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The Nikon D3100 is a 14.2 megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on August 19, 2010. It replaced the D3000 as Nikon's entry level DSLR, and itself was replaced by the D3200 in 2012.

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how do i fix the “error press shutter release button again” [duplicate]

every time I try to open the LCD of my nikon d3100 to take videos it says "error press shutter release button again" I figured something is stuck but I don't know how to fix it
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Why does my Nikon D3100 no longer auto-focus via the viewfinder?

My Nikon D3100 out of the blue cannot focus correctly. It seem the that the focus motor always stops at the end of the run (Infinity) and cannot lock on the target, thus cannot release the shutter. I ...
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I can't change shutter speed

I recently got a Nikon D3100. But I have a problem now: I can't change shutter speed or aperture in any mode. I am stuck at 1/4 and when I try to wheel it shows me 1/3 for a second and then switches ...
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Nikkor f/1.8G 35mm or 50mm?

I'm new to photography. I got a Nikon D3100 with the 18-55 kit lens. I was looking to buy a f/1.8 prime lens, and I found two options: AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G How ...
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Why does my Nikon D3100 not fire the shutter in autofocus mode?

So I just got this Nikon D3100 Camera. And I am trying to take a picture using autofocus with the kit lens(18-55mm). The system is in Auto mode, AF-A, single frame and the lens A-M switch is on "A"...
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Nikon D3100 corrupt files?

I am new to using the D3100, and was out with my family at the weekend taking pictures. When I got home I noticed that a few images had not been saved correctly. Does anyone know any reason why this ...
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Nikon D3100 converted to Infrared only takes red pictures

Mr father bought a Nikon D3100 that had been converted to take Infrared pictures, however the pictures just look like they have been taken with a normal camera and had the blues and greens filtered ...
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My D3100 takes longer exposure shots instead of using the flash

Both the camera and the Flash are in AUTO, so in low light it should make the flash pop up, but it does not. Instead it just seems to take a shot with longer exposure, making the photo appear with ...
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Dull images on Nikon D3100

When I take pictures on my Nikon 3100 they keep coming out dull. They often look better on the screen as to when I look on the the desktop. I’ve been playing with settings and not had much luck. I ...
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How can I run a DSLR from AC power?

My wife has a Nikon D3100 that I've been using to film, but the battery typically won't last through long shoots. I've gathered from searching around that I can't charge the camera with USB, but I ...
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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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Is it possible to turn off continuous autofocus on Nikon D3100?

Can the continuous autofocus (on video) be turned off on my Nikon D3100 so that it operates similar to the Canon 500D? This is mainly to remove the noise from the autofocus which I read in earlier ...
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Are there solutions to limitations on using back-button AF on Nikon D3100?

I have started to use my D3100 with my AE/AF-L button set to AF. So in other words I use this button instead of the half press shutter button to AF. I'm new to this technique and came across it here ...
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“Lens not attached” error with Sigma lens on Nikon D3100 [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D3100 and my Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF HSM lens will no longer attach to my camera, it just keeps saying “lens not attached”. I've been using this lens since the beginning of the ...
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Telephoto auto focus on D3100 not working

I can seem to get the 200mm telephoto to manual focus on anything...and it doesnt work with auto focus either. Is someone able to offer help or suggestions as to whats happening. Thanks...Marnie
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autofocus problem with my Nikon D3200 [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D3200 camera and whilst it autofocuses using my Af-S Nikkor 18-70 mm attachment lens, the autofocus does not work when I attach my AF-Nikkor 70-330 mm lens and my AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm ...
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Using flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority gives me a white image - why?

When using the built in flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority selected, I am getting a completely overexposed (white) image. Now my understanding of AP and SP modes is that the camera ...
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My pictures will not transfer from my Nikon D3200 to my Macbook. It has done it in the past but does not do it now. Do I need a software up date?

I can not get pictures to transfer from my Nikon D3200 to my Mac Book. It has been done in the past but will not work now. Do I need a software up-date?
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Stuck shutter does not go fully down - Nikon D3100 [duplicate]

the shutter does not go fully down. The photos have a horizontal line on the top. Could you please advise?
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Would a Vivitar 2800 flash work on a Nikon D3100?

Recently I've got this flash, and after researching about it and Nikon's hotshoe voltage, one doubt has appeared. In the manual of several cameras, it's written that the maximum voltage of the hotshoe ...
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Nikon D3100 taking black images. Stuck shutter?

I have had my Nikon D3100 DSLR for about three years, and it has worked like a champ until today, when it started taking nothing but black pictures in any mode. The LCD screen still works (I can see ...
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Why do images taken with a Nikon D3100 get cut off?

I just received my Nikon D3100 and for the first few photos it worked beautifully, but now when I take photos it only shows approximately the top 3mm. I put on both lenses and removed the caps but ...
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Autofocus not working on AF-S 35mm 1.8 DX with Nikon D3100

I haven't been using my camera very much over the past few months. The few times I've pulled it out, I noticed that the autofocus doesn't work when I put on my 35mm prime. I tested my 55-200mm and 18-...
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Why does my Nikon D3100 display 'File contains no image'?

My camera has been working fine. I keep it in it's protective carrying case - nothing damaging has ever happened to this camera. I took it out a few days ago and the display showed that my file ...
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Appropriate settings for a passport photo using a Nikon D3100?

I recently received a Nikon D3100 as a gift. My main interest is capturing images of parts of my body for dental imagery, personal 'snaphots' (yes I know a bit unusual with an actual camera), human ...
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How to fix lens “stuck” on Nikon D3100?

