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Why is my Pentax LX engraved with the name of famous Japanese photographer Masaaki Nakagawa?

Any idea why my Pentax LX has a name of the famous deceased Japanese photographer Masaaki Nakagawa engraved on it? Is it some kind of limited edition?
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What's the biggest difference between these two photos of large animals?

The first photo (Gorilla) is one I took, whereas the second photo was taken by a more serious (not sure if professional) photographer. The second photo is clearly better but I'm not sure what the ...
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What features should be prioritized when buying a camera intended for wildlife/zoo photography?

I currently use a Canon 750D and I'm thinking about upgrading my camera body (followed by lenses) in the future. I use the camera for various types of photography but predominantly wildlife and zoo ...
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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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Is Nikon D500 a good fit for nature and ambient-lighting portraits and occasional other uses?

My wife has been sporting Nikon D90 for a good number of years and as she wants to proceed more into professional photography she's looking for a new body that can be versatile when needed: Primarily ...
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Will upgrading my camera body improve my live music photography? [duplicate]

Currently I've been running an EOS M100 with the stock 15-45 mm, f3.5-6.3 lens. I've recently acquired a sigma 17-50, f2.8 lens and adapter to fit the lens to the mirrorless M100. How worthwhile ...
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What's the difference between the levels of weather sealing on DSLRs (e.g. 50D vs 7D vs 5D vs 1D)?

My Canon 450D can (or at least has) survived light rain, condensation in the cold and a little icing up overnight during astrophotography... The various different levels of camera above the Rebel/...
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Is it lenses which make your photographs, not camera bodies?

I read somewhere on this site itself that you should spend more on your lenses and less on your camera bodies. Is it a myth or a fact that mostly it is the lenses which make your photographs not the ...
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Is there a viable way to touch up the paint on an old camera body?

I'm using an old Canon New F-1 body. Its finish is completely black, but along the edges the paint has worn away. Is there a viable way to touch up the camera and get the nice black surface back again?...
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What characteristics make a digital sensor good?

Generally, the technical image quality of a digital image (before we get to the post-processing stage) is the product of the characteristics of the lens and the recording medium, with an important ...
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Canon flash plus Canon trigger on Nikon body will it work? [duplicate]

I was Canon user before but now I bought Nikon body . I have a third party flash along with dedicated Canon trigger and receiver and I want to use that flash remotely with those trigger can sync cable ...
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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 are the consequences of making camera bodies black?

Considering that silver and other camera colors are outsiders, I wonder if there is a specific reason to make black camera bodies. I can think of several "marketing" reasons (discretion, first, or ...
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Will upgrading from T3i to T7i be a meaningful improvement for low light photography in the jungle of Costa Rica?

I recently got into photography (a few months), I feel I am progressing quickly and have a firm grasp on camera settings, though I am working on experience. I am getting close, but not quite able yet,...
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Do all Canon DSLRs have in-body AF motors?

Do all Canon DSLRs have autofocus motors? I've searched a lot but found mixed answers. Some sites say that no EOS body has a focus motor (and that all EF lenses have AF motors), but some say all EOS ...
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Which 645 film-camera produces distinctive rectangular-shaped notches in the negative margins?

The UK's Guardian newspaper published a photograph of the late minimalist-artist Robert Morris by Grant Delin. The portrait-orientated photograph shows distinctive rectangular-shaped notches at the "...
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Is there ever a right time to upgrade to full frame camera body?

Context I've been shooting with an a6000 (APS_C mirrorless) and I plan to move on up to full frame, preferably mirrorless as well. I'm debating on when to upgrade, and probably don't plan to buy ...
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How to open the broken battery slot of my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS, and the battery slot is the one in the following picture. Unfortunately, someone borrowed it from me, and the broken slot is now broken in a strange way: it is ...
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What is the use of the focal plane mark on a camera body? [duplicate]

My camera body has a small marking on one side, indicating the position of the image sensor. (The manual even makes a point of explaining that this mark exists, and what it means.) What possible ...
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Can I replace the rubber on a DSLR body with leather?

Is there any reason that I shouldn't replace the rubber on a DSLR with leather? I only ask because I like the older SLRs look and I have a Nikon D5200 id like to mod in some way. What issues should I ...
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How many actuations are “too many actuations”?

When looking at used camera bodies, a question that comes up a lot, is "how many shutter actuations, or clicks, does it have?" What I am wondering is, how many is too many. In other words, is there ...
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Which type of camera body and lenses should I look for to photograph still ticks?

I am intending to take pictures of ticks which should look like the one in this picture or even more detailed if possible. Taking into account that the ticks would be motionless, their size would ...
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Does the body of Nikon D750 make clicking sound/noise when moving it up and down?

I just got a brand new Nikon D750 body. However, I found that the package has a lot of room to move around so I don't know if there was any damage done to the camera body during the shipping. When I ...
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How do camera body motors compare to in-lens motors for focusing?

What is the difference between using a motor on the camera body and the motor built into lenses? Aside from how both compare in terms of speed, what differences would I notice if I use a body with a ...
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How can I clean the smell of cigarette smoke from my camera body?

I just bought a used Canon 600D, and one of the first thing I realized when I tried it out is that the body reeks of cigarette smoke. It smells like layers upon layers of nicotine are stuck to the ...
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Why does my new camera appear to have over 3000 photos taken already?

