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What is CMOS in SLR camera? [duplicate]

I regularly come across this term "Dual Pixel CMOS AF" or "APS HD CMOS" when reading about cameras. So what is this CMOS term? What does it describe about the camera? Is it telling something that it ...
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Dropped Nikon D50: auto focus not working

I dropped my Nikon D50, thigh high on concrete. It doesn't auto focus anymore. It sounds like it's trying but motor stops almost immediately. I have since used the lens on another D50 and it works ...
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First DSLR camera? [duplicate]

I'm 15 years old and I'm interested in buying my first DSLR camera. I want to be able to do videos as well as photography. I have talked to professional photographers they have all told me to go for a ...
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How do you focus a shot with an IR/UV passfilter?

I'm researching the world of photography outside of the visible spectrum and I'm really curious to get my hands on some filters, the Baader-U for example, to try shooting in these spectra. However, I ...
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Why do pixels appear when skies are darkened using the graduation in Lightroom?

I use Photoshop to create a panorama from 3-7 photos. Then I export it back into Lightroom. My RAW files are either DNGs or JPEGS when I import into Photoshop. When exported back to Lightroom, when I ...
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Why would D90 preset white balance be no good [closed]

For the Nikon D90, how do I remove the preset white balance in Image d-0?
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How to shoot panorama in Nikon d5200

I recently bought a Nikon d5200 and I was wondering how to shoot in panorama mode. I seem to find every other mode but panorama. Do I just need to pan the camera and take multiple pictures and stitch ...
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Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with a Canon Powershot SX 160 IS?

I have a Canon Power Shot SX 160 IS. Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with this type of camera?
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In what kinds of images would high noise be most manageable?

In what sort of photographs does the noise least detract from the image? (The noise is that resulting from use of high ISO settings.)
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scanning negatives

I am beginning to scan my negatives. From my early days of photography some 50 years ago I have found in my archives single 35mm negs that I want to reassemble into a strip to scan. How can I ...
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Is the camouflage texture of certain wildlife lens covers relevant? [closed]

Camouflage texture on wildlife lens covers seem pretty popular. I get that the covers can be great to protect the lens from dents and scratches as well as to protect the hands of thephotographer from ...
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Can a ghostlike image be caused by a overlap with previous frame on an SD card?

Is it possible for a secure digital card to have a ghostlike image on a different frame, ff you shoot digital cards and do not reformat them? Could a ghost image appear from a previous frame number if ...
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Need advice on ND filters [duplicate]

I need to take a 2-minute exposure shot of a landscape scene on a regular sunny day at, let's say, f/4.5. I suppose I'll need to use ND filters for this purpose, but how do I figure out how many ...
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Adjustable group shot (add/remove people)

A friend of mine just asked me to make a corporate group shot of the +- 27 people working in his company. No problem of course, but he wants the group to be adjustable. He basically wants me to ...
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Big sensor and landscape photography, DoF

I've been an owner of point & shot cameras for some years. Now, I'm considering to move to bigger sensor cameras (4/3, asp-c) because I really hate the noise that small sensors produce on low ...
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Programmable cameras that can take multiple shots at different focus settings

To do focus stacking in case of moving subjects, it would be useful to have the ability to preset different focus settings and let the camera take the pictures with the different settings in fast ...
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Is it possible to bracket with flash only around a manual setting on Nikon D7000+SB700?

I have a Nikon D7000 and a SB-700 flash and am trying to set up the following: Manual mode (F11, 1/250) Manual flash (1/64) Bracketing with flash only +- 1 stop, i.e. one picture at flash power ...
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Weighted conversion to a fixed palette

for some reason I need to convert a picture to a 16-color palette. While the conversion itself is nothing special, I need the final result to stick to a well-defined color proportion. This means, for ...
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Sony a77 doesn't recognize Rokinon 85mm manual lens

So, I'm having a bit of an odd issue with my Sony a77. When I mount my Rokinon 85mm lens to my Sony a77, it acts as though I haven't attached a lens at all. What's up with that? O.o
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Light meter calculations on micro four thirds [duplicate]

I am planning to start using a light meter for portrait photography with an Olympus OMD EM5, off camera flash and an old Canon 135mm f2 manual lens. However having read about it, I think that I will ...
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Does the Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D has any dust related problems?

I’m planning on purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D very soon, it’s the only DSLR that fits my budget (other one is the Nikon D3100 which I don’t plan to get). I like everything about the camera ...
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I cannot download pics into Elements 9

After being able to download pics, it appears I have upset something that now gives me a window saying "The file is damaged or is a format that cannot be included in the organizer" What have I done ...
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how to determine how much power to use in manual mode for external flash? [duplicate]

i recently added an sb700 to my d3200 and am unsure how to determine proper amount of power to use in photos. in another thread here on stack exchange, it was suggested that the ttl metering makes a ...
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Free softwares for editiing [duplicate]

Are there any free software like Photoshop that can be used to edit and add effects to photos? I want to create a professional look to my photos.
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How can I reduce the effect of sodium vapor street lights in night photography?