My younger sister has a Nikon d3100. Now she asks me if I can help her fix it. She uses the lens that came with the d3100 kit, and for some reason it's completely stuck. She claims that it's been that ...
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Focusing issues with my Nikon D3100 with some lenses

My Nikon D3100 won't focus after a certain point, and there is a kind of low screechy noise when it tries to focus. Don't understand why it happens with my 55–200 and it doesn't happen with my 18–55 ...
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D3100 and external speedlite (SB-700) + compatibility

I'm a nikon D3100 user, I have a 50 mm 1.4 nikkor lens. I've been thinking of buying an external flash speedlite for nikon as I'm planning to upgrade my nikon body at later stages. I've been ...
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Lock focus and lightning with Nikon D3100

I am trying to shoot a video with perfectly white background with a similar setup as described here: http://www.gowallaby.com/how-to-get-a-white-background-in-video/ However, Im using Nikon D3100 ...
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Nikon D3100 unusable after update

I have a problem with my Nikon D3100 after an update. Updating went apparently fine but now it won't restart. Nothing happens when I press the "on" button. What can I do? [Original question was in ...
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My Nikon D3100 isn't recognized by Windows 7

I can transfer photos fine on my mac, but when I connect it on Windows 7 it appears as an unrecognized device under Windows' device manager (with the little exclamation mark). Googling didn't return ...
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Having trouble figuring out what lens will fit my Nikon D3100

I've found a Nikkor 35-80mm f/4-5.6 D Macro lens for a good price, but will it fit on my Nikon D3100?
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Nikon D3100 Won't Take Photo — says light is too low

I've had my Nikon D3100 camera for about 3 years. I recently accidentally reset my shooting options. Since I've done that, I'm having a hard time getting the camera to focus and take photos in lower ...
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What can I do if autofocus does not work but manual focus does?

Recently, the autofocus on my Nikon D3100 stopped working. The ring of the lens wouldn't even turn when I tried to focus. However, when switched to manual focus, the camera works fine. When I used a ...
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Unable to change shutter speed, ISO, or aperture on Nikon D3100 in any mode

I recently bought a Nikon D3100. But I have a problem now: I can't change shutter speed, ISO, or aperture in any mode. I am stuck at 1/100 and when I try to wheel it shows me 1/80 for a second and ...
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What external flash for a Nikon D3100?

I've been considering buying a Yongnuo external flash for a Nikon D3100, but I'm a bit confused. Which of them will work with my camera, the Yn565-ex or the Yn568ex Speedlite? I'd want the best one ...
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How to fix issues with the flash on Nikon D3100?

When I am in M, A, S, or P modes, my flash goes off without needing to. The built in flash is down, also the button won't pop the flash up. The firmware is updated. Does anyone think this is a ...
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what is the problem with this photo and how can i fix it? [closed]

We had a wrong camera setting on alot of pics. Is there any software to clean this up and make it clearer?
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Why is there no way to set the aperture with an Albinar 500/8 lens on my D3100?

New to this site and glad it is here! I just bought an Albinar 500mm F/8 lens with 2x lens. It came with the T-adapter and I put it on my Nikon D3100 camera. I tried to shoot in Manual mode and was ...
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Why won't my D3100 take flash pictures even when focused?

Recently my camera has randomly stopped letting me take photos on settings that have a flash or have a flash option. It will let the camera focus and it will make a click sound like it is ready to ...
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How do I prevent a Nikon D3100 from resetting the file image numbering each time?

I have a Nikon D3100. When I unload the pictures from the camera to the computer, the numbering of the file names goes back to zero. Sometimes, when they are still about the same event, I would ...
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Why did I get noise from a high ISO setting when using a Nikon SB700 flash?

Yesterday I took several photos using my Nikon D3100 with my brand new SB700 flash. I was shooting with my lowest iso of 100. The flash was set to TTL. I noticed that when I started editing the ...
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Will the Nikon D3100 autofocus with the 50mm f/1.8D lens?

I have the Nikon D3100 and was wondering if the autofocus on the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens would work with it. I've read that the AF is not compatible with the D5000, and that the AF is rather slow in ...
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Blurry Pictures with Nikon D3100 18-55mm lens

I take pictures of horses. A lot of times, the pictures turn out blurry (especially the legs of the horses.) I am trying to figure out what is going wrong, but I can't quite put my finger on it. If ...
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Why isn't Windows 8 detecting my Nikon D3100?

I have a Windows 8 PC and my Nikon D3100 isn't showing up on it. It says USB device not recognized. I have updated the USB drivers, but no joy. Sadly, i don't have the disc that came with it.
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Nikon D3100 off-camera TTL wireless flash: which Yongnuo flash / controller?

I have a Nikon D3100 camera, and I'd like a flash setup that I can use off-camera, that takes advantage of the camera's iTTL feature and that doesn't depend on its popup flash. I'm considering using a ...
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Windows 10 doesn't recognize Nikon D3100 on usb connect [duplicate]

It seems that my Windows 10 doesn't recognize my Nikon D3100 camera when i plug it in on usb and turn it on. It does show something like the device is turned on (you know the sound when usb device ...
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Crop Factor: Can a full-frame Nikon Camera be set to use a DX lens, with no crop-factor?

Having read this question, I understand that a full-frame Nikon FX camera will apply a crop to the camera sensor's field of view when using DX lenses (?) - Does a Nikon DX lens on a FX camera get ...
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How to clean the focusing screen?

Yesterday I was photographing an event and had to change a lot between lenses (50mm and 18-55mm). Surprise, surprise, today when I looked on the viewfinder I saw a little piece of fabric and a little ...
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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I own a Nikon D3100 and I need a way to see the live view of my camera on my laptop screen. There must definitely be a way (I am not just aware of it). I have searched all around the web sites... I ...