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12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor: Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing technologies and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking image fidelity is assured.

World’s first D-SLR with an HD movie mode: Record exceptional 24fps movie clips with sound at up to 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) in Motion JPEG format, enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility.

3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor
High resolution, 170-degree wide-angle viewing guarantees confident image review and movie playback.

11-point AF system: Consistently fast and accurate autofocus, reinforced by the Nikon Scene Recognition System, delivers razor sharpness in a wide variety of conditions.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System: Nikon's renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates images, referencing an on-board database of over 30,000 photographic scenes, for unmatched exposure accuracy.

Auto Active D-Lighting: Selectable and Automatic, Active D-Lighting optimizes details within shadows and highlights, taming high-contrast situations in real time.

In-Camera Image Editing
Creative freedom stems from exclusive in-camera image editing, featuring Fisheye effect, Straighten and Distortion Control as well as D-Lighting, Red-eye Reduction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more.

Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames-per-second: Combined with fast 0.15ms power-up and split-second 65ms shooting lag, dramatic action and decisive moments are captured easily.

Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200: High signal-to-noise components and design deliver exceptional performance, even at high ISO setting.

Built-in image sensor cleaning
Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning frees image degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low pass filter.

One-button Live View: Easy to use Live View activates access to 3 contrast detection focus modes including Face Priority AF.

Comprehensive exposure control: Five advanced scene modes plus Program Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual.

Durable, high precision shutter
Testing to over 100,000 cycles assures shutter life and accuracy.

GPS geo-tagging
GP-1 GPS unit (optional) provides automatic real-time geo-tagging.

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Excelente equipo Compre esta cámara para aprender fotografía y posteriormente adquirir algo mejor, llevo mas de 5 anos con ella y no me puedo desprender, sus funciones van mas allla de lo que esperaba, la relación precio valor es favorable simplemente la mejor cámara del mundo por lo que se paga October 2, 2014
Best camera I've ever owned! Easy to use and great for shooting any kind of scenery or portraits! August 3, 2014
Not a camera problem but possibly lens problem I too had problem with err messages, but for me the problem was the lens and not the camera. It is a very good entry level camera for new hobbyists. May 31, 2014
Love it!! Does what I want with great results. Never had a problem! May 18, 2014
The first Digital that compares to my F100 I love this camera, and have shot with it for years now. It's the first digital I've worked with that took shops that rival my beloved F100. I've had great success selling my shots even at poster size (18"x30") and the color and detail is fantastic. Battery life is good, the combination of pre-programmed and manual settings allow for a great degree of precision, and it's done right by me. May 16, 2014
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How do I take a black & white Photo??

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I'm new to photography & can't figure out how to take a black & white Photo with my D90
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Two ways you can take B&W photo with the D-90 SLR.
One is before taking a picture push "MENU" on the left side of the camera back. Select "SHOOTING MENU" then with right arrow by the "OK" select "SET PICTURE CONTROL". Push the right arrow again by the OK on the right of the screen. Push down arrow to highlight Monochrome, and push OK. Now you can take Monochrome pictures.

Or after taking a color picture, go to "MENU". Select "RETOUCH MENU". Push arrow down to "Monochrome" and push OK. Select picture on the screen that you want to change to Monochrome and push "OK". Then "OK" again to confirm change. You will have a made a second copy in black & white of a color picture. You will still have the color copy also. Hope this helps you.
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You can scroll through the menue, Camera, Set Picture Control, Monochrome, Toning-B&W.
However, you are probably better off taking the photo in Color and changing to Black and White in post with software.
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Have your image displayed on the LCD display and press the OK button in the center of the multi-function button. Select monochrome from the menu that pops up, then black and white. Although I prefer to convert to B&W in post processing such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Apeture etc. Hope that helps.
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Press the MENU button on the back of the D90. Using the arrows around the "OK" button, select "Shooting Menu", which is the second menu down (it looks like a camera), select "Set Picture Control", and select "Monochrome". Press "OK', and you should be set!
Apr 18, 2011 by
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Go to Shooting Menu > Set Picture Control, push OK on the 4 way switch, scroll down to Monochrome and push OK. You are set to shoot black and white.
Apr 18, 2011 by
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You don't. Sensor get light from your lens and capture the image. It comes in color right? :)

