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How can I retrieve internal memory photos on D3100?

I have a Nikon D3100 SLR camera. Recently bought a new SDHC card but forgot to format it before using, so all photos wen to camera internal memory. I only realised this when we went to upload on the ...
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Why does my Nikon D3100 display 'File contains no image'?

My camera has been working fine. I keep it in it's protective carrying case - nothing damaging has ever happened to this camera. I took it out a few days ago and the display showed that my file ...
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Product Photography: White object on white background producing white halo

I'm very new to product photography and would like any newbie advice to the following problem: I have a basic light setup with 4 florescent lights with umbrellas with a white muslin cloth backdrop. ...
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Are there disadvantages using an FX lens on a DX Camera? [duplicate]

I have a set of FX Lenses for my 35mm SLR, but also a DX Digital SLR. The FX lenses work fine, so I wonder if there is any point buying a DX Lens? The DX camera was body-only, and I'm currently using ...
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Shutter slower than video FPS [migrated]

I'm trying to shoot low light video on my RX100 m3 and I want to make the best of it. So it would make sense that the ideal setting (in many cases) would be to open the shutter for as long as it can ...
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Is 85-135mm really the best for every single kind of face?

They say that focal length around 85-135mm is the best for the head and shoulder kind portraits. I've done some tests myself, I can definitely see the differences. The face is more natural looking ...
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Does my lens “mm” define the zoom [duplicate]

I have an SMC Pentax-M 80-200mm F4.5 lens which I bought for moon shots so I wanted something with range to it. I have the standard Pentax Prime 8.5mm lens that I got with my camera but I would like ...
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How to prevent my waterproof camera from condensation?

I recently bought a HP C-150w for my vacations and the first time I've used it in water it got condensation on the lens as soon as I removed it from water. I've been reading about how to prevent ...
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Canon Speedlites & Live View

I am having difficulty getting my Canon speedlites (600ex master and two 430ex slaves) to fire when using Live View on my 5D Mark III. I have no triggering problems except when using Live View. I was ...
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Leave Macrolite Ring Adapter 67 on 100mm macro?

I've just bought a MR-14 EX II ring flash and the necessary ring adapter for my 100mm 2.8L macro lens. I'm now wondering if there is any reason why I shouldn't leave the adapter on my lens permanently ...
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Dark Shadow Spot showing up on every photograph [closed]

I have a Nikon D3200 DSLR,and it has a wide angle lens attached to its original lens 18-55. Recently, I have been finding a semi-circle shadow spot on the bottom corner of every photo I have taken. Is ...
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How to achieve Greg Gorman style in his book Framed?

How to achieve this style? Is it mixture of barn doors, snoots and subtractive light? Please give an example of how to use subtractive light
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build a home studio piecmeal or lighting kit?

I am creating a basement room into a photo studio. I will be doing people portraits and using backdrops. I plan on trying many different shots... from high key to low light body scrapes. from what i ...
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How can I focus on the moon [duplicate]

I'm technically a beginner when it comes to anything other than point and shoot photography so I apologise if I don't explain myself clearly. I have a Pentax Q with an 85-200mm K lens, I'm using a Q ...
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Is there a radio flash control system for Olympus that allows setting flash power from the camera?

One of the main advantages of optical wireless flash control systems is that they don't require anything extra: at least with many cameras, they work with the built-in flash, and can often control ...
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Why do circular fish eye lenses create circular images?

I'm trying to understand the physics of circular fish eye lenses. As far as I can see circular fish eye lenses create an circular image because the area of the sensor is larger than the projected ...
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How does HP Scanjet G3110 scanners compare to Wolverine Super F2D film scanner?

How does HP Scanjet G3110 (or G4050) scanners compare to Wolverine Super F2D film scanner? which one would produce higher quality scans for 35mm negatives? I am not sure how should I compare these ...
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What tripod should I get for my Canon 60Da [closed]

I am only going to use it for wide field shots of landscape and sky. (so it doesn't need to be tall) I want it to be heavy so it doesn't tip over and break my camera& so wind doesn't cause it to ...
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Digital Photo Paintings [duplicate]

I've be using a combination of "painting" apps on my iPad to create digital "paintings" out of my photos. I'd like to know what the digital specifications of both the initial photo AND the painting ...
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When to use what panorama projection?

I just counted the number of projections available in PtAssembler and came up with 25. Some of those 25 are probably just there just to say that it's there and are not actually useful. Plus, there are ...
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how to adjust Triopo Shoe Mount Flash TR-950 TR950 with Nikon d3100?

When I shoot with my Triopo speedlight I have to set my camera to f/5.6 and 1/100 with the flash at 1/4 power. If I increase the flash power, the picture is black. If I change the shutter speed or ...
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Nikon 16-85 VR focus noise problem?

My 16-85 VR is doing some weird noise during focus, manual or auto. It's like an hiss. I asked in a local shop and they said it can be some microdust inside the lens. But I'm a little worried it can ...
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How can I make money with my DSLR and 50mm lens? [duplicate]

I have a entry level full-frame DSLR with a 50mm f/1.8 lens, the end goal is that I want to generate some cash for buying my next lens/equipment. I have the following problems: Portfolio: I am a ...
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Why use UniWB? Doesn't apparent clipping of “final” colors matter more than actual clipping of RAW sensor values?

I've been reading up on UniWB and trying it out myself. My understanding is that the camera (and other RAW software?), in applying a white balance during the JPEG conversion, effectively overexposes ...
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Video recording stopped - worked fine previously with same Class 10 cards

I understand that this error is due to the card being too slow. But I've recording 100s of hours of video using exactly the same settings on the same card before with no issues whatsoever. What could ...
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Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?

