Nikon D5000

Announced Apr 14, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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I need a better lens to take action shots for my son's high school football games and all games are at night and the field lighting is bad. My Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is great for daytime sports photography but it does very poorly for action shots with low lighting. I am a novice and I admit that I mostly use the sports mode and get great results with daylight action shots. I know I will have to step up my game and learn how to use the manual settings for night time...
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I've got a couple of items on order. Samsung EX2F and a 52mm extension barrel to fit 52mm filters and lenses in front of the fixed lens on the camera. A knurled ring is removed from the base of the lens and the barrel is screwed in place. It permits the use of 52mm threaded filters and lenses. I am ready to order this kit this...
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I am not a complete novice but close. I have a Nikon D5000 and SB-600 flash and at times my photos come out way over exposed. I am shooting in "Auto" mode on camera and i-TTL-BL Flash Mode. Here is an example: 35mm f/1.8G lens. f/4, 1/60s , SB-600 in i-TTL-Bl mode.  The same photo taken w/ built in flash comes out well, but I often want to use SB-600 when I have a large group I want to capture at a 15 feet or so and need to understand why SB-600 over exposes.  f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8G lens...
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I had Nikon D5000 with Nikon 18-200 Lens. Looking to get a small Compact camera for travel. Narrow down to Leica D Lux-6, Sony RX100 II or RX100 III. And on some review Panasonic LX7 is same as D Lux-6. I like good quality of photo. However, for my Nikon D500 shot, I always use 8Mb pixel to save space. comparing the photo shots using D5000 with 18-200 lens vs Nikon Coolpixel 8700 (my old one), even using same 8Mb pixel settings, the photo quality is different. LX7/D Lux6 seems has very good...
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I had Nikon D5000 with Nikon 18-200 Lens. Looking to get a small Compact camera for travel. Narrow down to Leica D Lux-6, Sony RX100 II or RX100 III. And on some review Panasonic LX7 is same as D Lux-6. I like good quality of photo. However, for my Nikon D500 shot, I always use 8Mb pixel to save space. comparing the photo shots using D5000 with 18-200 lens vs Nikon Coolpixel 8700 (my old one), even using same 8Mb pixel settings, the photo quality is different. Someone said that even Leica D...
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HI, I have Nikon D5000 with Nikon 18-200 VRII Lens. It was good. Recently I noticed that when I pre-focus the object. I can hear the focus ok beep sound. Then, when time is ready for me to press the shot button to get photo, most time, the camera does nothing. And I can't hear the focus ok beep sound. Therefore the camera prevent you to shot unless you switch to manual focus on the len to take shot. Alternatively, you have to move away your focus the object. And half press to get focus. and...
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I have been shooting with my first DSLR (D5000) since 2009. I am not a pro, just use the camera on my business travels and with my Family (mostly my kid nowadays). My lenses are 35mm 1.8G, Sigma 10-20 and Tamron 90mm f2.8. I believe only the Tamron supports full frame. I believe going to D7100 will not add much since D5000 is already a great camera and the next step would be going to full frame. My budget is around 3.5k (after selling a CAM recorder from Canon) for the body and 1 or 2 lenses....
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Hi folks. My D5000 is about 5 years old I think. Now when I switch to live-view I get an icon "REC" with a slash through it and I cannot record video when I hit the OK button no matter what settings I have tried to alter. I even pushed the reset switch by the SD card. I have a Lexar Platinum II Class 10 64GB SDXC card. Any ideas, suggestions? All are appreciated! I am an entry level user. Thank you and happy snapping! (Do we still say snapping?! ;-) ) Anita
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I have a Nikon D5000 and now I realize what a mistake that was, because AF lenses are so expensive that have only managed to buy a 35mm so far. I should have bought a DSLR with AF motor in the body. Now I want to remedy that.I have a lovely Tokina 100 F2.8 manual focus lens and the 3 Nikkor AF/S lenses (18-55, 55-200, 35). I want a body that can use all 4 lenses, that will also give me light metering and auto focusing with the Tokina lens. I was looking at the Nikon D300, but it only uses CF...
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I've been using my D5000 for about 4 years and recently took it to Patagonia. Another person in our group carried a D90 and we happened to take these similar shots. I noticed that my picture looks rather grey in comparison. He did not post-process and didn't use a filter. I used a UV filter (I'm pretty sure. I did have my polarizing filter with me but I don't remember using it much). Here is my shot. Nikon D5000 18-55mm. Aperture priority, 1/500, f/10, -0.7EV, ISO 1 EV under 200. 18mm....
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