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Which DSLR camera uses electronic shutter?

I'm going to use it mostly for extensive timelapse. That is why the shutter needs to stay open for days. What are my options?
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Hardware calibration for Eizo Monitor on Linux / Ubuntu without ColorNavigator?

I have a monitor that supports hardware calibration (Eizo CG223w). Eizo offers a tool called ColorNavigator to get the calibration done. Unfortunately ColorNavigator does not support Linux and I'm ...
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Why do pro photographers use huge lenses to take portrait shots?

Every time I see a photoshoot video on youtube, the photographers have the biggest lenses I have ever seen in my life to shoot portraits or full-body shots. For example, the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 ...or ...
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Pictures of a dark violet flower appear light blue. Is this a lens or a technique problem?

I just got this Tamron AF 70-300mm 4-5,6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for my Canon 500D. I tested it yesterday and it works fine. Only one problem: I took pictures of a flower which is dark violet. But when I ...
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What is this Nikon(?) camera from the 1990s?

My now passed away father took this photo of me in the 1990s. My guess is that it's a Nikon he owned a number of Nikon SLRs. Is anyone able to identify the camera? (Sorry about the shaky photo).
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How does the sharpness of the Pentax 645Z compare to Canon 5DS R with high-end lens?

If you pair a 5DS R with a Zeiss Otus... and you pair a 645Z with any of its typical, similar lenses... Larger sensor and much more expensive body (Pentax set), vs more expensive lens. (Canon set). ...
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How to set up live view finder on Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to TV screen

I have a Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to a TV screen via an Ex-Pro Premium replacement for Canon HTC-100 cable (HDMI to Mini HDMI). I can playback images and video I have already taken on the TV ...
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What is a good ball head for heavy equipment?

My old Manfrotto 322RC2 grip ball head has lost its friction and ability to hold the gear in position, except when in horizontal setting. I was never really happy with it anyway, as the action of ...
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What's the best way to take a picture of an LCD or CRT screen?

I have seen many bad pictures of LCD and CRT screens. How do I get a good picture of an LCD or CRT screen?
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Why is my film SLR taking white photos?

I recently found an old 8-year-old film Nikon SLR that I used. There was a roll of film in it for 3-4 years. So I finished taking photos with the whole roll and when they were developed, most of them ...
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Will doing timelapses break my camera?

I was planning to do some timelapses in the near future, until I realised that if I leave my camera taking pictures for a week or 2, I will soon reach the max number of shutter count and my camera ...
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Do different lenses affect noise level?

I unfortunately got a very poor and cheap 18-55mm lens on my Canon 60D. In addition to poor quality of my photos (poor in comparison with my 50mm f/1.8 Lens which makes great pictures) the noise level ...
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What metadata is necessary for Facebook to display a 360°×180° photo correctly?

I have a 360×180 panoramic photo, and I'd like it to display on Facebook similarly to this example from Mark Zuckerberg. I tried following Facebook's documentation, but my image is being interpreted ...
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Is it possible to tether a Panasonic Lumix G3 with Lightroom or a tablet?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. I purchased it because it was rated the best for non-flash, low light photography, which is mostly what I do at libraries, historical societies, etc. I saw someone ...
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What PocketWizard units do I need for a Sekonic L-758DR-U to control flash power with a Fuji camera and Nikon flash?

I have a Fuji X-T1 and just came into possession of two PocketWizard Plus IV transceivers and I am using a Nikon SB-910 in manual. I also have a Sekonic L-758DR-U light meter that works with ...
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What causes lens flare along specific axes?

When photographing bright objects, what causes lens flare along specific axes? First two images captured from Reds Rhetoric & Vincent Jones's video, last from SpaceX's feed. In reflecting ...
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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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What causes these streaked rays from light sources?

I recently bought an LG G4, whose camera can shoot in an auto and both manual mode (I can manually set the iso, aperture). I shoot 100% of the time in auto. It takes better than average photos at ...
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Using rawtherapee to create an image like a DSLR camera in bracketing mode

Can rawtherapee can be used to create an image like a DSLR camera in bracketing mode? I noticed that rawtherapee has many controls under the exposure tab. I was told that just changing the exposure ...
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Why invest in high end large- and medium-format digital cameras?

I've been reading about Hasselblad, Mamiya (medium format) and Sinar (large format), both offer lots and lots of megapixels and the frame format. On the other hand, I've been learning about concepts ...
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What benefit does Hasselblad have vs high-end Canon / Nikon?

When should one switch to Hasselblad vs. Canon 1DX or high-end Nikon ? Apart from the number of pixels, what do the cameras from that brand bring?
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

On a MacBook computer running OSX, is there an app I can use to create a digital photo file with an exposure of EV -2 ? I'm looking for something that will simulate the bracketing function of a ...
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How to convince models to do a photoshoot with an amateur photographer?

I am amateur photographer, I mostly shoot Landscapes but also Fine Art / Nude Photography is in my interests too.. I have small experience shooting people and I found that there are some problems for ...
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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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How weather resistant is the Canon EOS 7D?

Canon states that the 7D is weather resistant and built to resist water and dust. There is even a blog which shows a EOS 7D covered in snow, during a field trip. But reading trough the comments of ...
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How can I avoid importing tag synonyms as new tags in Lightroom?

I've spent some time in Lightroom setting up tag synonyms and hierarchies to get a structure I'm happy with: And I really want to include most of these synonyms in the exported images. However, ...
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Are meteors dim?

