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Is my camera not sharp or is it just my imagination?

I have a Nikon D7000. And it's had an...interesting history. Originally got it on a super good deal from some company in NYC through Newegg. Then it stopped working and when I tried to get it repaired ...
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How do I keep my Nikon D5100 from attempting to autofocus with every shutter press?

I have a Nikon D5100 and the auto focus works fairly well most of the time. But there are times when I have a subject in focus and want to fire off multiple shots fairly quickly. I do not need to ...
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My Nikon D3100 says no lens attached when I use a T-Mount with it

I've had my camera for a few years now. I just received a couple new lenses for my Nikon D3100 (which I take extremely good care of). For both of the lenses you need to use a T-Mount. When I put the ...
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Nikon D5100 flash doesn't work

My Nikon D5100 recently stopped working all-together and I was able to reset it by holding down the menu button and the quick set (i) button. that released the shutter lock. Now the flash and the ...
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Can I repair a Nikon D90 LCD screen that has moisture in it?

My camera was in damp weather and now the screen has lines on it when you try to review pictures or use the menu on the rear LCD screen. Can this be repaired?
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can't find the right settings [on hold]

I love shooting pictures but when it comes to the moment I can't find the right settings to get my pictures to come out well color balanced and clear like Herschel supply co whos pictures inspire me. ...
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How to use Nikon D5300 WiFi with my laptop for file transfer

I have Nikon D5300 and it have inbuilt wifi. But I don't know how I will use it. Also I have a working wifi router by which my PC and mobile phones are connected, but my DSLR not showing this hotspot ...
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Do I need to update nikonD3100 firmware to use a microSD 32GB HC1 card?

On my nikon D3100, whenever I try to insert any microSD Sandisk32GB HC1 card with adapter, a green indicator light comes on and after some time it says the memory card is damaged and it can't use it. ...
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Photo upload problem from my camera (Nikon d3200) to my PC (Windows 8.1)

I'm using a Nikon d3200 camera, and before updating to Windows 8.1, I could upload my photos using USB to my computer which ran Windows 7 at the time. Currently my PC does not recognize the camera. ...
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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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How is Nikon's PF optics different from and similar to Canon's DO optics?

Nikon has just announced a new 300 mm lens featuring a new technology called "PF" or "Phase Fresnel." This has been compared to Canon's existing DO (Diffractive Optics) lenses such as the 400 mm f4 ...
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Tamron 18-200 mm vs Nikkor 18-200 mm lens

After going through both lens specification i got really confused about the pricing of Nikkor lens Following are detail i noticed |Nikkor 18-200 | Tamron 18-200 1 Lens Elements ...
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Autofocus problem on new Nikon D5300

I have a new Nikon D5300. It takes approximately 3 seconds between pressing the shutter release button halfway and getting autofocus. I get an autofocus to beep almost immediately and the green ...
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How to do DIY repair of rubber grips on Nikon cameras?

The rubber grip is peeling away from my D700, just near the autofocus mode selection switch. That whole (tiny) section of the grib is pretty much coming away. How can I do a DIY repair? What ...
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What does f/4.5-5.6G stand for on a Nikon Lens? [duplicate]

Can you please explain me what is 4.5 - 5.6G in a lense description.And how it is different from other generation of like 3.5G or 6.5. "Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55 - 300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens"
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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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Why is the on-camera flash trying to pop up when using a D7000 with a MK930 Speedlite?

So I decided to buy a cheap flash to experiment bouncing flash on walls or ceilings. I can't stand flash in pictures so I thought this would be a great way to try, and seeing these things are barely ...
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Do I need to leave my Nikon camera on for three days to recharge the backup battery?

I have a Nikon D5100, which I bought in 2010. Whenever I turn on the camera, it says that the clock has been reset. I read in the manual that the backup battery needs to get recharged for three days ...
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Is it normal for Nikon DSLR viewfinder and live view shutter speeds to differ?

I have a Nikon D600 set up on a tripod in a room with decent light. I've tried using 2 different lenses & when I switch from the viewfinder to live view, and vice versa, the shutter speed is ...
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The frame counter of my Nikon FA (analog) is broken. How to activate the light measurement regardless?

For some reason the counter doesn't go forward anymore, but, the film is rolling, and the film is being exposed, but the LCD constantly shows the "C250" message, which indicates that it's firing the ...
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Why does the aperture value change in manual mode on my D70s?

Should the aperture value change when in A or M mode when focussing a prime macro lens on a D70s or is it a fault? For avoidance of doubt, I've tried this with both the Nikkor 65mm and Nikkor 105mm ...
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Can I use old Pentax-mount Vivitar lenses on Nikon DSLR? [duplicate]

I have some old Vivitar lenses (some still Boxed) that bear the marking PK-A/R and PK that I used on my old Pentax K mount SLR. Can I use them with my Nikon D5100 DSLR with a K to Nikon adapter? I ...
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Wondering if my Nikon lens is broken

I have a Nikon D50 (not sure what lens right now but could check if necessary) and I recently took it traveling with me, and I'm not sure if I damaged the lens or if a setting is off. It's making all ...
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Blurred corner problem

Nikkor 18-105 VR lens. What could cause such blurry left bottom corner? Is there anything more that I can do to diagnose problem? I have already tried the lens on different body with same result. ...
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Nikon 16-85 VR focus noise problem?

