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What are these color strips for?

I bought a flash online and in the package there was a bonus set of transparent plastic color strips. I've been scratching my head wondering what are they for and how can they be used?
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How can I connect an unthreaded boom spigot to a 3/8"connector?

How can I connect an unthreaded boom spigot to a 3/8"connector?
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What strap comes with the EOS 1DX Mark II?

What strap comes with the 1DX Mark II? The manual for the 1DX Mark II only states it comes with a "wide strap" but it does not state which one exactly. (The manual for the 1DX says it comes with a ...
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Are there add-on lens accessories which collect additional light, as a parabolic microphone can be used to gather more sound?

I recently imagined a useful accessory. Suppose you need an fast shutter and low ISO photo, but your APS-C camera doesn't help much, nor does your telephoto lens with very small aperture, in the ...
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Defective Black Eye Macro 64

I bought this black eye for my iPhone and the instructions are very simple: Place the lens on the camera. I did so and and I see is a blurry display through my phone. I put the sense on properly ...
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Why would tying a camera remote to the back of a lens barrel be impractical?

The thought: Having at least shutter, meter on, and AEL toggle - maybe also ISO up/down, maybe also aperture up/down and focus mode, af point selection for modern automatic lenses, maybe also focus ...
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Nikon Df: a way to send photos to ipad in real time

gear question! is there a way to connect a Nikon Df so that it sends what it sees to an ipad. it could be each photo taken, or ideally video feed before the photo is taken. i don't care if its ...
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Wildlife camera lens for iPhone 6,7

Wanting to get my husband a lens for his iPhone 6,7 that he can view and take a picture of a deer 60-100 yards away. I'm confused whether to get a zoom, wide angle , prime etc. What type lens do I ...
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What's the bit that slides into the hot shoe called?

If the metal "U"-bracket on top of an SLR (and similar) camera is called a (hot/cold) shoe, what is the name of it's counterpart (the bit at the base of the flash/accessory)? I just referred to it as ...
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Will the F-stop Loka or Ajna fit a Macbook Pro 15"?

I'm currently looking at getting a new camera bag that I can use to fit a bit of gear (listed below) and wanted to know if anyone has/had one of these bags and in particular if it will fit a 15" ...
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Cutting lens filter/accessory threads

I'm interested in making some custom lens accessories, but am stuck trying to find a tool, or method suitable for cutting this style of thread. Adapters with these threads already cut are cheap and ...
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Optical viewfinder sun shade?

When taking photographs on a sunny day, I typically find myself holding the actual camera with my right hand, while using my left hand to cup the space between my face and the camera's optical ...
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Difference between LG-1 and FD-1 ring light accessories for Olympus TG-4

I'm considering the Olympus TG-4 camera, because it could have a good combination of macro and ruggedness. One of its macro features is that it has got native accessories for ring illumination. ...
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How do I add a microphone mount to my camera? [closed]

I am purchasing this microphone for my camera. Unfortunately my camera does not have a mount on top for it. I use my camera mounted on a tripod. What options are available to me to facilitate using ...
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What is the quality of Fotga filters?

I am looking for a cheap beginner filter kit. I came across Fotga in ebay, but I could not find more information about the manufacturer on the internet. Do you know about them? Is the quality ok?
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How do I evaluate photo accessories bundled with a camera? [duplicate]

So I am somewhat of a beginner photographer and this will be my very first DSLR purchase. I have taken photography classes in which I've used really older models of DSLR but that was about 10 years ...
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Flash accessories for the Canon EOS M10

I'm really new to cameras and I'm struggling to find the right accessories for my camera. I mainly use my camera to take photos for my blog, and I need a flash accessory that will help lighten up the ...
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Is there an external intervalometer for Pentax cameras?

I would like to take HDR time lapse photos on my Pentax K-50. That means I want to take a set of three bracketed exposures, then another three exposures 10 seconds later, and so on. As far as I can ...
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Good quality UV Filter [duplicate]

I recently bought the nikon 50mm 1.8 af-s lens. I bought a uv filter for it. It was a "multi-coated" filter, but when I put it on, the first thing I noticed was that it causes reflections. I returned ...
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Lens/Mirror system for stereo photography?

I am interested in exploring the viability of doing stereophotography using a single camera. The idea is that the camera would take images in pairs, first using one side of the lens system, then ...
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Did I get ripped off by purchasing a “deluxe bundle” with my camera?

Let me start by saying I'm a newbie to photography and appreciate all help! I purchased a camera "package" on Amazon. This 33rd Street Deluxe Bundle Includes : Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with ...
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What filter size and lens hoods do I need for my Nikon 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses?

What size UV filter, lens hood, and lens cap do I need for my Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm VR II and AF-S DX 55-200mm VR II lenses?
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How do universal clip-on iPhone lenses work?

So, recently I see a lot of clip-on Universal iPhone lenses like this (aliexpress link). I have a CCTV camera at home. It has a lens which looks like this from m12lenses.com. Can I clamp these iPhone ...
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Eyecup for Sony A7R II

I'm looking for an eyecup for the Sony A7R II (possible round). I haven't found much available in the UK. Any options?
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Where can I find a cold-shoe adapter for Sony's multi-interface shoe?

