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At which lux level do the Nikon 1 cameras switch from PDAF to contrast-detection?

The Nikon 1 cameras are famous for being able to track focus with their on sensor PDAF. But the story goes that if light is low, it will switch to contrast-detect only and will not track focus as ...
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What might cause horizontal artifacts in Lightroom after import?

I have some old photos on the SD card in my Sony A57. After importing into Lightroom, there are horizontal artifacts on most of the imported photos. This is a screen grab of Lightroom displaying one ...
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Where can I find viewfinder adaptions for the Fujifilm HS series?

For model series S/HS, in particular HS25, HS30, ... That Fujifilm's viewfinder seems designed (misdesigned) only for persons with very wide set eyes (or with very non-prominent noses and nose ...
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Does the Eyefi X2 Pro transfer files point-to-point in “private network” mode?

The EyeFi X2 Pro has three network modes: private, direct, and "hotspot". The hotspot mode is part of a previous offering where they had a deal with AT&T and others to allow use of various ...
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Are there still two classes of Canon IXUS/Powershot/IXY/ELPH around?

When I last time bought a Canon Digital IXUS compact camera, there were basically two series available: "Ultra-compact" Digital IXUS 65 ... 70 ... 75 ... 85 IS ... (Europe) Powershot ...
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What is the difference between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?

What are the significant differences between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?
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What is the meaning of the distance parameter for line control points?

After fine-tuning control points in Hugin the distance parameter indicates the correlation of two control points in different images and is a value between 0 and 1. However, line control points ...
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Per-Application Color Management under GNOME3

I have recently used DispcalGUI and a Spyder4 to calibrate my monitor. I have selected the resulting calibration profile with the GNOME setting manager. However, instead of making my workflow more ...
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How do I turn off the BULB and LIVE TIME mode of my OLYMPUS OM-D EM-5?

I have recently purchased an Olympus OM-D EM-5. I did some research and playing around and figured out how to use the camera and the options I wanted. Everything was working fine, I was using the ...
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Nikon Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 backwards compatibility

Ever since the press release, everywhere I look for details on Nikon’s WR-R10 wireless transceiver and WR-T10 wireless transmitter, I always seem to find them mentioned in conjunction with the new ...
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Why does my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 have far greater shutter lag in EVF mode than in LCD mode?

The shutter lag on my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is much longer in EVF mode (just under half a second) than in LCD mode (about 0.15 seconds). What would explain this anomaly?
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Nude model in Thailand

I am going to travel to Thailand at the beginning of October. I will get to see this beautiful country and hopefully take some nice shot of it. I do have some hours of spare time, which I'd like to ...
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How can I mount 1.25" filters on a webcam?

I have a webcam-like camera with a CMOS sensor and a C-mount type. And there are some filters used in astronomy that have a diameter of 1.25" type. There is adapters of course between those two mount ...
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How much light is lost through a typical matte focusing screen?

My understanding is, the focusing screen, being matte, will diffuse some amount of light in a direction that is not captured by the optical viewfinder. I am aware of some technical developments ...
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A 13“x19” printer / archival quality ink combination?

I've been looking at the Canon® PIXMA PRO-100 which has positive reviews but it uses Canon ChromaLife100 ink which is rated for 100 years when stored in an album. Can this be considered "archival" ...
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Mid/high-end mirrorless cameras with documented control protocol that can connect to existing wifi networks?

I'm searching for a mid to high-end mirrorless camera that can connect to an existing WiFi network and has a publicly documented control protocol. Note that such information is hard to find, because ...
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Measuring and Duplicating Camera Orientation on a Ball Mount

I have a Pentax K5 with its default lens, and a ball-mount tripod that can hold 17 lbs max. I need to take two shots in two different locations, and have the camera in the same spatial orientation ...
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What is this plastic ring called on a tripod and can I get a replacement?

I have a Hama Compact Traveller Tripod in which the plastic ring that inserts where the tripod head and metal tube goes is broken. Is it possible to get a replacement for this as I do not wish to ...
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Can I use generic flash tubes for studio strobes?

My flash tube in my Elinchrom Style 600RX burned, and I am looking for a new flash tube for it. It is hard to find them in stock anywhere. I was wondering if I can just get another brand, or some ...
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How to avoid glare problems with insert-your-photo portfolio books?

Right now I am using the Itoya Art Profolio Expo 8.5X11 ("XP-12-8") and have my prints (Kodak Endura Lustre) and tear sheets sitting loose inside. The good thing is that the tear sheets are safe (I ...
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How much flare should I expect with a Hoya HMC Filter?

After I did some review comparison (especially this one) I bought a 67mm Hoya HMC filter. Then I took some comparison pictures. Do you think the flare is within the acceptable range?
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How can I calculate the effect of a supplementary close-up lens (a.k.a macro filter)?

