Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Get more groups, or at least different triggers. Just me, but consider getting some additional gear. Picking up a cheap 3rd party CLS-capable flash, such as a Yongnuo YN-586EX (make sure you get the Nikon version), would let you use your SB-800 as your commander, and give you four groups (three off-camera). Or using TTL radio triggers (Phottix Odin, Godox ...


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Portrait photographers use multiple lights. Lighting effects are achieved via adjusting position and intensity of each. We are talking lighting ratio. Typically a main lamp is set high and off to the side to simulate afternoon sunlight. Shadows cast by the main are softened by a subordinate lamp called a fill. Best if this lamp plays on the subject, filling ...


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one behind the subject over exposing a white background by one stop It sounds like you don't necessarily have to adjust this one as frequently as the other two. If you set this background flash to manual dumb optical slave mode (that is: let it fire in the manually adjusted settings when it sees another flash) you can distribute your other two flashes over ...


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These settings don't seem "weird". It sounds like you have enabled "AF-F" mode — that's "full-time servo", where the camera tracks focus until you freeze it by pressing the shutter. You can disable that by changing to AF-S mode — autofocus-single. Nikon calls the level-indicator "virtual horizon". Turn that off in the setup menu if you don't want it. All ...


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You seem to be under the misapprehension that all lenses should cost what a 50mm f/1.8 costs. The 50mm lens is actually the outlier. The focal length lends itself to simpler designs. An 85mm lens, to achieve f/1.8 must have glass that covers an aperture opening of 85mm/1.8 => 47.2mm vs. a 50mm/1.8 => 27.8mm. So it requires bigger glass elements throughout, ...


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The price difference is most likely based on the optical design. An 85/1.8 lens will most likely have more elements and larger diameter glass on the outer side. In general, if you are choosing between 50 and 85mm for portraits, make sure that the lens can focus close enough to do a headshot, that you will be able to properly fit your subjects in the frame ...


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Another factor is the quantity manufactured. As a general rule, 50mm lenses are sold in larger volume than 85mm lenses. Initial cost is shared between more copies.


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The 85mm requires bigger glass elements to be able to offer the same aperture f/1.8 as a lens with a shorter focal length. This alone makes it cost more. In addition, it becomes heavier so it also needs a more powerful focus motor.


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I know this is an old question, but I just tried using an iPhone to record through my DSLR viewfinder and it seemed to work ok.


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The twin row of numbers is the Distance Scale. The Depth of Field scale is the unlabeled set of inscribed lines in the silver ring behind the distance scale to right & left of the black focus point indicator dot. These lines show the depth of field when the aperture is set at f/5.6, f/11 & f/16. In this image the lens is focused at just under 1.2m, ...


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The extra scale is a depth of field scale. It's basically using slide ruler technology against the distance scale to let you set your DoF the way you want. The symmetrical numbers are for a given aperture setting. If you set the one number against one distance, them matching opposite number tells you the other end of the DoF, in distance. To set ...


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The Nikon Coolpix S7000 supports remote trigger via WiFi, not IR. You can see this in its specification page next to the label Remote Trigger. The camera search engine used to show all wireless and IR remote as one filter but it is fixed now.


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How do these three lenses perform in producing sharp images when used wide open? It's often said in that the 50mm f/1.2 lens is Nikon's sharpest 50mm f/2 lens. At f/2, it's tack sharp, sharper at f/2 than either the 1.4 or 1.8. Here's the thing: almost no lens is at its sharpest wide open. Every lens is different, but usually it's at least a couple stops ...


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These are completely different designs from decades apart. The F/1.8G and F/1.4G have a window to show the focus distance because the camera can control it via autofocus. When the camera drives a lens like that, the focus scale rotates within the window. The user can also turn the focus ring itself to change the focus distance. The F/1.2 has a direct focus ...


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Frankly, I think you have the wrong trigger; you need triggers with a full TTL-passthrough hotshoe on top. You should return the Plus IIIs and get Plus IVs, if you're bound and determined to have PocketWizards, or look into any of the 3rd party TTL transceiver units that have full TTL-passthrough hotshoes (here's a good, albeit slightly outdated guide to ...


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I think you forgot one really basic thing. Image quality. You may want a side-by-side comparison of the much older D design to the digital-era G design on a full-frame camera, such as this one on the-digital-picture.com, where the two lenses are tested on a D3x. In that comparison, mousing over the test chart crops will switch between the two test setups. ...


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"...all Pro FX bodies have AF motor built inside the body. Hence, SWM in 'AF-S' lens is redundant." Not necessarily. The performance of camera based focus motors and lens based focus motors is far from identical. SWM lenses tend to focus faster and more quietly than their non-SWM counterparts. Add the mechanical interface between the body and lens and the ...


