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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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Tethering a Panasonic Lumix G3

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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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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Photographing Older Documents

I'm doing a project with a historical group. They have a nice collection of diaries, and want to digitize them, but haven't found anyone interested in doing it, even if they pay them. Some of the ...
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What should I look for in a camera/tripod for photographing microfilm machines and books/documents?

I am a graduate student studying history, and I am in the market for a new digital camera for the purpose of photographic images off of microfilm machines, and also old books and documents that I find ...
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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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Best all-around ~$600 standard zoom lens for Canon? [closed]

I have a Rebel T2i, I was wondering what standard zoom lens is the best around $600. I'm mainly shooting landscapes / cities / peoples. I've done some research and came up with 17-50, 18-55 from ...
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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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What tips and advice do you have for photographing the Aurora Borealis?

A friend has been kind enough to lend me a DSLR for a few months. It's my first foray into DSLR photography, or indeed any kind of photography beyond simply aiming my Canon IXUS at something and ...
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Which is a better entry-level DSLR: Pentax K50 or Nikon D3300? [closed]

Which is a better camera for an entry level amateur photographer like me, Pentax K50 vs Nikon D3300? The Pentax K50 was released in 2013 but this snapsort rates it better than a Nikon D3300 which was ...
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What would improve my landscape photography more: upgraded body or a wide-angle lens?

I plan on going out on a trip soon and I want to take some nice landscape photography. I currently have a Canon T3i and due to budget constraints I can choose one or the other exclusively: should I ...
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How is the quality of the Sigma 18-300 DC Macro lens?

I'm considering the less expensive Sigma 18-300 DC Macro lens vs. the (way) more expensive Nikkor 18-300. Would I be losing the gains by buying a 24 MP Nikon 3200 if I went with the Sigma?
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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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Economic DSLR for Night [closed]

I am an amateur photographer and currently I am using old Canon AE-1 (Analog SLR) for night photography of buildings with ISO100 and bulb mode, as well as some fashion photography. Over the past few ...
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suggestions on a polarizing filter? [duplicate]

I am set on getting a polarizing filter and have done enough homework to know I need it to be circular for my dslr. I have picked up that i can get a 5$ step up ring and get a filter for my larger ...
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How to take upright grave stones without squatting down?

My hobby is photo logging old cemeteries, but I am no longer able to squat down to align directly with the upright stones. How can this be done? I see "selfie sticks," but I wonder if such an ...
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Which current Canon digital cameras can use older EOS lenses? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 100 film camera, and I would like to change to a Canon digital, but I'm concerned that the lenses I have: 28-80mm 80-200mm 100-300mm 100mm Macro will not work on the new digital ...
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What filter is best for mid-day beach photography?

I will be taking many beach shots mostly at mid-day 10:00 am to 4pm. what filter(s) will best help in this case to boost the quality of the resulting images? From the little i know my options are... ...
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How to prevent zoom-creep?

The Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens creeps until fully extended if pointed vertically down. This is preventing me from using it on a rostrum camera. Is there a piece of equipment or a simple (and ...
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How to choose a gaffer's tape?

After a long time using my flash with rubber bands to hold flash accessories, I decided to try the Gaffer's tape method recommended by many photogs. So, I searched for that on B&H's website and ...
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How can I take a macro shot without a macro lens?

I am a photography newbie and have only a 18 - 135mm canon kit lens at my disposal. I wanted to take macro shots but can't really afford a macro lens right now. One very optimistic goal of mine is to ...
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Are there any drawbacks to putting good glass on a cheap body?

I am currently dslr-less. I had a Pentax Kr, but was infuriated with the front focus issue. I'm looking to move to Canon. My biggest priority is taking photos of my kids, so fast focus is the most ...
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Are the 50mm f/1.8 and 75-300mm zoom good lens choices beyond the kit lens for a Rebel T1i?

I own a Canon Rebel T1i with a EFS 18-55mm image-stabilizer lens. Since I want to learn more about photography, my husband purchased for me a EF 50mm and a EF 75-300mm zoom. I am wondering if these ...
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How to select a light meter?

I'm looking for a light meter to use with an old film camera that doesn't have a working meter, and the bevy of options with prices all over the place is a bit overwhelming. I'm trying to narrow down ...
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Any help on suitable milkyway lenses

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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What lightweight telephoto lens are available for Nikon bodies?

I'm looking for a lightweight telephoto lens for my Nikon D700 body, with a focal length around 300mm, good sharpness and AF. After several days with the 70-200 vrII handheld, I found this lens too ...
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Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?

What are the pros and cons of buying an older higher-level camera if the price is about the same as a new entry-level one?
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What is a good focal length for street photography?

With a long lens you don´t disturb people but you are left "out of the scene", while with a short focal lens you are "inside the scene" but you may disturb people. What is a better alternative for ...
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What lens do I need to take a decent picture of a graduation ceremony from football-field seating?

