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

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Nikon 3500 using snapbridge

On a Nikon 3500 is it possible, on Snapbridge, to see the what the camera lens sees before the picture is taken? If so how?
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Subject is too Dark error in Nikon D5200

Even in "Sufficient light", I keep getting "Subject is too Dark" error in Nikon D5200. I have tried using diffrent lenses and settings (Aperture/Shutter speed/ISO) but no use. Photos come out ok when ...
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Why am I not getting the expected shutter count from my Nikon cameras? [on hold]

I have used Nikons for many years professionally. Never abused, but in the press they did work hard. However since digital, things changed. A D2X is still with me, but with a very low shutter count. ...
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Does the ring on “gold ring” Nikkor lenses contain any real gold?

I noticed that the "gold ring" on certain Tokina and older Sigma lenses is actually a thin strip of gold-colored sticker. I just picked up my gold ring Nikkor and noticed that the "gold ring" seems ...
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Why does the GigaPan Epic Pro sometimes continue without firing, using the Nikon P1000?

I'm a long time GigaPan user, and recently got the CoolPix P1000. The GigaPan head can definitely drive the P1000 and issue the shutter commands, but for some reason I'm trying to nail down, it ...
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My Camera won't take pictures in Manual Mode (any of them) until I turn it off

I'm taking this photography course and the guy wants me to take pictures in manual mode. Problem is my camera doesn't want to do that until I turn it off. Now, I can't tell if the picture sucks ...
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How do I get the Nikon D850 to reset the directory after focus stacking for subsequent single images?

I have been using the "New Folder" and "Reset File Numbering" options with the focus stacking features of my D850. The sequence of images does go into a new directory as expected. However, once I ...
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There is dirt in my sensor [duplicate]

I just cleaned my sensor with a cloth and when i test the dirt, I saw different dark spots on the image. What should i do? I've tried blowing with blower, but it didn't help.
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Best lens for landscapes/general zoom with Nikon D7200? [closed]

I have been using D7200 for almost 4 years now, got the 18-140mm kit lens along, which i have stopped using since an year now, the image quality was pathetic, lacked sharpness throughout the photo, I ...
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Nikon d3300 “the option is not available in current settings or in the cameras current state”

I have a good condition Nikon d3300 that randomly started giving me the error "This Card is Not Formatted". Then when I try to format, it says "the option is not available in current settings or in ...
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Do vintage lenses meter on a Nikon DSLR?

I am keen on getting a Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Electric MC S 135mm f/3.5 lens but i'm wondering if this lens will meter on a DSLR, specifically Nikon D7100?
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3rd party Nikon battery stopped working

recently I came across really strange issue: A non-original replacement battery (EN-EL14a) for my DSLR (Nikon D3300) I bought about year ago, suddenly stopped working. In particular, when inserted ...
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What is cause of spots in image taken with dusty Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm ED VR II? [duplicate]

Dust or pollen inside this lens is common problem so I finally removed the front element and cleaned it, but even after this procedure I have the very same specks in a video as before. So I guess it's ...
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Nikon Flash pops up after using Yongnuo flash

Nikon D7100, I cannot use any of the settings or access the menu after using my YONGNUO speedlite last night. When I turn it on the camera flash pops up and the viewfinder just shows the left hand box ...
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How come AE-L button on D5300 is rubbery?

The AE-L/AF-L button on D5300 has rubbery feel to it while others have clicky feel. Was this a conscious design choice?
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Battery life of Nikon Z 6/Z 7 for time lapse in manual mode

I am considering to purchase the Z 6 for time lapse photography and battery life is important. Is it possible to deactivate all power-consuming features of the Nikon Z 6/Z 7 bodies when taking time ...
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Lens won't lock onto Nikon D7000

Strap broke on my bag. My Nikon D7000 had a heavy 70-200 2.8 attached. When I got it out, the lens was detached from the body, & wouldn't twist to lock. I tried the other lens I had with the same ...
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Why is my Nikon camera limited to ¹⁄₂₀₀th shutter speed even though I'm not using a flash?

The maximum shutter speed I'm able to set my D600 to is 200. Can someone help me figure out why? I am NOT using a flash attachment so I'm not sure what the probem is.
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Can I use the Canon 55-250mm lens on my Nikon D5200 body? [duplicate]

Can I use the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens on my Nikon D5200 body?
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How to choose focal length (35/40/50) for flower and plant product photography?

I own a Nikon D3500. I want to buy a lens so I can take photos of products (Flowers - Bouquets - Plants) to upload to my e-shop. I am working on a flower shop. I already have a white studio 90cm X ...
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How to transfer images from Nikon D3300 to external devices? [duplicate]

I would like help with the best method of transferring images (RAW & jpeg) from my Nikon D3300 to an external hard drive and/or to my iPad Pro (2018) when traveling. I used to carry a laptop and ...
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Nikon D70 acting up

today our Nikon D70 started acting up. The clock light flashes, it still takes images, also the images show in the finder screen. but when we select the menu, it stays dark, noticed that the lens does ...
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Why won't Nikon B700 focus close when fully zoomed?

Hello recently I went to best buy and played with a Nikon B500, it was great. I was able to focus on the smallest things, close or far, zoomed all the way in and all the way out. So I went on the ...
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Does the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 AF work on the Nikon Z6 with FTZ adapter?

Does anyone know if the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 AF works on the Nikon Z series with FTZ adapter?
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Lens for cosplay shooting at events on DX sensor

I know this question is searchable in Our Lord Google, but I find most answers over there assumes a FX sensor, and still I don't have things very clear. Well, I'm just a beginner photographer that I ...
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Nikon D500 + Tamron 18-400 or Sony RX100 m6

I would like to buy a lens for my Nikon D500 or maybe another small camera just for travelling. I looked for Tamron 18-400 lens and Sony RX100m6, but I can't decide. As I saw, Sony has the advantages ...
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Why can't I auto-focus on semi-close subjects with my new Nikon 50-300?

