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Nikon Coolpix P510 - Recommended low-light settings?

My wife was recently given a Nikon Coolpix P510 as a birthday present from her parents, primarily so we can take a - I believe the technical term is "****load" - of pictures of our new baby girl ...
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Can anyone help identifying this lens?

I bought a Nikon FG today, with 2 lenses and a load of accessories. One of the two lenses is kind of a mystery, as there's no manufacturer name on it. I'm trying to figure out who's the manufacturer, ...
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Is it possible to export labels/ratings from ViewNX2?

I have downloaded the same set of NEF images onto two different machines (using TransferNX). On one machine, I have gone through the images in ViewNX2 and rated/number labelled the images. Is it ...
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Nikon Speedlight: Slave mode and built-in flash/commander light

I'm thinking about getting a speedlight to use for off-camera lighting, perhaps the SB700, but I don't understand its different wireless triggers, this website says: For off camera use, the SB700 ...
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Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?

My Nikon D90 started having an issue where the image in the viewfinder shakes, or taps whenever I turn it on or focus. Has anyone ever seen this issue? I'm assuming that it's the mirror. I turned ...
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Nikon S700 displays preview correctly but shoots bad: dead or repairable?

I have a Nikon S700. The other day it immediately started to behave strange: when I turn it on and preview the screen displays everything normal as usual. The problem is that, when I shoot, the photo ...
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Sigma 70 - 210 auto focus lens Compatability with Nikon DSLR

I'm having a problem deciding on a course of action to replace my Nikon F401X. I only have a Sigma 70-210 1:4-5.6 lens in the mix. My dilemma is this: I am considering buying a Fujifilm Finepix ...
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Nikon D800 Wireless i-TTL range

I have been experimenting with my new Nikon SB-910 speedlight using the Wireless i-TTL Advanced Wireless Lighting System that nikon has kindly built into the D800, which i believe to be radio based ...
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If landscape photography is my focus, does it make sense to use Nikon over Canon?

Lately I have switched gears and am starting to focus further on landscape photography over portraiture. In my research it has become apparent that Nikon seems to have a significant advantage in ...
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Accuracy of shutter actuation count in Canon and Nikon cameras

Nikon In most Nikon DSLRs, shutter actuations could be found in the Exif data and it's possible by using a tool as simple as this online Exif viewer, however Nikon support website says that: This ...
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Why is the 18 - 200 mm lens so expensive compared to equivalent alternatives?

I have been looking at various lenses and I found that that the 18-200 mm lens is pretty expensive (be it Canon or Nikon) when compared to the combination of the lenses 18-55 & 55-200. Is there ...
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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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The future of AutoFocus [closed]

I bought a Nikon D5000. Back then I didn't know anything about photography, but it sounded like a really good intro camera. And so far it has been. I don't mind the DX format, and have invested in ...
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Enable Auto focus after timer on Nikon D800?

I'll start with an apology if everyone knows this but me. I bought a Nikon D800 about a month ago (adore), but the wireless remote I used for the D7000 is not compatible. No worries, I'll just ...
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Does Nikon D7000 exhibit particular backfocusing problems?

I was considering buying a Nikon D7000 but I have found that (as of 2011) many reviewers were reporting back focusing issues. I would like to verify if these issues are real, and if they are still ...
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Can Nikon FX (full-frame) users use DX (APS-C) lenses?

I mean, through the "crop-mode", using only part of their sensor ? Does it work as intended or is it a gimmick ? For the moment I shoot APS-C, with a possible perspective of converting to FF some ...
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Why can't AF-S lens (with broken auto-focus) work with bodies that have build-in motor?

Background: I have a Nikkor 70-300 AF-S G. Somehow, the VR and AF systems stopped working.. It was working perfectly fine, then for 2-3 months it stayed inside the bag, in a wardrobe, without even ...
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How to tell if a Nikon D7000 is new or not

I hoped that I could depend on the Exif shutter count for D7000, but Nikon support website explained that shutter count is not trustworthy since it may reset by service centers for different reasons ...
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The Lowdown on Image Quality on DSLRs

I have seen sites that use measure DSLR performances with Image QUality (in numbers). So I was thinking, given a D800 and a D7000, with the same lens, the same lighting condition and many other ...
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Can a bad lens contact cause false battery warnings?

I had a major problem with my Nikon D80 lately, in that after taking 1-2 pictures or just leaving it on for around half a minute, it would give me a battery warning before turning itself off. This ...
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Is it possible to print a good quality 72X72" photo from a Nikon D700?

A printing job requires a 72x72" image. I shoot with a D700. Is there any way to get a quality print at that size from a D700?
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Night sports photography - Nikon D90/Nikkor 70-300 lens

I need help with the settings for everything it seems. While I'm able to get some really good shots using shutter priority and flash, it's not consistent. I end up with very grainy pictures, ...
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What does “green background” means, when related to “vibration reduction” [closed]

I just read in [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nikon_compatible_lenses_with_integrated_autofocus-motor Nikon VR/Sigma OS/Tamron VC/Tokina VCM: Optical image stabilization, also ...
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Nikon Vertical Shutter Button Switch

I've always wondered why the switch around the vertical shutter button on Nikon pro digital bodies and battery grips is backwards? On the main on/off switch, you rotate the switch clockwise to turn ...
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Nikon 24-70 versus 35-70 Image Quality and Sharpness (only)

I am planning to buy a 24-70 but I saw a second hand 35-70 AF in a store nearby, I did some research and again, I stumbled upon Ken Rockwell's 35-70 review, in which he states: This 35-70mm f/2.8 ...
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What cheap flashes for Nikon offer a repeating flash mode?

