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Can you use it? Of course... no one would stop you, but if you mean what results you'd get, odds are the film will be darkened along its edges by light leakage, and there may have been some chemical reaction with the air. If it is monochrome film, though, and the camera was not subjected to high temperatures (over 25 C) or high humidity, the film may work ...


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In general, no, not only do you not need it, but it won't help at all. In order to provide any meaningful amount of light more than a few feet away, you need a very, very powerful flash — much more than you can get in anything battery powered. Unless you are right on the field — less than ten feet away from your subject — even an expensive hotshoe flash ...


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How outdated is the [1D] Mark III compared to other Canon or Nikon cameras in the low/mid price range? A bit. But in other ways, not at all. The biggest advances since 2007 have been in high ISO performance and resolution on the sensor. Comparing a 10MP 2007 APS-H sensor to a current 20MP ASP-C or full frame sensor is going to be a bit like comparing ...


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Most "true" macro lenses (i.e., those that can achieve 1:1 magnification; that is the image on the sensor is the same size as in real life) can double as extremely sharp portrait lenses, since most of them are f/2.8 longer primes. However, they'll cost quite a bit more than "a few hundreds" (most seem to be in the $400-$1000 range). There might be some ...


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If you are going to make mostly portraits, a 50mm prime would fit you much better. Not only gives you a lower aperture, but the image quality is better with primes. Don't worry about the "ideal" 70-90mm range, 50mm is a classic focal length for portraits.


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Will I regret not being able to zoom 10x :( Nobody can tell except yourself. Rent the D5500 with the AF-S DX 18-55mm VR II and try it out. I really like the vary angle LCD thing and the fact its lighter and has wifi built in Just like big optical zoom, these are not exactly the main features of a DSLR. You should consider all features of both ...


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No, you're not wasting your time considering a dSLR, but you may want to consider looking at older used models, and possibly into mirrorless cameras if you're on that tight of a budget. A bridge camera can do several things a dSLR cannot without specialized lenses, such as supertelephoto and macro shooting, so you do have to weigh just how much you plan on ...


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Almost any digital camera should last several years. It does not matter if it is a bridge or DSLR, or even a compact. More expensive ones are usually more sturdy but I still have several digital cameras which are 5+ years old and work well. They were replaced becuase something better came along not because one stopped working. Since you mentioned astro ...


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I would consider a shoot through umbrella that also can be used with a cover as an umbrella to reflect the light to be the most versatile. For portraits you can do a lot with an umbrella and a bare flash, of course you'll need to flash units for that. On camera I wouldn't waste your money on a Fong Bong, just make sure your flash can rotate properly and ...


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Just to put things into perspective, I own a Canon 5Ds, released mid July 2015. it is the first 50MP full frame camera from Canon. Last weekend, I went to a commercial shoot of two simultaneous weddings at a golf club. the project was to show the golf courses capabilities. Now naturally, I used the Canon 5Ds, and for my assistants, one of the very juniors ...


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It's what the person does that makes a good photograph, not the equipment. That is, the composition, timing, inspiration, the story they want to tell, the way they control the camera to achieve the desired effect are the key things that make a good image. Consider all the iconic photographers from 40 years ago or more, Henri Cartier Bresson, Don McCullin, ...



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