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Shooting lacrosse with Nikon 55-200mm question

I'm a complete newbie here but I am reading all the I could. I bought a D5200 with a 55-200 to shoot our lacrosse league. Shooting from the sidelines the lense gets as close as needed. The first ...
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Clear Digital image that looks horrible when printed - how to?

Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but here goes. I am working with a small photography shop and they have decided to offer a particular product for a special project and I need some tips as I ...
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Can anyone identify the manufacturer of this golden lens?

On a recent photo tour, a lens another photographer used caught my attention because of its golden color and no manufacturer name I know being visible. Unfortunately, I was busy taking some shots ...
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What are the values in the white balance menu in D40 refer to?

In D40 whitebalance menu,I found values like +3, +2, +1, 0, -1, -2, -3 in each setting. Does that represent values related to Kelvins?
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Sports photography [duplicate]

I own a Nikon D5100. I am 3 steps below a beginner photographer. I bought this camera in hopes of being able to take photos of my family during sporting events; football, wrestling, dance line, ...
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Linux software for stacking and RAW processing

Sorry for bad English, first. I'm starting with astrophotography and my DSLR produce CR2 raw-images. I use Linux and want to stacking series of shots and RAW processing (curves, RGB balance, etc.) I ...
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DSLR long exposures and sensor overheat

I'm starting in astrophotography with Canon 1100d and 75-300mm lens. My first goal is Milky Way. I read in a article that long exposures cause overheating sensor and even may damage it. Is it true? If ...
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Video Recorder with Detachable Viewfinder and Remote Control [migrated]

I am wondering if there is a camcorder/video camera out there with a touchscreen viewfinder that is detachable and can be used remotely via a cable. I want to be able to control all features of the ...
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Bayonet mount adapter

I am planning to buy a Vivitar lens with a 58mm bayonet mount. I need to fit it to a 58mm screw fixing. Can I get a adapter to do this? If so, where and what is it called?
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What makes a camera (EOS 1100D) shut down during video record? [on hold]

I have been using a Canon 1100D for almost 2 years. Now I had the experience that my DSLR automatically shut down while I was recording a video. At first a note was displayed that the video was ...
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What studio strobes do I need for portraits and group portraits indoor and outdoors

I have no idea on what strobes brand and watt seconds to buy. I am going to split this question into three parts. what I want to photograph and were, equipment options, & equipment questions ...
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Is a multishot self-timer mode available on mid-range cameras?

I'm looking for a digital camera that has multiple shot self-timer mode. Is this feature available on mid-range cameras or is just high-end ones?
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Why did this photo of the Milky Way turn out badly?

I followed these instructions and written down the steps I understood to be important, that is: shutter speed = 600 / focal length * crop factor (1.5 for APS-C sensors) ISO = 6000 * f-stop^2 / ...
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Looking for P&S/compact with >20x optical zoom and AA batteries [on hold]

I am looking for a compact point and shoot camera with the following specs but can't find any: - at least 20x optical zoom - powered by AA batteries So far I can only find one with high zoom but ...
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How much does a hyperspectral camera cost? [on hold]

I have been browsing the websites of various manufacturers, but I cannot find the typical price of a hyperspectral camera. What is a typical price?
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Why is Lightroom 5 not rendering what I see in every other JPG viewer?

I'm new to Lightroom 5. To learn I tried to take an existing photo and improve it in the Develop module. I exported the results but the color cast is different in every other JPG viewer and browser ...
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Colorado Lens Suggestion [on hold]

Any suggestions for the best lens to shoot with in the mountains for someone who's hiking with a camera. I don't want anything too big. Only been taking pictures for 3 years and just sold my S1 so I'm ...
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Shutter release remote for long exposures [duplicate]

I have a Nikon coolpix p520. I have asked this question before but haven't gotten the right answer. Is there any shutter release remote that could give my camera longer exposures. I need at least 30" ...
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How can Walter Mitty examine the negatives of photos in the bright sunny day?

This may be a naive question, as I am not familiar with photography using negatives storing the photo images. So in the film of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", Walter Mitty examines the negatives ...
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How to combine different pictures into a single picture [on hold]

I have 12 pictures e.g. screenshots of my iPhone, at the moment I can see them in my computer as 1 picture each, but I want to combine them so that i can see 4 screenshots within a single image. is ...
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Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d? [on hold]

I had a Nikon D3100 camera. I want to upgrade it. Can anyone help me choose between a Canon 7d or 70d? I want it for outdoor, wedding and studio photography.
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Do I have to do camera calibration every shoot?

I bought a xrite color checker export. I understand that for white balance, I'm suppose to shoot the card every shoot. Because the whitebalance is different in every environment. But what about ...
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Nikon D5100: possible to get more than 30" exposure with self timer?

Is there any way to increase the exposure time longer than 30" in the Nikon D5100? I know there is BULB, but is not working with self-timer.
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Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography

I have a Nikon D3100 (with kit lens) and wonder what I could do to improve my feeble attempts at cloud photography. I read a little about polarizing filters and ordered some. (in the mail at this time ...
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Why are Micro Four Thirds lenses so expensive compared to Canon?