I was out last night trying to shoot the Geminids meteor shower. I was using a Canon 5D2, 17-40mm f4.0 lens set to 17mm and f4.0, ISO 400. The camera was mounted on a non-tracking mount (only because ...
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70D not working with Wein Safe Sync

I have a canon 70D I was trying to use with a Novatron head/pack lighting kit. Attached the Wein Safe Sync to the hot shoe of the camera, plugged the PC sync cable into it and then into the pack. ...
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Do the Fuji X-T1, PocketWizard Plus IVs, and Nissin i40 work together?

I have a Fuji X-T1 and just came into possession of two PocketWizard Plus IV transceivers. I don't yet have a flash and was wondering if the Nissin i40 will work with the PocketWizards? If not, what ...
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What Windows software can I use to make a large photo collage?

I want to print a collage for my first photo-a-day project. I have 365 photos to place together, so it's going to need to be at least A1 size (594mm x 841mm). Neither Photoshop CS3 nor Illustrator ...
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What Software can I use to clean up scanned slide images?

I would like to to clean up damage to and retouch under/overexposed scanned slide images, prepare the digital images with copyright symbols for use on web pages and add tags to allow image files to be ...
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Batch adjusting the date (but not the time) of photos imported into Lightroom?

I purchased a new camera during my vacation, but I managed to take a whole night worth of photos with the incorrect date. I purchased the camera July 18th, but managed to set June 18th as the date. ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...
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Canon EF telephoto on a crop body [duplicate]

I know it has been asked before, but I'm still not sure if I understand the focal length issues of EF-lenses on APSC cameras in Canon system. I already have the EF-S 55-250 IS STM and I'd like to buy ...
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How can I get a uniform white balance on a batch of JPEG images?

I have shot many photos of the same subject in JPG. Since I have shot for many hours with different light conditions the white balance is quite different for all the shots. I would like to ...
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Does Flickr allow shared albums with pictures from multiple people? What's the best service for this?

My friends and I took a bunch of pictures (and videos) on a three week trip overseas. We're not professionals or anything, but we amassed more than 2000 vacation photos from six sources (smartphones, ...
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What is the relationship between focal length and shutter speed?

I am very new to photography and am trying to grasp the basics of it these days. Can someone please help me understand the relationship between focal length of a lens and shutter speed of camera?
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Time-lapse photography with 360° in 30 minutes

I like traveling and I'm interested in making time-lapse video with GoPro camera. Most of the panning mounts make 360° in 60 minutes. Often I don't have that much time, specially when hiking and ...
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which is the cheapest camera with a CCD/CMOS image sensor that can click RAW images? [on hold]

I need to click RAW images for an experiment. However my camera does not support that format. The DSLRs have the ability t click RAW format images, but I need the minimum priced camera, with good ...
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What are the best techniques for photographing overweight people?

I'm not the most lean person on the planet, and many pictures seem to really point this out. While I wish I was simply in better shape, it is simply not the case for me or unfortunately, many people....
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

After a period of not using my OM-D E-M5 (maybe six months), I took my camera out to use it. Upon taking a photo the screen goes black, as if struggling to record the image, and then shuts down. If I ...
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18-55 VRII or 35mm 1.8 for Nikon D3300 [duplicate]

I own a 18-55 kit lens for my Nikon D3300. i plan to sell it and buy a 35mm 1.8 prime lens. will it worth. i think there is no much difference in focal range of the both
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Nikon D3300 Focus light indicator

I have a Nikon D3300, 18-55mm lens for 3 for three weeks now, and i noticed something with the focus points when looking at the viewfinder. D3300 focus pointslooks similar to this: When I select ...
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95mm circular polarizer: B+W, Sigma, or other?

I'm looking for a high quality circular polarizing filter to fit a Sigma 150-600 zoom lens with a 95mm diameter, and the options at this size seem somewhat limited. Notably, the Hoya Pro1 CPL that's ...
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How do I get my photos off a card with a “card cannot be accessed” error?

Can anyone help me please? I'm about to use my camera, a Canon 600D, but when I switched on my camera I cannot access any of my photos in my camera. It says "card cannot be accessed." I tried to ...
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What are the advantages of a low-cost compact camera vs. a high-end smartphone for photography?

I know that there are some expensive ($300 and up) compact camera that can take nice photos. My question is about compact cameras in the $150-200 range vs. high-end Android phones (Galaxy s7, Huawei ...
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Can I change aspect ratio in Photshop 11 elements and have it maintain integrity for enlargements

I use a Canon T3i and leave my aspect ratio set at 3:2. As I am embarking on gallery showings, they want larger and larger images to sell. I have some images that I want to enlarge to 11x14, 16x20 ...
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How to recreate the Instagram Lark filter?

As a learning exercise, I'm trying to recreate the Instagram Lark filter using Gimp, but it is a tough nut to crack. I can't seem to get the slighly purplish hue in the sky tones without trashing the ...
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Does shooting at high ISO have a practical impact on battery life compared to exposure time?

I am shooting a nightlapse (RAW frames, Noise Reduction off) using my 6D with a few images every minute (I use Magic Lantern's intervalometer). My battery was in good condition and was close to full (...
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Why is low color temperature in Lightroom more blue rather than more yellow?

Color temperature is the appearance of a black body at that temperature. For example, 2400K is a tungsten bulb, 5500K the sun, etc. In Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom, the temperature slider is making ...

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