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Discussion of the buttons, dials, wheels, switches, and menus found on cameras.

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Moving the Color Trim to Quick Control Screen

I just got a Canon 5d Mark ii, and I am trying to get the settings so that the color trim is in the Quick Control Screen. Does anyone know how to get this there? Thanks!
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Does the Sony A7 have a way to automatically adjust exposure parameters with a button press in M mode?

Is there a button (or custom function which could be assigned to some button) to auto-adjust exposure in Manual exposure mode on Sony Alpha 7? I am a new A7 user, and didn't find one yet. On other ...
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Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?

My camera is acting weirdly these days... After putting fully charged batteries into it I was only able to take 2-3 shots before it turned off and showed the battery low symbol. So I took my camera to ...
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Looking for features on entry-level DSLR cameras

I am looking to upgrade an old Nikon D70 DSLR, as far as I can see features like dual control dials, and monochromatic LCD's on the top face of the camera displaying status information are missing ...
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How do disposable cameras work without exposure and focus control?

Before I got into photography, I used to use disposable cameras with ISO 400 film. I've gotten some decent results in various lighting, both inside and outside and at different focus distances. How do ...
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Does the Nikon D600 have a lockable mode wheel?

At the moment I am using a D7000 for portrait shoots but for some reason I keen on knocking the mode wheel from A to M quite often and it results in over or underexposed shots. I see that on top of ...
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Can I use the Samsung Nx300 in bulb mode without continually holding the shutter?

How can I shoot with my Samsung nx300 in bulb mode? Without continuing to press the shutter button? Thanks
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Will I damage the command dial on my D5200 if I rotate it quickly?

In a Youtube video on the D5200 I saw that the guys handling the camera rotated the command dial very fast. I used to rotate the dial one jump at a time fearing that otherwise I would damage the ...
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How is a Bulb mode enabled for a Canon EOS 70D?

I've owned a Canon EOS 70D for two weeks, but when I wanted to make a long exposure of the Geminid meteors I couldn't find the BULB Mode. Only a maximum of 30s shutter speed. So my question is: Is ...
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What cameras have aperture controls on the lens?

I used to own an old Minolta x-700. The thing I loved about that camera is that aperture was controlled using a ring on the lens. I've since used other cameras where aperture and shutter speed are ...
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How has the interface changed from the Fuji X100 to the Fuji X100S?

How does the Fuji X100 interface different from X100S? I've read a lot of reviews that said that when the X100 first came out, the interface was very convoluted. Also I read that with the latest ...
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Can I activate VR using the AF-on button instead of a shutter half-press on my Nikon DSLR?

Usually I use the AF-on button on my Nikon D300 to focus when shooting sports. This way I can focus on the center, recompose, and be ready when something interesting happens. When using a lens with ...
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Why don't the zoom buttons work on my DSLR?

I am a newbie to the new camera I just bought. It is a Nikon D5200 it has the original lens that came on the camera a 18-55 lens on it. My question is when I turn the lens to the 55 and then push the ...
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Why do Nikon cameras use lowercase “O”s instead of zeroes?

On every Nikon camera with an external LCD display and/or an in-finder one, figures of zero are stylized as the bottom half of an 8 rather than the outer rectangle of segments as used on almost every ...
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Do I use the camera or lens switch to change between auto and manual focus?

I own Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm lens. I am bit confused how the auto focus and manual focus switching works, particularly with my gear. The confusing part is both the camera and lens have an A-M ...
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How do I activate wireless flash control with a Canon 60D?

I recently purchased a 430EX II for my 60D. When trying to set up the wireless flash control, I don't have "Flash Control" as an option in my menu. Do I need to perform a software update?
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What is the “AF Stop” button on some Canon lenses?

When looking at custom functions in Canon camera manuals, I've come across mention of setting functionality to have happen when the "AF Stop" button is pressed - a button that, apparently, exists on ...
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How to change Shutter Speed and Aperture on Canon T2i?

I have a Canon T2i and I am having a hard time figuring out how to change the shutter speed and aperture. I have tried reading the manual but it seems to be a little unclear. Can someone please point ...
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How can I get the bulb function to work on Olympus E-M5?

manual frustration with the E-M5! Whatever I do I can't get the bulb function to work and see the resultant image happening in the viewfinder or LCD screen. Help Please .
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How to lock speed dials on Nikon DSLR (D600) while in manual mode

Is it possible to lock Shutter speed and Aperture settings so dials can't accidently change them? Last time I was shooting with flashes I accidently moved shutter speed dial from 1/200 to 1/250. ...
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How do i get back to shooting mode in D5100?

Yesterday I got my Nikon D5100. After initiall setup i cliked a picture. All okay. Then to learn i pressed 'i' button to view settings. Now i am not able to come out of this information display on my ...
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Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?

Does any manufacturer produce a compact camera which has the ability to securely delete pictures from the memory card? Or, failing that, have a format feature which really blanks the card rather than ...
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DSLRs with separate controls for aperture and shutter?

I just bought a Nikon D3200 DSLR and I'm going to return it. It's fine if you always want to use in fully automatic mode, but in Manual mode, it's much less convenient. You have to set the shutter ...
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How to avoid switching “modes” of 4-way controller on Pentax K-5?

I quite enjoy ergonomics and user interface of Pentax K-5, except this one thing that drives me nuts. I shoot almost exclusively using a selected focus point, and the arrow buttons have two "modes" ...
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Can I make my Canon dslr instantly zoom to 1:1 after shooting a picture?

When you shoot a photo, your picture is displayed onscreen. It's said to be possible to zoom in the picture, but pressing the zoom buttons do not zoom but activate their second function. So is it ...
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Can I make the Olympus OM-D E-M5 control panel always active with one button press?

