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Why do camera manufacturers stick with the same awkward control layout imposed by film cameras? [closed]

You could replace the full set of controls with some much more intuitive and integrated click-wheel or touch-screen controls. But a good chunk of photography classes (my wife has taken a few courses) ...
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Which DSLR Camera is good for taking photographs of human body skin [closed]

I am doing a project on image processing. I need photos with more clarity, details and less noise. The photo will be taking in daylight condition. Which DSLR camera i need to buy. Is there any ...
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Does a lens exist that is parfocal, has a linear zoom throw, and is affordable?

I'm working on a project to create, essentially, a servo-powered zoom lens, using a (D)SLR zoom, a zoom ring gear, and a stepper motor. After mounting the zoom ring gear, I'll attach a pinion gear to ...
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What camera used the largest EXR sensor, and which one offered the largest EXR pixels?

I learned to appreciate Fuji's EXR sensor technology for travel and reporting photography when I used a Fuji X10. But like with all compact cameras, I feel a larger sensor and / or pixel size would ...
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What is a normal lens?

I've heard people call 50mm lenses "normal lenses". For a lens to be considered normal, does it have to be exactly 50mm or is there some leeway? Does the normal focal length depend on crop factor of ...
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How to obtain 180° FOV and little optical errors?

I'm thinking about building an all-sky camera, i.e. an automated camera that points straight up to the zenith and that captures the entire sky down to the horizon. The idea is to capture celestial ...
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Why is 18% grey considered to be in the middle for photography?

I heard someone (a photographer) say recently that 18% grey is half way between black and white, not 50%. This seemed a bit illogical to me, and when I asked her why, she said she didn't know. After ...
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Is the Nikon D5200 good enough for professional use, such as wedding parties?

Assuming the photographer has professional skills, are cameras over $2000 required? I really think from an image quality perspective, the Nikon 5200 is enough, the rest of the features of more ...
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Do nano coatings actually make a difference?

Nikon famously has "nano coatings" on it's higher ended lens, and many photographers online swear that this visibly improves their images. However, it's not clear what the actual improvement is ...
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Emphasized Wrinkles, Freckles, and Dark Spots

Is there a name in photography postprocessing for this kind of look? http://s-magazine.photography/ceemes/article/show/698/page=285/layout=588/language=en ...
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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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What adapter do I need to use a Sony a7R ii with a Televue Pronto telescope?

I wish to take pictures through my Televue Pronto using my α7R II camera. Is there an adapter to allow me to do this?
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Why doesn't my flash fire from the hot shoe trigger?

I have a Yongnuo YN-560 III and a pair of RF-603II (C3) triggers. I have a Canon Rebel T5i. I put one trigger on the hot shoe. When this trigger is in TX mode I get a blue comm light and I can fire ...
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yn560tx is not connecting to 560iii flashes

Have anyone ever had a problem with the yn560tx not connecting to the 560iii? It was working at one point of time and the night i used it, it just stopped firing the flashes. I have already tried ...
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How does focus work on mobile phone cameras?

How does focusing work on mobile phone cameras? Aren't their optics simple enough to not have any moving parts whatsoever? If so, how come most smartphones have an auto-focus, and with various ...
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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

A friend recently asked for my help to take a series of photos that he could use to create a time lapse effect. For context, it was of him preparing a cocktail for a talk he was giving. Couple of ...
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Vignette creation in Photoshop Elements 14

After creating a black (or white) vignette using the guided edit in Photoshop Elements 14, can I then change it to a specific alternative colour? If so, please tell me how. I am a beginner to the ...
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Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?

Does any manufacturer produce a compact camera which has the ability to securely delete pictures from the memory card? Or, failing that, have a format feature which really blanks the card rather than ...
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What camera did Ed White use during the first space walk?

What camera did the astronaut Ed White use during the first space walk? It was the mission Gemini 4 and the camera is visible in some pictures, for example here: ...
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The viewfinder goes dim [closed]

My sigma 24-70mm is having issues focusing from the viewfinder, it goes dim n unable to focus when trying to take a shot. But appears to work normally from the live mode
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Can Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 marked as “Distribute in US only”, be activated anywhere in the world?

Some retail version of these software are marked as distribute in certain regions only. Is the activation locked to that region as well?
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What is the precise model and background of this Kodak Six-20 camera with bellows?

I got this camera from my grand-mother who was French. I have been trying to identify it, although there seems to be a large amount of cameras from the same era that Kodak manufactured and that all ...
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How can I delete originals in Capture One from within an album (without going back to “all photos”)?

In Capture One if you want to organize your photos inside of a catalog you have to use albums. But if you want to delete an image and you are viewing it in an album the image is only deleted from the ...
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In Darktable, is there a way to bind a keyboard shortcut to 'History Stack - Discard'?

Sometimes I like to see how various Darktable styles look on a particular image. As far as I've been able to discover, the only way to "undo" a style after it's been applied - apart from manually ...
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Most compact old lens for under $50 [closed]

What is the most compact old manual lens I can buy on eBay? I don't want to spend more than $50. It also has to not destroy the sensor of an E-Mount camera. I'd also like it to be f/2.8 or faster. I ...
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Studio Time Lapse Photography

I'm looking to do a time lapse video of a studio a UV make up shoot I've got coming up. I want to shoot the set up then actual shoot. As its a UV shoot the lighting will either very low or on during ...
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Black dots on all photos

I took this image with a phone (some Sony). The lens is clean on the outside. The owner of the phone says those black dots started appearing and supposedly are multiplying. Is it some dust in the ...
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Eyes rapidly defocus when taking pictures

I wear glasses for an astigmatism. When taking photos, I find that my eyes lose focus almost right away, since one eye is closed and the other is looking through the viewfinder. This happens whether ...
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For those that can afford fancy teleprimes is it preferred to use AF or MF for birds?

