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Why is my Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH making distorted photos with purple cast

My ~10 year old Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 (IXUS 430) has been left in a drawer for the past 6 years. I took it out recently to give to my young son as his first camera, but the pictures have ...
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Measure rolling shutter severity of image sensor scientifically [closed]

Is there a way how to measure the "severity" of the rolling shutter (RS) effect for a given image sensor? By severity I mean how slow the image read-out is done for every single frame. The slower the ...
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Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?

My camera is acting weirdly these days... After putting fully charged batteries into it I was only able to take 2-3 shots before it turned off and showed the battery low symbol. So I took my camera to ...
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Weird Corruption in Overexposed Areas

When shooting photos with my friends's mobile phone, overexposed areas get weird horizontal lines while well-exposed areas look fine. Sometimes it also has some moiré-like color patterns. What ...
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For maximizing photo adjustment performance, which hardware upgrades matter most? [duplicate]

I do a lot of photo editing on a 13" Macbook Pro. When making photo adjustments I spend a lot of time waiting for the image to re-render. I'm wondering which hardware upgrades will have the greatest ...
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How is this product photo taken? Men's underwear - looks like a mannequin used but can see inside? [duplicate]

This has really stumped me, I really like the look of these product photos but can't figure out how they were taken. It looks like maybe they were put on a mannequin type thing but yet you can see ...
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What are the advantages of a soft shutter release button?

One of the more "exotic" accessory third-party suppliers offer for e.g. Fuji cameras are soft shutter release buttons. What is the advantage of having one of these? It sounds to me like the "softness" ...
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Can I modify a Logitech C615 webcam for infinity focus?

I've been using the Logitech C615 web cam for some time now, for timelapse photography. However I'm not perfectly happy with its focus at "infinity". It's not perfectly clear. On closer distances the ...
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Will there be any differences which affect photography when running Windows on a Mac?

This might not be the best place to ask, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there might be a difference in screen quality on my iMac when I'm in bootcamp Windows or OSX. The reason I ask is ...
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Can a broken CF card break a camera?

I recently made a stupid mistake of putting a broken CF card back into my Canon 350D. The result of this was that now the camera only shows "no CF" on the LCD, but refuses to do anything else. No ...
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How to troubleshoot LCD problem in a Canon Powershot G12?

I have a two year old Canon Power Shot G12. A couple of days ago, out of nowhere, the flip LCD screen turned on misaligned, with the bottom half-inch of the image or so clipped and on the top of the ...
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Can I use the Gretag Macbeth i1 to calibrate monitors on OSX?

I have the chance to pick up a GretagMacbeth i1 Eye Display 2 for around 50 euros. I'm wondering if I can calibrate my MacBook Pro monitor and my external monitor (a Dell 1703FP) using the i1 ...
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Stolen items public database

Is there an international database for stolen camera and lenses. I recently get robbed and I have many Nikon appliances stolen. The only way for the moment is to phone the Nikon company for ...
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A/D conversion, processors marketed less actively than sensor characteristics?

Two questions: In most literature about digital photography, there is some info-graphics about the path of the light signal from sensor to the storage. It starts with sensor, then there is the ...
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What can limit frames per second on a mirrorless camera?

I'm looking at the specs of the recently announced Sony A7 against the specs of the NEX-7, and I am confused about one detail: the amount of shots it can take per second. The NEX-7 can capture 10 ...
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What's the difference between a dedicated image processor (BIONZ, EXPEED, DIGIC) and a CPU?

Is the image processor like a GPU in the sense that it includes a particular set of instructions that make them more effective for encoding images and movies? Could a powerful mobile processor like a ...
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Does Nikon offer something like an API for developing 3rd party hardware?

I was wondering if Nikon has an API available for developing 3rd party hardware like the Satechi Intervalometer that I am currently using. I've got some cool ideas for some 3rd party hardware add-ons ...
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Nikon S700 displays preview correctly but shoots bad: dead or repairable?

I have a Nikon S700. The other day it immediately started to behave strange: when I turn it on and preview the screen displays everything normal as usual. The problem is that, when I shoot, the photo ...
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Are flashes really subject to a “use it or lose it” problem?

I was just reading the manual that came with my new flash and stumbled over this warning: 14.3 Flash capacitor forming The flash capacitor built into the flash unit undergoes physical change if ...
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Can the Canon T3i use a USB hard drive directly?

I'm seeing vague and conflicting reports on the web. Supposedly, the 60D and T3i both allow you to hook up a USB hard drive and shoot directly to the drive without using an SD card. If this is true, ...
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Why not use a camera as a colorimeter?

Clearly to achieve reliable results, it is essential to calibrate key parts of the imaging pipeline - particularly the computer display on which images are edited. Few seem to question the ...
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Camera producing blurred images under average lighting conditions

I have an old digital camera (A Fuji Finepix 6900Z) that, in automatic mode, tends to produce extremely blurry images, especially under slightly darker lighting conditions, most of the time but not ...
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What motor gets used if both lens and camera body have a focus motor?

If both a camera body and lens have motorized autofocus, would one be used over the other or would both work in tandem to speed the focus process along?
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How do camera body motors compare to in-lens motors for focusing?

What is the difference between using a motor on the camera body and the motor built into lenses? Aside from how both compare in terms of speed, what differences would I notice if I use a body with a ...
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Do monitor calibration tools adjust screen brightness too?

I recently had an online lab print some of my photos and they all came out far darker than I was seeing them on my monitor. They also sent me a calibration print which I could compare to the same ...
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What is more intensive for the SDHC card- hd movie recording or shooting burst mode in RAW?

I am looking to get a second SD card to fill both slots in my d7000. The card I have now is a remnant from my canon point and shoot that I am using in my d7000 now. I have yet to try movie mode. And ...
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Does a 7200 vs 5400 RPM hard drive improve performance for photo editing?

I have a dedicated RAID 1 (mirrored) volume for my photo library which is stored in Aperture 3 and one of the drives just died so I'm going to replace both. Is there a noticeable performance ...
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How can I test a memory card for performance and bad sectors?

I have just purchased a new CF card for my DSLR. I tested it using Xbench (Mac OS X) and it performs as expected. However, I'd like to do a "surface scan" (moving platter term) to check for "bad ...
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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 ...