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Why can't I adjust the aperture in manual mode on my 5D MkII?

Lately I have been having trouble adjusting my aperture when my 5 d mark 2 is in manual mode. Usually I am able to turn the thick dial at the back of the camera and adjust the aperture. Lately this is ...
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Is it possible to view by date in Picasa?

I'm running Picasa on MacOS, and I can see all of my photos by person and by folder. But can I view them by date? Ideally I'd like to see 'virtual folders' by date YYYY/MM/DD like: 2015 01 25 ...
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How do selfie sticks integrate with digital cameras?

I want to understand how a selfie stick works with Digital Cameras. What I understand (and please correct me if I am wrong) is that the camera will hav a tripod mount where the selfie stick will be ...
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Skin very red, blotchy in front of camera

I'm shooting vlog-like videos with a Canon SL1. My skin looks very blotchy, pasty, and red (see below). Anyway to fix that? Here are the settings: Shutter Speed: 60 Aperture: 4.5 ISO: 800 ...
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Does lens resolution matter when it comes to high resolution sensors? [duplicate]

I've recently seen the news about Canon's 5ds and 5dsr with their 50mp res sensors. Now I've read on some other forums that you would need some L lenses developed recently ( 5 years) or those woth ...
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Is “Date Taken” Exif data possible on .PNG file, and is it possible to copy “Date Modified” to “Date Taken”?

I want to change the Exif data for some .PNG files so that they have the "Date Taken" tag. Is it possible to use that tag on .PNG files? Is it possible to copy the "Date Modified" date to the "Date ...
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What prevents a f/1.8, 24 mm - 70 mm or similar range zoom lens from being made? [duplicate]

I see that it is common to have professional grade lenses such as 24-70mm lenses made at f/2.8. After using a 50mm/1.8, I was wondering what would prevent a more versatile zoom lens to be made that ...
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How were these portraits of Trent Reznor lit and shot?

I'm trying to figure out how the lighting and camera settings were configured for these two portraits. I'm also curious if / how this could be replicated with amateur equipment (eg. not tens of ...
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Syncing multiple cameras with multiple strobe lights

We are trying to sync 23 cameras and 4 strobe lights together. However, we keep getting a black band rolling across the images and can not figure out how to sync the strobes to fire when all of the ...
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Will black level of one sensor reduce its dynamic range?

For one camera, the black level of the sensor will make the output non-zero when it is covered. For example the output of the sensor is 10bit and black level is 63, if the output is reduced by black ...
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Will transfering a TIFF to a photolab via ROES software cause it to lose quality?

I edited a RAW image file to my satisfaction, and want to send it to a print shop to print on a large canvas w/frame. They use ROES software to transfer the image to them. I have had bad results doing ...
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Sync metadata - not overwrite between catalogs

During a folder overhaul between two catalogs I found myself ending up with around 7K images where the images lost their metadata. The metadata are still available in the old catalog, but the folder ...
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Crash course on photography for 3d rendering texture

I'm looking for a place where to find informations about specifically photography to make 3D render textures: from simple texture to environmental mapping. Does anyone can give me some advice?
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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Is it permissable to share photos of recognized brands as nonprofit art?

I have read few blogs on this question, but many of them contradict themselves, and even some admit that themselves as it is such a contradictional issue because there can be different use cases that ...
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Is there a technique for combining multiple images to create a sharper result?

I've been experimenting with photogrammetry for a while, and the main hurdle I keep tripping over is the clarity (lack thereof) of my images. Rather than spend a lot of money on a better camera, I'm ...
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Has Nikon made a camera without an exposure meter?

So looking into a first film camera and I've always heard good things of Leica M cameras. I am familiar with the Nikon FM and its successors, but those cameras all contain an exposure meter. Has Nikon ...
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How do manual flash power levels map to flash compensation values?

When I am on Manual flash, I can go from 1/1 to 1/128 and even with 1/3 stops too. When I am on TTL mode or Remote mode of the TTL flash I can do "exposure compensation" for that flash and for me I ...
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Should I remove the lens hood from lenses that I put in my bag?

Is it ok to always have the lens hood mounted on a lens, even when carrying a camera in a bag or is it in any way dangerous? Can I have the lens hood mounted all the time or should I put it on only ...
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Why do camera phones have lenses of inferior quality?

I've heard that mobile phone cameras have lenses of inferior quality to those in DSLRs and point and shoot compact cameras. Is this true, and if so, why?
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how many stops different are a 100 ISO film stock and an EI 320 film stock, and which is faster

how many stops different are a 100 ISO film stock and an EI320 film stock , and which is faster?
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Calculating exposure pre-light meter era

i watched a video on pray pixel about a street photographer with a Leica film camera. So I read a bit about the mechanical Leica, and it said there was no built in light meter. Hailing from the DSLR ...
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what is the camera filter used to correct daylight balanced sources to tungsten-balanced film?

what is the camera filter used to correct tungsten light sources for daylight balanced film? what is the camera filter used to correct daylight balanced sources to tungsten-balanced film?
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TTL seems not to work on D7000 with sigma ring flash for dental photography

Cameras: D100 D7000, lens Nikon 105mm macro, Sigma ring flash Photos taken: facial head shots from approx 6 feet away from subject (f10) and dental intra-oral photos including frontal, right and left ...
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How to open leaf shutter on Mamiya RZ67 lens?

