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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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P-Mode on Nikon D5100: What are some use cases?

I am using D5100 for around 6 months. I have basic ins-n-out understandings of the camera including A/M/S-mode. In, most scenario, i understand what to use. Else, figure it by trial-n-error. But, in ...
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What are the differences between Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 DX and DX-II (Nikon mount)?

I am comparing two versions of Tokina 11-16 mm lenses for Nikon mount: AT-X 116 PRO DX vs. AT-X 116 PRO DX II As far as I can tell from producer's website, one difference is internal focus ...
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What does it mean when an online store says “Nikon USA model”?

What does Nikon USA model mean? At some online stores they specify USA and they are a bit more then the ones at the same store that do not say USA.
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How does a DX-format sensor support FX lenses?

I have a Nikon D3200 camera. I want to buy a prime lens. I read some reviews online and understand that the "Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F/1.8G" would be a good lens to buy, but this is a FX lens. Can ...
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nikon dslr d3100 ..certain lense wont focus and others will

My camera won't focus after a certain point and there is a kind of low screechy noise when it tries to focus. dont understand why it happens with my 55-200 and it doesnt happen with my 18-55 at all ...
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flash for a beginner? [duplicate]

I am a photography buff. I got my first DSLR camera 5 months ago ...and I need a flash to improve night-portraits and indoor shots! the problem is that I don't have enough information about external ...
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Nikon SU800 flash commander and studio strobes

I have a Nikon D800E and a flash commander SU800. I would like to use the SU800 to fire some Westcott studio stobes. The stobes in fact do fire with the shutter button on the D800, however the ...
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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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Why would a Nikon lens be missing its rubberized focus ring?

So, I was browsing eBay for Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lenses and I came across this listing. The remarkable thing is the neat absence of the focusing ring, but otherwise pristine appearance of the lens. I was ...
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Why isn't aperture priority mode automatically adjusting the shutter speed on my Nikon?

I have a used Nikon d40x and I'm just learning how to use it. I understand the A mode allows you to choose different apertures and adjusts shutter speed for optimal exposure. The problem is, I've ...
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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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What superzoom lens should I buy for the Nikon D5100?

I'm going to be purchasing a new lens this next week for a trip to the Smoky Mountains. I'm considering an 18-200mm lens. My camera is the Nikon D5100 DSLR. Could anyone give me their opinion of ...
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Should back-focus be constant for all focus distances?

I have a problem: Back-focus of my lens is not constant so it is not possible to calibrate it using AF fine tuning. I have body Nikon D7000 and the lens is Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D. I've bought the lens ...
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I have a Nikon D7000. How can I shoot when it is raining? What kind of raincover should I use?

I have a Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm lens. What kind of rain cover is available for my camera? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types?
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Nikon D90 stuck on long exposures for Manual, A, S and P modes

I just got a new D90 and when I'm using Manual, A,S, and P mode the shutter is super slow and the noise stops for about 10s. After that it gave me a blank image. Sometimes on the screen it shows "job ...
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Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control

Can I use Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control to take exposures for about 10 to 15 mins with my Nikon D7000. If yes, then shall I have to keep the remote pressed during that period or whether I can leave ...
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My Brand New Nikon 50mm f/1.8D giving problem

My lens is Nikkor 50mm f1.8D and camera is Nikon D7000. I bought the lens yesterday. (24.09.2013) In spite of setting the lens aperture locked at f22, as recommended, my Nikon D7000 camera apertures ...
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The name of the gum part on the camera body for replacement

What do you call this gum part on the back side of the camera body where you hold your thumb at? My camera is a 5-year-old Nikon D90 and I have used it in many extreme situations without taking ...
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What causes an f/0 error on a Nikon D700?

Recently (and always at the worst possible time) my camera will either freeze and give me an f/0 error code or will shoot with a strange click that sounds like the shutter is getting stuck. The ...
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Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?

I've used AF-D lenses (with screw drive) on my D40 as a manual focus lens that meters, has focus indication etc. However, I want to know if there are modern lenses that are meant for manual focus ...
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How do I stop a Nikon L28 from timing out?

It keeps timing out, I want to check something but it just turns itself off. I turn it back on and it does the same thing 30 seconds later. Where can I turn this off, if possible?
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 G ED Lens will not autofocus

I have a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 G ED Lens that I purchased in Feb of 2013. I have been using this lens with my Nikon D3200. Up until this point my lens and camera have been completely ...
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FEE error NIKON D90 50mm f/1.8 [duplicate]

My nikon D90 is showing FEE error on all settings and is not clicking pictures at the moment. Nikon support says the answer lies in page 26 of the User's manual but i didn't find anything helpful. ...
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Different focusing speed on different AF-D lenses?

AF-D lenses use the body motor, so how is this possible? Of course, I'm talking about lenses with the same focal length & min distance. For example - Nikkor 80-200 AF-D - the 2 ring version and ...
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What is a Sync Terminal Adapter?

