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

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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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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 ...
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Can a Nikon D3200 use i-TTL wirelessly?

I have a Nikon D3200, and I'm thinking about buying a budget i-TTL capable flash to use with it, primarily off-camera. I was considering the YN565EXN, but the D3200 can't remotely control it with ...
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WIll Nikon G and D lenses and (new) Tamron lenses all work with a Nikon D7100?

I am thinking about getting the following: Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera Body Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 ...
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Tethered Shooting and Monitor - Nikon 3DX

I am a newbie to DSLR and am using a friends Nikon 3DX. I'm successfully shooting tethered to a Windows laptop, capturing images to the SD and PC at the same time. I don't have any problem with this, ...
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How to get rid of annoying screen info on my Nikon DSLR when viewing photos?

I've got a D5100 and am growing increasingly frustrated with the on screen information when viewing photos back. I've tried all the options and cannot get the info to disappear off the screen, so it ...
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Windows 10 doesn't recognize Nikon D3100 on usb connect

It seems that my Windows 10 doesn't recognize my Nikon D3100 camera when i plug it in on usb and turn it on. It does show something like the device is turned on (you know the sound when usb device ...
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Should I use a lower resolution because of lens sharpness?

I am using the Nikon D5300 with the kit 18-55mm VR lens. According to DXOMark, the sharpness with that lens is only 9 Megapixels. Is it worth shooting at 24 Megapixels if the lens is only resolving 9? ...
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Battery life Nikon D5100

I've got a problem with my Nikon D5100 that I bought in 2012/2013. It's either the camera itself, the battery or the battery charger. I don't know anyone with my set of equipment and can't really ...
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What type of lens should I buy? [closed]

I'm fairly new to the photography and just recently have been looking to buy new lens. My boyfriend bought me a Nikon D3200 last Christmas and I just recently started using it more frequently. The ...
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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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What Nikon lens to buy to make photos of birds?

Currently, the zoomiest lens I have is a Nikon 18-200mm. I want to be able to take photos of wildlife, or in most cases birds, which I can't do at 200mm. For a long time, I wanted to purchase a Nikon ...
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Is there a way to shoot with selective color in Nikon d5300?

I see shots from some photographers that take shots with one color in it (red for example). Is there a custom setting that makes that happen for us? How should I achieve this result without using ...
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Camera creates new folder after every 999 images. How can I change that?

I have a Nikon D3300 and ample amount of space on its memory card. However I have noticed a pattern that it creates a new folder after reaching 1000 images in one folder. For instance, DSC_001 to ...
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Why can't I use my 64 GB SD card in my Nikon D60?

I formatted a brand new 64GB SD card, but when I try to take a picture my Nikon D60 shows "Card is Full" and won't take a picture - see the upper left message in the attached pic. I formatted first ...
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Is there a benefit to using a FX body when using DX Lenses?

I have a Nikon DX D3200 and I want to switch to an FX Nikon D610. I know I can use my DX lenses on the FX body and I don't have enough money to replace them with FX lenses. Both bodies are 24MP but ...
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Why is maximum shutter speed fixed on Nikon DSLRs when using flash?

I recently upgraded from D300 to D800 and I was very excited about the new auto ISO feature that automatically sets the maximum shutter speed based on focal length (including an adjustable ...
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Focus issues with my Nikon 5100 camera (35 mm 1.8 lens)

My pictures no longer seem to be sharp. I generally use meter to select focus point and use manual settings to click pictures. Since some time i noticed this change. Could this be an issue with my ...
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Can Nikon PK-11a extension tubes be used with G lenses, keeping aperture control?

I own a D3200 and 3 G lenses (kit lenses + 35mm f1.8G) and I was wondering if I could use an extension tube PK-11a with them keeping aperture control functional. At Nikon website seems to say no, but ...
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Does mirror lock-up drain the battery?

When using the mirror lock-up mode or Nikon’s exposure delay mode, is it true that keeping the mirror raised for some time requires more battery power? Is the mirror flipping mechanism continuously ...
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Why isn't the intervalometer on my D800 working, no matter what settings I use?

I can't start the intervalometer, regardless of what settings I use. (Basic settings, 1 pic every seconds for 10 seconds) I tried to change between A/M/S/P, AF-S/C, Single shot or continious, ...
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What are the electrical contacts in a Nikon F-mount?

