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Which of these 2 options will produce better 85mm picture? [duplicate]

Using the EXACT same FX lens (FX 85 1.8) for a full-body portrait photo 1) On a Full- frame FX camera or 2) On a Crop - Sensor DX camera and moving backwards "focusing with my feet" to get the same ...
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Is it ok to shoot plants with a green screen for chroma key?

I need to go outside and take pictures of specific plants in one area, then remove the background, resulting in a just-white background. Right now I only have a GREEN screen (for chroma key). ...
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What settings should I use to shoot an event (greyhound protest)?

I have a Nikon D3100. I'm attending a greyhound protest soon and I need help with the settings, such as ISO, aperture, and focus mode, etc. There will be a lot of people and dogs there, moving about. ...
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Why are there differences between images with flash-off and flash-on, if the flash is physically blocked?

I was clicking some images through an opening recently. The opening had been intentionally constructed to ensure that only the camera's lens passed through and thus the flash-LED was physically ...
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Is film better suited than digital for astrophotography?

When I tried to do long exposures of the sky with my entry level DSLR I noticed a lot of hot or dead pixels. Will shooting with my old cheap film SLR be better? Will film be better for long exposures ...
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Are color and b&w fixer the same?

Can I use color fixer for b&w film or vice versa?
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What camera should I buy and what do I need to look for? [duplicate]

I want to start photography as an hobby. So to start I need a camera. I now a reflex would be the best, but I have no idea what to look for: pixels or ISO. What would the most adapted lens for ...
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Is Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM better than EF 17-40mm f/4L USM on FF and in which cases?

According to Imaging Resource the 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens sharpness is subjectively worse than 17-40mm f/4L on full-frame. Here are the Blur diagrams for 16-35 and 17-40 on FF. So, analysing this, the ...
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Why can't I fire the built-in flash on my Lumix GH4?

The manual says that I can use the built-in flash in intelligent auto mode, but when I pop it up it stays off. When I go to the menu, flash is grayed out and I can't do anything with it there. I have ...
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Will stepping back and using an FX lens on a DX body get the same “look” as the same lens on an FX body?

Using 85mm as an example, how can I get the same "85mm look" (shot on a FX camera with an 85mm FX lens) on a DX camera with the same 85mm FX lens?? I know a 58mm FX lens (87mm DX equiv), shot from ...
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How can I capture black and white photographs with a certain colour highlighted? [duplicate]

As a beginner, I use a Canon EOS 700D and want to know that how to capture a black and white photo with particular colour highlighted, like this:
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Can you control YN560 IV speedlights using a SB-700 in the hotshoe mount as a master?

I have a SB-700 speedlight and I would like to buy a few YN560 IV speedlights. With other Nikons, I could control them with the SB-700 on the camera hotshoe using Master mode. Can you do 100% ...
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How does a manual lens know when to adjust the aperture?

When I look through a viewfinder before I take the photo, the lens is "wide open" - at its largest possible aperture (unless the depth of field preview is used). The aperture is adjusted to whatever I ...
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Creative use of burning and dodging

Exactly how can we use burning and dodging to to isolate the subject and create strong points of interest in a photograph ? There are a lot of Internet articles on how to dodge and burn but they do ...
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Can I add a filter that gives a photo a vintage pinup style?

I'd like to get into photography. I don't know a lot about it but it seems very interesting. Something I'm also interested in are vintage pinups drawings/paintings. Because I'm really no good at ...
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How significant are 14000 shutter actuations for Canon 6D? [duplicate]

I'm an amateur photographer. I am an APS-C camera owner and I'm willing to upgrade to a FF body. There is a shop in my neighborhood offering a second-hand Canon Eos 6d for €1150, with a four-year ...
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flash reflecting off the glass [closed]

Good afternoon, I have tried every setting on my Sony DSC-H400 to stop the flash reflecting back off the glass of my subject. I'm new at this! I have read through all my books.Jane
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Merging to HDR in Camera Raw 9.6.*

Itried shoting high dynamic range images yeterday, set up my Nikon D7000 Bracketing and went to some beautiful places.. so I shot few captures and now I have problem with merging. I watched tutorials ...
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Why do photos get corrupted on PC hard disks?

I'm not a professional photographer but I do value my photos very much. Sometimes when I look through them months or years after I've taken them, some of them just show up corrupt for no evident ...
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What is the most general theoretical reason images out of focus appear blurry?

Don't know if I should ask here or physics for optics. But I am wondering how come images out of focus appear blurry? It seems to me that if a given lens geometry has a given focal length, then ...
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How do I align/stabilize images for a timelapse?

I've taken a picture of my yard every day for a while now, all from the same angle. I'd like to align them all and crop a bit off the edges so they are stable for a timelapse. Right now there are 450 ...
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From a user perspective, is a stopped down variable aperture zoom lens equivalent to a constant aperture zoom lens?

Let's say that I have a 24-70 F3.5-4.8 variable aperture zoom lens. If I were to stop down that lens to 4.8, would it then be equivalent to a 24-70 F4.8 constant aperture zoom lens from a user ...
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer? [closed]

I have a: dSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat a computer with internet frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of over 600 pages ...
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Why is the scanner speckling the images? [duplicate]

So speckling might not be the best description, but I'm not sure what else to call it. Neither am I sure if this is the right place to ask this question, so if it isn't, please direct me to a better ...
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What causes the “glow” around objects when turning down highlights and brightening shadows?

I'm sure many of you have seen this. When you turn down the highlights and turn up the shadows, a glow effect appears at the boundary of these two areas. What causes this?
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Is there a cable release that is compatible with both the 40D and the 70D?