I just bought a new Canon EOS 60D and a new 8GB SDHC card. When I started it the first time I realised that the shutter count on Battery-Information-Menu was at 256 taken photos. I made a few shots ...
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Is there an equivalent of Moore's law for photography?

Low light performance, pixel density, zoom and almost all other parameters. keep getting better and cheaper. Are there any development projections into the future, based on past improvements, similar ...
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Differences between Pentax K, Q, and “Lithium-Ion” SLR bodies?

This may be a total noob question... My dad had a decent Pentax 35mm SLR (I forget the model but it had AF etc. and was moderately fancy for the time) with a couple of good lenses. I believe I can ...
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What are the features needed in a DSLR for astrophotography?

I'm a person who's in love with the night sky, so that I want to capture some beautiful moments I experience. I'd like to buy a new DSLR , but I already have a Nikon D5200 and I I tried so much to get ...
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M42 body with split-screen focusing and TTL lightmeter?

After my old Zenit 122 has failed (the fabric on the shutter started falling apart), I am looking for a new body to use. I'd like to have something better than the previous camera. I absolutely need ...
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Camera / lens mount mechanical resistance: case of broken or damaged mount?

Long and very long focal length lenses (say an 800mm f\x) can be attached to a canon or nikon camera SLR or DSLR body. The lens mounted on a tripod can support the weight of the camera, but likely not ...
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How do I unjam a Hasselblad 500 C/M body when the lens was removed uncocked?

I've recently been learning how to use a Hasselblad 500 C/M. Foolishly, I removed the lens in an uncocked state, causing the lens and body to become out of sync. Through YouTube videos, I have figured ...
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Is there a digital body which will let me use lenses from my Yashica Fx 2?

I have a Yashika FX-2 that I bought back in the 70's. I would like to upgrade the body to a digital form and I'm not sure which ones I can buy. I have several different lenses and I really don't want ...
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Is there any unforeseen problems, displaying lens or camera bodies on a desk or shelf?

Context I've seen videos of Matt Granger and other photographers on Youtube having lens and camera bodies on shelves and related in their videos. Question Is there any problem displaying your lens ...
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How are Nikon model numbers classified?

How does Nikon series numbers work? For example for Canon is pretty simple: 1000 series is "cheap" 100 series (600D, 650D) is "enthusiast" 10 (50D, 60D) series is semi-pro 5 and 1 series are pro ...
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Why not have the diaphragm in camera body instead of the lens?

Why is the diaphragm to control the amount of light entering the camera typically in the lens and not the camera body itself?
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How to determine the resale value of used lenses and camera bodies?

Lens is 4 years old but is well maintained, has no scratches, and looks new. Canon point and shoot camera which I wish to sell has been discontinued and is 5 years old but is well maintained, has ...
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Same serial number on cameras from the same manufacturer

I found out that a Nikon D3000 has the same serial number as another Nikon D5100. I always thought serial numbers were unique at least among manufacturers. Are they only unique amongst the same ...
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How do you determine if a camera has fast or slow auto focus?

When talking about a camera, for example the Canon 5D Mark II, plenty of people will state that one of its weaknesses is the "slow" auto focus. What is this compared to? Is there a standardization, or ...
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What type of camera body would work with a Promaster AF lens (Pentax)?

Specifically, one almost like this. Mine is 28-80mm, for a Pentax SLR. I have wanted to upgrade my SLR camera for many years, but never quite got the money. I'd like to get a DSLR, but I am not sure ...
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What effect does the body have on the character and quality of images?

I recently bought my first DSLR and made the decision to spend a similar amount on the lens as on the body, on the basis that the lens is where the optics are, and I would guess that changing the ...
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E-mount lenses to A-mount bodies?

Is there such a way to adapt E-mount lenses to A-mount bodies? If not is there a reason this can not be done? If there is such an adapter can you recommend an adapter to me?
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Is the Canon 5D Mark II still a great camera in 2016? [closed]

So I've been taking photos with my Canon 600D forever now, and I've been pleased with most of my results. TBH, the times I've been disappointed, it's probably not because of the camera. However I've ...
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Can I save money on lenses by buying a Nikon camera with an in-body autofocus motor?

I have dilemma what camera is better Nikon D5100 or D90. The first one is newer but the second one has lens servo ("screwdriver") motor. My question is: can I save some money overall with the more ...
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What is the name for the cap that fits over a camera when no lens is attached

I have a Nikon D5000 and I was wondering if there is a specific name for a cap that would fit over the front of my camera when no lens is attached.
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What are the technical advantages and disadvantages of mirrorless?

The main doubt one can have about mirrorless is, I think that they do not provide ttl viewfinder. Is this a big disadvantage? In what way is it worst (or best) than classical reflex system? What are ...
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What Canon film SLR with EF/EF-S lens support should I get?

I've been thinking about trying my hand at film photography recently, mostly to try and improve my skills so I'm using all the knowledge but on a more instinctive basis rather than shoot review, but I'...
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What motor gets used if both lens and camera body have a focus motor?

If both a camera body and lens have motorized autofocus, would one be used over the other or would both work in tandem to speed the focus process along?
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A/D conversion, processors marketed less actively than sensor characteristics?

In most literature about digital photography, there is some info-graphics about the path of the light signal from sensor to the storage. It starts with sensor, then there is the Analog-to-digital-...
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How important is body microcalibration feature?

I'm considering buying a Canon 760D / Rebel T6S but it lacks autofocus microcalibration. It's an expensive camera and all upper models including the 70D offer it - so is it something that I can ...