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Is a fluorescent filter worth using, and how and when?

I bought a UV Filter that came with a Polarizing Filter and a Fluorescent Filter. While I understand the polarizing filter what is the point of a fluorescent filter? When I tried the filter under a ...
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What full frame lens for my new FX camera would be nearest to 18-105mm on my old DX-format D7000?

I've just gone 'up' to a full frame camera, the D610. Now I have to buy all new lenses. Which would be the nearest to my old 18-105mm that I had on my cropped D7000?
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Fujifilm XF1 Raf Viewer of Converter - Windows (or even Linux)

I have a number of RAF files that I want to at least view, or even better convert to JPEG. I am on Linux (Ubuntu 14). If any software is available for windows that will be great aswell. What can I do ...
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Do I need clear or opaque plexiglass for my product photography?

I'm trying to set up a table for product photography (mostly shoes but clothes might be added in the future). We've already built a "table" (see attached images) and on top of it we're thinking of ...
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Are digital prints from CVS reasonable quality for casual printing needs?

There's a CVS drugstore on my commute, so it would be very convenient to stop in and pick up some prints that I've uploaded earlier. However, CVS is, shall we say, not terribly professionally ...
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What is the correct, standard EXIF metadata to add for Rokinon 8mm fisheye lenses?

I own a Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount. This is a manual lens not electrically connect to the Canon 60D body I use it with. With exiftool I want to add the correct ...
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Passport size persons collage (mugshot gallery)

I meet a lot of people through my work. In addition I am not particularly good at remembering names. I am using Lightroom CC 2015 to organize my photos and I am using the new face tagging ...
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Nikon D5300 Freezing?

Sometimes when I am taking pictures, or record 60FPS video only, the camera will simply freeze, and if switched off, it won't respond and display what was on the screen right before it freezed. The ...
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Which software to assemble a time-lapse from images?

I own a Nikon D700, which has in-camera support for taking time-lapse photos, but I need advice on the easiest and best software solutions for processing the resulting heap of images. I accept that ...
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Is there a plug-in to create a satin-like texture/light effect?

Is there a plug-in to add a satin-like texture to an image? I know how to play with canvas, porcelain, or rock surface like textures in Topaz Impression, which I use a lot, but I can't find anything ...
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How are power levels automatically determined when using multiple speedlights with CLS?

If I take a picture with an on-camera flash, or a single speedlight, my understanding is that the camera/flash pre-fire and then automatically select the approrpriate power level to properly expose ...
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Why is maximum shutter speed fixed on Nikon DSLRs when using flash?

I recently upgraded from D300 to D800 and I was very excited about the new auto ISO feature that automatically sets the maximum shutter speed based on focal length (including an adjustable ...
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Why do my camera shots have a dark area at the top?

Until a couple of days ago, there was no problem, but now my images have a dark band at the top of them. What could be the reason? See an example below Is there anything I can do, or does the camera ...
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If my photo is “copied” through a painting, is that a legal?

Are both scenarios legal? I own a photo, and someone painted a replica (using canvas and paints) and sold prints. Someone altered it using Photoshop to look like a painting and sold prints. Do I ...
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Is it normal for the left pin on the Nikon SB-910’s 3-pin external power source terminal to be deeply recessed?

I’m examining the external power source terminal of my newly purchased Nikon SB-910 speedlight. (The terminal is for connecting an external battery pack. It is located on the front side of the ...
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Turning the smaller eye away from the lens?

From "Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook" ph 3. "The subject" : Eye Size. Always take note when a subject has one eye that is smaller than the other. When you find that, you can make ...
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Is the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8D ED outdated?

I have been reading up a lot of information on the internet about the AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED lens as I'm seriously considering purchasing one. I own a D7000 that came with the 18-105mm kit lens. I ...
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Looking for a new telephoto lens for Canon T2i [closed]

My Canon T2i camera came with a EFS 18-55 mm lens. I added a EF-S55 - 250 mm lens for some long range outdoor photography (scenery and/or animals). I would like to add another lens that has an ...
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Nikon photos get hung during upload to tv on USB drive [closed]

I have problems uploading Nikon photos (D3300) to tv via a usb flash drive. It gets hung up even for one relatively small photo 1.5 mb; other photos larger from other cameras work fine using same ...
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How do I make a landscape photo containing many important elements feel well composed?

On the question "Does this sunrise photograph have a problem with white balance?", there is a comment by Rob: I know this Q is not asking for image critique and although I like the image I think ...
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Batch change CMYK JPG into YCbCr JPG?

I recently got a bunch of JPG photos but all are looking very strange colour wise – almost like colour negatives! My photo viewing program is saying they are all CMYK format but other ones ...
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Why is Master flash still firing?

Here is a picture of my setup. The remote flash fires correctly but I don't know why Master flash is firing too? or maybe is it just pre-flash? But it looks pretty bright to me, not sure if it is ...
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How to transfer from Galaxy 5 to PC without loss of quality?

Photos on my Samsung G5 preview screen look much brighter, so much more vivid and saturated, than on my PC screen after I transfer them. Why? Does it have to do with a different color space? How can I ...
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How to save JPEGs from GIMP 2.8 and higher?

At present I am learning GIMP 2.8 after getting the advice from this website to edit the photos captured by my Nokia N8. The problem is: I do not know how to save them in JPEG format in GIMP because ...
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HDR and RAW dynamic range clipping, mapping, and compression

My understanding of the rendering of a typical RAW file, which contains 14 bits per channel, is that it is simply clipped to the 8 bits per channel used by most image viewers. Presumably camera ...
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Why is there a preflash from a built-in flash when using remote flash only?

