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Digital Single Lens Reflex (Digital SLR or DSLR) cameras use a mechanical system to allow the image coming through the lens to also be viewed through the camera's viewfinder. This class of camera is the primary digital type used by professionals and are usually compatible with the lenses used on ...

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When doing a manual timelapse, is it better to leave the camera on or turn it off between shots?

My DLSR has no timelapse automation function, therefore I'm planning to set my camera on tripod and shot photos remotely. Is it better for camera health and/or battery to keep the camera on for hours ...
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3200 green light always on

My new Nikon D3200 has stopped working. The memory access green light on the back is staying on even when camera switched off and also the back screen is not turning on at all even when I press LV. I ...
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Is a warranty really useful for DSLR?

I'm asking this question because I'm looking around for a second hand body. Is the warranty in a body's life expectancy really useful? I mean, do DSLRs often happen to need technical assistance? I'...
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How many times is the image inverted inside a DSLR camera?

How many times is the image flipped (inverted) inside a standard Digital single lens reflex camera?
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The big question - Which Camera (DSLR)? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR. I would be capturing nature and wildlife with the new camera, still photos and videos. Which camera should I buy? My list includes ...
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Which should I go for: Nikon D3300 or Nikon D5200? [duplicate]

Which ones of these two would you advise me to go for? I want good image quality but I have never had a dslr before.
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How long should I charge a DSLR battery for the first time for best results?

I have purchased a Canon 1200D and am wondering how long I should charge the battery when it arrives. I've heard people say that we need to charge a battery for one day to prevent battery "memory". ...
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Why are DSLR lenses measured in F stops instead of T stops?

I understand the difference between f-stop and t-stop, but why are cinema lenses measured in one, and dSLR lenses measured in another?
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Would APS-C be better for shooting wildlife?

Considering the magnification effect of APS-C sensors, they theoretically have to extend the zoom range of telephoto lenses. Accordingly, would it be wiser to use an APS-C camera for shooting wildlife ...
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Nikon D3300 DSLR newbie: Which circular polariser [duplicate]

I am a newbie at DSLR photography and still trying to get my head around the various filters one can buy. I currently have the default 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-P VR Lens and the Tamron 70-300mm Lens. I ...
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Is there a way to fixate the diopter adjust knob on Canon DSLR?

Sometimes, without noticing, probably when pulling the camera out of the bag or inserting it, the diopter knob turns by accident and gets the viewfinder out of focus, and ruins by that the manual ...
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What would be a good digital alternative to a Canon AE-1 from 1977?

I would like to purchase my first DSLR camera with similar features and experience to my AE-1 Canon film camera. In particular, I would like a depth of field indicator that shows the depth of field in ...
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Sharp DSLR with big dynamic range and low iso noise [closed]

I'm looking for my first DSLR and I want it to be sharp (I mean, 5DsR is really sharp but it has low dynamic range), has high dynamic range (like the D810) and has low iso noise. Canon is the one and ...
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Native ISO vs Boost ISO. What kind of amplification corresponds to each of them?

As I understood, there's a native range for ISO in DSLR cameras and a boost mode which is usually a bigger range and contains the native ISO. I'm lost a bit here. Which of the following processes is ...
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Broken photos on dslr [duplicate]

During the last session with my Canon 50D, 4 or 5 photos from 180 appeared to be with artifacts: Fullsize 15Mb Fullsize 7Mb These photos were already broken in preview on camera display, so it can'...
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Green Light of Death Nikon D5500 [duplicate]

After getting my Nikon D5500 back from service, because the mirror was jamming, I noticed full batteries magically draining in record time. I'd have a fresh battery in the camera and by morning said ...
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What can I, as a software developer, do with “Wi-Fi builtin” mode on cameras?

I'm looking into purchasing a camera. The online specs usually include a field named "Wi-Fi builtin", but rather than expanding on the details, it gives a binary Yes/No answer. What sort of features ...
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Why choose an APS-C mirrorless kit over a full-frame SLR kit? [duplicate]

The biggest tradeoff between SLRs and mirrorless cameras is compactness for sensor quality. In particular, an APS-C mirrorless kit costs about the same as a low end full-frame SLR kit. There are lots ...
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Attaching DSLR camera to TS100 Microscope

We have a Nikon TS100 Microscope (https://www.nikoninstruments.com/Products/Inverted-Microscopes/Eclipse-TS100) with a camera trinocular - it's designed to be used with a C-mount and a C-mount camera, ...
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How does “Unity Gain ISO” differ from Native ISO?

Native iso is "the sensitivity you get without amplifying the analogue signal you get from the sensor". Unity gain ISO is "the ISO of the camera where the A/D converter digitizes 1 electron to 1 data ...
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Full well capacity

As I understood, the full well capacity is the maximum number of charges(photoelectrons) that can be stored in a pixel before a leakage to adjacent pixels and causing problems like blooming. In some ...
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How can I fix the dark corners on the rear LCD of my Nikon D7000?

I have a Nikon D7000. The rear LCD is showing some dark shadows. All four corners have this dark shadow but the shadows on upper and lower corners on the right side of the LCD is bigger. At first I ...
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Is there really no way to power a DSLR by USB?

