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Most dSLRs have the capability to be set to save both the RAW and JPEG versions of an image. The RAW file is (mostly) the raw data dump from the sensor, while the JPEG is a compressed file, where some of the color data was discarded in order to make the file much smaller. If you simply go to the size/quality settings in your camera, and turn off RAW+JPEG, ...


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That's how it's meant to look. Refer the manual from Canon's website, page 23: Refer also p36: the top LCD should be the same.


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Mirror moves so that you can track image in real time, framing object better and keeping eye on surroundings. Also, when mirror comes back to normal position, so does AF/AE system. In some DSLRs (maybe SLRs as well) quick shooting with mirror locked-up (and sometime additional restrictions like locked metering) gives higher frame-rate. Example is Canon's ...


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You probably took raw and jpeg images. take a look at the file extension, one is probably .nef and the other .jpeg Is there a way to turn this off so I don't have to go through and delete one copy of everything all the time. Yes, you have to check you user manual for that. If you only want either one, you have to decide which one. Nikon has this ...


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I was just wondering is it meant to be there or is it manufacturing error? It's definitely intentional -- it's the same in the viewfinder and on the top LCD on my Canon 6D. However, the icon on the Battery Info page on the main screen lacks the open spot. My educated guess is that the hole in the battery icon provides access for the conductors that ...


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You want to contact Sigma and find out if they'll still rechip the lens. Given the age of the lens and the fact that you're not the original owner, they may not be able to rechip it, or might charge for it, but it's worth a shot--the worst they can do is say no. Third party lens makers typically reverse engineer the electronic communication between the ...


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Because in most shooting modes you want the camera to perform Auto Focus and/or metering between each frame. If you are shooting action or sports and your subject is moving towards or away from you AF for each frame is essential. In conventionally designed DLSRs, the mirror must be down to auto focus and to meter. There are some higher end cameras that ...


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This screen also known as a "ground glass screen" (though it's not always made of glass) has a very fine etched pattern on one side of it to facilitate the way it scatters light. Cleaning the side of it with this surface is not practical as it's likely to both deposit small particles into this etched surface and possibly damage the etched surface (think ...


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Interesting thread - however outdated. Nikon released the DF Full Frame DSLR with a refined body that is close to the classic SLR form factor. That was a few years ago already so I suspect we'll see another evolution soon. Unfortunately, if you want something smaller you still have to go mirrorless. Mirrorless camera technology has advanced quickly and ...



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