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Questions tagged [nikon]

Nikon is a prominent manufacturer of cameras and lenses, including DSLRs and CoolPix compact cameras.

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How do I get the high contrast sharpness seen in this B&W portrait?

I would like some help on achieving this image on my D7000: the only lenses I have with me are: 50mm f/1.2, 80-200 AF f/2.8 and the 18-105 kit lens I tried B&W with the built-in B&W ...
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Why are ISO settings not available/grayed out on Nikon 5100 in auto mode?

I have a Nikon 5100 and the option to change the ISO settings on Auto mode isn't available. The option is grayed out and it's stuck on auto. The ability to change ISO setting is only available when ...
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Why is my Nikon camera limited to ¹⁄₂₀₀th shutter speed even though I'm not using a flash?

The maximum shutter speed I'm able to set my D600 to is 200. Can someone help me figure out why? I am NOT using a flash attachment so I'm not sure what the probem is.
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Nikon 3500 using snapbridge

On a Nikon 3500 is it possible, on Snapbridge, to see the what the camera lens sees before the picture is taken? If so how?
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Why can't I use my 64 GB SD card in my Nikon D60?

I formatted a brand new 64GB SD card, but when I try to take a picture my Nikon D60 shows "Card is Full" and won't take a picture - see the upper left message in the attached pic. I formatted first ...
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How to choose focal length (35/40/50) for flower and plant product photography?

I own a Nikon D3500. I want to buy a lens so I can take photos of products (Flowers - Bouquets - Plants) to upload to my e-shop. I am working on a flower shop. I already have a white studio 90cm X ...
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How do I fix a stuck zoom ring on Nikon 18-55mm AF-S?

I have a Nikon D3100. The zoom ring on the lens that came with the camera is stuck. The lens is a AF-S NIKKOR DX, 18-55mm. Is is broken, or just stuck and is there anything I can do "unstick" it. ...
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Subject is too Dark error in Nikon D5200 [duplicate]

Even in "Sufficient light", I keep getting "Subject is too Dark" error in Nikon D5200. I have tried using diffrent lenses and settings (Aperture/Shutter speed/ISO) but no use. Photos come out ok when ...
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Why am I not getting the expected shutter count from my Nikon cameras? [closed]

I have used Nikons for many years professionally. Never abused, but in the press they did work hard. However since digital, things changed. A D2X is still with me, but with a very low shutter count. ...
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Does the ring on “gold ring” Nikkor lenses contain any real gold?

I noticed that the "gold ring" on certain Tokina and older Sigma lenses is actually a thin strip of gold-colored sticker. I just picked up my gold ring Nikkor and noticed that the "gold ring" seems ...
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Why does the GigaPan Epic Pro sometimes continue without firing, using the Nikon P1000?

I'm a long time GigaPan user, and recently got the CoolPix P1000. The GigaPan head can definitely drive the P1000 and issue the shutter commands, but for some reason I'm trying to nail down, it ...
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My Camera won't take pictures in Manual Mode (any of them) until I turn it off

I'm taking this photography course and the guy wants me to take pictures in manual mode. Problem is my camera doesn't want to do that until I turn it off. Now, I can't tell if the picture sucks ...
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Snapbridge and D500 were working with Bluetooth image transfers to my iPhone. Now not working

I have the Nikon D500, with the latest firmware and have not changed anything on the camera. Snapbridge was working for image transfers between the camera and an iPhone running iOS 11. I would select ...
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Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 Blueprint For DIY LensSkin

I'm planning to print my own lens skin similar to Lens Skins for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Zen but in camouflage design on a vinyl sticker sheet. In order to make the cutouts fit perfectly I'd need ...
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There is dirt in my sensor [duplicate]

I just cleaned my sensor with a cloth and when i test the dirt, I saw different dark spots on the image. What should i do? I've tried blowing with blower, but it didn't help.
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How do I remove a broken lens mount ring from a lens?

Today my Nikon d90 was drop with attached Nikkor 18-200mm lens. The lens detached from the body and ripped of the metal ring with screws from the body. How can I fix it? I don't know how to remove the ...
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Continious shooting bracketing on a Nikon D7500

With my old D80, if you set up bracketing and held down the button, it would shoot the bracketed shots as fast as it could, and then stop. I can find no setting on my D7500 that produces this same ...
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How do I get the Nikon D850 to reset the directory after focus stacking for subsequent single images?

I have been using the "New Folder" and "Reset File Numbering" options with the focus stacking features of my D850. The sequence of images does go into a new directory as expected. However, once I ...
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Dust on Sensor After Many Cleanings DSLR

I know there have been a lot of posts on this topic, but I haven't found exactly what I am looking for. I noticed some dust spots on my sensor for my D750 after I took a picture with some sky in it ...
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Has Nikon made a camera without an exposure meter?

So looking into a first film camera and I've always heard good things of Leica M cameras. I am familiar with the Nikon FM and its successors, but those cameras all contain an exposure meter. Has Nikon ...
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Best lens for landscapes/general zoom with Nikon D7200? [closed]

I have been using D7200 for almost 4 years now, got the 18-140mm kit lens along, which i have stopped using since an year now, the image quality was pathetic, lacked sharpness throughout the photo, I ...
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What is a good wide-angle prime lens for Nikon DX (APS-C) format?

I am looking for a wide angle lens for my D90, between 12 and 18mm focal length, preferably a prime, because I like fast(er) and cheap(er) lenses. Any recommendations ?
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Nikon d3300 “the option is not available in current settings or in the cameras current state”

I have a good condition Nikon d3300 that randomly started giving me the error "This Card is Not Formatted". Then when I try to format, it says "the option is not available in current settings or in ...
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Do vintage lenses meter on a Nikon DSLR?

