Nikon D3000

Announced Jul 30, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I'm trying to use my D3000 in manual mode but it seems to be doing it's own thing. I"m using the 55mm kit lens and it will only let me set the f stop to 36 if I zoom in close to an object.  If I zoom out it steps the f stop down.  I've tried resetting everything I can think of.  I change it to f 36 in A mode and if I change it to M it will reset itself to whatever f stop it thinks is right.  It seems to me I was able to set the aperture to whatever I chose in M mode before but something seems...
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I've never used a digital reflex, only film ones. I own a compact (Panasonic TZ8) and recently I bought an Olympus PEN E-PL1, used. I am not fully satisfied because the Oly has very soft lenses wide open (see this thread http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53836118 and beware! it's huge). I found a Canon 1000D and a Nikon D3000 for 180 €, used, with kit 18-55. These are on the low end of the prices for Canon and Nikon "old" entry level digital equipment. For 170 € I could buy a Sigma 19 mm...
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Hello All I'm a Canon user, but I have a friend who owns a Nikon D3000.  It's tough for me to give him recommendations since I'm unfamiliar with the Nikon system.  However, he is interested in a speedlite b/c the built-in flash is starting to frustrate him (as well it should).   I went as far as downloading the manual for this particular model, but could find no reference to Nikon's "Commander" mode.  Is the D3000 incapable of communicating remotely with Nikon speedlites directly?  If that's...
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By: GS9 (3 months ago)
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I am buying my first DSLR.  I have a very tight budget--not much more than $500--and I know I have to (or want to) get not only a good body, but a good zoom and prime lens, tripod, and filters.  In order not to compromise on everything besides the body, I have to be willing to get a body that isn't as fancy as the most recent ones.  All used, I can get the Nikon D3000 for $160, D5000 for $200, and the D80 for around $190.  I'm wondering which is the best bang for my buck.  I know this doesn't...
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Hello Everybody! I am new in this forum site. I was wondering for some idea and got this site from googling. However, let me describe my queries: I am using my Nikon 3000 camera  with the lens that I bought (JAA776DC - AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G). I have some queries about this combination. As per the original website, it has got Auto Focus facility and Its name also means something like that as the name starts with AF! However, I could not find auto focus with it! Now I have following...
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Hello, I currently own a Nikon D3000 with the 18mm - 55mm kit lens. I have a small studio (3m x 2m) where I have begun child and family photography. I am frustrated by the quality of my photographs and am leaning heavily on Photoshop and post production in order to get the images ready for my customers. Even then I am still disappointed by the quality of the photographs. The main issues are: - Lack of sharpness - Grain - Dark images even with two large studio lights + softboxes attached -...
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I have a very good handle on film photography as I have done many weddings and journalistic events over my 50 years as an amateur and a professional. Last week I didn't know enough to even ask an intelligent question about digital hardware so bear with me, please. I am considering the purchase of a Nikon in the D3000 or D5000 series and I need better understanding. Just recently, I discovered my eleven-year-old Fuji FinePix S602z (3-Meg) makes much sharper pictures than my new Nikon CoolPix...
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By: Jbaer (4 months ago)
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I need an adapter for Minolta maxxium. 430si Rz A type bayonet mount lens. This is an auto focus film camera To a nikon d3000 digital camera photodiox has one but is it worth 70.00
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The body of my Nikon D3000 has a pretty big crack around the viewfinder.  It has never been dropped or hit.   - The camera works and pictures don't seem to be affected - I'm worried the crack will get bigger and create a bigger problem, possibly a mechanical one My thinking is that the body was faulty and weak, but can't find any recalls, has anyone ever heard of this happening? I'd love some suggestion on what you think I should do. Thanks in advance!
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Good Day,  I own a D3000 Nikon and after purchasing the camera a few years ago, I was able to find enough lost couch coins to add a 18-200mm after market (Non Nikon) lens. (I rather not disclose the name of the mnfg'r of the lens at this time - I find it somewhat irrelevant) My concern is the proper f-Stop settings on my camera - are they accurate with this lens or do I need to polish up on the guessing game?   The reason I ask is because when I look through my view finder on the camera there...
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