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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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How effective is HAMA STAR 61 tripod for shooting with Nikon DSLR?

I am just a beginner to photography and I have a simple question. I was shooting in night when I realized that through manual settings when you increase your shutter speed the images becomes blurred ...
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What matters most when buying a first DSLR in terms of ruggedness, lens system, megapixels and being discontinued? [duplicate]

Which one to buy? I keep reading and the more confused I get. I want a kit. Should I get nikon d5200 24 mega pixels but not waterproof or dustproof and doesn't have a pentaprism or pentax k30 ...
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Should I upgrade my body or lens first?

I have a Nikon D40X and I cant decide if I should upgrade my camera body or upgrade from a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm to whatever else might be recommended?
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Are there cheaper alternatives to standard UV photography equipment?

I am familiar with the standard lens/filter system often used - the UV-Nikkor 105mm f/4.5s lens, what I am wondering is if there are cheaper alternatives to this standard (which I believe is also ...
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Are 'digital frames' really uniformly awful?

I set out to pick a digital frame for my parents. Looking at reviews on Amazon, I've never seen such a uniform collection of horror stories. Some years back consumer reports did a review, but of ...
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Upgrading EOS 350D or changing to full frame for low-light improvement?

My question is as follows: In 2006 I bought a Canon EOS350D with a Tamron 18-200, which was a great choice for shooting pictures on vacations, not having to carry around much, etc. Now, this seems ...
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What camera equipment do I need for deep space photography?

I have a Skywatcher-127 telescope and would like to take some deep space images e.g. globular clusters etc. I have had recommendations about what webcam to use for planetary photography but not deep ...
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Versatile and small flash bracket for Canon 430

I need a flash bracket for macro work. But I'm looking for something versatile and smaller than the big ones I found online. Is there anything I can buy, possibly with a cable that can be connected to ...
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Which wireless triggers are recommended for Bowens Gemin 200/200?

The question says it all. I'm kind of new to studio light photography. I'm looking for a wireless trigger I can use with these monolights. Any recommendations? Thanks.
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Macro lens for general purpose shooting

I have a EOS 650D camera and 50mm prime lens for it. At the moment I am thinking about upgrade and looking for a not too much expensive zoom lens. I read that Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM ...
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Is it better to attach a close-up adapter lens to a Canon 50mm/1.8 or Tamron 18-270mm?

I am thinking of purchasing a close-Up lens, which I understand will fit on the front of my existing lenses. I have two different lenses, and can't determine which one would be better for a close-up ...
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ND filters set Recommendation for Lee/Cokin Z-Pro Holder

I currently own the Cokin Z-Pro filter holder (and 77mm adapter) and a Singh Ray Grad Reverse ND filter (100x150mm). The big disadvantage of the Cokin holder is that I cannot use the first slot with ...
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What is a good lens for a Canon 5d for birds/wild life with a budget of 1500 dollars

I am planning to buy a Canon 5d mark III, for landscape, wild life and bird photography. What would be an ideal lens with a budget of 1500-2000 dollars? And specifically, what is your opinion on the ...
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Would a Nikon D70 with 70-300 lens be adequate for photos of my kids' sporting events?

I don't have a lot of extra money but I am able to trade for this camera or pay $200. Would this camera be adequate for taken pics of my kids on the soccer/baseball/track fields? I really want a ...
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Think Tank Urban Disguise vs Gura Gear Chobe

I presume it's acceptable to ask questions about photography gear here. I've recently bought a Sony NEX-6 and two lenses (Sony 18-200mm zoom & Sony Zeiss 24mm F1.8). I plan on acquiring one or ...
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What are some Neoprene camera cases for outdoor usage? [closed]

I have a Canon 40 D with an 18-200 lens. I'm looking for a neoprene case? with easy access and protection for hiking, etc. I have a low pro case with great protection and room for my accessories. But ...
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How does the image quality compare between these lenses? [duplicate]

Want to buy a zoom lens for Nikon D5100 [now only have the kit lens 18-55mm]. I've selected these options AF Zoom-NIKK0R 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sigma 70-300mm ...
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What Equipment Is Required For Split-Underwater Photography?

