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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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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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Is Nikkor AF-P 18-55mm better than AF-S 18.140mm for video and sharpness?

I've had for a long time old 18-55mm AP-S lens and it's been crap of the lens honestly. It came with the kit with camera and very quickly I bought few other lenses. The lens that I got used so much ...
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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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Infamous issue with Nikon FG -> Blinking 125 / 60 light meter

I just picked up a Nikon FG until I realized it had an issue with the light meter. I know that I have to crank a few photos until the frame counter reaches one for the light meter to start, this is ...
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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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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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