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When you shoot monochrome as RAW files, the monochrome setting is just meta-data in the RAW file. The raw data from the sensor is still the same. You will only see the monochrome effect when you view the file in a program that supports the monochrome flag. Obviously what you are using to preview the images doesn't support it. The program from Nikon for ...


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The Sigma 70-300 mm F4-5.6 DG APO Macro is a lens that is available for both Sigma cameras and as a third party lens for many other brands, among them Nikon. These different manufacturers uses different lens mounts and this particular lens is available for Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sigma SA Bayonet and Sony/Minolta Alpha mounts. These mounts are ...


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You're almost certainly doing something wrong. If you're truly in manual mode - i.e. the mode dial is set to the "M" position - then the aperture won't (normally) change in response to other settings. You change the shutter speed by turning the command dial normally, and you change the aperture by holding down the exposure compensation button (the "+/-" ...


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The biggest clue is the fact that the out of focus shot makes the moon appear to be significantly smaller than the in focus shot. With many Nikon telephoto zoom lenses as the focus distance is reduced the field of view is expanded. Some versions of Nikon's 70-200mm f/2.8 series of lenses have field of view of only about 140mm at the minimum focus distance ...


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The thing is, if you were truly in need of an equipment upgrade, you wouldn't be asking us what to do. The very fact that you asked this question proves that your equipment is not the limiting factor. I would buy some books, take courses, and shoot more images. You will know exactly what is limiting you at that point and can very easily answer this question. ...


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Normally one looks ar EXIF information to see which camera make and model took a photo. There is also almost always information regarding the lens used too. If you use legacy lenses or an adapter it is unlikely the information is there though. What you linked to is not a photo, it's a composite image and might even be made with images from different cameras....


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A-B stands for Amber-Blue. This is your color temperature/Kelvin scale, and is primarily what you will be concerned with for your star trails. G-M stands for Green-Magenta, and is used to correct for color cast stemming from artificial light sources which do not very evenly emit all wavelengths of visible light. For example old fluorescent lights are ...


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According to DxOMark the D3200 and D3300 are very, very similar. The D3300 edges out the best performance, but it's such a tiny difference that it's safe to say lens choice and technique are the bigger differentiators.


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If you can find one for sale there is the Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED. B&H Photo recently had a used one offered at $99,000 USD.


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The camera uses two different technologies for focus. When you focus through the viewfinder, the camera uses phase detection for focus. When you activate live view, the camera uses contrast detection. Contrast detection is available only in the live view mode because it needs the camera's sensor. For more details about how these technologies work more, see ...


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Nikon rates both of these cameras down to 0C (32° F). In fact, both manuals even warn that the battery many be damaged if used outside of the operating range (although I suspect that over 40C/104° F is really more risky). You can probably push it, especially if you take precautions, but do be prepared for (probably temporary) equipment failure. See How is ...


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My gut feeling tells me there can't be any considerable difference in the cold weather handling of these two cameras. The battery in D3200 is the same EN-EL14 that was already in D3100, released in August 2010. Nikon D3300 uses a new version of this battery, EN-EL14a, which otherwise is the same but has slightly higher capacity. This has been achieved with ...


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When you are taking a picture at low ISO in the dark, even with a relatively wide aperture (f/3? Are you sure? That's an odd number not normally used in the sequence), the shutter speed is going to be very long — possibly several seconds. The sport mode probably cranks the ISO way up to prevent this. So, that's one thing. And you are probably not using a ...


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What matteres is not the manufacturer of a lens, but its lens mount. In fact, there are two things that have to be considered. First and most important aspect is probably the flange focal distance. This is the distance from the mounting flange (the metal ring on the camera and the rear of the lens) to the film plane. In order to achieve infinit focus, this ...


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Using Manual Mode (M in front of the white label in (1) ), turn the dial wheel (27) while pressing the Aperture selector (4)


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There is only one major difference in the build of the D3200 and D3300. That is, the D3300 has no optical low pass filter. This should theoreticly result in better detail for fine patterns and the absence of the moire effect! A picture comparison can be found here. In the picture below, you can see that the theory suits practice pretty well. The pink ...


