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Yes, the D5000 has a Rangefinder option. When in manual focus mode, this replaces the exposure meter in your viewfinder with a rangefinder meter. If the markings appear to the left, focus is in front of the subject. If the markings appear to the right, focus is behind the subject. To focus, you simply turn the focusing ring in the direction indicated by the ...


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It is eminently possible to teach yourself photography, as there are a vast amount of resources available these days to enable you to do just that. Perhaps a good place to start would be to get a book on general photography techniques, using that to learn the proper terms to search for online. The web has thousands of tutorials and blogs - just search for ...


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Will there be D750 coming out anytime soon that will be capable of 4K video? That part of the question is off-topic because we don't deal in speculation. Having said that, Nikon's big release this year was the Z6/Z7 mirrorless lineup about a month ago, so it'll probably be another year before they release a new DSLR. More generally, how can I have this ...


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Your lens is demonstrating tilt. In addition to the bottom to top negative tilt (the bottom is in focus closer that the top of the frame) there also appears to be a little positive tilt left to right (the left is in focus slightly closer than the right). Sometimes the lens gets out of alignment due to a hard blow or fall. If that is the case the lense will ...


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According to numerous reviews and Nikon forums, this lens belongs to so-called Nikon's Dream Team and, as Alen above said, it's a must have. Firstly, it's a really bright and fast prime lens with a rather unusual focal length. Most importantly, you can get this lens for a very reasonable price. The lens is really small and light but well built. The f/1.8 ...


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Are you using single capture focusing mode? (S)? (This is usually a physical switch on the camera, switching between S/C/A, in the case of the D5000 specifically it's an item on the Info screen). If you are using continuous focusing or auto, the camera will allow you to take a shot even if you do not have focus confirmation. Also, if your VR is faulty, it ...


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Nikon's macro lens lineup lists the following non-DX (that is, full frame), 1:1 lenses with built-in motor (AF-S): AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED The following 1:1 AF-S macro lenses are DX designated (that is, designed for APS-C bodies): AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR ...


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It is compatible. All cameras supporting SDXC also accept SDHC and SD. SD cards are limited to 2 GB. SDHC to 32 GB and SDXC have a theoretical limit of 2 TB. SDXC memory cards also usually use a different file-system which is exFAT, rather than FAT. In the case of 16GB, it is always SDHC. Although it would be possible to make a 16GB SDXC cards, no one does ...


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Exposure Bracketing Flash bracketing can be done on some Nikon bodies using the exposure bracketing function that you're already familiar with. With a flash attached, the flash power will be adjusted during the three exposures, along with ambient exposure also being bracketed by varying shutter speed or aperture. The D90 has a custom setting E4, which ...


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First you need to set the AF area mode to Single or Dynamic on your LCD display. Then you select the point using the D-pad. You can quickly return to the centre point by pressing the OK button. The difference between Single and Dynamic is that Single keeps the focus point wherever you put it, whereas Dynamic will try and automatically keep the object ...


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Perhaps you can qualify low contrast and attach a before and after photo. But generally you need more light for more contrast. If outdoors, consider shooting only before sunset where the direct light is stronger than the diffused ambient light. Enable the histogram and see how broad the distribution is. added: Low contrast is characterized by narrow ...


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canon user here. you have all the technical information here from Greg. I just wanted to add this in a non-technical language: I have had a 50 and a 18-55 as far as that segment of lenses are considered. Everyone LOVVES 50 for their speed, aperture size and the fantastic ability to shoot great portraits. But they are kinda too much zoomed in. I would ...


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Yes, it's 100% possible to learn photography by yourself. Internet is full packed of information you need. Visit this website for starters, it will help you at the beginning - http://www.digital-photography-school.com/digital-photography-tips-for-beginners. I'm not connected with the website in any way, I just found it very useful when I bought my DSLR.


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There are many places to learn photography. A few quick places to start: lynda.com, kelbytraining.com and the free video podcast DTownTV on kelbytv.com. That said, the best way to learn is to try different things and see what the results are. Being a professional, though, is about learning how to start a business and to be professional. A good place to ...


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Yes, using the on-camera-flash in manual power setting and the SB-700 in SU-4 optical slave mode.


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I've been using the D5000 for a while now and I've gotta tell you, this problem annoys the shinanigans out of me every time it happens. It's like I just want to drop the camera on the ground whenever it just doesnt let me take the photo! The good news is that after toying with the settings for quite some time, I figured out a way. (Obviously this won't work ...


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I would try another lens to rule out a fault with the body or try a different body if possible? You could walk into a cam shop and ask to try a lens out maybe? I would imagine the lens and cam are still under warranty click here for the UK repair centre - Belgium one is here I would also advise against cleaning anything you are not sure about - you could ...


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The fact that you have tried multiple lenses and still have the problem rules out that being the cause (though it was never likely tbh). I would have to say the memory card is the most likely culprit. Seeing as they're pretty cheap the obvious thing to do would be to grab a new one and try it. You should have a backup anyway if you do 'shoots'! If the ...


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i found the 18-55 stock lens that came with my D5600 was not as sharp as other lens i bought especially if you look in detail at the picture.


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Nikon has a list of authorized service centres in the UK. I would not pay for repairs if I was charged for it... I would simply stick tape to it to avoid having it pop up. But if you worry about the looks, do contact the service centre as the latch is probably cracked in your camera. I doubtful about it getting fixed as the latch is a part of the camera, ...


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Took off the lens and cleaned the contacts. Let it sit overnight. Got a brand new SD card to be safe. So far seems to be working fine. I may still send it in for service/maintenance after this weekend. I did pay for the service contract after all.


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For A,S and mostly P modes, you can use the rangefinder option explained above. This does not work in M mode. In M mode, the exposure meter remains as it is. You will have to rely on the green dot that appears when in focus. I think the it blinks faster when you are nearing focus. That is how it works on my Nikon D 60.


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This restriction is made intentionally not to overheat the sensor. D5000 DSLR is not made for shooting videos. Live view mode is very similar to that.


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