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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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How to set focus when subject is more than one object?

I have taken a photo with men dancing in a group. It was rejected by an agency stating: "The main subject is not in focus and grain noticed in the photo". Below I am giving the cropped image. Since ...
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How to mount a Vivitar series 1 lens to a Nikon D5300?

What lens adapter would I use to attach a Vivitar Series 1 lens to a Nikon D5300?
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How to identify main subject of the photo and set focus?

I am using Nikon D5600. While on street photo shoot, I clicked a couple of photos and submitted on one of the stock photo website. Few photos got approved whereas few were rejected with a comment. ...
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What settings to use for indoor sports (water polo) with Nikon D90?

I need to use high ISO for movement, but lighting is poor due to being inside and no flash allowed. What are my best options for a clear picture of action?
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What lenses for a Nikon camera have both an AF motor and an aperture ring?

I have a Nikon FE10 35mm film SLR and a D5600 DSLR. I want a wide focal length prime or mid range zoom (nothing longer than 120mm) to use on both cameras. I need an aperture ring for the film SLR ...
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Why does Nikon SB-910 flash fire three times on Nikon D850? [duplicate]

I have a new Nikon D850, and I'm using the Nikon SB-910 flash. When I take a shot, the flash pops 3 short flashes. Then the shutter engages, and the full flash goes off. The batteries are OK. Does ...
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Why TTL flash exposure compensation doesn't work, but manual settings do on Nikon D3500?

If I choose TTL in flash control and I set flash exposure compensation, all levels from -3 to +1 look the same. But if I chose manual instead, and I adjust flash power from full to 1/32, the strength ...
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How to set AF area mode viewfinder if values are gray (can't be chosen) on Nikon D3500?

When setting AF area mode viewfinder on my D3500, I can only chose 2 options out of 4: single-point AF and auro-area AF. The remaining two: dynamic area AF and 3D-tracking are gray and the camera says ...
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How to see comments and copyright info on Nikon D3500?

I've set a comment and copyright info on Nikon D3500, but they aren't visible on the photo and neither is time stamp. Is there any extra setting to make them visible?
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How to add the date/time on the file name of Nikon D3200

Right now, every picture I take are named like this DSC_0237.JPG As a result, When I try to put the pictures in the same folders as other Nikon pictures, the filenames overlap. How to add the date ...
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How do I access raw photos from Nikon D3500, if imported photos on my phone always appear in jpg format?

I recently bough Nikon D3500 and I shoot in jpg+raw mode. In the history of taken photos, however, there's only one copy of each photo, rather than two. Similarly, when I import the photos to edit ...
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Can Nikon D200/Dxx AF-C be made to aggressively react to foreground objects entering the frame?

There is an option to achieve the opposite ("AF with tracking"), but turning it off still does not mean that there will be a close to instant reaction to anything entering the frame (shove a hand in ...
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My new Nikon d3500 is not showing the light meter in live view mode

All the tutorials are saying the light meter (exposure meter) in live view mode should be there, except that it's not showing there in my brand new camera, lol. Is there a setting I might have set ...
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Is Nikon D500 a good fit for nature and ambient-lighting portraits and occasional other uses?

My wife has been sporting Nikon D90 for a good number of years and as she wants to proceed more into professional photography she's looking for a new body that can be versatile when needed: Primarily ...
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Do Nikon cameras have a feature similar to Canon's “Exposure Safety Shift”?

Canon offers a feature called "Exposure Safety Shift" in many of its models. It appears to allow the camera to automatically adjust the aperture or shutter speed to allow an improved exposure. Does ...
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Why is my dSLR giving me an incomplete image?

I'm shooting with a gently used Nikon D70s (with roughly 15k clicks) and a newer Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm ED VR lens. The lens works fine on other cameras. The memory card works fine on other ...
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Lens for Nikon D5600 recommended for bird photography

I purchased Nikon D5600 last month. While doing bird photography I realize, 70-300 mm lens is not sufficient. I have few queries: (1) Which lens is recommended for wildlife photography? I checked ...
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Why is view on camera different from actual output viewed on phone?

I have a Nikon D5600. When I use telephoto lens (70-300 mm) for bird photography, on full zoom the bird does appear clear and near, but when the actual photo is produced, the bird appears far. When ...
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Nikon P900 star trails mode just produces a movie not trails

I have a Nikon P900. Selecting the Star Trails mode from the Scene menu allows the camera to take what I assume would be a photo with the star trails in the night sky. However, all it takes is a 10 ...
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Why is interval timer shooting unavailable in every mode on my Nikon Z6?

This is driving me a bit crazy. I'm using a Nikon Z6 with the 24-70 F4. I cannot access the interval timer shooting menu (nor the time-lapse movie or focus shift shooting); the camera insists "This ...
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Why photos are not vibrant by default in Nikon?

