Questions tagged [nikon]

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

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Why did my Nikon J1 stop working in all except smart photo mode?

My Nikon J1, which has had the 10-30 lens fix, has stopped working in all except the smart photo mode. When I try to use any other mode, the camera shuts itself off. Does anyone have a solution?
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Upgrade D200 without breaking the bank? [on hold]

I have a Nikon D200 and I am looking to upgrade but don’t want to break the bank. I am a hobby photographer with a small client base. I want to expand my ability to take pictures in all environments ...
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Where can I buy an original Nikon battery that is certain to be genuine?

It is well known how useful it is to have a second battery for your DSLR camera. Besides it is advisable to use original brand equipment, specially when it comes to batteries. So, I'm currentley ...
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How to download Raw files from Nikon D5500

I took photos with my Nikon D5500 using RaW and jpeg settings. When I try to transfer the images with Nikon software, only jpeg was transfered and not the RAW files.
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Will accidentally pushing the rewind button of FM2 ruin the whole exposures?

I accidentally pressed the rewind button (at the bottom of the camera) of Nikon FM2. I was at my 15th exposure. In such situation, what should I do? Will it destroy my whole exposures?
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Can Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D be used with a Nikon FM2?

I plan to obtain Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D. Can it be used for Nikon FM2? Is it an AiS lens? I read somewhere that non AiS Lens may damage FM2.
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Nikon lens rattles [duplicate]

I have Nikon 18-55 AF-S VR lens. The other day I heard some rattling from the lens while turning the camera on. Also, there is a little bit of a shake on the view finder. Everything else is working ...
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Are these rear element lens scratches and do they matter?

I got a used Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED lens, but notice these scratches on the rear element: Am I correct that the white marks are scratches and will these matter or will blur of ...
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Old non-electric vivitar 7 element teleconverter with an autofocus lens makes the aperture stop down to f22 when taking a shot?

I used an old vivitar 7 element teleconverter on a Nikon d300 with an autofocus 35mm 1.8 lens today. The lens always gets stopped by the camera to the minimum aperture f22 when taking the shot and I ...
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External Flash Only Fires Once

Weird problem - Setup is as follows: D5600 -> Pixel TF-322 hotshoe to sync cable adapter -> Flashpoint FPBF120 strobe. The strobe only fires the first time I hit the shutter button; after that, the ...
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Is nikon Z6 a good replacement for D750 on outdoors photojournalism?

We're looking for a replacement to our worn-out Nikon D750. Our budget limits us to two choices: another D750 or a Z6. We know about the many advantages Z6 has over D750, but don't know if it's ...
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Can a DSLR take a better photo (less blurry and less noisy) of artworks than a Point and Shoot Camera (Nikon B500)?

These photos are taken from my Nikon B500 Point and Shoot camera. See the Orange marks here. The area nearby these marks is not well photographed. I guess you might not see much difference but as I ...
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Broken screen on Nikon D3. How can I fix it?

I've a Nikon D3. One day unexpectedly the rear LCD screen has stopped working. It shows only white lines, as in the attached pic. I've changed 4 screens: the first: shows only few light green lines ...
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Ultrawide Lens for Nikon D810 and D3300

I know my question is a bit general but I am super confused as the range of available lenses is amazingly wide. I am looking for an ultrawide lens for my gears (D810 and D3300) to do: 1. Landscape ...
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Why won't the autofocus on my Nikon 200-500 work?

I can't seem to get the autofocus on my brand new Nikon 200-500 f/5.6E lens to work. All the settings (on the camera and lens) are set to autofocus. Trying other lenses on the camera, the autofocus ...
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Nikon D750 inbuilt interval timer strange behaviour

If my exposure time is 30 sec & if I set interval time 31 sec or 32 sec, then it is not working properly. Camera should take each shot 1 sec or 2 sec gap, but camera takes long time between each ...
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I cannot get the Nikon D3300 firmware to open or copy

I am trying to update the Nikon d3300 firmware. I downloaded it - I cannot get it to open / or run
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mirror damper material

I am about to change the light seals of my Nikon FE using a self-adhesive light seal foam with 1.5mm of thickness (which is the thickness I've seen recommended for my model). I also need to change the ...
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Nikon ViewNX-i and sidecar files

I wanted to use Nikon View NX-i to set the GPS coordinates in my raw files but it seems the data are always going to a sidecar file. I got a folder NKSC_PARAM aside of my raws with .nksc files inside ...
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ISO and aperture not syncing with flash over wireless triggers

I’m using Nikon d3200 and Neewer VK750II Flash, off camera, with neewer fc16 trigger and receiver. In TTL mode, the flash fires correctly with the shutter speed but it doesn’t sync ISO or angle (...
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Can I get this nikon d750 repaired or replaced?

I searched for answers on why my autofocus stopped working for my Nikon D750. I found that someone posted: “Note that when using AF lenses that are not AF-S lenses the AF/M switch on the camera ...
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How to change ISO in Nikon P900 for time lapse star trails?

