Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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What would be a good beginners lens for portrait plus telephoto? [closed]

I have Canon 600D with Canon 50 f1.8 and Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-f4 OS Contemporary lenses. I am looking to upgrade to a Telephoto now, I am considering Canon 70-200mm f4 L USM (non IS), Tamron SP 70-...
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What are the best non-m4/3 lenses for Micro 4/3 cameras? [closed]

I'm looking into purchasing some fast primes for my Olympus E-M5 Mark II. But rather than stick to modern lenses, I'm looking into adapting those from the film era or early digital years. I'm looking ...
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I'm trying to record a water droplet on a glass slide from the side and underneath angles simultaneously. How can this be achieved?

I'm trying to record water droplet impacts with a high speed camera. I would like to record the impact from the side and below (through the glass slide that the droplet hits). Due to lab constraints, ...
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What precautions should I take for carrying batteries/shooting in the heat?

Context So I'll be shooting out in the sun for the next few weeks. My camera was overheating in the sun a few days ago and switched bodies for safety reasons. The flash at the end of the shoot was ...
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How to order photo albums and prints? [closed]

I am new to photography and I am a bit puzzled on how to order prints or albums.
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What focusing points are used with a Sony A6300 camera + LA-EA4 lens adapter?

I'm about to acquire a Sony A6300 e-mount camera. I wish to use various A-mount lenses with it. Sony sell their LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 adapters to interface A-mount lenses with e-mount cameras. The LA-...
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What detailed research exists on the effects of aspect ratio on perception?

I'm interested in the effects of aspect ratio on perception in photography, looking for detailed research. Could anyone recommend books, courses, research papers on the subject? I've looked on google ...
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Canon 70D vs Canon 760D [duplicate]

I have been looking to buy a Canon 760D because of its amazing features that it offers in comparison to the currently available list of DSLR's out there. I have previously owned a 550D and had a great ...
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Is it not a good idea to use ND filters with a wide angle lens?

I am planning to get my first wide angle lens. Nikon 16-35 F/4 is the one which is on top of my list now and when reading the reviews about this lens in b&h web site, I noticed this question and ...
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Do you need to remove the camera (neck/shoulder) strap when using it on a tripod?

Context I sometimes shoot long exposures at night with my camera and sometimes when I need to get the shot and go. So I leave the strap on and use a cable release to remotely fire it, with the tripod ...
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Focusing mode for macro photography

New to macro photography. Shooting Nikon D5000 with 60 mm macro lens. In manual (or any P, A, S) what focusing mode should I use; i.e. Matrix, Spot or what? Are these "live" in Manual mode? I ...
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Can focus stacking (or a similar technique) also be used to reduce depth of field?

Instead of using multiple images focused at different points to extend the depth of field, can I also reduce it? Does a technique exist to reduce focal length by stacking multiple images that are ...
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How can I do time lapse photography while shooting directly to a desktop?

I am looking to shoot a 24 hour timelapse, with a 1 minute interval between images. I would be aiming to do this directly onto my desktop computer, is there software or a script that would allow for ...
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Why do images look sharp on my camera's LCD, but not tack sharp on my laptop? [duplicate]

I am using a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens on a Nikon D7100. On appropriate settings, I see sharp images after pressing the zoom button once, but not before doing that. When I review them on a laptop, ...
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What F means in lenses and how to find focus distance [duplicate]

I've found some camera sensors with very low resolution to use with electronics. Camera have 150x150px and can mount different lenses type: F2.7, F4.0, F6.0. I want to ask what F means and if I can ...
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How to get maximum shutter speed in NIKON L820?

I have a NIKON L820 camera which is a Point and shoot. It does not have a manual mode. But in its specification it is mentioned that it has a max shutter speed of 1/4000. I want to use atleast 1/1500. ...
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What is this red dot on the T6 camera body?

What is this red dot next to the viewfinder and live view button on the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D)? I have been unable to find a reference to it online or in the basic or full instruction manuals.
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What power cord does my slide projector need, and if it does not exist can I still use my projector?

I have a Leitz Prado 66 slide projector. The power socket is oval and contains two round pins set pretty far apart. Where can I obtain a replacement power cord?
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How to properly apply and use the monitor profile

I'm not so sure if I understand entirely the whole concept of applying the calibration profile or something goes wrong because: -Using FastPicture Viewer—to open a tagged sRGB file—which allows me to ...
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Best practices for scanning chromogenic black-and-white film?

Lately, I have been experimenting with chromogenic black-and-white film. However, I have had some trouble scanning the negatives. With colour film, scanning seems to work fine with the standard ...
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How to un-spherize an image using Photoshop?

Assume I have a traditional panorama. I use a spherize technique (e.g., in Photoshop) to produce a spherical image. Some time later, I want to take the spherical image and get back the landscape (...
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What is the point of the Olympus E-620 infinity reset

In the manual, it states: RESET LENS When set to [ON], this resets the focus of the lens (infinity) each time the power is turned off. What does this mean? Does this mean that if I were to turn ...
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How do I fix a non-firing Metz Af58-1?

I have a Canon 50D and a Metz Mecablitz AF 58-1. A few years back I used to work a lot with this combo, but it's been set aside for a few years. I took it out, and changed the batteries of the ...
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Tagged or untagged sRGB images for web?

I have a situation and I am interested to find your point of view. We have a calibrated monitor at D6500, tone curve as measured ~2.4, white level ~90cd/m2 and a tagged sRGB / untagged sRGB image ...
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How to recreate the 1980's film/colour effect? [closed]

This is a still from the movie "Ran" directed by Akira Kurosawa How do I recreate this exact colour effect using Lightroom or camera raw? After searching i found VSCOFilm which gives your photos ...
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Pixels and Subpixels usage in TIFF and RAW

The first answer to this question says that when saving images in TIFF, each pixel holds three colors' data and because of that, the file is larger... and RAW only hold monochrome data in each ...
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How can I avoid fuzzy photos at 300mm zoom?