Then you grab your image (JPG or RAW) and turn it into the B&W snapshot. You can do it on your computer: iPhoto on MAC or Photoshop on PC. But you can do it right on your camera. On d90 hit the menu and then select Retouching (square with the brush) and choose Monochrome. Then select 1 of the 3 options and it will load your image list from your SSD card. Select image you like to turn B&W (hit OK) and BAM - you got 2 copies - colored and monochrome. Enjoy!
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You must go to «shooting menu» - «set picture control» - «monochrome»

After you have various option like sepia...
Apr 18, 2011 by
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Two ways:
1. You can take your color photo and edit it in your favorite photo editing software.
2. You can push the "info" button on your D90. This will bring up the information screen. Push the "info" button again, and it will highlight the items on the bottom of the screen. Move the highlighted area to "Set Picture Control", and choose "Monochrome." Your photos will now be taken in black and white.
Apr 18, 2011 by
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Press the Menu button, then press the navigation buttton left (left of center OK button). Then move up or down until the Shooting Menu appears. Scoll through the Shooting Menu to find "SET PICTURE CONTROL". Press OK and scoll down to Monochrome. In case you are interested, you will notice an OK at the right, but if you hit the right button instead of OK, you find some interesting options not available for color. You can choose a whole series of tones to apply. There are specialized filters and if you have not chosen Active D-Lighting, full control of contrast (Ansil Adams, Eat your heart out). If you often return to the same places that have consistant lighting, you might want to save the set-up with MANAGE PICTURE CONTROL. Then when you return to that location, just choose the C1-C9 that you have saved. I hope that you can save PRE White balance settings in there
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To Shoot B&W with the D90. Do the following. Open MENU to SHOOTING MENU(first item). Go to Set Picture Control. Push the OK button and slect MC*Monochrome* push OK again. Close MENU. Once set you can start shooting B&W.
Another way is go ahead and shoot in color then convert to B&W. Then go to MENU again open RETOUCH MENU and pick Monochrome then you can choose B&W or SEPIA or Cyanotype. then you pick the picture you want to convert to B&W push ok then save. It will create a new B&W picture. You do not lose the original color picture.
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go to MENU and then select SET PICTURE CONTROL and then select MONOCHROME and then exit by pressing MENU button. that should set you up in taking black and white photo. enjoy and have fun taking photos..
Apr 17, 2011 by
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yokosuka, japan
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Open menu, in the photo menu, choose the first item. There it probably says SD and that is the standard. You can here change it to B/W.

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How can I view and open NEF files from my D90 on CS3?

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You need to update pugs in
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Make sure you have the newest RAW (NEF) plug-in from Adobe installed on your computer also. Download free from their site.
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Transport through Bridge
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Download Adobe Camera Raw. It has support for the NEF files. And it's for free!!!
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RAW-NEF Files have been opened with photoshop CS 3and over very easily.
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Install a plug-in patch available online free from Adobe.
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You can open NEF files using Adobe Bridge. Download your files using Adobe Bridge and open in Camera Raw. Click on the raw image and Camera Raw will open up (using a Mac).
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You can't because Adobe products are too expensive!
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I have been using Photoshop CS5 but I think the method will be the same on CS3. Camera Raw is a program used to open and process NEF files (and other brands' raw files) and is a part of Photoshop CS. You have to make sure your version of Camera Raw supports Nikon D90 (to check, go to Adobe website). To open and process your NEF, simply open Photoshop, go to File - Open, locate your NEF file and double click to open. The file will automatically open in Camera Raw.
Hope this helps.
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Try updating your complete CS3 package which includes Camera RAW, the component necessary to open RAW images. Its probable that you are using a Adobe Camera RAW database that doesn't have the D90.
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Each new camera is different from previous models, so software to read the newer files would need to be updated. Please contact the third party software vendor to see what update options they offer to read images from newer cameras in their software. Of course, for the best quality NEF conversion we recommend the use of Nikon Capture NX 2 or View NX 2.
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Is the D90 MS Windows 7 compatible?

