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How do I speed up button-to-picture for Canon XTi (400D)?

I'm trying to set up a fast image capture without using a strobe. The camera is connected to a shutter release device (pinewood derby timer) which triggers the camera when the first car passes the ...
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what is the camera fstop and lens fstop correlation? [duplicate]

my sigma 50-500mm DG lens has range of f 4.5 - f 6.3, but in my Canon 70D camera I can still set fstop to 22 in manual mode. 1)How these two correlate? 2)Would a f22 setting in camera will have no ...
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Tamron 24-70mm 2.8f What is the best Canon to go with?

I recently bought a tamron 24-70mm f2.8 for Canon, So I would like some advices to buy the best body for this lens. I am doing wedding and nightclubs photography and my budget is around 2000$
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Why are some big telephoto lenses so expensive compared to telescopes?

I'm looking at an ad for a used Canon 1200mm f/5.6L EF USM Autofocus Lens where they are asking $180,000. Yes, that's not a typo. I don't get it. I'm an amateur astronomer and I know I can buy a ...
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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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Best all-around ~$600 standard zoom lens for Canon? [closed]

I have a Rebel T2i, I was wondering what standard zoom lens is the best around $600. I'm mainly shooting landscapes / cities / peoples. I've done some research and came up with 17-50, 18-55 from ...
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When can cropping off a part or including the whole subject's body be considered a distraction?

Basically the question is that when am I free to chop off the subject's body part and when I am not? These photos are taken by me. Can you see the chopped body parts here? I wish to understand the ...
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How to take a picture at the same time everyday?

I am currently wanting to design a system that I could leave outside permanently, and have it take a photo(or series) at the same time of the day, for a year, and then compile those into a single ...
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Photoshop automate copying shapes and changing color [on hold]

I am currently manually creating a set of cards. The cards consist of 1-5 copies of the same shape, in one of a handful of colors. For example, I have a card with 1 red circle, a card with 2 red ...
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Why do I have to set my flash to -3ev flash exposure compensation?

I have a Canon 70d and I use the 622c wireless trigger/remote with the YN 565 EX flashes. When setting them on E-TTL, all my shots are overexposed. I've checked the camera and the flashes and all the ...
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Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)

I have a square image (300 x 300), and I'd like to apply the "bubble effect" as shown here: Specifically: I only want the "bubble" part in this example Make image round and give it that curved ...
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Does MC-DC2 release cable work with Nikon D750?

I see confusing views about the Nikon MC-DC2 remote release cord. Some people say it is compatible with the D750, and some say it is not. I am not sure if any one here has successfully used MC-DC2 ...
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How do shutter speed, ISO and aperture work together to control exposure?

When shooting in natural or ambient artificial light (without flash, basically), how do light, shutter speed, ISO and aperture work together to control exposure?
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Taking dark/black pictures instead of a blurry background [on hold]

I am trying to take shots having the main object clear and sharp, and the object behind it blurry. The result is dark or black pictures, and I don't see the blurriness I am looking for. Using Nikon ...
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Nikon D3200: Issues with focus, clarity and noise in low-light conditions

I am just having a ton of issues with my Nikon D3200. I am finding that in post-processing a lot of my photos are lacking clarity. I am also finding that it performs TERRIBLY in low light. The is a ...
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Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

I've got some lenses of brand X, but I've just got a new camera of brand Y. How can I tell if it's possible to use my lenses on my camera? I accept that I may lose a lot of automatic functionality ...
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How to compose a scene when including the actual context isn't simply practical?

In the below photograph of mine the father and the child were watching the wall lizard in the room. It wasn't practical for me to include the lizard since it was far away on the roof. Moreover the ...
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Can deconvolution reverse softness caused by diffraction?

I'm aware that diffraction limits the maximum optical resolution of any lens, especially when stopped down to very small apertures. Some camera manufacturers, such as Pentax and Olympus, have ...
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What is a grabber frame and how does it work? [on hold]

I need to understand what is meant by a "grabber frame" and where can we use it? How does it work?.
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What are the different Canon tripod mount ring types for?

What are the types of Canon's tripod mount rings? I've heard about A, B, C and D types, but have no idea what it means or what the difference between them is.
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Where can I get replacement parts for a Mamiya RB67 film back?

I bought a film back for my Mamiya RB off eBay over a year ago, and it has this stupid problem where the little piece that holds the top of the film spool (not the takeup reel, and not the piece that ...
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Is it possible to change the options of multiple Lightroom keywords at once?

I need to change the way Lightroom handles its keywords. (see my question and NickM’s answer: Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords? Is it possible to change ...
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How can I compare 'super-zoom' lenses to make up my mind which one I should buy?

So I am currently looking to buy a 'super zoom' lens to be used along my 35mm for travelling. I have already compiled a number of different suitable lenses within my budget range and focal length. I ...
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How can I view vintage medium-format negatives (from about 1950)?

I have been given a box of vintage negatives from my late Fathers estate. I believe they were taken in the '50s and the size is about 6 x 9.5 cm. Is there a piece of kit I could view these old ...
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Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords?

I got a lot of RAW files I want to keep as jpeg files. So I export them from Lightroom (use same folder like original file, add to this catalogue, include all metadata). My image has the single ...
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Flash Exposure Compensation w/Bounced Flash?

