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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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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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Is a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens compatible with a Nikon D3100?

Can I use autofocus in Nikon D3100 body with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens? If possible then how? I have recently bought one but can't use autofocus. The camera is showing me lens is not attached....
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What are these focal lengths for Sigma Nikon Optimization Pro for 14-70mm F2.8 OS HSM A017?

I've been calibrating my Sigma lenses using the Sigma Optimization Pro application and the doc hub, for instance, the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A017 Nikon version. In order to do so, I take photos at ...
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How can I provide continuous power to Nikon D5100?

I would like to shoot continuously with my Nikon D5100. I just got into the hobby and all I have are batteries. Does Nikon have a product where I can plug my camera into a wall socket, so I can ...
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How come my DSLR takes worse low-light photos than my phone, both in RAW w/ comparable settings?

I'm shooting in RAW, manual, on both my DLSR (Nikon D90) and my smartphone (iPhone Xs, Moment Pro camera app) and I've noticed significantly poorer low-light performance on my DSLR, with additional ...
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Why is my aperture mode taking forever to take a photo of the moon?

I tried to take a photo of the moon, I was in Aperture mode but it was like a self timer was on. It took ages, it took that long, I had to turn off the actual camera and of course, it took as soon as ...
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Nikon Ai 300/4.5 - remove lens hood

I am not quite sure what has happened here, but ...: After having been out in the rain and using my Nikon Ai 300mm f4.5 lens, I just tucked it away in my camera bag and forgot it there. It was ...
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Nikon D7100 not Auto-Focusing

I've had a Nikon D7100 for about 6 years and have always used the Nikon 18-55mm AF-S lens that came with it. I've never had any problems with the camera. I've also never taken off this lens for the 6 ...
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how to find best FX camera to avoid diffraction at small apertures

Long time Nikon user. Looking to capture highest resolution images at smallest apertures possible in order to obtain most depth of field. Have read various scientific writing about diffraction and ...
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Blurry football pictures under stadium lights with my Nikon D5500, lens 70 mm-200mm

I bought this new lens about 6 months ago and have been trying different settings to make my action shots not blurry—sometimes they are and sometimes they are not. I'm finally using manual mode, ...
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Does Long Exposure set to ON resulting in blurred objects?

Camera: Nikon D5600 Lens: 70-300 mm I am using this lens for bird photography. From the last few months, I noticed even when the bird is not moving and I try to focus using the Manual Mode with Single ...
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Low light photography issues with Nikon D5600

When shooting in the night,to capture building lighting, I tried: (1) Shutter Speed: 40-80 (2) F-Stop: 5.6 - 6.3 (18-35 mm kit lens) (3) ISO: 500 (4) Exposure Compensation: +1.0 - +2.0 (5) Manual Mode ...
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How can I identify this Nikon film camera I came across in dads estate?

I'm cleaning out my dads house and came across this analog Nikon camera in an old case. The case looks worn but the camera and attachments look OK. I have no idea if this is an all-in-one camera or if ...
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Using a Tamron 70-300mm for Nikon on my Canon EOS 200D [duplicate]

Maybe a dumb question for Pros like you but I really have no idea: I got a Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 A005 FOR NIKON - but I have a Canon 200D (it was gift, because the person doesn't need it anymore). Is ...
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Why are my D5300 photographs blown out?

Brief history: About 15 years ago, I got a Nikon D40, and I took it everywhere I went for a few years. Eventually I wanted to get into video, so I "graduated" to a D5300. Soon after that, I ...
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How do I remove an AF confirm chip?

I have a thin adapter from M42 to Nikon F made by Pixco (as sold on Ebay, random example). The Nikon-compatible AF confirm chip glued to the adapter does not work anymore due to a broken pin. As a ...
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Nikon D3100 error state - says Flash required and will not focus

Had this camera around 7 years and recently it just won't focus, with the question mark flashing and when I press to see the error it says "Subject is too dark, cannot adjust exposure, use the ...
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Bought "Mint" lens from Japan, but then I see this

I just received a supposedly "mint" Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIS lens from Japan. It sure does look unused, but when inspecting the rear element I found this stuff: The smaller spot near the top ...
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Is it possible to focus on a fixed distance for self portrait using Point and Shoot camera for a decent photo?

I have Nikon B500 point and shoot camera. I have tripod too. It's pretty nice camera if you have to take photos of others. But I want to take self portraits. There's no other person available to take ...
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The thing that holds the mirror was partially broken, can it still be fixed? [closed]

The thing that holds the mirror has been broken and now I’m taking shots of pure white, what can you suggest? Please, can it still be fixed?
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Why does my camera have a delay before shooting?

I have a Nikon D7200 with a AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm lens. For some reason, when I take a photo, it opens the shutter for a second then closes it; the photo produced is when the shutter closes. I'm ...
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Is it still possible to do great use of a Nikon P500 CoolPix?

I have always been insterested in photography but for personal reasons I was never able to pursue this passion. I bought a Nikon P500 some years ago and I never made great use of it. To be honest, I ...
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Why can I recover more highlight detail from a predecessor model?

I took the same image with a Nikon D800 and a D850. The D850 is the successor of the successor (the D810) of the D800. Here are both images in Lightroom (they have different white balances): As you ...
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Some photos are darker than other consecutive photos

I have a 6 years old Nikon D750 and Sigma 105mm 2.8 lens. Recently when I take several photos of an object with exactly the same settings the first photo (and sometimes one or two more) is darker that ...
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Nikon D4 possible water damage [duplicate]

I took my D4 out for a walk yesterday. Out of nowhere it started to rain heavily. Of course I did not have any cover or whatsoever with me. I walked about 20 minutes with it through the rain back to ...
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How can I update my Nikon B700 firmware?

