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adding nameplates or property tags to gear

How might I label my stuff (camera bodies, lenses, flashes) as belonging to me? I may want to sell the item again some day, so a sharpee is not a viable approach.
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Can the Lowepro Utility 100aw clip onto an ordinary belt?

Does anyone have any experience with this bag. Can you clip the bag to an ordinary trouser belt, or do you have to buy the Lowepro belt system?
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Can Speedlite 430EXII be used on Canon 5D M3 as primary or only as slave?

I read that my Canon Speedlite 430EXII could only be used as a slave on my new 5D Mark 3 and that I should buy a new flash. My flash seems to work on the camera, but since I'm such a new user with ...
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Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image?

I have several images for print, and only after deleting the original RAW files did I remember I needed to resize the images for print. Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image? They ...
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How can I avoid camera shake between exposures with the Canon 6D's Auto Exposure Bracketing?

I've recently upgraded to the full-frame sensor Canon 6D and am used to using Canon's Rebel series cameras with the added Magic Lantern firmware add-on hacks. I have a question about the ...
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Why is my Fuji X camera stuck in manual focus?

I have a Fujifilm X series camera with one of the nice prime lenses, and it seems to be stuck in manual focus mode. The switch on the camera is on S, and I flipped it back and forth several times, but ...
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How does the luminance of an object in the real world relate to brightness in an image?

For example, what would be the brightness (i.e. the gray level, RGB value, lightness in HSL space, luminance inLAB space) of a white light bulb if it is correctly exposed?
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How to replace the lens on a Nikon Coolpix P7000 with a new lens assembly?

I have a Nikon Coolpix P7000 with the dreaded lens cover problem. (i.e. the cover did not fully open causing shadows in the corners of the pictures.) I have purchased a new lens assembly and stared ...
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How to photograph low light indoor sport?

I am using a Canon 70d with 18-55mm lens to capture fast moving action (volleyball) indoors. Lack of light was a problem, so I tried different settings but the pictures still are a bit dark. I am not ...
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Protecting bulbous lens when no lens cap is available

About a year ago a purchased a Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens for Canon. The lens has a built in petal lens hood and a large bulbous lens. Because of the lens design, it required a non-standard lens cap, ...
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Lightroom: Folder display doesn't match filesystem

I recently imported my iPhoto library into Lightroom using Lightroom's import facility. The result of that was a neatly arranged filesystem, like thus: 2012/ 01/ 2012-01-03/ ... files ...
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Switching lens on Nikon D3100

I have a Nikon D3100. I purchased a Sigma DG 70-300mm 1:4-5:6 lens for the zoom. I have had very good luck with it, but don't like having to switch every time I want to "zoom". Is there a lens that ...
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Is the Nikon 300 still a worthy camera to switch to in 2015?

I'm interested in wildlife photography, and have been considering upgrading to a better body from a Canon 450D, and get used to better features such as back button AF control. I have a limited budget, ...
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How can I prevent condensation on a camera lens?

Is there anything out there to prevent condensation on camera lens? Taking Pictures on a golf course in Florida, camera was out in golf cart at least an hour and a half, when I took pix a lot were ...
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Should I buy a Nikon D3300 kit? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate question, I've plowed through the dupe suggestion list and I couldn't find anything specifically aimed towards the Nikon D3300. I've always been interested in taking ...
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Is a RAW-only camera economically justified?

Is a digital camera which could only take RAW images economically justified? considering that RAW files may need less in-camera processing.
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How big can I print my 24mp image? [duplicate]

So I have a 24mp photo that I want to print as large as I can, at 300dpi; how large is that? And more generally, how is the print size calculated as a function of the capture and print resolution?
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If APS-C sensor crop factor is 1.6 does it mean if I use 300mm lens with 2x teleconverted I'll get 960mm focal lenght? [duplicate]

Basically if I use this combination of lenses on my Canon 70D will it be like having 960mm lens?
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Estimate gray level from illuminance or luminous emittance (in lux)

Assume that I have a light bulb with luminous emittance of 160000lux (16ev), and a gray background with illuminance of 300lux (7ev). Is there any approximate formula to estimate the gray level or RGB ...
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How does sensor size affect the brightness of an image given the same field of view and aperture?

Lets say we have two image sensors, each one with 1MPixel resolution but differing in size. The first sensor has the size 1/3", the other one 1". Each sensor is equipped with a suitable lens (for the ...
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Will Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom work with mirrorless Olympus EM10?

I looked at the Joby Gorillapod Hybrid, which lists mirrorless support but would only hold 1kg. The SLR Zoom would hold 3kg which I prefer. However, it only lists DSLRs as supported. Will it work with ...
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Error 99 on Canon 1000d

I am getting this Error 99, when I turn the Power switch "Off" and then turn it back "On". I am using an 18-55 Lens and I found somewhere that flapping the SD Card Slot will resolve this, it did. ...
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Why is my Yongnuo YN-568EXII's zoom stuck at 14mm?

I am using a flash, the Yongnuo YN-568EXII for Canon, and am facing a zoom issue. It's stuck at 14mm and the M sign is blinking near the zoom button. I am not able to change the zoom. If anyone has ...
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How to change review of photo just taken on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90?

We recently inherited a Sony Cyber-Shot DCS-H90. It seems like a nice like point-and-shoot. To date, there's one 'feature' that bothers me and I've not been able to turn it off. After a photo is ...
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What to look for in a flash battery pack?

