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Your old D80 had a focus motor built into the body that connects to a mechanical coupling on Nikkor AF lenses to move the focus elements in the lens. Your D5300 does not have a focus motor in the body. To use autofocus your D5300 requires that you use Nikon AF-S or AF-I lenses or the equivalent third party lenses (such as Sigma's HSM or Tamron's USD and PZD ...


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what shall i do please to have high magnification inside pulp canals with high magnification more than 25x Buy a suitable microscope. No DSLR lens will provide the level of magnification you need, particularly at a focal distance that makes sense for dentistry. Macro lenses get a lot of their ability to magnify just from being able to focus at very short ...


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I am understanding several issues here. I am going to separate them and you can choose an option. The blurriness. You are actually now using a 105 mm macro lens. Assuming you know how to use it, and you have tested it, for example outside of the mouth of a patient, you know how close you need to be and what "magnification". Then "Blurriness" could mean ...


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Lens caps are for use on lenses that are in storage. They are not meant to be used on lenses that are in use, such as when attached to a camera. As you have experienced, they are not particularly resilient, they are easily detached in the field, and they are easily misplaced. In the environments you describe, city and museum walks, obsessive use of lens ...


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Just to add another suggestion... There are also those "cap keeper" doodads, which solve a problem for some:


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You can visualize the GPS log on different places. For example Google Maps. Go to in My Maps New map. If you do not see Import you can add layer and there import GPS logs Import. There you can add CSV, KLM, GPX files If you want to convert your log in different format you can use variety of software. I use GPSBabel, you can check this answer This is the ...


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Since you have a D5300, the answer is clear — Darktable just added support for that camera in version 1.4.2, at which point it was listed as "experimental". Darktable 1.6 was released a month ago (December 2014), so upgrading to that should solve your issue. If it doesn't, I'd add your feedback (and a sample file?) to this issue tracker request: Feature #...


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It looks like the problem was that you created the NIKON folder inside the DCIM folder, rather than at the root of SD card's filesystem. From the section Updating the A-GPS File (D5300) at the A-GPS file's download center page (the same one you linked to): Copy the file to the "NIKON" folder on the camera memory card using a computer with a built-in ...


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This will cost you a bit more up front, but could save you some in the long run. Out of appreciation to the owner for letting you use their camera, buy a new Nikon 52mm lens cap to replace the one you have worn out.¹ Place that cap on the lens whenever you are returning the camera to its owner. Buy a few cheap generic 52mm lens caps. They can be had for ...


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It's already broken, there's very little you can do to make it better or worse. Time for a new lens. The cost of repair would be significantly higher than a replacement lens. You can get those for $£€ 40 on eBay [even less if you're willing to wait out an auction], because so many people get them as part of the kit, then immediately want something better.


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The camera uses WPS for WiFi security. On your android device, go to Settings -> WiFi -> Advanced Menu -> WPS Push Button. Then press WPS button on the camera. Here's a page from user manual explaining how to press WPS button in camera settings. In a few seconds, phone should connect to WiFi.


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The simplest way would be to upload an image to CameraShutterCount which will do it for you. Alternatively, using the freeware, cross-platform exiftool you can extract the data either by reading through the whole lot looking for "shutter count" exiftool DSC_1000.jpg or with a little filtering exiftool DSC_1000.jpg | /find /I "Shutter Count" Which should ...


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In addition to mattdm's suggestion to get a flash or two (which can be a very cheap way to get better light for your image). The sharpness in the sample image looks reasonable for a kit lens - most of the objects are around the edges of the image - and the corners are likely to be the least sharp parts of a lens. The focal plane of a lens is not always flat ...


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Firstly all images have noise. The reason it is more evident at higher ISO is simply that all high ISO does is multiply the signal level, which includes noise. Because processing to a visual form requires a no-linear transform, the darker part amplified become more apparent than they would be unamplified. It's like you're receiving a radio signal. It ...


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Sigma issued an advisory about compatibility with the D5300 in late 2013. They have released firmware updates for lenses that can be upgraded via their USB dock. Unfortunately, the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is not one of the compatible lenses listed for the USB dock. It appears your lens may not be compatible with the Nikon D5300. Because you can't update the ...