I am keen on getting a Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Electric MC S 135mm f/3.5 lens but i'm wondering if this lens will meter on a DSLR, specifically Nikon D7100?
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Battery life of Nikon Z 6/Z 7 for time lapse in manual mode

I am considering to purchase the Z 6 for time lapse photography and battery life is important. Is it possible to deactivate all power-consuming features of the Nikon Z 6/Z 7 bodies when taking time ...
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Nikon Flash pops up after using Yongnuo flash

Nikon D7100, I cannot use any of the settings or access the menu after using my YONGNUO speedlite last night. When I turn it on the camera flash pops up and the viewfinder just shows the left hand box ...
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3rd party Nikon battery stopped working

recently I came across really strange issue: A non-original replacement battery (EN-EL14a) for my DSLR (Nikon D3300) I bought about year ago, suddenly stopped working. In particular, when inserted ...
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24-200MM lens for Nikon D850?

I am looking for any one (single) lens that can cover the 24-200MM range for my Nikon D850. Constant aperture is not needed, however it would be nice to have. Vibration reduction would also be a nice-...
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What is cause of spots in image taken with dusty Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm ED VR II? [duplicate]

Dust or pollen inside this lens is common problem so I finally removed the front element and cleaned it, but even after this procedure I have the very same specks in a video as before. So I guess it's ...
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Upgrading Nikon D3200 to Canon 600D

Currently I am using Nikon d3200, and I am thinking to upgrade my camera to Canon 600D/ Rebel T3i. Is it a better idea to upgrade from Nikon to Canon. Though I can spend on some new lens for my Nikon, ...
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How come AE-L button on D5300 is rubbery?

The AE-L/AF-L button on D5300 has rubbery feel to it while others have clicky feel. Was this a conscious design choice?
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Does the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 AF work on the Nikon Z6 with FTZ adapter?

Does anyone know if the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 AF works on the Nikon Z series with FTZ adapter?
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Lens won't lock onto Nikon D7000

Strap broke on my bag. My Nikon D7000 had a heavy 70-200 2.8 attached. When I got it out, the lens was detached from the body, & wouldn't twist to lock. I tried the other lens I had with the same ...
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How important is lens selection for getting a retro, film look?

So basically I'm planning on buying my first DSLR camera. I'm familiar with cameras it's just that I never had my own DSLR. I will probably get some entry-level second-hand Nikon body with kit lens ...
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How can I do continous shooting at 10 second intervals on my CoolPix p900?

I would like to set my Nikon CoolPix p900 to capture an image once every 10 seconds. I have found "Continuous Shooting" mode, which gives an option to specify an interval — it allows you to vary the ...
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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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Darktable 2.4.4 image info module showing 160 for lens, instead of lens name

I'm using Darktable 2.4.4 on Linux Mint 19 Xfce. I have updated Lensfun (v0.3.2.4). How do I get my 18-55 lens to be automatically recognized? My Nikon D5300 is recognized, no problem, but the kit ...
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Can I use the Canon 55-250mm lens on my Nikon D5200 body? [duplicate]

Can I use the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens on my Nikon D5200 body?
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How to transfer images from Nikon D3300 to external devices? [duplicate]

I would like help with the best method of transferring images (RAW & jpeg) from my Nikon D3300 to an external hard drive and/or to my iPad Pro (2018) when traveling. I used to carry a laptop and ...
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Nikon D70 acting up

today our Nikon D70 started acting up. The clock light flashes, it still takes images, also the images show in the finder screen. but when we select the menu, it stays dark, noticed that the lens does ...
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Why won't Nikon B700 focus close when fully zoomed?

Hello recently I went to best buy and played with a Nikon B500, it was great. I was able to focus on the smallest things, close or far, zoomed all the way in and all the way out. So I went on the ...
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NIkon D5300 Flash problem plus getting different images with the same settings

I have two problems with my Nikon D5300 recently that are driving me crazy. The first problem is when I take pictures, focusing on the same object, I keep getting different images: one is too bright, ...
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How can I remove a stuck adapter from a lens?

I have a Nikon G to Sony E adapter on a Rokinon 14mm lens with Nikon mount. I can't remove the adapter no matter how much I turn, pull, or even push the little metal protrusion on the side. How do I ...
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Why Nikon announced S-Line lenses with narrow apertures first?

Some time ago I saw the Nikon's roadmap for new S-Line lenses and today I found an update to this roadmap. I am wondering why Nikon is building lenses with those apertures first, is it a market ...
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Why is the 18 - 200 mm lens so expensive compared to equivalent alternatives?

I have been looking at various lenses and I found that that the 18-200 mm lens is pretty expensive (be it Canon or Nikon) when compared to the combination of the lenses 18-55 & 55-200. Is there ...
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What type of filter should I be looking for to prevent sunlight flares?

I have a Nikon D3000 that I use frequently on my trips. It takes wonderful photos, but at times, especially in direct sun light, I see a flare showing up. Someone mentioned that a filter would ...
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How do I scroll through pictures on a Nikon D7100?

I just moved to a Nikon D7100. On my previous camera (D40X), I used to be able to press playback, then use the aperture/speed dial/wheel to scroll quickly through pictures in playback mode. I can't ...
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Lens for cosplay shooting at events on DX sensor

I know this question is searchable in Our Lord Google, but I find most answers over there assumes a FX sensor, and still I don't have things very clear. Well, I'm just a beginner photographer that I ...
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Why does my Nikon say “lens not attached” with a Vivitar 650-1300 telephoto zoom lens?

I have recently purchased a Vivitar 650-1300mm telephoto zoom lens. The mount came with it to attach to my Nikon D3300. The lens clicks and locks on the camera, but when I turn on the camera it says "...