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Canon Rebel XS will not take pictures in AF mode

Recently started having this problem with my Rebel. It's about 4 years old. If it is in AF mode, I will put the button down halfway (like always) to focus, but it will not take an actual picture. It ...
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How can timelapse sequences be shot without in-camera support?

How can timelapse sequences be shot without having in-camera support for it? Which third-party tools are recommended?
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How to programme EOS utility to take n number of shots?

I just installed the EOS utility program and wanted to know if it's possible to tell the program to take let's say 10 or 15 or 40 shots in a row, well you get the idea.
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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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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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Why do photos get corrupted on PC hard disks?

I'm not a professional photographer but I do value my photos very much. Sometimes when I look through them months or years after I've taken them, some of them just show up corrupt for no evident ...
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How to send photos from camera to tablet while shooting for immediate viewing?

How can I connect my Nikon D80 camera to my tablet? I would like for the photos to go directly to the tablet as I am shooting them so I can view and make adjustments. I recently saw it done by a ...
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What do all those cryptic number and letter codes in a lens name mean?

Then looking at a lens name there is a lot of acronyms in the name describing it's features (often specific to the manufacturer). Examples, Nikon: Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm VR f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Nikon AF-...
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Are Lightroom collections broken if you reimport photos?

I have some collections in Lightroom that references photos on my hard drive. If I remove those folders and reimport them, will the collections be broken?
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Canon IXUS 160 and IXUS 175 focus problem

I have a focus problem with my Canon IXUS 160 and Ixus 175 Cameras. The focus works fine with close subjects but once subjects are far, my images are very blurry. Restarting the camera fixes the ...
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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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Can you set the quality of image displayed when zoomed out in Lightroom?

When in Library mode viewing a single image, the image looks blurry . When I click to zoom in, it is very very sharp . When I zoom back out, the sharp version is displayed for a split second at the ...
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Which compact camera supports time lapse photography natively?

I'm fascinated from time lapse photography. I've started using my DSLR but after a while, I start thinking that I don't want to "kill" my shutter. So I would like to buy a good compact camera, with ...
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How can I soften old film before putting it on a developing reel?

Is there a good way to soften old tightly curled film before trying to put it on a developing reel? I just destroyed an exposed cassette of 110 film. It was so curled that it kept jumping out of the ...
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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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What program littered my photo directory with empty directories

Here's the symptom. The directory structure where I store all my photos has had a directory created for most (not all) images. e.g. if there was a photo called IMG_2398.jpg, then a directory called ...
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How do I choose a title for a photograph?

I'm taking a lot of pictures and publishing them online even showing a few in a gallery but... I have a hard time thinking up names for them! I'm not entirely comfortable numbering them, and I think ...
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Lightroom Export preset with numbering based on position in collection

So I have some collections where I have arranged the pictures in a specific sequence that derivates from the sequence the pictures were taken in (which means the file names will be mixed up). If I ...
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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 it possible to control sliders of darktable from tablet?

I have a 10" android tablet and 15" laptop. Darktable and GIMP is installed on my linux laptop. Controlling sliders/curves etc of darktable /GIMP from mouse is not efficient, for me at least. I see ...
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What's the difference between a regular lens and a macro lens? [duplicate]

What is the difference between a 100mm lens and 100mm macro, or 50mm and 50mm macro? Can we use a macro lens to shot portraits? If yes, what focal length is the best? Please suggest a Canon macro ...
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What is exactly the '3D pop' in photography?

When reading about lenses, sometimes I come along the term '3D pop' and I think I have a rough idea about what it means; but I'd love to have a precise or scientific explanation (optics) of it. ...
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What is the name for the cap that fits over a camera when no lens is attached

I have a Nikon D5000 and I was wondering if there is a specific name for a cap that would fit over the front of my camera when no lens is attached.
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How can I tether an Olympus E-M5 II to Lightroom?

I was wondering what would be needed to tether an Olympus E-M5 II to Lightroom. I want to have the images pop up on my MacBook during a photoshoot to see a larger image and have a possibility to edit ...
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What are the main differences between editing with Adobe Lightroom vs Adobe Spark?

My Chromebook won't allow me to install Lightroom, but I can use Adobe Spark. I'm wondering what are the pros and cons of each of them?
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What is the “exposure triangle”?

What is the exposure triangle? How do the "sides" affect my photographs?
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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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The CCTV cameras that show black and white images, do they have bayer filters attached on their CCD/CMOS image sensors?

I need a black and white camera. Since the cameras in the market, the ones available for astro-photography are quite costly, I am thinking of converting a digital camera to black and white. I see that ...
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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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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 can I reset the history stack for many images at the same time in darktable?

How can I reset the history stack for many images at the same time in darktable? I have edited many pictures. However I want to start from scratch. I understand how I can reset the history stack for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost?

I basically decided on a whim (from reading this site, talking to some friends, and always admiring great photos) that I want to get into photography. Are there disadvantages to starting out with a ...
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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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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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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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Is there an automated way of color correcting using a color card in Capture One?

With the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport and their accompanying software, it's really simple to generate a DNG profile to get perfectly accurate colors in Lightroom. I want to know if there's a ...
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How are Nikon model numbers classified?

How does Nikon series numbers work? For example for Canon is pretty simple: 1000 series is "cheap" 100 series (600D, 650D) is "enthusiast" 10 (50D, 60D) series is semi-pro 5 and 1 series are pro ...
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Lightmeter not changing values after adjusted flash power?

This is my first time learning to use a light meter. Measuring ambient seems to be working and straight forward. However measuring the flash seems to be broken. I have it set to wait for a flash. ...
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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 do you optimally resize and sharpen images for printing?

What is the best way to get the clearest, sharpest print without pixelation or blurring? I have tried some sharpening techniques in Photoshop, however they are geared towards sharpening for viewing on ...
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What went wrong with this concert photo and what could I have done to make it better?

I have just started learning and practicing and went out shooting for practice in a local concert at a small bar. Most of my photos have turned out terrible and most of them similar have similar ...
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Is it necessary to fully drain Ni-MH batteries before recharging them?

Is it really necessary to fully drain the Ni-MH batteries before recharging them? As a rule, I always want my speedlite batteries to be fully charged. At the end of each day when I use my flashgun, I ...
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How did film photographers deal with issues around dynamic range?

HDR and multiple exposure blending seems very popular these days. I wonder, what did film photographers do to solve dynamic range issues? For example, I know GND filters were common (and still are), ...
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Where can I find information on the Pentax Q lenses serial protocol?

I'm searching for detailed information on the Pentax Q lenses (any, but I'm especially interested in the 5-15mm-lens) serial protocol, which controls focus/zoom/aperture. So far I have found nothing ...

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