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    Memory Card will not format in D7200

    Here's a screen capture directory from one of my cards. I just now took a card and passed it around several cameras, never re-formatted it in any particular camera, and it works perfectly well. In the DCIM directory, the BTCF folder is a Browning Trail Camera I use to catch videos of wildlife...
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    Paddle boarder meets grey whale...

    I was in San Clemente/Dana's Point, California this past weekend, and took my D850 and the 28-300mm lens (my travel lens). We took a whale watching boat ride on a particularly small catamaran, and I got this good shot of a paddle boarder very close to a gray whale: I would have preferred a...
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    Super Moon - Total Lunar Eclipse - Jan 20 - Tips from Nikon

    This is at the beginning, you can see a little shadow at the bottom left. This was later, but before full eclipse. Any attempt to expose for the darker parts totally blew out the top. I attached my D850 to my telescope with a special mount, and had to focus manually, which was very...
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    Post your Portrait shots!

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    Post your Portrait shots!

    I overdid the eyes.
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    Shooting Stars and the Milky Way

    This was 30 seconds, f4, ISO 800 off the pier in San Clemente. There was a lot of light pollution to the left, but you can still see the Milky Way. I'm surprised you didn't get better results with the settings you were using. Any chance you left a polarizing filter on the lens or something?
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    Flash won't fire on Silent Live View

    Just FYI, I was frustrated last night trying some new lighting set ups and using Live View with focus peaking (which is pretty cool!). First I plugged in an old fashioned sync cord to the D850's connector, but the strobe would not fire. I reckoned the D850 connector must be something new, so...
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    D850 Lens Question??

    I have to stick up for the 28-300mm lens. New from Nikon it's close to $900, so a little more than a kit lens. When I'm out walking, it's my number one lens because it's so versatile. I own the "Holy Trinity" of Nikon 2.8 zooms, and a Tamzooka 150-600, yet when I was shooting surfers last...
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    Master Class in Lighting with Jerry Ghionis, 3 days in Vegas...

    Wow, I am very tempted by this offer. For the price of a new body, you get a two day lighting course including room and board in Las Vegas. If you don't know who Jerry Ghionis is, check out his lectures on B&H Photo's Youtube channel. I took a full day course with him in North Carolina and it...
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    How do you................................

    Generally I agree with FredKingston, but I would try even slower shutter speeds on a tripod. The flash will freeze the person, and then the camera has more time to let in the lights of the tree. Or, you can do what I tried last weekend, and deliberately move the body after the flash fired...
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    Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    I went D600, D800, then D850. Purely want, not need. Then decided that the best sensor and processor needs the sharpest glass by all reviews, so I bought the Sigma 135mm ART lens. It has been fun, but honestly for how I use photographs (as a hobby), the D600 would still be enough camera to do...
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    Tips need for Nikon D750 shoot in a low light condition with backlit

    This was my favorite shot. It's very noisy but still a nice photo: I edited this post to reduce saturation once I saw how it looked online...
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    Adobe RGB vs. sRGB

    Just to make sure I wasn't imagining it, I used the Snipping Tool to do a screen grab, then loaded that in PS to move the two docks closer together. As you can see, the top one is the more vibrant (the deck wood is warmer, the greenish cast on the concrete pilings is greener) but maybe that is...
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    New walking around lens

    Wow, that made my day. I just installed it and ran it on my work PC (which has a lot of my personal photos stored). I notice I tend to shoot at the extreme ends of zooms, both the low end and the high end. You can see in the photo that 70mm (from both the 24-70 and the 70-200) is very...
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    Power lines causing sparks in tree branches...

    Totally off topic from photography, but you Nikonites are very diverse and very helpful and generous with your experiences and advice, so here's my situation: Tonight I took the dogs out late and there was a moderate breeze. The trees in the front yard were rubbing against the power lines and...
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    HDR My image your version of it.

    Well you didn't make it easy because you have copyright protection turned on, which means we can't download your photo through the easy right-clicking method. I had to go deeper to get a copy of your original. Here's the original, for the rest of you who want to give it a go. The other three...
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    DIY lens testing

    One thing you can do by yourself is to find the sharpness "sweet spot" for each lens. I used to believe that higher f-stop meant a sharper picture because of a larger depth of field, but then I discovered that really small apertures can be less sharp because of the way light bounces off of the...
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    Nikon D850 Noise

    Okay, here is a 100% crop from your RAW file (from a D610, not a D850 for those just joining us). I enhanced the saturation and there is some noise in the unfocused parts of the photos, but it seems very acceptable at this magnification. I don't think there is anything wrong with your camera...
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    Damn Auto-ISO and speedlight

    I shot a friend's birthday party the other night. The D850 was on a tripod in the "studio" for strobe-lit head and group shots. I used the D800 and a Nikon speedlight for pics around the house. There were a lot of fun shots taken that way, but I was disappointed with overall quality and...
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    High-rez needs higher shutter speeds.

    The old rule in the film days was that your shutter speed should be at least the same as your focal length or faster when shooting hand-held. If shooting at 105mm, your shutter speed should be at least 1/125th of a second. When the D800 came out, some reviewers wrote that camera shake was...
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