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I agree with Philip Kendall. That said, the OP asked about setting focus for multiple subjects, i.e., a basic question about controlling DOF. Depth of field (DOF) is the range of distance from the camera that is in focus. It can be shallow or deep. You control it by adjusting your aperture: a small aperture (like f14) gives greater depth of field than a ...


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Buy an analogue light meter. You can get these very cheaply on eBay. Normally they indicate the corresponding F-stop and shutter speed to use along with the ISO you set. Then use M mode as you say on the camera, as the lenses won't be recognized. Many of these lenses have excellent optics!


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They are there so that I can still use the exposure meter on my Nikon F2S !


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Which is the main subject in these cases? Which did you, the photographer, mean to be the main subject? You need to decide what you're trying to say with your photo and ensure that the photo communicates that. If that means stopping down so that you have a greater depth of field, that's what you need to do. (I appreciate that with a D5600 and the kit lens, ...


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Since you can't get much for the 18-55, I would get the 16-85 for the feeling of improved image quality but keep the 18-55, when you just want to take a lighter kit with you for the causal outing. I did just that, and I really appreciate being able to travel lighter, when I need to, and I also appreciate the better image quality of the 16-85. That extra 2mm ...


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Use higher f-stop, and possibly higher iso. For example, try f8 with iso of 400. Take a multiply number of shots to improve your ability to get a shot in focus. "The subject is not in focus" is a standard response for everything wrong with a shot, including they do not like the image subject. Take more interesting photos.


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Your camera body uses a variant of the Nikon F mount, which has the longest Flange Focal Distance of any commonly used 35mm SLR mount. You will be able to fully use the lens with your camera only if it also uses the Nikon F mount. Otherwise, even if you do find an adapter, the lens would lose infinity focus, which would make it useless for anything other ...


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The subject in the first photo is the cutting tool on the stone. It is out of focus. The hands are mostly in focus, and the paint on the grinder is in focus. But the cutting is not. The second photo has an ambiguous subject. None are exactly in focus, making the subject identification more difficult. You may wish to setup your focus to a single spot, and ...


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Well, I can't say for the particular model of your Nikon, but if you have live view, you can zoom in, and check the sharpness of the details of your subject. I suggest trying manual focusing, as sometimes the autofocus of cameras cant identify focus on objects that dont have contrasting edges, such as the spinning disk of the saw above. Also, if you plan ...


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Your question looks straightforward but it is not so easy, indeed ! Ken Rockwell’s overview is quite exhaustive. Basically, AF-S and AF-I would be a good match for both your FE10 and your D5600. Most if not all AF-I are telezoom/telephoto. Furthermore, no AF-S with E, no AF-S with G of course would match your needs as they have no aperture ring. For ...


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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 to freeze the motion of the player and the water, as well as to avoid camera shake visible as blur. You can use your lens aperture wide open, at the cost of ...


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A full list of Nikon lenses which can auto-focus with the D5x00 line is available on Wikipedia at List of Nikon F-mount lenses with integrated autofocus motor. The lenses with an aperture ring are those without a G in their designation. So, for example, the first suitable lens in the list, under wide-angle primes, is the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED.


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Sounds like you have Red-eye reduction switched on. From the linked online manual… The characteristic of red-eye reduction is to pre-flash, one or more times, so your subject's pupils contract, preventing reflection of the flash from the rear of the eyeball.


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Without more information about what specific flash you are using and what settings are selected on the flash, it is hard to narrow down the possibilities of what might be causing your issue. The three most likely scenarios are probably: The flash you are using is not i-TTL compatible and is firing at full power when the camera is set to i-TTL. The settings ...


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The previously mentioned D3500 Reference Manual is your friend, free at https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/471/D3500.html Page 67 says "Note that Dynamic-area AF and 3D-tracking AF-area modes are not available when AF-S is selected for focus mode. It seems related.


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This kind of comment is added as "metadata" in the image file (typically EXIF). Any decent image viewer can display them (look for "metadata" or "EXIF" or"XMP" in the menus. But it is not printed over the visible image. There are ways to extract the comment from the image file and print it over the image.


