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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 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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How can I fix a Nikon D7000 where the mode dial selects the wrong thing?

On my Nikon D7000, the Exposure Mode Dial suddenly changed its alignment. When I select P, the camera chooses A. The setting indicated on the selector dial does not match the setting as shown in the ...
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How can I fix the dark corners on the rear LCD of my Nikon D7000?

I have a Nikon D7000. The rear LCD is showing some dark shadows. All four corners have this dark shadow but the shadows on upper and lower corners on the right side of the LCD is bigger. At first I ...
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Why won't my Canon 60D take more than one photo with the internal flash, without closing it manually?

If the internal flash is raised, when I try to take a photo nothing happens; the shutter do not open and the focus too do not change while half-pressing the button. No error is displayed when this ...
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Canon 55-250, Rebel/XS, fails on *manual* focus?

I realize this is rather old hardware, at least as digital goes, but I'm hoping to hand it down to a friend as a starter kit. Every once in a while, my Digital Rebel XS will refuse to take a shot ...
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What to do when a Nikon J1's settings and indicators work but the screen is otherwise black and won't take pictures?

I recently received a Nikon J1 from a family member who wasn't using it. It took pictures no problem but then I misplaced the battery about 4 months ago. I just ordered a replacement battery off of ...
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What can I do when my Samsung NX1000 won't turn on and there is no green light?

I bought a NX1000 off eBay used about 8 months ago and haven't had any issues with it. A few days ago I went out with my friends, shot some pictures and came home. Tonight I tried to power on the ...
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“Lens not attached” error with new Sigma 150-500 zoom lens on Nikon D3300

I received my sigma 150-500mm F/5-6.3 zoom lens. I connected my lens to my Nikon D3300 which is compatible. When I take a picture the picture is black. I think it's because the shutter is closed. I ...
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Canon t3 screen issue

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3. In auto mode it will take photos and the LCD is fine. But in other modes like P, Tv, Av or Manual, half or more of the screen is black. If I click the photo button again ...
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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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Lens won't focus from distance on one camera body

I recently acquired an original Canon 300mm f/2.8 (the non-IS version) and have been testing it out on my two camera bodies. It seems to be exhibiting a weird behavior with regard to focusing. On my ...
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Why does my Zorki 4 take blurred pics on infinity focus?

I've recently bought a Zorki 4 and the results I get from my test roll are quite disappointing. I've been calibrating the mirror, adjusting it for both infinity focus and close one (1 meter). Here is ...
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Why do prints (and print preview) from my Brother printer look like etching?

Trying to print b/w photo on my Brother MFC-J870W printer. My Windows Vista x64 defaults to the Windows Photo Gallery software to print. This has never been a problem before! I tried printing from ...
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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 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 are there no blinking red lights in slave mode with one of my Yongnuo flashes?

I recently bought two Yongnuo 568 EX IIs and they're working great! I'm just having one problem in one of the two: when I put the flash in any of the slave modes (Sc, Sn, S1 or S2), the red lights do ...
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Why does my camera no longer display in the Photoshop Elements dropdown?

When I plug my camera into my PC using the USB cable, and open Photoshop Elements, I no longer see my camera in the drop-down list when trying to acquire/download images. The camera is on, the battery ...
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Why is my Nikon D300S changing shutter speeds between shots?

Tonight while shooting a show I noticed that with each shutter release the shutter speed would change like it was bracketing for some reason. I don't know how or why it started but I need to get it ...
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Why does my Canon 60D sometimes fail to capture an image in Aperture Priority mode?

Canon 60D in Aperture Priority mode, manual focus. Sometimes, it captures and image and sometimes it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?
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Very dark violet on black - what kind of damage is that?

Recently mother obtained a second-hand off-brand compact camera about which the seller didn't know pretty much anything. Surprise-surprise, the camera is broken. Everything works, except the preview ...
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Why can't I open NEF files I downloaded to a thumb drive?

