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Assuming this is only on the LCD screen (it is in this case, I can see part of the viewfinder in the top of the photo), then it may be image burn from using the screen to display shooting settings. You could try taking an underexposed photo in manual mode, eg with the lens cap on, and see if you see it on the screen. Does it stay in the same place if you ...


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The AF-ON button can be used as the sole means of activating focus on cameras with configurable buttons. There are many occasions where activating AF at the time the shutter button is activated is NOT desired, and in fact can result in less than optimal camera performance. Separating AF and shutter is of particular importance and usefulness when using AI-...


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There are many nooks and crannies in a modern dslr mirror box to hold (and hide) dust. If it's just dust - not fluid - I use a strong blower (like the VisibleDust Hurricane Blower) with the body held lens mount down. As I compress the blower with a quick, strong squeeze, I quickly (but carefully) move the body up, away from the blower in as smooth a motion ...


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I would assume that you are correct in that dust has "worked its way in" to the camera and is now dispersing itself around the innards!. You might consider having it professionally cleaned out. I have a D300 and use it regularly semi-professionally, several times a week, regularly changing lenses - it is usually kept in a bag. I have never needed to clean ...


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I think I may have your answer. On the D300 and D700, if you are using lenses that have an aperture ring LV is disabled unless a certain menu setting (f7 on a D300, f9 on a D700) is set the correct way ("Sub-command dial OK"). Your 300mm has an aperture ring; your 24-85mm does not. See: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16465/~/d300-%2F-...


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Now that I know for sure... :) The ML-3 can do bulb mode. Set the camera to bulb and the remote to continuous (C) and as long as you hold the button (and maintain IR connection) the shutter should remain open. See this Photography Life article for some info. For completeness, the ML-L3 IR remote (the other I asked you about) can also do bulb on supported ...


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The first step I would take if you are not sure what all you have changed is to restore the factory default settings. Note that with the D300 it takes several operations to restore all settings to default. Two Button Reset Hold the Quality and the +/- button down simultaneously for over two seconds. (See page 182 of the D300 User Manual) Reset Shooting ...


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The two main reasons are cost and the lack of demand for the feature from the primary purchasers of low end DSLR cameras. Every additional button increases the manufacturing cost of a camera. In addition to the button and the electrical switch it activates there is also the additional consideration of some sort of seal between the button and the body. Even ...


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I would generally strongly recommend an older high end body over a new entry level body. New bodies do have better sensors, but because of their lower quality autofocus modules that do not have the possibility of fine tuning, they usually give much lower quality pictures. If you only do landscape or astro photography, and don't mind to focus manually or in ...


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Control which is the reason for most professional features. This gives you a chance to decide when the camera focuses. Most cameras will disable autofocus on the half-press of the shutter-release after when AF-On is pressed. The same is often done by recomposing and half-pressing but that usually tied exposure to focus. Advanced users may want to often ...


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When shooting indoor sports there are many factors, including high ISO sensitivity, that come into play. Can the camera keep up with the action? There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a key moment in the contest occur while waiting for your full buffer to unload enough data to the memory card to get another shot in. Buffer depth is just as important ...


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If your brother already has an f/2.8 lens, then an updated body might give more benefit. If he's shooting with an f/4 lens, then harder to say. Edit: from your comment, he does have f2.8 glass, so f/2 isn't going to give him significant benefit. There is no clear upgrade path for the D300. A D400 has been rumoured for some time, but there seems to be a ...


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I've had the same problem on 2 different D300's and I think I've finally figured it out. Its 14-bit RAW mode! Switch back to 12-bit and see if that works. The only other thing I had previously suspected was and old battery that didn't carry the full voltage anymore. That may have still be the case in one instance.


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I suspect your Wireless Remote Shutter is defective. It should not operate that way. I could not find any reference to a Viltrox JY-100 or JY-110. Do you have a JY-120 or JY-710?


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The Nikon D300 does not support 64GB cards this is because the exfat format required to address a volume of that size is not implemented in any firmware version for this body. The D300s can support exfat with the appropriate firmware update but is a different camera, the firmware cannot be applied to the D300.


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Some folks have reported similar issues with D700's and fixed by going into the shooting menu, and creating a new active folder, then formatting the card. See 9th response in this forum thread


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I am not sure your question can be answered - it is a very subjective one, and what is worthy for you may well not be for someone else. However, I have (over the last two years) bought a D300S and a second one as a backup camera. For me this camera has proved to be perfect - I mainly do landscapes. Although the size of images (at 12-15Mb) might be viewed ...


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Two other possibilities are mirror lockup (Mup on the shutter release dial) and quiet/silent mode. With the mirror lockup, one press raises the mirror, a second press takes the shot. With silent mode, holding down the shutter release takes the shot, but delays returning the mirror until you release the button. Unlikely to be these however, since you have ...


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Lack of a dedicated AF-ON button does not prevent the use of the back-button focusing technique. I had a Rebel XS and I've used other Rebels that use one of the other back buttons (* I think) as the AF-ON button via a custom function.


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The upgrade from Nikon D300 should be to a used nikon D700 to help with low light indoor sports. I own a Nikon D300 with a fast lens f1.8 and had a chance to use Nikon D700, let me tell you that indoor basketball pictures on D700 at iso 3200 with f2.8 were much cleaner without noise and on my D300 at iso 3200 with f2.8 they were.....well not so clean. Nikon ...


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