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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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What type of lens should I buy? [closed]

I'm fairly new to the photography and just recently have been looking to buy new lens. My boyfriend bought me a Nikon D3200 last Christmas and I just recently started using it more frequently. The ...
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How to use a fisheye lens on a Canon T3i compared with a T2i?

The question may seem simple, so let me explain it more: I had a Canon T2i, which I used for a time with my fish eye lens. When zoomed all the way out on the fisheye lens there used to be visible in ...
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Is this a scratch or dust in my Nikon D3200 Viewfinder? [duplicate]

I recently bought a refurbished Nikon D3200 DSLR and saw this speck in the viewfinder. My question: is it just dust or a scratch? (This does not effect my photos- just the viewfinder.)
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What speed to shoot stars at? [duplicate]

What speed do I use to shoot the night sky? I tried last night, first tried with 30", then 10", then even 6", but all the times there were movement from the stars themselves, like this: And that ...
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How can AF adjustment be inconsistent across lenses?

How is it that sometimes a lens will work fine on a camera body without adjustment yet others need some AF micro adjustment tweaking. I would imagine that the accuracy of the AF system with regards to ...
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Automatic Depth-of-Field in modern cameras?

What modern cameras (DSLR or mirrorless) have automatic depth of field exposure setting functionality? It would be desirable for example to specify a desired DOF based on subject size (or 'depth') ...
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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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Suggestion of dslr cam for begginers [duplicate]

suggest dslr cam for mid-level photography.Is nikkon or canon? i have tried using canon 700d but i am not get the statisfied images.
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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

Is it a good practice if I always use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting? I mean, in the day, with good lighting, where I don't need any special effects like trailing? I am thinking this ...
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Auto Distortion Control - do I need it?

I couldn't find anything that would explain plainly what this is, and do I need it. I have Nikon D5300, Firmware version C - 1.00, L - 2.009, and it is with the kit lens 18-55mm VR II. First, what is ...
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What factors, features, and specs should I prioritize when purchasing a dual photo/video kit under $5000? [closed]

I'm an indie filmmaker that takes a crapload of cat pictures in low light. My films are creepy and low light as well. I want a camera that can fulfill both needs. I'd also need a good zoom lens and ...
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Do I need to cover my DSLR's viewfinder when using the LCD display? [duplicate]

I just read the manual of my camera, and it says that if you are using the LCD display to take shots, you should close the viewfinder with the plastic piece (I don't know its proper name), so the shot ...
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Nikkon DSLR messing up SD Cards

So here's my dilemma. I have a Nikon DSLR, unsure the model at the moment, that eats SD cards. Every time I use an SD card with this device it destroys the card, rendering all of the data on it ...
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How is the field of view clipped in SLR Cameras [duplicate]

From what I know, if you have a 50mm lens that projects a circle of light onto a rectangular 35mm film/sensor, the film/sensor would clip the the 50mm, but instead you multiple it by some multiplier. ...
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What do these differences mean between the Canon 700D and Nikon 5300D?

I am buying a camera to satisfy my photography hunger while travelling (+ Wild) and for family photography. I am planning to buy a Canon 700D but am really confused when comparing it with the Nikon ...
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Why do people recommend copying the entire Canon SD card folder structure?

When I insert my SD card into my laptop after shooting photos and videos, two folders show up: DCIM and MISC. I have heard people say you need to copy everything over when transferring, but the MISC ...
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Why are shutter speed and ISO sometimes shown in strange fractions?

Sometimes, browsing 500px or any other photo site that holds EXIF info, I see some weird shutter and ISO tagging. Some EXIF says that the photo was taken with 80000 or 160000 ISO. Is it relevant to ...
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Does mirror lock-up drain the battery?

When using the mirror lock-up mode or Nikon’s exposure delay mode, is it true that keeping the mirror raised for some time requires more battery power? Is the mirror flipping mechanism continuously ...
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Why did exposing for the highlights and raising shadows in Adobe Camera Raw result in so much noise?

I'm wondering why this picture is so grainy. It was shot at f16, 1/125 seconds, with an ISO of 100. I underexposed it to maintain the highlights in the sky but that is what I always do, and it ...
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Why do DSLR cameras still use monochrome LCD as their top displays?

It's 2015 now. Why do DSLR cameras still use monochrome LCD as their top displays? A raster graphics display screen would be more useful and could display more different information.
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What to do if the light meter on my DSLR doesn't work after a DIY repair of a stuck mirror?

Recently my mirror on my Nikon D3100 became stuck. Nikon quoted a silly price to repair so I looked on net and followed advice and gently unstuck mirror with a tiny screwdriver. Now my light meter is ...
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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 find the the serial number of a Canon EOS DSLR when the stamp on the camera is unreadable?

I have been looking for the serial number of my Canon T5i. I have searched around the Internet and the Internet tends to say that the serial number is on the bottom of the camera and on the box. Now, ...
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Canon 6D or 5D for amateur photographer? [closed]

The environments that I most use my camera in are family & friend gatherings, weddings, and urban travel. I am interested in lifestyle photography and occasional city photography. I have been ...
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Canon Vs Sony Vs Nikon DSLR [duplicate]

I am planning to buy new DSLR. I have following options. Canon 1200D Sony Alpha A 58 Nikon 3200D Or any other ?? Please suggest me
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DSLR with a basic lens only?

