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I would first consider what focal lengths are needed. I am not a sports photographer but I have been able to shoot some middle and high school basketball where I could stand right at the sideline and often found my lenses to be too long. On an APS-sized sensor camera (likely like the entry-level Canon DSLR she's using) I found a 50mm lens to be an acceptable ...


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I would grab the Canon 135mm f/2.0. Its light gathering capabilities are fantastic and the price is quite reasonable. You can also add an extender for more range if desired and still get a fast result.


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I actually think a DSLR will work. You can pick up an old canon 1d3, and its shutter last at least 300k. If you do 1000 pics a day it will last you 300 days. Shutter replacement is about $300. I have friends using this camera on its 3rd or 4th shutter without any other issues.


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I remember reading this question when asked, but now something else stands out to me that I'm surprised I don't see mentioned: the volume of photos. At the same time it must be able to withstand a volume of thousands of pictures per day. Imagine a conveyor belt going through a properly lighted box with a camera hanging over it. For arguments sake, you ...


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It sounds like one of Fuji's mirrorless models like the X-T1 would work for this application. Relevant features include: a widely-praised 16Mpx sensor excellent color fidelity selection of lenses support for tethered shooting, including a Lightroom plugin electronic shutter One caveat is that you can't use flash with the electronic shutter, but ...


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I find it essential when using back button focus. Trying to hold the camera in portrait orientation and use the AF-ON button is very awkward. A battery grip normally has a duplicate AF-ON button in the correct place.


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I think it is a must-have on entry level bodies if you are attaching pro zoom lenses, a large speedlight, or microphone. If not, the camera feels extremely off balance and is just hard to use. Some people say the extra weight is a problem, I disagree. I got a grip to make the camera bigger for my hands, have a button for portrait orientation shots, and have ...


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For this application, I'd lean toward some kind of webcam for the following reason: choice: There's a huge selection of webcams available in different resolutions and at different price points, so it shouldn't be hard to find an effective solution that will still keep the cost down. ease of use: Many webcams have built-in web servers, so that "taking a ...


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For the price tag (dpreview lists $598.00 per unit and ebay uk auctions aren't hugely different) there will definitely be many cheaper options available if your concern is cost. At this point much cheaper options for 12mp wifi enabled cameras like GoPro clones at around £40 ukp which could be triggered over wi-fi via some kind of control system (either pc ...


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The most secure way to do this would be to use a smart phone instead of a camera, and ensure that the storage is encrypted. Modern versions of Android support hardware encryption. If you erase images on encrypted storage, there is no way to recover them. Obviously you'd need to make sure you disable any automatic photo backup settings. Something like the ...


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The color temperature of your bulbs is not as important as you seem to think. What is important if you require fairly critical color accuracy is that, regardless of the temperature their output is centered on, your bulbs need to output most if not all of the full spectrum of visible light. In general for photographic purposes you want lights with a Color ...


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You don't need to shoot with "daylight" bulbs. Just match the camera white balance to match the light source. That WILL be the right temperature. If you shoot RAW is doesn't really matter at all because you can change it or fine tune it in post processing. I would suggest large wattage 5000K Compact Flourescent bulbs. A 45W CFL equals about 200W. They are ...


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Many manufacturers offer viewfinder extenders, but Fuji doesn't list one among the accessories for HS-series cameras. However, there are some third party "viewfinder magnifier" options that fit cameras from a number of manufacturers, including Fuji. It's hard to say whether these would fit your model (especially considering the age of this question) but they ...


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All the other answers are correct. However there is one aspect missing: Don't expect more than what is technically possible Art is the single most demanding type of photography because it asks for colour accuracy. More often than not it is impossible to create a colour-correct print of an artwork. The reason is simple: The colours that Artists use are ...


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Generally speaking for portrait and event photography I would recommend getting rid of everything but the 100mm macro. Pickup a 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8. Beyond a general recommendation I can't tell you much more. What I would recommend is bringing your images into software such as Adobe Lightroom that allows you to see the percentage of images ...


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Frankly, you don't need a new lens, although there's certainly better glass to be had than what's in your bag. You need lighting gear. Portraits are basically made by the lighting, not so much the camera and lens (see the Strobist and Tangents). And the idea that better gear gets you a better keeper rate doesn't always hold true. Better sharpness, lower ...


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Going to a full frame sensor, you're going to want more "reach" .. If you're doing a lot of portrait work, I'd definitely look into getting a 85mm ... it complements a full frame body nicely and gives a very natural look. I'm not sure what your budget is, but look at the f 1.8 or f 1.2 versions ... personally, I like the f 1.8 version better as I very rarely ...


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I used to work as an assistant to a guy who shot accessions for the Corcoran Gallery in DC. He used a standard copy photography lighting technique with two Lowell D (now DP) hot lights reflected out of 60" silver umbrellas placed at 45° angles to the art on each side of the camera with their throw pattern overlapping a bit for greater evenness across the ...


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The gear actually isn't as important in your situation as the workflow to preserve color accuracy. The main issues you'll need to consider are: Accurate white balancing when shooting. This typically involves shooting in RAW format (so you need a camera that shoots in RAW) with some type of color reference in the frame--something like a WhiBal or ...


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Some general recomendations. 1) The resolution of the file. You need at least 150 ppi for this. At 3 ft you need 3x12x150=5400px on the long side. So you need a 24Mpx file at least. 2) You want a sharp lens. Try a Prime lens for this. The longer focal length the better becouse you reduce barrel distortion. Lets say an 85mm. 3) Good ilumination. a) You ...


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Your best bet is to totally design it yourself. Take a look at this link for some ideas: mechanical shutter release Google Search


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Commercial photography is all about building brands. You have to be a master at the technical and artistic aspects of photography to receive a commercial photography assignment and successfully produce the desired result. Think about what you want to specialize in as commercial photography includes a wide range of distinct areas. If you want to focus in on ...


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A few thoughts : Thinking of buying a compact camera that can make good quality shots. There's an old saying ( which is true ) that good photographers take good photos, cameras don't. Learning technique is very important. Does the Sony A5000 represent a good value ? This rather depends on you. It's wasted if you just expect the camera to take ...


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As this question was originally asked five years ago and still keeps getting asked over and over again by beginner photographers and enthusiast consumers alike, I'll try to bring few fresh points to the table. This answer assumes that you have already decided to purchase a dSLR. But if you are still not sure whether to get into the dSLR world, please do ...



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