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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 is my RAW import not displaying properly?

I normally take my shots in RAW and normally work happily with them in Gimp on Linux. I have recently moved to a new shiny Windows laptop with Photoshop. I have imported some shoots using Lightroom 3 ...
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What causes outdoor photos to turn out bright white when taken with a digital camera?

I set my Canon Powershot A460 to automatic mode and took photographs outdoors. When I see the to-be-photographed area on the LCD, it appears normal; but when I take a picture, the photo turns out ...
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Why does Darktable show D5300 RAW (.NEF) in pink in darkroom?

I just installed Darktable, in lighttable mode my raw files are shown proper but in darkroom it shows pinkish. e.g. File https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33211952/dsc_0013.nef Screenshot ...
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Why do my camera shots have a dark area at the top?

Until a couple of days ago, there was no problem, but now my images have a dark band at the top of them. What could be the reason? See an example below Is there anything I can do, or does the camera ...
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How to set up my canon T3i for time exposure

I have a Canon EOS T3i. Last night we had a lightning storm and I put my camera on a tripod, set my shutter priority to 2 min exposure. The shutter just would not trip! What am I doing wrong?
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How to recover data from a damaged/chewed up SD card?

In short, my new puppy chewed up my SD card. I took the card out of the camera after a shoot to back it up onto an external hard drive. I then decided to grab a glass of water. As I was filling up the ...
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What to do when my camera says “lens error”?

I have a Canon PowerShot A3100IS digital camera. I was taking pictures but turned it off with the lens still open. I turned it back on, it loaded then made a beeping sound then a black screen came on ...
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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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I'm having trouble recovering a deleted image. Much older deleted images are showing up in the program, but not this one which was erased yesterday

I accidentally deleted a shot yesterday by mistake. I downloaded Recuva and scanned my MicroSD card. I can see images I deleted going all the way back to the holiday season on there, but I can't ...
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Why is my 430EX firing sporadically on my 40D?

I have a 430EX mounted on the hotshoe of a Canon 40D. I would like to use this in the studio and have the flash fire every time I shoot a photo. However it only fires sometimes. I am using manual (M) ...
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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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How do I troubleshoot the “Error, press shutter release button again” message on my Nikon D3000?

The LCD on my Nikon D3000 is displaying the following error message: Error. Press shutter release button again. I have pressed the shutter release button but the camera still does not work.
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Why does my refurbished Nikon S3100 reject a new SD card with “this card cannot be used”?

New refurbished Nikon S3100 with new SD card shows error code ("this card cannot be used".) It is the correct card, also. Any ideas?
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Is it normal for the LCD screen of D3100 to sometimes show moving horizontal lines?

Yesterday I noticed horizontal upwards moving lines on the LCD screen on the D3100 when I was using live view. It doesn't happen always, is this normal?
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Is the used Nikon Nikkor 18-200mm lens I bought broken?

I bought the 18-200mm Nikon lens used through a reputable vendor through the mail. I purchased insurance just in case the lens did not work or was damaged in shipping. I'm not a professional but I ...
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How do I fix a Nikon F75 which refuses to load film with an "Err” message?

I loaded a new film into Nicon F75, closed the door and turned it on. However it seems like I did a poor job inserting the film because it did not clutch and I saw “Err” message on the screen. I ...
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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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What should I do if my Canon 24-105 f4 L is making focus-seeking noises but not focusing?

I have a Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens. Just today, it started having focusing problems. The problem does not manifest if the focus is easy: bright light and centre focus point is on a good contrasty ...
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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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Nikon D3100 taking black images. Stuck shutter?

I have had my Nikon D3100 DSLR for about three years, and it has worked like a champ until today, when it started taking nothing but black pictures in any mode. The LCD screen still works (I can see ...
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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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What might be causing my AF system to misfocus?

I have a Canon Rebel T1i with the default Canon lens. When I shoot with it, I use Auto Focus and get the red dot indicators in the viewfinder as expected. But even though it looks like the camera is ...
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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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How to fix lens “stuck” on Nikon D3100?

