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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 ...
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What Nikon cameras is a Sigma AF-k lens compatible with?

I was recently given a Sigma AF-k lens and told it was Nikon compatible. I am trying to get a better handle of what the AF-k stands for. I have both a Nikon F4s and a D5100 that I use and not ...
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Will a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR lens work on my Sony A900?

I have a Sony A900 that I want to use with Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR. Does this lens come with a Sony mount? I do not want to have to use an adapter.
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which brand ecosystem is more open for hacking?

I'm a seasoned photographer who used to have a nikon until recently and I am now thinking of buying a new camera and want to experiment more with it. The types of things I want to do is: control the ...
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Why are images with my Nikon D7000 and 70-200mm lens soft?

I'm having trouble getting sharp pictures with my D7000. I've tried it with a 70-200 and 18-70 and produce the same results. I've tried AF Fine Tune with one of those focus charts, but the value of 0 ...
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What are the metal items on top of an older Nikon lens?

Does anybody knows what the two metal items on top of the lens are used for?
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Keep Canon Rebel T2i and buy Sigma 30mm 1.4f OR Buy Nikon D7100 + Nikkor 35mm 1.8f? [closed]

I currently own a single DSLR camera that I have purchased in 2010 - Canon Rebel T2i. It was my first DSLR camera and it still has a kit lens - 18-55mm. The camera served me well and I've had lots of ...
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Triggering Nikon SB-600 off-camera with any flash

Is it possible to trigger Nikon SB-600 with.. say any flash? If not, what speedlights are capable of this? EDIT: what's the feature name for googling more details?
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Do the issues with sharpness I am seeing require AF fine-tuning?

I own a nikon D7000 with 18-105 lens. I am not happy with sharpness I get with autofocus in portraits. I read about front/back focusing, but I am not sure whether my gear has this issue. Is this issue ...
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Why does Nikon D3100 locks Shutter in Autofocus mode?

So I just got this Nikon D3100 Camera. And I am trying to take a picture using autofocus with the kit lens(18-55mm). The system is in Auto mode, AF-A, single frame and the lens A-M switch is on ...
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Why my “action” shots are blurry even shooting on AF-C, is this a lens or camera limitation?

I'm currently using a Nikon 28-200mm AF-D with my D7000. While trying to take action shots (e.g. my dog running or sports) none of the shots seem to be in focus even on AF-C mode. Would this be a ...
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How can I retrieve internal memory photos on D3100?

I have a Nikon D3100 SLR camera. Recently bought a new SDHC card but forgot to format it before using, so all photos wen to camera internal memory. I only realised this when we went to upload on the ...
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Which one to buy Nikon D5200 or D7000? [closed]

I currently own D3100. I thought of selling it and buying new one. My Budget is limited. What is the best move for me ? D5200 orD7000 ? Is it worth to sell D3100 and getting one of those ?
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My camera lens won't stay attached

My camera fell while on the tripod and the lens fell off completely while the camera body remained on the tripod so when I reattached the lens it wouldn't stay it works and everything but I just have ...
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Is there a difference between the black and silver Nikon 50mm f/1.8 E series lenses?

The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 E-series has 2 versions: black (1979-1981) and silver (1981-1985) Is there any difference between these 2 versions, apart from the color?
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How to clean the focusing system?

Yesterday I was photographing an event and had to change a lot between lenses (50mm and 18-55mm). Surprise, surprise, today when I looked on the viewfinder I saw a little piece of fabric and a little ...
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What is difference between autofocus and built-in autofoucs motor? [duplicate]

While reading reviews on the internet I found that most Nikon dslrs do not have built in auto focus motor. For example D3200 do not have auto-focus motor. When I read the sepecs of D3200 in nikon and ...
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How can I repair a kit lens with a stuck auto/manual focus mode switch?

Recently got a Nikon D5100. After a few days I realized that I can't focus in manual mode. The auto-manual (A-M) switch on the lens seems to be the issue (I have to press the switch hard to manually ...
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How do the Samyang and Nikon 85mm portrait lenses compare?

I'm looking to buy a 85mm portrait lens for for my D7000. My budget is around $300-400. I've currently shortlisted the following two lens: Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Samyang AE 85mm f/1.4 (the one with the ...
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Nikon D3200 18-105mm VR Lense and macro photography

I have decided to buy Nikon D3200 18-105mm VR Lens camera, finally! My question is would I be able to shoot insects and photos with great resolution? Distance is not a problem, I can go close to the ...
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What Nikon camera should be used in the high mountains

I live among the world's highest mountains and so I live in snow for 7 months a year. The amazing summer comes only for four months and brings millions of amazing birds, insects, plants, cascading ...
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Nikon Lens format for D5100 [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy the Nikon D5100. As I'll also buy a 200mm lens which format to go for ? And what does they mean and their differences [DX Format FX Format CX Format]
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What is the upgrade path for Nikon D300 with better low light sensitivity?

While I shoot Canon, my brother shoots a D300. We were talking about indoor sports photography. I don't know the Nikon lines, but I know that his D300 is a 2007 vintage, and sensors get better all the ...
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How to proceed with a Nikon DSLR show “press shutter release button again” after a drop?

After a photo-shoot, I kept my Nikon D5100 inside its cover and at the top of closet. Unfortunately it has fallen down. The height was about 7' (about 2 meters). I didn't hear any breaking sound as ...