Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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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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Which lens should I get for the blackmagic pocket? [closed]

I have the Blackmagic Pocket cinema camera. Here's what I want to do: I want to get a wide lens for the city shots, and nature shots, And a telephoto for the interview shots. I am also getting an EF ...
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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 ...
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What is a sub $150 camera with a fast response time? [closed]

I want to buy a cheap camera and the only real criteria is that response time should be fast - i.e. when you press the button, the shot is taken quickly. I have owned cameras in the past where there ...
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Studio Lighting Flowers

I'm currently using a pair fluorescent lamps (similar to these) to light some flowers (artificial flowers, to be precise) and I'm not 100% satisfied with the outcome. Colours don't seem to be right ...
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Longer lens recommendation for Namibian safari [duplicate]

I'm going on a 3 weeks self driving safari trip to Namibia in September this year and I am really struggling with the gear I'm going to take with me. I currently own a Canon 7D a Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM, ...
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What do I need from an off-camera flash for lighting an aquarium?

Camera: Nikon D3200 The aim is to illuminate an aquarium fish, by placing the off camera flash above the aquarium. And perhaps, if money lets me, to buy another off-camera flash and place it on the ...
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Will Nikon D lenses work on a Nikon D810 camera?

Can a Nikon "D series" lens work properly and let me use the full potential of a Nikon D810?
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Wide aspect ratio (not panorama) 135 camera?

I've been trying to find a camera that has a wider aspect ratio than the typical 3:2 of 35mm that isn't simply a full blown panoramic camera like an Xpan. Something more along the lines of cinematic ...
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Which camera or camera-type might you suggest? [duplicate]

I am a not-so-bad photographer (40 years as a successful international graphic designer) who likes photographing what I find in nature—from vistas to details of bark or wildflowers, and what I see on ...
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What is the safest and most convenient way to carry heavy lens so it's easy to switch in the field?

Context I use a Nikon 300mm f4 lens. It's a good lens but it's also rather heavy. Question What is the safest and most convenient way to switch teleprimes (or heavy lens in general) out in the ...
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Choosing Tripod Based on Load Capacity?

I'm looking to purchase a new tripod, but I wanted to make sure that it is reasonably future proof (assuming that the largest lens I ever buy would be the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II). Under the ...
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What are the options for an ultra-wide angle rectilinear lens adapted for Sony Full Frame?

I shoot with the Sony Alpha line predominately and currently have a 24mm Quantary Aspherical that I use on it but want to get something wider, ultra-wide. I'm not sure what to get though. I have ...