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What you are looking for is called tethering. As far as I know, no camera from the Nikon Coolpix Pxxx line can be tethered. Lightroom doesn't support it : https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/tethered-camera-support.html The guys from controlmynikon.com aren't supporting it : http://www.controlmynikon.com/#!download/cdhg Same thing from digicamcontrol.com ...


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According to page 267 of the D5500 Reference Manual, using custom setting f2 to set the AE-L/AF-L button to AF-ON prevents the shutter release button from focusing.


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Chris Walton already answered how to use a single circular polarizer for your two lenses of different sizes. But I want to address the implicit question "why are there such different prices in circular polarizers?" One of the reasons for the large difference in price between polarizer filters is quality. More expensive filters probably have better coatings ...


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These two lenses have different filter sizes. This means you will either need two filters (55mm and 62mm) or a 62mm filter with a 55-62 step up adaptor. (If you use a step up ring, the smaller filter size lens will not be able to use its lens hood when the filter is in place.) The filter is useful in landscape work in some circumstances: removing reflections,...


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What a camera is worth depends on local market and what value you place on it. That said 950 SGD sounds like a good price for a D700 and especially so if you can guarantee the SC < 5k. A 22000 SC unit is for sale here at similar price and I have seen them offered for more than that recently. (I own one so note prices). I have found Steven of Camera ...


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Each camera has a specific folder (and naming convention) for its files. You have to put them exactly there, and with their original names, not anywhere else. Just shoot any picture now, and check where in the file structure on the card it ends up, so you know the proper place (and naming, in case you changed file names).


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Try formatting the card in their camera and taking one shot. Then put the card back to the computer and copy the images to the same folder as the one image taken with the camera. Make sure that You copy only unedited pictures shot by that camera and that there are no other extra files.


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I once encountered a D50 that had managed to get the mirror stuck in the up position. The mirror had gotten just skewed enough to hang on the side of the light box. It was a very delicate task to get it unstuck without damaging the mechanism that retains the mirror when locked up or for longer exposures. Damage that latch and the mirror will droop into the ...


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Both Nikon and Canon use ISO-compatible flash hotshoes on their cameras and feet on their flashes, so the Canon flash will fit on the Nikon hotshoe, its sync voltages are well within the limits a Nikon hotshoe can sustain, and the ground signal (rails) and sync (fire signal--the pin in the center of the foot's square) will be recognized and work, so the ...


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I'm looking for a lens for fashion street photography which covers all the body in the pic. Whether or not you'll get as much coverage as you want depends entirely on your working distance and framing choices. Nobody can absolutely tell you what focal length to use, because everybody tends to frame differently and to have varying degrees of comfort in ...


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It appears you are shooting indoors. At f/6.3 there's probably not enough edge light making it through the lens to the camera's AF sensor for the camera focus the lens. If you were in brighter conditions or aiming at very high contrast targets it might work better. The PDAF sensor in any SLR with AF compares edge light from opposite sides of the lens to ...


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The 35 mm will include more background. Decide if you prefer more context in the image or more isolation. There will be a bit more distortion with the wider lens. It will be more apparent in head shots than full body shots though. Otherwise, 35mm and 50mm are close and it is a matter of personal style and preference. Also, when you buy a lens, think about ...


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Do you recommend the Nikon 50mm 1.8d or Nikon 35mm f / 1.8G for my D3300 camera body? Get the 35mm. Assuming "fashion street photography" means that you're relatively close to your subject, the wider lens will do a better job covering a person-sized subject. The 50mm would work too, but you'll need to stand farther away. Using this dimensional field of ...


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Other possible hack, based on the User Manual: Motion detection Allows you to set whether or not the camera automatically increases the shutter speed to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when motion is detected when shooting still images. And as the comments suggest, set the ISO setting as high as you can without inducing noise. The camera ...


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If your only goal is to use the maximum shutter speed, it likely will choose that speed under very brightly lit conditions (I.e. Outdoors on a sunny day). Another option is to look for a scene mode in the camera such as "Action" or "Sports" and that likely would use it as well.


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There are many contributing factors: Longer focal-lengths require faster shutter-speeds to reproduce details sharply when hand-held. The general rule-of-thumb is 1 over the effective focal-length of the lens. So a 300mm on a DX camera has an angle of view equivalent to 450mm and so you should expect 1/500s at least to get sharp images. The solution against ...


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The DX 40 is a “compact digital”; the imaging chip measures 16mm height by 24mm length. We can calculate the diagonal measure of this rectangle and that works out to 30mm. This tells us that setting the zoom to 30mm delivers a “normal” angle of view. That would be an angle of 45⁰ with the camera held horizontal (landscape). 70% of normal or shorter is ...


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Both are good cameras and both brands have good image quality and lenses. Also i would really really suggest going to flickr and using their camera finder. It allows you to find images taken with specific cameras ( Camera Finder ). If you saw better image quality from a canon it could have been a difference in the lense. Also you can use this to find which ...



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