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Yes. Canon also has a near-infrared proprietary optical system for wireless flash. It doesn't have a snazzy marketing name like CLS, but is often referred to as "Canon wireless eTTL" or "Canon optical slaving". Like CLS, it can communicate most of the full hotshoe protocol, such as eTTL-II and high-speed sync (HSS). It also allows for control of the remote ...


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On the Nikon Cameras, the best setting for NON Moving objects ( buildings, flowers, Macro, Portraits) will be the AF-S mode.( Singe Focus Mode) The camera will lock onto a single object and remain focused until the finger is released. result will be a sharp Picture. From previous experience, I have noticed that the Nikon Cameras are set to AF-A as a ...


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In manual mode I can not select the aperture but only shutter speed and exposure. That's correct. The M42 mount doesn't have any provisions for the lens to interact with the camera in either direction, so shutter speed and sensor sensitivity (ISO) are the only things on the body you'll be able to adjust. Aperture is, obviously, on the lens. The ...


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Nikon doesn't actually manufacture the Nikon lens pen. The supplier that produces them for Nikon also markets them as the LensPen. They recently introduced a "new and improved" version. There are also "micro" and "mini" versions of the LensPen on the market. Your photo looks like the newer version.


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Yes the Canon version is called E-TTL flash and you have similar functions as provided with the Nikon CLS system. You will need to use the appropriate compatible Speedlite flashes (Canon and 3rd party models exist). If your camera is an EOS 600D, EOS 650D, EOS 700D, EOS 60D, EOS 70D, EOS 7D or EOS 7D Mark II the built-in / pop-up flash can be set to ...


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The gadget you're looking for is called a video tap or video assist. They're used quite a bit in the film industry to split off an image from a motion picture camera's viewfinder and turn it into video. They used to be available off-the-shelf for SLRs, but the advent of live view has pretty much killed that market. If you or someone you know is into 3D ...


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On non-G type AF lenses and AIS lenses (lenses with an aperture ring), there is a tab on the aperture ring that will engage with the tab you are describing when the aperture is set to its minimum (largest f-number). Without that, Auto, Program and Shutter-priority won't work properly (and you will see an error instead of an aperture value on the display in ...


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Technically, it still can't change aperture while recording, as the motor who flips its mirror up is the same which changes the aperture. Logically, it wouldn't make sense if it could change it while recording. As far as I know, only recent Nikon cameras have independent motors for each use, like the new D810.


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Nikon D-5300 supports WiFi therefore your best bet may be using a phone or tablet to connect to the camera and shoot using the phone/tablet. Instructions on connecting to WiFi are found here on page 167. In regards to AF-S focus, you may not have the option of using auto focus at all. Canon has the option of adjusting the focus via buttons on the phone ...


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I'm not sure that there are too many options that can give you a viewfinder-like experience, but with many cameras it is possible to setup in tethered mode giving you a Live View experience on a remote device like a phone or tablet. Many will use this just for the larger screen size available. One solution I like is the CamRanger (http://camranger.com/) ...


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While the 50mm lens will indeed have better image quality, the zoom lens is supposedly pretty good as well, and you're unlikely to see an immediately noticeable difference in most cases. The difference in aperture is also not huge - 2.8 is really good for a zoom. I'd say that for most people, the ability to zoom will be more valuable than the relatively ...


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As far as I know, you will get better image quality with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D. Camera bodies can make a difference, but lenses are important since you're getting more light and better speed with the 50mm, that is going to be a difference you'll notice. A mid-range zoom like 35-70mm is good to have but that is something you can make a decision on once ...


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Any optical based system will suffer issues in the conditions you have mentioned. They will likely fail altogether in bright light and will need either line of sight, or something to reflect the light to the flash. They can work reasonably well without direct line of sight indoors, where the walls will typically reflect the light, but outdoors, they are ...


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No! Take it to the repair shop. Something like that would probably cost about $100 to get repaired (get an estimate to verify). It really could be a multitude of issues and pulling apart the lens when you are not a trained expert isn't going to give you answers you're looking for.


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Do you need to use the Opanda software? Could you use an online tool to determine the shutter count? A quick google search suggests a few suitable tools: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=shutter+actuations Typically you upload a JPEG or NEF file and the shutter count is provided. If one or more of these tools also don't work it would suggest the D5300 ...


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I think there are two things you can think about here; image quality relating to the lenses and camera mode (DX versus FX) and then overall camera features. Image quality will be primarily determined by the lens you use. With the DX format the difference will be minor. The other consideration though is overall camera features and what they mean to ...


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It's not so much sensitivity as coverage. The AF Assist beam is not particularly wide (even when your fingers and the lens itself aren't in the way), and on the D80 there are a lot of lenses (anything wider than about 30mm) that will put the not-centre AF points outside of the beam's coverage area. (Of course, if you're using a large-enough lens, the AF ...


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They make the MB-D15 http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-MB-D15-Battery-Pack-Digital/dp/B00BJ3NGFS I have one of these and love it. The challenge/benefit with third party ones are: Challenges: Can be lower quality. Check out reviews. Generally people like Photix grip. Benefits: Lower cost.


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Two of the photos I examined were taken at f/13. By f/11, considerable degradation from diffraction has set in and only gets worse at f/13. Please see: http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/768-nikkorafs2485vrff?start=1 Using a smaller aperture requires a longer exposure time, in your case 1/60th second. At a focal length of 85mm, blur from camera shake will be ...



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