What's a good cheap flash for taking repeating flash photographs using a Nikon D3100? I' not sure exactly what this is called, so I'm not sure how to ask the question do I hope this makes sense.
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Calibrating D7000 LCD brightness

There has been an issue I have been having some time now with my D7000. I shoot images with it, with any lens. When I review it in the camera's LCD, it's just right. However, when I view it in my mac ...
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Would This “Flash Diffuser” Be Any Good for My SB700?

I bought an SB700 and I noticed that it came with several accessories (a green plastic, a "transparent" plastic and a brown one). I searched and the transparent one is called a "diffuser". I ...
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Why is my D5000 not saving pictures?

So I just ordered the Tokina 11-16mm. Slapped it on my camera, seemed to work fine, camera recognized and all that jazz, went to snap a picture and it didn't save. It acts like it's taking the ...
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How to take Nice Macro Photos with a Nikon CoolPix L26 16mp?

I am an OOAK Doll artist, and I sell my work through Ebay. I need to be able to take nice looking macro pictures of my dolls so they will sell. I use a Macro Photo Box, and I have 2 cameras an old ...
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How do I get the high contrast sharpness seen in this B&W portrait?

I would like some help on achieving this image on my D7000: the only lenses I have with me are: 50mm f/1.2, 80-200 AF f/2.8 and the 18-105 kit lens I tried B&W with the built-in B&W ...
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Are images like this possible straight out of a D40 without post-processing?

These are probably one the best shots I ever saw using the entry level Nikon D40 (which is the only DLSR I have). While my skills are far from pro, I think these photos are quite too good to be true ...
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Kiron 70-201mm f/4 Macro Lens to a Nikon Dslr 3100

Is there an adapter/mount I can use to use my film lens (from my old Nikon 35mm camera) on my Nikon Dslr 3100? If so which one should I get? I have several Kiron lenses (made by Kino).
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What are hidden-gem “bang for the buck” lenses for Nikon?

I'm about to buy a D700 Nikon (no, NOT D800). I have no Nikon equipment at all. I'll initially be retaining my "main" Sony based system while I get the D700 'up to speed'. In time I expect to have to ...
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How are Nikon model numbers classified?

How does Nikon series numbers work? For example for Canon is pretty simple: 1000 series is "cheap" 100 series (600D, 650D) is "enthusiast" 10 (50D, 60D) series is semi-pro 5 and 1 series are pro ...
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DX vs FX the final comparison

There are a lot of questions about using specific lenses from one format to the other, but I was hoping for a comprehensive overview of all combinations that is easily referenced. For the sake of ...
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How can I be sure a lens will autofocus on my Nikon D5000? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What type of lens will auto-focus on Nikon bodies without a focus motor? I have a Nikon D5000. For Nikon Lenses I know that I have to buy ones that are AF-S. Easy ...
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What low-cost ultra-wide angle DX lens will autofocus on my Nikon D5000?

I need a wide angle lens for low-light/club photography with my Nikon D5000. I was going to pick up this one, but then I realized that it won't autofocus on my body. What is the closest equivalent ...
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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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Is the Nikkor “AF-S 35mm f1.8G DX” as close to a 50mm as I can get on the Nikon D5100

I have a Nikon D5100 and would like a standard 50mm lens. Considering the Nikon 1.5 crop factor, Is the Nikkor 35mm DX as close to a effective 50mm as I can get with this camera?
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nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6 vr problem

I got this lens second hand from eBay; it was in perfect condition, but recently when I zoom in to between 135 and 200mm it makes a grinding noise and shakes.
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How can you tell if a Nikkor lens is an FX lens?

How can you tell if a Nikkor lens is an FX lens? I assume if DX is not in the nomenclature that it must be an FX lens. Is that correct?
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D5100 Car Photography Settings Recomendations

I am a car photographer and I am unhappy with some of the results from my D5100. I feel like I haven't been able to fully take advantage of my camera's settings, considering I haven't really been able ...
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Lens recommendations for a D800 [closed]

I recently bought a Nikon D800, and was wondering if you guys could give me lens recommendations to take advantage of its sharpness. I already have a micro 105 and the excellent 16-35. I'm looking for ...
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Best place/price to get my Nikon D80 serviced?

I have had my D80 for 4 years now, and it has been working perfectly. I haven't used it for the past 2 months, and when I took it out last week I found out that it is broken. The LCD flashes "Err" ...
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Manual focus in Nikon Coolpix P7100

Is it possible to focus manually with Nikon Coolpix P7100? I put my camera on a tripod and tried to make photos of full moon this night, however the camera is unable to find focus on the Moon and all ...
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SUGGEST A WORTHY LENS FOR D3200 [closed]

SUGGEST ME A WORTHY LENS FOR $ 200 TO TAKE PORTFOLIOS AND MODELING. I am using a nikon d3200
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Nikon D3100 corrupt files?

I am new to using the D3100, and was out with my family at the weekend taking pictures. When I got home I noticed that a few images had not been saved correctly. Does anyone know any reason why this ...
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Fixing F number in Manual Focus 50mm lens on a D7000

I have a 50mm f/1.2, this lens: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/1435/NIKKOR-50mm-f%252F1.2.html that I got used from a guy I know. When I mounted it in my D7000 though, ...
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Will a Nikon D5100 benefit from using a class10 HDHC memory card over a class 6?

I have a Nikon D5100 and currently use a class 6 SDHC memory card. Since I am still fairly new and use "RAW + JPEG" mode there is a lot of heavy writing to the memory card (not to mention quickly ...