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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 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 ...
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Taking High-Resolution Images

With recent versions of Windows you are able to use a single image stretched over multiple monitors as a desktop background. As I have 3 1920x1080 monitors so the minimum size of an image to look good ...
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How to flatten old photograph?

I have tons of old photographs that I will be converting to digital (photographing) and most of them have curves (are not comletely flat). See picture: I also have this piece of glass from ...
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Are there any cheap, fast lenses capable of highschool sports photography?

I recently took on my first paying client, and she is also into photgraphy. She usually does sports for her highschool yearbook. They just have an entry level Canon DSLR with a kit zoom on it that ...
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Is a two-year old midrange camera model considered obsolete? [duplicate]

We are recreational photographers. We are going on a rafting trip this year, and have decided to upgrade our 7 year old Lumix. We just decided on the GH4 for its movie capabilities. A new model, ...
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Would like to take a photo with 5 cameras simultaneously and send to dropbox or eyefi

I'd like to set up a station in a warehouse to take photos of a pallet before it is shipped. 5 cameras total, one for each side of the pallet and one for a top view. The idea is to roll the pallet ...
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Looking for a dslr camera [duplicate]

Being a beginner, which camera I should buy?. Canon 1200d or Nikon d3200. I would love to have detailed analysis between them. And suggest some standard lens for that particular camera, for example - ...
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What temperature lighting should I use for photographing old paper photos?

I know I should be using daylight lighting system to achieve natural looks of photographs, but I don't want to spend a lot of money for profesional lighting equipment, so I was thinking to just put a ...
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Will L glass lenses compared to what I have upgrade my overall Image Quality?

I currently shoot with a Canon T5i and plan on upgrading to either a 6D or 7D Mark II (another topic). To go with my new body, I want a new lens. I currently have the following: 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS ...
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What do I need to photograph paintings with accurate color? [duplicate]

I need to photograph paintings, and also small details of paintings. Color accuracy is extremely important. Previous experience (not recent, however) with digital photography showed color divergences ...
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Need more detail on the mechanical shutter release diy for Panasonic FZ40

I read an answer from rfusca about how to make a mechanical shutter release for the Panasonic DMC-FZ40. I can picture what you're saying in my head but I'm not sure what parts to buy. There are a ton ...
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Is my gear good enough for commercial and product photography? [closed]

I am an amateur photographer; I've been using my Nikon D5200 as a camera for all kind of shots. After several courses and lessons, I am intending to become more pro, and now I have a job opportunity ...
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Camera advice: Sony A5000? [closed]

Thinking of buying a compact camera that can make good quality shots. Does the Sony A5000 represent a good value? Or I can find better for the money?
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What are some good reflecting undergrounds for product photography?

I'm searching something like acryl but cheaper if possible. Are there any good alternatives? Something like this: Google image search for "reflecting undergrounds"
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What camera specifications best complement a smartphone? [closed]

I have a Galaxy S5 right now, but I was looking into buying a better camera that matched the features my camera does not have. Specs: Primary 16 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, phase detection autofocus, LED ...
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Confusion On Camera Selection [duplicate]

I am going to start my profession in Fashion Photography so I want to know which camera I should buy as a beginner. I have two options: NIKON D7200 Nikon D750 My confusion is should I go for ...
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At what point does a weatherproof camera become a necessity?

I live in Toronto, Canada. On average, 101 days of the year, the lows are below freezing. Since getting hooked on photography, I wear my camera everywhere. The exception is if it's raining out. Could ...
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Digitizing old photos flatbed scanner or dslr?

After plenty of research I realised that flatbed scanners lose the battle to dslr when it comes to scanning negatives as seen in the picture: But what about old basic paper photos? Will an average ...
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What studio strobes are good for a beginner? [closed]

I'd need to purchase my first studio strobes, but cannot find enough informations to make a good purchase. My budget is 500€. Must: 2 strobes 2 stands 2 Softboxes (at least 60x60) strobes with ...
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What is the use of a GPS unit for Nikon?

I recently bought a Nikon D810 as a christmas present for my wife. When I bought it, it was part of a package that included the body, a battery and charger, a memory card, a bag, and a GPS Unit. All ...
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Do I need the 18-55mm lens that comes with the camera, or should I instead get a 55-250mm lens?

I'm a novice so don't know whether I need the 18-55mm lens that comes standard with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i or should I instead get the 55-250 mm lens - or both? I'll be using the camera primarily ...
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50mm 1.8 lens or 35mm 1.8 lens for makeup artist doing close-up face shots of brides?