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The kind of lenses you need depend a lot on what and how you like to shoot, and how limited you are by your budget. Basic features, like focal length, maximum aperture, and stabilization will be determined by your usage. See this basic guide to lenses for explanations of lens features and what they mean in practical terms. You may also want to see Lens ...


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Your Question is beyond broad in spectrum. You only stated what body you had and nothing about your level of skills or what lenses you already tested or looking to buy. Lenses can range from 150$ (or less) second hand to 2000$ or more. I will attempt to answer your question in detail since I own a D3200 myself. I have the stock 18-55mm that comes with a ...


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While shooting in B/W with RAW mode might give you a preview of how would it appear in monochrome, but when you shoot in RAW no matter what effects you have applied during shooting, it will show the raw data from the sensor.


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Your lens will work on your camera, but it will need to be manually focused. The seller may have technically been correct while intentionally being a bit misleading: it is an autofocus lens and it can be used as a manually focused lens for all DSLR Nikon cameras, but it can not be used as an autofocus lens on all DSLR Nikon cameras. Your lens does not have ...


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The bad news is, and I do not mean to be rude, there is a little problem with the device holding the camera. Xo) The image you linked as an example has nothing special in terms of light. (On a landscape you have to live with what you have, unless you can spend some days returning to that location in different weather conditions and hours of the day) ...


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You'd be sacrificing a significant portion of the capabilities of the D3200 by using either on of those lenses on it. Zoom lenses with a wide range of focal lengths force the designers to make many compromises along the way. The best quality for the lowest price is usually found in prime lenses (lenses with only one focal length). Some of the best and most ...


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Yes, you can use vintage/film Nikon F-mount (AI and later) lenses on a Nikon D3200, but you probably don't want to use adapters to use other mounts. Nikon F has one of the thickest registration distances of any SLR mount. This distance is how far the lens is held from the image plane, and needs to be maintained if the lens is to focus to infinity, as ...


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Yes, but it would depend on what Android device you have. DslrDashboard claims to support it on some Android devices: To be able to use the application with your USB connected DSLR you will need an Android device that supports the USB host function and an USB OTG adapter that you can buy cheap on internet or build it yourself. The application is free, ...


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Yes, the D3200 (like all current low end Nikon DSLRs) can't control non-electronic lenses. The meter (and viewfinder) are illuminated at the maximum possible aperture and calculating exposure would require knowing the difference between it and the selected aperture: hence the ability of higher end cameras to implement A and assisted M modes thanks to the ...


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You cannot adapt lenses to Nikon F without quality loss without modifying a lens mount. You can use an adapter with an optical element that will act like a short teleconverter, but that will increase the focal length, reduce the max. aperture, and probably add softness, particularly if it's low-cost. (See: Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens ...


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This is to be expected. The mode you are using when the rear screen shows the shot is called "live view", and in this mode, the camera uses contrast-detect autofocus, which is very accurate but inherently slow. If you use manual focus or prefocus, the lag should be somewhat reduced. In "normal" SLR mode, the mirror directs part of the light to your ...


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The one that lets you obtain results you want which are not possible with gear you already have. Your current purpose, improving skills, does not require any additional equipment at all, just like improving driving skills would not imply buying a fleet of different cars. Practicing and learning about the craft would be much more effective. No idea where to ...


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If the charger is not indicating a full charge by displaying a constant light but blinks at a higher frequency after about an hour then the battery appears to not yet be fully charged. If you are only going by the four or five segment battery symbol on your camera's LCD anything over about 75% will usually show fully charged, since the first bar doesn't ...


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No. The feature is not available in NX-D. In Capture NX and NX2, according to nx101.com, while there is no built-in watermarking functionality, you can "fake" your way to a watermark by using the brush tool to draw a watermark, then blend it to your photo. You can then save the steps as a custom action so you could apply it to any other photos. It's ...


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