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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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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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Why does my 420EX Speedlite sometimes fail to start up?

I have a Canon 420EX Speedlite that sometimes won't start up. When it's not working, it behaves as if it didn't have any batteries in it... just totally dead. The odd thing is, it doesn't seem to be ...
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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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What is causing strange horizontal “flare” on all my photos regardless of lens and/or POV?

Suddenly on (almost) all photos I have a strange light band in the middle, regardless of lens and or angle on which I shoot the photos. The camera is an old Canon 1Ds Mk II and AFIAS the line of light ...
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Why does my Adobe Lightroom temporarily pixelate photos after every change?

I'm using Adobe Lightroom 3.0. I go to develop mode and everything is fine (the photo is sharp). After I do any change (saturation, fill light, sharpness... whatever) the photo automatically gets ...
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Why is wrong color coming out of my Rebel T3i?

I'm not a professional at all but bought a Canon Rebel T3i to capture life's moments. The color of my shots are way far off; ie., my sons navy blue and white baseball uniform comes out bright green ...
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Why is my new reverse-macro mount adapter not working?

I recently purchased a reverse macro mount (62mm) for my 30mm 1.4 sigma. I ordered it online because the price was so cheap I wouldn't be too upset if it didn't work. Anyhow, this morning I screwed it ...
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Why is Nextgen / wordpress is reducing the quality of my photographs?

I have been researching this night and day for months now. Photos viewed on my website look terrible compared to the same file viewed with other mediums. I have contacted many website support ...
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What caused the LEDs to not display properly in this photo?

I was taking a photo of a nuclear radiation counter with my iPhone, and the LEDs weren't displaying properly in the first photo, even though it looked "solid" and not flickering to me. Was this ...
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Why would my Hoya ND8 Pro 1 decrease the white balance dramatically?

I've just bought the Hoya ND8 Pro filter (+3 stops). After some tests, i've just notice that the results are very different from a single shot. After some tests, here is my conclusions : The ND ...
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Why has my 550D camera buffer decreased?

Normally I can shoot 9 JPEG's into the buffer. This amount is indicated by the number in the lower right of the viewfinder, next to the focus confirmation light. Now that number says 2. And indeed, if ...
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EOS Rebel T3i 18-55mm lens won't take a picture - happened with two lenses

I'm a reporter for a small town paper - Early in 2012 we had a body of a T3i go bad and it was replaced new body and we used the old 18-55mm lens. It worked fine for 7-8 months. I do a lot of sports ...
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Color calibration red color cast

Here is my setup: X-Rite CMUNDIS ColorMunki Display Calibrator 30" IPS LED Backlit LCD Panel WQXGA 2560x1600 hooked up via HDMI 15" Retina Macbook Pro I first calibrated the retina macbook pro ...
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How to troubleshoot Nikon D5100 not powering up?

After logging many hours years back on an XE-7 Minolta SLR, this old dog took delivery today on new Nikon D5100 (my first digital). Assembled per instructions, inserted freshly charged Nikon battery ...
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What can I do if autofocus does not work but manual focus does?

Recently, the autofocus on my Nikon D3100 stopped working. The ring of the lens wouldn't even turn when I tried to focus. However, when switched to manual focus, the camera works fine. When I used a ...
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Is AEB possible in Manual mode on Canon Powershot G1 X?

When the G1 X is set to Manual (M) mode, AEB no longer shows up in the FUNC menu. Is there another to set it? Seems like a serious limitation otherwise.
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What is causing increased noise in my recent photos?

In the last two shoots I've taken I have noticed much more noise in the resulting photos. In the first instance, I put this down to my fault, as I was shooting at high ISO levels, but in the second ...
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Why does this wireless flash trigger fire non-stop?

I recently purchased a suspiciously cheap flash remote trigger system called Jianisi PT-04TM for about $20 and set it up with my Canon EOS 40D and Sigma EF-530 DG Super external flash. The surprising ...
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How do I troubleshoot Canon EF100-400L IS USM failure?

I use my EF100-400 on a Canon 10D. While in IS and auto focus mode, I was shooting a soccer match when the lens abruptly failed to focus, and I got an error message on the camera. I turned off the ...
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Canon G1 X Custom Color Resets

The Canon Powershot G1 X has a Custom Color mode which lets you tweek Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Red, Green, Blue and Skin Tone. With a few adjustments, it can make colors look quite natural. ...
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why close ups are too wide

I have been taking close up pictures for a while with no problem. I think I may have done something with the settings, because all of a sudden my closeups are distorted (wide). I have a sony cyber ...
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What might cause stuck focus on a manual lens?

So, today I dropped my ME Super. When I picked it up I realized that the focus ring of the 50mm f2 lens attached didnt turn. My question is, what could cause this? Could it be that the threads inside ...
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Is it normal for the Canon kit lens to exhibit lens flare even without a UV filter?

I recently bought a Canon 550D and have been experimenting with this for a week. I have been pretty satisfied with the quality, until I faced this lens flare problem. Notice the unwanted blue light ...
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Why do Canon 7D RAW files come up colorless in Canon DPP?

