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Measuring pixel / area relative brightness

I'm going though Michael Freeman's books on exposure. I'll take his example of a light skin portrait to illustrate my question, although there is nothing specific to that kind of pictures. The author ...
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replacement parts for rb67 film back?

I bought a film back for my RB off ebay over a year ago, and it has this stupid problem where the little piece that holds the top of the film spool (not the takeup reel, and not the piece that presses ...
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Blurry Pictures. Lighting fine.

I recently shot some family pictures for a friend's family event (thank god I didn't get paid for this job). The location was problematic with the light - very strong late afternoon light and I don't ...
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How do histograms handle highlight and shadow clipping?

My camera shows a histogram in the preview: And after I take the photo: I shoot RAW, but as I understand it, the histogram is computed from JPEG, so it might indicate that the highlights and/or ...
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Why is there an ISO setting when shooting raw?

Raw files are supposed to contain mostly unprocessed data from the sensor. What's the point of having an ISO setting if it doesn't affect the amount of photons counted, but only provides ...
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Understanding Lenses Focal Length with Converters

I read about APS-C sensors EOS DSLRs, that if the focal length is 300mm and as the image ratio is 1.6 then the 300mm x1.6 = 480mm focal length. So if I add a 1.4x teleconverter to 300mm lens so I ...
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Does auto mode of flash metering have any advantage over TTL?

Does auto mode of flash metering have any advantage over TTL? One advantage that I can think of is the absence of a pre-flash in the auto metering, which can make some people blink. (But I rarely use ...
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D200 - bracketing - number of frames

I can't control the number of shots anymore. Rotating the backpanel dial controls bracketing "on" and "off" (showing symbol only), not the number of shots (which it used to do). How can I get the ...
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What advantage does giclee have over traditional photosensitive print making?

I'm trying to figure out why I would want to print giclee. Let me set some background. I'm a gallery represented artist entering my third season. My sales are good. I print with Bay Photo (via ...
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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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Should lenses of equal quality for smaller sensors be cheaper?

In theory do we expect lenses of identical specs and quality to be cheaper when designed for smaller sensors? My expectation is that the answer is yes, because all of the things that lenses struggle ...
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What is Aliasing and Anti-Aliasing?

What is Aliasing and Anti-Aliasing? Is it a bad thing to have in an image? If so how to avoid it? If you can describe your answer using examples then that would be great.
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HDR smartphone cameras: is it done in hardware or software?

Let's say I want to take the highest dynamic range pictures with a smartphone camera. Do I need to look for a specific sensor with better hardware for HDR photos, or find the best camera app because ...
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Why doesn't the GoPro automatically correct for the fisheye distortion?

Automatic correction of various lens distortions is possible through specialized software that takes a few camera parameters and produces an output image free of distortion. Why don't most cameras do ...
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D3200 Novice Who Needs Advice and Direction

I've been shooting with an Alpha A1 with a great telephoto lens. Just purchased the D3200 and find the photos to be SOOOOO bright that I'm not happy with them. I watched a few YouTube videos that ...
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When is it okay to have blown highlights and shadows?

I've always worked very hard to avoid absolute white and absolute black in my photos. But I think maybe I'm working too hard. When is it appropriate to have blown highlights / shadows? Are there ...
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What is the best camera for concert photography? [closed]

I am interested in camera recommendations with a fast shutter and which are able to focus well in low light. The camera will be used for indoor concert photography where no flash is allowed.
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Nikon D5100 / D5200: which should I buy [closed]

I am currently looking into buying my first DSLR After consideration I was pretty much set to buy a Nikon D5100, but looking at amazon it seems that there is only a $100 difference with the 5200. If ...
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Officejet Pro 8600 Plus or Epson Perfection 1650 for Photo Scanning?

I have an old Epson Perfection 1650 scanner and a new HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer with attached scanner. The Epson scanner is 10 years old, is 1600 dpi and is intended as a photo scanner. The ...
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Is a wide gamut screen really worth it?

My screen is about to die and I'm planing to buy a new one. I'm looking for a 27" one, and as I do many things on my computer, the choice is difficult : I play recent FPS Games (sometimes, but I ...
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Best websites to find deals on purchasing Digital Camera / Equipment?

What are the best websites ( other than Amazon ) to find deals on purchasing digital cameras and equipment?. Canon EOS 60 D is on my wishlist and I am looking for Discount / Deals. Most of my ...
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For photos that end up on the web, does Adobe RGB matter? [duplicate]

To pay the bills I am a developer first, web stuff mainly. All of my photography, so far, has just ended up on the web, and I don't think that that will change anytime soon. I shoot in RAW and then ...
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Bridge Camera with wide angle lens for estate agent

I own a small estate agency and I am looking to buy a bridge camera or a low spec DSLR up to £300. The widest (35mm equiv) lens I can find on a bridge camera is 22.5mm (from Nikon L810 which gets ...
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Why doesn't my fisheye adapter gives fisheye distortion on my APS-C DSLR?

I'm new to photography and I have questions about fisheye distortion adapters. I bought a Spiratone/Soligor/Kenko Fisheye lens adapter for my lens, because I didn't want to spent a lot just to try ...
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How does an L bracket on a Canon 70D limit the LCD display movement?

