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What is this strange circular design between shutter and EV compensation button on the Nikon D3300?

On page 1 of theNikon D3300 reference manual the [+/-] button pictured to the lower left in the image included in the question is listed as the: When shooting in manual exposure mode with Nikon ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

A frequent problem is that your White Balance is set to "Auto". When it is so, the camera adjusts the colors so that the picture looks neutral, and this washes out any natural dominant color....
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What does the "[r #]" value in Nikon viewfinders and displays mean?

It's the number of shots remaining (hence the "r") that you can take and store on your card. When you half-press the shutter button, the number changes to the number of shots remaining in your memory ...
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Are scene modes on compact camera much useful?

Scene modes are particularly important on small cameras. In fact high end DSLRs do not have any scene modes because they give complete control over the camera. Scene modes basically abstract the ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

I think the camera did OK with the exposure, it just badly guessed the white balance. It will try to make the centre of an exposure an even 50% grey, which can sometimes in high contrast lighting push ...
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What does the "[r #]" value in Nikon viewfinders and displays mean?

Could someone please tell me what it does, or at least what it's called, so I can look it up? Scottbb's answer is correct and you should accept it, but I wanted to follow up with a little more ...
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Are scene modes on compact camera much useful?

Scene modes as they are typically referred to are very useful in basic compact cameras. They allow the user to hint to the camera what type of image settings to use. For example a common scene mode ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

What should I change in the camera settings to achieve a photograph with more contrast? The basic problem is not the camera settings. It's that three-fourths of the image you told the camera to ...
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Strategy for quickly turing off exposure bracketing on Pentax cameras

There's a third option (although a little bit of a hack), most Pentaxes (including the K-50) allow you to specify which options are retained when the camera is turned off (under "Memory" in the ...
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Do I use the camera or lens switch to change between auto and manual focus?

D7000 Manual (p99) clearly states that having the lens on "M" while having the body on "AF" can cause damage to the camera. It does not say in what order the switches should be set so the safest ...
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Why would I use manual camera controls instead of the automatic modes?

One thing that hasn't been pointed out here is the difference between 'incident light' (the light falling on the subject) and 'reflected light' (the light bouncing off the subject). Your camera can ...
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Why doesn't the f-stop on my D7100 change when I hold +/- and change the dial in manual mode?

I'm guessing you moved to the Nikon D7100 from a lower tier model Nikon camera that only has one control wheel. With such a camera you must hold down the +/- button while moving the only control wheel ...
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How to enable exposure bracketing on the Pentax K-50 while also selecting the focus point

Just press/long-press the Ok button: When in menu mode, simply press to switch to focus point selection When in focus point selection, long-press to switch back to menu mode When in focus point ...
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Is there a battery grip for the D3200 with a command dial on it?

It's highly doubtful such a grip exists. Nikon did not design the D3200 to accommodate a grip. Nikon doesn't offer a grip for the D3200 and other D3xx0 series cameras. There are no additional ...
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What Nikon DSLR has this colorful user interface on the rear LCD?

What is that camera? The camera you've pictured appears to be a Nikon D750. How many cameras these days have it especially Nikon D5300? Well, pretty much all digital SLR cameras have full color ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

The other answer mentioned white balance, but I think it is also possible that you were simply overexposing. When there is relatively little light in the scene (like around sunrise or sunset), the ...
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Photo contrast in early morning

I would expect a backlit scene like that to have a very high dynamic range. It appears to me that your camera has some type of HDR function enabled (D-lighting, Auto Lighting Optimizer, etc). When ...
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How can I enable back button focus and disable focusing with shutter button on a Nikon D5500?

According to page 267 of the D5500 Reference Manual, using custom setting f2 to set the AE-L/AF-L button to AF-ON prevents the shutter release button from focusing.
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Why can't I set the aperture on my Nikon D7200?

The D7200 has two control dials. Which one are you using to try and change the aperture setting? The one on the back of the camera controls shutter speed. The one just in front of the shutter button ...
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interval time on an intervalometer

You might need more than a two-second margin -- on some camera settings, internal noise reduction takes as long as the photo, so it might be 25 or more seconds between shots. Turn off preview, not so ...
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Are scene modes on compact camera much useful?

I suspect the "seller"¹ told you what they did to entice you to buy the camera. What the seller told you isn't exactly true and correct. ¹ Which, as it turns out, is not a seller of this camera at ...
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Is there any way to disable pop-up UI animations on the Sony RX1R II?

Open menu: Tab 2 (Gear icon) > Page 2 > Exposure Set. Guide > Off
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Why do camera bodies and some lenses both have autofocus / manual switches?

Some cameras can use lenses that don't have a built-in autofocus motor like the Nikkor AF series of lenses. Those cameras have an internal motor with an AF-coupling. So you have a switch on the camera,...
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What Nikon DSLR has this colorful user interface on the rear LCD?

It's not the best photo I've ever taken, but this photo of the D5300 menu shows the previews of the six available options for its Info screen:
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Does either the Nikon Z vs Canon R UI offer quick switching for storage folders?

For Nikon Z, the fastest way seems to be: Add "Storage folder" to "My menu" and move it to the top Assign "Access top item in MY MENU" to an fn button You then get the &...
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Fuji X-T4 location download indicator blinking

Found it (rather obvious in hindsight) - Setup, Connection Setting, General Settings, Geotagging > OFF.
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Why doesn't the f-stop on my D7100 change when I hold +/- and change the dial in manual mode?

You are trying to use exposure compensation while in manual mode, and the two are incompatible. Manual (M) mode is a mode in which you tell the camera you want to take care of aperture, shutter speed ...
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Why does the mode dial on my Canon camera set the wrong mode? (Av is P, M is C2, etc.)

I've experience the same issue while repairing a 5D3, it came out that the issue was caused by the top cover flat cable not properly connecting to the main board of the camera. Solved by cleaning with ...
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Why doesn't the f-stop on my D7100 change when I hold +/- and change the dial in manual mode?

Use the dial on the front (under your forefinger) to change aperture in M mode. The cool bit about having a dual-wheel control body, like the D7100, is that in manual mode, one wheel controls ...
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My lens doesn't have switches or buttons for focus or VR — does this matter?

I'm guessing that your camera came with the new AF-P kit lenses, which do not have any switches on them. Instead, it is all controlled in the camera menu. If you do not see the options in your camera'...
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