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Optimum ISO? How can I tell? [closed]

I Own a Canon 60D what is the optimum ISO can reach without getting much Noise?
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Iso in Dark Rooms ? [duplicate]

I have been taking photos for a while now. But just don't understand the ISO much, What happens to the photos in dark room with a low ISO Compared to high ISO? THANK YOU
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RGB colour correction of CCD camera images [closed]

I've developed an application which is able to communicate directly with a CCD camera (unbranded and obscure) and I'm able to capture and store the image from this camera. When the image is first ...
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221 views

Can long/heavy lenses deform the lens mount?

I recently got a Tamron 150-600mm lens, which gets to ~33cm (13') long and weighs about 2 kg (4.3 lb). When shooting hand-held with the lens, I obviously always support the lens with my hand. When ...
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310 views

How to measure light so I know which gel to use?

Is there a device that can measure the color of the light so I can know which gel to use on my flash? I have a pack of gels but it's not that accurate to just choose by eyeballing the color of the ...
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How do extension tubes affect focusing distance?

How do extension tubes affect focusing distance? More specifically, what I mean to ask is : why does the maximum focusing distance become shortened when an extension tube is attached? - Why does the ...
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48 views

Composite battery adapter

Two of my cameras, a Canon A-1 and an original EOS Elan use batteries which are composites of multiple batteries. While this is no problem on the A-1, seeing as it uses very little power and the ...
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Continuous shooting completely stopped working

I have a Fuji FinePix HS25EXR bridge camera. I often use the Continuous Shooting mode when taking photos of insects, and it worked well until 1-2 weeks ago. Now, regardless of the Continuous Shooting ...
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Are there any official specifications regarding the torque for camera mounts?

I've been wondering why I've never seen any official specifications of the maximum allowed torque that can be exerted upon lens mounts. It seems to me like a very useful specification, but I can't ...
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118 views

Can fingerprints and smudges “ripen” if left on a lens for a long time?

Something I read on the Internet and magazines (for example here) from time to time is that fingerprints and smudge can "ripen" if left on a lens for a long time. I find this a bit hard to believe ...
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Aperture? Have i got this wrong? [duplicate]

At the widest aperture the depth of field was shallow. So the object was clear, sharp and the background was blurry. And the shutter speed was shorter. The larger the aperture, the smaller the area in ...
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Wireless Shutter Release Remote does autofocus before taking the snap?

I have Nikon D3000 and a wireless remote for it. I'm not sure about this thing: Suppose, I am keeping the camera on tripod where some birds will come. Then, I am setting my required zoom and other ...
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Lightroom colour issue with secondary monitor

I have a laptop and I've connected a second monitor to it, I've done some calibration on its menus so that it has the same look as my laptop but when I open lightroom's two monitors mode, you can ...
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310 views

Cannot light a fire using a lens? [closed]

A few days ago, on a sunny day, I found myself hiking in the woods and wanting to help fellow picknickers to light a fire with no matches or lighter. However, I had my 17-55 f2.8 Nikon on my camera, ...
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How has the price of a roll of film developed over the last few decades?

How has the price of a (typical/common) roll of film changed over the last few decades? I am trying to get an impression whether film is getting more expensive (and if so, how much) as a result of ...
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Apple Aperture replacement

Apple ends development of Aperture. Do you know any photo organizing software to replace it? I know about Adobes lightroom. I need to process raw files and ideal solution would run on Mac and ...
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DSLR body without auto focus + auto focus macro extension tube set + lens without having auto focus motor but focusing screw = auto focus?

I've Nikon D3000. It died not have auto focus motor boot in its body. I've a lens having no auto focus motor within it. I saw some auto focus macro lens extension tube. Does that have autofocus motor ...
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Can't get hot shoe flash to fire on Fujifilm Fine Pix

When my grandfather passed away I received a achiever auto thyristor 260T. I cannot seem to get the flash to go off when I take a picture. I made sure it was set up the best I could but it still won't ...
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Using a set formula to measure distance in a photo but the answers are coming out much smaller than expected?

I am using the formula distance to object (mm) = focal length (mm) * real height of the object (mm) * image height (pixels) ...
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Looking for a camera below $1000 [closed]

I want to buy a new camera and lens. I am not a professional photographer but I love photography, so I want buy a new camera. Currently I have a Canon EOS 1000D. It is a basic camera, that is why I ...
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207 views

If TTL only preflashes once, how does it get correct exposure immediately after?

If I understood TTL correctly, say you are in M mode with a camera and you have intentionally underexposed. The flash in TTL mode theoretically would try to add enough light to correctly expose the ...
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Inconsistent TTL results when flash used off-camera (YN565 EX II)

I've got a Yongnuo 565 EX II that meters flawlessly when attached to the hotshoe of my 60D, but is very inconsistent when used off camera and slaved to the built in flash unit. It frequently doesn't ...
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Can I buy Samyang 14mm filter holder in North America?

In January Samyang announced a dedicated Samyang 14mm filter holder but for some strange reason it is only available in Europe. Does anyone know if it can be purchased in Canada or the US? Does a ...
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If it's not a 100% crop, what is it? [duplicate]

I've been reading a camera review which shows a picture with a tiny rectangle highlighted. It then shows that rectangle expanded to the same size as the original picture so that one can see the ...
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How can I get the exposure correct in this picture?