What Canon lens do I need to capture a decent picture of a graduate on a football field? I could end up being at the other end of the field in the seating.
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What is the better material choice for a gorillapod? Metal or plastic?

Lagging the ability to bring my "real" tripod to a short holiday trip I often found myself in the situation where I wanted to use a gorillapod (that is a short tripod with flexible legs), instead of ...
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What's the best equipment to use for off-camera fill-flash on location?

I want to be able to use off-camera fill in flash, but I'm not sure if my equipment is up to scratch. I have a Canon 550D camera and 430EX (MkI) speedlite. I can use E-TTL when the speedlight is ...
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What needs to be considered when purchasing an enlarger?

In film photography (and interestingly enough you can do this with digital) if you want to make a print by hand you'll need an enlarger. What are some things that should be considered, especially ...
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What type of camera do I need to take reasonable photos across a swimming pool?

What type of camera do I need to take reasonable photos across a swimming pool? The distance that seems to be the problem as at competitions spectators are confined to the balcony... not surprising ...
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GoPro 4 or Canon for photos of northern lights?

I've heard it's not possible to take a picture of the northern lights with a GoPro. Is it possible to do it with a GoPro 4, since you can take pictures in the dark? I'll visit Iceland soon, so I'd ...
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What full-size tripods are shortest when folded? [closed]

I don't ever bring my old tripod with me, not because it's too heavy, but because it doesn't fit into my bag... So: are there any full-size tripods that fold down to, say, 35cm or less? (Extra ...
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Tablet for use with Lightroom 5 [closed]

Any suggestions for a graphic tablet (PC compatible) for a novice user?
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Pros and cons of cheap studio strobes vs. hotshoe/speedlight flash for portraits?

Not so long ago, AC-powered studio lights were the only option for serious studio photography, and low-cost starter sets like this Two Monolight Portrait Studio Kit¹ were a fixture in every ...
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What tele-extender can I use with a Tamron 18-270mm lens on a Canon Rebel?

have a Canon EOS Rebel XSI and have a Tamron 18-270mm lens for it. Do you know what extender is compatible with this arrangement? I purchased a Canon Extender EF 2X III but it does not fit the lens.
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Wide Angle Lens recommendation for canon 70D (cropped sensor camera) [closed]

I am interested in landscape and have a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens but finding it does not capture enough and would like to purchase a Wide Angle lens. I am find ing the prices for the Canons too much ...
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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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Is it worth buying a 5D Mark I or an EOS 1Ds II today?

I've been taking photographs for a while, and have started to think about moving to full-frame. I'm on a very limited budget, but I currently have a good macro lens and am quite willing to buy ...
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How do modern or recent film SLRs compare to vintage models?

Growing up in the digital age, I have never used a film camera. I have recently started considering adding a film SLR. $5k Leicas aside, are there any new film SLRs out now that are worth over an ...
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Recommendations for Wireless Flash Triggers?

Currently my AB800's have a built-in optical trigger, but still requires a flash to trigger them. I'd like to move to an all wireless setup. I also have the canon ST-E2 to pair with my Sigma 500 DG ...
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What are the benefits or disadvantages of a prime wide-angle lens for landscape photography?

I have a Nikon D7000 and currently use a 50mm prime lens for most of my photography. I love using a prime/fixed lens but I am considering the addition of a wide-angle lens for landscape photography. ...
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What underwater strap keeps my equipment safe and usable?

I have heard of a few options, such as a "float strap"(example), the rubber strap that comes with 35mm disposable cameras(example), and a wrist mount(example). I have heard of these, but have no ...
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Is there a teleconverter to go between Sony Alpha A77 D and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 (with Sony mount)?

I'm struggling to figure out whether there's a teleconverter (available in the UK now) that will go between a Sony Alpha A77 and a Tamron lens. There seems to be some recommendations I could find, but ...
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What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?

I'm an amateur photographer looking for a wireless flash trigger. My gear is Canon 70D with Speedlight 380ex. My question is: what should I look for in a flash trigger? How important is the trigger ...
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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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Should my collection of older Pentax lenses be a deciding factor in my first DSLR purchase?

First post on here so I'll try and put a bit of background. I'm brand new to taking "proper" photographs and want to get started in landscape photography as a hobby after seeing some great pictures ...
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Can I use an off-camera Canon 90 EX to trigger a Canon 430 EX II?

Following on the heels of this question, I'm hoping that somebody can help me. If used with a transmitter/receiver, will the Canon 90 EX speedlite still serve as a master unit and fire a 430 EX II ...
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Advice for someone just entering the world of off-camera flash? [closed]

I'm a student photographer (primarily landscape with some portrait experience) looking to get into more serious portrait work; and, more specifically, off camera flash. Hoping this is the right place ...