I have problem with DPP 3.12.40.0. When I import CR2 files (RAW Files) from my 7D to edit, DPP shows images very poorly (colorless). I searched on the net and can't find any explanation or solution. ...
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What should I do when I get “Lens Error Restart Camera”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do about Canon PowerShot “Lens error, restart camera”? I have a PowerShot SX20is that started to throw this error out of the blue: Lens ...
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RAW HDR with Photomatix dramatically different images in preview vs final

I am just getting into photography and HDR photography. I downloaded the trial of Photomatrix to test out some photos of pictures I took in Washington DC. For better or worse I decided to take RAW ...
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Why does my Nikon D90 have a “Job nr” error?

I have a problem with my D90 I'm unable to figure out. Whenever I take a long exposure with my D90 (say, for 10 or 15 seconds), when the shutter closes again, the info display on the camera reads "Job ...
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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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Is there a way to read or recover corrupted/incomplete photos on CF card?

OK, last summer I was traveling and we decided to go on a cycle and I thought that would be a great opportunity to play around with some timelapse stuff. I've got a Nikon D70 so I had to tape down the ...
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Why is my D90 taking only black photos?

I was taking photos, and two were normal but then all the rest were coming out as completely black pictures. The camera appears to be taking the photo normally. I have tried multiple shutter speeds, ...
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Why is there glow around lights in every photo shot with my Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens?

One day after using my Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens, I noticed that every photo has a huge amount of glow in the dark areas near any light area. I tested my other four lenses to figure out if ...
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Why is my P&S camera producing photos with a wrong exposure and a screen-like striping?

I got a Canon Powershot A430 at a thrift store and it worked fine for a few months. But after messing around with the colour highlight/switch settings, my pictures started coming out black embossed ...
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Canon 1Ds Mk II's scratched Low Pass filter. Now what?

Besides our workhorses (Canon 5D3 and 60D), we have an old camera - Canon 1Ds Mk II which has its OLPF scratched. That is, the camera works (ok, more or less because the signs of time are present on ...
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SD Card disapears after a while

I have the Problem, that my SD card disappears when I use my Nikon for a while. This means that it suddenly show me a [-E-] instead of the Number of remaining Photos to make. I don't know if it is a ...
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Nikon D5100 Focusing Issue

The issue I have had is where the camera tries to focus and cannot focus. It just zooms in and out constantly and no matter what I do it will not focus and fire. The only way I have found around this ...
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Why am I seeing two JPG files instead of RAW + JPG with a Canon 1100D?

I have a Canon 1100D and I started taking pictures in the RAW+JPG mode. For some reason when I open my files on my PC I see 2 files, but both of them are JPG (they even have the same size). What is ...
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All my photos were blurry

I recently did a shoot of a baby and my 6 year old son, and I got some fantastic shots that were super sharp. I then did another shoot of a 6 year old and toddler and every single photo was slightly ...
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Nikon D7000 card problems

So here's my story with the Nikon D7000..... I purchased this body last year as my second-shooter and had two 8GB Panasonic cards in it. I had some corrupted files at the end of the card's memory ...
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Why do images taken with a Nikon D3100 get cut off?

I just received my Nikon D3100 and for the first few photos it worked beautifully, but now when I take photos it only shows approximately the top 3mm. I put on both lenses and removed the caps but ...
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Why am I getting soft images with my Sigma 24-70 f2.8?

I recently purchased a Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 lens which I am using on a Canon 40D body. Around 8 of 10 shots were soft, regardless of subject matter. Exposure, white balance etc. all looks fine. I only ...
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Nikon D5100 half bright-half dark image with horizontal thin black line

I am getting half bright-half dark image with horizontal thin black line on my Nikon D5100. Does anyone has any idea ? i am extremely worried. Warranty just expired. I have sample images uploaded at ...
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I rewound but the film position dial is stuck at “S..” Is my camera (brand new Vivitar E3800N) broken?

I want to bring the roll position displayed back to Zero. How can I do this without having any film in the camera? If i rotate the cylinder (by hand) that is connected (perhaps) to the film advance ...
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Where do these “redshifts” and “blueshifts” come from?

I make many product photos for the company I work for. For this I use Canon 400D with two external flash devices Walimex CY-600K. I've noticed an interesting effect on many of the photos I take with ...
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Why is my Nikon lens suddenly extremely dark?

I was going to take pictures of my daughter at the race track, and when I put my lens on my camera (as I have done several times before) this time it was very dark and didn't seem to work properly. I ...
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Why is my D5000 not saving pictures?

So I just ordered the Tokina 11-16mm. Slapped it on my camera, seemed to work fine, camera recognized and all that jazz, went to snap a picture and it didn't save. It acts like it's taking the ...
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Nikon D80 shutter problem

Recently I've experienced a problem with my D80. I press the trigger and the shutter does not activate. When I half-press the trigger, the camera seems to auto-focus and auto-expose correctly, and ...
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Are these weirdly-shaped purple stains really from particles under the first layer of the sensor, and if so, what can I do about it?

I have those little particles on my pictures. There are a lot of them, as you can see, and they have different weird shapes: I already sent my camera for a sensor cleaning and the guys at the shop ...
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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 does my photo look great in Lightroom but show sharpening halos on my web site?

I haven't over sharpened my photo — it looks great in Lightroom and Photoshop CS5, but when I upload it to my webpage, it has horrible ghosts/halos around much of the subjects. I have tried it with ...
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How do I troubleshoot a Nikon D3000 'lens not attached' problem?

Recently my Nikon d3000 started the 'lens not attached' error. I have two lenses, neither of which work. I tried the lenses in another camera body, and they work fine. I have cleaned the contact ...