I am a relatively new photographer. I have no problem understanding the technical side of photography (I am an engineer by trade), but I do struggle with the more 'artistic' side of photography ...
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When should I break the rule of thirds?

When photographers talk about the rule of thirds, they say sometimes they will break the rule and still the photo will have great composition. When should I stick with the rule of thirds and when ...
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repair corrupt cr2 (raw) withouth jpeg prview

I would really need a way to repair a bunch of cr2 files. The problem is that I'm even able to recover the jpeg preview from the files since I only see a black thumbnail. The files were shot on a ...
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Self-hosted gallery that will base on existing library structure

I have thousands of photos sorted in hierarchical structure of folders (like Family->John). This library is shared between various devices like DLNA (TV), cloud (android), network sharing (samba, ...
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What Macro for a Nikon D7000? [closed]

I'd like to start macro photography and i'd like some advice on the lens to buy. I've seen good feed back for the Tamron 90mm F2.8. What about the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 or other Nikkor?
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Why is my SD card filling up too quickly?

I recently bought a 32GB SD card for my 60D. I have it set to raw + jpg and when I inserted it for the first time it showed 898 shots available, which looked right because my 16GB cards hold approx. ...
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How to compare a Catadioptrics light asorbtion with a reflector? [closed]

I used to have a 6" Dobsonian reflector, and the next telescope I buy, I want it to have the equivlant of about a 11/12" dobsonian reflector. I'm looking at this Nexstar VX 9.25 , it says 235mm ...
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Raw is larger and softer than JPG

Here is a JPG image (unprocessed) followed by the corresponding DNG that I post-processed in Photivo/GIMP. (Canon Powershot SD750) Flip between the two images in Chrome. Why is the raw image ...
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Is it okay for a new camera to have a date of import almost two years ago?

I just bought a Canon EOS M mirrorless camera but the date of import is December 2012, nearly 18 months ago. Should that be a problem?
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What's a good EXIF metadata field to store a general URL about photo topic/content?

What is a good EXIF/IPTC metadata field to store a general URL about the topic or content of a photo. For example a photo showing the Eiffel tower might have the URL http://www.toureiffel.paris/. So ...
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How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?

Does anyone know whether there's an upper limit to the number of keywords possible in Lightroom without experiencing a lack in performance?
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What is USM, and what are its pros and cons?

My Canon lenses have the designation USM on them, which I assume is for the same reason that they say "Ultrasonic". What does this mean, and why or why do I not want it?
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Steel wool photography: how to obtain lots of sparks?

what's the secret to get lots of sparks from the steel wool in this type of photography? My steel wool usually stops sparking after 7-8 seconds. I think this one sparked for a longer time!
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Should I buy the Nikon 18mm-300mm / 18-200mm or 55mm-200mm / 55-300mm? [duplicate]

This question could be a duplicate but my point is completely different from it. I have just started to use a Nikon D3300 with the 18mm-55mm kit lens. Now, I want to upgrade to the 18mm-300mm but ...
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How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for editing JPEGs?

I mostly modify JPG images taken from my Nikon camera. How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for this purpose?
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Wise to switch from Sony to Canon considering I have a decent amount of lenses? [closed]

I've been trying to decide on this for a while now and I need to decide before tomorrow because of a great deal which ends by then. Current situation: I'm currently shooting with a Sony a580 and the ...
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Dark zone appearing on pictures when using an external flash [duplicate]

(Moved here from chat) I faced a trouble with my Canon 6D and a Canon SpeedLite 430ex II... I took some shots and here is the result I've had : I've used the very same shutter speed as I was using ...
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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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What does the HS mean for Canon SX40 HS?

What the difference between a Canon SX40HS and a Canon SX40? and also the what does 'HS' mean? Thank you.
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Is it a good idea to use adapted tele lenses with a micro four thirds camera for fast moving (nature/wildlife) photos?

I am thinking of buying an affordable tele lens (600mm+ equivalent) for my panasonic Lumix G5. I have read about adapting 400mm f5.6 EDIF a) For wildlife/bird pictures, would it be too much of ...
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What to do when autofocus on Canon 85mm f/1.8 not working?

My Canon 85mm's AF isn't working. But here's the thing, it recognizes there's a lens mounted, it gives focus confirmation, and I can even set the aperture, but it does NOT recognize that it's an AF ...
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Why image at 400mm is LARGER THAN DOUBLE of image at 200mm? (according to lens formula)

Like most of us, I thought it was yes. Until I really look into the Lens Equation: (1/subject distance) + (1/image distance) = (1/focal length) ...
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Can I use vintage lenses on Nikon D3200

I tried researching this but I kept getting contradictory answers - is it possible to use vintage/film lenses on Nikon D3200 (with lens adapters if necessary)? If so, are these lenses limited to ...
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What is better Nikon D5300 vs Lumix GX7 [closed]

I need help with comparing two cameras - Nikon D5300 - Panasonic Lumix GX7 I would like to replace my old camera Nikon D3100 and buy one of these models. I choose the Nikon D5300 because I used ...
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What does “R” mean in Fujifilm's XF Fujinon lens names?

Fujifilm currently makes three lenses for their new X-Pro1 mirrorless camera system: Fujinon XF18mmF2 R Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R Fujinon XF60mmF2.4 R Macro "Fujinon" is Fujifilm's lens division. The ...

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