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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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Nikon d70 “This Card Cannot Be Used” Error with Compact Flash

So I just bought this card and it is on the compatibility list from Nikon. It isn't corrupt. I was able to format it properly. I also was able to do a firmware update from the card to the camera to ...
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How can I effectively manually focus a Nikon D3300 using the viewfinder? [duplicate]

I'been having a bad time trying to shoot photos with manual focus. When I'm trying to shoot a picture, using the viewfinder it's really hard to see how sharp is the picture you see through the ...
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What settings should I use for a Tamron manual focus lens on a Nikon DSLR?

I have a Nikon D5100 (which has no AF motor in the body) and a Tamron 90mm SP macro lens. The lens has no AF focus motor either (or at least it doesn't seem to be compatible with the body), and has an ...
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Lack of Focus/Sharpness on Zoom

I have recently taken what I thought were hundreds of amazing pictures of a group of seals on an CA beach - only to find every single picture is clearly out of focus or lacks sharpness. A sample ...
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Why isn't a Sigma HSM lens autofocusing with my Nikon D5600 — is there a compatibility problem?

Today I had a chance to try a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM, a 2013 model lens, on my Nikon D5600. Everything was okay. I was able to take pictures with it. But auto focus didn't work as it should....
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Exposure value changes but image brightness remains same (Nikon D5600, Manual Mode)

I have Nikon D5600. I have tried several times in Manual mode to change the exposure value by pressing the exposure button (given in the top control) and rotating the dial. I can see that the exposure ...
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Can I replace the rubber on a DSLR body with leather?

Is there any reason that I shouldn't replace the rubber on a DSLR with leather? I only ask because I like the older SLRs look and I have a Nikon D5200 id like to mod in some way. What issues should I ...
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What is this fine grid on an image made using pinhole and Nikon D200?

I am a longtime photographer but not such an expert on the technical aspects of optics and digital sensors. I've been experimenting with my Nikon D200 and a home-made paper pinhole, coloured black on ...
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Why is Live View overexposed on my Nikon D5600?

I am pretty sure live view was working normally. But for a few days, I realized if I switch to Live View mode, then the images shown in the Live View are so bright that I can't even see the subject (...
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Can I mount 0.4x, 52mm wide angle lens convertor on Nikon's 18-55mm, Ø55 kit lens? [duplicate]

I want to have an option to capture wide-angle shots. Since the wide-angle lens is expensive, I want to give a try to 0.4x wide-angle converter lenses. I found one such lens here on amazon.de. ...
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Why is my Nikon camera writing non-identical files in Dual Cards Backup Mode?

I have a Nikon D7000 with which I use dual SD cards. I have the camera configured to write the same images to both cards, in case one of the cards becomes unreliable. I accidentally let the two ...
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Quiet mode on my DSLR is not quiet enough. How can I make it quieter?

I know that general shopping recommendations are off-topic, and I will try to be as specific as possible, so please comment/edit if this question is not specific enough for this site, or if I can ...
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Will my Nikon DSLR's viewfinder grid drain battery life even after camera is switched off?

I own a Nikon D7200. Recently I changed Pv button to playback. Previously it was viewfinder grid. I needed the viewfinder grid so I left it on and then changed the button. When I switch off my camera, ...
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Right ND for filter size for Nikon 24-85 mm lens [duplicate]

I have a Nikon lens NIKON AF-S 24-85 F/3.5-4.5G ED VR. And I'd like to get an ND.10 filter. What's the right filter size for that lens? And what brand would you suggest
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Reasonable setup for ultra long exposure for this kind of photo using Nikon D750

I'm using Nikon D750, and intend to take a ultra long exposure picture such as this (by Michael Kenna). What's is the reasonable shutter speed and aperture for that? If I use shutter speed 2 hr what ...
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Is the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-P DX lens compatible with the D7100?

I have a Nikon D7100. Is the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-P DX lens compatible with this body? Are there images made with this lens & body combination available?
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Can I mount a Nikon 50 mm f1.8 series E pancake lens on an Nikon D7000?

