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Turning my DSLR camera & macro lens into a microscope for endodontic treatment

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, ...
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Turning my DSLR camera & macro lens into a microscope for endodontic treatment

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 ...
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What can I do about a lens cap which keeps falling off?

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 ...
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Camera dropped and the lens is now bent to one side and cannot zoom in and out

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 $£€ ...
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What can I do about a lens cap which keeps falling off?

Just to add another suggestion... There are also those "cap keeper" doodads, which solve a problem for some:
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How to use GPS log from Nikon D5300?

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 ...
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Why is it not possible to change Aperture in Livewiev on a Nikon D5300 when using manual movie settings?

Because in the Nikon D3x00 and D5x00 series, as well as many previous entry level Nikon DSLRS and pretty much all Nikon 35mm film SLRs, the same mechanical motion actuates the mirror assembly and the ...
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How to update the A-GPS file on Nikon 5300?

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 ...
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What can I do about a lens cap which keeps falling off?

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 ...
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How can I get the Shutter Actuations/Count for my Nikon D5300?

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 ...
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How to take sharper images indoors, scene with all objects in focus?

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 ...
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Why are my D5300 photographs blown out?

Have you checked the aperture stop down lever on the D5300 to see if it looks bent? If it is, your lens may not be stopping down as much as the camera thinks it is. This is a fairly well known and ...
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Sigma HSM lens won't focus on Nikon D5300

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 ...
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"Record location data" gets switched off sometimes, why?

According to a blog post and associated comments at Built-in GPS in Nikon D5300, the Nikon D5300 internal GPS is turned off when it is connected to an external GPS, which may include your phone. If ...
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Black screen on Nikon 5300 after update

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 ...
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How do I prevent file naming restarts on Nikon D5300?

From page 188 of the D5300 Reference Manual Menu > Custom settings > d4: File Number Sequence > On.
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How to focus on multiple object of interest

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 ...
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Why doesn't the aperture change when I turn the ring on my Nikon lens?

Why doesn't the aperture change when I turn the ring on my Nikon lens? If you are shooting still images via the viewfinder 1) Because the lens doesn't actually stop down until just before the ...
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How to take sharper images indoors, scene with all objects in focus?

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 ...
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How can I find the Nikon D5300 wifi WPA2 password?

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 ...
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Does using GPS drain a camera's battery significantly?

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, ...
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What is the content of the ee file for nikon update on AGPS?

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 ...
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What interval between photos is recommended for shooting meteors?

I wish had more time to offer a proper response but I realize that we are currently at the peak and you need some information now. Exposure When I do DSLR astrophotography with a camera lens (no ...
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Why are my D5300 photographs blown out?

Exposure metering varies between cameras, even the same model. You need to suss out the intricacies of each camera. What is your exposure compensation set to on both cameras? If the D5300 exposure ...
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Nikon d5300 lcd turned on for 2 second and it stopped working

The clock setting should only appear if the internal battery is also dead. This should recharge if you put a fully charged standard interchangeable battery in & leave it for two days. The brief ...
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Help with Vivitar Universal 500MM Preset Lens and a Nikon d5300

First, an introduction to what a Manual mode does in these cases. It basically ignores everything the lens says, it even ignores if a lens is attached to the camera. This means that it only controls ...
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Will this camera, lens and teleconverter combo work well?

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? ...
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Will this camera, lens and teleconverter combo work well?

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 ...
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Does using GPS drain a camera's battery significantly?

If you want to keep the gps feature on you could always buy an extended battery. B&H Photography has one here . For 50 dollars it will probably bump up your battery life to higher than your d3100....
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How to take sharper images indoors, scene with all objects in focus?

Sounds like it's time for you to take more control of the light. I recommend a low-cost manual flash like those from Godox or Yongnou. It's darker indoors than our intuition tells us, and brining more ...
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