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Equipment recommendation questions should be specific about budget and goals, yet general enough to be useful to as many readers as possible. Equipment recommendation answers should be worded to be as useful as possible to the broadest range of readers, and when possible account for future price ...

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What is a good ball head for heavy equipment?

My old Manfrotto 322RC2 grip ball head has lost its friction and ability to hold the gear in position, except when in horizontal setting. I was never really happy with it anyway, as the action of ...
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Canon EOS 750D or Nikon D5300, which one? [on hold]

Hi I hope you good people can help me? I've got a Pentax K30 and I'm looking to upgrade my equipment, the reason being is that I'm finding it hard to find accessorie's for the Pentax and I have been ...
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What features should I (as a beginner) look for in cameras to photograph esp. cities, landscapes, and night shots?

I am not very experienced in photography and wouldn't call myself a really passionate hobby photograph either, but I keep getting disappointed by my cheap phone camera when I want to take nice photos (...
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How do photographers programatically take photos? [duplicate]

How do photographers programatically take photos? For example, I would like to take a photo every minute for the next day. Can every camera be configured to take photos at regular time intervals? ...
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Is ISO and noise performance of the Canon 7D Mark II good enough to keep shutter speed fast enough for birding? [closed]

According to the information provided by Canon's technical information advisor here, it seems to me that for slower lenses, Canon 7D Mark II has advantage because of more cross points at aperture 5.6, ...
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Macro on a point and shoot

Just wondering are there any point and shoots that can take 1:1 true macro ? Is their performance anywhere comparable to dslrs ? Pls give me some examples.
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Most economical camera for timelapse imagery

I am trying to take photos at about every 30 secs - 2 mins (Timelapse imagery for a dataset). I was using a canon t3i for this but after a few weeks, my shutter gave up. This is an on-going process ...
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Help me choose cheap ND filters that does good/not bad quality [closed]

I am going to shoot long expo rivers and waterfalls, I have no ND filter yet. I am researching now and I was adviced to use ND-64 for the best result. As I see on amazon there are some different ...
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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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What should I consider when getting a camera for product photography?

I am planning to get a camera for some product photography. I have a tripod and white cardboard area. I think I will not require a high-end camera for this. I am simply planning to get photos of gift ...
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What SD card should I buy?

I'm going to get a new camera at the end of the month, and since I'm new at all of this, I was wondering how to find what SD card fits the camera, and how to decide which to buy.
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What kind of trigger and receiver will work with different flash brands?

I have a question for using off-camera flash for a Canon 6D. I have two flashes. One is a Canon 600EX-RT and the other is a Digitek. Can I use different brand flashes for off-camera firing? What type ...
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What lens will get the whole body in the picture for street fashion photography?

I'm looking for a lens for fashion street photography which covers all the body in the pic. Do you recommend the Nikon 50mm 1.8d or Nikon 35mm f / 1.8G for my D3300 camera body? (I don't have the ...
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Can I use the same lens for landscape and star photography?

My wife loves landscape photography and I love capturing the stars. We are both amateurs and we have been using our stock Canon EOS 750D lens (18-55mm) so far with 'ok' results (both kit and user-...
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Canon 70D or Nikon D7200? Camera + lenses [closed]

I am about to buy my first camera, but it's a bit confusing. I've been looking to buy either the Canon 70D or Nikon D7200, from what I have googled, the Nikon has better image quality, BUT then I've ...
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What gear do I need for a newborn photography session?

I am an amateur photographer and I have a newborn session coming up for a family friend. My current gear is: Canon T5i (crop sensor) Canon 18-55 IS STM Kit lens 85mm f/1.8 lens I plan on buying ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

I'm looking to buy a new camera. I've looked at What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? and decided that mirrorless is right ...
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New Canon T6i vs used 5D2 or 1Ds3 [duplicate]

The title pretty much states my question here. I've held a T6i (very smooth feeling, good autofocus) and a 5D2 (definitely higher build quality, a full-frame which I would prefer). Never held a 1Ds3 ...
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Assignment Question: equipment required for product photography

I've come across this question in my assignment and i just wanted to see if my answer is some what correct? Question: An Advertising agency has hired you to photograph a large range of dry goods ...
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What is the difference between the 18-55mm Nikon kit lens and the Nikon Nikkor Lens ‑ 35 mm ‑ F/1.8 ‑ Nikon F? [duplicate]

What advantages will a 35mm lens will give me if I already owe an 18-55mm. Isn't the 35mm somewhat included in the other one? It may be a silly question, but I am new in photography and trying to ...
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95mm circular polarizer: B+W, Sigma, or other?

I'm looking for a high quality circular polarizing filter to fit a Sigma 150-600 zoom lens with a 95mm diameter, and the options at this size seem somewhat limited. Notably, the Hoya Pro1 CPL that's ...
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What route should I go for a strobe? [closed]

Not including stands or anything else, what kind of strobe would you go for spending no more than $3,000? For instance would you buy 1 Profoto B1 along with their AirTTL or go for a much cheaper ...
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70D/7D Mark II/D7100 for primarily sports and street? [closed]

I am a "beginner" photographer. I write beginner like that because despite the fact I have never owned a DSLR before, I have plenty of experience with them as one of my uncles works at a local ...
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What has more benefits: Old Body Semi-Pro vs New body-entry level [duplicate]

I hope it's apparent that I'm really not asking for a product recommendation, but your opinion on the situation. I will be supplementing this question with 2 examples as the title is obscure, but ...
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What are the thinnest 81A and 85C filters?

