Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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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 don't these external flashes fire when the camera shoots in Live View mode?

I had the opportunity to use some professional flashes yesterday and I found out that they didn't fire when I was trying to shoot with the camera in Live View mode. The flashes were two Elinchrom ...
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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 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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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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Why are my printed photos coming out smudged and crazy looking?

I just got a new Canon Pixma Pro-100, which came with a few sheets of luster paper. I calibrated the printer, and printed 2 sheets looking sharp. Then, I printed one photo... it came out pretty good: ...
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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 D3300 taking dull, over exposed pics?

Hi everyone, I am a doctor who has been recently introduced to the wonderful art of photography. My first camera was a Sony Nex 5r with 16-50 kit lens and I had a gala time with it. I ...
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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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Could my lens be damaged after being used as burning glass?

During a nice nature trip, sitting at a table with a bottle of wine, somehow we had the ridiculous idea to test a lens as burning glass (which performed quite well). After we went home I started ...
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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Recently when on holiday in Italy my 5DII stopped powering up. Turn the switch on and - nada. Pulling the battery and popping it back in brings the camera to life, however as soon as the camera goes ...
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Nikon SB-600 flash will not fire; what can I do to fix it?

I have a Nikon SB-600 that was working just fine during a wedding and then stopped firing. I removed it from the off shoe cord in hopes that the cord might be damaged and attached it directly to the ...
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What causes auto-focus “freezing”?

On occasion, the auto-focus system in my camera and/or lens just stops working. I'll be holding down the shutter release halfway and tracking a subject and I can feel/hear the auto-focus system ...
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Why isn't my Canon RC-6 remote control working with my Canon 550D?

I recently bought a Canon RC-6 and got dejected as nothing happened after clicking the button. The product seems to be working fine with Canon 600D. Later, I read somewhere the RC6 won't work with ...
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What should I do about Canon PowerShot “Lens error, restart camera”?

I've had a Canon PowerShot A1100 IS camera for almost a year now. About a week ago, I went on a trip, took pictures the whole trip, everything was ok. When I got home, and tried to turn the camera ...
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon IXUS when zooming in?

I have been using Canon IXUS 130 for some years and it has been giving decent good photos and videos. Strangely, few days ago, whenever I use the telephoto zoom and take a picture, the picture is ...
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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 do my RAW (.nef) files have a reddish hue in Picasa 3?

I recently bought a Nikon D3300 with the 18-55mm VR II Kit Lens and decided to take a few test shots to see how it handles and get to know the position of the buttons. I watched a D3300 tutorial by ...
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Why did my Canon 1000D stop working in full auto mode, when it still works in P, Av, etc.?

It's my 7th day with my second hand Canon 1000D. But now, it's stopped capturing pictures in full auto, portrait, close-up, landscape, night portrait, sports, and flash off modes when used in ...
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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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Why does my Nikon D3100 no longer auto-focus via the viewfinder?

My Nikon D3100 out of the blue cannot focus correctly. It seem the that the focus motor always stops at the end of the run (Infinity) and cannot lock on the target, thus cannot release the shutter. I ...
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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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Digital Camera Screen Is All White - Pictures Taken Are Also All White

I have a Cannon Powershot SX20 - it was working fine one day and then the next the LCD screen and image displayed in the view finder were pure white. I can navigate the menus without any trouble and ...
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Zoom lens “pops” around a certain focal length. What failure is my lens showing?

For a while my Sigma 18-50 f/2.8-4.5 lens has been shaking the viewfinder image once in a while. After asking a related question I settled for the explanation that it was the image stabilisation ...
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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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What can I do if my Olympus E520 is randomly turning off and on in certain camera positions?

I've owned an Olympus E520 for around 3 1/2 years. Last year it started behaving erratically - whenever I turn it on it randomly turns off and on for a while, mostly on certain camera positions. I don'...
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What can I do if everything with my 55-200mm macro lens is suddenly entirely blurry and the camera won't take pictures?

I have a brand new Nikon D5500. The 55-200mm macro lens is not working properly as far as I can tell. It was acting funny the other day when I was trying to take pictures. The pictures were coming ...
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Why does my film advance lever release the shutter when I let it go?

I've recently found my dad's old Aires 35V rangefinder camera that I'd like to try out. The problem is when I let go of the film advance lever it releases the shutter at the same time. So after this ...
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What to do when my Nikon AF-S lens won't autofocus? [duplicate]

My Nikon Lens will manually focus but not auto focus. I have tried another lens on my camera body without issues and I have put this lens on another body and it will not auto focus there either. I ...
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What can I do when my Nikon D5200 gives an SD card error with every card?

