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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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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?

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 ...
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Is it more cost-effective to build a home studio piecemeal or buy a lighting kit?

I am transforming a basement room into a photo studio. I will be doing people portraits and using backdrops. I plan on trying many different shots... from high key to low light bodyscapes. From what ...
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Would it be better to use hotshoe flashes or studio lights for a product shoot?

I need to make some shots of headwear for a website. Pictures are basically something put on the dummy head. I don't need super-professional pictures but I want something reasonably good, better than ...
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Hot shoe flash units and softboxes for portraits; good beginner setup?

Taking a previous question (Advice for someone just entering the world of off-camera flash?) and breaking it into pieces, as was suggested to me for more effective answering. I'm a student ...
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What is the “best” photography tripod for taking panorama pictures?

I would like to buy a photography tripod with great stability and sturdiness to gain "perfect" precision as I will be using it to take panoramic pictures to do VR Tours. I need one that reach 150cm ...
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What should I look for in a wide angle lens? [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to photography .. would appreciate if anyone could advise me a little on comparing wide angle lenses. For example, I'm looking at the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM and Canon EF 14mm ...
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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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Is an 18-200mm lens sufficient for an Alaska trip? [closed]

I am an amateur photography enthusiast, mostly for vacation shots. I have a Nikon D80 body and the 18-200mm lens which I use as my "walking around" lens. I have a trip to Alaska coming up this ...
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Can screw-on macro lenses produce decent results?

I was browsing Amazon looking at a few items and came across this: 4-piece Close-Up Macro Lens Kit - Included are +1, +2, +4 and +10 Close- Up Lenses. High-Quality lenses are diopters for ...
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What equipment/ Which settings required for a 400 person group photo? [duplicate]

I received a request to work at a corporate party with a special request for a group photo of +- 400 people. So far the largest I've had was aprox. 35 people. I work with a Canon Eos 550 and a 35mm ...
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Camera for high volume automated shooting of product pictures

For an automated photo studio I'm going to need a camera with a image quality that is comparable to better compact cameras, especially regarding color accuracy. Setting a custom white balance will be ...
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Should I buy a compact, SLR, or DSLR camera? [closed]

I am a StackOverflow user and new to this forum. So, I'm sorry if I'm asking unrelated, ultra amateur question :) OK, my only camera at the moment is my iPhone4's! And I don't think seriously of the ...
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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 to look for in a starter-level off-camera flash?

I have zero experience with flash and want to learn how to use it from zero, for example by following the Strobist blog. What are the absolutely necessary specifications I should look for when ...
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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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If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?

I recently got my Canon EF 85mm f1.8, after lot of thought over if I should buy Canon EF 85mm f1.8 or Canon EF 50mm f1.4, I decided on 85mm so that I can shoot portraits of people even from a ...
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Best Neck Strap [closed]

Just picked up a new Fujifilm X-T1 which I can't wait to play with - but as with cameras I've had in the past the included neck strap is pretty cheap and uncomfortable. So for the first time I'm ...
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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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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 camera can I use as a high-resolution macro video recorder? [closed]

I'm looking for a consumer camera (or "pro"...as opposed to an industrial camera) to use in a computer vision/animal tracking experiment. Basically I want images with as high of a resolution as ...
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Will two lights plus octaboxes be a good starter setup for portrait photography, or can I get away with one umbrella?

I want to step into studio lightning for portraits and I'm searching for a good setup. Is it a good option to buy two flashes and octa-boxes (one from left and one from the right) or should one ...
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Should I upgrade my body or lens first?

I have an entry-level Nikon DSLR, 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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What are the (dis)advantages of the Canon 600EX-RT compared to the 430EX and 580EX?

I'm considering buying a flash for my Canon DSLR. I noticed the 600EX recently came out. What are the pros and cons of the new 600 flash versus the other two mentioned in the title?
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Very small quick-release?

I'm thinking of a way to easily swap out a cellphone clamp and a Joby gorillapod. The tinyest gorillapod has a quick release built in, with the removable end mounting on a 1/4-inch screw. The other ...
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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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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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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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Fotopro monopod tilt head — available in the USA?

When I was looking for a head for my new monopod, I came across the Fotopro RH-10, which besides be gorgeous is exactly what I want: ultra light weight with only tilt needed, arca-swiss plate. ...
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Wide Angle Lens recommendation for canon 70D (cropped sensor camera)

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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What is a good 360 degree camera? [closed]

I want to buy a new camera for a 360 degree shoot , so can anyone suggest me the good one I have seen that Sony Bloggie camera which has 3D camera and a 360 degree lens too, so does this camera have ...
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What low-cost non-fisheye wide angle lenses are available for Canon and how do they compare?

I'm currently looking for a wide angle lens for my Canon T3i. I would prefer a prime lens. I want to use a wide angle lens primarily for video (so the lens needs a quiet AF motor) but for still ...
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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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Should I use a 100mm Macro lens as a portrait lens?

I am specifically considering using the Canon 100mm Macro as a portrait lens. If I want to have a macro in my bag, but not carry around a 70-200 2.8 due to weight, size, white color, or price if it ...
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How do I find the right backpack for my full frame DSLR plus lenses?

I've been shooting with a reduced frame camera for a long time (Canon EoS Rebel family), so it was a surprise to me that my Nikon D600 and lenses didn't really fit into the backpacks I was trying them ...
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What are the practical differences between Canon 580EX II and Canon 600EX-RT?

so which one is better and why? I just need to get as much flash power as possible for outdoor and indoor photography. Are they a lot different from each other? I couldn't care less about the ...
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Manual off-camera flash compatibility with multiple bodies?

I'm very new to flash photography, so I apologize for the newb question. I plan on getting a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite for off-camera flash, but I wanted to know how I would be able to make it work ...
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What are the relative pros and cons of a Pentax K1000 or Nikon F for getting into film photography?

I want to get into film photography and go back to the roots to really learn about the techniques. Would you guys recommend the Pentax K1000 or the Nikon F, and why?
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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 are the tradeoffs when replacing two zoom lenses with a superzoom?

I have two lens currently for my camera. An AF-S DX VR NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G (kit lens) and a AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens. I have found that there are cases when the ...
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What to look for in a scuba diving camera for a non-photographer?

My brother just got his scuba diving certification and I want to buy him a camera to use while diving (mostly for stills but also some video). He is not into photography at all so he's definitely not ...
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What focal length lens do I need for photographing the moon?

I would like to know whether it is possible to photograph moon without any flaws with a canon EOS 550d.. Also to get an image of the moon as close as the following image, what kind of ...
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Is there a tulip-flower lens hood that will work with the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D?

I'm looking for a Tulip Flower Lens Hood for Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D? I know that Nikon HB-1 and HB-15 hood work on this lens. But do you know any Nikon or third party Tulip Flower Hood?
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III remote for consumers without a smart phone?

I am considering purchasing the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III as a replacement for my Canon G3 and I am concerned that the lack of an IR remote will be a deal breaker for me. The literature I can ...
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What to gain from using a Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G instead of a AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G

After debating the old age 50mm vs 35mm, I have opted to go for a 35mm. I have a Nikon D3200 with a Yongnuo Flash, and just acquired a Nikon SB-600. I shoot two things: clubs/nightlife and weddings ...
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Single remote trigger for fifty cameras

I want to assemble several cameras, triggered by a single remote. Is this possible? The trigger doesn't have to be wireless, because the cameras will be very near to each other. The cameras need to be ...
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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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How good is Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens

Planning to buy this lens for my D-90, but not sure how good it is, though i have narrow down my search based on budget constraint. But i have read that it has given good results for wildlife ...