My 16-85 VR is doing some weird noise during focus, manual or auto. It's like an hiss. I asked in a local shop and they said it can be some microdust inside the lens. But I'm a little worried it can ...
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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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D7100: How to adjust default settings?

On a Nikon D7100 it's possible to reset all settings to the default values by simultaneously holding the two buttons that have green dots next to them. This is very useful for recalling a starting ...
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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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Nikon D5100 “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error, but fixing itself after left alone for a while

First of all to be clear, the camera was not dropped or anything; it started to behave like this from nothing. I turned on my camera and first it displayed "Turn off the camera and turn on again". ...
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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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D5200 LCD monitor failure

The monitor on my D5200 has suddenly stopped working. There is power to the camera and I can still shoot via the viewfinder but can't do anything with the monitor. Any ideas what could cause this and ...
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Is there a way to adjust the aperture of a Nikon lens without a camera or physical aperture ring?

If I have a camera that does not have any electronic connection to the lens, is there any way to adjust the aperture on the lens if it does not have a physical aperture ring? We're using a scientific ...
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What are the relative pros and cons of a Pentax K1000 or Nikon F for getting into film photography?

I want to get into film photography and go back to the roots to really learn about the techniques. Would you guys recommend the Pentax K1000 or the Nikon F, and why?
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How can I fix a Nikon DX 18-135mm with an aperture stuck open?

I am currently on a trip and I brought an 18-135mm lens and a 35mm prime as my two lenses for the trip. When I took my zoom out of my backpack off the plane and put it on my camera, I immediately ...
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Nikon D3000 70-300 Nikon lens - How to get lens converter off the lens?

I put a Vivitar tele converter on my 70-300 lens. It went on easy but wont come off. How do I get the thing to come off my lens? I have a Nikon D3000 camera.
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How does the Nikkor 35mm prime compare to the Nikkor 40mm Micro for portraits?

I have a D5200. I'm planning on to buy a prime lens and I'm also interested in macro photography. I had chosen to buy the Nikkor 35mm prime lens. But, I came across the 40mm Nikkor Macro lens. Now I ...
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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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What is the difference between Nikon NCP and NP2 picture control files?

Every time I use Picture control utility 2 from Nikon, the software keep asking to choose one of the Camera Compatibility mode (NCP and NP2) as shown here under. my questions is: What is the ...
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Nikon Speedlight: Slave mode and built-in flash/commander light [duplicate]

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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How does the Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 without VR/IS compare to the Nikon 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VR?

I'm looking at two different lenses. The Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens. ...
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Nikon AF-S 55-300mm VR vs. Tamron SP 70-300mm VC USD [closed]

I am planning to buy a entry level telephoto zoom lens for my D5100. I have boiled down to two lenses: The Nikon AF-S 55-300mm VR and the TAMRON SP 70-300mm VC USD. My question is: Is the Tamron ...
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My RAW .NEF files cant show properly in windows 7 image viewer

I have a problem showing .NEF files on windows 7 image viewer. First I can see all my .NEF files thumbnails correctly on windows explorer, but once I double click one of it, it show the photos ...
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Sticky substance on mode dial and back of monitor (D5200)

I had my D5200 in the closet for about three weeks and I decided to take it out today. I noticed a sort of a shiny coat of some kind of an oily substance all over and around the mode dial and on the ...
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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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How can I reduce the recycling time between shots when the built-in flash is enabled?

I know with external flash we can just use better batteries, but what about the built-in flash? Can we reduce its power or give it an external charger? I use a Nikon D5200.
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Can I use older screw-type lenses on a Nikon DSLR? [duplicate]

Just purchased a Nikon D3200 DSLR. I have several excellent Pentax (M42) screw mount lenses from my older 35MM. Is there an adaptor available to allow me to mate those lenses with my new D3200?
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Is there a tulip-flower lens hood that will work with the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D?

I'm looking for a Tulip Flower Lens Hood for Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D? I know that Nikon HB-1 and HB-15 hood work on this lens. But do you know any Nikon or third party Tulip Flower Hood?
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How are aperture changes implemented on D-series Nikkor lenses?

Nikkor G lenses have a built-in USM motor that permits auto-focusing on bodies with or without the focus motor. They also permit changing the aperture from the aperture dial on the body. Nikkor G ...
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Are USB connectors for Nikon D300 (or all camera using USB Mini-B plugs) standardized?

I own a Nikon D300 and I usually use the provided USB cable to transfer my pictures on my computer (Windows 7). Sometimes, when I am travelling, I use the cable I have for my Garmin device which have ...
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Mirror lens for Nikon D5200 camera [duplicate]

What is a good mirror lens for my Nikon D5200? I love taking wildlife pictures and need a better telephoto lens. I am using a Nikkor 55-300 AF and it works well, but I need about twice that power. I ...