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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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Any recommendations for square/rectangle filter starter kit?

Context I've been using circular polarizes and related filters for my pictures using the screw in system. I've used the step up filter ring to fit larger filters on my smaller thread lens. I'm ...
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If I'm buying a single ND filter, which stop is most versatile?

I'm going on holiday to Hawaii in November and would like to take some photography that will require an ND filter. Following the holiday it'll mostly be used for photography around the UK with maybe a ...
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How do lower-end Canon EOS models from 2007/2008 compare? [closed]

Hope someone can help me. I currently have a Fujifilm FinePix S2950 and I'm looking to switch to a DSLR rather than a bridge, the current camera has a slow focus especially in low light. I think I'...
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Is there an intervalometer which will work with a Canon PowerShot SX60?

I'm look for an intervalometer that works with a Canon PowerShot SX60. I want to do some timelapse photography. I'm not having much luck locating one. Does anyone know of such a device?
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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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Which is a good camera? [duplicate]

Which features of a camera makes it good?Does it always have to be a DSLR?Can a compact camera be good for starters or is it recommended to start with DSLRs?
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How do I choose a teleconverter for my Tamron 70-200 f2.8 and Canon camera?

I have Canon EOS 650D and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 lens. I would like to buy a teleconverter (1.4x or 2.0x) to increase the zoom, e.g., for shooting wildlife and the moon. I took a look at several ...
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Battery Pack for Metz 64

Are there any recommended battery packs for the Metz 64? I've seen many for the Metz 58 and I presume they use the same connector? From these Amazon links here, here and here, it seems that all of ...
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Portable Diffuser for shooting on the go [closed]

Context I've recently been using Gary Fong's Diffuser and I like the results that it gives me on my Metz 64. I use my flash mostly indoors but also outdoors as well for people shots that can vary ...
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Can anybody suggest a camera and flash combination for high speed, fast recycle time, night time photography?

I want to take photos of fast moving objects (shutter speed usually between 1/1000 and 1/2000 seconds), outdoors at night time (probably lit with flood lights, street lights etc), and I want to be ...
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How much does the Camera Model/Age matter when purchasing?

I've spent several hours researching camera options that would allow me to take great still pictures and reasonable quality videos. Based on my research, I've determined that a mirrorless camera ...
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Tripod and camera [duplicate]

Can any tripod be used for any camera?If no,can anyone suggest me a tripod for Canon SX 150 IS.(http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/other_powershot/powershot_sx150_is)
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What flash trigger will work to fire a monolight, which will in turn trigger others?

I have 3 Bowens Monolights, Model 400D. I now have an Fuji XPro1 digital camera. What I would like to do is to fire one of the monolights via a transmitter on the hot shoe of the camera and have a ...
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Should I get a teleconverter or 150-500mm lens?

I am planning a wildlife trip. I want to be able to take photos of far away objects and still have all the detail. I currently have a Canon 650D and my longest lens is 70-300mm. I am busy saving for ...
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What techniques can I use for shooting vertically from a height of 12 feet?

I need to setup a still life shot over a horizontal area (on a studio floor) and shoot from above, most likely using a ladder at a height of approximately 12 feet. For safety and convenience I would ...
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Lens Advice for Product Photography

My girlfriend and I are planning to shoot some products she's produced as a designer for her portfolio, and we're currently researching lenses that would be optimal for this sort of photography. I've ...
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What's the best Macro/Portrait setup gear I should look for?

I am looking forward to shooting macro photography and portraits, too. I have a Nikon D5100 with the kit 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I love doing macros but I feel like I'm limited with my lens and ...
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Is the wide aperture and bokeh of a 50mm prime more important than getting to the 70-90mm range for portraits?

I've a Pentax K-30 with the following lens: Pentax-M 50mm 1.7 manual focus Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 autofocus Pentax 55-300mm 4-5.6 autofocus Considering that : Pentax 50mm has the nicest bokeh and ...
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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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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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Most Versatile Light Modifier for Portrait/Glamour/Fashion

I recently got a Godox V860C flash and a Godox Cells II trigger. Now, I want to do a bit of portrait / glamour / fashion photography -- and I need recommendations on a light modifier. I got the ...
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Do I need an external flash to take sports pictures on the field at night?

Do I need a external flash to take sports pictures under lights on the field at night? I'm using RAW and manual exposure.
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Canon 1D mark III vs modern cameras. Should I get a new one? [duplicate]

I have a friend that's starting to study photography at university and needs a camera. Because she doesn't have a lot of money to buy a new camera and all the equipment, I offered to let her use my ...
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Can I use film that's 20+ years old?

I recently bought a Minolta film camera and it had some film with it. The film is dated 1991 - 1994. Can I use the film?
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Should I use a 24-105 or a 70-200 lens for photographing a high school marching band?

Ok, I am an amateur photographer and I will start being the marching band photographer for my high school. I will get a Canon 7d soon, but I'm told it has poor low-light capabilities, which is a ...
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How to get flash high but out of the way?

It happens often to me that I am on location and have to shoot with the flash and umbrella high in front of the model. Problem with that is that the boom holding it is right in front of my subject. ...
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Where can I buy photographic film in Prague, CZ?