This camera doesn't seem to have all of direct, physical controls I'd like it to, but it does have a lot of options. There's an "info" screen which gives quick "control-panel" style access to many key ...
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How do I get the Olympus OM-D E-M5's “multi function” button to be multi?

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a Multi Function button, which the manual says: Allows rapid access to the selected function. Choose from [Highlight & Shadow Control], [WB], [Magnify], and [Image ...
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RAWtherapee vs darktable for Linux [closed]

As an Ubuntu user and a beginner photographer, which of these programs (RAWtherapee or darktable) would give me the best head start and has the most user friendly interface? The emphasis in this ...
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Which mode should I use on my camera?

On the top of most cameras is a selector knob which will allow you to select different modes. These range depending on the camera, my camera (Nikon D5100) has several choices. I have been told ...
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Can I change the Fujifilm X-Pro 1's viewfinder magnfication manually?

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1's optical viewfinder mode automatically switches magnification to match the prime lens mounted. There's a "bright frame" electronically drawn as a heads-up display showing the ...
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Pictures I took from my Nikon D5000 have low contrast. Whats wrong with my camera? [closed]

The pictures I have taken with my Nikon D5000 have low contrast, is there anything wrong with my camera? Every time I import pictures to Lightroom I have to adjust contrast to get a clear picture. ...
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How do I keep the Quick Control screen from constantly appearing on my Canon 60D's LCD monitor?

The following just happened today: When I turn on my Canon 60D, the Quick Control screen is shown on the LCD monitor, for the length of the auto power off time. Then power turns off. Similarly, ...
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How can I stop the Nikon D90 from bracketing?

How can I stop the Nikon D90 from bracketing? It does not have an off option. I have followed the manual's directions, but it's still playing up, particularly with flash and TTL mode.
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How do I adjust the amount of fill-in flash from the built-in flash of my Canon Rebel?

I have a Canon 450D/Rebel XSi. How do I adjust the amount of flash from the pop-up for fill-in flash?
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Where is the setting for metering mode located under the D90 menu?

I own a Nikon D90 Camera. I know that I can select one of the metering modes by using the metering button provided on top of the camera. However, I would like to know under which menu item do these ...
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How do you use the Depth of Field Preview button on a Nikon D90?

I am trying my hands around using Depth of field preview button with my Nikon D90 and its 18-105mm Kit lens. I read some online material as well have seen some videos about using it, but so far I'm ...
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Is there a way to make the Canon 7D warn when a lens is not in Auto Focus mode?

I pretty much shoot all the time in manual focus mode. I often borrow my girlfriend's most excellent Sigma 8-16mm ultra wide angle lens. She almost always shoots in Auto Focus mode. When I return it ...
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How do I set my Canon 5D Mark ll shutter release back to operating with one click?

A guide set my Canon 5D Mark ll to require 2 clicks before the shutter releases so it wouldn't shake while shutter open. How do I get it back to 1 click?
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Is it possible to get tethered focus and aperture control with any current DSLR?

I'm looking to get into some photography work and I had a couple questions. I'm quite an amateur at this, unfortunately, so I would appreciate any and all assistance! I want to be able to control the ...
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Can I make flash bracketing on my Nikon D7000 automatically take all three shots?

I tried exposure bracketing and it works fine - I set the C(h) and hold the shutter button and it will take all shots while I am holding. However, for flash I have to press 3 times. Is there any ...
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How do I check the exposure meter reading on a DSLR?

I'm a beginner, and I have a Nikon D5100. Many times I come across the suggestion to "Check the meter reading for exposure." Where can I find this reading and how do I read it?
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How can I select only all edited photos from a catalog for export from Lightroom 3?

In Lightroom 3, how do I select only edited photos from a catalog for export, without choosing individually? For example: I import 500 photos from a shoot and I go through and edit 286 photos. Now I ...
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How do I select a focus point on the Nikon D5000?

My Nikon D5000 has 11 selectable focus points but shamefully I don't know how to choose another point other than the center point. How can I do this? Am I misunderstanding concepts?
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What automatic modes are appropriate, if any, for outdoor vs. indoor situations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would I use manual camera controls instead of the automatic modes? I am asking this question particularly relevant to photography in Sunlight Indoors I hope the ...
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What are the AF-A, AF-C and AF-S autofocus modes, and how and when should I use each one?

I have seen these autofocus options on all my Nikon DSLR cameras (D50, D80, D90) but I have never really used them. There is the AF button on top. What are AF-A, AF-C, and AF-S ? How do I use ...
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Why does my D90 shutter release button sometimes not respond?

Once in a while, my recently acquired used D90 doesn't respond to the press of the shutter release button. Half-press, full-press, neither works. I make sure the Automatic/Manual focus switches are ...
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What are the benefits of Av vs. Tv vs. Manual exposure modes?

So what's the benefit of using one over the other? The way I understand it, in Av or Tv, you only have to adjust the shutter or aperture, and the rest is done automatically for you...is this correct? ...
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MIDI to camera control interface?

I want to write software to control Olympus E-5, Canon EOS 1D Mk IV, or similar via a MIDI OSC interface. Does anyone know how to get the SDK for these cameras? Thank you.
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In Canon EOS 1100D how do you manually set shutter speed and ISO in M mode?

Can someone explain how to set the shutter speed and ISO in M(manual) mode in a canon EOS 1100D.?
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Why would I use manual camera controls instead of the automatic modes?

I'm very new to digital photography, so I still haven't gotten the hang of all this exposure and ISO stuff, etc. I have a Canon EOS T3. My question is how big of a difference does it make using ...