When I set up my P900 for time lapse star trails it shows the ISO as 100 in the bottom left of the monitor screen and no matter what I have tried, I cannot change the ISO to say, 1600 or 3200 for a ...
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Canon flash plus Canon trigger on Nikon body will it work? [duplicate]

I was Canon user before but now I bought Nikon body . I have a third party flash along with dedicated Canon trigger and receiver and I want to use that flash remotely with those trigger can sync cable ...
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Nikon autofocus refocuses when using live view

I haven't used live view much, but need to use to for a self service "photo booth" for an event, where I am using the HDMI output so that guests are able to see the composition of the shot and pose. ...
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How does a Nikon D40x compare with a modern cellphone?

Im actually going abroad and happen to have a D40x collecting dust (we bought it a long time ago, not used in a long time). It needs to be cleaned to be used and im not that knowledgeable regarding ...
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Square format on Nikon D750 liveview

I know that the Nikon D850 has a square format mode both in live view and viewfinder, but I'm looking to do the same (or something similar) in my Nikon D750 (which doesn't have these capabilities). ...
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Nikon Ch and AF-S mode - what controls whether the camera will try or not try to refocus during series?

Experimentally, on a D200 that was at hand, set to CH (continuous-high) drive mode, AF-S (autofocus-single), release priority, center focus point only, tracking:Normal (should not affect AF-S?) there ...
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Manual and Shutter Priority Mode Problem [duplicate]

I am using Nikon D5300 with AF-P NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens. When i try to take shot from manual and shutter priority model, the camera produce half shutte release sound and the image gets all while and ...
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Why is a lens darker than other ones when applying the same settings?

I own a Nikon D500 DSLR, with a Nikkor 16-80 mm 1:2,8-4E ED VR lens. I noticed that this lens, when applying exactly the same settings (same ISO, same aperture, for instance F8.0, same Shutter speed, ...
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Why are my pictures showing a dark band on one edge? [duplicate]

I run an online shop and I have been using Nikon 3100 for many years. Recently I started to notice that in all the pictures the right side slowly gets dark and there is a dark slit almost look like a ...
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Why is there difference in white balance between Canon and Nikon even in RAW files?

I have Nikon and Canon codec installed in windows 10 so I can open images directly. I also have lightroom for comparing images. When I open the same image shot on Nikon D3400 and Canon 200D on auto ...
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Nikon d3300 auto setting stopped working [closed]

It was working great, now the pics are hopefully overexposed. Tried two separate lens and same result. Work great on manual settings, just the auto ones not working
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Hasselblad 250mm mounted on my nikon full frame camera… what's it's effective focal length?

Hasselblad lens was made for 120 or 220 roll film... if I successfully mount it to a full frame 35mm camera, how long is the lens? What it's effective focal length? I just don't know the math... ...
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Nikon d750 shot/snap delay

I've recently upgraded to a Nikon d750. I take photos semi professionally, but I'm still learning a few things. One annoying problem I can't seem to figure out with the new camera is when I'm taking ...
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Good lens for D800E for outdoors and travel

I almost don't know anything about lenses and cameras and photography, I just have D800E camera and I want to buy a lens that I can shoot photos of my family in travel. I have "Nikon AF FX DC-NIKKOR ...
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Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D got stuck at af/mf lock button

I can not lock the button (at my finger) when I turn the ring to A mode. It locked at M mode normally. Is it serious problem, can I fix it by myself. Please give me some advises. Thank for your ...
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Is the flash on a Nikon D5600 supposed to pop up and fire automatically, if so what camera settings to achieve this

Pretty much as title. I have just acquired a Nikon D5600 and had gained the impression from somewhere that the onboard flash is supposed to pop up and fire automatically if light levels are too low. ...
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How to reduce ISO in low light with slow zoom lens?

I have a Nikon D5600, and my usual lenses are the 35mm prime lens and the Nikon 16-85 zoom. I like the zoom a lot for carrying around outside. But when we were in Spain, I was continually confronted ...
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Can I use Sony lenses on a Nikon camera? [duplicate]

I was searching on the internet but I can't find any result, even saying that I can't use it. I have the following cameras: a Sony a7R II and a Nikon D610. I'm able to find adapters to use my Nikon's ...
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Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3?

Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3? I've read and compared all the specs so no need to rehash those. I am just wondering will I notice an improvement in the quality of my ...
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what are the best settings to put my nikon p520 on for everyday outdoor shots?

My photos are coming out way overexposed, could someone please tell me the best settings for everyday outdoor shots in bright light
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My Nikon d3100 is corrupting files

I have a Nikon d3100, a few weeks ago I had an issue where my files all got lost. I figured it was due to using an old memory card so I replaced my memory card. I have only used the new 32g card two ...
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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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Why am I not getting the expected shutter count from my Nikon cameras? [closed]

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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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 ...