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Various parameters on the dials, menus, etc. in a camera

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How to transition from crop-frame to full-frame

I'm transitioning from my Nikon D3200 to a D600. I have a DX 35mm 1.8, and a 50mm 1.8G. I'm aware that the D600 can be used in crop-mode so if I put the 35mm lense on it, I will feel a bit more ...
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Is there a sane reason why ¹⁄₁₂₅ is not, instead, exactly half of ¹⁄₆₀?

Here are some common shutter speeds you will find on most DSLR cameras: 1⁄15, 1⁄30, 1⁄60, 1⁄125, 1⁄250, 1⁄500, 1⁄1000, 1⁄2000, 1⁄4000 As you move from left to right, or as you increase the shutter ...
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How can I increase my compact camera's suboptimal autofocus accuracy?

I own a Canon G1X compact camera which is quite good in my expectations, except that I cannot really be confident in its autofocus accuracy especially in non-optimal light conditions. Manual focus is ...
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How can I maximizing dynamic range without postprocessing?

How can I maximize the amount of detail captured in both dark and light objects in the same photo? I don't have the option of post-processing, so "traditional" HDR is not possible. If I reduce ...
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Optimal DPI Setting in Olympus OMD EM5 mii? [duplicate]

I had been using the default 350 dpi, but the resulting files are too small to sell to most stock photography sites online. For a standard print at 300dpi, they are great. A bit low for my metal art, ...
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How Do I Add Copyright Information to My Nikon D5200?

I recently came across this article which documents how a photographer tracked down his $15k worth of stolen gear by identifying images set with his copyright in the metadata. I would like to do the ...
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Why isn't live view on my D3200 matching the exposure I've set manually?

I have a Nikon D3200 and it was working perfectly in manual mode. I used the live view mode and it previously showed the scene in the way that picture was supposed to be taken. I accidentally reset ...
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Resetting defaults on Canon T3i?

I recently purchased a used Canon T3i at the pawn shop down the street and just wondered, is there any way to reset the camera to it's factory defaults or the way it came from the factory new? I've ...
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Focus change after switch off camera?

I am using a zoom lens. The focal length is adjusted to 70 mm with manual focus. I then switch off the camera. Will the focus change after i re-turn on the camera? Noted that focal length and zoom ...
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How do I disable autofocus on my Nikon with a Sigma 10-20, which has no manual focus switch?

Just purchased a Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC HSM lens. In attempting to capture astrophotography, the lens continuously tries to find a focal point in the sky, and doesn't. So I attempt to turn it to ...
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Finding the real settings of my camera

I installed the CHDK firmware on my camera. One of the options it has is to show the "true" ISO that any given displayed ISO represents (eg. display ISO 80 is really ISO 45). This got me wondering: ...
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Can't zoom 18-55 mm lens wider than 35 mm – is my lens broken?

I have a Nikon D3200, with a 18-55 mm f/3.5–5.6 lens. I can't use zoom the lens any wider than 35 mm. The lens is just stuck between 35-55mm. I can't use f/3.5 as well because it is only available ...
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Why is my Canon Rebel T3i delayed 10 seconds or more before image capture?

I am brand new to photography and this camera. Had the smaller lens on and the shutter seemed fine. Tried the larger lens (I bought a kit) which was 200M. Played around with settings, also tried the ...
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How to cancel halfway Noise Reduction Process in Canon Rebel T3i?

I accidentally had Noise Reduction on Long exposure turned on in my Canon Rebel T3i. I took a 2 hours exposure and then the noise reduction kicked in and I was banned from using the camera for 2 hours ...
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What settings should I use for shooting food pictures with steam?

I have a Canon DSLR (T5 Rebel) and I am using my standard kit lens (18-55mm). I wanted to capture a soup picture with steam. I am trying to take the picture under natural light. I set my ISO to 100, ...
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Canon Rebel SL1 most buttons not working

I have a Canon Rebel SL1 that is almost 2 years old (so no warranty). It has received light use in this time but at least 6 months ago most of the buttons stopped working and I didn't get around to ...
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How viable is copy pasting a professional's settings so that a noob can produce high quality photos?