I usually use Hoya and Tiffen 81A and 85C filters for my slide work. They work well with all my lenses except with my Nikon 20mm f/4, which vignettes. I know that Nikon filters are thinner and work ...
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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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Are there more professional programmable (Android, etc.) cameras than the Samsung Galaxy? [closed]

I need a programmable camera device. I want take products photo for e-commerce with the fastly website. I bought a Samsung Galaxy (3G) camera. I developed a small android app. My app sends captured ...
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Is the Fujifilm x100 a good camera to start?

I decided to start exploring the fascinating world of photography. At first I wanted to buy an old film camera (like the pentax k1000) but finally, after talking with friends and also thanks to this ...
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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 are the differences between color calibration cards?

The lower level ColorChecker Classic is around $59 USD, Datacolor Spyder comparable one is also around $50... meanwhile there's some DKG Tools for only $25. Current on B&H: DKG Color Spyder 24 ...
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With which film camera should I start?

I have never had a proper camera and I have never taken pictures seriously but now I'm starting to feel interested in photography. I would like to start to learn the basics of this art. I don't have ...
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Which telephoto lens will be best for photographing bears in Alaska?

I have recently inherited some lenses from my granddad and am going on a trip to Alaska this summer. I want to take one general purpose lense for mountains and close things and one telephoto for ...
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How does the Nikkor 85mm compare to the Zeiss or G-Master 85mm on a Sony A7?

Has anyone used both the Nikkor 85mm 1.4 and either the Zeiss Batis or Sony G-Master on a Sony A7? I've been trying to find comparisons of it and the 85mm G-Master or 85mm Batis. Obviously the Nikkor ...
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What is a good street photography lens for Nikon D750? [duplicate]

I've been using a 50mm ƒ/1.8 on my Nikon D750 for some months now, and I'm looking to upgrade the lens for a new experience. Which lens should I get next? I'm wanting to do street photography, just ...
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What filters should I buy for landscape photography? limited budget

I am looking to get some ND filters for landscape photography but am totally confused on what is best to get. I have a budget of around £100 but am firstly confused whether I would be better off with ...
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How to identify slide/negative scanners that produce RAW files?

I'm looking for a 35mm slide and negative scanner that can give me raw files like my camera does. I have a ancient Polaroid SprintScan 35, and it's frustrating to use. Back then, there weren't raw ...
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3d cable camera setup for indoor

I have been searching a lot about a 3d cable camera that can be mounted onto the top corners of a hall and moves in 3d space. A large scale of this would be skycam that is used in stadiums. Is there ...
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Fast-focusing point and shoot camera?

I mainly take pictures of my grandkids playing, some scenery and birds. I am looking for an autofocus type camera that has a good zoom, one that will shoot quickly in low light situations. I miss a ...
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Nikon F3 vs Contax T2 for a beginner film user?

I'm in search of affordable film cameras with decent performance quality and durability. I've been recommended the Nikon F3 HP and the Contax T2 by a photographer friend of mine, but he never really ...
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Which camera should be recommended to the non photographers who insist on getting a DSLR for daily life photography?

Some people have asked me to suggest them a DSLR for taking photographs of their family and day to day life. These people are not interested in learning photography. It seems they are under an ...
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What type of lens is best suited for adventure photography?

OK, so I really don't want to sound like an neophyte asking about which lens to buy, but I've done a fair amount of research and I'm really unsure which is the best route to take. I have a D5200 and I'...
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Undecided for my next lens! [duplicate]

I currently have a canon 7D mark ii. I have a budget where I will be looking to get the canon 24-105 f4 L IS or the canon 70-200mm f4 L IS. I am pretty undecided which one to get, I can see me using ...
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Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?

I currently have a Canon 7D Mark II. I have a budget where I am looking at getting the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM or the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. I am undecided on which one to get. I can see ...
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What specs are good for an astrophotography camera? [duplicate]

I would like a guideline to help me and others find good cameras that work well at night. Specifically, shots of the night sky. This way, I can make an informed decision on my next camera. Things ...
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What type of camera and film are Keychain Photo viewers made with?

Does anyone know of those keychain picture viewers that are really popular at the beach? You would get you photo taken, then it would be an instant, and be put in a keychain viewer for a small fee. ...
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Need shutter speed of 1/3200 and a flash. Help?

I currently use a Nikon D1/D1H to take high speed objects, often at night. I have them sync with a strobe via a hotshoe (I think this is the setup anyway, but it works with the strobe!). I am looking ...
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Advise to buy compact camera with fast auto-focus [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a camera for around or under 400$. I composed a list of priorities for me and hope that you could help me decide on what to buy: 1. Priority: It should be a compact camera - ...
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How do I chose the right size/power of flash for still life photography?

I'm planning to change my lighting setup from fluorescent lamps to flash, after the guidance given in this question. At the moment, my two fluorescent lamps are in a softbox which point away from the ...