For some reason the leaf shutter on the 110mm lens on my Mamiya RZ67 seems to be stuck closed and refuses to open. First time using this camera so I'm bound to have done something wrong... Any ...
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how can to convert single spherical distort image to rectangle image?

how can to convert single spherical distort image to rectangle image? I looked for more than a week I did not find the solution please help me.
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Why does my Sony Alpha 77 II sometimes change to a lower resolution on its own?

I've taken about 700 pictures with my new Sony Alpha 77 II, all at the maximum 6000x4000 resolution. However, when I reviewed the pictures afterwards there are a couple at the lower 4240x2832 ...
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Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping? [closed]

With reference to the below image (on Bing 2015-06-09) something just seems off with the bird's head. Is this a case of bad photo editing or just an unusual angle the bird was photographed from?
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When to expose for the shadows vs expose for the highlights?

I'm a beginner photographer and I have read articles that advocate exposing to the right (ETTR) and articles that advocate exposure to the left (ETTL), and this has left me quite confused. I assume ...
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How to reset Canon 70D WiFi?

When I go to the WiFi Settings in Camera (Canon 70D) all I see is: Connection: Exit Confirm Set Error Details (greyed out) I can't recall the password or find any way to reset it. Some I found ...
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How can I get a lot of detail in the face, skin as seen in this poster for The Martian?

How was this effect achieved? You can see a lot of detail on the face, skin, etc. Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? Is it possible to do ...
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Why doesn't the zoom ring on my Vivitar 75-205mm lens turn?

I bought a Vivitar 75-205mm zoom macro lens for Minolta MD yesterday without paying much attention to the seller's details: I bought it as a gift to someone important for me. She only has a 35mm ...
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A batch file for sorting images into folders by shooting date

What would be the easiest way to sort a lot of images that are currently residing in one directory into subdirectories each named after the date of the shooting of the image? Is there a utility or a ...
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Why do so many photographers still use flash and noisy cameras in concerts? [closed]

I'm sometimes playing on stage, and also visiting concerts, and one of the biggest nuisances nowadays are people with mirror cameras looking like shotguns - and flashing, clicking and buzzing all the ...
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How to get original images when using the HDR mode on an iPhone?

I made HDR photos with an iPhone 4S (iOS 7.1.2). In many cases the result is very good; however, I found that in pictures where people are moving, you sometimes see "ghosts". Is there a way to get ...
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What is exposing for the background?

In every video I watched when they want to shoot the guy who has a blue sky or open background behind him, they say "expose for the background" but I don't understand what do they mean? I am using ...
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Why do I get blurry pictures when I take a lens attachment off?

I bought a Canon D3300 bundle. This is my first dSLR. It came with a couple lenses. On Easter, I decided to use a wide angle lens to get all the action. Now I can't use my camera without this lens ...
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Are there significant image quality differences between similar small sensor cameras?

My now old compact camera died of a lens failure, so I'm in the market for a replacement. What I'd do if I were looking for a new SLR/mirrorless-esque camera would be to go and read the thorough ...
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How can I fix the Pantone Huey Pro colour cast problem?

After calibration using my Huey pro the screen gets a green cast.
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Why are some portion of my landscape shots totally out of focus?

When shooting landscapes, a single image (say 1 of 200) is totally out-of-focus. A typical setup might be: focal distance = 7.1 (x 3.9) f-number: 5 exposure time: 1/800 According to ...
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What caused “silver eye” instead of red eye, and what can I do about it?

I ended up taking a few flash pictures with my Nexus 5 phone with the flash. Instead of red eyes, I have robotic silver eyes. Aperture does not correct these when asked. Is there something I did to ...
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WIll an Olympus TCON-17X teleconverter work on a Fujifilm X100 series camera?

IFAIK the X100 has a 49mm thread via a AR-X100 and the Olympus TCON-17X has a 55mm so the connection should be no problem but has anyone tried it? Thank you. Edit: Added AR-X100.
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Is a depth of field preview button a must-have feature on a camera?

How much does the DOF preview matter? Is it a must-have on a DSLR? Do the Nikon D5300 and D5500 cameras have a depth of field preview button?
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Can digiKam find images without face tags?

I use digiKam (currently version 4.10.0) to manage my photos, and would like to add face tags to images. For images with no tags yet, no problem: I can tag the faces when I tag the images. For images ...
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Old SLR Sigma 18MM on a DLSR Canon

I've bought a Sigma 18MM 3.5F Ø72mm Autofocus for a Canon SLR. The thing is that I've got a Canon 40D so I made a mistake I think. The lens only works when setting the aperture on 3.5 any higher ...
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Flash communicates with camera but does not fire

I have a canon 70D and a yongnuo speedlight YN568EX II. When I first unboxed it from new I was able to just slip on the hotshoe of my camera and fire away. For some reason, it stopped firing.The flash ...
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How do I create the prismatic effects of the Android Fragment app with Photoshop?

The Android Fragment app creates interesting effects. Are there some plugins, tutorials, methods, etc. for doing this on a desktop (Photoshop or other apps), because the app only outputs low ...
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How to retain the most data for editing?

I have started a bit of astrophotography, an important part of which is the editing of the image to bring out stars etc not even visible after a ~40 second exposure. To do this the image must retain ...
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Does flash tube size matter for studio lighting?

I'm trying to buy a set of studio strobes, but the ones available to me have a rather small flash tube, being 400W (FotoBestWay) and 300W (Godox) units. But in the past I have worked with 200W units ...
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Why does the mirror open and close for every photo in burst mode?

When shooting using burst mode on a dslr, why does the mirror moves up and down for every photo that is being taken? Wouldn't it be better if the mirror only opens once and the shutter moves for every ...

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