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

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Strange bands of shadow and light [duplicate]

I have a Nikon Z6. It's set to Auto. I have 2 6500K lights on my image, at 45° angles to either side. These two images show shadow at the bottom in one, and at the top in the other, same exposure, ...
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Why can't I control my Godox V860 II-N in TTL with my pop up flash (Nikon CLS system)?

I am using a Nikon D800 to trigger the Godox V860 II N with the pop up flash.  The flash is triggered and fires without problems, but using the same settings I get completely different exposures if I ...
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Shooting on NEF is making my photos turn out differently in bridge vs my camera [duplicate]

I usually shot on JPG until a friend told me to shoot on NEF the other day. Ever since all my photos have been screwing up in bridge or lightroom. They look normal and good on my camera screen, but ...
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Add shutter speed to the function keys on a Nikon Z7

How do I map the shutter speed settings to one of the function (fn1 or fn2) buttons to use with the command dial? The default settings only let you change the shutter speed via the touch screen, and I ...
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Why doesn't my D3100 take photos when the built in flash is popped up?

I have a Nikon D3100. It doesn't take pictures while the built in flash is popped up, but is working fine when the flash is down. What could be causing this?
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What could cause a memory problem with Nikon D7100?

I have a problem with my Nikon D7100: it does not keep the chosen settings over time. For example, if I set the settings to take a picture at ISO 500 and after a series of shots it goes to ISO 1000. ...
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What could cause my D700 not to take a picture when the shutter button is pressed?

I have a Nikon D700 but when I press the button there's a click and seems like it's a super long shutter speed. But doesn't actually take the picture; the live view on the back comes on and if I press ...
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What causes my Nikon D40 to shoot darker photos when shot sideways?

I have a Nikon D40 that functions impeccably, the only issue that I found was that it shoots darker pictures when shot sideways. Doesn’t matter what mode, ISO, focal length, etc. They all come out ...
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My Nikon D7100 autofocus fluctuates and will not focus on distant objects

I photograph with a Nikon D7100 with a Tamron 18-400 mm lens. My camera is set to autofocus but when I try to photograph a bird sitting on a branch that is BEHIND near branches, the camera vacillates (...
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How to auto Tune for live view in Nikon D780

I found my lens and camera weren't give to me good results and I resolved to tune it. I was able to tune for Finder but not for Live view. I didn't find any information on how to auto-tune or tune for ...
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Mysterious problem - Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4

I've bought a cheap used package of a Nikon D3100 and some lenses, including a Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 (not 4.5, and not contemporary). After several tests I can tell that this 17-70 has a problem. Here ...
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How can I troubleshoot an external flash that won’t slide all the way into to a Nikon camera?

Why won’t an external flash slide all the way into a Nikon camera? This external flash won’t work; it seems like something is blocking it from clicking in.
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Is there a way to use a flash designed for Nikon on my Sony A7II in TTL mode? [duplicate]

I own a neewer 750ii ttl speedlite, which is stated to be compatible just on nikon cameras. Is there a way to use in on Sony A7II, precisely in TTL mode?
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SDXC card refused by Nikon D5500

I recently bought a used Nikon D3100 with several pieces at a bargain, including 2 Huawei Professional 128GB SDXC I V30 U3 C10. I'd very much like to use them in my D5500, but neither of them will be ...
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Nikon N75 Mirror stuck halfway

I recently got an N75 as a gift from a friend, but when I opened it, the first thing I noticed was the mirror was stuck halfway. I changed the batteries, I can't change the shutter speed, replaced the ...
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Exposure compensation button stuck

Today I noticed that the exposure compensation button on my Nikon D5600 was stuck. First I thought that the whole camera was malfunctioning because I couldn't review my photos, I couldn't change the ...
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Nikon lens have weird sound when autofocusing after dropping

Today I dropped my Nikon D50 with AF-S 35mm from about 0.5m high to wooden floor. Lens landed first. Everything seems to be fine except that the lens is making disquieting sounds when autofocusing. It'...
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Why did my back button focus stop working?

I was shooting at a styled shoot last week. Everything was going well. Then all of a sudden while I was shooting my back button focus stopped working. It didn’t seem like it was even trying to find ...
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Stars at night without long shutter speed lines

I've seen breathtaking milky way photos that have no trail/streaks which of course I always get when shooting my DSLR at 30 seconds or longer - I can't find a clear answer that doesn't include using ...
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Why is my crop lens producing a circular image on my full-frame camera?

I have a Nikon D750 that is now giving a circular image when using my Nikon 18-300 DX VR lens. It was fine before. Why has this occurred and what do I need to do to fix it?
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Why does Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 pre-AI show 1:1 markings when it can only get to 1:2?

I own this (mechanically and optically superb) lens since quite some time and was wondering why the blue marks that say 1:1, 1:1.5 and 1:2 don't actually correspond to the reproduction ratio that the ...
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Why doesn't my autofocus work in the optical viewfinder, but works in live view?

I have a Nikon D7200. The autofocus does not work when using the optical viewfinder. When I use live view, the autofocus works fine. But when I use the optical viewfinder, the autofocus won't stop in ...
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How to use YN568EXIII for nikon as a master flash

I bought a YN568EXIII for Nikon to use as a master for my YN568EX Speedlight. I have been having trouble figuring out how to use it as a master for my YN568EX. Can someone help me out?
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Why do photos with different settings produce different spots? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my Nikon D3500 camera which I do not understand. I can show it best using two photos I took with different settings. The lens I use is a kit lens which ranges from 18 to 105 mm. ...
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Why are my night sky photos coming out completely black?

So tonight I had a go at trying to take pictures of the night sky. All the pictures turned out black, I am well aware that aperture and shutter speed and everything has a part in it all. So I googled ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Nikon SB-400 accessory flash?

