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Nikon D90 mirror stuck

It may be the result of a battery going dead without prior warning. This happened to me using a third party battery pack. In order to fix this replace the battery pack with a charged one (preferably ...
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Nikon D90 mirror stuck

Nikons from that era (D40, D50, D60, etc) have a couple of things that are fairly well known to cause the dreaded 'Shutter Error" and/or locked up mirror. The first is that the main drive wheel for ...
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My D90's LCD screen shows a black screen and gives a dark image unless I use a flash

This is not a problem with the LCD screen. The images are under exposed. In easy terms, not enough light is hitting the sensor to 'take' the picture, so it's coming out black. When it's blurred, it'...
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What could cause the menu and playback to stop working on a D90?

What could cause the menu and playback to stop working on a D90? The camera is broken. You've already tried pretty much everything that you can as an end user to diagnose or reset the camera. Since ...
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Nikon D90 images look fine on camera but when on computer both NEF and JPEG look yellow

This is probably a whitebalance problem. NEF or RAW files don't have a white balance setting yet. They are a recording of the data before any settings such as whitebalance are applied. If you load the ...
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Low light photography using Nikon D90

I get excellent results in good light levels (despite the body being somewhat outdated), but struggle in low light conditions without a flash. "Somewhat outdated" is quite the understatement — this ...
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Low light photography using Nikon D90

A fast prime, like the 50mm f/1.4 lets in about 8x to 16x the amount of light that your current lens does (f/3.5-5.6). It is not very expensive and what most people use for low light situations. The f/...
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Slow Shutter Speed on Aperture Mode

You said "all night", which sounds like it was too dark for your settings. Ways to get a faster shutter speed are: Go into a more bright area with enough light, where automation can do better. ...
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Half press on Nikon D90 triggers shooting

Your shutter button could be defective. If it is, then consider using back button focusing (repurposes the AE-L button as focus). It's a lot cheaper than getting your camera fixed. There are many ...
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Is it possible to take pictures for a timelapse on a Nikon D90 without using an intervalmeter

Frame challenge… How long is your total time-lapse to cover? Intervalometer, tenner from eBay, batteries will last months. Phone/PC, [even though you already own them] batteries will last ~1 day. ...
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Will Nikkor 35-135mm, f 3,5-4,5, AIS, manual focus work with Nikon D90?

The lens will mount and operate on a D90 body. However, the D90 camera will not meter with AI and AI-S lenses, so you will have to estimate your exposure using rules of thumb such as Sunny 16, or use ...
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What settings to use for indoor sports (water polo) with Nikon D90?

That is a really difficult situation. The best option would be to improve the lighting itself, but you are not allowed to use a flash or even place lights. The shutter time needs to be fairly short ...
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My Nikon D90 releases half shutter, how do I fix it?

Option 1: Attempt to disassemble and rebuilt the camera with the parts as is - Depending on whether anything has cracked/split/bent, this may be effectively impossible. It is also very difficult if ...
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Nikon D90 images look fine on camera but when on computer both NEF and JPEG look yellow

The answer is probably simple. Either your computer monitor is uncalibrated or your camera screen is. Here is a really old tutorial I made on how you can manually calibrate your monitor: But ...
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Why does NEF file get washed out/highlights while my JPG look normal?

When you open a RAW file like the NEF files from your Nikon, the software used will make a "best guess" as to what the colors, contrast and brightness should be. Prety much all apps such as Lightroom,...
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Why does NEF file get washed out/highlights while my JPG look normal?

Any time you view a "raw" image on any device, one of two things is happenning: The raw data in the file is being processed and interpreted by the application you are using to view the image. That ...
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Why can't I adjust exposure on my D90 in aperture-priority mode?

If by exposure you mean exposure compensation look for menu option b2. Easy exposure compensation.
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Nikon D90 light meter broken or not being exposed?

It could be just about anything. Your Nikon D90 has a 420 pixel RGB light meter that is essentially a second, very low resolution image sensor. The chances are pretty high that the connection between ...
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Can a firmware upgrade enable a Nikon D90 to use SDXC memory cards?

In principle, a firmware update could improve SDXC compatibility to support video. However, based on historical precedence, it's unlikely to happen. No such update appears to exist as of Sep 2018. See ...
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Why is exposure meter reading not changing in Manual mode?

The solution is the error of being in "P" mode, but you also have to correct that in the menu settings -it's not just the physical dial on top of the camera. Meaning, in the menu, change ...
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Why is exposure meter reading not changing in Manual mode?

I just called Nikon on this topic, my manual modes were not working. The camera showed eveything was overexposed but shot them underexposed. The camera's meter would not move no matter how much I ...
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Is Sigma 50-500mm EX DG HSM lens compatible with a Nikon D90 body?

If your camera / lens is not broken, it probably just needs a firmware update for the Sigma. That was a commonly enough reported issue with the original 50-500mm when used with "newer" ...
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