I am thinking about getting a DSLR (either save a little and get a Nikon D3300 or get a Nikon D5500 — I really like the vary angle LCD thing and the fact it's lighter and has wifi built in... just ...
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What aspects are important in a lens for candid shooting in ambient light indoors?

I have solid lenses for my 7D for outdoor photography, but now I want to venture indoors. Closer focal distance, Potentially less light. What are the key artistes of a lens that I should look for? ...
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What's the advantage of many autofocus points rather than fewer spread wider across the field? [duplicate]

I have a D3200 with 11 focusing points: The newer and more expensive bodies have even more focus points like e.g. the D610: I mostly work in Single-point AF mode, which means I choose one of the ...
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Should I get a dSLR or stick with a bridge camera? [closed]

I am looking to upgrade my canon point and shot compact. I am looking for a camera that will last me 5+ years and is quality. I plan on shooting holidays, nature and astrophotography - I have a ...
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Why do most professional photographers prefer to use their SLRs optical viewfinder? [duplicate]

I have heard again and again that using the digital viewfinder on your SLR is a big no-no and that you should always use the optical viewfinder when framing a shot. Why?
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What should I consider when buying a lens hood? [duplicate]

I have Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm kit lens, and I want to buy a lens hood. Some related questions: Will the lens hood increase the photo quality? What are the types of lens hood? Should I be looking ...
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What dslr would best suit my needs? Switching from point and shoot [duplicate]

I currently have a point and shoot nikon p510 with 42x zoom. I actually use the zoom a majority of the time for wildlife photography (mostly birds). The only thing holding me back currently is image ...
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Why do some Windows programs show some of my RAW images with a purple tint?

Yesterday I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D5300. It works great and I have no complaints, however I'm having a strange issue. In some programs, like UFRaw, as a desktop image, and in one of the Windows ...
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Do I need to buy anything more than just body and lenses?

I want to buy a body DSLR and custom lens but I'm quite new to photography and I do not know if it's enough or I have to buy something else too (just to make it work and do photos). I know body kits ...
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Retrieving photos taken without a memory card [duplicate]

We went out for a picnic and took lots of photos but we didn't spot that there was no memory card in the camera until afterwards. If there was no memory card in Digital SLR camera is there a way to ...
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Why don't cameras have automatic eyepiece covers?

The question is clear and I am not sure how to further explain it. Why don't cameras have internal automatic eyepiece covers?
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Upgrading to a better quality camera before a wildlife-focused vacation [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked many times before, but anything would be helpful. I'm looking to upgrade from a standard point-and-shoot to a higher quality camera before a safari vacation. I was ...
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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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Canon 700d with stock lens or cheaper model with better lens? [duplicate]

I'm torn between getting a 700d kit as it is or a cheaper model (ie. 1200d) with a better lens. Mainly plan on using it for short films. Opinions?
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Canon 70D Viewfinder info battery logo dead pixel?

It's not a problem to me, but I was just wondering is it meant to be there or is it manufacturing error?
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Can I make my Canon 70D focus continously when viewing through the viewfinder?

I'm a newbie in photography, so don't judge me too much, just got the canon 70d and I noticed that when viewing through view finder while in P mode the camera would not focus automatically (I would ...
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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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Why does the mirror open and close for every photo in burst mode?

When shooting using burst mode on a dslr, why does the mirror moves up and down for every photo that is being taken? Wouldn't it be better if the mirror only opens once and the shutter moves for every ...
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How much light is lost through a typical matte focusing screen?

My understanding is, the focusing screen, being matte, will diffuse some amount of light in a direction that is not captured by the optical viewfinder. I am aware of some technical developments ...
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Why are there two files for each picture?

I'm new to the DSLR world and I can't seem to figure out why I have two copies of all of my pictures when I go to load them on my computer. Is there a way to turn this off so I don't have to go ...
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How to set up an object for blur photography in domestic environment?

I am having a Nikon D5300 with 18-55 VR lens. As this tutorial shows, it shows how to shoot portraits with blurred background. But, the background is located far off from the subject. Can I somehow ...
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Would higher focal lengths even work on the cheapest DSLRs? [closed]

I am interested in photography at very very small distances (10 cm) which is why I'm thinking of using a 135mm. Does this justify buying a cheaper DSLR? Or do you have to spend big money on that too?
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Taking care of first DSLR [duplicate]

Recently I have purchased a Nikon D5300 DSLR equipped with a 18-55 kit lens. The seller has attached a UV protector to the front of the lens. Being my first DSLR, I am very picky about taking care of ...
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What precautions should I take for storing a DSLR camera at home?

I often take pictures at home and always packing / unpacking it would be a bit inconvenient. Is it ok to store a dslr camera just on a shelf, or should I always put it in a bag, a drawer etc ?
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Difference between nikon dslr and coolpix cameras [duplicate]

is coolpix and dslr are different technologies? Which one is best for personal use speacially on hill stations. I wanna buy nikon l 340