When using Nikon D7000 with an off-camera SB600 (which cannot be used as commander) in TTL mode, the built-in flash must be opened to make it work (to serve as a commander), even if this built-in ...
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I can't seem to take photos properly with my Diana F+

I have a Diana F+ and im using a 35mm film. Can someone kindly explain to me how to properly use a Diana? And how can you move the white dot, because I can't seem to. How will you know how much film ...
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What are the differences between D-76 and Xtol?

I'm starting to run out of developer for B&W film and was looking online for some more. I've been using D-76 and I see nothing wrong with it; however, I saw that I could also buy Xtol. What are ...
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Canon 550EX and 600EX-RT compatiblity?

How can I trigger a 550EX while using two 600EX-RT's? Is there a way to set it so that the 550EX will just see the flash pop and trigger itself?
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When using a ring light, how do I get rid of the dimmed backround?

I just bought a new ring light and I love it! However I would like to use it and still have the backround light up instead of everything going dark. How can I achieve this? P.s I use my iphone 6 and ...
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How can I make dark images stand out when displayed on a website with a dark background?

I am trying to display photos on a website that has a black / dark gray gradient background. I am having a hard time making the photos stand out. I have tried adding shadows but they get lost in the ...
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How can I correct overexposed highlights on skin in a RAW file?

I received a raw file which has overexposed areas. The camera was a Phase One A/S and the photographer said that it would be possible to correct this afterwards. I wonder how/what to fix when the ...
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Canon 6D + 24-105mm vs 70D + 17-55 f/2.8 for street, travel photography? [closed]

Hello everyone have been practicing photography for 2 or 3 years and I've decided to update my camera. 2 years ago, I bought a Canon G12 on the good advice of an acquaintance. Not disappointed, I was ...
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Timelapse with shutter release

I recently bought a cable release for night photography. And have been getting more and more use out of it, part of my intentions of getting it was to do timelapses and I did my first one this morning ...
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I am short 100 pixels for a canvas print, will that make a difference? What about if I zoomed it?

I'm looking to do a 20x24 canvas and need 1980x2340 pixels. The photo I want to use is only 1880x2340. I would like to zoom on it. I am only 100 pixels short, is that going to make a difference? or do ...
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Why don't manufacturers include shutter count in the camera menus? [closed]

To find out the shutter count, you have to download third-party software which either interrogates or alters your camera firmware and who knows if it actually works or introduces bugs/virus, or in the ...
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EOS rebel T3i. On sports setting shutter speed is very slow and pictures come out blurry [closed]

my camera a Rebel T3i works fine in the other auto settings but shutter speed is very, very, very, slow in sports setting, and the picture are coming out blurry.
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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Recently when on holiday in Italy my 5DII stopped powering up. Turn the switch on and - nada. Pulling the battery and popping it back in brings the camera to life, however as soon as the camera goes ...
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Is Sigma AF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro compatible with Nikon D5100?

Is the Sigma AF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro compatible with the Nikon D5100 camera?
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What do this mean -c , a1 and b1 in the noise profile of darktable usage: input.pfm [-c a1 b1]? [duplicate]

What do these mean -c , a1 and b1 in the noiseprofile of darktable ? usage: input.pfm [-c a1 b1] Does anyone know what do these mean?
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Do digital cameras lose picture quality over time?

For some reasons when I look at my first pictures from my camera (DSLR), they look stunning. I know it could be just psychological. Another friend told me that her camera was really good when she ...
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What kind of filter (if any) should I use when photographing a theater scene?

I want to take photos of a theater scene. I usually use a UV filter for nature photography, but what about a theater scene in a saloon with a dark environment? Is there any specific filter for these ...
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Will an EMF AF Confirm M42 Lens To Canon EOS adapter actually confirm with the Helios 44-2 58mm f/2?

Just bought my first vintage lens on e-bay, the the Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 and now I am looking for an adapter for it to mount it on my Canon 6D. I noticed that the EMF M42 adapters can be had with and ...
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Why is it called “macrofocus” and not “microfocus”?

Typically, when referring to an image of a small object, or just something small, the prefix 'micro' is used. For instance, a tool to look at tiny objects in clear focus is a microscope. A device that ...
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Legal: do I need releases for a photo booth at a public event?

I have a non-profit that regularly puts on public events that are free and open to everyone. We recently installed a photo booth at our events that anyone is free to take part in. We created a release ...
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Image Viewer With with Exif

Looking for something like windows photo viewer where I can open an image from a folder and page through the images in that folder using next, previous, but also have the EXIF info show up somewhere. ...
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Why is my Canon 55-250 IS lens blurry at focal ranges beyond 100mm?

I recently purchased a used Canon 55-250mm IS lens and it works nicely at 55mm(even with lower shutter speed, and f/4 aperture), but turns out quite blurry at longer focal lengths, even with a shutter ...
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What is “angle of view” in photography?

I read on the Lens Buying Guide @ neocamera: Focal-length determines the angle-of-view seen through a lens for a given sensor-size. With a full-frame sensor a lens gives the same angle-of-view ...
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Is there a way to use Lightroom mobile to Sync only starred/picked photos in collections?

I was wondering if there's a way/plug-in to sync only photos in collections based on metadata such as flagging and/or ratings? For instance, if I have a collection of 500 images, but only 50 are rated ...
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Do I need to calibrate my mirror lens?

First off, I'm sorry for the slide-show, but I've had this lens a long time now and I'm fed up with it. A while back I tried adjusting this ring to either extreme and couldn't see a difference. No ...

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