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Why is my camera drawing labyrinths on my photos?

To confirm ben rudgers' analysis, I took the NEF file you supplied and ran it through RawTherapee. Here's an enlargement of a similar crop with no adjustments and the default "amaze" demosaicing ...
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Why is my camera drawing labyrinths on my photos?

Anything you are viewing on the screen is not raw data. Raw image data are linear monochrome luminance values and nothing else. Anything that shows more than one color is the result of the application ...
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Why is Nikon D7000 unable to do two RAW shoots per second for a long time?

This kind of fast then slow performance (as you correctly guessed) will be because of the image buffer filling up. Using a faster card will help until you reach the limit of the camera's circuitry - ...
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Do I use the camera or lens switch to change between auto and manual focus?

D7000 Manual (p99) clearly states that having the lens on "M" while having the body on "AF" can cause damage to the camera. It does not say in what order the switches should be set so the safest ...
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Why isn't my DSLR focusing accurately on a fast-moving subject?

Use a smaller aperture to get a larger depth of field and give yourself a little more room for error. Even just going from f/3.5 to f/4 at 18mm would probably give you about an extra 10 feet of depth ...
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Need shutter speed of 1/3200 and a flash. Help?

You misunderstand Auto FP, which starts just above the cameras maximum sync speed, and allows up to the maximum shutter speed the camera permits (1/8000 second on some models) if with a HSS flash unit....
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Does the d7000 have a problem with green tones?

In terms of JPEGs generated in camera, it is fairly well known that Nikons tend to saturate the greens for vivid landscapes while Canons tend to emphasize the pinks and reds for vibrant skin tones. ...
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Does the d7000 have a problem with green tones?

Try to set different camera calibration profiles in lightroom and observe the effect. Color reproduction is a function of the profile, so it cannot be a problem of the camera. It is possible that ...
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Bad focus. Is it me or my body (D7000)?

The images are obviously front focused. If it happens consistently with more lenses (not just one) then it is the body; if you can't compensate it enough with AF Fine (as it seems) you need to send in ...
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Why isn't my DSLR focusing accurately on a fast-moving subject?

Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) performance is a complex combination of various factors. For you and your camera to nail focus all of these factors must be working together. If any single factor isn'...
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Nikon D7000 thinks aperture of non-cpu lens is always 16 and overexposes photos

Have you checked the mechanical linkage on the body that reads the aperture setting from objective to see if it is stuck? If it is not stuck try moving it by hand and see if the aperture reading ...
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Ringed Splotches on DSLR photographs

The ringed splotches are unlikely to be dust. I suspect water spots. Tim Campbell suggests oil. If you really want to know what they are, you should examine the sensor with a loupe. Regardless, you ...
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autofocus shown in viewfinder and captured on actual pic is different

Some possible reasons the focus distance in the image was closer to the camera than where the autofocus point used was superimposed on the scene at the time the image was taken: You locked focus and ...
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autofocus shown in viewfinder and captured on actual pic is different

Focus (both auto and manual) can be surprisingly complex and errors are more noticeable at short distances and narrow depth of fields. In addition to possible user error, there are a number of ...
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What is meant by the "native ISO" when talking about DSLRs?

There is a noticeable difference if you are shooting in a wide light range. An example would be a bright sunny day with high contrast. I have a sony a7r. The native iso is 100 but I can shoot the ...
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Is there a way to see a D7200's serial number on screen to quickly check authenticity?

Not on screen but, I have a D7000 and serial number for that camera is in the EXIF data of each image it takes. GIMP can view/edit metadata. For my D7000 camera... Open JPG/RAW image in GIMP Menu --> ...
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Is there a way to see a D7200's serial number on screen to quickly check authenticity?

There is no way to see a Nikon's serial number on screen. However, the serial number is embedded in the EXIF data of photos taken by their DSLR, mirrorless, and bridge cameras (I'm not sure if the ...
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Can I calibrate a Nikon D7000 body at home?

Yes, you can, as long as the given range (-20 to 20) is enough to give you good results. AF Fine tune values are simple to understand. If your camera exhibits back focus (i.e. focus is farther away ...
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Need shutter speed of 1/3200 and a flash. Help?

Such fast exposure times are achieved not with mechanical shutters, but with fast illumination, like a flash. Even a lot of flashes have a longer duration than 1/3200 s = 313 µs. You only need ...
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Ringed Splotches on DSLR photographs

One thing everyone agrees on, which is important to understand so I'll say it again later: If you aren't 100% comfortable cleaning your sensor, take it to a camera shop! The sensor is the most ...
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Why can't I reproduce a back-focus problem at home?

What could explain that the problem is so persistent outside, but so rare at home? You're shooting different distances. It's not uncommon at all for lenses and cameras to be properly matched to ...
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Nikon D7000 - image playback always has info bar?

The playback modes for your camera are summarized on page 165 of the manual: After taking a picture, the automatic image playback will always show some sort of information, depending on the last ...
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Nikon D7000 on Auto always flashes

On your D7000 dial where you set Auto, the symbol on the dial right beside Auto is a little lightning bolt with a line through it. You can use it in that position, which means still Auto, but the ...
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How do I lock the exposure if I'm using back button focus? (Nikon D7200)

Engaging depth-of-field preview (usually mapped to the Pv button on the front of the camera) will also engage AE lock as long as the button is held down. Of course, you can also set the Pv button to ...
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How do I lock the exposure if I'm using back button focus? (Nikon D7200)

According to page 107 of The Nikon D7200 User's Manual, the default action of the AE-L/AF-L is to lock both focus and exposure when the button is pressed. Custom settings a4 (page 277), c1 (p. 279), ...
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Does the d7000 have a problem with green tones?

Hopefully you are working on a calibrated monitor with a decent color gamut. All Nikon DSLRs offer several Picture Control modes which are each customizable. These don't affect RAW data but serve as ...
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How do i set my Nikon D700 to bracketing starting at -1?

Set the camera to A (aperture priority) exposure mode. Set Exposure Compensation to -1. Set Auto-Exposure Bracketing to 3 shots with intervals of 1 stop. Set the AEB order to -, 0, +. For how to set ...
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Strange issues with Shutter release and Auto focus

First, have you tried any of the Scene, Effects, U1 or U2 settings to see if the shutter will work? Next, try to see if your mirror will lock up (in Setup Menu) for sensor cleaning. This may tell ...
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How do I make the Nikon D7000 rear LCD show just status information and settings rather than the live view?

If you don't want to see the captured image in the LCD screen after each capture, you should set Image Review to "Off" (Menu button > ...
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