Hello I have a Nikon D7000. I would like to know if I can mount a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E old manual lens on this body? Will the meter system work with it? I also have a Vivitar Series One 70mm-...
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Nikon D7000 on Auto always flashes

When my Nikon D7000 is on auto it always flashes, even outside in full daylight, - is that normal, and if so, what good does the flash do in sunlight? Terry
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Are Nikon lenses with electronic aperture compatible with extension tubes with electronic contacts?

Can extension tubes with electrical contacts be used with Nikon's electronically-controlled aperture lenses, such as the Nikkor 16–80mm f/2.8–4E ED VR, when combined with a compatible camera body, ...
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Blur/Double vision

Hi all I'm new to this so please forgive me for any incorrect phrases or poor explanations. So here goes... For years now I've never been able to take consistent photos that I'm fully happy with. A ...
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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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I'm on a budget of around $200-250. What is a good lens for photographing wildlife?

I have a Nikon D3000. I love photographing all wildlife, but especially bald eagles. However, I can't zoom in nearly enough with my 18-55mm lens that came with the camera. Would the 70/300 be enough? ...
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Telephoto lens will autofocus but not shoot

I have a Nikon D3400 with two stock lenses. My Nikkor 18-55 mm lens performs well. My 70-300 mm lens, on the other hand, developed an issue in the last month. The autofocus of the lens works well, but ...
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D500 or Nikon D850 with Dx mode? [closed]

I'm using D750 and mostly doing nature (birding, wildlife) along with landscaping and portraits. Also planning to do product photography in near future. Now wanted to upgrade to a better body. ...
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How can I reattach the wire that locks the D500 focus screen in place?

The piece of wire that locks the focusing screen of my Nikon D500 has come loose completely. I cannot figure out where the two loops of the wire reattach, and I was wondering if this is an easy fix ...
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Loading DSLR batteries while travelling without regular 220V power supply

I will go on an three-week camping trip around iceland. My primary power sources will be the 12V socket of the mini camper (while the engine is running) and a 62Wh power bank (loaded via the 12V ...
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What zoom 70-300mm lens should I get for my Nikon D3300? [duplicate]

I'm a total beginner when it comes to photography. I have a Nikon D3300, and want to branch out to a zoom lens. I did a little research and found a lens I wanted, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6G. I found one on ...
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70-300 AF-S Lens Won't Autofocus on one of my D7100's

I recently purchased a used Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR lens used from B&H that is in "Excellent" condition. I have 2 Nikon D7100 bodies that I shoot with and both autofocus just fine with all of my ...
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Exposure preferences

Whenever I shoot with my Nikon D5300 in manual mode I set settings so that photos have bit more pop to them - brighter than what the camera exposure meter says the correct exposure is. For instance, ...
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Why can't I open Nikon NEF files after reinstalling Windows?

After a PC crash (Win 7 64-bit) and Windows reinstallation, none of my Nikon NEF files or Word docs will open. I can view all NEF file info (date, file size, etc.). I'm not that IT savvy. Why can't I ...
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Please suggest necessary setting for better sharp image with telephoto lens 70 -300mm VRF4.5-6.3? Nikon D5300 [duplicate]

Does the teleconverter support for sharp image specially for birding? Please suggest
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The outer body of my Nikon D7200 is damaged, repair?

I recently dropped my Nikon D7200 off a counter on to concrete due to my carelessness and not checking my tripod before turning around. My question for anyone is that if it is worth it to get the body ...
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Are there strong visual clues as to whether a vintage lens is, or is compatible with, Nikon F mount?

I have a Nikon d7100, lens mount type F. I sometimes happen to be at a vintage / second hand market where there are some lenses that I'd like to try. I know autofocus and aperture might not work. ...
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What can I do if the “straight keys” in my Nikon lens are bent?

