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

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What is Auto Aperture Mode on Nikon Speedlight?

I am not familiar with the "Auto Aperture" mode in Nikon Speedlights. I've been using a non-Nikon flash and I have not tried AA mode before. What is it exactly?
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Setting custom picture control in Nikon D3100 DSLR?

How to create custom picture control in Nikon d3100 dslr's? I have tried with my Nikon 3100 without success, I don't know how to do it.
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Can I activate VR using the AF-on button instead of a shutter half-press on my Nikon DSLR?

Usually I use the AF-on button on my Nikon D300 to focus when shooting sports. This way I can focus on the center, recompose, and be ready when something interesting happens. When using a lens with ...
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Is this sound normal for a Nikkor 55-200 VR?

I just bought a Nikkor 55-200 mm 1:4-5.6G ED for my D5000 and I found that if VR is enabled two things happen after I half press the shutter, wait for the lens to focus and release it: I hear a ...
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Would a Nikon D70 with 70-300 lens be adequate for photos of my kids' sporting events?

I don't have a lot of extra money but I am able to trade for this camera or pay $200. Would this camera be adequate for taken pics of my kids on the soccer/baseball/track fields? I really want a ...
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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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Overexposed images when using ring flash

I am somewhat of a newbee to photography, but I have a Sigma EM-140 Ring Flash with a 18-250mm Sigma lens. In short, when I use the camera with the ring flash I can't get it to take photos that ...
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What is the better Nikon primes among 50mm/1.8G, 50mm/1.8D and 35mm/1.8G for my D3200? [duplicate]

which is a better prime lens for my Nikon D3200? nikor 50mm f 1.8g or nikor 50mm f 1.8D or nikor 35 mm f 1.8G ?? nikor 50mm f 1.8 is much cheaper. Though money is a constraint for me if the other ...
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How to turn off the timer sound on my Nikon D3100?

I need to use the self timer but I would not like it to beep as it counts down. (You know, the long beep and then the short beeps right before it takes the picture.) Is there a way to turn the sound ...
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What is the market share between Canon and Nikon in the US?

I can't seem to find reliable data indicating the market share of DSLRs here in the US between Canon and Nikon. Most that I've talked to have always argued that Nikon and Canon are pretty evenly ...
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Second Lens: 35mm for Nikon D3100 - considerations for making the purchase [closed]

I'm currently considering buying the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens as a second lens for my Nikon D3100. A lot of people suggest that I go with a telephoto zoom lens as my second, but I disagree ...
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Type of lens with Nikon D5200 [closed]

What should I buy? Nikon D5200 with 18-55 mm VR kit lens or 18-105 mm VR kit lens.
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Why is my Nikon D3200 display not changing in manual mode? [duplicate]

I just got my Nikon d3200. When I use manual mode and change my aperture, shutter speed or ISO, nothing changes on the screen. I found the same working in Canon. Is there any setting that I should ...
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How do you choose among different 70-300mm lens for Nikon DSLRs?

I have a Nikon D5100 and it's my first dSLR. I've played with the kit lens for a while and now want to explore the zoom category. I've shortlisted these 70-300mm lenses: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor ...
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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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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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Use the Nikon D800 to make short YouTube videos & still shots of an owner-build or am I better getting separate video and DSLR cameras at same price? [closed]

Value for money and ease of use - Nikon D800? I am looking at taking both still photographs and short videos of an owner build of a log house in the country. I want to be able zoom in on the video ...
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What are the qualities of a good macro lens? [duplicate]

What are the qualities and technical specifications of a good macro lens? I need a Macro lens (micro for nikon) to shoot insects (for scientific researches) and other small objects. These are the ...
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Nikon Lens Warranty explanation

I want to purchase a good lens of about $1K from Nikon (the 18-300mm lens for example) and I have a few quick questions about the Nikon Lens warranty. I researched online extensively and it seems ...
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Set RAW as standard on reset Nikon D700

Is there any way to set RAW image quality / file type to be the standard setting when resetting a Nikon D700? I often/always start a photo shoot by resetting my camera (holding QUAL and +/- for a ...
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Signal:noise ratio not really decreasing with ISO for Pentax

In SNR graphs for Pentax K-30 and Pentax K5 there is something I do not get. For ISO after 1600 the SNR doesn't really decrease. Moreover comparing with Nikon D3200, we can clearly see that until ISO ...
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Why do Nikon cameras use lowercase “O”s instead of zeroes?

On every Nikon camera with an external LCD display and/or an in-finder one, figures of zero are stylized as the bottom half of an 8 rather than the outer rectangle of segments as used on almost every ...
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Will it be a significant drawback to use a Nikkor af 70-300mm f/4-5.6G on an Nikon body without an AF motor?

I am a beginner at the moment and I am planning to buy Nikon D5100 + Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G, also with the kit lens (18-55mm VR lens). My question is both the camera and this particular ...
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NEF File Error: Could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of document

I took a bunch of photos earlier today on my Nikon D7000 camera in RAW format, as recommended to me by members of this forum. I loaded all the pictures up onto my computer, but when I try to drag ...
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Do extension tubes work well with the AFS VR micro nikkor 105mm f/2.8G?

Has anyone who owns the Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G used extensions tubes with it? How does the lens perform in this case? I'm interested in getting magnification beyond 1:1. Will this help, and are ...
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Why I can only enable HDR in my Nikon P501's backlighting mode?

