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Is the zoom (18-55mm) of my Nikon D3000 broken?

I've been having troubles with the zoom of the camera. I can only set the level from 18 to 24 when I used to be able to choose what ever value I wanted (between 18 and 55mm of course!!). The 'zoom ...
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How to fix bad printing results on an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600?

I have recently purchased a Nikon D5100. I have Photoshop CS2 on a laptop running Windows XP. I also have an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600. I cannot get my photos to print anywhere near what they look ...
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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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Film advance lever does not go all the way and shutter button locked

I just bought a Vivitar E3800N. (My first camera ever). I put the film in, and tried to follow instructions, but am unable to push the Film advance lever all the way and click the shutter button so ...
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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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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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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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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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White spots on some photos

I'm fairly new here and fairly new to photography too. So I'm hoping someone can help me out here. You see, there is this white spot that appears in my photos and I don't know what causes it. It ...
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Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?

My Nikon D90 started having an issue where the image in the viewfinder shakes, or taps whenever I turn it on or focus. Has anyone ever seen this issue? I'm assuming that it's the mirror. I turned ...
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Why is my Nikon d3100 with 18/55 lens suddenly fuzzy?

I was taking some inside pictures with my Nikon D3100 and 18/55 lens when, all of a sudden, the lens started to work funny -- the more I zoomed in on the subject, the fuzzier the picture looked in the ...
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Why does my Nikon sb900 have a delayed response?

I am new to the use of flash. I have a Nikon d300s and I am using it with the sb900 flash. After pushing the shutter button to fire, the sb900 makes 3 little clicking noises, then fires. I want ...
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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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Canon T2i doesn't seem to take crisp photos

I've been using my Canon T2i to do portraits for the last year now, and usually have really good luck with it. Most of my shots are up close, and turn out beautiful. However, it seems like when I ...
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What caused dark areas around bright light in this cityscape shot?

I know a little about cameras since doing two courses, and so I set my camera on manual setting most of the time to take shots. I took the following shot in New York of Manhattan at night. Because of ...
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Why is the sky in photos always too white?

Why do I never seem to get a clear picture of the sky during the day, even with white puffy clouds in the sky? It always looks over exposed and whitened out? I am using a Nikon D3100, no lens hood, ...
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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 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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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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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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Some .CR2 files open with Camera Raw but some do not - on my mac

I am able to open some but not all of my .CR2 files with Camera Raw 6.7 and Photoshop CS5. On my Canon Rebel XSi, if my Quality setting is set only to RAW, the .CR2 files open in Camera Raw 6.7 and ...
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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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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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Panasonic GF3 - stuck on monochrome?

My boss has just purchased a Panasonic GF3 camera, and every photo he takes is in monochrome - he's certain it's a software issue since it says 'mono' on the LCD display. He's thoroughly checked the ...
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Cropping problem with Nixon Coolpix P510

Using Nikon Coolpix P510 camera. When I try to crop an image I receive a message "image cannot be modified" Help would be appreciated.
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Why is my Phoenix external flash not charging?

I just got a Phoenix DZBIS-112CII external flash for my Canon 550D. I have tried everything that I can think of to make it fire, without any luck. It came with four dead batteries in it which had ...
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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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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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Photos taken on unformatted compact flash card

I inserted a SanDisk 32GB compact flash card thinking I'd formatted it. I was able to take 100's photos on a recent holiday. When I tried to transfer them to my computer I was informed on the computer ...
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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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Photoshop only prints in B&W on Pixma Pro 9000, MK2

One week ago I purchased the Canon Pixma Pro 9000, mk2. Using photoshop, every print I printed, up to today, was breathtakingly beautiful in all sizes. 8x10,11x14,13x19's looked like you could ...
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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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Is my Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM lens defective or par for course?

I got the Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM this week after a lot of deliberation as an upgrade to my 18-55mm IS kit lens for my Canon 550D, and did some trial shots using it and found the images to be on 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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What could cause pink spots on my RAW photos?

I have only started shooting in RAW and have noticed pink spots on them. They are never in the same location and don't affect some photos, they just seem to appear every few shots. It never happened ...
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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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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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How to fix inoperative autofocus in Canon 70-200 F4 L USM?

This lens has been sitting on the shelf for years and I recently hauled out my DSLR to play with it. Turns out the autofocus no longer works. I'm wondering if there's any kind of remedy for this short ...
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Nikon D5100 Stopped Working?

I have had an issues and not sure what I should do, here is what happened: Yesterday I was shooting with my D5100 and all the sudden it would not respond. I would press the shutter release and ...
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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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How can I fix Err 01 with a film-era Sigma lens on a Canon DSLR?

I have a new Canon EOS Kiss camera and a friend of mine has a Sigma Aspherical IF 28-200mm lens she used on an old Canon EOS film camera (old as in 10 years or so). I tried using the lens on my ...
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Can I restore metadata wiped out by Topaz using Lightroom?

When using Lightroom, I edit a photo in Topaz Adjust. When the edited photo is imported back into Lightroom, some of the metadata is missing - namely the focal length, ISO, shutter speed, and ...
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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 would some of my Lightroom3 noise reduction sliders be disabled?

I use Lightroom 3.6 and I just imported some old RAW files into it. I can use the basic noise reduction tools but the Details and Contrast tools are disabled. How can I get them enabled? The same ...
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Why do I sometimes get a shaking viewfinder image in my Canon 550D?

Sometimes I put my viewfinder to my eye before I turn on my camera. When I turn it on, the viewfinder image slightly shakes and moves a bit vertically. This also happens when I look through my ...
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Are these images symptomatic of shutter failure?

This is a burst sequence taken with a Canon 1D Mark II N in high-speed mode (8fps). You can see the bright line down the center and the dark area in the upper-right. I have several other sequences ...
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Is it typical to experience zoom creep with the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM?

I noticed this more than once. Whenever I'm in the range from 24mm to somewhere between 35mm and 50mm, the lens starts moving if I'm fixing it vertically with its front element facing the ceiling or ...
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What is the sound that I'm hearing from Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L lens?

I've a Canon 600D with Canon EF 25-105mm F/4 USM L lens. When I half press the shutter I can hear the US motor sound trying to focus on my subject, however I hear another sound, it's lower than the ...
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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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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 ...