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I'm contemplating moving into DSLR cameras from several years of Canon P&S. All my 35mm film cameras were Nikons and I want to keep using my existing Nikkor AF lenses. However, we just got a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit install) and I just need to know if the D90 would be compatible. Thanks!
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If your question is whether the camera itself is compatible with Win7, the answer is that any camera is compatible with any operating system, since you're shooting either RAW or .jpg files. If nothing else you can pull the memory card and use a card reader (most newer laptops come with a built-in SD card reader), but Win7 recognizes my camera when I plug it in just fine.

If your question is whether the software that comes with the D90 is Win7 compatible, the answer is yes, it is. However, there are better alternatives for working with, storing and organizing photos.
Apr 16, 2011 by
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Yes, Nikon D 90 is compatible with Windows 7.
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I just got a new PC with windows 7 and I have no problems with compatibility between windows 7 and my D90.
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That's no problem. Eveything will work fine.
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Yes it is. I have a Windows 7 PC and a MacBook Pro. It works with both. It's the software that determines what you can do. As long as it is for Windows or a PC, you will be fine.
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Yes, the D90 is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. I use Camera Control 2.8 as well as Capture NX
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I use ViewNX from Nikon to download pictures off my D90:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Imaging-Software/NVNX/ViewNX.html

It works on my Win7 x64 laptop.
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If you want to check compatibility, you are probably talking more about software than the camera itself.

If you are shooting JPEG, probably any Windows / Linux / Mac / iPad will handle your photos wether it is connecting the camera directly to your PC or by inserting the SD card using a SD adapter / Slot.

The problems comes when using the RAW images. In that case I know that Adobe Bridge (Photoshop) and Adobe Lightroom are more than capable to open the RAW images coming out of the D90.
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Yes, you'll be able to work with the D90 on your Windows 7 computer. The D90 ships with the software and cable you need to import your photos. And even if it didn't, there are plenty of free applications that manage photo importing from D-SLR cameras.

Also, the D90 is a great choice since you already have NIKKOR AF lenses. The camera has a built-in focusing motor, so you can use both AF and AF-S lenses. (AF lenses rely on the camera's built-in focusing motor, AF-S lenses have their own internal focusing motor.)

Enjoy!
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I am using Win 7 64 bit with no problems. Use Photshop CS4 and Lightroom 3.
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Yes, the D90 is compatible with Windows 7.
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can i charge my nikon d90 battery in the camera via the usb cable?

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Nope. Use the charger that came with the en-el3 battery. If you take over 700+ pictures at a time then get a second spare battery.
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No. In fact, since the camera has to be on while it's connected to the computer to transfer files, it drains the battery. Use the charger that's supplied with the camera.
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No not possible.You should use MH-18 A QUİCK CHARGERS.It gets nearly 2,30 hours for charhing..
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I don't believe that's possible. The battery charger is certainly the way to go here, and to tell you the truth, you would be better off buying a small card reader for image transfers to the computer. Going through the camera uses battery life, and worse yet, is slow when compared to the card readers. Card readers can be bought at any Target or Wal-Mart store for under $15.00...thins is cheap enough where the increase in speed makes it worth while to get one.
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No. You need to remove the battery and insert it into the included charger.
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My D90 does NOT seem to charge in camera, I guess adding charging circuits would add weight. I wanted to be able to charge on-the-go. On ebay a found a 120v wall charger with a USB port and 12v car cord and it came with a 2000mAh battery for about $22. All works and I can charge while driving but I do prefer to use my official Nikon Batteries, nothing is wrong with the ebay battery I just trust Nikon much more.
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No - You need the external charger to properly charge the battery. Use charger MH-18a
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No, but since being connected to the USB port drains power more quickly than shooting, the EH-5a power adapter can be purchased to power the camera while tethering it.

