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Cheap, unbranded 85mm f/1.8 prime lenses - are they optically any good?

Has anyone tried or even considered the Chinese under-£100 85mm f/1.8 primes for hobbyist/non-pro photography? Of course, they are only manual focus and build quality will not be as good as their ...
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Does anyone know where to get cheap macro lenses [closed]

i was wondering if anyone knows where to get decent macro lenses cheap, for a Canon EF-S body. If you can help, please do.
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Are there any cheap camera options for making timelapse videos?

I occasionally like to make timelapse videos, and until recently I was able to use my previous phone (a Samsung Galaxy S2), which produced quite satisfying results (such as this youtube video). But ...
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Do cheap filters have an effect on image quality?

Do cheap lens filters (UV, ND, CPL) affect image quality, color reproduction, sharpness, etc.? Do they really offer protection?
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Help me choose cheap ND filters that does good/not bad quality [closed]

I am going to shoot long expo rivers and waterfalls, I have no ND filter yet. I am researching now and I was adviced to use ND-64 for the best result. As I see on amazon there are some different ...
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Off camera flash with cheap camera

After seeing this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh6zr3wKRV0 where famous photographers shooting with cheap cameras I wanted to try what Zack Arias dis in this video. In short, I tried ...
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Cheap underwater equipment for d300s

I'm not rich enough to be able to buy a 2000$ case so I was considering the option of the underwater bag like this one : http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003L75CUC/ref=pd_aw_sbs_1/177-0395843-6129018?pi=...
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Best and cheapest lenses for wildlife photography? [closed]

What are the best and cheapest lenses for wildlife phototgraphy? I recently got a Nikon D3100 and would like a new lens for wildlife photography. Any suggestions would be helpful!
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Can a consumer-grade camera take good aurora pictures?

It's generally hard to take clear pictures of auroras because they are fairly dim and move around. To get enough light for a good picture, you need a long exposure. But then your picture will be ...
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Recommendations for a compact/simple/inexpensive “point and shoot” camera?

I am looking to purchase a secondary camera that meets the following criteria: 1) Compact enough to be inconspicuous for street photography. 2) Simple enough that I can hand it to a friend/family ...
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What features would you focus on in a point and shoot camera for sports photography?

I know that "point and shoot" does not belong in the same sentence as "sports photography". But if you only have $200-300 in your pocket and a need to photograph indoors martial arts competition, e.g. ...
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How can I find an affordable D-SLR camera with live view and rotating display?

I am looking to buy a D-SLR camera with a rotating display. The display that I'm referring to is the live view display on the back of the camera, which a few of the D-SLR cameras have and it is ...
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Cheap secondhand off-camera flash with manual power controls?

I have a Canon 500D and am not overly a fan of portrait shots, but thought I might give it a go with a few simple setup scenes. External lighting would be useful, but the good stuff is very expensive, ...
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Advice on an inexpensive but very hardy/tough point-and-shoot camera

I'm looking for a reasonably cheap point-and-shoot camera that can take a lot of abuse. Think rain, mud, occasional falls from head height, etc. To make it easier, I really don't care too much about ...
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What are good gifts between $50 and $100 for photographers?

(inspired by AJ's question) It's that time of year: family and friends are starting to ask what we want for the holidays. I usually try to have several suggestions at various price ranges. AJ's ...
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What is a Cheap (less than USD50) Piece of Kit would make a Good Gift for a Photographer?

Christmas is Coming ... Well, it's a few months away, but family are going to start asking for gift ideas soon, so I'm putting together my list. I'm sure you have some great suggestions for ...