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Is replacing all my Fujifilm gear with this Canon zoom lens an upgrade?

I'm a hobby photographer. I like taking portraits, which I often do at festivals and conventions. I usually take the following gear: Fujifilm X-T2 (an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera), a 16-55mm f/2.8 (...
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When should I upgrade my camera body?

As the question says, when should I upgrade my camera body? In particular, if I have a low- to mid-range body (A DSLR such as a Nikon D3200 or Nikon D5100, or Canon SL1 or T5, or a mirrorless camera ...
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What is GAS and how can I avoid it?

What is this GAS that all the pros talk about? It sounds pretty bad. How do I avoid it? Is there a cure?
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is there a real difference between "digital" and "film" lenses?

I'm looking at the Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF lens right now to use on a 35mm film Camera (Nikon N80). The DG stands for "Digital Full Frame" according to Sigma, but they don't say what the "...
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Will a lens upgrade from the kit lens give me better colors on my backpacking travels?

I currently have the Nikon D5300 along with the kit lenses (18 - 55mm). I use it for my backpacking travels to make better shots than with the smartphone, but what I've noticed is that the photos are ...
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Why does my ISO 1600 picture have a grainy background?

My camera is a Sony a6000. The picture is taken at f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 1600, 210mm. Why is it grainy in the background and how do I fix it?
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Should I buy a new DSLR or spend the money on a photography course with my point & shoot? [closed]

I'm about to go to a family trip to Thailand, and I have a point & shoot camera (Canon PowerShot a2400) , and a budget for the photography. I have 2 options that within my budget: Sign up for ...
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Does the camera matter?

A while ago I came across this post: https://kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm And also found this one: https://kenrockwell.com/tech/not-about-your-camera.htm My first reaction was "what a load of ...
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How do I diagnose the source of blurry photos?

Probably a novice question, but how do I correctly diagnose from a photo for what reason that camera wasn't able to focus properly? Or tell if the image was blurry for some reason other than incorrect ...
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How to improve image sharpness on Canon 700D?

I'm currently using a Canon 700D with a few EF-S lenses, I like the Canon system, the looks, feel and ergonomics but I'm not happy with the files I'm getting. Whenever I come across a photo that ...
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What is considered "sharp enough" w.r.t the landscape pictures from a DSLR with F16?

This image was shot with a Canon 5D (the older one) with a EF24-105mm f/4L lens. The lens was set at 45mm at f/11, and the shutter speed was 1/90 of a second which was +0.5 from the meter at ISO 200....
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How can I achieve more clarity in my photos of the moon?

I took this photo of the blood moon this morning and I am finding many of my photos, especially landscape photos, have a significant lack of clarity. I'm not looking for a photo critique because I ...
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Will I see enough improvement moving from EF-S to "L" lenses to warrant the cost?

My wife and I are driving through the Black Hills, Mt.Rushmore, on to Yellowstone and Glacier National park. I currently own a Canon 70d, using my 15-85mm & 55-250mm Canon lenses. Knowing I'll ...
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How can lens cause consistent front or back focus?

I can understand body focusing problems, but I can't imagine why lens might cause front or back focus. I have two third party manufacturer lenses for my Nikon: one is front-focusing, the other is back-...
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Does red noise even at low ISO values mean a hardware problem with my camera's sensor?

I have an Canon 200D (Rebel SL). I am concerned about the red noise in the darker parts of the picture, at low ISO values. Especially in the blue sky. Could this be a hardware problem with a sensor? ...
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