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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 ...
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Why do the focus points leds in my viewfinder appear shadowed?

The focus points leds (red colored ones), looks shadowed (smudged) in my Canon 550D. Not all points, but the bottom 3 points, when the light glows, looks kind of shadowed. I tried cleaning the both ...
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Is a chattering noise normal with the Fuji X-E1 and 35mm F/1.4 lens?

Is it normal to hear chattering noise in Fuji 35mm 1.4 x-lens when half-pressing and releasing the shutter button? Kind of annoying when the lens has focusing noise. Using the latest firmware.
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Nikon P510 Connect with computer problem

I have purchased Nikon Coolpix P510 camera and when i tried to connect to my windows 7 64 bit machine it says "MTP USB Device" failed to install message. I have already installed "View NX2". How can ...
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What camera defect would cause a shot to be exposed on one half of the frame and not the other?

I've posted before about my crazy old Canon Model 7 rangefinder camera that I got recently. After a brief episode with lens repair, I've gotten a few rolls developed, and some of the shots didn't come ...
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The screen on my Nikon D5100 flickers

The screen on my Nikon D5100 flickers. This is not due to the highlights which have been turned off. The menu and information screens flickers as well... I also noticed that, when displaying pictures: ...
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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 ...
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Tethered Capture not working - Windows 8 - D800 - Lightroom5

I am shooting tethered to a Windows 8 laptop which worked great until this morning when the tethered capture stopped working. The computer itself can view the D800 under "Portable Devices" in the ...
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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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Why does my Canon 7D get blurry pictures with a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS (series 1)?

I'm wondering if it's normal for a Canon 7D with its crop sensor to get unsharp pictures with a 70-200mm 2.8? I just bought a used 70-200 and it seems a little bit blurry. Maybe it needs calibration? ...
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Memory Card Cannot be Accessed [duplicate]

I have a Canon 7D. Suddenly my camera says "Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card or format card with camera". This is a card I have been using for about 6 months. How can I retrieve ...
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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 sharpness lost in my DSLR viewfinder?

I have a fairly new Nikon D7000 (I've taken about 2000 pictures). Something happened during my last trip, where thew viewfinder never gets sharp anymore. It always looks out of focus, regardless if ...
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Nikon d7000 will not auto focus

Nikon D7000: When I press down on the shutter release my camera does not auto focus with any lens. I have checked and it's NOT on manual I have tried resetting my camera I want to shoot nightlife so ...
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How can I solve a problem with unintended bursts in single-shot mode on my Canon 7D?

Wondering if any of you have heard of this. I've started to experience an intermittent problem with my 7D where the shutter will occasionally fire between two and six times with a single button press. ...
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Why is Auto Exposure on my Nikon D300s Overexposing?

My 300s appears to be overexposing - especially in the image playback - is there a way to calibrate or check the exposure measurement? Have been compensating exposure with some success.
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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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Why is my Rebel XTi taking blurry photos?

I noticed how my Canon Rebel XTi started to take blurry photos. My pictures aren't as sharp as before. I am using the same settings as I did when it took perfect pictures. What could be wrong with the ...
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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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Why does my DSLR stop recording video even with a fast (class 10) SDHC card? [closed]

I am recording video with my Canon T2i DSLR, but it keeps stopping to say video recording has stopped automatically. I googled the problem and read that my SD card has to be fast for it to work. While ...
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What can I do about Pentax superzoom 18-270 autofocus problems?

I use a Pentax K200 and have been satisfied with the original Pentax 18-250 superzoom, for travelling, outdoors, family types of use. However the autofocus gradually failed, the motor going to and fro ...
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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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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 are some of my photos coming out almost completely purple? [closed]

Some of photos that I took look like this one. Look at the purple picture, it is supposed to be exactly the same as the one on the right-wall, window, etc. Nothing purple in it at all. This happens ...
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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 can I prevent my Canon Rebel from resetting Shoot by Ambience, Lighting, or Scene Type to default on shutdown?

I have been playing around with the settings on my Canon Rebel T3i, since I've been taking pictures in the snow. Most of my snow pictures are just too dark, but when I adjust the Shoot by Ambience or ...
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Large red stripes in negative scan

I am using a HP G4050 Negative Scanner to scan some of my negatives and suddenly I started to get these strange type of blots, all my scanning are getting all blurred in red, already tried to change ...
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Why am I getting poor AF results with my Pentax K10D?