I just got a new lens (Nikon DX 55-300) for my Nikon 3300 camera. I am just a beginner, however when I try to focus and capture something semi- close by (in the same room) it does not allow me to ...
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How can I do continous shooting at 10 second intervals on my CoolPix p900?

I would like to set my Nikon CoolPix p900 to capture an image once every 10 seconds. I have found "Continuous Shooting" mode, which gives an option to specify an interval — it allows you to vary the ...
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Nikon D7100 files save as black and white when it is set to standard

Why did some of my Nikon D7100 photos save as black and white when no monochrome settings were selected? I realized later it was shot in "effects" mode but some of the photos saved black and white and ...
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Nikon D750 Lens Mounting Issue

I bought a Nikon D750 during the 2017 Black Friday and the camera is just out of manufacturer warranty. I am having a weird issue with my Nikon D750. With the original 24-120mm Nikkor lens, I am ...
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Neewer FC-16 and Nikon D5500

I have a Nikon D5500, SB-600 Speedlight and Neewer FC-16 wireless flash trigger and receiver system. My camera and flash are both in manual. The trigger and receiver are both set to "flash". The green ...
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I have tamron di 70-300 for Nikon , will it fit a canon D 4000 body? [duplicate]

Will a tamron lens for Nikon fit a canon body
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Why Nikon announced S-Line lenses with narrow apertures first?

Some time ago I saw the Nikon's roadmap for new S-Line lenses and today I found an update to this roadmap. I am wondering why Nikon is building lenses with those apertures first, is it a market ...
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Is tethering possible with the Nikon Coolpix P520?

1. Summary I can't find, is it possible PC live view for Nikon Coolpix P520. 2. Details I try to scan books, use this device. It would be nice to have feature, that user can to see on PC monitor, ...
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Nikon Lens makes buzzing / humming noise when VR is on - is this normal?

I was given a Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens as a Christmas gift. It takes great pictures, but one thing I noticed immediately is that it makes a buzzing or humming noise when ...
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Which Nikon mount adapter to get for micro four thirds?

I just bought a MFT Panasonic Lumix GH3, and I have no lens for it. I found that I can put an adapter in order to use my Nikon lens. On the adapter it says: Nikon(G) to micro for thirds. I'm a little ...
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What do the setting need to be on my Nikon D5300 to use off camera flash using Younguo triggers?

I have spent a few hours on this. The triggers are working and and are all on the same channel but I cannot get the flash to fire.
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Enhance snowy mountain detail (high-frequency high-contrast) in RawTherapee

I occasionally have this issue where the camera software produces better microcontrast than I can via RawTherapee. I am unsure whether this is an issue with the software or with my ability to use it. ...
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Is it worth upgrading one stop for wildlife photography?

I have just purchased the following lens to accompany my Nikon D500: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR - £1,349 (see here) However, having purchased this lens a few hours ago, it has been pointed out ...
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Zoom or Prime Lens(es) for Wildlife Photography on Limited Budget (Nikon D500)

I am currently looking into purchasing some new lenses to accompany my shiny new Nikon D500 on a safari trip in a month. In the past, I have used a Sigma 150-500mm (purchased in 2009 - see here) with ...
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Continious shooting bracketing on a Nikon D7500

With my old D80, if you set up bracketing and held down the button, it would shoot the bracketed shots as fast as it could, and then stop. I can find no setting on my D7500 that produces this same ...
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Nikon Z6 USB charging

To charge the battery of the Z6 Nikon states in its user manual that the EH-7P AC charger is needed. However when I plug the camera into my computer (MacBook) and the camera is off, the orange LED on ...
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Is an M42-to-Nikon F adapter with focus to infinity really mechanically impossible or just dangerous?

By conservative opinions, such a device is considered impossible. However, given the facts that: Some, especially preset style, M42 lenses have a body that is, on the rearmost few centimetres, no ...
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How to open .NEF raw files(Nikon Raw Files) in windows 10 without lightroom?

How can I open Nikon Raw files in my windows 10 PC without any lightroom or photoshop. The files have extension .NEF I know I can open canon raw file in my windows 10 by just double clicking them.....
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Why are Nikon Cameras not widely used to shoot video as compared to Canon/Sony? [closed]

I am new to the photography, and I use a Nikon D3400 and 18-55 VR kit lens for casual photography and once in a while I shoot video in 1080 60p. But everywhere in youtube I see people saying that ...
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Can I not use NEF on my Nikon D3100?

When I load my pictures to my computer two show up one says NEF and the other is jpeg. I accidentally deleted the jpeg and when I loaded them on my phone the NEF pictures were really bad. They where ...
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Nikon Df: a way to send photos to ipad in real time

gear question! is there a way to connect a Nikon Df so that it sends what it sees to an ipad. it could be each photo taken, or ideally video feed before the photo is taken. i don't care if its ...
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Do Nikon sensor jpegs have a very slight yellow cast to them in the image compared to Canon?

I shoot with a Nikon D3400 and I am a beginner casual photographer. I shoot in maximum quality jpeg(NOT RAW) on auto white balance. Recently my friend and I were shooting some same subjects(my friend ...
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Why is my Tamron 24-70 F2.8 G2 clicking when used in Live View mode?

My Tamron 24-70 F2.8 G2, used with Nikon D750, is making clicking sounds when I change the aperture in live view mode on M or A setting. Is the clicking normal?