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Autofocus is not working

My Nikon D5500 will no longer autofocus. It is a brand new camera with hardly any use. My neighbor, who has vast experience in photography, attached the macro lens, took a few shots, and then it ...
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How do I stitch a panorama to keep horizon without bumps while ignoring problems on nearby trees?

It's the lookout tower below. You can't shoot from a single place - you take pictures from four different positions, distant a few meters one from another. I know there logically must be problems on ...
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Would like to take a photo with 5 cameras simultaneously and send to dropbox or eyefi

I'd like to set up a station in a warehouse to take photos of a pallet before it is shipped. 5 cameras total, one for each side of the pallet and one for a top view. The idea is to roll the pallet ...
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How Does A 5D Mk3 Generate The Histogram It Displays In Live View?

What is happening under the hood when a 5D Mk3 displays a histogram (luminance or RGB)? What exactly is the data it uses (raw sensor data, jpeg or something else)?
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Flash's duration and freezing motion

This question connects with my previous question: Why do cameras that film with high FPS rates cost a lot? I just read that a normal flash illuminates a scene within a 1/250th of a second. (A flash ...
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Corrupted JPG has undesired color bars overlay

I have transferred photos from my camera SD card to my computer (using a card/ram reader) and deleted the original photos. Now I have just realized there are color bars overlaid in photos. Here is an ...
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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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How do I achieve autofocus while zoomed in on a face, if surrounding elements hold more contrast?

I recently bought a new camera, a Panasonic FZ1000, and noticed on more than one occasion when I was photographing my wife in a posed situation, and I choose to zoom in a little for the shot, the ...
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Nikon D3300: Flash causing a shadow across the top of frame

Recently purchased a Nikon D3300. Works great except that the flash is causing a shadow along the top of the frame. I swapped out lenses, played with modes, played with the flash and photographed ...
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Why do cameras that film with high FPS rates cost a lot?

I read that a Phantom will record footage at about 2570 fps @ 1080p. And a high-end bridge camera would capture stills at 1/4000th of a second. So, why is a dark place and a flash required to freeze ...
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Looking for a dslr camera [duplicate]

Being a beginner, which camera I should buy?. Canon 1200d or Nikon d3200. I would love to have detailed analysis between them. And suggest some standard lens for that particular camera, for example - ...
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Help me choose 2 lens for 2 different photoshoot type [on hold]

I decided to buy Nikon D7000 body, and I'm thinking about 2 lens, but I can't decide myself which lenses to buy. So I am thinking about Nikkor 35mm and Nikkor 18-200 or 18-140. I usually shoot ...
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Why does my photo become blurry in manual focus?

When I'm shooting in auto-focus mode, the pictures that I got are crystal clear but when I'm using it in manual-focus mode with the same conditions, the photos become blurry. I also have a question ...
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Why is the Depth of Field Preview button necessary?

I've looked far and wide but i cannot find the answer for this question. I know some older cameras and lenses used to have aperture rings on them, which allowed the user to set how open or closed the ...
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Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 APO Macro super lens

Is there an adapter to fit the Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 APO Macro super lens to the body of a Sony a200
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Can I shoot video with a Canon Rebel XT/350D?

Hello I've been borrowing this camera from a friend because I'm on holiday and they're working. I think it's called a Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT. Does it film video? I've gone through all the modes ...
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Can I discard the XMP sidecar files that Lightroom produces?

From this answer I learned that if I have a photo in Lightroom and I want to edit its metadata using Exiftool then I can save its modifications to an XMP sidecar file, make the changes with ...
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Bullet time 360 using multiple mobile phones [on hold]

Hi i want to do bullet time using 50 mobile phones i need the solution like the link below for the mobile phone . http://www.breezesys.com/MultiCamera/index.htm can any one help me in doing bullet ...
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How can I edit equirectangular images?

How can I edit an equirectangular image that was taken with a Ricoh Theta S? I would like to add text and/or "stickers". Is this possible with a tool like ImageMagick? Sample as requested: And ...
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Is there a way to lock the D7100's mirror up while burst shooting?

I have a Nikon D7100. I've tried to capture water droplets in burst mode. But the mirror speed limits my shooting and makes a discontinuous series of images, even with a 1/2000 shutter speed! Is ...
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How to convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?

I am having a competition in which I have to submit images in RAW format. But I have already clicked some images with Nikon D3200 in JPEG.Is there any way to convert JPEG to RAW format in Photoshop or ...
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Printing A0 poster [duplicate]

I would like to print a photo on an A0 poster, and was wondering if its resolution is OK. Its specs are below: Dimensions: 1152x2048 Horizontal and Vertical resolution: 72 dpi Bit depth: 24 If this ...
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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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What size and resolution should I make digital files that I am selling to clients?

I am new to the business side of photography and have decided to give clients the option to buy digital files with printing rights. I obviously don't know what sizes the client is going to print these ...
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Can I use any brand of flash?

This might seem like a basic question, but I don't see an obvious answer anywhere, so... Can I use just any brand of flash with my Nikon DSLR? The manual warns in dire tones to only use genuine ...
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Light painting apps [on hold]

What are some cool Android apps for light painting with my camera? I want to set 12 secs exposure on my WB250F and light paint with my phone. I earlier created an image with colored strips and ...
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Blown out blue/red light making photos look out of focus

I've only recently started taking photos and got into shooting concerts in a small venue that has neither a pit, nor proper lighting. All they use is some kind of simple LED array. The thing is ...
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First-party Wideconverter do those exist and/or common?