I have a Nikon DX SWM ED 18-55mm Autofocus lens that broke down. It got stuck and I decided to take the lens apart. It turned out that the flare cutter had come out somehow. Now the problem is with ...
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How do I decide amongst several prime lenses for fast-moving sports?

I've already done a fair bit of research. I somewhat discarded the option of 70-200mm f/2.8 because of price and weight (I know I can get the new Tamron 70-200 g2 for about 1400 € but that's still too ...
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Can a pre-DSLR Nikkor lens be used with ControlMyNikon for taking focus stacking shots?

Can a pre-DSLR Nikkor lens be used with tethered software for taking focus stacking shots?
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How do I lock the exposure if I'm using back button focus? (Nikon D7200)

The AE-L/AF-L button on my Nikon D7200 is set to focus the camera. I like this setting, but then I don't have a quick way to lock the exposure settings. The only way I know how to do it is to switch ...
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What could cause a D7000's mirror to flap and “Err” to be displayed when trying to take a picture?

When I press the shutter on my Nikon D7000, the mirror noisily flaps up and down — nothing else happens except Err in display. It's not possible to take a picture and the Aperture and Shutter wheels ...
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Can I damage my camera's lens mount by lifting it with a super-tele lens attached? [duplicate]

I have been taking the D850 with the Sigma 150-600 (1.9kg) for a walk in the wild. Normally I use the strap on the lens to carry the camera hanging from my shoulder. I realized that in many ...
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Canon 80D or Nikon D7500 for travel photography [closed]

I have a trip coming up, which will involve me shooting landscapes and portraits, so I'd bring a superzoom and a portrait lens) I have a Canon 80D (with a Sigma 18-250mm and a 50mm f1.8) and a Nikon ...
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Is it sensible to not opt for the kit lens and instead go with Tamron 18-200mm DiII VC Zoom Lens? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of going with a Canon EOS 200D body or Nikon D5600 as my first DSLR and saving 40-50 bucks by not opting for the kit lens and putting the money on Tamron 18-200mm DiII VC Zoom Lens. My ...
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Any issues mounting nikkor 600mm f5.6 ais on a canon dslr

When looking at long prime lenses I failed to find a reasonably prised canon ef mount 600mm lens. I did however find the nikkor 600mm f5.6 for less than 700$ on ebay (as well as some old mediumformat ...
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Why am I getting color bands at high ISOs?

I have an old Nikon D80 with me. When I shoot with higher ISO, like 800, vertical color bands are produced in the image. Why does it happen and is there any way to eliminate it? Example with high ...
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Why is my Nikon D3300 taking almost totally black pictures through the viewfinder but is fine on liveview?

Total beginner here, have been having great fun with my Nikon D3300 during the past year but recently, when using the viewfinder, everything looks perfect but when I look at the image that has been ...
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Nikon D3200 focus problem

I have a problem on Nikon D3200 with autofocus, using viewfinder it works in cca 70% cases, sometimes it has a problem to focus on objects (which distance is relevant). Using liveview it works ...
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Can these lens be used on a Nikon D300? [duplicate]

I have these old lens, that I mounted on a Nikon F601m, now broken: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm 1:2.8 Sigma UC Zoom 70-210mm 1:4-5.6 Now I am thinking of buying a used Nikon D300,...
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Why hazy and unsharp background with Nikon 55-300 VR lens?

I am using Nikon D5600 camera with Nikon 55-300mm VR lens. There seems to be a lot of haze in the photos, which are taken on a bright sunny day. Moreover, there are some photos in which the background ...
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Can I set exposure time to greater than 30 seconds with the Nikon D750's built-in Interval Shooting?

Is it possible to set exposure time greater than 30 seconds while using interval shooting? I know we could set the interval, number of intervals and number of shoots I each interval but i can't find ...
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Coolpix P900 artifacts

Although I declare myself very satisfied with my Nikon Coolpix P900, I've had in my recent trip in South America numerous pictures blurred by a random artifact, and I would like to know how to avoid ...