I can't seem to get Flash Exposure Compensation to work when I am bouncing my flash. Any ideas on what I might be overlooking? -I have a Canon 6d, with Yongnuo 600 EXRT flashes (Canon knockoff), and ...
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Is it feasible to use a Canon lens on Nikon body for extra macro ability?

I realize there's no way to mount a Canon lens on a Nikon body and get the full focus range, but is it possible to use an adapter to get a sort of extra macro, and get decent results? I'd imagine it ...
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Is using live view for accurate manual focusing really better?

Commonly I hear of landscape photographers who rely on live view to focus now. The process I use is: Tripod mount the camera Switch lens to manual focus Enter Live View Live View zoom to maximum ...
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How do I zoom in during image playback on a Nikon D3300?

I am new to the camera world. I have recently purchased a Nikon D3300. After I have taken a photo and try to view it on the screen, the plus (+magnification) button appears to do nothing when I try to ...
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Why is the bottom half my picture black when shooting with Cowboy Studio remote triggers?

This is my very first day of shooting with flash and remote flash. And picture turned out like this: Bottom half of it is black. I have no idea what has caused this and how to prevent it? I just know ...
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Which Canon lenses use a B size tripod mount?

Which Canon lenses use a B size tripod mount?
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What are the advantages and disdvantages of the Canon 18-55 IS MKII vs IS STM kit lenses?

I'm trying to figure out the difference between the IS MKII lens and the IS STM lens. Specifically, I am looking at the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. On that Amazon page, there are three ...
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How to boost my camera's responsiveness with Magic lantern installed?

I recently installed magic lantern on Canon 500D, but now it responds much more slowly than it used to. Is there a way to improve this?
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How do I photograph a landscape with a solar eclipse where the sun is not the main subject?

In a couple of weeks (March 20th) the UK will experience a near total eclipse (~90%). So, I've read the information in these two questions: How to take photos of a solar eclipse without damaging ...
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Canon 55-250, Rebel/XS, fails on *manual* focus?

I realize this is rather old hardware, at least as digital goes, but I'm hoping to hand it down to a friend as a starter kit. Every once in a while, my Digital Rebel XS will refuse to take a shot ...
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Will the Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS provide significant benefit over non IS for basketball and volleyball?

I am trying to figure out if I really need the image stabilization feature at almost double the cost. I am a freelancer and shoot sports. During basketball and volleyball contests I am using the Sigma ...
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Free program for editing pictures

I'm looking to find a free program that allows me to edit my images. Ones I have used so far are very limited, so if you have any ideas please let me know. Thanks Rachel
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Canon DSLR camera for web and graphic design photos [duplicate]

I am a web designer and wanting to get into photography, so the photos I take will be mainly for websites, and sometimes for graphic design work. Can someone please give me some suggestions on which ...
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Why will all of my pictures on my memory card not download?

I have a Canon T3I that I received for Christmas. With the card in the camera, it shows I have over 400 pictures and I can view them on the camera screen. However, when I try to download them on my ...
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Is the Gorillapod sturdy enough for super-zoom lens and long exposure?

I am interested in buying the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom to be used as a travel tripod. My camera is a D3300 together with a 35mm and a super zoom lens (still haven't decided which one to buy, but something ...
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How to fix shutter problem with Magic Lantern on a Canon EOS M?

I installed Magic Lantern on my Canon EOS M. Eventually the shutter is blocked and you can´t take a picture. The problem is more common with the 22mm F2.0 lens than with the 18-55mm lens. Does anyone ...
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My NIKKOR 55-200mm lens behaves like it is not attached to the camera, even though it is attached

I just purchased a Nikon D5500 with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, along with one digital high-def 2.2x teleconverter and a digital high-def .43x super wide angle lens with macro filter. The ...
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Collections with photos plus their Virtual Copies

How do I create a collection (or a smart collection) that contains all the photos that have virtual copies and their VCs? I want to search a folder for all the files that have VCs (either using ...
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How fast does a sensor cool down sufficiently after a long exposure?

If I am taking long exposures for star trails how long should I wait between exposures to allow the sensor to cool down?
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What type of lens mount is this Som Berthiot?

I bought this som berthiot 20mm f1.9 lens assuming it was a c-mount but it is much smaller with an elongated screw mount. Can't figure out what type of mount this could be. Here it is compared to ...
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What is the -5 to +5 scale below the aperture number on the back of my Canon DSLR?

Hello guys, I am completely new on this photography world and honestly I don't have much knowledge about it, but I really want to learn... and read. I've been reading about modes, light, shutter ...
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When going from lighttable to darkroom raw files are unavailable

I loaded 29 images into darktable 1.4-2 (Ubuntu 14.04). I did not have time to edit all of the images and had to shutdown for the night. The next time I opened darktable and tried to finish my edits, ...
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Is there any hope for Exif TimeZoneOffset as a standard?

The TimeZoneOffset Exif tag was proposed as an ISO photography standard several years ago but never made it into the EXIF standard or MWG guidelines. I can write data to this tag using exiftool and ...
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How to nail focus for DSLR astrophotography?

I've been doing a bit of astrophotography and the problem that I almost always have is nailing focus. I'll manually focus on a bright star or the moon (which hopefully isn't an option!) by magnifying ...
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How should one compare lenses for new mirrorless cameras vs established best of class?

As someone recently new to photography, I am curious for those jumping on the mirrorless bandwagon what concrete things (especially re: quality) are sacrificed moving to these cameras. Take for ...

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