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Digital Single Lens Reflex (Digital SLR or DSLR) cameras use a mechanical system to allow the image coming through the lens to also be viewed through the camera's viewfinder. This class of camera is the primary digital type used by professionals and are usually compatible with the lenses used on older Film SLR cameras.

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What is causing a glowing and grainy effect on my photos?

I’m an amateur trying out photography. I’ve been recently gifted my aunt’s underused Canon 60D and I’ve only used it to take pictures of some accessories. I can’t help but notice that there’s a glow ...
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Which is a better camera for a beginner? [duplicate]

I was thinking about beginning photography and I wanted to ask a question. Is the Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 better than the Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera? They’re both in my price range, I just don’t know ...
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Should I shoot with just my new mirrorless canon R6 or dual shoot with DSLR? | Weddings

Wondering if anyone would like to give me their take. I just got a new canon r6 yesterday which was quite a big purchase for me. Very excited about it and am now stuck going back and forth between how ...
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Compensating For Low Light Conditions

As a photography newbie, I am hoping to use a book stand and dslr camera for occasionally scanning a few pages out of a Math book. Expected distance from camera to page will probably be about 18 ...
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What happens if a DSLR loses power mid-exposure?

I recently purchased a dummy battery for my camera so I could take timelapses over a longer period of time than my battery would last. For now I'm using it in places where AC power is readily ...
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Which DSLRs can be used with Minolta Auto Bellows I?

Will a DSLR camera body mate with the Minolta Auto Bellows I? Which DSLR will work, if any? To clarify, I'm a novice. I've posted a photo with a black round bar projecting out of the bottom of the ...
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Should I get my Canon DLSR serviced?

I got my Canon EOS 7D in India in 2011 and have clicked some great snaps with it. And to be fair, it hasn't given me any trouble since purchase. So much so that I never had to take the camera for ...
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Which camera is better mirrorless or DSLR in terms of image quality? [closed]

I am a beginner to photography buying my first ever camera. I love taking landscapes and am not very interested in portraits etc. Would a mirrorless or DSLR camera have better image quality?
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What to use as continuous power supplier with Sony a7II?

I try to figure out how to provide my camera with enough power during video shootings and I have purchased a dummy battery with USB-C power adapter to connect it to power bank, but when I connected it ...
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How come my DSLR takes worse low-light photos than my phone, both in RAW w/ comparable settings?

I'm shooting in RAW, manual, on both my DLSR (Nikon D90) and my smartphone (iPhone Xs, Moment Pro camera app) and I've noticed significantly poorer low-light performance on my DSLR, with additional ...
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plug n play camera compatible with a projector

I am working on a project where I have a projector and a camera working together. The camera will record what a person does in front of a projector. Ideally the camera would also record what the ...
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Can cycling with a DSLR damage it?

I’m a road cyclist and I’m looking at purchasing a DSLR to go with me when I’m cycling just to take photos of what I see, however I am worried that the vibration of a Bike could damage the DSLR. The ...
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Why is my aperture mode taking forever to take a photo of the moon?

I tried to take a photo of the moon, I was in Aperture mode but it was like a self timer was on. It took ages, it took that long, I had to turn off the actual camera and of course, it took as soon as ...
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Does going over old images and looking at the settings improve yourself as a photographer?

So I'm looking at some old photographs and looking at the iso, shutter and aperture and wondering to myself why did the camera, or why did I pick those settings knowing what I know now. Since I’m ...
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Nikon D7100 not Auto-Focusing

I've had a Nikon D7100 for about 6 years and have always used the Nikon 18-55mm AF-S lens that came with it. I've never had any problems with the camera. I've also never taken off this lens for the 6 ...
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Lenses/camera recs for documenting art

I have an art project that I need to document and could really use some help picking a lens and possibly a camera for it. I did the documentation process a long time ago when I was applying to art ...
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DSLR lifespan vs shutter count when shutter is replaced

I know the lifespan of DSLR largely depends on the shutter count. But I want to know how does the lifespan of DSLR is affected when the shutter is replaced. If we install fresh new shutter in a used ...
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Telephoto Lens Advice for Canon

I use a Canon 600D and currently have three lenses: EFS 18-55mm A very old 50mm Pentax I use with adapter A very old (1970s?) Auto Super-Paragon 200mm f/3.3 I use with an adapter I want to get more ...
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Why are most smartphone cameras poor at capturing photos during the nighttime compared to DSLR cameras?

