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Attaching DSLR camera to TS100 Microscope

We have a Nikon TS100 Microscope (https://www.nikoninstruments.com/Products/Inverted-Microscopes/Eclipse-TS100) with a camera trinocular - it's designed to be used with a C-mount and a C-mount camera, ...
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Benro TMA47AL +S4 Fluid Head vs Benro A2573FS6 Tripod kit [on hold]

A local camera store is offering me the TMA47AL + S4 Fluid Head as a combo for $200 out the door. They're also offering me the Benro A2573FS6 kit, for 280 out the door as well, and I'm not sure what ...
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What are the differences between color calibration cards?

The lower level ColorChecker Classic is around $59 USD, Datacolor Spyder comparable one is also around $50... meanwhile there's some DKG Tools for only $25. Current on B&H: DKG Color Spyder 24 ...
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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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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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With which film camera should I start?

I have never had a proper camera and I have never taken pictures seriously but now I'm starting to feel interested in photography. I would like to start to learn the basics of this art. I don't have ...
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Where can I find viewfinder adaptions for the Fujifilm HS series?

For model series S/HS, in particular HS25, HS30, ... That Fujifilm's viewfinder seems designed (misdesigned) only for persons with very wide set eyes (or with very non-prominent noses and nose ...
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Which telephoto lens will be best for photographing bears in Alaska?

I have recently inherited some lenses from my granddad and am going on a trip to Alaska this summer. I want to take one general purpose lense for mountains and close things and one telephoto for ...
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Are super cheap flashes worth it?

Is YN-460 Yongnuo worth it? Found it for 34 EUR http://bit.ly/GE1Tdp Fist of all: is it so cheap I will regret I bought it and just withdraw using it? In my understanding and for I would use ...
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How does the Nikkor 85mm compare to the Zeiss or G-Master 85mm on a Sony A7?

Has anyone used both the Nikkor 85mm 1.4 and either the Zeiss Batis or Sony G-Master on a Sony A7? I've been trying to find comparisons of it and the 85mm G-Master or 85mm Batis. Obviously the Nikkor ...
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What is a good street photography lens for Nikon D750? [duplicate]

I've been using a 50mm ƒ/1.8 on my Nikon D750 for some months now, and I'm looking to upgrade the lens for a new experience. Which lens should I get next? I'm wanting to do street photography, just ...
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Which prime lens for Pentax APS-C?

My girlfriend is buying a Pentax K-5 (I already have a Pentax DSLR so we thought it made sense for us to be able to share lenses), and she's not sure about which lens to get with it, so I've been ...
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What filters should I buy for landscape photography? limited budget

I am looking to get some ND filters for landscape photography but am totally confused on what is best to get. I have a budget of around £100 but am firstly confused whether I would be better off with ...
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How to identify slide/negative scanners that produce RAW files?

I'm looking for a 35mm slide and negative scanner that can give me raw files like my camera does. I have a ancient Polaroid SprintScan 35, and it's frustrating to use. Back then, there weren't raw ...
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What can tall photographers do about tripod height?

I'm in the market for my first tripod, and have noticed that they generally top out around 175cm(5'8") tall. I'm 200cm(6'6") tall, and while there aren't many people taller than me, there are some. ...
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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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Are there any Canon EF-S prime lenses or tele-zooms?

Canon is supposed to have introduced the EF-S system for the APS-C cameras to make smaller\lighter lenses and keep the costs low. However, most of their EF-S lenses are general purpose zooms in the ...
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Is it normal for memory usage in Lightroom 3 to exceed 1.5GB, and what can I do about it?

I'm currently running a 2008 unibody 15" MacBook Pro 2.53 with 320GB 5400 RPM hard drive and 4GB of system memory. I've upgraded to Snow Leopard and I'm running Lightroom 3 (64-bit). I have two ...
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Which lens/focal length offers the widest viewing angle without too noticable distortion/fish-eye-effect?

I am looking for a lens for my Sony Alpha 77 (APS-C), which gets me an as wide as possible viewing angle, but I also hate that fisheye effect one gets from using too low of a focal length. About where ...
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How do I choose which low-cost fisheye lens is right for me?

