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Questions about a specific problem or issue, often dealing with a lens, camera body, image sensor, lighting equipment, or software specific to photography.

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Why can't I open NEF files I downloaded to a thumb drive?

I am having a problem opening raw images from my Nikon D610 on my computer. Some background: I was traveling and was only able to use my wife's laptop (Windows) to download image files (.nef format) ...
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Lens won't focus from distance on one camera body

I recently acquired an original Canon 300mm f/2.8 (the non-IS version) and have been testing it out on my two camera bodies. It seems to be exhibiting a weird behavior with regard to focusing. On my ...
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What are these slightly-translucent, branching squiggles on the top of my photo?

I recently came back from holidays and noticed a lot of my photos have these lines on them. I have a Canon 450d and use Canon lenses. I used a polarizing filter at times. What could be causing this?
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What causes these “striped” streaks from light sources? [duplicate]

About 10 days ago I took this photo with a Samsung G S3 and why do those lights appear as eh.. eh... stripes?? Just like there was a star filter but lacking the stripe which is perpendicular to the ...
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How do I fix a non-retracting lens on my Canon G7X?

My lens will not retract. I've tried several of the hints given but so far nothing. I've not had the camera in sandy places nor has it has it been too warm or moist due to humidity. I'm at a loss, ...
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What are the grey to black lines at the edges of objects in this photo?

The photos I have taken with Canon EOS Rebel T5i has lines at the edges between individual fruits. The colors of these lines range from grey to black. I have attached two versions of the same photo, ...
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Can I manually reposition a non-closing cover on a Canon powershot A630?

Is there any way I manually reposition a stuck external lock on the battery cover on my Canon Powershot A630?
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How can I preview photos from camera on laptop?

When I import photos to my laptop, windows 7 they are saved in a folder by month. When then clicking on the folder it opens up the individual photos but they all show a 'flower'symbol and I have no ...
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Why do I have to press the shutter button twice to take a photo with my Canon DSLR?

I have a problem with my DSLR, a Canon 70D. When I push the shutter button to take a photo, I need to push it once more to take a single shot. The AF mode is not on self-timer. What could be wrong?
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How do I use a Canon 430EX II off-camera with Cybersync triggers and a 5D Mark II?

I am aware that the Canon 430EX II can only be used as a slave, but if I have the hot shoe adaptor with a standard PC cable connecting it to my Cybersync receiver (which fires upon connection) when ...
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Why do I get a light halo only on sunny exposures using my FED 2?

I recently bought a FED 2 and I got some weird results from my test roll. I've been taking pics in various conditions (inside and outside) and I do get a light halo on sunny outside pics (see below on ...
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Why does my Zorki 4 take blurred pics on infinity focus?

I've recently bought a Zorki 4 and the results I get from my test roll are quite disappointing. I've been calibrating the mirror, adjusting it for both infinity focus and close one (1 meter). Here is ...
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How do I fix my Panasonic DMC-FZ35 from releasing the shutter on a half-press?

I have an older Panasonic Lumix (DMC FZ35) that has worked well for 7 years. Today I found that every time I half-pressed the shutter button to focus, it took the picture without letting me compose or ...
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Why is Registax 6 hanging partway through image alignment?

I am a total novice to dare I say astrophotography. I have a series of decent looking moon shots, I wanted to stack them using Registax 6 (downloaded). My first run had 35 jpeg images. The laptop I ...
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I have a Nikon Coolpix S210 - why can't I transfer pictures from camera to Windows 10? It worked fine when I had Windows 8 and XP

Why can't I transfer pictures from my Nikon Coolpix S210 camera to my computer using Windows 10? Used to be able to when I had XP and Windows 8.1. Tried your instructions on your website but nothing ...
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Why does using the viewfinder on my Nikon D3200 prevent autofocus from locking and the shutter from releasing?

I just bought the camera less than a week ago and I was happy with it until things went wrong. I woke up one morning to take photos and noticed that when I pressed the shutter button, it didn't ...
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Is it normal to hear a noise when shaking a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR?