How viable are "photography templates" where a professional gives the exact settings to use in a specific set up (say afternoon natural daylight at the beach, 50mm lenses with 3.5f at 3ft distance ...
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Why my dslr takes more time to process pictures shot at high apertures?

Using the same setting, my 600d takes about 10 secs from flash to preview picture if I shoot with a high aperture of f/22. But if I shoot with the same settings at f/3.5, I can see the picture preview ...
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Is it possible to improve the quality of images I grab at 90fps?

I am using "Raspicam" (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/camera.md) for a robotics project, where I need to get as many images as possible in 1 seconds. Camera works perfectly fine ...
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Nikon D5300: How to switch default dial behavior (aperture vs shutter)

In manual mode, the dial on the Nikon D5300 controls shutter speed. To adjust aperture, you must hold down the exposure button while turning the dial. Is it possible to switch this so the default is ...
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How do I adjust aperture and ISO when using a manual lens on a Canon Rebel?

I have a Rebel T3 and have been fooling around with it for several years using all the dial options, except the manual ones. I have read up and understand ISO Aperture and shutter ...
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Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 prime vs. 50mm f/1.2 lens for bokeh/dreamy effect?

I'm looking into camera lenses and have seen two referenced as what certain bloggers use to take a certain kind of light-filled "perfectly overexposed" strong-bokeh picture that I am partial to, like ...
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What do the scene modes actually do?

I have a Nikon D3300. It has a full-auto mode, various degrees of semi-auto, and a full-manual mode. It also has a box of what you might call "application-specific" modes, for example "landscape", ...
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What do the different Canon DSLR image size settings mean?

When setting image quality in my Canon EOS 1200d dSLR there are two options for the L, M and S1 size. What is the difference betwen these settings (I couldn't find it in camera documentation) ?
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Studio Time Lapse Photography

I'm looking to do a time lapse video of a studio a UV make up shoot I've got coming up. I want to shoot the set up then actual shoot. As its a UV shoot the lighting will either very low or on during ...
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How can I revert back to the preset incandescent white balance on a Nikon camera?

I have changed the setting on the preset incandescent white balance on my Nikon D5200, and can't seem to find a way to change it back.
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Can you change Canon 7D settings to take photos in square (1x1) format?

Am I able to change a Canon 7D camera setting to be able to take photos in square format, or does it have to be done while being edited, as through do this my photo has lost a lot of its quality.
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Could a “universal exposure” setting be practically possible?

Not sure how uneducated this question is, but I'm interested in learning, so thanks in advance for your indulgence. Film physically changes over the period of time it's exposed. A digital sensor, ...
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What is the “Mode Settings” setting on Ricoh WG-M1?

I just got a sportcam Ricoh WG-M1, and I managed to understand all settings but one, which seems to be important because it is the first setting displayed. I tried many things but never detected any ...
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Why are my Nikon D5100 M Mode (Manual) settings reset for every shot whilst the camera pointing to the same object?

I've just noticed that whilst shooting with my D5100 using M mode settings reset after each shot. Say, the camera is on a tripod pointing to an object. I've balanced out the exposure to a 0, aperture ...
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Is it possible to lock the shutter and aperture dials on a Nikon D610? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D610 and often setup the shutter and aperture for studio photos and then for some reason one of the wheels gets knocked and I end up taking a bunch of photos with the wrong exposure. ...
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Why is my OnePlus One camera generating dark pictures?

I own OnePlus One, as per the specification mentioned on OnePlus site it is set to capture high quality pictures. But when I take pictures from my phone (Unless I have more than enough light or I am ...
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Good Photographs with Moto G2 Camera [closed]

I have got a MOTO G2 Mobile with 8MP front camera, usually i get best shot from my phone but is there any way so that i can capture best pictures with a mobile camera everytime?
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how to take sun photo in afternoon?