http://nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Photography-Accessories/Power-Adapters/25364/EH-5A-AC-Adapter.html

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I don't think you can. Thats only useful for transferring images or for tethering.
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Nope.
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Unfortunatley not no.
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which lens is included in the kit

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My D90 came with the 18-105 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.
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18-105mm VR 4.5f
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18 - 105 mm
But don't buy a kit, choose your camera budy and lenses separately, lenses in kits are not the same good quality as the professional ones!
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18 - 105 3.5-5.6 G ED Vibration Reduction Lens. Great additions would be a 50mm 1.8 prime lens and a 70-300 zoom.
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The lens included Nikon D90 is 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR.
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The lens included in the kit is a Nikkor AF-S, VR 8 mm to 105mm f/3.5 - 5.6, which is a very good all around lens.
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Guantánamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba
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AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G DX VR & AF-S 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 G ED VR
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My D90 kit came with the 18-105mm f3.5 - 5.6 GED and I love it. Majority of my shots are taken at the 18mm setting, I zoom to achieve 'in camera' cropping occasionally.
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18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
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Miami, FL
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Miami, FL
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Some dealers put kits together with different lenses, sometimes one or two. You will need to verify with your local dealers to see what they have available.
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Depends on the kit. Right now, Nikon isn't selling any D90 kits in its online store (it's selling D90 bodies only), but it is selling a D7000 kit that includes the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens—a great all-in-one zoom lens. Check it out below.

If you're set on a D90 kit, check your local retailers. I've seen the D90 packaged with that same 18-105mm lens.
 
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are there basic settings to use if you are just wanting to take still pictures..

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i want to take pictures of my childs school play, i just purchased the d90 and am so excited but all the settings confuse me.. are there some basic settings that I should use to get great pictures like the ones shown on this site/
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i would go with program mode and take a few test shots to check how high you should go with the iso. of course you want to keep the iso as low as possible to prevent excess noise. this will allow you to use it as if it's in auto but you can do it without the flash more easily
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I'm assuming you have the 18 - 105 kit lens that came with the camera. If they allow flash, and you have an off the camera Nikon flash (SB600 or higher), you can put it on P and leave your ISO setting on Auto for up to 3200ISO and you will get good pictures. Because of ambient lighting at the play being mixed with the flash, I would leave the white balance on A. If you don't have an external flash, I would try and get as close as I can with the pop up flash. Definitely under 30 feet if you can. If you can get there a little earlier before the play starts, take a few shots of the stage with these settings and see how they come out as far as exposure is concerned. I would use the AF-A autofocus and the grid screen focusing screen. If this is confusing use the Auto on the left dial and let the D-90 decide. It does amazingly well.
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Yes. Set the camera on P (Program...a/k/a "pretty") mode. You'll love it!
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I am an advocate of totally manual settings with exception of AF. The AF system works excellent with some exceptions in certain lighting conditions such as fog. then focus manually. Enjoy!
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Covington, Kentucky
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First of all, please take some spare time (if you have any) & read your book. Want to know what's really great? Nikon has an online tutorial for the D90. I found it very enlightening. In addition to that, notice the dial on the left side of your camera. It will have your scene preference modes such as sports, close ups (the flower), & portrait.
You also have your manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, & program modes.I also recommend a good quality Nikon flash for your camera. It will help keep from draining your camera's battery when taking flash photography (indoors & low light conditions).
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you can go into full auto mode until you start to feel comfortable with the camera. It will adjust everything for you and you will get good quality pictures from auto. Once you are used to how it feels and seeing what it does in auto start to play. :)

Best thing is to find a college or university- maybe even a local school who offer a basic course in SLR photography. I took one as a refresher and it was great.