Current Nikon camera bodies and lenses have electrical contacts. What exactly are they used for and what sorts of electrical signalling is used? Why are there so many? Some background to my ...
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Upgrade Path from Nikon D3200 [duplicate]

I am looking for recommendation on upgrade path from my current needs to have sharper image quality. My Equipments Nikon D3200 2 years old. 35mm 1.8 DX Lense (my primary go to lense for everything) ...
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Crop Factor: Can a full-frame Nikon Camera be set to use a DX lens, with no crop-factor?

Having read this question, I understand that a full-frame Nikon FX camera will apply a crop to the camera sensor's field of view when using DX lenses (?) - Does a Nikon DX lens on a FX camera get ...
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Having focus and image issues with a Nikon D3100 and D3300 [closed]

Both cameras are taking dark pictures and the autofocus goes in and out but won't take pictures! Do I need new lens or is there something I'm missing to make them work?
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Can't see exposure indicator in viewfinder on Nikon D7000

I can't see that - <---|---> + indicator in my viewfinder (I can see it only in manual mode and it used to be everywhere). I went through the whole menu and didn't find anything that may be ...
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Which adapter do I need to mount a vintage Marexar-CX Lens to Nikon D3100?

I have purchased a vintage MAREXAR-CX Zoom, MACRO lens, Multi-Coated 1:4.5-4.8 F=80-250mm 58 No 90686. It says is a Minolta fitting lens, made in Japan. I would like to try it out with my Nikon ...
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I accidentally shot in 12 bit instead of 14 bit, and my pictures are green and underexposed. How can I compensate/convert?

I accidentally shot in 12 bit color instead of 14 bit, and now, no matter what Linux program I use, the .NEFs are green and underexposed. As I said, I'm using Linux, and my camera is a Nikon D5300. ...
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Nikon d5500 troubleshooting blur unsharp at 100% [duplicate]

I am using a Nikon d5500 with Nikor 18-55 br lens. I was able to get some great photos outside during one set of shots. I noticed since then, when I use the zoom magnifying feature on the lcd, all of ...
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Is a DSLR required for making a DIY 3D scanner?

I've been looking into this- making my own 3d scanner for my 3d printer- and all the DIY instructions require a DSLR... but they don't explain why- exactly. Maybe it has something to do with "seeing" ...
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How can I find a petal-style lens hood for my Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (or any lens which doens't have one)?

I got a good deal for a used Nikkor 55-300mm lens but it didn't come with a lens hood. I am in search of a petal lens hood, but the Nikkon website lists only a round hb-57 hood. I tried finding the ...
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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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How do I manually focus my Nikon P520?

Can I manually focus a Nikon P520, and can I set infinity as well? I've looked at the manual settings and I cannot find the answer.
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Does autofocus feature work on Nikon D5500 using the Tamron AF 70-300 F4-5.6 DI LD macro for Nikon?

I wanted to know if autofocus mode works on Nikon D5500 whilst using the Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 DI LD macro lens for Nikon?
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What to do when NIKKOR 55-200mm lens behaves like it is not attached to the camera, even though it is attached?

I just purchased a Nikon D5500 with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, along with one digital high-def 2.2x teleconverter and a digital high-def .43x super wide angle lens with macro filter. The ...
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What Nikon lenses are recommended for everyday photos and some macro? [closed]

I'm about to buy a Nikon D5300, and I want to buy 2 objectives. My interest are primarily social photo and some macro, not really interested on telephoto at all. The budget is kind of limited. Right ...
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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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How to reset Manual (M) Mode settings in Nikon? [closed]

Is it possible to reset all of the Manual (M) mode settings only in Nikon D5500? If not, can I reset all of the settings?
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What are best wide angle lens for Nikon D7000 Camera [closed]

I am looking to shoot night sky & require a wide angle lens. I currently have a 18-55mm Kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. What is the best lens out there (value for money). I don't wanna ...
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What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?

Reading Scott Kelby's Digital Photography vol. 1, I came across the following pro tip: Don't press the Shutter (Use a Cable Release) I own a Nikon D90, so reading Nikon's help on which remote ...
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Auto Distortion Control - do I need it?

I couldn't find anything that would explain plainly what this is, and do I need it. I have Nikon D5300, Firmware version C - 1.00, L - 2.009, and it is with the kit lens 18-55mm VR II. First, what is ...
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“Press Shutter Release Button Again” Error on Nikon D40x DLSR

I have a Nikon D40x that has been working fine for over 5 years now. It just recently quit on me with the error message "Press Shutter Release Button Again".. I have cleaned and lubricated the red ...
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How do I properly reattach the Nikon D5100's internal display cable?

I have recently repaired my d5100, and on putting the back on I was not happy with the way that the 40 pin connector for the display went back, (it didn't feel right). I now have no display but, ...