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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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Taking picture with screen turned on with NIkon D5300 is very slow

So when I turn the preview mode to ON and try to take a picture, it's taking it very slowly (about 4-5 seconds before the actual picture is taken). And the worst of it, is that it "sounds" like it ...
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Is the Gorillapod sturdy enough for super-zoom lens and long exposure?

I am interested in buying the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom to be used as a travel tripod. My camera is a D3300 together with a 35mm and a super zoom lens (still haven't decided which one to buy, but something ...
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Nikon D5100 Producing Corrupt Images [duplicate]

So I shot photos for my robotics team at an event this weekend and ~95% of them are corrupt. The JPG previews from the camera are fine, but when Adobe Bridge generates its own preview, the corruption ...
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How can I take crisp sharp shots without an expensive lens?

Recently I bought my first DSLR camera. It is a beginner's one, a Sony Alpha A230 kit. To tell the truth, my shots are no more crisp than those I used to take with my old point and shoot Nikon ...
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Which Nikon DSLRs have an autofocus motor in camera body?

I have a Nikon D3000 and a lens which has no autofocus motor. But under the lens, I have found a screw which rotates with the focusing control. My D3000 does not have any autofocus motor inside the ...
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Is there a digital body which will let me use lenses from my Yashica Fx 2?

I have a Yashika FX-2 that I bought back in the 70's. I would like to upgrade the body to a digital form and I'm not sure which ones I can buy. I have several different lenses and I really don't want ...
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Good Travel Camera/Laptop Backpack for Women [closed]

I will be traveling in Europe for a few weeks this summer and want to take the opportunity to invest in a well-made Travel/"Daytrip" backpack for may camera and other items. I've spent a few weeks ...
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Economic DSLR for Night [closed]

I am an amateur photographer and currently I am using old Canon AE-1 (Analog SLR) for night photography of buildings with ISO100 and bulb mode, as well as some fashion photography. Over the past few ...
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What can I do when my Nikon D5200 gives an SD card error with every card?

My D5200 has developed a problem, every time I turn it on I get the error message "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged Insert another card." I have tried multiple memory cards in the ...
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How can I get correct focus when taking a self portrait with a DSLR?

Recently I purchased a Canon Rebel T5. I'm a high school student so this was in my budget. I enjoy taking picture of myself and putting them on Instagram... taking photos for my friends' parties and ...
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Nikon D5100 “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error, but fixing itself after left alone for a while

First of all to be clear, the camera was not dropped or anything; it started to behave like this from nothing. I turned on my camera and first it displayed "Turn off the camera and turn on again". ...
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What to do when my DSLR's shutter suddenly sounds different and there's a black line across the top of my photos?

I bought a Nikon D3200 about a year ago, Suddenly while clicking pictures on it I noticed a different click sound While seeing the pictures there was a black line on the top What would I do? warranty ...
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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, ...
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Can I use vintage lenses on Nikon D3200

I tried researching this but I kept getting contradictory answers - is it possible to use vintage/film lenses on Nikon D3200 (with lens adapters if necessary)? If so, are these lenses limited to ...
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Why do modern DSLRs support JPEG but not lossless formats other than RAW?

I'm from a programming background and very new to photography. While working with the SDK for the Canon Rebel T3i, I realized that the only image formats natively supported by the camera are RAW (CR2) ...
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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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zoom lens for Baseball games [duplicate]

What zoom lens would you recommend for baseball games? I just bought a Canon SL1 and am not sure what lens size would be best. The camera came with the 18-55 zoom lens. I've looked at 55-250 lenses ...
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Are there any really silent but good DSLR cameras?

When photographers take pictures at events, like at the latest British open golf tournament, you can hear a lot of loud shutter(?) noises? Is that really necessary for a digital camera? Especially ...
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What camera-lens combination should be preferred for shooting models and art gallery?

So, this question comes from a peer's sister who is undergoing some course regarding "fashion". They have been asked by their non-photographer teacher to "get a DSLR camera of range up to $803 from ...
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Fujifilm S1: Manual focus does nothing?

The best example of my problem is when using any level of optical zoom with autofocus. When I press the AF button before shooting, it will scan as it does and hit the sweet focus spot where everything ...
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What is the performance of a mirrorless system camera compared to DSLR in dim light? [duplicate]

I work for a photo studio with a focus on wedding photography. Yesterday, I came across an system camera (the Olympus OMD) and saw some astonishingly strong results shot with that camera. I was ...
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Are there any good pancake lenses for Canon EOS DSLRs?

I've always liked the thought of having a super-thin ("pancake") lens for my Canon DSLR, for when I just want to take my camera out with as little bulk as possible. I'm not even too concerned about ...
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Is the angle of view actually different on APS-C?

A 50mm prime lens, whether APS-C or Full-frame is designed around the 35mm format. As such, is the angle of view actually different on a DX/APS-C crop sensor or are we just seeing less of the full ...
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Why can't DSLR cameras use internal memory to save photos?

Most of DSLR cameras use external memory chip to save photos.Why can't they use large internal memory to save photos?
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What makes the Nikon 1 series different from Nikon's existing DSLRs?

I stumbled across the Nikon 1 V1 in my web travels, and it sounds as though it's completely different from Nikon's DSLR cameras. The Nikon website explains some of its specifications but what ...
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Is there a quick way to use “remote trigger” drive mode on the Nikon D7100?