I would like to light buildings at night using torches etc. How do I reduce the sodium light (street light ) that is cast on it. Can I reduce it with a filter and if so which one?
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Grey card vs white card, and different results

I recently purchased a grey card set from here (comes with a grey card, white card, and a black card): ...
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Auto focus vs Single Continuous/Point focus

I'm using a D600. Sometimes, having the ability to select my focus point is good. However, in certain situations, moments can be lost when you're framing or moving the focus point to the subject in ...
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Converting cameras for infrared use: When does the filter have to be replaced, and when is simply removing it ok?

When converting a digital camera for infrared use, the general approach is to remove any filters that limit its sensitivity to the visible range of light wavelengths. Some conversions replace the ...
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How is the number of stops of benefit provided by VR determined?

I hear people talking about vibration reduction giving you extra 'stops' on a lens, thus giving you extra shutter speed to play with. How do people work this out into an amount of stops? E.g. by ...
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How can I use flash with large apertures?

I get very frustrated. When I take portraits, I want to use a flash because I think they turn out better. But if I use an f-stop that is high enough to blur the background, my shutter speed only ...
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Applescript for Camera Control Pro activation

Is there an applescript that I can use to control my D800e from Camera Control Pro 2 for a time-lapse sequence?
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Can a 2 mp camera produce a 2 mb sized file? [duplicate]

Yesterday I was taking some photos with my old phone, the Nokia C3-00. It has a 2 megapixel camera and usually creates images somewhere between 400kb - 800kb in size. Yesterday, though, it produced an ...
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Nikon Backup Battery Not Functioning Properly

I have a Nikon D5100, which I bought in 2010. Whenever I turn on the camera, it says that the clock has been reset. I read in the manual that the backup battery needs to get recharged for three days ...
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How do waterproof lenses focus underwater?

Our eyes need air in front of them to be able to focus properly, that's why when we go swimming using goggles, our surroundings are much clearer than without. So my question is, how do waterproof ...
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Can I output from Lightroom with zero padded numbered names for use in contact cards?

I use lightroom to export photos as it enabled you to use a sequential number, it looks like this: Flower-1.jpg The problem is that it doesn't seem to allow any preceding zeros so when I export them ...
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How do I get that soft white look in my photos?

How do I get my photos to look like Christine Meintjies' and Catherine Mac's photography? Can I get that soft white look in my photos without using extra lighting? ...
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What are good things I can use as background roll supports?

I often buy backgrounds that come rolled but often need extra strengthening to make it easier to roll them back up and to go onto a background support easier. I am lucky that some of the ...
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I am not able to open raw files I have previously opened in photoshop 5.1

I use the Adobe DNG converter for raw files from my Nikon D3300 (which is a pain but I do it) but now I have to do that same thing for my Nikon D7000 ... even for files that I have previously opened ...
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What are the 5 basic lighting setups used in studio portrait photography?

In this great answer, the person explains “one of the 5 basic lighting setups used in studio portrait photography”—Rembrandt lighting. What are the other four? Where should they be used? What are ...
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How to get photos to be under 500 pixels

How do I set my Nikon 5100 to shoot pictures that come out under 500 pixels? I want to upload pictures to my website.
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Lens for my Nikon D3200 dSLR is giving too much blur

I have a lens I purchased from an older film Nikon. Fits great on my Nikon D3200 but I cannot seem to figure out how to make the picture less blurry.... I have changed aperture, I have adjusted ...
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What is the equivalent f/stop for 50mm?

If f/8 And Be There is the rule for 35 mm, what is the best f/stop if I am using 50mm? Context: Street Photography Note: Though one can say that "it depends", this is a very specific question. When ...
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Difference between Corel Paintshop Pro 7 & Aftershot Pro 2

Does anyone know the difference in processing capabilities between Corel Paintshop Pro 7 & Aftershot Pro 2? Thanks!
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Technical question about aperture and lens [duplicate]

F stop = focal length / iris diameter So for example, my Lumix 20mm pancake, f1.7, has iris diameter of 12mm at that f stop, correct? So if Panasonic wanted to make a faster lens, could they do it ...
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Waterproof Long Distance Wireless Shutter Release?

Hi I am a snowboarder looking for a reliable long distance shutter release for canon 6d ... I will be using while snowboarding so has to be good in cold and snowy conditions and very reliable ... ...
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Does oval-shaped bokeh indicates that the aspect ratio of the image was modified? [migrated]

In Mission Impossible III, I notice very often that bokeh is not circular, but has a shape of an oval. For example, here are two images where such bokeh is noticeable: Does it necessarily mean ...
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Controlling multiple cameras

I am trying to control multiple cameras so that they all trigger simultaneously, or as near as possible. Is there a good way of doing this? I have managed to get hold of a pair of Sony Alpha 77 MkII ...
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Where can I get cheap neutral density filters that work in the near infra-red?

I'm wondering if I can find a cheaper source of ND filters that work in the near infra-red (out to ~800nm.) We have been using Kodak Wratten Gel filters. (ND 0.70) We originally purchased large ...
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Expeed 2 vs. Expeed 4 (D3300 vs. D7000) [duplicate]

i'm going to buy my first dslr and i am convinced to buy d7000 as it has more options than the newer entry level d3300. but the only thing that remains is their processors, how much is the difference ...

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