I need a small cold shoe adapter, with lower side 1/4" thread (screw or nut) and upper side multi interface shoe mechanical compatible. I need this cold shoe for a off camera (rf wireless) Nissin a700+...
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What's the name of something that blocks reflection on glass in front of a camera?

I have a Contour action camera that I sometimes use on a suction cup mount on glass to record something out a window. (Say, the scenery outside a moving train.) To block reflections on the window ...
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Is a gray card sufficient to get accurate colors in a photograph?

I have a card that has three bands: black, gray, and white. If I place this in a photograph I am taking that I want to be color accurate, will that give me sufficient information to tune the photo, ...
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What kind of product do I need to use a fisheye lens with a Canon T3?

I've got a Canon T3 camera, which I normally use with my 18-55mm lens. However during a trip I bought a fisheye lens by Digital Advance, very like this pic: I'd like to use this one on my Canon T3. ...
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Weird sticky liquid on old tripod (+10 years)

I found my Dad's old tripod in the garage. It is more than 10 years old and it's still in perfect condition. The problem is that there is a weird sticky liquid all over the top of the tripod near the ...
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How does an L bracket on a Canon 70D limit the LCD display movement?

I am considering buying an L bracket for my Canon 70D. The camera has a vari-angle (foldable and twistable) LCD display, and the mounting of the L bracket will limit the degrees of freedom of the ...
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What are the advantages of a soft shutter release button?

One of the more "exotic" accessory third-party suppliers offer for e.g. Fuji cameras are soft shutter release buttons. What is the advantage of having one of these? It sounds to me like the "softness" ...
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What is a Sync Terminal Adapter?

Browsing Nikon's website, I com across this product: AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter. Product's description tells but I'm still confused. What is the general purpose of a Sync Terminal Adapter? Is it ...
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Is there a remote wireless camera shutter button for the GE x600?

I have been unable to find out if there is a remote wireless shutter release for the GE X600 digital camera. Is there one?
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Does anyone know about the DIDEA brand camera tripod?

I am searching for a tripod for my 60D. I have not heard of The DIDEA brand before. One thing attracts me, their data shows 20KG for loading, even though it is a small tripod. I wonder if anyone who ...
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Battery Grip for Canon T3i [duplicate]

I m intending to buy a Battery grip for my T3i body, want some advice please. SHould I buy any cheap kind? but if so will i have problems with the battery itself, I m intending to buy Original ...
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Recommended Accessories for a Canon T2i [duplicate]

This is an awesome site. I've been on here the past few days and am really enjoying reading the questions and suggestions, and have conjured up the bravery to ask a question myself. I bought a Canon ...
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What options to have better grip of my camera?

Big hands and a small camera is sometimes no problem at all, one might even be happy with a small camera. At other times a small camera can be hard to operate if you can't get good hold - even when ...
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How do I chosing the right LCD screen and UV protector for my Nikon D5100? [duplicate]

I got a D5100 and want to buy a LCD screen protector & UV ray protector, but how to know which model to get? I'll buy this from online, so how to find the right pair?
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How to mount a torch to camera?

I want to mount a torch to my camera body in the Flash hot-shoe. I'm thinking about hacking up a mix of a rifle-scope accessory (to hold the torch, a led-lenser P7) and a ball head that fits in the ...
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Can I charge my camera while it is taking a video? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 1100D and I would like to shoot a long video, of a long concert, for example. Is there a way I can charge it while it is taking a video (not just when the battery is in the camera ...
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How to care for neck strap?

I have a wide neck strap that came with my DSLR. In the two years, it racked a lot of hours soaking in sweat and some light rain/snow. To the professionals who lug their neck strap through thick and ...
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How do I select a tripod ball head? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What qualities should be looked for in a ball head before purchasing one? I recently purchased a tripod, however I didn't realize that it didn't come with a ball head. I am (...
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Is it possible to mount a Flash on a Tripod?

Are there any tricks / methods / accessories that can be used to mount an off camera flash unit on a tripod?
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How often should I clean my lens?

You may have read Lens Cleaner Recommendations, and now I would like to know how often to clean my lens. I have been using one lens for about a year without cleaning it yet and recently got a new zoom ...
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Lens Cleaner Recommendations

What is, in your opinion, the best lens cleaner? Which do you think is the most effective/best value for your money/most easy to use, etc. Please include advantages/disadvantages as well as price and ...
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How can I transfer images from a DSLR to an iPhone without a computer?

On photo trips, where I do not have a computer with me, I would like to twitter or email some JPEG images I have just taken with my camera. The photos sit on a SD card, and should go to the iPhone for ...
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What is this L-Bracket with Pivot?

I saw a guy with something that looked like an L-Bracket, but positioned the flash directly over the camera. Then he went and pivoted his camera 90-degrees into a portrait orientation by turning it in ...
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Can lens accessories be used interchangeably?

I have noticed that filters seem to be brand agnostic, i.e., they can be used with any lens as long as the diameter matches. Is this true for other lens accessories like hoods and lens caps as well? ...
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How good is Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 tripod for a beginner?

I have Nikon DSLR and I am learning bit by bit about the world of photography. I am planning to purchase a tripod. After doing some research, I am putting my eyes on Manfrotto 190CXPRO3. Please ...
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Do third party extenders for Canon exist?

I was looking into extenders(Teleconverter) for Canon lenses, and they are quite expensive at around $450 for the 1.4x III or 2x III. I know that extension tubes are a different story, and since they ...