Trying to decide if i should invest in a 50mm 1.8 or 35mm 1.8 lens for taking before and after shots of my brides. Any advice would be super helpful! I have a Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR ...
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which filter should I buy for a Nikon 50mm 1.8G and 18-55mm kit lens?

I have a 50mm 1.8g and 18-55mm kit lens with my Nikon D3300. Which lens is best suited for landscape photography? Planning to buy a filter set consisting of UV, Polariser and ND filter. For which ...
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What type of lens equipment would work well for portraits of makeup clients? Is a standard 18-55mm enough?

I am a professional makeup artist who is looking for good equipment that fits my needs as artist. I want to use this camera to be able to collect high quality images to add to my website portfolio. I ...
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Should I get the Sony Alpha a7r II or a DSLR? [closed]

I've had the camera I have for a few years now (the Nikon d40x) but have been thinking about getting a new camera as the Nikon d40x doesn't have great low light performance. I've been thinking about ...
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Would a 55-200mm lens for an entry-level DSLR be good for snowboarding photography?

I am getting the Nikon D3300 camera and it comes with a 55-200mm VR lens. Will that lens be good for taking pictures of people snowboarding? If not, what would be a better choice?
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Budget Nikon lens for portrait/macro/landscape [closed]

I have a Nikon D5100 with kit lens, 18-55mm, and I take mostly portrait and landscape (urban/nature) photos, but I also like some macro, when the opportunity arises. With the kit lens, I dislike the ...
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Can a Nikon D3200 use i-TTL wirelessly?

I have a Nikon D3200, and I'm thinking about buying a budget i-TTL capable flash to use with it, primarily off-camera. I was considering the YN565EXN, but the D3200 can't remotely control it with i-...
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WIll Nikon G and D lenses and (new) Tamron lenses all work with a Nikon D7100?

I am thinking about getting the following: Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera Body Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 ...
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What is the better camera out of the 2 to start as a beginner? [duplicate]

I'm looking to get my first DSLR camera to start out. They will be having a deal on the Nikon D7100 for $999.99 with a few accessories. The other option I was going to go with, was the Nikon D5500. I ...
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Camera for virtual tour

i would like to make virtual tour-something like google street, but inside of buildings What camera is best for this? I found that GoPro 4 is pretty good, but im not sure, if is good for this type of "...
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Best Macro Lens For Jewelry Photography On The Sony A6000? [closed]

:) I've been looking to upgrade the camera I use at my job. Thinking of getting the Sony a6000. We list things on ebay to sell, and quite frankly I just don't like the lightbox, nor the camera we ...
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Upgrade Path from Nikon D3200 [duplicate]

I am looking for recommendation on upgrade path from my current needs to have sharper image quality. My Equipments Nikon D3200 2 years old. 35mm 1.8 DX Lense (my primary go to lense for everything) ...
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What features to look for in a motorized DSLR mount for astrophotography?

I'm planning a foray into astrophotography, and am looking for some advice on features to look for in a motorized equatorial DSLR mount. I'm interested in both wide angle and deep field pictures. I ...
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New to photography: Buy a full feature body or an entry level one [closed]

I want to buy a DSLR camera and get into photography. I have three things in mind: Divide my budget on buying a mid-range (in terms of price) body and mid-range lenz. Buy a pro body (Canon 7D ...
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Would a Polycom video camera be suitable for astrophotography?

Have Polycom FX video conference camera 1024 x780. Could this be used for astro photography? Just curious for a project. Appreciate input.
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Would a dedicated 100mm macro lens give me better results than a 55-200mm + Raynox 250 magnifier?

I have taken this picture with the 55-200mm Pentax DAL lens with a Raynox 250 magnifier lens attached. At very close range, I lose focus on the whole image and find it vary hard to obtain the ...
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What focal length is recommended for photography for social media, like groups of people in weddings?

I want to get a lens for social photography (groups of people in weddings, or a close up for a bride). What focal length range would be recommendable? Also would it be good to get a wide angle lens ...
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Archival scanning of various media, what should I look for in a scanner?

TL,DR: What should I look for in a scanner for digitizing photographs from 10 to 80 years old, and various other media as secondary importance? Do you have any theoretical, or practical advice, or ...
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How to store photos for long term locally?

TL;DR: I am amateur photographer and looking for advice on storing my photographs locally (not on cloud/online) for long-term. Background I started clicking photos in .JPG initially but realized it'...
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Are there any Teleconverters/Extenders which will work with a Canon Rebel EOS T3 and 55-250mm f/4-5.6 lens?

Are there any Teleconverters or Extenders that will work on the Rebel EOS T3, I am currently using an EFS 55-250MM 1:4-5.6 IS II lens in an area where there is a variety of interesting wildlife that I ...