My D5200 has developed a problem, every time I turn it on I get the error message "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged Insert another card." I have tried multiple memory cards in the ...
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Why am I getting a “Memory Full” error with plenty of space left?

I have an old Casio Exilim EX-Z75 digital point-and-shoot with a 32gb SDHC card. The camera has worked fine with this SD card for a couple years, but I recently started getting a "Memory Full" error ...
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Why is there a strange white spot on all of photos from my Zenit-B SLR?

I've taken some photos with my old Zenit-B camera. And I have some strange white spot on all of the photos in the upper right corner. Sometimes it is not too recognizable, but it is everywhere. ...
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Why is my lens only somewhat sharp near the center and very blurry on the edges?

I bought a canon 50-250mm IS lens (for my T1i), maybe two years ago and haven't used it much, but whenever I do, I always regret using it. Pictures are blurry, the depth of field too shallow and so on....
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Why are there two thin vertical lines through all of my photos?

I have a recently purchased Nikon 5100. Since purchase there is a series of two lines (in the same place) in the frame that show up on the pictures. Any guesses as to what they are and how I can get ...
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Why does AF mode go back and forth and not find focus while MF works perfectly? [duplicate]

It's the same with the Olympus 14-42 lens and with the Panasonic 45-150 - my Olympus E-PL3 rarely works correctly in AF mode; 90% of the time the focus goes back and forth before being secured in a ...
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Why do I get the “Change the battery pack” message on startup (Canon ELPH 300 HS)?

I have a Canon ELPH 300 HS, which turns off immediately (or within 10 seconds, it varies) after being turned on. The battery is fully charged and not at fault, as it was subsequently used in an ELPH ...
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What should I do when my camera stops recognizing my SD card?

All of a sudden yesterday my camera kept saying "No card in camera". I worked with it and finally I took the SD card out of the camera and switched it to lock, place it back in the camera and of ...
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WiFi Data transfer problem with Nex 6

I have a Nex 6, although I managed to use the photo transfers from my camera to my computer initially, I am having trouble doing this process now. My camera is giving me the message "Connected to the ...
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How do I set up a Yongnuo RF-603 II with a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash?

I'm brand new into the world of photography. I'm a realtor and want to be able to take my own high end photography, but nothing too crazy. I've bought some cheap(er) equipment to help get my foot in ...
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Why does exposure shift occur with my OM-D EM-5?

I have been using OM-D Em-5 for a few months with my 3 lenses: 12mm f/2, panasonic 25mm f/1.4 and 45mm f/1.8. Two of my lenses have a problem with exposure shift all the time - after I turn camera on, ...
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Why are all my Canon T3 photos coming out dark or black? [closed]

I have a Canon T3/1100D and my photos are dark or black on full auto mode. My flash does not seem to function even when I'm in low lighting.
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Is the Yongnuo YN622C-TX still “working” when it's turned off?

Today I used a Yongnuo YN622C-TX with a Canon 7D and spotted some strange behavior. When the transmitter was on and I was shooting in A mode, the shutter speed was set to 1/250, as expected. I turned ...
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How can I avoid soft dull “spots” in my pictures?

Recently, I've been doing a lot more photography, particularly with my 100-400mm telephoto and 16-35mm wide. I am skilled enough that I can capture the shot mostly as I want with just the camera gear, ...
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Cannot focus near in with Spacemaster Digiscope adapter

I was given an old Bushnell Spacemaster in perfect working condition. Not knowing what else to do with it, I bought a camera adapter and T-ring mount off ebay, to mount on an old Rebel XT that I ...
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Having focus and image issues with a Nikon D3100 and D3300 [closed]

Both cameras are taking dark pictures and the autofocus goes in and out but won't take pictures! Do I need new lens or is there something I'm missing to make them work?
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Nikon d5500 troubleshooting blur unsharp at 100% [duplicate]

I am using a Nikon d5500 with Nikor 18-55 br lens. I was able to get some great photos outside during one set of shots. I noticed since then, when I use the zoom magnifying feature on the lcd, all of ...
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What to do when NIKKOR 55-200mm lens behaves like it is not attached to the camera, even though it is attached?

I just purchased a Nikon D5500 with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, along with one digital high-def 2.2x teleconverter and a digital high-def .43x super wide angle lens with macro filter. The 18-...