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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 do I tell which kit lens option is more all-purpose? [duplicate]

I have been shooting photos for a long time with a smartphone, and now I want to "gear up" to improve my skills. I mostly shoot landscapes but I'd also like to learn to do some portraits. ...
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Nikon d810 preset White balance turning yellowish outdoor

When taking outdoor pictures with my nikon d810 and using preset manual white balance, the results are not okay, and it turns out yellowish even though I do everything correctly. It works fine with ...
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Question about Nikon D200 Question regarding +/- symbol. How do I get this to stop?

I just acquired a Nikon D200 for backup and I can’t get the +/- to stop flashing in the display and through the eye piece. Any ideas on how to remedy this?
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Nikon D200 Auto Bracketing guidance

Is there a good Nikon resource for explaining how to use after setting up the bracketing? Do I set the shooting to single or continuous? If it's on continuous would it stop after the bracketing is ...
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Should I upgrade my lens or am I just looking at photos on a pixel level?

I'm new to photography. I've had Nikon D3300 paired with Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens for half a year (shot ~2k photos) now and it's been my first ever contact with a DSLR. The reason why I want to ...
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Can my Nikon D750 fire a flash while I'm connected to it over wifi?

I'm trying to take photos from my iPad using the wifi connection on my D750, but I can't get the setup to trigger my flash when I take photos that way. Is this a thing that can be done?
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Use Nikon D5600 as webcam

I'm trying to use my Nikon D5600 as a PC webcam, but when I connect the camera to the PC (Windows 10) with a Micro USB cable (to be clear, the same I usually use to transfer photos from the camera to ...
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Why the color is different in two pictures in similar conditions and setting?

I have two pictures taken today with my Nikon ZFC MILC + Nikkor Z 50mm 1.8S lens. The photos were shot in the morning at around 7:30, it was cloudy and raining slightly (you can see the water drops on ...
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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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How to disable "buffer size remaining" [r#] number on the Nikon D5600?

The Nikon D5600 r# number is not interesting to me. Is there a way to disable it?
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Nikon D3 backbutton focus when shutter is half pressed

I use the AF-ON button on the back of my D3 for focusing exclusively and I half press the shutter for AE locking. I newer realized that the AF-ON button is deactivated when the shutter is half pressed ...
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How to disassemble this part of the lens?

This is a Nikkor 1.8 50mm Which seems to have fungus inside the glass. How do you disassemble this part to clean from the inside?
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How do I troubleshoot my Nikon SB-400 accessory flash?

I have a Nikon D780 and a Speedlight SB-400 which I use only very occasionally. It used to work great, but today it essentially stopped working. What's strange is that everything appears normal: the &...
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Nikon always says subject too dark when taking night pics

I have a Nikon D3300 and am trying to take night sky pics. I watched a YouTube video of a guy using the exact camera and doing it. I set mine to manual and all the exact settings and have it on a ...
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Can I replace the LCD of my Nikon D3000 with the screen of a D3300?

I have an old D3000 lying around and when I turned it on it’s got dimmed corners around it. I was looking for options and I was wondering if a D3300 LCD would work with the D3000. Thanks.
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What is the reason for the rapid flashing of the green lamp on the Nikon COOLPIX S2900 camera when charging?

I have a Nikon COOLPIX S2900. Since yesterday when I try to charge it, the green light on the camera is blinking fast whereas before, it was blinking slowly when charging. This rapid flashing ...
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Does the Interval Timer on the Z6 (or Z7) automatically disable after each sequence/series of shots?

I have the Canon RP and am disappointed to find that the Interval Timer disables itself after each sequence and must be re-enabled for every new sequence. So, every press of the shutter requires ...
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Why does my Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm's focus ring stop at 0.9m?

I have a Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm and I have a problem with the focus ring. It goes fine from infinity to about 0.9m, then it just stops there and I can't go down to 0.5m no matter how much I turn ...
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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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Visible discrete gradient transitions of glow on photos with long exposure

On my new Nikon D7100, when I set a longer exposure, instead of smooth transition, I can see the transition steps. It can bee seen on attached photo (the rough gradient in the sky) Is it a problem of ...
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Why doesn't manual focus work with my Nikon D7200 and AF-S 300mm f/4 ED?

I have finally gotten myself a D7200 (2.017 & 1.04 firmware) and a 300mm f4/D AF-S (non VR version). My lens's serial number is 33xxxx. AF works, but manual focus does not work. I have tried ...
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Serial TTL communication with Nikon SLRs

I have a Nikon F6 and I'm looking to communicate with it similarly to how products like Meta35 used to. I'm very experienced with electronics and don't foresee an issue getting serial TTL ...
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Light leak or am I the problem? [closed]

I am very new to film, so I understand that this may be some silly questions for you all, but your kindness and help is appreciated! I was recently gifted a Nikon FG20, which I took for some practice ...
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Nikon Lens dropping focus

I use my camera for sports photography and midway through an event on Sunday my Nikon Nikkor AF-P 70-300mm VR ED lens stopped focusing correctly. It have not dropped or hit it the lens just stopped ...
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Why can't I control my Godox V860 II-N in TTL with my pop up flash (Nikon CLS system)?

I am using a Nikon D800 to trigger the Godox V860 II N with the pop up flash.  The flash is triggered and fires without problems, but using the same settings I get completely different exposures if I ...
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What does the "Full" error on a Nikon Z50 screen mean?

Has anyone experienced the Nikon Z50 error where the screen keeps blinking with the word FULL? I can't adjust my aperture and shutter speed, only ISO. And when I look at the view, it's just black. It ...
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How do I combine mirror lockup and bracketing on my Nikon D7500?