In my Nikon P501 I can only enable HDR on backlighting mode. Why? Normally I use this mode when the sun is on the back and I am taking a picture of person, so that both things, the sun and the person ...
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Why are Zeiss lenses heavier and larger for Canon EF than Nikon F mounts?

We recently acquired specifications for all DSLR lenses by Carl Zeiss and almost always the Canon EF-mount version is larger and heavier than the Nikon F-mount version. The difference ranges from ...
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Will a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens fit a Nikon 1 J1 camera?

Will a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro (Nikon AF) fit a Nikon 1 J1 camera?
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Is there a quiet, affordable Nikon F mount camera (for timelapse)?

I'm planning to set up a long-running timelapse system to capture the view from my new office building. The problem is, other people work near me, and I don't want to disturb them with camera sounds ...
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Will a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 cropped to DX mode give adequate results vs full-frame Nikon 50mm f/1.4?

I own a D800 and the Nikon 50mm 1.4. I'm wondering, what if I bought the new beast Sigma 35mm f1.4 (sell my nikon) and if I need a 50mm, I just enable crop mode, which roughly give me a 50mm. The ...
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How to troubleshoot dark band obscuring upper third of live view screen and pictures taken on Nikon D5100?

I discovered in live view on my Nikon D5100 that there is a black band obscuring about a third of the screen. It rotates with the screen and stays on top. Shots I take now are also affected by this ...
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How close can a Nikon 1 J1 with 30-110mm lens “zoom in” to a shot?

I am trying to decide which camera to buy. Have looked into both the Nikon Coolpix P100 and 1 J1, and feel that the 1J1 is more adaptable, and has many features that I'd like to enjoy. But, I'm ...
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What can I do when autofocus suddenly starts blocking at around 2m on a Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8 D?

I had this lens for quite a few years now, it used to work as expected. I didn't use my stuff for a few months, maybe 6-8 months. I just bought a D600 and tried to use them. The AF does not work as it ...
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Will my SB-600 work off camera with any camera?

I own a Nikon SB-600 flash and no camera. Now, looking for a new camera, I want to know if I could trigger the flash from another non-Nikon camera body. I never use it on camera and therefore I ...
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How to focus on object and blur the background? [duplicate]

How can I take the photo with the focus on the main object and blurred background using the Nikon D5100? What kind of mode and settings I should use? Thanks.
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Is “Active D-Lighting, NR” a necessary evil?

Are the settings "Active D-Lighting, NR" in Nikon DSLR necessary evil or should this be turned off (managed through image editor)? What is the effect of this setting on processing time and battery ...
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D7000 Kit (18-55mm) or D7000 Kit (18-105)? or should I get a separate lens? [duplicate]

I'm no expert on cameras and lenses. Can you give me some pieces of advise on what to choose? If I buy the body and separate lens, what should I buy for a general purpose lens. Thank you in ...
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What is the minimum cost “automatic” flash that I can sensibly use with a Nikon D700

This is not intended to be a typical "equipment recommendation" question. The answer should be moderately stable and potentially useful to others. Short: To meet a one off need I want to buy a ...
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How to record the viewfinder while shooting?

I'd like to make an instructional video clip of how I shoot weddings. I want to be able to record what I see in the viewfinder while shooting, so that I can use that footage in the instructional ...
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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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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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Which DSLR is better for an entry-level photographer (2013)? [duplicate]

On my question, I would really appreciate if you can give me pieces of advise on whether which DSLR I'm going to pick. I'm really a total beginner. Please consider the following factors: Ease of ...
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Need help saving pics on Nikon D3200

I have many pictures that I have taken on the RAW setting for editing purposes on my Nikon D3200 camera. I am able to zoom in on a subject in the picture but cannot figure out how to save that zoomed ...
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How do I resolve shutter release button problems with a Nikon D5000?

I have a Nikon D5000. I have had it for about 3 years or so. Of late I am having problems with the shutter release button (have to really push it down hard) before it takes a shot. Then on other ...
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What adapter to mount a screw thread lens on Nikon D90?

I have a Soligor 450 mm lens with a 40 mm dia camera body end thread connection. I would like to try adapting it to a D90 AF system. Are there adapter rings available out there for this purpose?
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Nikon D5100 intermittent focusing problem

I'm having this intermittent problem that the camera does not want to focus in auto-focus. When this happens I try to switch to manual on the lens, (both 300mm, and 55mm) but the toggle button will ...
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Architectural photography: Upgrade path from a 1000D? [closed]

I own a Canon 1000D. I've been using it for the past 4 years. Naturally I've outgrown its limits, and I'm saving up to potentially purchase a full frame camera. Taking in consideration as this would ...
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Possible corrupted files won't open in PS or LR - need to fix them

I have a problem just like the post with the link below (I'm having trouble loading any of mine). The way they look in LR is how it looks on the post below. They look perfect in Preview mode and ...
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Why no aperture control with Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AI-s on Nikon D3200

It was pretty exciting to borrow my dad's old Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AI-s and try it on my Nikon D3200. I have to use it in full manual mode, but it gets great results! Amazing how a lens designed in 1979 ...
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Is there any difference between using a full manual lens for Nikon F-mount or using lens for another mount (say m42) with an F-mount adapter?

I'm looking for a very cheap (~$50), fast (large aperture), full manual (non-CPU) lens for my Nikon D7000. After searching on eBay, I found that the same lenses (e.g. Vivitar 135mm f/2.8) are cheaper ...