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What is something you learned recently about your gear that you wish you discovered earlier?

I'm playing with my old XTi with a new travel lens, Tamron 18-270mm and I'm reading the instruction sheet for the Tamron and read a section about Manual focusing and got to the small print. Even in ...
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How can I improve focus using both manual and auto on a candle flame?

I got my new tripod and 50mm F/1.4 sigma on my Nikon D7000 and was testing it out doing some shots of a flame on a candle. The below image is the sharpest i was able to produce. In review of my 50+ ...
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What is the depth-of-field preview button on my DSLR supposed to show me?

I'm fairly new to DSLRs and I've been exploring the functions on my new Canon 60D. There's a button to the side of the lens described as the "depth-of-field preview button". Based on the limited ...
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What options do I have for a normal and fast prime lens for a Canon APS-C camera?

I'm looking for a normal prime lens, desirably fast and not too expensive, for my 450D. 50mm seems to be the normal focal length on FF, thus for APS-C, I need about 30mm. I want it to be fast as I'm ...
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Why can't I see bokeh in the viewfinder?

I took this shot a few months ago, and something has been bugging me ever since. I was a bit surprised when I saw the image and saw the conspicuous "bokeh orbs". The thing is, I hadn't noticed ...
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Should the depth of field in the viewfinder be the same as the final images with the aperture set to wide open?

When I take pictures of flowers, I often try to get the classic soft background around the in focus flower. I have a canon t3i, and a lens that goes to f/2.8. I set that to wide open, take my photos,...
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Is a depth of field preview button a must-have feature on a camera?

How much does the DOF preview matter? Is it a must-have on a DSLR? Do the Nikon D5300 and D5500 cameras have a depth of field preview button?
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Canon lens equivalent to NIKON AF-S DX 35mm F/1.8G?

A friend of mine has a NIKON AF-S DX 35mm F/1.8G lens and I would like to purchase something (at least) equivalent for my Canon, if possible at a similar price. As I understand it, while 35mm still ...
Daniel Gehriger's user avatar
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Does aperture priority mode work with a manual aperture lens?

I'm interested to know if there are any limitations when shooting with a manual aperture lens in aperture priority mode, compared to shooting with a fully automatic lens. In case this isn't clear, ...
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Depth of field preview button on Canon 5D Mark II

In manual and Av mode I experimented with apertures of f/4 - f/22 and the depth of field preview button. Nothing happened as I pressed the button, does anyone know why this could be? Also, online ...
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Which of these lenses should I get for low light conditions?

I'm on a $500 budget and I'm thinking of getting one of these two lenses for low light conditions (e.g. small venue concerts): Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG DF Macro Canon-ef 50mm f/1.4 USM I think I ...
Ignacio's user avatar
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Why does my DSLR's viewfinder ignore the aperture ring on a legacy lens?

I have a Nikon D3100, and I am borrowing an old Nikkor 50mm SLR lens ( I've had a lot of trouble with that lens, in that pictures that appear in-...
Tom Corelis's user avatar
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Why is there a difference between what I see on my camera's LCD and the final image?

I have a Canon 650D with 50mm budget lens. When I take photos they end up looking different than when I preview them on the LCD display. Usually they are darker and there is less bokeh. Is this ...
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Will the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D be a good fit with the D60, even though it doesn't autofocus?

I've been using a Nikon D60 for over a year now, and thinking about upgrading the stock lens. I am thinking about this lens: Nikon Telephoto AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF Autofocus Lens But on the page ...
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Aperture priority mode in high speed lens while photographing more than one person

I use 50mm f/1.8 lens(with Canon T3i) for portraiture. It's quite easy when only one subject is involved :Open the aperture wide, focus on the eyes(most of the times) and you get a nice portrait. How ...
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Donuts in the bokeh through the viewfinder of Canon 6D

I just bought a Canon EOS 6D, and while testing it I noticed that I tend to see small dark donut shapes in the center of the extremely out-of-focus highlight spots in the viewfinder. This was with an ...
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How can I view exposure matching my camera settings in the viewfinder of my Canon 70D?

I'm new to 70D, coming from a Fuji mirrorless system. I'm used to being able to see my exposure change in my viewfinder as I change settings on my camera. I cannot figure out how to make the 70D do ...
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With an old manual lens and modern digital camera, sharp image on the matte focusing screen, blurred one on the sensor

I tried to use an old Practicar lens 50mm/1.8 with Canon 450D, using an appriopriate adapter ring Practica B/Canon EF. Of course, this lens is completely manual in this configuration. Via the ...
ith's user avatar
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Extension tube images come out of focus

I stepped into macro photography with a 50 mm f1.8 lens and a passive extension tube. Since the tube has no electrical features and lens has no on-lens aperture control, I am left with extremely ...
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55mm on an 18-55 lens versus 55mm on a 55-250mm lens

I have two canon kit lenses which came with my 1100D. While experimenting casually with my lenses, I came across something that I find peculiar. When I am focused at an object at a certain distance on ...
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