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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 low-cost ultra-wide angle DX lens will autofocus on my Nikon D5000?

I need a wide angle lens for low-light/club photography with my Nikon D5000. I was going to pick up this one, but then I realized that it won't autofocus on my body. What is the closest equivalent ...
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What variable maximizes color in astrophotography?

I'm doing some research in astrophotography before my trip to Yellowstone and I'm most interested in pulling the color of the galaxies. I will be using a Canon 7D. What should I be focusing on in ...
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Can the lensbaby achieve a similar effect to a ± 8.5° tilt?

I quite enjoy the ± 8.5° tilt that the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 provides. The cost is quite high at around $2,000USD. It seems that some people use lensbaby lenses for something of a similar effect. What ...
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Cheap panoramic setup

I'm looking for a cheap panoramic 360x180 (approx. don't mind the "feet" as long as it's close) setup with decent resolution. I weighed my options and thought up the following: cellphone with ...
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Looking for a true 360 degree camera

I'm looking for a true 360 degree camera, so that's both vertical and horizontal 360 degrees. I've seen some clip-ons for the iPhone, but am really not wanting to by an iPhone 4S for this. What I ...
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Is the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM on a 40d wide enough for aurora borealis photography?

Is the 28mm lens sufficiently wide enough on the 40D to capture reasonable aurora borealis photographs? Given the 1.6 crop factor it seems like it might not be (which would probably mean that I look ...
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Lens recommendations for a D800 [closed]

I recently bought a Nikon D800, and was wondering if you guys could give me lens recommendations to take advantage of its sharpness. I already have a micro 105 and the excellent 16-35. I'm looking for ...
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D3200 or D5100 for a beginner DSLR camera?

I've been looking at buying a DSLR for a while, and I've settled on Nikon. Looking at Amazon prices, the D3200 is roughly $700, while the D5100 is somehow $50 cheaper and is still meant to be a ...
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JYC IR Remote Controls ML-N and Nikon D7000

I am searching for a remote control for my Nikon D7000. I've found the JYC IR Remote Controls ML-N, but that site doesn't list the Nikon D7000 as a supported model. I thought that the D90, D5000 and ...
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Recommended filters for sunrise/ocean landscape shot

What filters I can use to shoot a ocean/sunrise landscape shot? I'll be shooting after dawn and I would like to make the water looks clear. Thanks
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What would be a recomended telephoto lens for infrequent use in landscape photography?

I'm in the process of preparing for an upcoming trip and I'm going back and forth between the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM as the telephoto lens to purchase to bring along ...
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Self-photography equipment?

I am going to be travelling on my own in China for a month and I don't want to ask locals to take photos for me. I have heard about this product a long long time ago: ...
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Equipment Recommendation for around $2000

I want to buy my wife a camera as a gift. I would like to get the body and lenses, case and all for about $ 1.5K to $ 2K. I would like to stick with the Canon line if at all possible. My wife has had ...
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Suggestions required for pairing Canon 430EX II with an ideal Yongnuo speedlite (2 light setup)

I have recently got interested in off-camera flash photography and have purchased Canon 430EX II along with Yongnuo rf-603 transceivers. Now I want to extend it with 2 light setup for more creative ...
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What on-camera geotagger do you recommend for a Canon DSLR?

I have been looking for a solution for geotagging with my Canon DSLR (T2i). It seems the most common solution is to use a separate standalone GPS unit and adding the tags in later during processing ...
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What are the important criteria in selecting a DSLR camera for conference photography?

We are looking to upgrade an old (ancient? 2006 Nikon D80) camera that is used for taking pictures at a conference (mostly for website). It is not mission critical photography, so value for money is ...
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Canon 7D vs. Nikon D7000 for portrait photography [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which DSLR brand should I pick as a beginning photographer? I'm a newbie photographer. I plan on buying a DSLR. I'm torn between Canon 7D and Nikon D7000. Which one ...
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Best zoom walk around lens for Canon 40D

I am about to take a trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos. I recently tried the L series 70-200 cannon but it is so heavy I hate it. I would like to find a zoom much lighter that give quality photos ...
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Canon EF vs Canon EF-S lens

I was wondering: Other than the fact that EF-S lenses are targeted to cropped bodies, and can not be used on full frames. (Supposedly if there was L series for the EF-S) Would the EF lenses be ...
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How to power and mount flashes?

I just purchased a few Yongnuo YN-560 II flashes for use with a light tent (for macro photos) and as this will be my first time using external flashes I'm not quite sure how to power or mount them. ...
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How to protect photographs on camera from being viewed/copied?

I need to photograph some sensitive items, I want to see the picture on camera to check it was a good photo and then secure it somehow so it cannot be viewed again in the camera or other means unless ...
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Need advice on purchasing flashes for use with a light tent

I am looking to purchase three flashes for use with a light tent and am unsure of which I should purchase. I found the following on Amazon, both of which look really good and have great reviews, but ...
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How can I decide between the 70-300mm vs. 100-400mm Canon L lenses?

My current lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 I'm interested in wild life photography and landscape photography. I want to pick up my first L lens soon, and I am debating the ...
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What would be a DSLR to use for combination outdoor photography and astrophotography?

I'm looking to start - finally, getting into photography again. I used to have a Pentax 1000 years ago that I used for B&W pics. Now, I want to get into both outdoor photography and ...
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Which lens will be good for a new photographer with Canon 60D camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose a lens for my first DSLR? I am new in the world of photography. I bought a Canon 60D camera. With my camera I have no lens. Now I am really confused. After ...
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Do non-distorted wide angle lenses exist for the Pentax KR?