Background: I'm an amateur photographer who wants to start taking pictures with a fisheye lens, my gear is a Nikon DX D5100. I would like to buy a fisheye lens, I know the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF ...
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What Canon film SLR with EF/EF-S lens support should I get?

I've been thinking about trying my hand at film photography recently, mostly to try and improve my skills so I'm using all the knowledge but on a more instinctive basis rather than shoot review, but ...
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Fast-focusing point and shoot camera?

I mainly take pictures of my grandkids playing, some scenery and birds. I am looking for an autofocus type camera that has a good zoom, one that will shoot quickly in low light situations. I miss a ...
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Nikon F3 vs Contax T2 for a beginner film user?

I'm in search of affordable film cameras with decent performance quality and durability. I've been recommended the Nikon F3 HP and the Contax T2 by a photographer friend of mine, but he never really ...
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Which camera should be recommended to the non photographers who insist on getting a DSLR for daily life photography?

Some people have asked me to suggest them a DSLR for taking photographs of their family and day to day life. These people are not interested in learning photography. It seems they are under an ...
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3d cable camera setup for indoor

I have been searching a lot about a 3d cable camera that can be mounted onto the top corners of a hall and moves in 3d space. A large scale of this would be skycam that is used in stadiums. Is there ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?

I am thinking of buying a digital SLR camera. What things should I be looking for?
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What type of lens is best suited for adventure photography?

OK, so I really don't want to sound like an neophyte asking about which lens to buy, but I've done a fair amount of research and I'm really unsure which is the best route to take. I have a D5200 and ...
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Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?

I currently have a Canon 7D Mark II. I have a budget where I am looking at getting the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM or the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. I am undecided on which one to get. I can see ...
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Undecided for my next lens! [duplicate]

I currently have a canon 7D mark ii. I have a budget where I will be looking to get the canon 24-105 f4 L IS or the canon 70-200mm f4 L IS. I am pretty undecided which one to get, I can see me using ...
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What specs are good for an astrophotography camera? [duplicate]

I would like a guideline to help me and others find good cameras that work well at night. Specifically, shots of the night sky. This way, I can make an informed decision on my next camera. Things ...
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What type of camera and film are Keychain Photo viewers made with?

Does anyone know of those keychain picture viewers that are really popular at the beach? You would get you photo taken, then it would be an instant, and be put in a keychain viewer for a small fee. ...
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How do I choose a polarizer?

It was suggested that I should get myself a polarizer filter to get over my reflection problem. ( How to avoid reflection when taking a picture of a ceramic object with a shiny glaze? ) I found out ...
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Need shutter speed of 1/3200 and a flash. Help?

I currently use a Nikon D1/D1H to take high speed objects, often at night. I have them sync with a strobe via a hotshoe (I think this is the setup anyway, but it works with the strobe!). I am looking ...
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Advise to buy compact camera with fast auto-focus [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a camera for around or under 400$. I composed a list of priorities for me and hope that you could help me decide on what to buy: 1. Priority: It should be a compact camera - ...
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How do I chose the right size/power of flash for still life photography?

I'm planning to change my lighting setup from fluorescent lamps to flash, after the guidance given in this question. At the moment, my two fluorescent lamps are in a softbox which point away from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I choose a lens to photograph the Milky Way?

I'm looking at buying a new lens for some night photography out in rural Australia. I'm in the middle of a national park for the next 6 months, so light pollution isn't an issue, and the skies are too ...
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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 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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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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Best auto-feed photo and/or negative scanner?

My father recently passed away and left us with grocery bags, buckets, and 55-gallon drums full of photographs and negatives. I'm guessing there are easily over 100,000 photos and 100,000 negatives. ...
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Finding (and choosing) A Tripod

Here is my dilemma and question: I have a Nikon D5100 and I am looking to buy a tripod. However I commute by bus and walk a lot so I need a tripod that is sturdy yet can be portable and light enough ...
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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 ...