I have just bought a second hand Nikon b700 and it has never had a firmware update. I have tried several times and could not get the camera to see the firmware update file on the memory card. Having ...
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Why can't my Nikon D7500 control a Nikon SB-900 attached to the hot shoe via the 'Flash Control mode (external)' menu?

I have Nikon D7500. Unfortunately, my flash SB 900 is not fully compatible with this camera. When the flash is attached to the camera the function "Flash Control mode (external)" will not ...
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Why are most smartphone cameras poor at capturing photos during the nighttime compared to DSLR cameras?

Phone cameras have come a long way since the 2000s in terms of megapixels however one glaringly obvious way in which they fail is their ability to capture photos in low-light conditions. I have a ...
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Help me find a lens with peculiar bokeh

I want to take portrait pictures with an artistic look of flowers. Therefore Im looking for an vintage lens with peculiar bokeh. I have seen some images taken with older lenses with very ...
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Do Program and Shutter priority modes work on a Nikon N90s with a Series E lens?

I have a Nikon N90s camera body. Will a Series E 1.8 Nikon lens work on this body in the P and S modes? If so are there any restrictions and if so in what mode?
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Half press on Nikon D90 triggers shooting

I'm starting to learn photography and, in one of the videos I watched, the guy said that its good to first half press the shooting button (on auto focus settings and P mode) and then full press to get ...
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I have Nikon P500 but not able to find original Battery in Market. Is there any other way (external power/other battery) to P500?

I have Nikon P500 but not able to find original Battery in Market. Is there any other way (external power/other battery) to P500?
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Is this just chromatic aberration? Or is something else happening in these photos?

I took these photos with an old Nikon D60, using a 55-200mm f4-5.6 Nikkor lens, with no filters. ISO was set to 200 and aperture was set as open as possible - which suggests to me this might just be ...
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D7200 no longer autofocusing

AF on the body of the camera M/A on the lens Back dial is not locked I've tried clicking and holding the AE-L/AF-L button Tried two different lenses Battery is full In the viewfinder, I see two arrows ...
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Nikon lens zoom stuck

i have problem with my Nikon D90 18-105mm lens. When the lens is installed in camera when zooming out it goes up to 24 mm and can’t go to 18mm. When i remove the lens from camera it works perfectly ...
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How can I transfer photos over SnapBridge that are taken after the 9999th photo?

I have a Nikon Coolpix B500 camera. I have reached 9999 photos in my camera gallery, however I can take more photos without a problem. When I look the photos taken after the 9999th photo, they're in ...
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Is a 35mm or 50mm lens better for landscape photography and portrait photography?

I have a Nikon d750 full frame and am wanting a new lens for low light landscape photography and low light portrait photography. I am considering either a 35mm or 50mm F1.8. Which would be a better ...
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RAW Photo of the Moon - How to take pictures of objects in front of a (bright) moon?

I have an object in front of the moon and I wanted to take a RAW (NRW) photo including the moon and the object in front, thinking that I can fix the illumination/overexposure later in Lightroom. But I ...
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How do I stop my Nikon 3500 menu from switching off?

My Nikon D3500 menu (the one showing ISO, F-Stop, shutter speed) switches off after about 7 seconds. How do I stop it?
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Is Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art compatibile with Nikon Z50?

Can I use Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (Nikon mount) with Nikon Z50? Currently I am using it with D5600 but I am interested in switching to mirrorless and wonder if my lens is going to work properly ...
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Times when I don't want auto color correction or auto white point setting

There are times when I have taken pictures in a forest on a sunny day, and the light filtering through the leaves provides a nice green cast that I want to preserve. However, my Nikon Coolpix S9900 ...
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Nikon D5600: AF area mode (no of focus points ) doesn’t work in any of manual mode (aperture, shutter, manual) for any focus Mode?

AF-area mode (no of focus points 9, 21, 39 ) doesn’t seem to appear in viewfinder in manual modes (aperture priority, shutter priority, manual) for any focus mode (AF-A, AF-C), only it focus/shows a ...
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Can I add third party lens profiles to Nikon cameras or software?

I'm starting to shoot directly in JPG to save time, since I don't need RAW processing most of the time. However, my D7100 and my Z50 have no built-in lens correction profiles for my Sigma 18-50 and 50-...
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D5300 Autofocus

I broke my 18-55 kit lens months ago. And i currently have no lens in my hand. But i usually hover over my camera setting for no reason. Tonight i charged my battery and then playing with the settings ...
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SnapBridge won’t upload files

I can’t get certain files to upload to SnapBridge from my P1000. I have made sure the firmware is up to date, but files I can see on my camera are not available to select for upload. What am I doing ...
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Identifying full frame lens [closed]

I have a D7100 with three lens, a Nikon SWM VR ED IF 077, a Nikon SWM 058 and a Sigma DC 072. I am considering moving to a full frame Nikon and trying to identity if all or any of my lens are ...
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Sigma 70-300mm macro or nikon 55-200mm vr ii

I currently have a Nikon d3200 and am trying to decide between these two lenses. I understand the sigma can only manual focus on my camera. Im mostly looking to shoot wildlife , landscape or other far ...
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Macro flash ring for Nikon - but on li-ion batteries?

Im going through the internet to find a cheap macro ring for my Nikon D5100, but I really dislike the power input "4x AA battery". I dislike those batteries, since (yes, they can be bought ...
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Nikon D800 color cast

I take pictures with my Nikon D3 for almost a decade now. I recently got a used D800 and I dont like how the colors turn out on some images. They seem to have a slight color cast. Look at the ...

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