I made some scripts on my Raspberry Pi to automate a daily shot at a specific hour. My DSLR is plugged in through USB. I thought this would keep its battery charged, but no. Is there really no way ...
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Spot meter indication point when in “auto” autofocus mode with Nikon cameras

I want to use the spot meter but in addition the completely automatic auto focus mode with a Nikon DSLR camera. Is there a way to make the spot meter position visible? I see it in "group mode" and "...
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Getting raw data of each frame from DSLR video capture [closed]

I want to use a DSLR pro Nikon D3s to record a video and extract the raw data of each frame (like the raw data out of RAW image). So if I record with 24 fps, then I would practically have 24 images (...
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Photo, when zoomed to actual size look unsharp, “dotted” and noisy

I am video-maker. And I tried to make timelapse video, which mean that I took several thousands of photos to glue them into video. Every photo look something like this: The idea was to zoom parts of ...
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Which camera should I buy? DLSR or SLR [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy a camera for myself, where I came across the term DSLR and SLR. I'm a novice in photography thus, not knowing the actual meaning of both the term. Would like to know more about ...
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Why can't I set the aperture on my Nikon D7200?

I have just recently bought the Nikon D7200 and am having trouble using aperture priority mode. I have been doing exactly what the manual says - I switch the mode to A but when I turn the dial on the ...
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Is it OK to clean a DSLR's CMOS (with filter removed) with compressed air spray?

Is is OK to remove dust from the DSLR's CMOS (No filter or glass on top of it) using compressed air spray?
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Tips for using movie mode on DSLR [closed]

I've got a Nikon D5100 and while it takes pretty decent pictures, I have had nothing but trouble trying to use its "movie mode". This main issue I see is that movie mode only works in "Live Preview" ...
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Camera saying busy and won't take pictures

I am using a Canon-D1200 with 18-55 lens and some time after clicking it says Busy and I'm not able to take another picture for some time. Can anyone please tell me what the solution is for this, and ...
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Trade-off between image quality and compactness [duplicate]

I realise I am asking what will be one of the most common questions among first-timers looking to purchase cameras, but comparing statistics is not very useful and I am after some personal opinions: ...
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Measuring SNR of a DSLR from raw image

How can I calculate signal to noise ratio of a DSLR, using raw images? Is it simply whole counts minus dark counts over dark counts?
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Is there any other DSLR gear that is worth adding to the collection? [closed]

My DSLR kit: Nikon D3200 body 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens Nikon 50mm F1.8G prime lens Sigma EF 610 DG Super TTL flash Carl Zeiss 58mm T* UV protective filter Eneloop Pro batteries + charger Lowepro ...
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Efficiency of DSLR's CMOS at constant ISO [duplicate]

Does the efficiency of CMOS change if one keeps the ISO constant but changes the exposure time?
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How can I make it easier to focus with my manual f/1.4 lens without making it worse for slower lenses?

I have a Canon 17-40mm f/4 and a Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens, and a Canon 6D. The problem is that when I'm trying to focus at f/1.4, the DOF in viewfinder is much wider than on the photo so it's much ...
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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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Acquisition in live view, Nikon D3s

I want to acquire consecutive images saying in 1/100 s exposure time in live view mode, i.e. keeping the shutter up the whole time and take e.g. 200 images without closing the shutter in meantime. 1. ...
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Cameras: choosing between mirrorless and advanced compact as an experienced amateur switching from DSLR [duplicate]

"experienced amateur"? In my case, that means just over 15 years of experience, a third of it DSLR, the rest a variety of film cameras (rangefinder and SLR, mainly all manual) plus compact digitals. ...
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Can I capture still images on my DSLR at the same rate as shooting HD video? (30 fps)

I have a Canon Rebel T3i DSLR. It looks like it can do 30 fps in HD video mode. However, I'd like to capture still images at 30 fps—is this possible somehow? Would I have to resort to some ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

I understand that back in the days when cameras captured images using photographic film instead of image sensors, the SLR design was a major innovation. It let you see through the viewfinder exactly ...
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Looking for a dslr camera [duplicate]

Being a beginner, which camera I should buy?. Canon 1200d or Nikon d3200. I would love to have detailed analysis between them. And suggest some standard lens for that particular camera, for example - ...
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Why is the Depth of Field Preview button necessary?

I've looked far and wide but i cannot find the answer for this question. I know some older cameras and lenses used to have aperture rings on them, which allowed the user to set how open or closed the ...
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Does a lens exist that is parfocal, has a linear zoom throw, and is affordable?

I'm working on a project to create, essentially, a servo-powered zoom lens, using a (D)SLR zoom, a zoom ring gear, and a stepper motor. After mounting the zoom ring gear, I'll attach a pinion gear to ...
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Is it safe to change the lens on my new DSLR?

I recently bought myself a shiny new DSLR camera. Before I can use it, I had to do something kind of terrifying: mount the lens. Now of course, half the advantage of SLR cameras is that the lenses ...
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Non-DSLR Beginner Camera choices

I've been wanting to get into photography as a hobby for a while (I've been restricted to getting creative with screenshots in video games in the meantime), but the main thing that's been keeping me ...
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What's the widest wide-angle lens available to Canon Full Frame DSLRs?

Is there anything wider than the Sigma 12-24mm? Are there any attachments I can put on my camera to get an even wider focal length?
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Quickly Move A Circular Polariser Between Lenses

I have sausage fingers and often shoot in cold and wind. I have a 77mm circular polariser and rings that I leave on my lenses that step them up to 77mm. I find screwing and unscrewing the polariser an ...
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Nikon D5200 - Dark band occurring on right half of liveview and in videos

OK, here's my story. One day, I noticed that the liveview of my D5200 started to exhibit a darker band/ stripe when exposing in low-light environment. Literally the right half of the screen appears ...
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Hot-swapping batteries in a battery grip

I was thinking how good this would be for long recordings, where for example, you have the camera connected to a computer as an external camera, and then have it running through digicam control: My ...