How are split-underwater photographs made? What equipment is needed? Does it exist for various types of cameras? Bonus for hints on how to use the said equipment.
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Recommendations an for entry level studio monolight?

I'm looking for an entry-level studio monolight (two, actually). They range from $150 (Cowboy studio) all the way up to $1000. I'm not prepared to spend $1000 yet. I would like to get recommendation ...
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Any recommendations on Ultra Wide Angle Zoom lens (at least 12mm) for Canon Full Frame models that also can mount filters?

I was searching for a Ultra Wide Angle zoom lens (at least 12mm) for natural scenery shooting for my 5D mark III that has to be able to mount ND filters (I have a LEE nd system), but unfortunately, I ...
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Cheapest and best point-and-shoot digital camera [closed]

Which is the best and the cheapest point-and-shoot, digital camera that has at least 12 mega-pixels? I want to use the camera for: 1) Taking pictures that I can then use in Power Point presentations ...
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Understanding Auto focus capability with examples

There are lot of explanations/comparisons of auto focus capability of different cameras available. Canon 5D Mark III has been termed as a superior camera for this feature in the semi-pro range. In ...
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How do I choose among the following lens of 55-250 IS, 70-300 IS and VS 75-300?

Sorry by this specific question, but I'm pretty crazy here looking for a difference. I've got to buy a lens tomorrow (I leave my country in 2 days) I could see the difference between 55-250 and ...
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Second Lens: 35mm for Nikon D3100 - considerations for making the purchase [closed]

I'm currently considering buying the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens as a second lens for my Nikon D3100. A lot of people suggest that I go with a telephoto zoom lens as my second, but I disagree ...
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Standard zoom lens recommendation [closed]

Am planning to buy a zoom lens for my upcomming trip.I have Canon650D and Tokina 11-16 lens with me .My clicks mainly involve landscape, architecture. I want to know out of the below lens which I one ...
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Recommended driverless GPS loggers?

There are a bunch GPS loggers out there, but a good portion need software to download the data onto a computer. Some of the software is Windows-only, but others are Mac-compatible (what I need). ...
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Parameters to be considered while buying DSLR [duplicate]

I am an entry level photographer and planning to buy a dSLR camera soon. Main purpose is to take photos of nature, wildlife, weddings, and flying/moving objects. My budget is somewhere around $1300 ...
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Use the Nikon D800 to make short YouTube videos & still shots of an owner-build or am I better getting separate video and DSLR cameras at same price? [closed]

Value for money and ease of use - Nikon D800? I am looking at taking both still photographs and short videos of an owner build of a log house in the country. I want to be able zoom in on the video ...
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Which tripod? Manfrotto MK394-H vs. SLIK Pro 340 DX [duplicate]

I'm undecided between the two tripods. Which one would you buy?
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Which Canon should I buy? [closed]

I've done photography for some months now. I always borrowed an Canon 600D from a friend. Now I got a job as a party and concert photographer. (I need to use an external flash of course.) I'm just ...
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Good beginner camera for sports [duplicate]

I am looking for a camera for around $1000 to take action shots of horses. The horses would be moving around 20 miles per hour.
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upgrading from kit lens [duplicate]

Am bit new to DSLR .Interested in landscape My problem I feel kit lens came along with my 650D is not giving me sharper images.(Culprit might be myself) Budget problem for upgrading to Canon lens ...
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Is Canon 7d too much as first DSLR [duplicate]

I'm complete ametuer in photography, but have a passion for photography. I read a lot of good reviews about 7D and think about it as my 1st DSLR. My question is if 7d is too much for ametuer? Should ...
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What do you take on a hike as a landscape photographer?

