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Took my first ever 4k picture; Why is it so disappointing?

Today for the first time ever I captured a 4K resolution picture. I don't know much about cameras or photography but I expected the picture to at least be sharp like usually high resolution pictures ...
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In a multiple strobe setup, how powerful must each strobe be?

I am about to buy my first strobe set. I want to do portrait photography, both in a home studio and outdoors. No weddings, no events, no more than one model at a time. I see that a complete set ...
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Pictures of a dark violet flower appear light blue. Is this a lens or a technique problem?

I just got this Tamron AF 70-300mm 4-5,6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for my Canon 500D. I tested it yesterday and it works fine. Only one problem: I took pictures of a flower which is dark violet. But when I ...
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What are good books and online resources to learn how to develop film? [closed]

I have been shooting film for almost a year now and I absolutely love it. I have only shot 35 mm rolls, and I always take my completed ones to a lab to get them developed and printed. I am really ...
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Is this streak across multiple photos from a (35mm) Zenit 12SD caused by a light leak?

I've shot two rolls so far on my Zenit 12SD (1990). One was 400 tmax and the other was an Agfa 200. On the first roll, maybe 2 of the 36 photos were affected by the light leak. In the second roll (...
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How do I set a session cost for product photography? [closed]

A local shop that sells craft items and furniture ranging from $12.00-$400.00 wants to hire me to professionally take pictures of 10 of their products. I said I could do about 50 pictures of the 10 ...
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How do photographers programatically take photos? [duplicate]

How do photographers programatically take photos? For example, I would like to take a photo every minute for the next day. Can every camera be configured to take photos at regular time intervals? ...
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Is there a difference in the image produced from a 50mm rangefinder or slr lens?

Particularly, I am interested in the performance on film for Canon leica thread mount (LTM) 50mm lenses versus their FL/FD SLR lenses, in aperture size 1.2/1.4/1.8. Their performance on full frame ...
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Is contrast-based autofocus really better than phase-based, or is it just me?

I feel like I quite consistently get: Blurrier autofocus Lower exposure when shooting with my T5i's viewfinder than its LCD (i.e., in phase-based vs. contrast-based mode). But whenever I search ...
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Is CCD vs CMOS sensor the deciding factor between two budget compact cameras? [duplicate]

I'm buying a compact digital camera for travel usage by a person not very good with computers. The purpose is to shoot pictures better than with a phone and nothing else, meaning that it should be ...
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best gadget for 50€ [closed]

I folks, I won an small prize in a local competition, 100€ in a rather expensive photography shop. I do mostly landscape and street (traveling). I have a Canon SL1 (100d), a 18-55 stm (kit lens) with ...
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Dslr remote pro automatically set bulb when using external flash

Im using dslr remote pro for windows and my camera is canon eos 700D. When i am using external flash mode, then go to full photo booth mode the shutter speed on my cam led is automatically set to bulb ...
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Is there a way use Live View tethered and superimpose a transparent view of the previous image on the monitor?

I want to shoot 2-D stop motion movies with an overhead camera rig. I want to be able to do the following: SEE MY CAMERA ON MY LAPTOP I want to be able to see what my camera sees on my laptop. How ...
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Modify webcam optics increasing magnification

Currently using a throwaway webcam to view backyard bird activity connected to a Raspberry PI3 using MotionEyeOS. The RPI3 is outside, as is the camera. Question is... Is there a simple/cheap means ...
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Is ISO and noise performance of the Canon 7D Mark II good enough to keep shutter speed fast enough for birding? [closed]

According to the information provided by Canon's technical information advisor here, it seems to me that for slower lenses, Canon 7D Mark II has advantage because of more cross points at aperture 5.6, ...
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How to determine film size from smartphone image exif data?

I took an image from my phone and got its exif data below. It was a samsung note 4, which uses a 35mm film size (24x36) with a 43.27 diagonal. But what I am trying to figure out is the sensor diagonal ...
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Does the Canon Connect Station work for image backup while traveling?

I'm looking for a good way to backup SD cards while traveling without a computer. I know there are a number of options based on hard drives, but the one that seems most attractive right now is the ...
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Does a teleconverter lose one stop of light from both ends of a variable aperture zoom?

If I add a Canon 1.4x III extender to my new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens, I believe I lose one stop of light. So what happens to the f/4.5-5.6 part? Does the f/5.6 part become f/8, for example, at ...
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Focus stack has blotchy background

I've recently taken up photography with using a Canon 50D and thought I'd try some macro photography of flowers. Having researched the subject and read about focus stacking to increase the depth of ...
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Aperture, Canon Eos 1200D, Am a beginner [duplicate]

If we change aperture..does it affect on lighting conditions? Or only shutter speed affects light..?
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Why is my NIKON AF-S 18-105 VR on my NIKON D5500 not autofocusing?

When I acquired my camera, my 35 mm AF-s lens clearly worked as did my 18-55 lens. I am not sure a recently acquired 18-105 AF-s lens works. How can I check? Simple replies please as I am clueless. I ...
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Nikon lens with an adapter vs Canon lens on a Canon body - image quality difference?

I recently bought a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens for Canon off Amazon (india) during a sale, but I received a Nikon version of the same lens. Now Amazon India has a policy of only replacing items fulfilled ...
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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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Differences about calibration software? (Spyder4Elite vs DisplayCAL)

I have a Spyder4Elite with Datacolors software running in Windows. I also use that Spyder4 in Linux with DisplayCAL, and have some questions about those two calibration softwares: Datacolors ...
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Is the Mike Pence “Chili” tweet photo photoshopped or just a strange optical effect?