I do a lot of shots for work (interior design). We use a Pentax KR, which we like, but because of the size limitations of some rooms, it's hard to get a decent photo of them displaying how the room ...
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Does the Sony a57 have a time-lapse function?

Does the Sony a57 have a built in time lapse function? If not, where can I pick up an intervalometer? Any suggestions for a specific intervalometer?
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What setup to take photographs of barcodes on the underside of a small tray?

I know pretty much nothing about photography so have come looking for some guidance on technique and equipment required. I want to take a photo of the underside of a tray, which is 130 by 90 ...
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What cheap equipment can I use to hold a reflector in place?

Assuming I don't have any friend that help with my photography, what can I do to hold a reflector in position while I shoot? Let's assume that if I'm cheap enough to use a windshield sunshade as a ...
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Which lens to buy for capturing hot air balloons?

There is a hot air balloon festival coming up in my state. As part of learning photography, I plan to go and capture some nice shots during the event. I currently have Canon Digital Rebel Xsi with kit ...
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Which Canon L lenses offer a big advantage over their non-L counterparts?

A "what lens" thread with a twist: While buying the Canon D5III, I can get any Canon L lens 3000 NOK cheaper (roughly $490 or €400)! I already have these lenses that I will use with the new camera: ...
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Are there adapters that allow autofocus & electronic control?

I have a NEX-C3 - it's great, I'm really enjoying it, but I foresee that I will want more lenses, better controls, a view-finder and so on. There are lenses but the range is limited and they are ...
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Which DSLR for a total beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I love taking photographs and simple digital cameras don't satisfy me. So I'd like something better. I have never ...
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Best all round zoom lens for D3100?

New to DSLR photography and would like some advice. What would be a good all round lens for the Nikon D3100? I have got the 18-55 one from the kit, any recommendations? Also are there any other items ...
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Practical speed difference between 1:2.5 and 1:1.7?

I have a 14mm/1:2.5 prime that I got with my GF-1. Does it make sense to invest into a 20mm/1:1.7 lens? I don’t care much about the difference in focal length. I’d like to know if the speed difference ...
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On a very limited budget, should I get a zoom lens, prime, or flash? (Samsung NX)

I have a Samsung NX100 with the kit lens (20-50mm f/3.5-5.6, crop factor 1.54) and SEF15A flash (guide number 15, direct flash only), which as a whole cost me $300. I can't spend over that much on ...
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How do I get a decent zoom lens for my Micro 4/3 camera?

I recently bought my first “real” camera, an older Lumix GF-1 with a pancake 14mm/2.5 lens. (I love it, here’s some samples.) I wanted to try a zoom lens, so I bought a second-hand 14–42/3.5–5.6. ...
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What camera strap works well with a 70-200mm lens?

After spending hours walking around with my stock strap, nearly screaming every time I had my 600D with a 70-200mm attached I have to say its time to try something new. I found the CUSTOMSLR, and the ...
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Is there a digital body which will let me use lenses from my Yashica Fx 2?

I have a Yashika FX-2 that I bought back in the 70's. I would like to upgrade the body to a digital form and I'm not sure which ones I can buy. I have several different lenses and I really don't want ...
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What is best for making stop motion animation - Digital camera or SLR?

I want to make a stop-motion animation but am confused, which camera to use, a digital camera or a SLR? And what is the best brand to go with? Any suggestion will be highly appreciated! Any brand or ...
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What should I do for lighting a wedding reception in a gym?

So I will be shooting a wedding reception in a gym in August. I haven't really done to much shooting in gyms. What would be the best lighting? Would just having an on the camera speedlite with a green ...
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What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?

I am a pretty new "photographer" and will be shooting a couple weddings in the near future. I am currently using a Nikon D3100 and have the 18-55mm kit lens as well as the 50mm 1.8G. I am looking to ...
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Flash gun vs Studio light for product shoot

I need to make some shoot of headwear for a website. Pictures are basically something put on the dummy head. I don't need super professional pictures but I wan't something reasonnably good, better ...
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Buying a new camera (for the 1st time) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I'm thinking of buying a camera tomorrow .. I was advised to get this: Canon 550 D .. 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor .. ...
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Cheap telephoto lens with zoom higher than AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm

I currently own an AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens, but I feel that the 200mm maximum zoom is not enough always. I've found two cheap options: Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro ...
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Fast Lens for D7000 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What DX Nikon lenses should I look at for concert/club photography? I am taking pictures of musicians and dance performers on stage. I want to buy a fast lens because ...
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Best Canon lens for 60D for close up photos and videos

I'm thinking of buying a Canon 60D for both photos and videos. I'm not a professional photographer, so I know little about lenses. I'll use the camera for two main purposes: modeling and recording ...
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Travel / Hiking tripod recommendation

This is yet another equipment recommendation question, but because I didn't find exactly what I'm searching, I try to post it here. Also, in order to minimize the subjective part of the answer I'll ...
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What should I look for in a tabletop tripod /support?

I am looking for a tabletop support for my canon 550D. What features should I look for to give adequate support for macro and other photography? My price rang is under $150. I have looked at the joby ...
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Best Camera in a range of 13-16k INR [closed]

I would like to buy a new camera. Maximum I hope to use is around 15-16k INR ($240 - $300 USD). Can anyone suggest me some good options in that range. :) It will be a great help. I wish to give it as ...