Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Nikon is a prominent manufacturer of cameras and lenses, including DSLRs and CoolPix compact cameras.

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Deciding between 16-35mm and 20mm

I recently purchased a Nikon D750 with the 24-120mm and mostly shoot landscapes. I'm looking for another lens, but I am unsure if I should go with the 16-35mm or 20mm. I'm worried that the 16-35mm ...
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How can I set three flashes at different output levels with a camera with only two flash groups?

I would like to fire three off-camera flashes (SB-800, SB-600, SB-600) in manual mode with the on-camera flash in commander mode (--) on a Nikon D600. It's a portrait with two lights in front at ...
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Nikon D3100 & Speedlite question

I have a Nikon D3100, & a YN560II Speedlite. Sometimes when I want to use my speedlite, the auto flash will pop up when I take a photo. I know I've not done something right in my setting, can ...
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Nikon d3100 firmware update

I have a Nikon D3100 camera. Recently it refuses to acknowledge any battery I use, even Nikon batteries. I tried to update firmware, but it refuses to update. It says no update available. I did step ...
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Nikon D750 + Nikkor 18-35mm - How to enable full autofocus?

I recently got this powerful duet (before I had Pentax K-r), sadly I can call myself a total beginner even I used dslr previously... as I used it with auto mode. However I am learning slowly now, but ...
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I have a D7000 Nikon camera that is continuously focusing and also showing a level indicator: how do I change this?

My camera is currently set to a weird setting, it shows lines on the screen that turn red yellow or green depending on the angle that I am holding the camera and is constantly adjusting focus ...
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Nikon D810 reset my file numbers

Recently, I downloaded images from the SD card on my Nikon D810 that had numbers from DSC7042 to DSC7107 because I needed some images right away. I then put the card back into the camera (NO re-...
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Is there any critical feature present in Nikon 85mm f/1.8G over 50mm 1.8G? [duplicate]

While comparing Nikon 85mm f/1.8G and 50mm 1.8G, I found the former to be quite a bit costlier. The differences, as I find, are obvious ones because of the focal lengths, e.g. angle of view, dimension,...
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What to do when a Nikon J1's settings and indicators work but the screen is otherwise black and won't take pictures?

I recently received a Nikon J1 from a family member who wasn't using it. It took pictures no problem but then I misplaced the battery about 4 months ago. I just ordered a replacement battery off of ...
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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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What is that labeled scale on Nikon 50mm f/1.2?

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G looks different from f/1.2 or f/1.4G. What is that extra labeled scale that makes it look different? Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
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Can't figure out my pocket wizards [closed]

I have the new PocketWizard Plus III. I have two of them. I would like to use one on my external flash on a tripod. And the other with the speedlight flash on my camera. However I cannot get it to ...
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Does the Nikon Coolpix S7000 support an IR remote?

On neocamera.com, it says that the Nikon Coolpix S7000 supports infrared remote control. Will this work with the official Nikon's IR remote control? Or, is it just a false information? I can't seem to ...
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Sharpness and bokeh comparison of Nikon 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4G and f/1.8G

The contestants are Nikon 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4G and f/1.8G. The list prices are 38,550 INR, 27,990 INR and 18,000 INR respectively. Bokeh: As with any portrait lens, I want a creamy bokeh performance ...
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Is not having AF-S in Nikon 50mm f/1.2 a big concern?

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 doesn't have AF-S, it's manual focus. Given that I will mainly using it for taking portrait where I presume to have enough time to focus properly on the subject, can there be any ...
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What do I need to trigger a remote flash with a Nikon D3100?

I'd like to get into doing some remote lighting, but really don't get the best way to do it. I've got a Nikon D3100, so no "commander mode" with the built-in flash. My current external flash is a SB-...
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How to replace the lens on a Nikon Coolpix P7000 with a new lens assembly?

I have a Nikon Coolpix P7000 with the dreaded lens cover problem. (i.e. the cover did not fully open causing shadows in the corners of the pictures.) I have purchased a new lens assembly and stared to ...
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Is it stupid to purchase AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D over AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G to save a few bucks? [duplicate]

I own a Nikon D5300 body, but wish to upgrade to a Pro FX body in future (not any time soon). Between AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D and AF-S NIKKOR 50MM F/1.8G, I prefer to buy the former, but at the same ...
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Can I get LiveView from my Nikon Coolpix P600 on my computer?

I want to be able to view what I am shooting on my Nikon Coolpix P600 camera on my computer before I take. Any tips on how to do this?
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How can I enable back button focus and disable focusing with shutter button on a Nikon D5500?

I assigned the AE-L, AF-L button to activate focusing on my Nikon D5500, but I can still focus using the shutter button. I would like to know if it was possible to use the AE-L/AF-L button to set ...
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Nikon D3300 DSLR newbie: Which circular polariser [duplicate]

I am a newbie at DSLR photography and still trying to get my head around the various filters one can buy. I currently have the default 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-P VR Lens and the Tamron 70-300mm Lens. I ...
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Advice on buying a second hand camera [duplicate]

is a Nikon d700 with sc < 5k for 950SGD a good buy? What are the things that I should take note of before buying? Please suggest. Thanks.
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How can I fix the dark corners on the rear LCD of my Nikon D7000?

I have a Nikon D7000. The rear LCD is showing some dark shadows. All four corners have this dark shadow but the shadows on upper and lower corners on the right side of the LCD is bigger. At first I ...
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“File contains no image data” message appears when inserting SD card in Nikon Coolpix camera. Help !

My parents' work camera is a Nikon 30x Wide Coolpix. I was importing pictures from different SD cards to the computer last night and I imported some work photos. I later was told to put them back in ...
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Why does my Nikon camera stop short of the selected number shots when interval shooting?

