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Physical equipment, such as camera bodies, lenses, accessories, as well as the electronics inside of them. Excludes firmware or other software.

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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 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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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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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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Time Lapse addon for Sony HX50? [duplicate]

I have just bought a Sony HX50, I'd love to be able to do some time lapse with it and from what I can google you do this with a controller. Are there any users of this camera who know of one that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...