Context I'll be using a Nikon 300mm/f4 on my Sony a6000 and seeing what birds I can get with it. The Sony 55-210mm is what I've been using but it lacks the reach and native teleconverters. ...
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What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?

This is a follow-up to Why does Canon and Nikon limit or disable autofocus beyond certain f-numbers? I'm doing this to separate the AF aperture requirements from the linked question above. My goal ...
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Why I can't control the the amount of light from an off-camera flash with a YN-560-TX transmitter and RF-605c trigger?

I use a Canon 60D and am trying to connect my new YN-560-TX as a transmitter to an RF-605c as a receiver attached to my off-camera flash. It fires the light which confirms that they are connecting, ...
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How can I have the LiveView of my camera displayed on a TV or Laptop screen?

If I simply plug in my usb HDMI cable to a TV or laptop from my camera is there a setting I need to turn On to switch my LCD screen to my TV or computer? My camera is a Nikon D600. I don't want to ...
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Lightroom smart collection for error images

Is it possible to make a smart collection for those images with an error attached to them? For instance if an image had the error: ""LR has encountered problems reading this photo"" it would end up ...
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Since it's not “focal length”, what is the term for the distance at which things are in focus?

I was under the impression that the “focal length” of a lens is the distance at which stuff appears in-focus. (E.g., perhaps I set the camera so that objects 3 meters away appear sharp, ...
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is it possible to get “bokeh balls” using a cellphone camera?

Is it possible to get "bokeh balls" using an cellphone camera? I'm using an iPhone but the question could apply to any cameraphone. bI'm sure there are a lot of apps which allow you to insert fake ...
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Gear for carrying and storing a DSLR on a backpacking trip?

I'm planning on going on a short backpacking trip at the end of this month and would like to take along my DSLR. What are some good options for me to carry and store my camera and a tripod if I'm also ...
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How to shoot transparent infrared aerial photographs with a light table and a DSLR?

I have a lot of infrared aerial photos printed onto transparent film with dimensions 24cm x 26cm. They should really be scanned with a scanner incorporating a light source, but we unfortunately are ...
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Nikon J1, takes pictures but they are all black, doesn't seem to “see” things, lens not the problem

I have a nikon J1, it has always worked well. Today I wanted to take a picture and the screen appeared black, like something was blocking the light completely or I was trying to take a picture of a ...
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Do the out of focus elements in this photo look normal?

I just shot this picture with my Canon T5i (75-300mm) lens. I zoomed from a distance to take this picture. As you can see, the focused area looks normal, but the grass that is out of focus looks ...
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Can't duplicate Auto results in M, Tv, and Av Canon 70D

I've been a an amateur photographer for several years. I understand the technical side and enjoy explaining it to others. But...with my 70d, which I've owned for over a year, when I take an indoor ...
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Does my crop sensor camera actually turn my lenses into a longer focal length?

So, I mount a 200mm lens on my Canon 450D. It effectively becomes a 320mm lens. Is this the equivalent of 320mm on a full frame camera? That is, from what I've figured out I get an equivalent field of ...
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Canon 5D Mark III or 6D & 70D combo?

I am a non-newbie photographer but wanna-be professional photographer. Going through my options for cameras, I found that a Canon 6D & 70D combo could serve my purposes, but a Canon 5D Mark III ...
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What solutions are available for a self-hosted portfolio website? [closed]

I am trying to find a simple yet solid solution for a self-hosted photo site. I have been through a bunch but have found them outdated code-wise (Gallery2), technology-wise (Flash based) or just plain ...
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I changed my camera lens while my camera was on [duplicate]

I changed my camera lens while it was switched on. It was my first time doing this because I usually switch off my camera and change the lens but this has been the first time I've changed the lens ...
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Cleaning stains left by frost from the front of a lens

I just returned from about 3 days of shooting at night when the temperatures would start around 50 F and would drop to 18 F leaving a frost on the ground. The lens hood did a decent job acting as a ...
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Can removing the lens while pressing the DoF preview button damage the equipment?

I know there's hardly any risk to your equipment when dismounting the lens while the camera is on, but can you damage it if you dismount the lens while the aperture is closed down? With the Canon EOS ...
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Why is my YN-560-TX on-camera not triggering my RF-605C and Canon 430EX II?

I bought a Yongnuo RF-605C and Yongnuo YN-560-TX and I can't work with them. I think that there is no connection between them. The flash works properly when I use the triggers off of the camera (Canon ...
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Is recomposing necessary for trap focus to work?

Trap focusing guide says: Set custom setting #A5 to AF-ON ONLY Set the focus mode to SINGLE SERVO Set Auto focus area mode to SINGLE POINT (9 point, 21 point, 51 point or 51 point 3-D will ...
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How to reproject and crop a 360°x180° panorama?

I'm not sure how to ask my question in generic terms, but here's what I want to do. I have a 360°x180° panorama photo. I took the photo with an app (Google PhotoSphere). Unfortunately my app doesn't ...
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How do I rename a Google Photosphere?

I upload my Google photosphere picture to Google map. I'd like to rename the photo but don't know how. The default name is the district and province that the photo is taken.

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