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How can I set my nikon D300 to take pictures in really dark lighting? I do not want to use a flash.


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Set the ISO to a higher number and put the camera on a tripod because the shutter will remain open for an extended period of time. You may have to experiment with the ISO setting and also exposure compensation to get the exact result you're looking for.
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