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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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Cheap ND filters @ 780nm

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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Using lightroom lens correction profiles on DX cameras

I have a question about using the lightroom lens correction profiles for cameras other than full frame. I have been using a Tamron 24-70 which is known for having slight vignetting (full frame only) ...
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Why do I see posterization in photoshop (and aperture) when I don't see it on my LCD screen?

My usual workflow is to upload pictures to Aperture then edit them in Photoshop if necessary. First I was disappointed when I saw the pictures in Aperture because of the posterization (worse in this ...
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Which focal length lens do I need for portrait and landscape photography? [closed]

I have recently bought a Canon7d. now I need a lens.. before that i had a nikon but I switched to canon now. so I have no lens. i have selected these 3 ... which one should i buy and which will serve ...
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Studio backdrop for clean colored background?

If I wanted to get a really clean colored background like here, what kind of material should I use for the backdrop? My first instinct would be paper, but matte has a very slight texture and glossy ...
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Is it possible to use a flash for modern DSLR on an older film camera?

Older flashes could have higher voltage than newer flash for DSLR. In that case one risks that there is an higher than expected voltage difference with all the subsequents possible consequences for ...
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Why does my Nikon D70 reject memory card after infrared conversion?

I tried to convert my Nikon D70 into an IR-camera myself. I followed carefully step by step the tutorials on the internet (youtube and others) and when I tried my camera it didn't quite work. I can ...
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How can I increase the effective focal length of my lenses?

I have a Canon Zoom Lens EF 70-200mm 1:4 L IS USM mounted on Canon EOS 70D, how far can this lens zoom? If I wanted more zoom magnification to get as closer as possible to my subjects which is as far ...
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What causes the lines in these photos of a fluorescent tube?

I was taking pictures of a fluorescent tube using a Moto G 2013 when I noticed these evenly spaced lines as I got closer to it. The distance between the lines reduced as I got closer to the tube. ...
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Why has my camera stopped taking pictures in low light?

I have had a Canon T1i for about 4 years now and I've noticed that it won't take pictures in low light even when I'm in manual mode. I've taken some pictures using time exposure in "bulb" and even ...
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Find focus and effective range of single focus camera

I have a cheap camera that is supposed to take videos underwater. It is a camera in a case that is set to a single focus. I checked the specs and it is a manual set focus camera. When I asked the ...
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When does the Sony NEX-5R use release priority?

As I understand it, focus priority delays the shot till focus is achieved, while release priority potentially takes a mis-focused shot. Wikipedia says that release priority is usually used in ...
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Why my camera shots have a dark area?

Till couple of days ago, there was no problem :( What could be the reason? See one shot with it below. Is there anything I can do, or should it to be repaired? My camera is Nikon D5100. I bought it ...
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is there auto-exposure adjustment button in M mode on Sony A7?

Is there a button (or custom function which could be assigned to some button) to auto-adjust exposure in Manual exposure mode on Sony Alpha 7? I am a new A7 user, and didn't find one yet. On other ...
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Replacing a Lens Mount

Before the whole 'It's been answered before!' comments roll in I want to say I'm not talking about the mount on the lens I'm talking about the mount on the BODY of the camera. I've been searching ...
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Multiple cameras tethering? [duplicate]

Sending photos from 3 camera to a laptop either IOS or windows, simultaneously wirelessly, is it even possible? I have three cameras , a canon G11, a canon 7d and a canon 400d. They all have ...
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Measure rolling shutter severity of image sensor scientifically [closed]

Is there a way how to measure the "severity" of the rolling shutter (RS) effect for a given image sensor? By severity I mean how slow the image read-out is done for every single frame. The slower the ...
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Does it matter to put grid before or after sock/diffuser?

I always thought that if I use grid on softbox with diffuser or beauty dish with the sock on then it is necessary to put the grid only AFTER the diffuser/sock. Otherwise grid causes no effect. But ...
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Lens Adapters For Point and Shoot Cameras?

I have an old Kodak DX7590 and I was wondering if there were any lens adapters that would work with it to turn it into a mediocre DSLR
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Sigma 24 mm f/2.8 AF Super Wide II vs Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8

I am looking to expand my arsenal with a wide angle fixed focal length lens for my Sony SLT-A77. I can get both of the above mentioned lenses for roughly the same price, however I have no indication ...
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What settings should I use to take a burst at the highest possible FPS?

My goals is to take a burst of photos at the highest possible FPS. What settings should I use, other than the ones below? Save as JPEG standard, rather than fine, RAW or RAW + JPEG. Using the speed ...
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What are the pros and cons of setting my camera to lock exposure on half press? [duplicate]

The Sony NEX-5R has an "AEL w/ shutter" option that Sets whether or not to fix the exposure when you press the shutter button halfway down (On/Off) (from the manual) What are the pros and ...
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Is it possible to know the value of color temperature that camera applied on JPEG Images at taken moment?

I want to develop an app for smartphones to measure some special parameters with taking images. I think if I have the color temperature value that camera in auto white balance mode applied on that ...
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Approximating a wide XPan shot

Is there a combination of lenses and post-production that would decently emulate the wide shots of the XPan? They look like this. I'm no expert, but perhaps something like a fish-eye and a ...
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How can I shoot a photo, through a gun barrel? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a photo, down the barrel of a gun, without photoshop, preferably to be well exposed in and out of the barrel (mostly to be better exposed on the outside of it, though a double ...
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Sandisk Extreme Pro, 95MB/s - I think I might have bought a fake [closed]

I bought this SD card http://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-590510568-carto-sdhc-sandisk-extreme-pro-32gb-classe-10-uhs-i-95mbs-_JM#redirectedFromParent[1] and I think it might be a fake. I ran a ...
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Can I deduce the max. shutter speed from other camera specs?

I have the following specs for a Canon Rebel T3 EOS dSLR: 12.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed ISO 100-6400 for shooting from bright to dim ...
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How can I activate my AF assist beam on my external flash?

I have an EOS 650D with a Metz AF-44. The flash has a huge infra lamp but it is not working. I checked the settings on the 650D but the AF support beam is enabled. What other setting should I check? ...

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