Whenever I shake the back side of the lens near my ear, I hear a sound, like something is moving inside the lens. However, it is working properly when mounted. Is this normal?
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D5100 blocked in “Lock mirror up for cleaning” state

I used the "Lock mirror up for cleaning" feature of my Nikon D5100. It worked several times, but the last time I did it, turning off the camera didn't work: it's supposed to unlock the mirror and go ...
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Why won't my camera communicate with a new flash after doing an experiment with an older film camera flash?

I used a Cobra Auto2 10 (older film camera flash) on my Canon DSLR 5D mark 3 for an experiment. The flash was working fine. Then I put my newer Metz 58 AF-1 and AF-2 flash back on on the camera. My ...
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“Lens not attached” error with new Sigma 150-500 zoom lens on Nikon D3300

I received my sigma 150-500mm F/5-6.3 zoom lens. I connected my lens to my Nikon D3300 which is compatible. When I take a picture the picture is black. I think it's because the shutter is closed. I ...
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How do I fix a non-firing Metz Af58-1?

I have a Canon 50D and a Metz Mecablitz AF 58-1. A few years back I used to work a lot with this combo, but it's been set aside for a few years. I took it out, and changed the batteries of the ...
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Why do prints (and print preview) from my Brother printer look like etching?

Trying to print b/w photo on my Brother MFC-J870W printer. My Windows Vista x64 defaults to the Windows Photo Gallery software to print. This has never been a problem before! I tried printing from ...
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Different colors of light are disrupting my focus. What lens feature minimizes this?

I took this photo with a Canon 50mm compact macro lens & Canon "life size converter", and it looked somewhat fuzzy. After separating out the RGB channels, it seems evident that the different ...
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Broken photos on dslr [duplicate]

During the last session with my Canon 50D, 4 or 5 photos from 180 appeared to be with artifacts: Fullsize 15Mb Fullsize 7Mb These photos were already broken in preview on camera display, so it can'...
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Why would a Nikon D80 have a momentary pause before taking a picture (or refuse to take altogether)?

My dad has a Nikon D90, and we were out taking some pictures last night. He's complained about the camera "randomly" refusing to take a picture before. My theory was that it was because his focus was ...
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Flashing display on Nikon F801s/N8008s

I bought a Nikon F801s at a camera flea market (actually, it came attached to a lens I wanted). The camera is pretty beaten up on the outside, but very clean inside the film chamber. When I fire the ...
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Is it normal that a 40D produces a continuous noise in Live View mode?

So I just found out how to turn on the Live View mode on my Canon EOS 40D (turns out there's a setting for it, big surprise) and I was pretty surprised to notice that while the camera is in the Live ...
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Why do I get the “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error when my D3200 isn't set to max. aperture?

I know there are quite a few posts out there about the famous "Press Shutter Release Button Again" error. But mine seems to be quite weird. I own a Nikon D3200 with the standard 18-55 mm lens. It ...
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How does one save the entire Picasa data base of photos in order to migrate to lightroom?

Im new here, and am in the same boat as many of you needing to transition photos from Picasa 3 to another photo editor like Lightroom 3. I am still running xp pro on desktop. I have 2 vista notebooks ...
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Why is my Yongnuo YN-565 flash not working on my D750? [duplicate]

I got a new D750 and a Yongnuo YN-565 flash. The flash was working fine, then one day just stopped (I had it for maybe a week or two at that point). I tried everything - new batteries, resetting ...
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Where Does Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 Save?

Google recently made their suite available for free and I found how to open files with HDR Efex Pro 2. I get to tweak parameters until it looks a certain way and hit Save. A scrollbar appears, ...
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Why is my Canon 550D's video mode not working?

I just took out my camera after several months and tried to shoot a video. I set the dial to video mode but it does not work. The display shows it in P mode. To make sure, I checked the settings in ...
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How can I fix the dark corners on the rear LCD of my Nikon D7000?