I'm looking at picking up a new prime portrait lens to augment the kit lenses that came with my Olympus OM-D M-10. My brother has a Canon with a 50mm f/1.8 lens that takes beautiful photos and costs ...
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What effects do different flash diffuser shapes have?

Looking for a flash diffuser I stumbled upon this: Polaroid Universal Flash Diffuser The link is to an Amazon page where you can choose from a wide range of shapes and types, but for the purpose of ...
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Which is the best photo editing app for Symbian OS? [on hold]

I have a Nokia 808 Pureview with 41 mega pixel sensor. It uses Symbian OS. I am looking for an app similar to Photoshop App on Lumia 720 for the Nokia 808 Pureview. The features that I'm looking for: ...
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Improve photo resolution [duplicate]

I have an old photo of my brother which is 29KB and resolution is 461 × 491. I need to print it in a regular image size. Is there a way to increase its size/resolution? either by iphone app or ...
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How to get Ufraw to pass on EXIF data to Gimp

I cannot find EXIF data in Gimp using Ufraw as standalone OR plug in, even though I use the option save EXIF data - what could I be doing wrong?
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How can I copy all metadata, including color profiles, from one jpg to another?

I tried exiftool -tagsFromFile but it seems to skip color profile exif.
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Problems with my lens

Hi i have had a Nikon 200mm lens for about three years now. I did not use it for about six months and when i used it again it was all fuzzy. I have tried everything. Is it because it is so old? I ...
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Upgrading path from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5

Is it possible to upgrade directly from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5 or is it best to go to Lightroom 4 and then to Lightroom 5?
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Can a shutter booster lens speed up the shortest shutter time on my DSLR?

Is there any shutter speed booster lens available for Nikon 5300. Currently Nikon 5300 supports 1/4000. What if I would like to increase the shutter speed to 1/8000 or more.... Is there any ...
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Nikkor lens for landscape photography day / night [on hold]

I'm currently using a Nikon D5200 with a 18-55mm lens and am wanting to get myself a new lens. I'm looking for a really sharp lens that "was built" to shoot landscapes in both good and bad light. ...
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Use of DOF adapters in stills photography

The camcorder guys figured out long ago how you can get the shallow DOF of a larger sensor system (typically full frame) on a camcorder equipped with a much smaller sensor (typically 1/2.8") by doing ...
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want to use Panasonic lumix dmc sz1 as cam attached from my computer

I have the cam as mentioned in title but cannot attach and use the cam from computer. That is i want live feed of what the camera is seeing on the computer screen for clay stop motion animation. Also ...
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Why is Photoshop splitting my panorama in the wrong place?

I have taken a number of pictures to create a 360-degree panorama. I add them to the Photomerge dialog in the order I want them to be stitched, but Photoshop insists on stitching them together in ...
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Which settings are good for Night Shoots? [on hold]

Some times I feel like if my eyes were a camera, I could capture exactly what I feel in my eyes, the awesomeness of the night view in streets under street light. But I can't. Because I am not a expert ...
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I want long exposure on my Nikon coolpix p520

I have been really into light painting but I have a Nikon coolpix p520 and the exposure can only go to 8 seconds. Is there any kind of shutter remote that is able to extend shutter speeds and that is ...
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Why do people bend in a group photo?

I have seen numerous group pics where the front row(s) of people will bend (as if holding their knees). Is there a visual/photographic advantage to this pose ? I have seen this in many group pics ...
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Lightroom publish to Facebook: managing existing photos

Is there any way to synchronize existing photos in a given album of a Facebook page with Lightroom's Facebook Publish services? I can add the developed photos to the Publish collection, but I have no ...
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Lighter section in photograph

I recently took pictures of a lightning storm using my camera phone (Samsung Galaxy S3). In several of the shots where I managed to capture lightning, a lighter (brighter?) vertical section sometimes ...
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Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?

Sometimes when I see a photo such as this one, I wonder why the photographer chose such a high ISO (640), despite using a tripod with a static subject. As far as I know, a lower ISO means less noise, ...
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How can I set a shutter speed slower than 30s on my Nikon D5200?

I'm a bit of a newbie with my Nikon D5200. I see the longest the shutter can stay open for is 30 sec on this camera. How do I get it to stay open for longer? Do I need a remote?
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Budget Digital Compact Camera for a completely amateur user [closed]

I was asked by a friend advice on what compact digital camera to buy. This is going to be her first camera. Her budget is around €100 and ideally she would like it to have as many features as ...
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How do disposable cameras work without exposure and focus control?

Before I got into photography, I used to use disposable cameras with ISO 400 film. I've gotten some decent results in various lighting, both inside and outside and at different focus distances. How do ...
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Grain of sand in view finder on Nikon D3100

I took my camera to the beach (stupid idea) and after I was back home, I realized I had a single grain of sand in my view finder. The good news, is that its not in the lens or on any of the pictures ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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Plugin Metadata in LR

I use J Friedl's plugin for uploading pictures to Zenfolio. This plugin adds two fields to the metadata - logical yes/no for uploaded and a field for the url. These are not editable inside LR. That ...
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Using a small brush size with color replacement (cs6) results in image blur

I am a newbie with Photoshop. I tried to use color replacement in CS6 and have read lots of tutorials about this. My problem is I want to change a color in a picture and when I use color replacement ...

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