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For whatever reason, the update seems to have caused the issue. It's possible the update file was corrupted somewhere in the chain between the server from which it was downloaded, your computer, the memory card to which it was loaded, and the camera's internal memory. Or it is possible the camera had a power glitch during the update that corrupted the ...


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I had the same problem--my Nikon d5300 came with WPA2 security already enabled for the WiFi connection, and I had no idea what the password was. I was connecting with an iPad, so I didn't have the option to use WPS. Here is how I fixed it: 1) On the Nikon, go to Menu > Setup Menu > Wi-Fi > Network connection and enable the WiFi connection. 2) Wait a few ...


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Yes, having GPS turned on will drain the battery pretty quickly. This is true of any camera, not just the D5300. Not much you can do about it if you want your photos GPS tagged. If you turn GPS off, you should find that the D5300 has pretty much the same battery life as your D3100: 600 shots for the D5300 vs 550 shots for the D3100. Camera battery life is ...


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The large center pin is the main thing (along with the ground connections at the edges) on a standard hot shoe. The smaller pins are for proprietary communication between a specific camera brand and flashes compatible with that brand's automatic flash protocol. If you are creating a self made flash you only need to be concerned with the center pin and ...


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Unfortunately, these scores are somewhat misleading. Clearly, the 18-55mm delivers far less than 24 MP of details but they are not uniformly distributed and also vary by aperture and focal-length. What you would do by shooting at around 9 MP is ensure that you get no more than 9 MP of details. If you aim for 16 MP around, it would probably be better and you ...


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No, you didn't make a mistake if the camera is meeting your needs. The D90 has an advantage in terms of controls for someone who is more experienced, but the D5300 has an advantage in terms of sensor quality. So if you are pretty new and learning, a basic model that has fewer controls to confuse can actually be an advantage for now, particularly since, all ...


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This is a function of the sequential writing of images to the memory card. The camera can't write one image after the other while also generating previews and displaying them. It is not controlled by a setting. You could probably do it with tethering (connecting the camera to a computer as you shoot) but that is very situation dependent.


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Although the rest of the image isn't as sharp as possible (see other answer) - there is a specific reason why the flowers are out of focus. If the flowers are only 30cm from the lens, then this is too close for your lens. The minimum focus distance for the Nikon 18-70mm is 0.38m according to the Nikon website - your scene is simply too close to your camera


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If you have regular lens there is only one plane field that is in focus and its norm is perpendicular to the sensor. Period. If you have tilt lens there is only one plane that is in focus but it may be, as name says, tilted with respect to the sensor. If you want to make 3 roses in focus, use the angle where they are in focus. There is allways an angle ...


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From page 188 of the D5300 Reference Manual Menu > Custom settings > d4: File Number Sequence > On.


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In a nutshell1 AGPS (Assisted/Augmented GPS) is a method to help a GPS device determine the position of the GPS satellites by supplying pre-computed data. The data itself changes in time due to the fact that the satellites themselves change in position over time in a manner that can't be expressed by a simple formula directly implemented by the GPS device ...


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The D5300 is an entry-level DSLR and is not weatherproof at all. As most cameras, it will handle a few drops of water or snow but you should not let it get wet. Weatherproof DSLRs and mirrorless exist and they will be able to stand up to strong rain without issues as long as a weatherproof lens is also attached. All camera manufacturers except Pentax/Ricoh ...


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There is a Nikon support article here explaining it: What is distortion control? It will correct distortion in supported Nikon lenses and apply the correction to your JPG files. If you are shooting in RAW format, you would need to correct for distortion in your editing software, which is easy to do. It's up to you if you want to correct distortion, as ...


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The lens I am looking at is the [Tamron] 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 ... I am fairly certain of full compatibility of this lens with whichever body I end up choosing, but maybe someone can confirm this for me? Yes, it's compatible. In addition to that, I am considering purchasing a Tamron SP AF 2x Teleconverter (or other similar if there would be a better combo). ...


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but I have read that just maybe, teleconverters used with longer focal length telephoto zoom lenses isn't all its cracked up to be. Well, sort of. Not exactly. Teleconverters work best on longer focal length prime lenses. As you go shorter, generally, or if you use them on zoom instead of prime, there will be more potential issues with image quality. Below ...


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