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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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Why are my dSLR-shot landscapes consistently overexposed vs. the same shots on my smartphone?

I think what you're really seeing is the difference between 'photography' and 'computational photography'. Nothing I can see in the first photo hits 0,0,0 or 255,255,255, it all fits quite neatly ...
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How can I take a panorama with my Nikon DSLR on a dull day?

Don't use the camera's automatic "Easy Panorama" mode. Take the series of pictures manually and use desktop-computer software to stitch them together. This is a little more work on your part, but will ...
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I left my dslr turned on for several days. Was it harmed?

It's fine. Your camera will go into a low power sleep mode. I know people who never use the off switch and leave their cameras in this state all the time. Your battery may run down a little faster ...
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Is a Nikkor 70-300mm lens compatible with a Nikon D3300?

Your friend is wrong. You don't have to get a 55-something telephoto zoom, unless you don't want a gap in focal length coverage. A lot of us would say that the 55-75mm range probably doesn't matter, ...
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How can i shoot in aperture priority with auto ISO?

In A,S,P,M modes, you have to turn Auto ISO on, in Setup menu, see manual. Auto ISO is automatically ON in Auto mode, but is not automatically ON in A,S,P,M modes, not unless you turn it On. User ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

Make sure you don't have live view on. Live view is a camera mode where you are able to view the camera's current POV much like the eyepiece, except that you are able to simulate your exposure ...
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Product photography sharpness?

I only used a lens which only goes up to f5.4, is this the issue? The F-number in lens specs is usually the max aperture (lowest F-number). Most lenses are capable of closing the aperture to obtain ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

It sounds like you might have the two-second timer enabled. When you press the shutter button the mirror moves up. Then two seconds later the camera takes the picture. This is a useful feature when ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

It always make two sound (four, to be precise). The first (pair) one is a mirror hitting upper limit (and shutter opening) to free the path to the sensor and the second (pair) one is the mirror ...
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What are the differences between the Nikon D3300 and D300s?

Simply put: different class. One (D300S) is, albeit very old now, a pro/semi-pro body, the other (D3300) is a current (or almost current now that the D3400 is announced) entry level body. Comparing ...
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Did I just purchase too much camera for me?

Yes and no. :) Yes, it's a lot of money and overwhelming as a newb coming in. Think of it like having driven automatic econo-boxes all your life, and then getting a manual-shift sports car. The cost ...
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Will my camera autofocus over the full range of a telephoto lens with variable aperture?

Your Nikon D3300 (and pretty much every other film SLR & DSLR) meters and autofocuses with the aperture of whatever lens is mounted on it wide open at maximum aperture. It doesn't stop the lens ...
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Did I just purchase too much camera for me?

Since it is a very personal choice, only you will able to answer that for yourself. It will either prove to be the camera you prefer to use, or it won't. You won't be able to carry it in your pocket ...
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What kind of lenses will work on an entry-level Nikon DSLR?

The Nikon D3300 takes lenses with a Nikon F mount. I would also recommend looking for lenses that have focus motors built in (AF-S on Nikon brand lenses, USD on Tamron or HSM on Sigma), as the D3300 ...
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Does the Nikon D3300 support high-speed sync speedlights?

No, the D3300 does not support high-speed sync, (none of the D3x00 or D5x00 bodies do) so you're limited to 1/200s and below shutter speeds. Anything faster, and you will have black bars on the image....
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Nikon D3300 takes black images in daylight after fall: is it the body or the lens?

Following is a list of some steps that may be helpful when attempting to determine whether your lens or your camera is broken. They are not guaranteed to find the cause of your problem. Rather, they ...
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How do you put on 55mm Vivitar Wide Angle Lens and Telephoto Lens on a 18-55mm Nikon D3300?

If you look on the front of your kit zoom lens, you will see a marking with a number and a ⌀ symbol. This is the filter thread diameter — what front-side adapter lenses like the ones you bought attach ...
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Is it possible to set Auto-ISO in Aperture priority mode on a Nikon D3300?

This is the number #1 reason I never leave auto mode. It's too much hassle being forced to set the ISO sensitivity manually. It looks like most people actually prefer this. But if you don't, you can ...
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Lens for beach and portrait photography

Generally, the longer your lens it set (say at 100mm with wide-open aperture) the further away you can be while maintaining an out of focus background. However something to think about is "Beach" ...
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How does auto focus (AF) work when i am using a wireless remote on my D3300?

I can't find an exact source for that, but from my experience, since the D3300 lacks the custom settings menu and the AF-S and AF-C priority selection that D5xxx, D7xxx and upper level models have and ...
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How to capture a long lasting time lapse

You can get an AC power adapter that fits into the D3300's battery bay for less than $40 US. As for the rest of the issues you've identified, as well as some you have not, we've got a good base of ...
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Why is my Nikon D3300 taking almost totally black pictures through the viewfinder but is fine on liveview?

Looks like the mirror may not be swinging out of the way correctly when the shutter fires. Try this : Put the camera on viewfinder mode, put it to your eye and take a picture. The viewfinder image ...
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How can I effectively manually focus a Nikon D3300 using the viewfinder?

In the Viewfinder is a dot in the left bottom corner, that appears when the camera recognize the focus on the focus point is focused, in manuell focusing this is also there. This recognition if it is ...
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Autofocus Sigma 17-70 Macro OS HSM not working on D3300

The lens has an AF motor, so it should work properly with Nikon's D3xxx series. Try cleaning the contacts on the lens and body with a clean micro-fiber cloth. Sometimes turning the camera off, then ...
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Does Nikon D3300 and Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens work together?

This lens is compatible with D3000 series cameras from the D3300 onwards, D5000 series cameras from the D5200 onwards, and D7000 series cameras from the D7100 onwards. The D500 is also compatible. ...
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I Dropped my nikon D3300

It sounds like the mirror assembly is damaged, leading to incorrect light meter readings. In an SLR, the light metering sensor is contained in the viewfinder that gets its light via the mirror. The ...
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Nikon D3300 with AF 50mm lens

Digital camera viewfinders don't have the special focusing aids film cameras had to make manual focusing easy. 50mm is a bit long to try to focus manually with a flat glass viewfinder on a crop sensor ...
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Nikon D3300 with AF 50mm lens

The thing to consider is your own skill level really. If you can precisely tune the focus without the use of auto-focus then you can probably get away with using it. Otherwise, I would say just stick ...
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Where can i find and select 'Bulb mode' on my Nikon D3300

Bulb is positioned on the shutter speed dial as the slowest shutter speed, way down just past the 30" second shutter speed. It is a long way down there speaking of rotation. Because it is ...
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