I am considering buying an L bracket for my Canon 70D. The camera has a vari-angle (foldable and twistable) LCD display, and the mounting of the L bracket will limit the degrees of freedom of the ...
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Which of my lenses to choose for shooting the Milky Way? 17mm 2.8 or 10mm 4.5?

Next week I hope to get a good chance to do my first Milky Way shoot. Last thing I struggle with is which of my lenses to use. I want to avoid startrails. In the final round are: Sigma 17-50 2.8 ...
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How to recover from a crash during import into Lightroom 5?

I was importing images, when my pc blacked out due to overheating. At the time of restarting the import I could still see the images in the explorer (WIN8) and in the import dialogue. The import goes ...
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What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?

If you were teaching someone new to photography the full stop scales, is there a better way then flat out memorizing these values? Does anyone have an easy way that they remember the scale? Would it ...
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How can I recover my camera's main setting or mode from the EXIF data?

I have a couple of digital cameras which have in common a setting dial that includes such modes as AUTO, P (program mode), T (shutter priority), A (aperture priority), and M (manual). My more ...
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon Ixus 130

I have been using canon ixus 130 for some years and it has been giving decent good photos and videos. Strangely few days before, whenever I make telephoto zoom and take a picture, the picture is ...
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Which mirrorless have the best live view for night photography?

Which mirrorless camera are best suited for focusing (manual is OK) and framing in low-light? I have an Olympus e-pm2, and I can't see anything on the LV when its really dark, and have to resort to ...
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Canon 600 D on Adobe premiere

I have an Canon 600D, i do many things with it, like timelapse, long exposure photos, etc.. My question is it possible to connect my Canon 600D an take pictures using capture of Adobe Premiere?
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My laptop doesn't show Sd card, the camera says that it needs to be formated [closed]

I have a problem with my SD card, a week ago I replaced my SP Silicon power 16GB 10th generation card with another card, when I put it beck into the camera, it said that card needs to be reformatted, ...
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Is there a situation in which taking exposure bracketed photos at only the widest separation (±3EV) doesn't work?

I sometimes shoot exposure-bracketed photos on my Sony NEX-5R, for exposure fusion in Photomatix. I'm thinking of taking just two photos, at -3EV and +3EV, which are the maximum values of exposure ...
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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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Can I repair a Nikon D90 LCD screen that has moisture in it?

My camera was in damp weather and now the screen has lines on it when you try to review pictures or use the menu on the rear LCD screen. Can this be repaired?
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What could have caused this splotch to appear?

amature photographer here. I recently took some photos of the area nearby where I am staying, and one of them caught my attention when going through them afterwards: Notice that gray splotch at the ...
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Nikon D3200 Android USB control

I have a tablet having Android operating system, and a Nikon D3200 camera. I was wondering if there is any way to connect them together so that I can use the tablet as a remote control. I have already ...
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Can I recover my aurora photographs?

I really need help fixing these photos. My mom (71 yrs old) had seeing the aurora on her bucket list and so we went to Norway (from DALLAS!) to see them. We did, luckily, but the photographs all ...
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How secure is Flickr's “disable download of original image” feature?

In the Flickr privacy settings page there's a setting entitled "Who can access your original image files?". If I set this to anything other than "Anyone" (e.g. "Only you" or "Your contacts"), is it ...
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i need to buy a phone which camera pixcel should be high [closed]

i need to buy a phone which camera pixcel should be high, i dont know much about camera. The Phone camera and camera for photograpy are same or not.
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Nikon Coolpix 885 not saving to new 8gb memory card

I have a Nikon Coolpix 885 and an 8gb memory card. I divided the card into two partitions (the primary is 2 Gb formatted fat 16). Everything seems to work well but when I shoot I only get black ...
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Focus in night photography

Another question related to the Olympus OMD EM5. I bought this camera to replace my Nikon D90 and I'm very satisfied with it. However, I find very hard to do the focus at night. With the Nikon D90, ...
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Photo upload problem from my camera (Nikon d3200) to my PC (Windows 8.1)

I'm using a Nikon d3200 camera, and before updating to Windows 8.1, I could upload my photos using USB to my computer which ran Windows 7 at the time. Currently my PC does not recognize the camera. ...
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Question About the D600 Dirty Sensor Test - Why Use a High f-Stop? [duplicate]

There is a lot of buzz about the dirty sensor problem on the D600, which is apparently caused by some lubricant splattering onto the sensor and accumulating over time. My question is about the test ...
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Why are my photos taken with the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 coming out blurred?

I'm new to photography, and I don't know why the pictures I'm taking are coming out blurred. Here's a sample image, taken with the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 on my Nikon D5200 at 18mm, 1/60s, f/2.8 and ISO ...
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Softboxes: How many heads?

So, for portraits or videos etc - everyone always says to get some light, ie softboxes. Okay, so you search softboxes online at your favourite webstore and find that no two softboxes are the same: We ...
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How to shoot moving subject with Panasonic FZ 70/72

I would like to know if I act right. Scenario: moving subject (animal, airplane or sport scene). I get my bridge camera, a Panasonic FZ 70/72. I focus (with autofocus) the subject pressing half ...
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Cheap underwater equipment for d300s

I'm not rich enough to be able to buy a 2000$ case so I was considering the option of the underwater bag like this one : ...
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How to know if a digital camera is doing anti-aliasing filtering? [closed]

Is there any way to know if a cellphone digital camera is automatically doing anti-aliasing filtering? Is there any way to have a control over it?

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