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Nikon Users Group

For people who own Nikon cameras and lenses. It doesn't matter if it's SLR or point and shoot. This group is for discussion on your experiences with having a Nikon camera.

Members: 1474
Latest Activity: Nov 19


Nikon has been renowned for high-quality optics and camera equipment since they were founded in 1919. The history of Nikon cameras began in 1948, the year that the Nikon I, the company's first camera was released. Today Nikon continues that legacy with an outstanding line of digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras including the D90, D300, D800, D3 and the new D3x.

This group is a place for users of all Nikon digital SLR and point-and-shoot cameras to share their experiences, demonstrate techniques through example, and discuss Nikon's latest offerings.


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Nikon Official Website
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Lens Manufacturer Tokina

Discussion Forum

Choosing a speedlight

Started by Frank J. Tinsley. Last reply by Will Heason May 11. 3 Replies

Hello all..I have a Nikon D5300 and I'm trying to decide on which Speedlight I should choose besides the SB-700.. Can someone recommend a Speedlight that is just as good as the SB-700...Continue


Started by Carol Ann Beachner. Last reply by Jack Ligon Apr 25. 9 Replies

Hi, I just got a carbon fiber tripod. The legs are very tight to pull out. Was wondering if I rub WD40 on them if it would do any damage to the legs. Or is there something else I could put on them?…Continue

New Lens for my D3000

Started by Michelle Young. Last reply by Jack Ligon Apr 25. 4 Replies

All i have right now are the stock lenes. I want a lens that i have use to do up close and far away no matter where i stand or how close i am to object or person. I think it might be a wide angle…Continue

Portrait Lenses.

Started by Will Heason. Last reply by gzone Apr 7. 3 Replies

I've recently swapped over from Canon to Nikon and wondering what others feel are their favourite portrait lenses?I'm mostly shooting on primes now and have started my own collection with:Nikon 35mm…Continue

Please criticize this photograph. :)

Started by Maeda. Last reply by Dan Richards Apr 1. 24 Replies

It's my first time to take a picture of an insect. Well, probably not the first time but the first time to capture a bee and... I just want this photo to be criticize so that I'll learn from my…Continue

Tags: macro, bee, maeda

Will buying a New Nikon, D-800/800E, or other upgrade, make me or anyone a Better Photographer?

Started by dennis sowell. Last reply by Keith Nelson May 28, 2014. 30 Replies

Hello new friends and fellow Nikonians, I've just spent three days (since launch of D-800) in a flurry of joyous activity searching, studying, analyzing and evaluating the benefits, costs and other…Continue

Tags: of, Land, Mexico, Enchantment, Golden

Nikon D5100

Started by azizkhan. Last reply by Renata Contini Apr 28, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello Everyone!I am new to the group and to photography. I would like some info on a lens a micro lens to be specific that won't empty my wallet!, any suggestions?ThanksAzizContinue

View NX 2.6 and D600 NEF issue.

Started by Glenn P. Last reply by Fred Mar 6, 2013. 13 Replies

I downloaded the new ViewNX2 and can not convert D600 NEF to JPG. Any one having similar problem. Can't use Adobe's CS4 to do RAW since the version for CS4 can not handle the new ACR 7.3Any thought…Continue

Nikon ED AF80-200mm 1:2.8 D Shot at f/7 ...

Started by Tim Morris. Last reply by Rchard Klein Jan 8, 2013. 19 Replies

Used my Nikon stated above yesterday, shot in 'P' mode because opportunities were presenting themselves in various lighting conditions. Also, had activeDlighting to 'off' and don't really know why.…Continue

what do you feel this is worth??

Started by Jayme Paul. Last reply by Rchard Klein Jan 8, 2013. 5 Replies

Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR IIwhat do you all think this is worth? I have an option to buy this and am very interested if the price is right.Continue

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Comment by Fred on February 7, 2013 at 1:27am


Very nice but I would say edit it and repost it so we can see the difference

Comment by Ashton Willson on February 6, 2013 at 2:39pm

This is my sunset i took with my nikon coolpix, no edits

Comment by Fred on February 6, 2013 at 3:48am

Downloaded NX2 update, installed and it works on four different types of cameras, so no problems

Comment by Fred on February 6, 2013 at 1:52am

To all of you Capture NX2 software the news is another update. You can read all about it here:

I am now going to download it myself

Comment by Fred on January 29, 2013 at 1:53am


What are you going to take photographs of with a macro lens? There are quite a few out there but they offer different outlooks.

Comment by Fred on January 29, 2013 at 1:51am


It does not matter how old the software is, once you have bought it you have a serial number. That serial number will work on any update that Nikon supplies, you do not have to keep making NIKON any richer by purchasing a update everytime the produce one. Nikon also allow the user to install their software on two computers because most photographers have a laptop and desktop.

If you are having problems with the software, yes uninstall it, so that you help reduce anything that is wrong. I would also try running a registry cleaner to help remove anything wrong in there (get one from Install your new software than enter your serial number and the software will run forever or untill Nikon bring out a new version.


Comment by ISO 500 on January 27, 2013 at 10:46pm


I am new to this site, shooting with a Nikon D600 and 35mm prime. (my Site:



Comment by Tom Lynch on January 26, 2013 at 10:42am

Hi all,  I have been using the D3100 for about 2 years now and just bought a D5100. I only have the kit lens so I have the 55-300 on the D51oo and the 18-55 on the D3100.  Between the 2 cameras there is a lot to learn.  I do want a good Macro lens so I am saving my pennies.

Comment by Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead on January 26, 2013 at 10:40am

I cannot help adding a point to Fred's nostalgic 50mm, f/1.8. My daughter bought this lens for me at the Dubai duty free. My Nikon D7000 focusses it OK. I also have the more expensive 50mm, f/1.4. BUT the f/1.8 gives better shots; better white balance, tack sharp and no distortions; definitely.

Comment by Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead on January 26, 2013 at 10:26am

Fred - I meant 'Must I uninstall my present.....'


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