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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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Manual time lapse ergonomic

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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Can my Canon Eos camera be used with continuous power?

I have a Canon Eos 1100d camera. I am wondering if there is a method to use this camera without a battery, and connect to continuous power? I want to keep this camera open for a lot of days without ...
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How can I connect multiple Canon dSLRs in parallel to a computer?

I want to connect a couple of Canon cameras with my computer in such a way that a single click both captures images and stores them on the computer. I am trying the same in c#. Actually, I have ...
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How to programme EOS utility to take n number of shots?

I just installed the EOS utility program and wanted to know if it's possible to tell the program to take let's say 10 or 15 or 40 shots in a row, well you get the idea.
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Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost?

I basically decided on a whim (from reading this site, talking to some friends, and always admiring great photos) that I want to get into photography. Are there disadvantages to starting out with a ...
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How are Nikon model numbers classified?

How does Nikon series numbers work? For example for Canon is pretty simple: 1000 series is "cheap" 100 series (600D, 650D) is "enthusiast" 10 (50D, 60D) series is semi-pro 5 and 1 series are pro ...
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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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Long Exposure shot - subject too bright

While I was on holiday, I tried to make use of my tripod to take a long exposure shot of Lago di Ledro. I put my Nikon d3300 on shutter priority with ISO of 100/200 and ss of a few seconds, however ...
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What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first “serious” camera?

I am thinking of buying a camera to learn photography. Most of the time I'll be shooting portraits and landscapes. But I am not sure where I should start. Most of my friends tell me that I should get ...
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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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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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What makes sound in a DSLR camera?

Most of the time people recognise a photo is being captured when they hear the trademark CLAP-CLAP sound of the moving mirror. The sound (regardless of its source) is even useful for the photographer ...
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Can I shoot a photo with my DSLR without the lens on?

I thought it would be interesting to see what kinds of effects I could get by shooting a photo without any lens on my DSLR. However, when I take the lens off, it tells me that no lens is attached (...
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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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Beginner photography - Low end DSLR vs mid/high end Point and Shoot/P&S?

I am an beginner enthusiast and I don't want to become professional ever. However, I want to be able to shoot good quality photos that can be used for personal purposes or sold off to say people, ...
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Should I buy a camera with kit lens, or body plus lens separately?

I am planning to buy a DSLR soon. Before I zero in on the model, I want to know whether it is advisable to buy a kit (body + 18-55 lens) or not? OR should I go for the camera-body and the lens ...
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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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Do digital cameras lose picture quality over time?

For some reasons when I look at my first pictures from my camera (DSLR), they look stunning. I know it could be just psychological. Another friend told me that her camera was really good when she ...
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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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What are the pros and cons of a viewfinder versus a liveview?

Provided a DSLR has both i.e. a viewfinder as well as a liveview feature. Which one is more preferable for focusing and composition, and why? Is there something which can be done through a viewfinder ...
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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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Light field based camera or dslr? Which should I choose?

Should I buy a lytro (light field) camera or a dslr one? I know that the light field based cameras are new. Do professional photographers use it? Or will they?
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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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How do I permanently set continuous mode on the Nikon D5100?

I'm traveling and I don't have access to my manual, so I'm sorry if it's in there. I flip between modes a lot and tend to use full auto (when family doesn't have patience for me to set something up). ...
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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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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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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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Do separate autofocus motors exist for entry level Nikon DSLRs?

I have a Nikon D3200, which doesn't have an autofocus motor. Therefore, I'm mostly deterred by lenses that don't have focus motors in them. But the ones that do have it are much more expensive. Take ...
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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 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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Why am I having trouble getting sharp results with my new DSLR, compared to a point and shoot?

I'm having issues with my new Nikon D3200. I am new at photography, but I've previously used my parents camera (a Canon) for my brother's senior photos, and those were crystal clear. I've got this ...
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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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What is meant by the “native ISO” when talking about DSLRs?

The new Nikon D7000 is out, and a lot of previews has touted the "native iso" of D7000 to be 100. What does this actually mean? I'm assuming it means it performs at its best at iso 100, which means ...
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Old Sigma 18mm lens causes Err 01 on Canon DSLR

I've bought a Sigma 18MM 3.5F Ø72mm Autofocus for a Canon SLR. The thing is that I've got a Canon 40D so I made a mistake I think. The lens only works the aperture is set to f/3.5; any other aperture ...
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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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How to invert color negative “scan” via DSLR without clipping the red channel?

I am trying to convert color negatives into positives and struggling with removing the orange mask and getting usable colour after inverting. It seems that I constantly clip the red channel no ...
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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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What are the technical advantages and disadvantages of mirrorless?

The main doubt one can have about mirrorless is, I think that they do not provide ttl viewfinder. Is this a big disadvantage? In what way is it worst (or best) than classical reflex system? What are ...
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Can a broken CF card break a camera?

I recently made a stupid mistake of putting a broken CF card back into my Canon 350D. The result of this was that now the camera only shows "no CF" on the LCD, but refuses to do anything else. No ...
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Does Nikon offer something like an API for developing 3rd party hardware?

I was wondering if Nikon has an API available for developing 3rd party hardware like the Satechi Intervalometer that I am currently using. I've got some cool ideas for some 3rd party hardware add-ons ...
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Why do SLRs and DSLRs use different flash gels?

I occasionally use gels to match my flash to ambient lighting. It’s easy to find green gels (CTG) to match fluorescent lights and orange gels (CTO) to match incandescent. However, in my experience, ...