A tweet and an associated photo from the Mike Pence Twitter account showing his family situated at a table in a restaurant has generated some comments on Twitter and elsewhere. Some of the comments ...
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Is the Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC Macro compatible with full-frame Nikon DSLRs? [duplicate]

Is the Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC Macro lens compatible with the full frame D610?
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What are the settings to get a perfect picture in cloudy weather (low light)?

Using a GoPro Hero 4 Silver's default settings I took a picture in cloudy weather (low light). Here is the result I got which is very very bad! What settings do I need to get a good result in cloudy ...
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Photographing into darkness [closed]

Had a problem trying to photograph interior of dark tar road-building machine in bright daylight. Is there a way round this?
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How can I control amount zoom effect in Photoshop's animation timeline? [migrated]

I've discovered the Timeline in Photoshop CS6. This allows one to create animated presentations of photographs. I've selected part of a photo, cut it, and placed it on another layer above the base ...
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How is tonal range of a colored image mapped to a scale of 0-255 in RGB histogram?

RGB histogram (as displayed by Adobe Photoshop) of a colored image maps the available tonal range to a scale of 0-255 (pure black to pure white on horizontal axis). Tonal range, the way I understand, ...
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If sRGB has shades out of gamut, why is printing from the larger AdobeRGB colorspace preferable?

I just read an article by a photographer who explained that he always works in AdobeRGB because it has a larger gamut. This is fair enough if his monitor can display it, but he illustrated this by in ...
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Is a warranty really useful for DSLR?

I'm asking this question because I'm looking around for a second hand body. Is the warranty in a body's life expectancy really useful? I mean, do DSLRs often happen to need technical assistance? I'...
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Macro on a point and shoot

Just wondering are there any point and shoots that can take 1:1 true macro ? Is their performance anywhere comparable to dslrs ? Pls give me some examples.
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Will the Phottix Odins for Sony give me remote power control over a LumoPro LP180?

Context So I have a Sony α6300 with a Metz 64 with the Sony Phottix Odin Wireless setup. With that setup, I have no problems and TTL works just fine. Question I'm considering adding a second ...
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Calculation for getting dimension of object in image not working

I am trying to calculate the dimensions of an object in an image. This is a sample image I took to get height of blue shirt: I am following the math from this page with sastanin's answer. How do I ...
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When changing between manual and auto focus, should I change the setting on both the body and the lens?

I use my DSLR (Nikon D500) for both photography and video, and I prefer autofocus for photography and manual focus for video (to get rid of autofocus noise). There is an option for changing between ...
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Zooming in meters [duplicate]

I'm new to photographing. But I'd like to know what 10x zoom means in meters. I know that it means the picture is enlarged 10 times, but what does it mean in meters? I mean does it mean like the ...
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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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What flash power would I need from 2 units, when shooting at f13 and 1/200s ISO100?

Could someone be so kind as to help me figure out the flash strength I would need for this? Settings: D3200, Sigma 70mm Macro. YN560 III & YN560 IV, triggered by the 560-TX. F13, 1/200s and ...
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Doesn't Yongnuo YN685 speedlight have different part numbers for Canon and Nikon?

622C-tx controller is for Canon cameras and E-TTL compatible. 622N-tx controller is for Nikon cameras and I-TTL compatible. I presume that the suffix 'C' and 'N' are representative of respective ...
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Canon third party lens peripheral illumination correction

Is it possible (and if so how) to add data for a third party lens (Tamron 55-200mm) to a Canon 50D for peripheral illumination correction?
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How can I keep an inkjet printer in good shape when I won't be around for half a year?

In the end of this year, I will have to leave my inkjet Epson SC-P800 at home while I will travel for half a year. I read that inkjet printers should not be left without work for more than a week ...
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Exposure level indicator in the top panel not showing correct exposure on Canon 7DMKII

The exposure level indicator on the LCD monitor in the back of the camera is working as it should. The problem is that the exposure level indicator on the LCD panel on the top of the camera is always ...
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How do you remove the mirror in one of Sony's SLT cameras?

I own a Sony α35. This camera has a pellicle mirror (semi-transparent fixed mirror) to facilitate autofocus. How do I remove the mirror to maximize the amount of light reaching the sensor when taking ...
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How does digiCamControl support D3100 when no SDK is available?

digiCamControl supports USB tethered controlling of Nikon D3100. However, Nikon does not seem to provide any official SDK for the model. I guess it's because of the same reason Lightroom does not ...
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Which lens can be good for a Canon SX170 to make YouTube videos? [closed]

I have a Canon SX170 (I believe) and I would like to know where I could get a good lens that can fit my camera. I do YouTube videos and I'm looking for a good video lens for this purpose.
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After you've set it up, how do you use back-button autofocus on a Nikon D7000? [duplicate]

How do you use back button focus? I need to know for practice...to see if I am doing it right. What are the steps, once my camera has been properly set?
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Focus accuracy on new Tokina 11-20. Expected or defect?

I seem to have a focus issue with my new Tokina 11-20. It's mounted on a Canon 1000D(XS) The camera is on a tripod. The lens is wide open F/2.8, at 11 mm. I manually focused on the T on the box ...
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Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 vs. f/1.8 lenses [duplicate]

I'm in a real quandary about the extreme cost difference between the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 vs. f/1.8 prime lens. I've read a lot of answer, but would like to see a side by side comparison of images from ...
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What Canon lens, besides my 50mm f/1.8, should I get for my first wedding shoot? [duplicate]

I am shooting my first wedding in September and I have a Canon rebel t3i with a 50 mm 1.8 and I am trying to find a good lens under $900 dollars for the wedding so I am not stuck with just one lens. ...

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