If I have a +1, +2, +4, or +10 close-up lens which attaches to the front of my regular lens, how can I calculate its effect on close focusing distance, figure out how much magnification I can get from ...
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Lens adaptors for a 30mm ring size wearable camera. with either 4x 8x or 12x fixed power

I have what is called a wearable camera. I am looking to improve and enhance my view as a better live eye look, rather than the distant view all wearable's have in today's market. The camera has a ...
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Shooting video frame by frame / electronic vs mechanical

I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR soon for doing frame-by-frame paper, stop-motion animation video work. I do not want to have to keep fixing a mechanical shutter for my DSLR, which I hear is a ...
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Olympus BH-2 Microscope and an Olympus E-3 DSLR

I have an Olympus BH-2 Microscope and an Olympus E-3 DSLR. What do I need to connect the 2? I think need: Trinocular head, Lens adapter, Camera adapter, Photo eyepiece. Is this everything I need? ...
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Sony a7 raw files converted to DNG won't open in non-Adobe applications

I have accidentally converted some of my RAW files into DNG while importing to Lightroom. Normally this is not a problem as most photo applications open DNGs as well. My issue is that whatever photo I ...
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What process was used to make this glass plate?

I have an old glass positive photo from about 1850. Does anyone know what process was used? Heliotipy? Puharotipy? I'm think that the author of the image is Puhar I have an appointment with the ...
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AF mirror not flipping on Canon 350D

My Canon 350D is no longer raising the AF mirror when it takes a photo. Instead, it looks like this when the mirror flips up. This results in a photo that is half black due to the sensor being ...
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Photoshop only prints in B&W on Pixma Pro 9000, MK2

One week ago I purchased the Canon Pixma Pro 9000, mk2. Using photoshop, every print I printed, up to today, was breathtakingly beautiful in all sizes. 8x10,11x14,13x19's looked like you could ...
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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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Is there a tool to compare image EXIF data across folders, so I can eliminate duplicates?

Is there a tool that can take two folders of images files and give comparison (duplicates info) based on images' EXIF data, instead of comparing file size or file dates (which tend to be unreliable ...
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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WIll an Olympus TCON-17X teleconverter work on a Fujifilm X100 series camera?

IFAIK the X100 has a 49mm thread via a AR-X100 and the Olympus TCON-17X has a 55mm so the connection should be no problem but has anyone tried it? Thank you. Edit: Added AR-X100.
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Does flash tube size matter for studio lighting?

I'm trying to buy a set of studio strobes, but the ones available to me have a rather small flash tube, being 400W (FotoBestWay) and 300W (Godox) units. But in the past I have worked with 200W units ...
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What is the practical purpose of “use raw as original” in Photos for OS X?

Within OS X Photos app, when I shoot jpeg/raw and upload to Photos, I get an image representing both files. By default I am looking at the jpeg. Or I can choose a command "Use Raw as Original". I ...
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How should I price sale or license of my photographs to a site which will sell them in turn?

I have a celebrity charity event coming up soon. I am photographing VIPs at step & repeat with four celebrities, stage show with 20+ celebrities, VIP party with all celebrities. This is a 5 hour ...
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What (if any) are the differences between Minolta's SAL500F8 and Sony's SAL500F80?

I would love to buy one of these autofocus 500mm f8 lenses, but information about these lenses is sparse, and I haven't been able to find anything at all about if Sony made any changes to the lens ...
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Nikon D5300 Freezing?

Sometimes when I am taking pictures, or record 60FPS video only, the camera will simply freeze, and if switched off, it won't respond and display what was on the screen right before it freezed. The ...
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Do I need to calibrate my mirror lens?

First off, I'm sorry for the slide-show, but I've had this lens a long time now and I'm fed up with it. A while back I tried adjusting this ring to either extreme and couldn't see a difference. No ...
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What does darktable noiseprofiling read_pfm parameters mean?

I'm trying to analysis darktable. I'm windows user. I found the usage of darktable like as following on noiseprofile.c. usage : input.pfm [-c a1 b1] Here, I want to know the c and a1 and b1. ...
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Online stores for second hand photo equipment in France

What are the biggest reputable online camera stores in France that offer used equipment for sale? Is there anything similar to keh.com either in France or in nearby countries (with affordable, ...
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What type of USB cable is this? / Panasonic TZ40

I have appeared to have lost the original USB charging cable for my TZ40. At my best guess, I went to 2 computer shops today to try a 8 pin mini USB. It fitted, but neither charged it... I just ...
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How to get the “Instagram filter like effect” this photos have?

I'm trying to achieve these "Macklemore effect" (kind of a Instagram filter) on some photos I'm editing. What setting (or group of settings) is more important for that? Levels? Curves? A color layer ...
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Stuck on importing images to collection from lr mobile

I am using Lightroom CC 2015. I have synced my iPhone images using Lightroom mobile. This leads to the images being available: in the collection "iPhone Photos" in the box "From Lr Mobile". in the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What effect does Gary Fong's collapsible LightSphere have on color temperature?

I intend to use a Gary Fong collapsible LightSphere, the one with white-transparent body and the warmer yellow semi-sphere for shooting portraits on locations and studio. How can I know the real ...
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Is there modded firmware available for Fujifilm Finepix S1?

Fujifilm Finepix S1 makes really fine pix indeed, and the videos are also quite nice. One fly in the ointment, however, is that when filming HD video, one shot is limited to 24 or 15 minutes (720p60 ...
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Aperture - unreferenced image - how to relocate it

I think I'm missing something obvious again. I'm importing my Aperture library into an Aperture library I have on my external drive (like I asked about before). The issue is that I have some files ...

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