Browsing Nikon's website, I com across this product: AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter. Product's description tells but I'm still confused. What is the general purpose of a Sync Terminal Adapter? Is it ...
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is the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 worth it after i have the kit lenses? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon DX (D5100) camera with the two most basic kit lenses: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR and 55-200mm f/4-5.6 VR. These two lenses cover lots of scenarios, but I'm starting to believe there is more ...
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How to adjust the flashlight properly when to take a headshot?

I want to do indoor head-shot in a low light situation. What is the right way to adjust the flashlight pointing angle to receive the best out of it. PS : I use Nikon D3200 with 35mm f/1.8g lens and ...
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How do I take baby shower pictures in a low light situation?

I was invited to my friend baby shower last week to take some pictures for them. Most of the picture came out dark and noise. Of course I used my SB-600 flashlight but it wouldn't help that much. Is ...
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How can I fix my Nikon D7000's back focusing problem?

After using a new Nikon D7000 camera for awhile, I've found that that my camera has back- focusing issues - many images are out of focus, even portraits or focusing on near objects where I have ...
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How to activate my camera aperture and speed wheels

I have a Nikon d7000 and I often shoot in Aperture mode. Sometimes, when I turn the aperture wheel, the aperture doesn't change. I have to mid-press the shutter button and then only, I can change the ...
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What are the effects of turning negative images to positives?

I was using my DSLR (D5200) to digitize some old negatives. Many articles stackoverflow helped with ideas. SO I have a backlit surface on which I place the negative & then take a closeup shot of ...
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Combinig external flash with ring flash - viable?

I have a Nikon SB900 which I use exclusively for macro photograhpy. Would it be a good idea to combine in with a ring light/flash for some extra fill light? Or would it be better to buy another ...
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Want my first DSLR…but I'm spoilt for choice [duplicate]

I purchased a Canon SX50 and immediately found I enjoyed photography. It made me happy. Anyway, I am now fortunate enough to be able to buy myself a camera, and I want to make the switch to SLR. I ...
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Is auto-iso affected by exposure compensation in manual (M) mode on nikon d7000?

When we set the camera to M mode the exposure compensation (e.g. +2EV) does not change the aperture and shutter because we are in fully manual mode. If we set auto iso the iso however changes ...
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What is the problem with my point and shoot camera? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon coolpix s6300 ,Every time I took some photos ,some photos must be destroyed , It looks like this: I use a class 4 sony 4 GB memory card . My camera is new . I remove the memory card ...
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Can anyone offer me some shooting advice for a wedding ceremony?

I will be taking some photos at a friend's wedding. Mainly the ceremony. It will be outdoors in some very nice gardens and a little before sunset, around 6.15pm while sunset is at 7.20pm in that city. ...
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Why is the viewfinder info display missing on my Nikon D90?

My Nikon D90 is not giving any Viewfinder Info Display across the bottom. How do I turn it back on?
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What ISO should I use on my Nikon D5200 to avoid visible noise in 4×6 prints?

I recently bought a Nikon D5200. For several of the photos taken the ISO setting I have used has been high — in the range of 1000 to 4000 (most of them were in poor light, without flash and in manual ...
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How can I use a filter and hood with my Nikon L820?

I'm very new to the photography and don't have much knowledge. I have a Nikon L820 and want to add a hood and filter to it, however I don't know if it can be added directly, or what's the 'mm' rating ...
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Nikon Live-View shutter speed preview - a non-feature in the future? [closed]

I have a D3200. It offers a great feature: simulated preview of the three shutter parameters in Live-View (shutter speed, ISO, aperture). That means, when I change any of these parameters, Live-View ...
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Which aperture is the sharpest in the lens that come with Nikon d3100?

Wich aperture is the sharpest in the lens that come with Nikon d3100? I'm new to photograpy and I read about the "sharpest aperture" property that lenses have, but I read it changes depending on the ...
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Nikon PC-E Lens .. would it work for me?

I am interested in experimenting with a Nikon PC-E lens (by renting NOT buying!) and I can pair it with an F100, D3100 or D70 body. According to Ken Rockwell's page Nikon 24mm PC-E Compatibility the ...
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Nikon D800E: How does Image Quality compare between PC-E Lenses or Medium Format lenses (via adapter) for Tilt/Shift?

I have a Nikon D800E and want to have shift/tilt. I am mainly focused on having shift, because I want to stitch photos to get broader ratios without cropping. I am considering two options: Nikon ...
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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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Why does my Nikon D3100 display 'File contains no image'?

My camera has been working fine. I keep it in it's protective carrying case - nothing damaging has ever happened to this camera. I took it out a few days ago and the display showed that my file ...
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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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Does Expeed 3 make D3200 better than D5100?

I am thinking of my buying my first DSLR and have narrowed down to D3200 and D5100. Given that their price is the same, I am having a tough time figuring out which one to buy: D5100 is the more ...
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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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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? ...