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Why Nikon's result a bit yellow compare with other brands??

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This is mainly because of your WB settings. I think, you can play with it.
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Your color depends on what you have your white balance set to. If it's too warm, you need to set it to be more cool. Use kelvin if you don't like the presets.
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Please verify the settings that you have in your camera or reset the custom settings. Each manufacture has different sensors, color space and resolutions.
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Does the Nikon D300S come with a 1/4 socket or do you have to buy one?

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Yes it has the 1/4 socket for a tripod.
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This model has Tripod socket of 1/4.
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Largest size memory card

what is the largest card and what cards do you recommend. I was looking at a new compact flash card that is 600x and 32 gig. Will it work in my D300s?
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Please click on the link below for more information:
Answer Title: Approved Memory Cards - D300S
Answer Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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From what I can tell from Rob Galbraith's article about the new 600x Cards from Sandisk, the 64GB cards will in the D300s.

But I would not recommend you using this size. It's desirable having smaller memory because of possible damaging and data backup.
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what is the size of the RAW file, in Megapixs? culd not find in book/thank you!

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Its hard to put a MP to a raw shot, many factors come into play Raw uncompressed stores the image as shot (no loss of data) where JPEG post processes after the shot ie. white ballance, sharpening, quality and size etc and it loses information. So raw size varies by how much data is stored the amount of colors 12bit or 14bit etc all come into play. I find in an 8GB card I can get 300+- 20 shots in raw and in TIF 200 to 830 depending on size and in JPEG 1,000 to 15,500 depending on size and quality. I shoot with a D300s
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Depends what you got it set at, varies between 10.5mb for a 12 bit compressed to 25mb for a 14bit uncompressed, refer to page 394 of your manual for all specs.
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Is this camera capable of auto programing in manual mode?

If so, how do I program it to fire off three or four exposures rapidly that are pre-set at different shutter speeds?
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you're talking about exposure bracketing. i don't know by heart if the d300s does it (it may, check your manual for bracketing).
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It’s not possible to set the camera for continuous shooting at different shutter speeds.
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what lens's are compatible with the nikon D300S?

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Here's the link to a great article that talks about the different types of NIKKOR lenses and which Nikon bodies they work with: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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All Nikon lens.
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What is the part number of the rubber cap that covers the contacts for the MB-D10?

I have misplaced mine and im unable to find a part number/name for this product
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1k467-300 for the rubber cover for the battery pack on the bottom of the camera
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I assume you mean the hotshoe for the flash, that is a BS-1 shoe cap
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D300S with a 18 200 vr2 vs 70-200 2.8 vr2 on sunny day shooting lacrosse games will the 2 lenses perform about the same.

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on a sunny day you should be fine as the f/stop goes, obviously 2.8 is fast n blur free in low light,
the most difference you will see is the glass itself as far as the quality of photo. The 70-200mm being pro glass the image quality will be better for sure...and the 18-200 at 4.5 or 5.6 whatever the fastest aperture is, will have difference in background as opposed to 2.8...
hope this helps...
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The 70-200 F2.8 is a much better lens than the 18-200mm F3.5-5.6. Optically the 70-200 is far superior and is a great lens, which gives a much better image, also you are able to use aperture F2.8 all the way through from 70mm to 200mm. The build quality of the 70-200 is also much better, it feels much more solid and well made. The 18-200mm is a jack of all trades lens but master of none. The image quality can change dramatically between 18-200mm and with different aperture settings. Hence the difference in price.
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How do I get the 51points to show in the view finder?

I'm trying to make my new D300s show all 51 points, or even the 9 or 21 points, so I can move my POF to the side if I wanted to do an off center picture.
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hi
I’m sure this is discussed in the manual.
If you look under Support section here, you can download the manual or ask service and support
if you can not find it.
I would assume it has to do with the Auto-Focus Modes you have in camera.
I own an older D2X and can control which sensors are active and recompose shot if need be,..
hope this helps...
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You'll need to set the Focus Point Selection to Single Point in order to manually select the Focus Point. Please see page # 78 of the user's manual for the D300s regarding Focus Point Selection.
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using both SD and CF in D300s

On my D300s I use 2 memory cards (16 GB SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash and 16 GB SanDisk Extreme SD). Both cards work fine, but the camera shows only one card total number of shoots. For example: jpeg (fine) - 1.4k, instead of 2.8k.
Is it normal?

P.S. the secondary card SD set up for overflow.
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Yes, this is normal. When shooting to 2 memory cards, the camera will show only the card that will run out of space first, at the current setting. This information can also be found at the bottom of page 72 of your D300s user manual : "Using Two Memory Cards"
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Only shows remaining shots on card in primary slot.
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Is there an easy way to check number of the pictures taken by my D300S?

I use camera for more than 3 years and would like to know for how long I can use it. For that I am trying to find easy way, than to count all data made by this camera.

Thanks
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Your not understanding do a internet search for"my shutter count" they will ask you to upload the last photo you took and give the shutter count. You can also look in the exit data of your last photo.
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Just do an internet search for "shutter count" , there are plenty of free sites that you can use. Just upload the last photo taken.
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What is the rating on the d300s? How many actuations are expected?

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150,000 actuations are expected. :)
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Please click on the link below for information:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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D300s Continuous Shooting Not Working

I take pictures at a racetrack and have gotten really used to my continuous shooting mode but now it has stopped working. I am sure I have just messed up a setting somewhere (altho it still says I am shooting 7 FPS under the shooting menu)...can someone give me a clue where to start looking to fix this?
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You only get speedy continous bursts, when the camera does not take RAW files. It is particularly slow at 14-bit RAW. Make sure to switch the quality to "JPEG only".
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Please see page # 86 of the user's manual for the D300s for more information on continuous shooting.
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WHERE IS D300S MANUFACTURED.

I BOUGHT ONE IN TOKYO BUT IT SAYS MADE IN THAILAND. IS THIS GENUINE CAMERA. how safe is it to buy used d300s camera
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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operate to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera is produced where.
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Add time/date to D300s image

How do I add the time and/or date the photo was taken to the actual image? Not just in the metadata file.
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Please see page #238 of the user's manual of your camera.
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I have an older acadapter, the EH-5. Is it compatible with the D300s?

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Yes, you can use the EH-5 or the EH-5a.
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Can i use SB700 with D300s?

Can i use SB700 with D300s
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sure you can
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Will a D300 work with AI compatible extenision tubes & bellows?

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you should be be able to use anything on the D300/D300s as long as it is design for nikon F mount
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Is the multi-power battery pack I have on my Nikon D200 going to be compatible with the D300s that I just purchased or will I have to buy a new one?

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No, is not compatible. The D300s uses the MB-D10 Battery pack. The D200 used the MB-D200.
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Where is the Digitutor for the D300s???? I know there used to be one.

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Please click on the link below and select the D300s.
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index...
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