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What do the semi-auto modes actually do?

I have a Nikon D3300. It has a full-auto mode, various degrees of semi-auto, and a full-manual mode. It also has a box of what you might call "application-specific" modes, for example "landscape", ...
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How do I convert lens focal length (mm) to x-times optical zoom?

What is the rule to convert the 'mm' notation to the 'optical zoom' notation? I searched a bit and found this one: optical zoom = maximum focal length / minimum focal length For example a 18-55mm ...
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What workflow can I use to work on photos on two different machines?

I want to work with photos, like in Lightroom, but I want to save my changes to the files directly. Even with RAW I want to adjust settings and save as jpg. It is enough for my private photos and ...
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Alternatives to Google's Photo Story

I really like the type and style of google photo stories, but to me, they are not flexible enough. Are there any similar tools around (that maybe also tie in with Lightroom) that give me flexibility ...
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In-camera noise reduction: is it useful for video?

I've read different opinions online, but they always seem to talk about stills. So, is NR useful for shooting videos? Or does it mess up with the image too much? I'm shooting on a Panasonic Lumix ...
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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

Pictures like this (and I know this is an already-beautiful rainforest) remind me of how a place looks when you imagine it in your head. They have a kind of magical, dreamy touch, while also being ...
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What is the output signal of each pin at hot shoe on Nikon D3100

I want to build my own external flash/ledlight/softbox just for practice and knowledge. What pin gives signal to external flash before a photo is taken? I messured the voltage with DC multimeter ...
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Sony RX100 M2 purple flare

This is a shot of the flare. The size can vary depending on the angle away from the sun. Also the darkness varies depending on exposure, slightly more exposure = darker purple
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whats better: Scan negative or develop negative?

Whats better (in terms B&W Print IQ), to scan a developed negative and then digitally processing it, or developing a print via traditional method of using enlargers and light sensitive paper?
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Are there any cheap, fast lenses capable of highschool sports photography?

I recently took on my first paying client, and she is also into photgraphy. She usually does sports for her highschool yearbook. They just have an entry level Canon DSLR with a kit zoom on it that ...
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How to photograph subject on white seamless background using continuous lighting without post editing?

First of all before I go into detail with my question I should mention that I have already read the similar question page "Why can't I get a decent white background with product photography?" The ...
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Does a 35mm DX lens, mounted on a crop body, have the same field of view as a 35mm FX lens mounted on a full frame camera?

I know that when you use lenses made for full frame cameras on a APS-C camera, you should calculate the crop factor. E.g., a 35mm lens designed for a full frame camera mounted on a APS-C body should ...
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Lightroom publish only flagged photos in collection-set while maintaining structure

I'm trying to publish only the flagged photos from a collection-set to my local disk in a folder hierarchy that mimics the collection hierarchy you build within Lightroom. I am aware of "Jeffrey’s ...
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How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?

This question seems similar to this one, but my needs are different : I shoot in RAW exclusively I'm looking for a 100% offline solution: while traveling, Internet won't be accessible the "laptop" ...
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Why don't we have Manual flashes with High Speed Sync?

What's the technical challenge here? Is it more of a marketing decision to encourage you to pay more for TTL based models (let's disregard other advantages of TTL for the moment). If we can have flash ...
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What does the hot shoe do when I press the trigger?

I want to know what happens when I press the trigger. What signals are sent to the mount?
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What are the special features of a camera used for motion capture

Suppose I wanted to buy/build a set of cameras used for motion capture of sports. Specifically, the kind using markers to create 3D computer models like they do for video games. What specific specs ...
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What can I do when my Samsung NX1000 won't turn on and there is no green light?

I bought a NX1000 off ebay used about 8 months ago and haven't had any issues with it. A few days ago I went out with my friends, shot some pictures and came home. Tonight I tried to power on the ...
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Maintaining and repairing Yongnuo vs Canon speedlites

This is somewhat a multi-part question, mostly related to my split-decision on whether to buy a YN560-II (or a several of them) for much less money than buying Canon alternatives (one Canon 580EX II ...
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Does a full frame with a teleconverter perform better than an APS-C without a teleconverter?

Context Putting a teleconverter on a full frame lens magnifies the center of the lens but gives more reach due to that with some drawbacks. I've rediscovered focal reducers that do the opposite, ...
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Why do Full Frame lenses and crop body lenses exhibit the same crop factor when used on a crop body camera?

I have a Canon 7D, which has a crop factor of 1.6x. When using a Canon EF-S lens I get the focal length stated on the lens, when using a Canon EF lens I get the focal length times 1.6 when used on ...
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What is the shape of the focal plane?

This is something I just realised I don't entirely know the answer to, so I'm going to ask it here as I think it's interesting. In most non-scientific writing on depth of field, diagrams generally ...
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How can I use Photoshop's filter to remove motion blur without getting a doubled-image effect?

Recently I've been playing with Photoshop with this picture. What I did is that I removed the motion blur using the Filters and now the picture looks like there are 2 same pictures overlapping. Here's ...
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How does photography (as opposed to physics) define “focal-plane”?

This wikipedia article concerning focal-plane shutters opens with the following statement (bold emphasis added by myself): In camera design, a focal-plane shutter (FPS) is a type of photographic ...
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How can I use a remote shutter release during IR photography with a D3s without leaking into the image?