With the announcement of the D7200, I've considered upgrading my old D7000. One thing I love about the D7000 is the option to change the drive mode using a dial underneath the mode dial. In ...
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What should I expect in maintenance costs after shutter failure for a DSLR?

I know that the shutter could fail on one of my first images, or it could keep going strong hundreds of thousands more, and that a typical Nikon shutter replacement runs anywhere from $250-400 USD. ...
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New to digital photography - should I buy a D300? [duplicate]

I'm new to digital photography, know basics, and have a chance to buy a new Nikon D300 for $400.00. Don't really want to be limited to an entry level DSLR. Any thoughts? Thank you
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Does the Nikon EH-5a AC Adapter also charge the battery

On "older" Nikons like the D50, D90... that have the DC IN port, when an EH-5a AC Adapter is connected, does it JUST power the camera, or does it also charge the battery? I haven't been able to find ...
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Why do cameras have mirror system?

I know the differences between a rangefinder and a SLR/DSLR but what is the real reason to put a mirror in front of a lens to reflect light into the viewfinder? It raises lens prooduction price when ...
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Why is the neck strap of an SLR attached to the top plate of the body?

Why is it that the neck strap of an SLR is attached to the top of the body? In my opinion it would be better if the neck strap would be attached to the bottom of the camera body. This would have the ...
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Is Cowboystudio 4 channel remote trigger compatible with Canon 60d?

The trigger's test button works with my two studio strobe flashes, so i know it's not the flash system. In my settings under flash control, flash fire is enabled, when i click on built in flash it ...
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Methods for dithering a DSLR

I have been doing nighttime landscape astrophotography for about a year now and really want to start uping my game. In order to get the highest signal to noise ratio possible, it is driving me to the ...
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Are DSLRs a dying breed, making now the time to switch to a mirrorless camera system?

I came across this thought provoking article on Stuck in Customs today that makes a strong case to hold off too much investment in DSLR gear, and instead switch to mirror-less cameras like the Sony ...
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Too heavy a lens? [duplicate]

Silly question. I have a Nikon D5100, that unfortunately just needed to go in for service. I am trying to make sure I don't do whatever I did again. I just got a new 500mm lens, it is quite heavy. Is ...
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What's the point of a DSLR? [duplicate]

Now that we have digital sensors which can be exposed to light repeatedly, why are SLRs still around? Wouldn't a digital viewfinder or a simple LCD be less bulky and prone to failure in addition to ...
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Lens Adapters For Point and Shoot Cameras?

I have an old Kodak DX7590 and I was wondering if there were any lens adapters that would work with it to turn it into a mediocre DSLR
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How do I avoid dust entering my camera when changing lenses?

Akin to Should I be worried about getting dust inside my SLR? and What should I do to avoid switching lenses?, I have a certain paranoia of dust/debris entering my camera when changing lenses. Are ...
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What effect does a bright light have on a DSLR? [duplicate]

What effect do bright lights have on DSLRs? For example, would shining a flashlight into the lens have any effect? The flashlight I am currently using is 300 lumens.
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How to make a microscope with a DSLR camera?

There are lots of budget cameras (for example about $200) offering 30X optical zoom lens along with 8.0 million pixels of image capture. Definitely, the quality of picture, focus, and depth of field ...
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What is the reason of “banded” bokeh on Sony a7?

Watching the photos made using Sony a7 cameras with fast lenses, I've noticed one interesting thing about the bokeh. It seems to be that its shape is more geometric, more "banded" in comparison to ...
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Takes long to turn on with memory card but not without it

My camera used to turn on regularly and begin functions normally and I'm not sure how long ago it was but after not using my camera for a while I turned it on and the image would load and you can see ...
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Wondering if my Nikon lens is broken

I have a Nikon D50 (not sure what lens right now but could check if necessary) and I recently took it traveling with me, and I'm not sure if I damaged the lens or if a setting is off. It's making all ...
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Could I have taken this landscape shot better with my P&S, or do I need a better camera?

So I recently came back from Australia, I took my Panasonic TZ40 P&S camera, supposedly one of the best all-round compact cameras. I took quite a few photos at the Blue Mountains, and I compared ...
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Is Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm Lens compatible with Nikon D5100 DSLR?

I plan to buy the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100. I want to know compatibility, performance and quality of the lens-D5100 combo.
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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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What filters are commonly used in photographing the moon with a DSLR at night without a telescope?

All my, very limited, experience photographing the moon has been through small telescopes with low resolution mono-chrome cameras. Limited in that I prefer deep space objects with large scopes at very ...
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Combining multiple exposures

I find it interesting that the idea of combining bracketed exposures to increase the recorded range of brightness has gone mainstream (known as HDR) to, the point where it is built into the camera's ...
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What exactly happens when one turns the focus ring on a DSLR while shooting video?

I'm about to buy my first DSLR and I'm trying to understand every single aspect of it. If I've got a prime lenses and I'm shooting a video with f/2.8 aperture, I'm going to have a fixed depth of ...
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Are images like this possible straight out of a D40 without post-processing?

These are probably one the best shots I ever saw using the entry level Nikon D40 (which is the only DLSR I have). While my skills are far from pro, I think these photos are quite too good to be true ...