Context So I've seen teleconverters that go onto telephoto lens to increase the perceived focal length of the lens. This allows a lens to focus at one or more additional focal lengths with a cost ...
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What can I put inside a 39mm gel holder?

Context So I have a 39mm gel holder for my Nikon 300 f4. AF lens. Question What can I put inside it? It doesn't look like a normal filter will work.
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Is it safe to test a (possibly) salt-water damaged lens (Tokina 11-16mm) on a new camera body?

I have a Tokina ATX AF116 DXII S - 11-16 mm F2.8 AT-X (II) 116 Pro DX for Sony and I recently ruined my Sony α65 through a salt water wave which caught me out during a storm photoshoot. Weeks ...
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Exif data tool and profile color

I would like to know in a exif data what is the difference between profile CMM type lino and profile CMM type n/a What does it means Profile CMM type?
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Difference between an average “grey” using AV and Manual Modes on Canon 5D Mark II

I have a Canon 5D Mark II. I notice that using AV or TV mode that the meter sets itself to an "average" grey automatically smack in the middle. But using Manual mode, it fluctuates alot no ...
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Which one is better Canon or Nikon [duplicate]

Which one is best DSLR Cam 1) Nikon DSLR D5200 (with AF-S 18-55mm VRII Kit Lens) OR 2) Canon EOS 1200D (Dual Kit (EF S18-55 IS II & EF50mm f/1.8 II)) I need one entry level DSLR Camera to ...
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Which DSLR Camera is good for taking photographs of human body skin [on hold]

I am doing a project on image processing. I need photos with more clarity, details and less noise. The photo will be taking in daylight condition. Which DSLR camera i need to buy. Is there any ...
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Does a lens exist that is parfocal, has a linear zoom throw, and is affordable?

I'm working on a project to create, essentially, a servo-powered zoom lens, using a (D)SLR zoom, a zoom ring gear, and a stepper motor. After mounting the zoom ring gear, I'll attach a pinion gear to ...
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How to obtain 180° FOV and little optical errors?

I'm thinking about building an all-sky camera, i.e. an automated camera that points straight up to the zenith and that captures the entire sky down to the horizon. The idea is to capture celestial ...
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What camera used the largest EXR sensor, and which one offered the largest EXR pixels?

I learned to appreciate Fuji's EXR sensor technology for travel and reporting photography when I used a Fuji X10. But like with all compact cameras, I feel a larger sensor and / or pixel size would ...
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Should I ask the hotel permission to shoot potraits in their room/suite?

This is a question specific to US law, and this is the first time I do this, so that is why I ask. I booked a quite nice hotel suite in NYC and I'd love to shoot portraits of a friend there that is ...
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yn560tx is not connecting to 560iii flashes

Have anyone ever had a problem with the yn560tx not connecting to the 560iii? It was working at one point of time and the night i used it, it just stopped firing the flashes. I have already tried ...
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Do nano coatings actually make a difference?

Nikon famously has "nano coatings" on it's higher ended lens, and many photographers online swear that this visibly improves their images. However, it's not clear what the actual improvement is ...
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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

A friend recently asked for my help to take a series of photos that he could use to create a time lapse effect. For context, it was of him preparing a cocktail for a talk he was giving. Couple of ...
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What's the use of light source directly above model's head?

I have seen many behind-the-scenes photos that depict a large diffused light source (like a LastoLite Skylite Rapid) placed above model's head. Imagine it is like a ceiling. What is this done for? ...
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Vignette creation 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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Black clipping paranoia - rational fear or over critical? [on hold]

Whilst I edit my photo's in Lightroom/Photoshop I always seem to keep a very stern eye on the clipping point warnings in the histogram. Even when the warning highlighting (the blue mask in Lightroom ...
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The viewfinder goes dim [on hold]

My sigma 24-70mm is having issues focusing from the viewfinder, it goes dim n unable to focus when trying to take a shot. But appears to work normally from the live mode
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Can Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 marked as “Distribute in US only”, be activated anywhere in the world?

Some retail version of these software are marked as distribute in certain regions only. Is the activation locked to that region as well?
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Yongnuo YN-685 underexposure issue in bounce mode at longer focal length

I just purchased a new Yongnuo YN685 to replace a trusty but old Canon 580-EX (the original, not the II version) that is misfiring and may be on its last legs. After playing with it for a few ...
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Most compact old lens for under $50 [closed]

What is the most compact old manual lens I can buy on eBay? I don't want to spend more than $50. It also has to not destroy the sensor of an E-Mount camera. I'd also like it to be f/2.8 or faster. I ...
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What is the precise model and background of this Kodak Six-20 camera with bellows?

I got this camera from my grand-mother who was French. I have been trying to identify it, although there seems to be a large amount of cameras from the same era that Kodak manufactured and that all ...
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Why do camera manufacturers stick with the same awkward control layout imposed by film cameras? [closed]

You could replace the full set of controls with some much more intuitive and integrated click-wheel or touch-screen controls. But a good chunk of photography classes (my wife has taken a few courses) ...

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