I'm currently in Prague and, like every self respecting film photographer out there, I forgot to pack my rolls of film. Is there anywhere I can purchase BW film (135 and 120) in Prague? I'm looking ...
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Diffuser for travelling?

I am going to travel abroad in a couple of months and I am considering, since I will take my photo-backpack with me (Tamrac evolution 8), to buy a diffuser for a Yongnuo 560 Mk III flash. Most of the ...
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What should I look for in a camera which could cover all of astrophotography, microscopy and general purpose photography?

I am new to photography but I have done a lot of microscopy (confocal, light, etc...). I am familiar with optics and image processing. I want to set-up a telescope at home and maybe in the future a ...
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Macro/infant photography lens for D5500 [closed]

I currently have a Nikon D3100 with the kit 18-55mm lens, which I have decided to sell. I am looking to start getting more 'into' photography, and me and my fiancee have a baby on the way which we ...
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Astrophotography, what to shoot with barndoor tracker and 200mm f2.8 lens

I have a self made, computerized barndoor tracker. The computer controls a stepper motor very precirsely. The tracking unprecisions come from building limitations and orientation precision. I do have ...
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How long does the exposure have to be for a specific astrophotography object with a given lense, iso and aperture?

how do I know how many frames I need (overall exposure) for a particular object at a given ISO setting? (200mm, f2.8, canon 6D) I will be shooting on a barndoor tracker, at a very dark place about 40 ...
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Should I buy a Nikon D3300 kit? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate question, I've plowed through the dupe suggestion list and I couldn't find anything specifically aimed towards the Nikon D3300. I've always been interested in taking ...
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What to look for in a flash battery pack?

I have never had one but have seen it on flash stands of other photographers. So my assumption is that it brings more power to faster recycle time to shoot faster with flash. I wanted to buy one but ...
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Mom-friendly digital camera with easy settings and batteries [closed]

I am looking for a digital camera for my mom who is not so good with devices. Using AA/AAA batteries is an absolute requirement, but the camera shouldn't be too bulky or heavy. The reason for this ...
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dSLR holster on a belt OK?

I'm planning to use a modular belt system on vacation and outings. Last weekend I tried putting a lens changer and flash on my left side and kept the camea on a Backrapid strap hanging on my right. I ...
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What gear for environmental/lifestyle portraits for website

I'm looking for gear recommendations to shoot environmental/lifestyle portraits for promotional/travel photography purposes on a 2 week trip to the wilderness. For most of the time I will be ...
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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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Can a Canon 430 EX II trigger a Yongnuo flash?

So I got a Canon 430EXII and I need a second flash, preferably a cheap one so I might resort to getting a Yongnuo. Now I'm just wondering if the 430EXII can trigger a Yongnuo flash considering it's a ...
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Is it still possible to purchase 220 and 10×8 sheet film?

Is it still possible to purchase 220 and 10×8 sheet film? I am retired. previously owned three pro. Photography studios looking to get back into work again. Need help locating materials.
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What is good protection for outside timelapse? (During rain/thunderstorm)

I've wanted to do some more timelapse shooting with my 60D, and be able to leave it running all day. My biggest issue here is now the weather with pop-up thunderstorms and heavy rains possible. Is ...
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Camera recommendation for shot from 25 ft on building?

I need a camera that can be controlled by a computer. I have to take shot of some irregular steel plates that have corners marked with paint. What is important is that I get a good quality picture to ...
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360 Virtual Tour setup: compact VS full setup?

I have 2 camera bodies: Nikon D610 Sony NEX-5R I have these lenses (which I can fit on both cameras with a NEX adapter): Opteka (Rokinon/Samyang) 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Sigma 12-24 (Mark I) I ...
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How would I set up the ability to capture stills remotely from multiple angles/locations in a tiny house?

I will be moving into a tiny house next summer. As part of the experience, I would like to try to document daily life as candidly as possible. The plan is to install a number of small cameras in a ...
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Nikon F-mount lens adapters for Sony E-mount with fewest compromises

I presently use a Nikon D600, which is an fx body. As you can imagine I have plenty of F-mount fx glass laying around. I am looking at getting a Sony mirrorless as a portable second body for when a ...
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Reverse ring sizes

I recently ordered a reverse ring and turn out i ordered a wrong one. My camera is 7100 but i ordered D700 from ebay, i bet it won't be exchange but can i order something else to put it on my lens, so ...
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Which radio triggers can I use with a Yongnuo 565EX flash and a Nikon D610?

I just bought a Yongnuo YN-565EX Flashlight for my Nikon D610. Later I realized that it doesn't have any radio trigger. I want to use it as an off-camera flash and from what I understand, I would need ...
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Mid/high-end mirrorless cameras with documented control protocol that can connect to existing wifi networks?

I'm searching for a mid to high-end mirrorless camera that can connect to an existing WiFi network and has a publicly documented control protocol. Note that such information is hard to find, because ...
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I'm a beginner photographer and I want to buy a new camera, can anyone give me some suggestions on what to look for? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon Coolpix L810 (which I know is a very basic camera, but hey, I was just starting out and didn't want anything too complicated.) Now I feel like this camera just isn't doing it for me. I ...
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Is it possible to tether a Panasonic Lumix G3 with Lightroom or a tablet?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. I purchased it because it was rated the best for non-flash, low light photography, which is mostly what I do at libraries, historical societies, etc. I saw someone ...