Capturing sun photo is very hard as it is very bright(3PM). I used below settings on my nikon3300 but still i'm not able to capture the sun photo. Aperture:32 ,ISO:100, stutter speed :4000 My ...
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What lens and setting to take ISS photo?

Here it says we can see ISS with our naked eye. I was thinking that if we can see this thing with our eyes, then obviously we can take photo with a DSLR. I have Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm lens and ...
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Is there a way to press once to start and a second time to end bulb mode on a Canon Rebel T3?

I have a Canon Rebel T3. While the shutter speed is set to bulb, can I set it that so when I press the shutter release, it will open, and then press again to close? As it is now I have to continuously ...
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Is there a safe way to avoid both blur and underexposure when shooting “street”? [closed]

When we are shooting in the street, what are the preferable camera settings? Of course it depends on light, but is there any safe way to get right image avoiding blur, dark images, etc.?
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Why doesn't wifi on canon 70D connect to my Android device?

Just this past weekend, I got a Canon 70D, and I was so excited especially because of the wifi functionality. So I got all set up on my camera, and also got the EOS remote from Google Play store. But ...
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What exactly does “macro mode” do on a FujifilmX100T?

I know that when I shoot something close (and personal:) I should use the macro mode. But what exactly does the macro mode change on camera and exposure? What is the difference? I own Fuji X100T if ...
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How should I make a timelapse of the sunrise on mountains?

I'm heading to Darjeeling, West Bengal, India which is famous for Tiger Hill, known for the first sun rays falling directly on Kanchanjunga. The reflection creates a beautiful landscape. I'm looking ...
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Can I enable back-button focus on a 3rd-party battery grip for my Nikon D610?

I have set up my camera to have back button focus. Does this not carry over to the battery grip or is there a way to set that up as well. I have a Nikon D610 but I have a third party grip (vello ...
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Why isn't the intervalometer on my D800 working, no matter what settings I use?

I can't start the intervalometer, regardless of what settings I use. (Basic settings, 1 pic every seconds for 10 seconds) I tried to change between A/M/S/P, AF-S/C, Single shot or continious, ...
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How to enable self-timer in 1dx?

I'm having an issue with enabling self-timer in my 1dx. When trying to select any self-timer options, they appear disabled. Any ideas, why this could be the case?
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Is there a way to change the settings for automatic creation of folders on the Panasonic FZ1000?

Is there any way to change the settings for automatic creation of folders on the Panasonic FZ1000? By default, new folders are created when the sequence of file numbering needs to restart, or when ...
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Can't see exposure indicator in viewfinder on Nikon D7000

I can't see that - <---|---> + indicator in my viewfinder (I can see it only in manual mode and it used to be everywhere). I went through the whole menu and didn't find anything that may be ...
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Can I have flash disabled by default in auto mode on Canon EOS 7D Mark II?

Sorry for the naive question. Just bought the 7D mark II and was wondering why if I disable the flash in auto mode, turn the camera off and then on, the flash is again enabled. Is it possible to have ...
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How to change aperture in manual mode on an entry-level Nikon SLR?

In manual mode on my Nikon D3200 I cannot change just the f/stop setting. It only changes in relation to the other settings. How can I reproduce settings that I have found in books on photography if I ...
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Silent Shooting - is it easy on the camera's mirror mechanism?

I really take good care of my gear and want it to last as long as possible in optimal condition. So I wonder if silent shooting affects the life expectancy of a camera. Would I do the camera a favor ...
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My DSLR always says “subject is too dark” — how can I get started with night photography?

I'm a real beginner at photography, but over this past year I've been trying to teach myself little tricks here and there. Currently I want to start trying out night photography. However, despite ...
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Optimal camera settings for standing clothing model in indoors environment

I am trying to shoot a clothing photoshoot where a model will always stand in the same spot in an indoors studio with 2 lightboxes and a white backdrop. What would be the best camera settings with a ...