This question asked about multiple exposures with the mirror up on a D7000. I have a slightly different question. Is it possible to combine mirror lockup with bracketing on a D7500? I haven't seen ...
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Is this Normal?, Nikon 24mm pc-e shift knob wobble

I hope somebody can help me. I have just bought a Nikon 24mm pc-e lens that was delivered to me. It was packaged badly leaving two sides of the lens with just a single piece of cardboard for ...
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Nikon D5300 mounting issues with 35mm

I just bought a (used) Nikon AF-S DX 35mm F1.8 G for my D5300 and I can't make it to work properly. My 18-55mm works fine and I've never had any issue attaching it to the camera, but when I got this ...
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Vignetting on my Nikon D780 with AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR Lens

I've recently got a new camera, the Nikon D780 with kit lens (AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR), the lens works great except for the vignetting I often get with. I have tried using it with and without the ...
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What causes the "Press Shutter Release Button Again" error on a Nikon DSLR?

I have a Nikon D40x that has been working fine for over 5 years now. It just recently quit on me with the error message "Press Shutter Release Button Again". I have cleaned and lubricated ...
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What does the "[r #]" value in Nikon viewfinders and displays mean?

I've been struggling to find any reference to this in the manual for the D5500. Presumably once I know what it's even called it will be easier to research. On the right in the viewfinder, and also in ...
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How to set a very fast shutter speed on DSLR video?

I am taking a 60fps 720p video, trying to get sharp frames of a motor rotating. Setting the shutter speed to 1/4000 and taking a picture (while the motor is rotating) results in the desired sharp ...
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Is 35mm 1.8 lens suitable for Product, interior photography?

I'm still a beginner, is 35mm lens is suitable for product photography, mostly e-commerce products and hotel room pictures.
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Differences between UC-E6 and UC-E17 USB cables

Nikon states that I should use either a UC-E17 or a UC-E6 USB cable with my D5200, and I'm not sure which to choose. Some sellers claim that the UC-E6 replaces the UC-E17, others that their cable is ...
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Rokinon 135 mm lens behaving strangely with Nikon D5000

I recently brought a Rokinon 135 mm f/2 lens for my Nikon D5000 from Amazon. This lens is designed for Nikon cameras and the way it's supposed to work is when you mount it, you have to set the ...
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Problem with Windows 11' s "Photos" application [duplicate]

As I said I have a problem with the Photos application. My DSLR is Nikon D70. Every time I view my images imported from it they have like a purplish ambient color, it only happens in the Photos app. I ...
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Help with Vivitar Universal 500MM Preset Lens and a Nikon d5300

Hi I have a Vivitar Universal 500MM Preset Lens with a Nikon d5300 body. I bought the adaptor after reading that the lens will be compatible with my camera if i use manual mode. However, when i try it ...
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Can Nikon AF-S or AF-P lenses with broken AF motors be autofocused with bodies that have a built-in motor?

Background: I have a Nikkor 70–300 AF-S G lens. Somehow, the VR and AF systems stopped working. It was working perfectly fine, then for 2–3 months it stayed inside the bag, in a wardrobe, without even ...
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Why doesn't my autofocus work in the optical viewfinder, but works in live view?

I have a Nikon D7200. The autofocus does not work when using the optical viewfinder. When I use live view, the autofocus works fine. But when I use the optical viewfinder, the autofocus won't stop in ...
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Why are the newly taken photos on my Nikon D5600 replacing older photos?

I bought a D5600 in 2017 and recently the newly taken photos keep replacing the older photos. This issue led to the loss of a third of the photos taken… I tried to find these lost photos in the memory ...
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Eliminating calendar view on Nikon D780

After each exposure the calendar view shows up on the screen. Playback display options does nothing to remedy this. I would like to see the image I just took without having to take an additional step ...
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Reverse-engineering Nikon B700 NRW + RAW12

Has anyone (besides Adobe) correctly reverse-engineered Nikon NRW RAW12 CFA data? My mission is to provide 'natural', unprocessed RAW12 mosaic (CFA) source to test an image processing system. The ISP ...
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Will a Nikon AF-S TC-17E II teleconverter work with a 70–300 AF lens on my D3400?

Will a Nikon AF-S TC-17E II Teleconverter adapter work on my D3400 with 70-300 AF lens?
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Film accidentally rewind

My film roll has rewound. I have taken about 28 out of 36 films before i put the camera down for awhile. When i picked it up to use again, my film count has rewound back to 0 and noticed that i have ...
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Why is my Nikon D5100's pop-up flash only lighting parts (top/bottom) of the frame?

I'm using a Nikon D5100 with a shutter count pf only around 7k. Now when I use it with the pop-up flash, only the thin top part or thin bottom part is flashed, the rest would be black or dark. I tried ...
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Why is my Nikon D5500 unable to lock focus while using Live View but works fine when using the ViewFinder?

It just keeps trying to find focus. If I press the half-click focus button I hear the motor moving and the numbers on my lens go from smallest to infinity and stop. If I press the half-click focus ...
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Nikon Camera Control Pro "No camera was detected"

I'm posting this as question & answer because Google was no help at all for what turned out to be such a simple 'fix'. Connecting the camera to the computer showed it as being seen by the OS, but ...
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DSLR mirror stuck at top, sound like rolling gears

I have Nikon D300, and now its mirror stuck at top, showing 'Err' at top display. It happens when I press shutter button, it sounds like rolling gear. I still can press the shutter but looks like the ...
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My DSLR takes photographs with black strip on top

My DSLR is having an issue. What's the cause of this black thing on taking pictures? What solution probably can I do? Please help. Thanks.

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