Questions tagged [3rd-party]

Third party accessories are ones not made or endorsed by the manufacturer of the equipment that they are used with.

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Why do cameras use proprietary batteries?

Looking at the battery for my Fuji x100s: $35 for an 1800 mAhr battery. Two AA (Eneloop, or any equivalent) rechargeable batteries would cost a total of about $5, have more capacity, wouldn't make the ...
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Is it worth buying a battery grip for my camera?

Recently I heard that a battery grip can enhance the feel of the camera in my hands especially if it's an entry DSLR, and besides, some people claim that it enhances the stability of the camera if you ...
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How risky are 3rd party lenses?

As I understand it, 3rd party manufacturers do what they do by reverse-engineering how 1st party lenses connect to the camera, and then designing their own lenses to do likewise. That means that if ...
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Are Canon extenders compatible with non-Canon lenses?

I have two APS-C (70D and 600D) bodies with Canon EF and EF-s lenses, and Sigmas, among them the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM OS. I am also considering getting the new Tamron 150-600 lens, pending reviews. ...
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Why is my Phoenix external flash not charging?

I just got a Phoenix DZBIS-112CII external flash for my Canon 550D. I have tried everything that I can think of to make it fire, without any luck. It came with four dead batteries in it which had ...
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Does the higher price lens always reflect better quality regardless of it being 3rd party or not?

When looking at various lenses you will see the camera manufacturer lenses made by the camera manufacturer. Then you will see other 3rd party lenses (Tamron, Sigma, etc). Does it pay to get the ...
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Why does Lightroom create a new copy of the image before editing it by another program?

Why does Lightroom always create a new copy of the image whenever I edit the image with a 3rd party plugin? Why not just add an option to let you choose if you want to use the original raw file, ...
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Why do 3rd party lenses have compatibility issues?

I actually have 3 questions, related to this topic: 1) Do third party manufacturers like Sigma/Tamron/Tokina license the right to develop for Nikon/Canon mounts? I've heard people say they do, and ...
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Is there a budget fish-eye for Pentax Q system?

I currently use a Pentax Q camera with the standard lens and I was wondering if anyone knows of a budget fish-eye lens that will fit the Q. I know Pentax does an official fish-eye lens but it's around ...
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Does Nikon make an external battery for the D7100?

I am trying to buy a external battery for my Nikon D7100, but there are many variations on the net and I am confused about which one is good to buy. Does Nikon make an external battery grip or do I ...
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Canon third party lens peripheral illumination correction

Is it possible (and if so how) to add data for a third party lens (Tamron 55-200mm) to a Canon 50D for peripheral illumination correction?
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Wide Angle Lens recommendation for canon 70D (cropped sensor camera) [closed]

I am interested in landscape and have a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens but finding it does not capture enough and would like to purchase a Wide Angle lens. I am find ing the prices for the Canons too much ...
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What are the advantages of Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 over the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G?

What are the advantages of Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD over the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G and why Nikon is about $200 cheaper than Tamron? They are both similar on the specs. except for elements/...
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Why does my 70D give an Err01 only with my Tamron 90mm lens?

My Canon 70D gives Err01 when with a Tamron 90mm lens but works perfectly with other lenses. The same lens works fine on other bodies (1200D) I'm not sure if a specific combination is giving an error....