My younger sister has a Nikon d3100. Now she asks me if I can help her fix it. She uses the lens that came with the d3100 kit, and for some reason it's completely stuck. She claims that it's been that ...
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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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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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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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What is Error 20, “shooting is not possible due to an error”, on a Canon 700D?

I have a Canon 700d and I got an error 20 saying "shooting is not possible due to an error". I've tried multiple things: removing battery and reinstalling it removing sd card and formating it clean ...
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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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How do I get my Canon 60D to recognize a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash?

Under the flash control menu in external flash function setting I keep getting when selected this menu cannot be displayed. Incompatible flash or flashes power is turned off. How do I get my camera to ...
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What to do about autofocus problems on a brand new SLR?

I'm having an autofocus problem with my new D5300: I've tested with both the 18-55 kit lens and the 50mm 1.8 AF-S, but it won't always autofocus. I have tested in good light conditions, with different ...
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Why are my pictures so shakey?

I am new here so I am not sure what all information you will need to help me with this...but....Can anyone tell me what might be causing my camera to take pictures like this? I tested two cameras ...
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E-TTL underexposure with flash zoomed in and shot through a modifier?

I think I have a Canon E-TTL issue with a specific camera body/lens combination when the flash is fired through a modifier (umbrella or softbox). When I use my EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 lens on my 60D body, ...
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Why am I getting a “lens not attached” message on my Nikon camera?

I have a Nikon D3100 with the Nikkor 18-55mm lens. Whenever I attach the lens and turn the camera on, its simply saying "lens not attached". The only time it will take a picture is in manual mode and ...
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What to do when my pop-up flash doesn't work after being obstructed once?

Once while I was taking pictures, the pop-up flash was blocked by my cap. Now, it no longer opens. How can I fix this?
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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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What is causing this white spot in every photo with my D90?

Recently I noticed that the photographs from my D90 has an odd white dot in it. The dot is present in every image. The dot becomes clearly visible as I zoom into the image. I have attached a photo ...
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How do I diagnose possible damage to my D70 sensor after an attempted IR conversion?

I tried to convert my Nikon D70 into IR, and after replacing the filter and reassembling the camera, I am unable to take any new pictures. I am able to see pictures that were previously present on the ...
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Can the Nikon WU-1a wifi adapter work with an iPhone 6?

My WU-1a keeps disconnecting. I have a Nikon D5200. I can't find any solutions to this. I am thinking of returning the device since it doesn't work. Any ideas?
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D5200 darker area at top

I'm using a Nikon D5200 and when I use my flash on auto I get a dark bar across the top of the image. When I use the auto but disable the flash the image looks fine. If I turn the camera on its side ...
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Why do I get blurry pictures when I take a lens attachment off?

I bought a Canon D3300 bundle. This is my first dSLR. It came with a couple lenses. On Easter, I decided to use a wide angle lens to get all the action. Now I can't use my camera without this lens ...
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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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Can over-turning the focus ring break the lens?

I was trying to get low key shots in pretty dark conditions and had my Nikon D7000's 18-105mm VR kit lens in manual focus, to try to get the subject in focus in very low light. In the process, I kept ...
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Can I fix the large pink mark which appears on all photos with light background from my Canon Powershot ELPH?

I have a Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS. See the large pink smudge across the left? Is this a problem I can fix by cleaning the lenses and image sensor, or is this camera/sensor a dud?
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D3200 “Lighting is Poor; Flash Recommended” with 35mm f1.8DX lens on Manual

Yesterday I took my D3200 out with a 35mm f1.8 and 70-300 f4-5.6 lens for some fall shots at a park. I pulled my camera out of the bag, mounted the 35, switched to manual, lined up my shot, and ...
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“Press Shutter Release Button Again” Error on Nikon D40x DLSR

I have a Nikon D40x that has been working fine for over 5 years now. It just recently quit on me with the error message "Press Shutter Release Button Again".. I have cleaned and lubricated the red ...
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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 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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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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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 ...