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Most kit lenses don't get glowing reviews. Where you have to take the "invest in the glass not the camera" philosophy to heart is in the overall lens selection for the mount you're about to buy into. Digital bodies come and go all the time. They depreciate at the rate of most digital electronics: rapidly. Glass is much slower to lose value or to become ...


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Photoshop Ram Requirements Photoshop by default does not require a lot of RAM, however when working with larger files or files with a larger bit depth or effects like the Liquify Tool, it can play an important role in performance. If you intend to use any of the video editing capabilities of Photoshop this will also be true. I recommend not working in ...


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Sorry for the last answer. You could get an Android or iPhone application built to record the direction and other data needed. The idea is this: connect and interface with your mobile instead of the GPS unit. When the camera clicks, phone receives a signal. Your phone's internal GPS and gyroscope records the direction and the phones GPS records the ...


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If you want a lot of control options, the specs to look for are: Full Manual mode (or all the PSAM modes, usually the same thing); gives you full control over exposure settings. RAW capability; gives you more latitude for post-processing. If you want good performance with a flash, the specs to look for are: A flash hotshoe; gives you the easiest option ...


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With RF-602, RF-603, or RF-603ii triggers, these days, the YN-560iii is the best purchase, since it comes with a built-in receiver for those triggers.


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I would put louvres high in the door and a take-out fan in the window. This draws air from the house through the darkroom and out of the window. The cats would be safe, since the chemically laden air would go straight out, not back into the house. Also I would put a slightly more powerful fan in the door, so as to blow in more air than the window-fan would ...


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I shoot sports and recently (today, actually, which is why I'm researching why there is a such a drastic difference between the two cameras for next time) got my daughter to assist me, and rather than giving her my spare D200 — which she is unfamiliar with — I let her use her own D5100, which I wrongly thought would be adequste (going by reviews). The ...


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I travel constantly with my 4-section CF Manfrotto. The 4-section legs are the critical element. With the head rotated 90 degrees, it fits perfectly into my carry-on sized luggage. I've traveled across the US and to multiple countries this way, and have never checked it. I've never been questioned as it went through the X-Ray machine either, though it ...


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I have a Feisol 3441SB, which they class as a travel tripod, and is a very capable carbon-fibre tripod. I've taken it travelling a few times. It's full-size (130-180cm max height), but only weighs about 1.4kg (3lb) so doesn't make a huge dent in my luggage weight allowance. They claim it supports 7kg, and I've used it with maybe 2kg of camera + lens, and ...


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This will depend heavily on your focus of the dive. Photography Focused If you're diving with the focus of photography, you'll want to start down a path that allows you can scale your equipment. This leads to a DSLR that can operate with underwater lighting, RAW output, customized settings, etc. This housing will be large and you will have to fumble with ...


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Having been in your situation, I can safely say there are no perfect answers. I had an xTi (400D) and was looking to do underwater photography. I ended up deciding it was not worth it to get an underwater enclosure that cost more than the camera itself, so decided to wait until I could get a nicer camera to be worth it. In the interim, I went looking ...


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One thing long forgotten apparently is that there are flexible lenshoods, basically rubber tubes that can be extended to different lengths. While far from universal (and not designed for the purpose, they're designed for things like pressing against a window to reduce reflections), they can work for different lenses with similar but different focal lengths. ...


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I remember when I took my first photography class and I had a bridge camera, Nikon P90. It was not sufficient for me then, because it is a camera with basic things, you can't switch lenses, so you can't pursue very good image quality. However, it depends what you are searching for, what type of class you are taking (for very beginners or you will reach ...


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Lens hoods are designed according to the lens design and the lens filter diameter. For example, you can't use the same hood for both Canon 50mm 1.8 and Canon 100mm 1.8, because the first one has filter diameter 58mm and the other one 67mm. So here one hood would not be compatible for both lenses. The other thing to consider is the lens design - manufacturers ...


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I would recommend the 5d mark III without a doubt. Yes it's more, but the mark II has an antiquated AF system with a 9-point diamond. It's fine for most things but if you want to track objects such as aircraft, sports players, etc. the 61-pt AF system in the mark III is much better. Zone mode, expansion mode, spot too, all help get that shot! Also the ...


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The resolution difference is so small that it is irrelevant. Technological improvements on the other hand deliver a much better performance from the Mark III version with almost 2 full stops of improvements in terms of image-noise at high-ISO. In terms of photography though, the most significant difference between the two is that the Mark III has a 100% ...