Recently I attended a photography workshop where beginners like me participated. Few participants had Canon 1500D and Canon 80D. I have Nikon D5600. We clicked butterfly photos. I noticed, Nikon ...
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Nikon FE not working

I have a Nikon FE (30+ years old) It was functioning fine last time it was used about 15years ago. When I got it out to use this time I put a new battery in it but the light meter was only working ...
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Focusing issues on live view - Nikon D750 w/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

On a heavily used Nikon D750 w/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED: When using live vision, ussualy while holding the camera up over my head, autofocus focuses nowhere. This happens right after having ...
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Focussing area is different in live view than when viewed in viewfinder

When I use the AF-S mode or any other mode through the view finder, I can see an area in which the focus point can be moved. It is relatively small. What if I want to focus out of that area or focus ...
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Memory card for nikon d3500 [duplicate]

Is the sandisk extreme pro 95mb/s 32GB a good memory card for Nikon D3500(Full HD at 60fps and 24.2 MP)? Is it an overkill?Should i buy a cheaper one?
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Can I fix Nikon D500 AF button with hot glue?

The AF-on button of my Nikon D500 camera popped off the camera yesterday. It still works if I hold it with a finger and click, but I can't really shoot while holding it all the time. Can I safely ...
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Nikon D3400 with YN622N II wireless flash transceiver and YN568EX speedlight. Why won’t my camera take a picture?

I am using two of the transceivers and two of the speedlights. Everything will sync together, my camera will communicate with the speedlights. Like if I change from f1.8 to f4 it will also change on ...
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Is this long-exposure artifact a sensor defect or light leak?

I am shooting on the Nikon D800. I suspect it has a sensor defect because there is a very uniform artifact, in my images. It looks unlike a light leak as it's always in the same position and has the ...
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My Camera responds slowly to my external Flash. How can I synchronize my Flash light response with my Canon 4000D?

I bought a speedlight for my 4000D Canon camera. A "Digitalmart" Canon flash to be precised. Fortunately, they work hand in hand, both devices interact with each other. The camera reads that a flash ...
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Nikon D5100 struggling to autofocus on screen, but fine through viewfinder? [duplicate]

hope you can help me and my frustrating issue I have a D5100 with a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 dc os lens which will AF no problem at all when I'm looking through the viewfinder but when I change to ...
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Need help choosing between two DSLR/lens setups

Currently, I use my smart phone's camera to photograph cars, trucks, and auto racing. I shoot outdoors, mostly in daylight, but often in gloomy overcast weather. Occasionally, I may shoot at dusk. I'...
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How to decide which MM lens to use? [duplicate]

I recently purchased Nikon D5600 with dual lens. It has come with: AF-P: 18-55 mm, and AF-P: 70-300 mm lens I was just going through Nikon School videos and it was showing one 18-105 mm lens. I ...
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Can Nikon SLR lenses be used on Fujifilm X series cameras? [duplicate]

I want to buy a FujiFilm X-series camera, and wonder if I will be able to use my Nikon (Nikkor) lens with it.
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Inconsistent exposures using my Neewer Vision 5 strobe with Nikon d7100

I was doing a photoshoot of children and was getting great shots using my nikon d7100 with a Neewer vision 5 ttl strobe flash. Then all the sudden I could not get proper exposure! Every once in a ...
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Nikon FM2 lever cannot advance

I have a Nikon FM2 with film inside. However the I cannot cock the advance lever. It stucks at frame 28. Is it the problem on camera, or how I load the film in the beginning or problem with the film ...
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nikon d7100 shutter activation but no picture

Recently I tried to take a photo with my Nikon D7100. The shutter activated but no picture was stored. I tried again and got the same result. I then switched the camera off and then back on and it ...
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Nikon P1000 wireless upload to PC

How can I transfer photos wirelessly from the P1000 to my PC? Thank you,
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Would a Nikon FG 20 film SLR camera take pictures without batteries?

I have a Nikon FG 20, which I brought on a trip to take pictures. I used Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 film, and I've already used all 36 shots. Recently, I found out that my camera has a battery compartment....
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Long exposures create red noisy glow.. but only with one of my lenses. Why?

I recently started having a problem with long exposure (30 sec +) photos having a pattern of red noise. The problem started in the middle of a camping trip - long exposure pictures looked fine one ...
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Why is my D7000 showing duplicate images in playback?

I have my D7000 set to use its second SD Card slot to back up and I am shooting in raw (NEF). Every image is shown twice in playback mode, and when the images are imported to Photos (MacOS). This ...
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How to decide which lens to buy ND filter for? [duplicate]

I am an amateur photographer, I have Nikon D7500 and three lenses, which are: 1) 10-20mm wide-angle lens (f4.5-5.6) - filter attachment size: 72mm 2) 35mm f1.8 - filter attachment size: 52mm 3) 18-...
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Auto-focus in Nikon D3100 doesn't work and i can't take pictures

When on autofocus my camera will not focus. The lens will do the twisting movement, go in and out of focus and then stay out of focus. Then it won't even take a photo. In addition, when on manual ...
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AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8 stopped being recognized by D3500 [duplicate]

My lovely bride, of 40 years, bought me a new Nikon D3500 bundle. Loves me. I own a Nikkor AF d 50mm 1.8. Think it is about 13 years old. I have used it about 200 shots with the D3500 and worked great....
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Is a Yongnuo YN-560 II flash suitable for use with a Nikon D3500?

Anyone know if the Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash is suitable for use with a Nikon D3500 been offered on at a good price
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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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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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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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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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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 ...