Some of the best advice I had when I read about DSLR is to set your camera up on a tripod and start taking pictures - changing the settings as you go, and then checking the differences out when you have played and played with them. The best part of digital- you only pay for what you print- all the rest are great practice.
 
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Kitchener ON Canada
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I suggest you get the book called The D90 companion by Ben Long. This has a wealth of information and much more understandable then the manual.
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Yes there are standard settings. There is the basic "point and shoot" setting, like in most (if not all) Nikon cameras. There are also some presets as well. I generally use the aperature selection setting that allows you to select the aperture. Generally I think that using the f-stop 8 is great for nature photos. Alot of the great photos also depend on the lens that you use. While the kit lens is quite good, there are great lenses out there that will reduce the geometric distortion and color aberations. You also will need to make sure that the ISO setting is appropriate for the amount of light. I generally keep the ISO at 400 and auto, whch means that it will prefer 400 but can change this if 400 is not going to expose properly.
In general, if you are a beginner, try to use the automatic presets until you feel comfortable and little by little begin to experiment with using manual settings changing things one by one to see what they do.
Also, remember that you can take an image and save the NEF and the jpg together. This will allow you to edit the NEF and perhaps make some corrections. I use capture NX2 for this. Aoot of the images that you will find on the web have probably been "corrected" -- this includes sharpening and color correction, white balance, and correcting the lens distortions and the color aberations. This is why they look so good.
Finally, when you really get used to the camera, alot of these corrections can be made during capture time. Of course if you save the NEF, you can change even these corrections. You can manually determine the white balance, and add sharpening and noise corrections and many other things that will happen during processing. This will allow you to be in a situation where the editing that you need to do will be minimalized.
I hope all this is clear. Good luck, you have a great camera.
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Israel
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Use the landscape mode, that will give you better focus of all the play with out adjusting.
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I use shutter speed priority set at about 1/30 sec. along with an ISO of about 800. Using a VR lens produces nice results for me. Shoot a few test shots to see that the exposure graph is fully used without crowding either end of the graph. Use the ISO to adjust the basic exposure level to get full usage of the low light ability of the D90. (If there is a chance to shoot a dress rehearsal, you can quickly find the needed settings for the full production)
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Oklahoma
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Use the action or sport setting to capture the motion.
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What lenses go with this camera (nikon d90)?

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Any Nikon lens.
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Nikkor FX and DX series, FX series are professional ones and you can use them with Nikon FullFrame Digital SLR cameras like D700 and D3 series. But working with DX series are easier because of AF and Image Stabilizer on it.
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Tehran, Iran
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As far as I know, almost all the DX Nikkor lenses that Nikon makes plus some.
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Thank you for your question. Since the first Nikon Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera was produce they have used the same bayonet on all their lenses. That means you can use any Nikon SLR lens on any current and/or older camera body. But be aware that the older lens do not have motors built-in to the lens and they will require that you use the manual setting on the camera body to determine the correct exposure and you will be required to manually focus the lens.
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Arizona
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18-105MM AND 18-55MM LENSES PREFER FİRST PLEASE.
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Hi,

on a natgeo expedition i only took 18-200vrii. took almost 5000 pics and after that my conclusion is that for 95% of the time 18-200 vrII is perfect for all conditions.

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pakistan
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pakistan
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Any of the newer Nikon lenses will work great. There are also some other lenses made by Sigma, Tamron and Tokina which will work fine. I recommend using the stabilized lenses. Nikon recently introduced some fairly inexpensive VR lenses. (One being the 55-300mm) If you can afford the 70-200 f2.8 it is an awesome lens. I have also taken some great photos with the 70-300 VR. The 50mm f1.8 is extremely sharp and very inexpensive.
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Helena, Montana
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