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The 5D mk2 was released in 2008, the mk3 in 2012, 4 years is a long time in technology. The mk3 is much better, it is better because of 4 years of sensor technology research, the pixel size makes a difference only if everything else is the same - and when you compare a models that have a 4 years difference everything isn't even close to the same. If you ...


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NO On the contrary. It is advisable using different hoods on the same super-zoom lens for different focal length. Usually the original lens hood for such lenses are ok on the short end of the zoom area. That has the shape of an ultra wide angle lens hood. In the mid of the zoom area and especially near the far edge (long focal length) this lens hood is far ...


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I will add my 5 cents worth (can't do 2 anymore, we discontinued the penny in Canada). First, I will add that I have only shot in the studio about a half dozen times in meetups with other photographers. I have almost exclusively used my 28-135mm for all of these shoots. It isn't a great lens, but in a studio with GOOD lighting conditions (i.e. studio ...


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The device you need is called a crane. They are, however, not particularly cheap. They are also not particularly compact generally as they require a counterweight system and have to be very strong to deal with even a light weight with that much of a lever arm. Here is B&H's selection of cranes.


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In general the hard drive should be fine as long as you're not throwing it around. The My Passport Ultra would be similar to what you find in a typical laptop i.e. a 2.5 inch drive. A few years ago I used to carry a photo backup hard drive around with me when I went anywhere. It had a screen, slots for SD/CF cards and a standard 2.5 inch hard drive. I even ...


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There are two main sizes of external hard disk drive: 2.5" and 3.5". The 2.5" models are significantly less susceptible to damage due to shock and vibration/movement. These are the smaller models that plug in (usually) with just one cable and could fit in a pocket. The 3.5" models are often described as "desktop" drives and require separate mains power, ...


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Most hard-drive survive, otherwise no one would travel with a laptop! There is always an off chance that it will break due to turbulence, unexpected bumps, etc. A rugged drive reduces the probability but that does not guaranty it will not fail. A much better solution is to get an SSD. They are incredibly durable compared to traditional disk drives and have ...


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This drive should be fine. I "lost" a hard drive once on a flight. I did not have it in the cabin luggage and it was out of order when I tried using it again. But that was ages ago and a drive to be built in. Nowadays you should be fine, especially with those that are designed for accompaying notebooks etc. SSDs are much safer though. For this and ...


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Hard drives are generally pretty durable unless they are on. The problem with hard drives is that the drive must spin at high speed and in very close proximity to a read/write head. Since spinning creates gyroscopic forces, moving the drive while it is running can result in what is known as a platter collision. The read/write head impacts the platter and ...


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Better focus your investment on lenses, not bodies, when you go for (home-) studio photography. I'd recommend an EF 50mm 1.4. Alternatively an EF 85mm 1.8 accompanied by a 50mm 1.8. Well, on the other hand, when you want to get real closeups too, and considering that your body is a crop size one, then an EF-S 60mm Macro could be the lens of choice. It ...


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I might also pitch the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens. Due to its aperture it will not give you as much coverage of the night sky as the 14mm, but it is still a very wide angle lens and with a focal ratio of 1.4 it lets in slightly more than one stop more light than the 14mm which is a big help on a crop frame sensor as well as your full frame sensor. Crop frame ...


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Considering the price factor, a cheap entry level DSLR with its kit lens alone is not producing much better quality than a point&shoot from the same price group is. The Sony QX10 is among the Point&shoots here. Only with a more compact size than is usual. Difference in depth of field is one major difference. It means that a focusing mistake will be ...


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The QX10 and QX100 aren't actually lenses for your phone, they are a miniature point and shoot camera that uses your phone for control and display of the images. (Think of it kind of like a remote controlled digital camera with no screen.) It has its own sensor and is basically the same as buying a point and shoot that copies the photos to your phone. ...


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The main benefit of a mobile phone is that it fits in your pants pocket so you can take pictures anywhere you go without too much discomfort. With the QX10, it increases the bulk of your mobile phone to be comparable to a point-and-shoot camera, so why not get an actual point-and-shoot for a lot less? (In both cases, it will be difficult to fit in a pants ...


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They are indeed the same, as the other answers state. Either one is an excellent choice for night photography and landscapes in general. For example, the Israeli photographer Erez Marom travels the globe shooting night/landscape photos and the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 seems to be his "go to" lens for all things wide angle. He sells his work and some of the ...


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I captured this image using a Samyang 14mm lens on a Canon 5D II. The Samyang is a manual focus lens so just make sure you set the proper focus especially when you are working in the dark. I had only a short period during one night to capture this and I'm sure you will be able to capture wonderful images if you have 6 months using the same combo. ...



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