I have never had one but have seen it on flash stands of other photographers. So my assumption is that it brings more power to faster recycle time to shoot faster with flash. I wanted to buy one but ...
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I can't open Sony A58's RAW files on Photoshop CS6 with Camera Raw 7.1 — what can I do?

I can't open my A58's raw files (.awr) on photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw plugin 7.1) is there any chance to update my camera plugin manually or convert the file?
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Can I use Minolta lenses on Nikon D3200? [duplicate]

I have several lenses from a Minolta 7000 af. They are a 50mm, 28mm wide angle and a 70-210 zoom. And, I have a new Nikon D3200 now. Will these lenses fit this camera?
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My Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 lens will not work at any aperture other than f/22 with my Nikon d3300

About a week ago, I bout a Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 lens. It is a manual focus and aperture control lens. When I attach it to my Nikon d3300, I get a message on the lcd monitor saying to lock the aperture ...
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Is it possible to substitute or alter color dyes during color film development?

Lately I've been really interested in film chemistry, particularly the different chemicals that they used -- not only the chemicals present in C-41, ECN-2, etc. processes that are still in use, but ...
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How can I photograph a toy against a white background, leaving the toy in shadow?

I saw this image of a toy online and have been wondering how I can photograph an object so it is in shadow but against a pure white background like this. According to the exif, the photo was shot ...
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Can I make my Nikon DSLR put photos in separate folders per day?

When I take photos, I want my camera to create a folder for that specific date, and when I take photos on another day, it'll have a folder for that specific day, and so on. During thtransfer of my ...
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Nikon ED AF 80-200 2.8 LENS not reading on camera [duplicate]

I have a Nikon d7100 and I just bought a Nikon ED AF 80-200 2.8 LENS. The camera will display a FEE error message on camera when I put the dial ring on the lens to the 2.8 aperture. It says on camera ...
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Why aren't my Yongnuo 605N wireless triggers working with my YN568ex off-camera flash?

I have a pair of Yongnuo rf605n wireless flash trigger transceivers and can not (despite several hours of trying) get them to fire my Yongnuo 568ex flash off camera. I have one mounted on the camera ...
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Why does my Canon 600D (T3i) videos/pictures pick up a lot of blue?

I'm completely perplexed by why my Canon picks up a lot of blue (i.e. there is a blue hint all the time) when none of my settings seem to ask for this. At first I thought it was my really cheap lens, ...
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What swirly bokeh technique is this and how can I achieve it?

What is the technique used to capture this image? How can the result be achieved? I know that it can be achieved in a digital darkroom but how can I replicate the effect straight out of the camera? ...
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How can I best utilize a point-and-shoot for concert photography?

I'd like to shoot live concert photos with my camera. Are there ideal settings that I should be looking for with a small-sensor point-and-shoot that enable me to have a better chance to get good ...
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How do I post an image into a question [migrated]

I have a question on the site about a connector, how do I put a photo or image of the connector into my question?
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Is there a camera which can capture all shades from dark foreground to bright background?

Question: Is there a camera that can capture all the shades of a dark foreground object as well as a bright background? I am trying to take a picture of my black cat against a bright summer sky. My ...
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Are there any good resources that provides information about the focus breathing of various lenses?

Sites like DxOMark provides a lot of information about lenses but they generally don't provide any really usable information about the focus breathing protperties of the lenses. In fact I don't know a ...
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Can I use a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 lens on a Nikon Camera?

I have a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 and would like to use it on a nikon camera. Is there a mount that can adapt this lens to nikon cameras?
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Are there any secrets in lens design?

Lens manufacturers usually share diagrams like this for their products. However, they conspicuously omit specifications that would allow one to completely analyze the optical system, like the power ...
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How to save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro?

Objective: Save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro. I am using Kodak Digi Album pro and I'm new to this tool. This program generates a .PAB and .KPL file format, but I want my images to be ...
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How do I set the RGB values of my monitor to match 6000K for calibration?

I've read that the Kelvin temperature for my screens should be around 6000K but I only have RGB values for adjusting the colors. Does anyone know what would be the best R, G, B values that match ...
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II?

What are difference between canon 50 mm f/1.8 STM vs canon 50 mm f/1.8 II ? which is better to buy?
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How can I connect multiple Canon dSLRs in parallel to a computer?

I want to connect a couple of Canon cameras with my computer in such a way that a single click both captures images and stores them on the computer. I am trying the same in c#. Actually, I have ...
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Is there any risk in removing shims from my Nikon macro lens to make the focus ring easier to turn?

The focus ring/barrel on my Nikon 105mm f2.8 micro lens is extremely tight and difficult to turn. There appear to be several shims between the lens barrel and the focus ring. Is this normal? Any ...
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Mom-friendly digital camera with easy settings and batteries [on hold]

I am looking for a digital camera for my mom who is not so good with devices. Using AA/AAA batteries is an absolute requirement, but the camera shouldn't be too bulky or heavy. The reason for this ...
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Camera with full pose tagging

Is there a camera (preferably of the action type), which can tag frames with full pose including both GPS location and full 3 axis accelerometer data (with or without inertial system processing)? I ...
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How is focus-breathing controlled in lens design?

Answers here note that minimizing focus-breathing is especially desirable for cine lenses, and that it is one of the common features of those higher-end lenses. How is it achieved? Also noteworthy ...

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