I am new to photography; I have a Canon 600D. The shot below was taken using the 600D and EF-S 18-55 kit lens. I wanted to get the exposure so that the leaves on the big tree came out right, ...
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Can't set Sony image ratings via windows explorer

I'm having issues changing metadata for photos from 1 camera. When I load photos from my camera (Nikon D7000) I can use the details bar at the bottom of windows explorer to add tags, change star ...
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Nikon D3000 Blurry Pictures. Focus Issue?

Here are two examples: Both pictures are in NEF format here. The pictures have not been modified in any way except except for being resized and converted to PNG. Just for kicks (and to prove I'm ...
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Adobe Lightroom Slow after Installing Develop Presets

After installing all VSCO Film Presets on 2 different Macs on Mac OS Mavericks(using Lr 5.4), I've noticed constant hangs and some slowdowns when using it. Prior to installation, software was pretty ...
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Canon rebel t3i manual mode [duplicate]

How do I make the photo brighter in manual mode? When I prepare to take a photo in manual mode it is very hard to see the subject after I take the photo it is all black. Indoor and outdoor
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How can I mitigate bright spots in shaded, woodland settings?

I do most of my photography while hiking. I find open woodlands to be a very pretty setting, but have difficulty capturing it. While sunny spots are brighter than shady spots, they don't glare in the ...
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How does TTL flash work when there are multiple flashes?

I've been watching a lot of deconstructing videos on how the light is setup. Often times there are 2-3 flashes at the studio. The photographer will say that they are all set to TTL. But how does that ...
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Should I buy filters or step down adapters for multiple lenses? [duplicate]

Following my question about doing B/W, I ended up buying a Nikon N80 with a third party lens (28-90mm, 55mm diameter). I also have a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E lens, which is 52mm. From what I ...
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Weird look when taking picture of a screen [duplicate]

So here's my issue. I take quite a few pictures of my screen with my phone (Nexus 5). And I'm on an iMac. So here's what it looks like when I take a picture of my screen. As you can see there's a ...
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How can this visual effect be achieved using Photoshop or plugins? [duplicate]

I've seen effect used by a number of photographers and although I'm not sure I like it, I'm interested in understanding how it was achieved.
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Can I restore raw development changes for moved Lightroom files?

I recently started using Lightroom. I am now aware that you are supposed to manage images within Lightroom, but unfortunately I moved a bunch of directories in Finder and synchronized them via ...
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Quickly reset EC on Canon 600D

When out shooting birds, I'll often dial in several stops of EC when the bird is backlit against the sky and then forget to change the settings for a stationary bird and end up with horribly ...
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Fixing chromatic aberration automatically with software

I am trying to fix chromatic aberration in images taken with wide lens industrial cameras. Searching the internet I didn't find a good software to do so. I tried Hugin and a few others, but without ...
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Compact Cameras VS Phone Cameras

I'm an amateur photographer and am very curious about what the benefits of investing in a compact camera as compared to my Iphone5s/Samsung phone camera are. I've did some preliminary research and ...
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Suggetion for my first flash gun [closed]

I have Canon 650D camera and mostly doing studio photography as a side income. So far I used my friends what ever the flash guns they had. But Now I'm considering to buy a new flash and after reading ...
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Is there a 3rd party X-mount lens (price & function) similar to Fujinon's portrait lens?

I'm interested in these two lenses for portraiture: X-mount Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R Micro Four Thirds' Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 The problem is I want a decent portrait lens, but the ...
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list raw files in lightroom

Is there way to retrieve a list of raw file names which correspond to a given filter, in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? If I want to export files, I only see the way to convert them to jpg images, but ...
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Recolour Black And White Photos

I have some black and white photos from my wedding and I want to add some colour to them. There is this paper from 2005 that allows you to recolour image by just painting stripes. ...
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129 views

Does this Camera Lens to Mobile phone camera interface exist?

I've seen this ad come up on a web site. (I've cropped the image) It looks like a canon lens has an interface to a camera phone. I believe that this is a gimmick but I'm not sure. Does anyone ...
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Picture quality of a nice point and shoot with same size sensor and same zoom range as an interchangable lens camera

I'm trying to figure out whether I should get a camera with an interchangeable lens or a point and shoot that seems (based on the specs) very similar and the same price. The two in particular I am ...
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Is Canon 16-35/4 IS better than 16-35/2.8 II at f/4?

I have had a 16-35/2.8 II for almost a year, but it broke and I might be in the market to replace it. Last week I saw that Canon had released a new lens in this range, but with f/4 and IS. Is Canon ...
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Best lens to support Canon 70D and Dual Pixel CMOS

I picked up a Canon 70D from Costco a few months ago. Getting prepped for our 1st kid here in a few weeks. Looking to upgrade my kit lens to something better for family photos and video work. I'd ...
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I am looking for a 2X extender for a Canon 100mm EF 2.8 (non L series)

I have a Canon 100mm EF 2.8 Macro lens (not an L series) for my 70D. I want a 2x extender, but am not sure what to get that will fit and work. I have not seen a 2x for a non L lens.
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Did film photography have lens correction counterparts?

Were there ever any tools to correct for lens distortion in the film-only era? I'm thinking a device that contained a lens system that you could alter, or a soft workable lens that you could fine ...
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How to edit Canon 7D RAW images in Photoshop CS2?

I upgraded the Camera Raw plugin to 3.7, which seems to be the latest available for Photoshop CS2, and it still won't open my Canon 7D RAW images. The error message: Could not complete your ...
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canon 60d ten second timer remote

I bought a cheap infrared remote and its range is very limited. Also I could only find as another option a two second timer. Most cheaper digital cameras have 10 second timer. How do I get this for my ...

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