I have a Nikon D7000. The rear LCD is showing some dark shadows. All four corners have this dark shadow but the shadows on upper and lower corners on the right side of the LCD is bigger. At first I ...
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Main Dial stops working on Canon EOS 7D

The main dial on my Canon 7D has started to intermittently stop functioning. Powering it off for several minutes has always brought it back. Am I the problem or do I have a camera problem?
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How do I fix a non-charging Yongnuo YN568II flash?

My Yongnuo flash suddenly refuses to charge up. The batteries are good and new (Eneloop). The charge light is dim red when I press the power button and nothing is displayed on the LCD. It never turns ...
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What is this shadow in my photo?

I'm pretty sure the subject didn't move, the shutter speed was ok @1/80s. I was using Canon 70D + 18-55mm IS STM and a built-in flash and shot in RAW. What it could be? What may be causing this?
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Why is my Yongnuo YN-685 not flashing at all on my 70D in any mode?

My camera is communicating with the flash in ETTL mode, but the flash does not fire at all. Anyone know what can be causing the issue?
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Photo, when zoomed to actual size look unsharp, “dotted” and noisy

I am video-maker. And I tried to make timelapse video, which mean that I took several thousands of photos to glue them into video. Every photo look something like this: The idea was to zoom parts of ...
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Autofocus not working on AF-S 35mm 1.8 DX with Nikon D3100

I haven't been using my camera very much over the past few months. The few times I've pulled it out, I noticed that the autofocus doesn't work when I put on my 35mm prime. I tested my 55-200mm and 18-...
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What is this bright squarish pattern that I'm getting in long exposure images?

I took few long exposures of the night sky yesterday. I know about the hot pixels those appear brighter with longer exposures but this seems to be something different. Can anybody tell what it is? ...
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Nikon D5100 not focusing and shooting black at bottom

I tried to use my Nikon D5100 at work today and my camera would not auto focus. I set it in manual mode and every time I take a photo the bottom is completely black. I switched the Lens to the kit ...
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Why is my D7100's auto focus not working?

Recently my Nikon D7100 has stopped auto focusing. It's with the AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens (my only lens). Yes, all the switches are set to auto, and I've done a reset. The autofocus assist light doesn't ...
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What should I do when my Nikon displays “Error: press shutter release button again” after I dropped it? [duplicate]

How can I resolve a shutter release button problem with a Nikon D5100? I dropped the camera on the floor and now it displays "Error: press shutter release button again."
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How to flatten old photograph?

I have tons of old photographs that I will be converting to digital (photographing) and most of them have curves (are not comletely flat). See picture: I also have this piece of glass from ...
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Why did my D5500's autofocus stop working?

My Nikon D5500 will no longer autofocus. It is a brand new camera with hardly any use. My neighbor, who has vast experience in photography, attached the macro lens, took a few shots, and then it ...
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How do I achieve autofocus while zoomed in on a face, if surrounding elements hold more contrast?

I recently bought a new camera, a Panasonic FZ1000, and noticed on more than one occasion when I was photographing my wife in a posed situation, and I choose to zoom in a little for the shot, the ...
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Why is my YN-560-TX on-camera not triggering my RF-605C and Canon 430EX II?

I bought a Yongnuo RF-605C and Yongnuo YN-560-TX and I can't work with them. I think that there is no connection between them. The flash works properly when I use the triggers off of the camera (Canon ...
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Issues with Adobe Lightroom Library vs Develop modules

Please help: I've been having a bizarre, frustrating issue for quite some time . . . In general my workflow is: (a) launch Adobe LR CC (ver 2015.2.1), browse images in the Library Module; (b) open ...
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Why doesn't autofocus work after using manual focus for a while on my Nikon DSLR?

I bought a Nikon D3200 DSLR with 18-55 and 70-200mm lens. I was taking photos for week in autofocus mode, where I have to press shutter button halfway to focus. And then I switched to manual, where I ...
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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

I have recently installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 and all of the RAW images opened with Camera Raw look like the attached image. They look perfectly fine on my other computer, with another version ...