I have a trip to the lake district national park (UK) in a few weeks. I want to know from personal experiences what kit is essential and what can be done without on a landscape trip that involves some ...
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Is there something that is the opposite of a teleconverter?

I shoot a Nikon D80 that has a 1.5 crop factor. I'd like to find something like a .67x teleconverter so any full format lens I attach would then have their original focal length and would in theory be ...
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Which budget retro lens mounts are compatible with full frame Canon DSLRs?

Why Old Lenses? Unlike fancy new lenses, old lenses always have a certain charm, a story and a personality. They also keep your wallet a lot heavier! You can have a full range of very high quality ...
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Recommended Accessories for a Canon T2i [duplicate]

This is an awesome site. I've been on here the past few days and am really enjoying reading the questions and suggestions, and have conjured up the bravery to ask a question myself. I bought a Canon ...
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How can I get to 400mm+ for wildlife photography on a budget of around £1000 with a Canon DSLR?

I am asking a question that might have been asked many times in the past. However, I like to hear some advice for my situation so. Basically I am looking to invest some money on my photography for ...
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Good Camera for High-Quality General Photography? [closed]

I want to purchase a camera that I can use in a number of settings (out in nature, indoors, etc.) to take photographs of a high quality. I care about clarity and a good representation of color. I also ...
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What DSLR to buy? Budget $800-1k [closed]

I am a beginner trying to get into photography. So far my only experience has been with point and shoots and I am looking to upgrade to DSLR. My budget is around $800 to $1k. Any suggestion would be ...
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Is there any reasons a slim compact camera can't have a fast lens?

While there are compact cameras with fast lenses (like Lumix DMC-LX7, F1.4) they seem to be rather thick. The lumix is quite thick, at 46mm, largely due to the lens protrusion. Is it possible to make ...
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Tele-zoom lens choices for Nikon 1 J1?

I recently got a Nikon 1 J1 camera and would like a bigger lens, I've been looking on the internet for answers but can't seem to find anything. I was looking for a 30-110mm size or larger at a ...
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D7000 Kit (18-55mm) or D7000 Kit (18-105)? or should I get a separate lens? [duplicate]

I'm no expert on cameras and lenses. Can you give me some pieces of advise on what to choose? If I buy the body and separate lens, what should I buy for a general purpose lens. Thank you in ...
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Is there an easy way to change between camera straps?

I've got a Nikon with the default camera strap and I bought a BlackRapid shoulder strap. I had in mind being able to use either of them, but not both at the same time. The problem is that I find it ...
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Canon Lens EF 50mm 1:1.8 II or EFS 18-55mm IS II for EOS 650D

I am going to buy the Canon EOS 650D camera. At the moment I can afford one of the following lenses: Canon Lens EF 50mm 1:1.8 II + 18-135mm lens in future (Kit) Canon EFS 18-55mm IS II + 55-250 ...
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Choosing between Lenses Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS II vs Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

I am considering between these 2 telephoto lenses but I cannot make up my mind on which one to buy. I have read a lot about the pro's and con's of both these lenses.. For example 70-200 f2.8 IS II ...
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Which DSLR is better for an entry-level photographer (2013)? [duplicate]

On my question, I would really appreciate if you can give me pieces of advise on whether which DSLR I'm going to pick. I'm really a total beginner. Please consider the following factors: Ease of ...
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Are there any 'panoramic' digital cameras?

I found a picture of this camera, a Horizon S3 U-500, (I've personally never seen anything like it before) and did some research. It turns out its a specially designed camera to take wide (but not ...
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Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner to Photography with a Canon T3i, and love travelling and outdoors activities. Planning a trip to Africa to see wildlife this summer, and would love some help to chose between these two ...
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How does the Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 compare to Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM?

I am looking to buy a good walk around lens for t3i to finally upgrade from my kit lens. My current preference is Canon 15-85. however I am wondering if I should get Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8. I am ...