I am having a problem opening raw images from my Nikon D610 on my computer. Some background: I was traveling and was only able to use my wife's laptop (Windows) to download image files (.nef format) ...
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How do I fix a non-retracting lens on my Canon G7X?

My lens will not retract. I've tried several of the hints given but so far nothing. I've not had the camera in sandy places nor has it has it been too warm or moist due to humidity. I'm at a loss, ...
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Can I manually reposition a non-closing cover on a Canon powershot A630?

Is there any way I manually reposition a stuck external lock on the battery cover on my Canon Powershot A630?
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How do I fix my Panasonic DMC-FZ35 from releasing the shutter on a half-press?

I have an older Panasonic Lumix (DMC FZ35) that has worked well for 7 years. Today I found that every time I half-pressed the shutter button to focus, it took the picture without letting me compose or ...
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Why is Registax 6 hanging partway through image alignment?

I am a total novice to dare I say astrophotography. I have a series of decent looking moon shots, I wanted to stack them using Registax 6 (downloaded). My first run had 35 jpeg images. The laptop I ...
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I have a Nikon Coolpix S210 - why can't I transfer pictures from camera to Windows 10? It worked fine when I had Windows 8 and XP

Why can't I transfer pictures from my Nikon Coolpix S210 camera to my computer using Windows 10? Used to be able to when I had XP and Windows 8.1. Tried your instructions on your website but nothing ...
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Why do I get the “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error when my D3200 isn't set to max. aperture?

I know there are quite a few posts out there about the famous "Press Shutter Release Button Again" error. But mine seems to be quite weird. I own a Nikon D3200 with the standard 18-55 mm lens. It ...
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How does one save the entire Picasa data base of photos in order to migrate to lightroom?

Im new here, and am in the same boat as many of you needing to transition photos from Picasa 3 to another photo editor like Lightroom 3. I am still running xp pro on desktop. I have 2 vista notebooks ...
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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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Metz 58 AF-2 red light indicator lightswhen test button is pressed; what's wrong?

My Metz 58 AF-2 flash fails to work. The red light indicator lights when the test flash button is pressed. Batteries are fully charged. Is there something wrong with the setting?
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Fuji Finepix 5700 failure to recognise memory cards

My camera when switched on displays the message "images recorded in internal Memory" and it fails to recognise any of the two memory cards I have used for years. Any ideas anyone.
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Canon EOS 70D frozen suddenly?

I have a Canon EOS 70D. It was working fine, but suddenly it stopped working. My last time to check it I just looked at the pictures and that's it. When I tried again to use it, it didn't turn on, it'...
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Why won't my Canon T3i display menu after shooting in manual mode?

When I'm in manual mode and take a few pictures, the menu display won't appear if I want to make adjustments to my camera settings. Is this normal? Or is it a camera defect?
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Samsung NX1000 focus ring does not work, can't get off manual focus mode either

I bought a used Samsung NX1000 last night, everything is great but it's stuck on Manual Focus mode. The Single Auto-Focus [SAF] and Continuous Auto-Focus [CAF] are greyed out no matter what I try. ...
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Nikon zoom lens troubleshooting

My Nikon D5100 squeals and won't photogragh on its 55-300mm lens beyond 80mm. I've tried turning autofocus on, taken out & reinserted battery, and changed memory cards.
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i takes a photo upon turning it on

I am having several problems with my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. One of which is that when I turn the camera on (in any mode) it automatically take a picture. I am not touching the shutter button or any ...
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I cannot download pics into Elements 9

After being able to download pics, it appears I have upset something that now gives me a window saying "The file is damaged or is a format that cannot be included in the organizer" What have I done ...
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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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How can I replace the Internal battery in an Olympus C-500/D-595 Zoom?

I'm new here. I have a problem with my Olympus C-500 Zoom (D-595 Zoom in the US). Every time I change the batteries, all the settings get lost (including date and time). Probobly some internal battery ...