I've been using Pentax K10D for a while and I'm a bit frustrated with performance of auto focus on that camera. Very often the images are not sharp enough despite taken in with decent lens (e.g. ...
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Solving shadow light of photo taken by a cellphone camera [closed]

I’ve a problem with my photos. I take my photo with handphone camera [Samsung galaxy-3MP]. There are some shadows of the light in the object. How to solve this [maybe some technique of digital imaging ...
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Is it normal for a Nikon D5100 to freeze after several photos are taken in a row?

I'm relatively new to my Nikon D5100, and I have to photograph moths on a sheet for my job. I've begun to notice that my camera doesn't seem to let me take more than a few pictures in a row anymore, ...
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Why won't my new Canon Rebel T3i take a picture with the 18-55mm lens in autofocus mode?

I just purchased a brand new Canon Rebel T3i kit from Costco.. I used it for a couple of days, but now when I have the 18-55mm lens attached and the camera on auto-focus, it will not take a picture. ...
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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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nikon d3100 built in flash not working

I’ve been using my D3100 for awhile now. Today I took a few pictures using the flash and everything worked fine. After that I spent some time exploring menu set-up options and played with a few ...
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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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How can I fix a Nikon Coolpix L120 stuck lens error?

I am getting an error in my Nikon Coolpix L120: "Turn off the camera, remove the lens cover and then turn the camera on", even though i have already removed the lens cover. The lens is not able to ...
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What is causing the strange lighter circles in images taken with my Canon 15-85?

I took these pictures with my Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens this morning: Would somebody please tell me that what is that white part in the lower right corner of the picture? EXIF info: ...
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How to troubleshoot a Nikon D5100 that will not autofocus at all?

A good friend of mine has a d5100, which was working perfectly fine yesterday. Today, however, it refuses to autofocus at all - it makes no effort to move the focusing ring etc. I have tried ...
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Why does my Nikon camera get stuck when using A,M or S mode?

I own a Nikon D5200 and I am a beginner. I've been watching videos on Youtube and exploring the ways to use it. When I use A, M or S mode, after pressing the shutter button, the camera hangs. I have ...
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Why does ETTL occasionally fail with my Canon Speedlite 580 EXII?

I have the Canon Speedlite 580EXII for 3-4 years now, and I have used it with a 450D and more recently with a 60D. With both bodies, there was a very weird behavior where ETTL or even TTL will ...
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How do I fix a lens with a problem returning to autofocus mode?

I bought a Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM lens for my Canon 350D. It works mostly fine, except after switching from AF to MF, I can't return to AF mode. After I switch MF->AF, the lens doesn't ...
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My 18-55mm lens is “foggier” than I expect — is there something wrong?

I am trying to find out whether my Nikon 18-55 mm (f/3.5-5.6G VR) kit lens has something wrong with it since I'm getting a whole lot of "fogginess" in the pictures I take as compared to my other lens. ...
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What's causing the weird light pink color splotch in this photo?

Can someone tell me what is causing the splotch in this photo? It;s like a pinkish color right in the middle. The day was cloudy. Sun wasn't out. This is only seen in two of the pictures that I have. ...
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What would cause a hot-spot (large) in Live-view but not when shot through the viewfinder of Nikon D7000?

viewfinder shot - Same exposure/iso settings http://cchanphotography.com/images/sensor_issue/viewfinder.JPG liveview shot http://cchanphotography.com/images/sensor_issue/liveview.JPG
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Why does my flash keep turning itself off?

I attached my Canon 580EX flash to my Canon 6D this evening to take some Halloween shots. Although body and flash usually work seamlessly together, tonight I noticed that the flash kept turning itself ...
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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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Why does copying to computer from my Nikon D7000 abruptly stop?

I have a Nikon D7000 which I bought recently. Camera captures all the images properly. But when I connect the USB cable and try to copy the images from the camera to my Laptop, it starts normally, but ...
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pleas help me fix my nikon d5100 [closed]

My camera fell in the ground and theres no signs of any cracks and when I tried to switch it on and the camera was nOt working anymore. Please help me.
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nikon 5100 not shooting as if power was turned off

My nikon 5100 stops shooting in the middle of a series of shots. Using the standard 18-55 lens. I have turned it on and off this sometimes resets it, I have pulled the battery and SD card, these ...
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Why does my D90 shutter release button sometimes not respond?

Once in a while, my recently acquired used D90 doesn't respond to the press of the shutter release button. Half-press, full-press, neither works. I make sure the Automatic/Manual focus switches are ...