I'm using a D3s for infrared photography. I'm trying to use a shutter remote to take the images, but the remote's IR-emitting LED/photodiode is emitting enough light to leak into my image on the ...
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What's the best way to maintain two different monitor profiles, one for web and one for print?

As far as I've read, for different purposes the monitor can be calibrated using diffeent color profiles characterised by different color temperatures (e.g. D65 for Web, D50-55 for photo/print). I am ...
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How can I modify a webcam to use an SLR lens?

I want to place a webcam between 6m (20ft) and 12m (40ft) from my subject and have a capture width of 3m (10ft). If I understand the formula, with an estimated sensor width of 8.46mm (1/3"), I need a ...
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What limits the size of digital imaging sensors?

I've read some information about sensor sizes here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format according to this, the 35mm ff-CMOS is the sensor with the largest dimensions used in digital ...
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Why do cameras use a slit between two curtains rather than exposing the entire sensor instantly?

Why is it more effective to use "a slit travelling from top to bottom of the sensor" in faster shutter speeds, rather than exposing the entire sensor instantly? And the slit thing only comes in fast ...
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How can I create this effect (dreamlike softness)

I was earlier helped given advice on how to shoot a certain photo (See earlier question How was this taken/edited?) Now I think I have a good idea on how to get similar results regarding the camera ...
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Why use JPEG instead of RAW?

Why would a photographer want to capture images using the JPEG format over an available RAW format? The obvious argument is memory card storage, but assume that my available memory card storage is ...
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Can I create a colored vignette in Photoshop Elements 14?

After creating a black (or white) vignette using the guided edit in Photoshop Elements 14, can I then change it to a specific alternative colour? If so, please tell me how. I am a beginner to the ...
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How do you achieve this look and what style is it called?

I'm not sure how to describe the look in the picture, but I would like to achieve. Can anyone explain the specifics of it? I don't know where to start although it does look a bit desaturated.
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Lightroom, printing set of images from different folders

Is it possible to create a set of prints from different folders? I have tried but when I enter another folder the images from the previous folder disappear from the layout.
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Using a focal reducer to match a lens to a crop sensor camera

Context So I've recently watched a video about how Tony Nortrup is referencing that you should buy the lens that perfectly fits your image circle, to get the most sharpness out of it, or so I'm ...
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Is there a term for the area that a lamp lights?

Is there a term for the area that a lamp lights up? As in, the headlights on a car are small, but the area that they illuminate is large. I understand that distance to a surface would also be a ...
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What sort of damage in a camera can cause these photos?

I've a Sony DSC-F828. Every time I use the camera, I get the following problem after several shots. I get either: A striped image which is overexposed even if I use a very short exposure time (ref. ...
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What do the different Canon DSLR image size settings mean?

When setting image quality in my Canon EOS 1200d dSLR there are two options for the L, M and S1 size. What is the difference betwen these settings (I couldn't find it in camera documentation) ?
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

I understand that back in the days when cameras captured images using photographic film instead of image sensors, the SLR design was a major innovation. It let you see through the viewfinder exactly ...
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Can I use photos of paid shooting sessions to promote my business?

Lets say a business pays me to do 8-12 business type of shots so they have some nice photos they can use on their own website - and they pay me for the shooting. Copyright stays with me, they get some ...
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How to create my Photoshop file locally when i chose edit in Photoshop from Lightroom?

I keep my Lightroom catalogue on my local drive, but all my raw files on a network attached storage device. When i chose Photo.Edit in Photoshop is there any way i can have it create the copy that's ...
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Why does it seem like large sensors are necessary for good low-light performance?

Phone manufacturers have recently started advertising the size of the photosites on smartphone camera sensors. They argue that larger photosites lead to better low-light performance. I think a good ...
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Nikkor 28-70mm F2.8 lens problem: AF and aperture don't work

I bought this lens second hand from someone who has no idea about this kind of thing. The price WAS low, but not low enough to justify a broken lens. It has no glass scratches and at 300£ it seemed to ...
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Why does my Sigma lens make a high-pitched ringing noise on my Canon camera?

I have a Canon EOS T3i 600D. When I use a Canon-branded lens (18-55mm), the camera works well. When I change to the Sigma macro 18-250mm and turn the camera on, I can hear a ringing noise, like ...
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How can I batch crop based on face location?

I've got 12,000 photos from an event where there's only one person in each photo. I need to crop these photos to apply rule of thirds. The idea of doing all of these individually is daunting and I ...
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Do I use the crop factor in calculating aperture size and area?

How do I calculate the aperture size and area, considering an 35mm equivalent focal length value and non-equivalent aperture f-number (in terms of exposure, no multiplication of the crop factor of the ...
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Can I control three YN600ex-rt flash units from one controller on the camera?

Just replaced my 600D with 70D canon and I am about to buy four units of the new YN600ex-rt and I wanted to know if I can use one yn600 on camera as master to control another three flashes to fire ...
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How does the Dell U2412M monitor compare to the U2515H with respect to its coating?

I am looking for information comparing the coating of the Dell U2412M vs. the more recent Dell U2515H. From the information I could gather so far it seems the Dell U2412M has the same coating as the ...
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Is high ISO useful for photography?

I started photography sometime back, and always wondered when is high ISO handy in photography? Also can it be used to get any special effect in pictures? My camera has Max ISO of 800 but I see some ...
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Higher Noise in Sunrise shooting

I am beginner in photography and tried first hand on shooting sunrise, though i am not satisfied with my results of first shoot. and left with some questions, it would be nice if you can answer that ...

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