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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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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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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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Are certain type of tripod heads safer than others? Does the price makes a difference?

I was shooting stars the other night. Mounted my DSLR on the tripod, which I have used many times. This time I particularly looked under the camera to make sure the camera is properly mounted. ...
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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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Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?

I'm considering purchasing a DSLR for the first time here in the next couple of months. The two "big boys" seem to be Canon and Nikon. I've looked at both companies, and I can't really see significant ...
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What is the next step up from the Canon T2i?

I had a Canon T2i that is damaged and so I'm in the market for a new camera. I really enjoyed the T2i and so I am considering getting another one. From using snapsort.com to compare the T2i with a ...
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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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Shooting video frame by frame / electronic vs mechanical

I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR soon for doing frame-by-frame paper, stop-motion animation video work. I do not want to have to keep fixing a mechanical shutter for my DSLR, which I hear is a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Which adapted manual lens mounts do not collide with the mirror on Canon 5D/6D bodies?

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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Which tripod should I get for macro photography?

I'm currently looking for a good tripod for (mostly) macro photography and other kind of photography as well. I own a Canon EOS DSLR. Which tripod should I consider? There are many on sale, but I'm ...
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Bridge Camera with wide angle lens for estate agent

I own a small estate agency and I am looking to buy a bridge camera or a low spec DSLR up to £300. The widest (35mm equiv) lens I can find on a bridge camera is 22.5mm (from Nikon L810 which gets ...
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Which cheap digital body for M42 lenses? [closed]

I'm looking for a cheap, second hand digital camera body for my M42 lenses. And I'm stuck; there is actually quite some choice. Currently, I have a Canon EOS 300D; there are two reasons I want to ...
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How to take a picture at the same time everyday?

I am currently wanting to design a system that I could leave outside permanently, and have it take a photo(or series) at the same time of the day, for a year, and then compile those into a single ...
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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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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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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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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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Should I stick with Micro Four Thirds or switch to a larger format before investing in more gear?

Recently I was given a Panasonic GF2 micro 4/3 camera + 14mm pancake lens for my birthday — a nice upgrade to what I have been using recently. I want to start to take my photography more seriously, ...
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What are the appropriate Nikon lenses for concert photography?

I have just purchased a full frame Nikon D800 and wonder which are the most appropriate Nikon lenses for shooting in concerts. The concerts are always indoors, at night, with the artist's light ...
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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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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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What battery types are suitable for low temperatures and high altitudes?

I do some high altitude (4-4.5k metres) trekking. At night this can lead to very low temperatures (down to -20oC). My choice of battery type for my camera is lithium ion, or rechargeable lithium ion. ...
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When buying entry level cameras, are lenses really more important than the body?

Original Question: Is there a D5100 alternative I was considering my first DSLR Nikon D3000, then saw D3100 and was fixed on it, then saw D5100 and I though yes,this is the one to go for. While ...
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How do I get started in Astrophotography?

I have a Canon 20D. I'd love to take some photos of the moon and stars. How do I get started? I've search the web and the information is sparse and cryptic. I'd like to know what equipment is the ...
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What camera feature to look for to capture moving subjects clearly?

I'm a beginner to photography. I want take pictures of moving objects clearly. Which feature should I look for while buying a camera? What setting is needed to click blur moving object and also ...
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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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What options are there for a camera that's smaller than a full DSLR, but not a point-and-shoot?

I've been wanting to start taking photos for a while so I am looking to get a camera. I don't want to get any kind of Point-And-Shoot. I was awaiting the coming of the Fuji X100 as I travel very very ...
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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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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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How far away can I be and still get a sharp subject with a 100mm lens?

If I have a 100mm lens, how far away can I shoot the subject? If I am shooting basketball, how far can I shoot the subject and still get a sharp picture?
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70-300 vs 55-200 for a Nikon D3200

I own a Nikon 18-55 VR and a v 55-200 (no VR). I love zooming as much as I can, but I have a very limited budget. I am not a professional, so I am learning through experimenting with my camera. An ...
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What performance-related factors make a Leica camera so expensive?

I just saw a Leica M9 priced at 6995 USD, and a Leica M8 at 6295 USD. This is similar to the price for a high-end Nikon D3X or a Canon 1D Mark IV. So, I am trying to compare the specs, but can't get ...
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What kind of camera bag would I look for to allow fast lens swaps?

I might get a chance to go to some fun events to take pictures soon, and I'd rent a lens or two to take with me (as this doesn't happen enough to justify buying a decent wide angle). However, this is ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions for camera stabilization when tripods and monopods aren't allowed?

I have a Canon 1Ds Mark II with various lenses but none of them are very heavy. I usually shoot in indoors where tripods / monopods (church, weddings etc.) are not allowed. There are enough chairs, ...