I have a Nikon D5300 and experimented shooting star trails but encountered a problem that I believe may be related to the Interval Timer setup. In order to take 99 30-second exposures I set the ...
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Nikon D5500 Autofocus with Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM

Should the Nikon D5500 be able to auto-focus the Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM lens? Auto-focus works with this lens on my Nikon D40X. On the D5500 it toggles between MF and AF. Video of what I ...
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Why is my Nikon Coolpix S3100 showing “File contains no image data” when I try to view old photos?

I've got a Nikon Coolpix S3100 that is now showing: File contains no image data when I try to view some of the photos on the SD card from the camera. Viewing the photos on the computer shows the ...
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D5100 blocked in “Lock mirror up for cleaning” state

I used the "Lock mirror up for cleaning" feature of my Nikon D5100. It worked several times, but the last time I did it, turning off the camera didn't work: it's supposed to unlock the mirror and go ...
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Nikon focus and recompose: identifying behaviour on different models

My Nikon D3000 refuses to take a picture if I focus and recompose with the AE-L/AF-L button set to "AF ON". (The focus point is on an out-of-focus part of the image after I recompose, so the shutter ...
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How well will a Canon 580EX II flash work on my Nikon D5000?

I would like more specifics on how a 580EX II would work on a Nikon D5000 and if it is even worth it. This is the scenario, I have available a Canon XTi with a 580EX II for buying; I own a D5000 ...
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What lens will get the whole body in the picture for street fashion photography?

I'm looking for a lens for fashion street photography which covers all the body in the pic. Do you recommend the Nikon 50mm 1.8d or Nikon 35mm f / 1.8G for my D3300 camera body? (I don't have the ...
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How do I see settings afterwards on my Nikon D5100?

I am quite new to DSLR photography. What I can't figure out is how to see the settings for the photo after I have taken it. For example, if I take a photo with 1/200, f5,6 and ISO 200. Can I see it ...
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How to test/drain camera battery?

I have a Nikon D5200 and I want to test the difference in capacity from my Nikon battery to an aftermarket one. What's the best way to drain the batteries to test them?
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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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How can I fix a Nikon D7000 where the mode dial selects the wrong thing?

On my Nikon D7000, the Exposure Mode Dial suddenly changed its alignment. When I select P, the camera chooses A. The setting indicated on the selector dial does not match the setting as shown in the ...
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Can I fix my Nikon FE's issue of auto firing after advancing (bottom curtain doesn't come up)?

Video description of the problem: https://youtu.be/DdRkNx93_rc Without pressing the shutter release button, the camera auto fires. The bottom curtain doesn't come up at all. Mirror is locked up too. ...
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How to get maximum shutter speed in NIKON L820?

I have a NIKON L820 camera which is a Point and shoot. It does not have a manual mode. But in its specification it is mentioned that it has a max shutter speed of 1/4000. I want to use atleast 1/1500. ...
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How can I avoid fuzzy photos at 300mm zoom?

I'm so disappointed in my new 70-300mm lens (AF-S Nikkor ED lens.) I use auto-focus because I'm such an amateur. Is it my camera, (D40x) or the lens? It's probably me, but is there a trick to ...
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Is the Live View ISO setting only effecive for capturing a picture?

I put the Live View on tripod mode and in Live View by pressing the OK button, I can change the exposure value. But obviously in different light intensities, the EV changes automatically. I have the ...
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Canon 70D or Nikon D7200? Camera + lenses [closed]

I am about to buy my first camera, but it's a bit confusing. I've been looking to buy either the Canon 70D or Nikon D7200, from what I have googled, the Nikon has better image quality, BUT then I've ...
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Can my Nikon D750 fire a flash while I'm connected to it over wifi?

I'm trying to take photos from my iPad using the wifi connection on my D750, but I can't get the setup to trigger my flash when I take photos that way. Is this a thing that can be done?
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How can I run a DSLR from AC power?

My wife has a Nikon D3100 that I've been using to film, but the battery typically won't last through long shoots. I've gathered from searching around that I can't charge the camera with USB, but I ...
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can I connect my d750 to the mains? [duplicate]

I am using my Nikon D750 to record behavioural trials in the lab. It is a real pain to have to worry about battery level and having charged spares and a charger on hand in addition to all the rest of ...
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What is the difference between the 18-55mm Nikon kit lens and the Nikon Nikkor Lens ‑ 35 mm ‑ F/1.8 ‑ Nikon F? [duplicate]

What advantages will a 35mm lens will give me if I already owe an 18-55mm. Isn't the 35mm somewhat included in the other one? It may be a silly question, but I am new in photography and trying to ...
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Do Nikon AF-S lenses perform better than AF lenses?

I am going to be getting a Nikon D7000 soon. I think I'm correct in assuming that the Nikon D7000 will use its own focus motor for an AF lens, but allow the lens to use its motor for an AF-S lens. I'...
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Which focus points on the Nikon D750 support f/8?

The Nikon D750 has 11 autofocus points rated up to f/8. Which ones are the f/8 points?
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Can I use both the built-in flash and the PC adapter on my Nikon D750?

I have a Nikon D750 and a Nikon SB-26. I like macro photography and previously used both together using slave mode on the flash. I hold the flash in my left hand and the camera in the right. But ...
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Green Light of Death Nikon D5500 [duplicate]

After getting my Nikon D5500 back from service, because the mirror was jamming, I noticed full batteries magically draining in record time. I'd have a fresh battery in the camera and by morning said ...
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Why would a Nikon D80 have a momentary pause before taking a picture (or refuse to take altogether)?

My dad has a Nikon D90, and we were out taking some pictures last night. He's complained about the camera "randomly" refusing to take a picture before. My theory was that it was because his focus was ...