I'm so disappointed in my new 70-300mm lens (AF-S Nikkor ED lens.) I use auto-focus because I'm such an amateur. Is it my camera, (D40x) or the lens? It's probably me, but is there a trick to ...
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Is the Live View ISO setting only effecive for capturing a picture?

I put the Live View on tripod mode and in Live View by pressing the OK button, I can change the exposure value. But obviously in different light intensities, the EV changes automatically. I have the ...
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Can the same sensor have different dynamic range and color depth in different camera makes?

The Nikon D7000 and Sony A55 were found to have the same sensor. But during testing, which I understand is subjective- DxoMark (dubious reputation, I'm aware) revealed that the D7000 has a much ...
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Can I use the same lens for landscape and star photography?

My wife loves landscape photography and I love capturing the stars. We are both amateurs and we have been using our stock Canon EOS 750D lens (18-55mm) so far with 'ok' results (both kit and user-...
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What application can rotate a TIFF without re-encoding it?

This is a followup to a question at Apple.stackexchange.com, Why does rotating a TIFF in Preview increase the file size? One thing I don't like about Preview.app is that even something as simple as ...
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Canon 70D or Nikon D7200? Camera + lenses [closed]

I am about to buy my first camera, but it's a bit confusing. I've been looking to buy either the Canon 70D or Nikon D7200, from what I have googled, the Nikon has better image quality, BUT then I've ...
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What happens when I turn my polarizing filter? [duplicate]

When my polarizing filter rotates, what is physically happening when I rotate it from the "on" to the "off" position? I can see the difference, but I'm interested in a physical explanation, as my ...
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How to remove Lightroom changes to JPEG file

I have Lightroom set to save metadata to sidecar files and also set to NOT edit JPEG files. But for some reason it does modify JPEG files in my library. Recently I made a simple edit to these files (...
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What gear do I need for a newborn photography session?

I am an amateur photographer and I have a newborn session coming up for a family friend. My current gear is: Canon T5i (crop sensor) Canon 18-55 IS STM Kit lens 85mm f/1.8 lens I plan on buying ...
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What determines whether chromatic aberration will be purple/green or red/cyan?

In my experience, both with my own photography and looking online, chromatic aberration is usually purple on one end and green on the other. However, I have also seen the same effect with red and cyan,...
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When are people or cars in photos not the subject?

I have a photo of a parking lot in overcast, rainy conditions. I personally consider my subject or theme to be the state of the weather and the condition of the quality of the humid air. A friend ...
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Why does my Canon SX40 ask me to set the time every time I turn it on?

I have canon sx40, I am using it for three years, from last month in the start time always it comes set time and if I skips then taken images takes 1980 as date, I can not understand what is the ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

I'm looking to buy a new camera. I've looked at What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? and decided that mirrorless is right ...
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How to access photos in network drive from Lightroom without slow performance?

I have my photos on a network drive, about 30,000 photos in about 500 sub-directories. I would like to get access to these photos in Lightroom, so I added the photos directory as folder in Lightroom, ...
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Is TTL flash really useful when using off-camera flash?

I have a Canon 700d and a 430EXIII flash. Recently I have been experimenting with off-camera flash. I was really surprised to see e-ttl ii available even when using off-camera flash (via the pop-up ...
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What causes blue and red gradient/shade around black spots in photos? [duplicate]

Right now I'm trying to improve the sharpness of my photos, and for that I've checking if my D7000 has some autofocus issues. Therefore I tested my 35mm f/1.8G and my 50mm f/1.4G. I figured that the ...
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Quality of JPEG directly from RAW+JPEG versus JPEG embedded in RAW of RAW+JPEG?

When I use ImageMagick's identify command to look at the quality of the JPEG from my camera's RAW+JPEG mode, I see 95. When I use the same to look at the JPEG preview that has been directly extracted ...
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Cheap lighting Vs second flash for reptile portraits?

I have to do a photoshoot for leopard geckos in the near future, it will be for a breeder so I want to focus on proper lighting- no shadows, good color replication etc. However, I feel that shooting ...
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Why do prints (and print preview) from my Brother printer look like etching?

Trying to print b/w photo on my Brother MFC-J870W printer. My Windows Vista x64 defaults to the Windows Photo Gallery software to print. This has never been a problem before! I tried printing from ...
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Canon EOS 70D, beginners camera? [duplicate]

I am buying my first camera, but there is so much variety i don't know what to choose. Is Canon EOS 70D a good beginners camera, with the kit lens 18-135mm lens? Not looking in to buying another lens ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera V2 - Can It Be Used For Capturing Objects in Motion?

I have a project where I was going to use a GoPro Hero3+ Black but due to the limitations of it I am looking at a Raspberry Pi Camera V2 (8MP) instead. I know that people have successfully used the ...
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Lens or camera, what's more important? [duplicate]

I am quite new to photography, and i'm about to by my first ever real camera. But, I can't decide. I am on a budget, so i can't afford whatever i like. So what's more important to put money in to, the ...
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Inaccurate Exposure Indicator

I own two Nikon D7100's, and right now the exposure indicators are 'off' for both of them. They display a level of exposure, but it's not accurate. For instance, shooting in manual, with a 18-105mm DX ...
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Why does my Pentax Optio E30 create a new folder and reset numbering each time I turn it on?

I have Pentax Optio E30 for 8 years. After counting to 9999 it started to act weird. While before it saved images in numeric order into one "100pentx" folder, now it creates a new folder every time I ...

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