

I would like a great multi purpose lens that could work of a full frame body. At the moment am tossing between getting the 24-70 2.8 from Canon or selling my gear and moving to a Nikon (since all my ...
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Practical Difference Between Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8?

As a photographer for my college's newspaper, most of what I shoot is either low light (concerts, dances, etc.) or sports, so I'm looking into getting a low-light/high speed telephoto zoom for my ...