I have a Nikon D780 and a Speedlight SB-400 which I use only very occasionally. It used to work great, but today it essentially stopped working. What's strange is that everything appears normal: the &...
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Best Sport Telephoto Lens under 6” Length

Have Nikon 3400 and 3500 and take photos of D1 football player. Can only take in a 6” lens and want to know what would be best Lens to get max magnification.
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Camera not working while shooting long distance

I have a nikon 3200 and lately I have observed that it does not allow me to take any photos if the lens is not zoomed. It doesnt even focus or take any picture even when I click the button. I checked ...
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Camera hesitating or "jamming" after shooting in live view mode

Just bought a Nikon camera and started wondering why after taking a photo the camera would suddenly almost freeze or hesitate. This doesn't occur when using the viewfinder shoots like a normal camera. ...
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D5300 screen won't display anything other than date and time settings

Yesterday, I was taking multiple photos of a subject for a focus stack in live view in a hot room. After a bit, I couldn't change the settings for shutter speed, ISO or anything like that. Live view ...
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Film accidentally rewind

My film roll has rewound. I have taken about 28 out of 36 films before i put the camera down for awhile. When i picked it up to use again, my film count has rewound back to 0 and noticed that i have ...
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How to fix Nikon SB 60 flash that is too tight in Stitz hotshoe?

My Nikon SB60 flash is too tight in the vintage Stitz hotshoe. It is almost impossible to remove despite the locking pin being held clear using the flash locking lever. I would like to use a coldshoe ...
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What's the behaviour of Nikon Z cameras with dual card slots set to duplication, using different card sizes?

I'm wondering, what would happen if I ran out of space on one card while the other still had space, on Nikon Z cameras with dual card slots configured to duplicate? For example, if one card is 64gb ...
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What is this mystery Vivitar lens mount?

I was given a box of old lenses by a friend, and came across only one that's different. It's a Vivitar 135mm f/2.8 auto lens. I'm not familiar with the lens mount. After comparing both Nikon ...
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Where to download D7000 Firmware version 1.04?

I am looking to downgrade my D7000. I am only able to find version 1.05, to my knowledge. It is somewhat confusing, but I don't believe I am able to find 1.04. Does anyone have a reputable and/or ...
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DSLR-like image review on Nikon Z 6II?

Is there a way to make image review only show on the monitor when shooting using the viewfinder on a Nikon Z6 II? I want to shoot as if it's a DSLR, that is: take a picture using the viewfinder, then ...
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Z-mount lens on F-mount body [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D810 DSLR, which has an F-mount body. I also accidentally got an Nikkor 24-70mm Z-mount lens. I am wondering if there is a way to use the Z-mount lens on the F-mount body? I have been ...
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Nikon telephoto zoom ring turns but Lens won’t extend

Nikon telephoto lens zoom ring turns but will not extend lens but will retract it if I manually extend the lens! What is causing this and is it something that I can fix myself?
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Zoom at 200mm with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens

I finally got my hands on a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens (with D810 as the body). Before this lens I had a Nikon Nikkor AF-S G ED VR 24-120mm f/4.0 AF-S VR ED G Lens with the same body. ...
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Why is my dSLR not capturing images and lagging?

I have a Nikon D3500 I’ve been using since 2020. I would say the past 6 months it has been super laggy; I have reset my settings multiple times, charged batteries, and cleared memory cards. It first ...
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Super zoom lens vs Nikon Coolpix P1000 [duplicate]

I know the question is not well posed, but I was thinking for shooting the moon, distant wildlife, and macro photography can I compare the following setups? Nikon D810 + 70-200mm f/4G VR Nikon ...
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Nikon D850 autofocus issues in latest batch

I was wondering whether anyone has experienced autofocus issues with the Nikon D850 from recent batches (released since September, 2021). I am aware of issues with previous batches of this camera ...
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How to keep the aperture of an adapted Nikon G lens open?

I would like to leave my lens fully open all the time without having to find an aperture converter. But other than bluetac I cannot find anything that would attach to my Nikon lens and leave it ...
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What is read noise?

I recently upgraded from a Nikon D750 to a Nikon Z6 II and came across this graph plotting the read noise (Y axis) against the ISO setting (X axis) of both cameras: As you can see, there is a big ...
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How do older AF Nikkor CPU lenses measure the selected aperture to provide data for the camera?

I have a semi-faulty AF Nikkor 50mm ƒ/1.8 lens (early non -S or -D model, with the focus distances in a little window) that has been having issues communicating with the camera. Both my F-801 and my ...
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Can you change displayed exposure when bracketing with D7500

I am using bracketing on both a D850 and D7500, and the issue I want to "fix" is the same for both cameras (and probably across all Nikon (D)SLRs) When setting up a set of bracketing, you ...
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Is there an adapter that will let me use a Nikkor 70-210 on my D3000?

Is there an adapter that will allow me to use a Nikkor 70-210 on my D3000?
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What is this grid-like pattern on the sky in photos?

Some photos of the sky taken on our Nikon D5100 have a diamond-like grid pattern. I'd like to know what may be the cause. The photo was taken in RAW and the pattern appears regardless whether it was ...
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Did my Nikon FM2n let me advance through the end of the roll of film?

I hope the wording of this makes sense because the whole situation is a bit confusing to me. I had a roll of Ilford HP5 in my camera which gave me a total of 36 exposures. I had shot ~10 a few weeks ...
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Nikon D7100 - faulty LCD or mainboard?

LCD on my Nikon D7100 is not always working. Like 99% of time not working, then it starts semi-working until it doesn't. I read that there are two options why. It could be because of a faulty LCD or ...
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