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The camera's built-in playback mode knows to just show you JPEG files when reviewing when a RAW also exists — there'd be no point in separately showing the RAW preview (whih will be identical). Then, you say imported photo on my phone. You note that you're transferring via the Snapbridge app. Unfortunately, these apps are made for quick social media sharing ...


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According to this Nikon page, NEF transfer in SnapBridge is only available if your camera supports WiFi (Bluetooth would likely be too slow), and as far as I can tell the D3500 has no WiFi.


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What camera mode? There are several of the auto "Scene" modes where raw recording is not possible. That is my guess. See page 48 of the D3500 Reference Manual, free at https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/471/D3500.html


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The quickest way to find out if it is a setting problem or a flaw in the camera would be to reset all options: Shooting Menu Options | Reset Shooting Menu | Setup Menu Options | Reset all options (at the end of the menu list). That keeps your language, date, and time zone settings but puts everything else back to the factory default. You'll know then if it'...


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Matt is correct. Pretty much everything on the market these days is very good and will outperform a D90 in almost all respects. He's also correct that raw files are intended to allow the photographer (or editor, if a different person) latitude in processing the raw data to create an image. This comes with the price of spending some time post processing, or ...


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If you have to invest, invest first on the lenses. For ambient light portraits, a good prime lens will work wonders. That being said... I will say something totally wrong :o) If a RAW file has dull colors is probably because it has a good dynamic range. If the colors are saturated and the whites and blacks are super contrasted, the dynamic range is most ...


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First: please recognize that despite what you may read on click-hungry review sites or fan-fueled forums, every DSLR and mid-to-higher range mirrorless camera on the market will be stellar for the purposes described. Any differences are details — every option is an A and it's then down to arguing over A+ or A++, as well as subjective factors or very ...


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I'm unaware of any Nikon with a safety shift function. Canon's safety shift only comes into play if a required exposure setting is unavailable... i.e. the Ap/ISO settings require a 1/8000 exposure but the camera is only capable of 1/4000. I personally don't really see the benefit... Nikons have behavior that is somewhat similar. If using auto ISO, with ...


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It is almost certainly something physically wrong with the camera, because the image tails off into black smoothly and this is extremely unlikely to happen with any kind of digital problem. If you are using flash then this kind of symptom would be very characteristic of using too fast a shutter speed, assuming the shutter is vertically-moving (I don't know ...


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I have taken some very beautiful bird pictures with a 55-250mm lens on a crop sensor entry-level Canon DSLR. It's 400mm equivalent (35mm). On your Nikon, the 300mm is 450mm equivalent (35mm), i.e. longer. I would say a much longer lens would be significantly harder to aim. But, since you have a crop sensor camera, a lens zooming to 400mm, 500mm or even ...


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Focal length does not much depend on the bird or the camera, but instead depends on the distance to the bird. Is distance 3 meters or 30 meters? The camera you own is likely very fine. Use it to learn if your use actually needs any other feature.


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Maybe it's just that when you look in the view finder the bird (and little surrounding) is all you see, therefore the bird looks big. When you print the image/look at a phone or computer screen you see the bird, the little surrounding, the phone/screen, possibly your hands and the surrounding around you. To get the same view you would have to put the ...


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The view finder of cameras doesn't always cover the whole picture (around 85% on entry-level cameras, 95% on yours) but I don't think this is the problem. You are likely too focused on the bird and see it/remember it bigger than it really is. Try shooting a distant and fixed object with a fixed camera (tripod, or set on a table). Aim at subject, make a ...


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The issue is the aspect ratio – the relationship between the width and height. Phone cameras will take images with approximately the same aspect ratio as a modern TV, 16:9. A dedicated camera, on the other hand, will take images at 3:2. (The main exception is Micro Four Thirds, which uses a 4:3 aspect ratio, like the old 'square' TVs from 20 years ago.) ...


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Using appropriate software, rebuild the chip/card directory. Most of the time a problem with file recovery is a corrupted directory I discovered happily. Some (Sandisk) have handy utilities for specifically this nightmare. After this happened to me, a colleague of mine ran the program repeatedly for me and each time more files were recovered. Not only my ...


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