I'm looking for an inexpensive cable release for my Canon EOS 40D. However, I plan on upgrading to a 70D somewhat soon. This is why I've been looking for a cable release that is compatible with both ...
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Dimensions of Tamron 39FH Hood for SP 300 2.8 LD IF

I just bought one of these lenses used and it didn't come with a hood and they seem to be few and far between on Ebay. B&H and Adorama don't have any (or anything that would fit) so I figured I'd ...
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Merging pictures of the Sun at the same location

I'm teaching an astronomy class in the fall and I had this idea for a photo project. I want my class to take a daily picture of the Sun (around sunrise) at the exact same location and having the ...
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What are the different naming schemes for ND filters and how can they be read / compared? [duplicate]

I have never used filters before, and I'm interested in doing some long exposure shots with ND filters. However, I'm confused as there seem to be a couple of different naming schemes/conventions ...
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35 mm film not rewinding into canister

I have a canon ae-1 loaded with 35 mm fujifilm (36 shots/roll). I thought I loaded the film properly because it advanced correctly for all of my shots, except that once I got to the 36th shot, I was ...
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Is the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens going to work for my Canon T5i for portraits?

I am new to the photography industry, and have my first engagement booking this upcoming month. I am planning on buying the Canon T5i body, and am wondering if the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM will fit and be a ...
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How do I tell if ACR will work with my camera and how do I get the correct version for Photoshop?

I am a beginner photographer with a Canon 7d and MacBook Pro. I'm not sure if Adobe camera Raw is compatible with either and really need advice on how to go about downloading the correct version.
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How to determine if chemicals for development of film are still good?

There is another question about effects of an expired developer: What are the effects of developing film with an expired developer? How to determine, without sacrificing exposed film, if a developer ...
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Does say a 35mm on an APS-C camera have the same facial/other deformations as a 35mm? [duplicate]

I am about to purchase a 35mm (Nikon 35mm F1.8 DX) for my APS-C camera, to get the equivalent of a 50mm lens. I want to use it for portraiture a bit, but I'm worried the facial deformations will ...
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How do I create a bracketed file for Aurora HDR software?

I have a Samsung J7 phone and the Aurora HDR software and tried to create an HDR image file with the phone. The phone has an HDR mode in the camera app. The software requires a bracketed file to do ...
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how to know if you have a back illuminated or front illuminated image sensor based camera?

I have a nikon coolpix a10. For a project I have been using it. Now while working I have stumbled on the fact that I needed a front illuminated image sensor based camera. Since I already have taken ...
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Reverse engineer used presets and styles?

Having original photo and modified one (applied styles on whole photo, not regions), is there a tools that can reverse-engineer made changes? The output would be the list of changes that can be ...
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How are images saved in different color spaces?

I am learning about color spaces, but I am wondering about how computers save color values of each pixel. I know that if an image is in the RGB color space, the computer will save the Red, Green, ...
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Podcast Cover Art Help! [closed]

My Photographer Shot in Raw with 885 × 1024 dimensions. I need this for a podcast cover at 1,400 x 1400 pixels -3,000 x 3000. Please help?
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Calculating exposure when using ND Filter during/after the sunset or sunrise

It is very simple to calculate the exposure time when using ND Filters when the light is constant. Long exposures captured during changing lighting conditions make it much more difficult to calculate ...
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Wireless Pan, tilt and remote control unit

So I am searching for a solution where i can completely control the movement (able to Tilt up and down, Pan left and right ) of my DSLR mounted on a tripod wirelessly. Is there already any such ...
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How to change shutter speed on manual mode when movie setting is on? [migrated]

I have Nikon d5200. And I am trying to shoot video in manual mode. Movie setting is set to ON from main menu. I can't record video until I switched to live view. And when I switched to live view, ...
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What good, reliable and simple body camera straps are there?

I've been searching for a few hours. I am looking for a strap that doesn't have: Leather end-straps (will break after heavy use) Buckles Thin-end attachments (Peak Design-type attachments) ...
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Sigma HSM lens won't focus on Nikon D5300

I tried the Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 Macro HSM EX DG APO on my Nikon D5300 and it won't autofocus even though the lens is supposed to have a built-in motor. I've checked the camera settings to make sure ...
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Benro Tripod: Sticky Middle Column

I've recently purchased a Traveler Angel ii (Aluminum) and have notice that when I remove the middle column in order to reverse it or attach to the monopod leg, it sticks (in the beginning) when ...
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Macro photography with a ring flash

Being relatively new to photography I want to try some macro photography of flowers in my garden. I've bought a set of macro extension tubes and a ring flash (both unbranded and cheap to start with). ...
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I don't need anything to be blurred. I need everything to be focused [duplicate]

The scene is at the distance of say 10 feet. I own Nikon d7200 and a lens of 18-140 mm. There are three cats here and there (not together), but many of my images focused on one/two cats and not all ...
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The big question - Which Camera (DSLR)? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR. I would be capturing nature and wildlife with the new camera, still photos and videos. Which camera should I buy? My list includes ...
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How to recover metadata in Lightroom?

Here's my basic workflow: Transfer raw photos to machine Edit Publish photos Move photos to longterm storage (a NAS) In some cases I don't save the metadata on the photos and it gets lost when I ...
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How can I simulate a bayer filter (or just RGB channels) using photoshop layers?

I can copy the red, green, and blue channels in an image and make them layers. What I'm after is to have a document with 3 layers... one representing the red channel, one for green, another for blue....

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