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

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How do I just display a photo without exposure details on my Canon Rebel T5?

I have a Canon Rebel T5. On the display screen it has the picture and the exposure settings for the picture. I just want the picture displayed. How do I change that?
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How universal are certain EXIF fields in mobile phones? [on hold]

I am making an app that uses exif.js to read some EXIF data from the image the camera captures. The specific fields that I want is ImageWidth, ImageHeight, FocalLength, FocalLengthIn35mmFilm and ...
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What settings should I use to shoot an event (greyhound protest)?

I have a Nikon D3100. I'm attending a greyhound protest soon and I need help with the settings, such as ISO, aperture, and focus mode, etc. There will be a lot of people and dogs there, moving about. ...
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What settings should I use when growing out of auto modes for indoor photography?

I am very new to DSLRs. I have an entry-level Canon with the 18-55mm kit lens, and I can use auto modes. Now, I have some indoor photography I need to do for work, and thought to use this opportunity ...
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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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Raspberry Pi Camera V2 - Can It Be Used For Capturing Objects in Motion?

I have a project where I was going to use a GoPro Hero3+ Black but due to the limitations of it I am looking at a Raspberry Pi Camera V2 (8MP) instead. I know that people have successfully used the ...
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As an inexperienced user, how can I best take action photographs with a DSLR and consumer superzoom?

I have a Nikon D5100 with a Sigma lens 18-200mm. I need to take fast action pictures of my grandson playing baseball, in short stop plays; this is a very fast position. What would be the best setting ...
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How can I set the Canon EOS 500D interval timer to take 10 photos with a 10 second interval?

I am using Canon EOS 500D, with Canon EF 1.8 USM Portrait Lens. I would like to set a self timer continuous in drive mode for capturing 10 images continuously with 10 second intervals between the ...
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Is there a way to change camera settings (Nikon D40x) to a higher dpi? [duplicate]

I know increasing the size of the photo (S,M,L) does not affect the dpi, but refers only to the pixels. My camera shoots at 300 by default, but sometimes I want a crisper look when I get larger ...
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I have a D7000 Nikon camera that is continuously focusing and also showing a level indicator: how do I change this?

My camera is currently set to a weird setting, it shows lines on the screen that turn red yellow or green depending on the angle that I am holding the camera and is constantly adjusting focus ...
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Binocular Cameras

I am from India and I would like to know if there is a binocular which uses binocular lenses as camera lenses to take pictures and show pictures live on eyepiece like Military grade binoculars we see ...
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How can I enable back button focus and disable focusing with shutter button on a Nikon D5500?

I assigned the AE-L, AF-L button to activate focusing on my Nikon D5500, but I can still focus using the shutter button. I would like to know if it was possible to use the AE-L/AF-L button to set ...
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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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How do I see settings afterwards on my Nikon D5100?

I am quite new to DSLR photography. What I can't figure out is how to see the settings for the photo after I have taken it. For example, if I take a photo with 1/200, f5,6 and ISO 200. Can I see it ...
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Disadvantages of electronic first curtain shutter?

There is a setting in menu of my camera wether to use or not to use electronic first curtain shutter. So far I know that using electronic first curtain reduces shutter lag and the noise my camera ...
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How does my camera's multiple exposure feature differ from a single long exposure?

I'd like to learn the applications of the multiple exposure function on my camera (D700), but I can't even figure out what the difference would be between using it and just using a single exposure at ...
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What camera settings are standard for taking indoors headshots?

I want to create a composite which are basically a bunch of formal headshots and I wanted to know what settings I should be using for iso, aperture, and shutter? And How I should position my lights. I'...
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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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How do I turn off the BULB and LIVE TIME mode of my OLYMPUS OM-D EM-5?

I have recently purchased an Olympus OM-D EM-5. I did some research and playing around and figured out how to use the camera and the options I wanted. Everything was working fine, I was using the ...
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Maximum distance between the camera and a specified object when the object is still visible on the picture?

Theoretically, what is the minimum distance between the camera and an object, where the object begins to not be visible ? Suppose that a camera has f as focal distance and the sensor size 2/3" and the ...
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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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Why are some ISO numbers greyed out on my Canon 7D Mark II?

I am only able to select ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000. Everything else is greyed out. I can't find anything online about it. I find it hard to believe that I am the only one ...
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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 speed—somewhat....
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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, ...