Phone cameras have come a long way since the 2000s in terms of megapixels however one glaringly obvious way in which they fail is their ability to capture photos in low-light conditions. I have a ...
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Is it possible to resize a large picture by file size and not resolution?

I'm going to get a passport photo taken at a studio with a high-end DSLR camera for LinkedIn. The photographer said that it would be in .TIFF and at the least (15+mb). I would like the original but ...
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What is a great older/used DSLR suitable for use as a webcam (on a Mac)? [closed]

I am interested in getting a used DSLR to use as a webcam for my Mac (recently watched this YouTube video and like the idea!) I am not going to buy a new/expensive camera just for this, so I thought I ...
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DSLR Camera with no wireless connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS)?

I would like to buy a new DSLR camera but I'm concerned about security. I was wondering if there's a camera on the market that doesn't have built-in wireless connectivity to it or has an option to ...
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Live view on my Nikon D7000 is too dark

So I own a Nikon D7000 and when I use live view (to manual focus for example), its kind of hard to see through live view during the day, and especially on the sun because LCD is not bright enough. ...
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Why is my Nikon dSLR taking so long (7 seconds) to autofocus?

I think my D5000 (or lens?) AF is malfunctioning, but I'm not sure. I'm using the stock lens (Nikon DX, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm) It takes seconds (like 7 seconds) for it to find focus and seems to keep ...
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Is a Canon 18-200mm lens a good idea?

Currently I have a T7, and I don't like the non-versatility of the kit 18-55mm lens, i.e. I need more focal range. Is a Canon 18-200mm lens a good option for a replacement? I've seen a lot of reviews, ...
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DSLR in sand and salt water

Doing a stop-motion by the sea, the Nikon D5200 camera and tripod got overrun by a wave and submerged in salt water, and then on sand. From reading this forum thread, this one, and watching this video,...
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Canon 80D DC Coupler to automatically turn DSLR back on after power outage

I am setting up a very long term time lapse and a big concern is that if the power goes out I need my DSLR to automatically turn back on. This is because I will have limited access to the camera when ...
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Does a DSLR lens have a shutter speed?

I was analysing the combination of a Nikon D5600 and AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20MM F/4.5-5.6G VR, mainly for Northern lights photo purpose. The Nikkor lens which I am analysing is not a fast lens so I will ...
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Is it safe to video record the sun with a DSLR with a solar filter? [closed]

I've read so far that taking photos of the sun with a DSLR is ok with a sun filter. I'm wondering, is it safe to take videos of the sun with a solar filter on a DSLR?
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

I am new to this photography. I was planning on buying an entry-level DSLR like Canon Rebel SL3 with a few lenses (18-55 mm, 70-300 mm, and 50 mm prime lens), but after the iPhone 12 pro release I ...
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Adapter to use DSLR lens on Mirrorless cameras [duplicate]

I am planning to use adapter for dslr prime/zoom lenses from Nikon/Canon with Sony Mirrorless A7iii camera. Will this impact the quality photos taken? Will it be advisable to go for Sony E mount prime/...
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Why is my DSLR taking white pictures?

I have a 14-years old Nikon D50 (approx. 13,000 shots) and it started to taking white pictures only, sometimes I can see something (example below). After some time the pictures were OK. So I took it ...
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Can't factory reset my Pentax K-70 DSLR

So I'm pretty sure I've jacked up my camera for good and I don't know what I did wrong so I want to factory reset it, but when I go to the "Reset" option, it is grayed out. When I go to the &...
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Use of AF button and AF Mode in Canon DSLR?

In Canon 1300D DSLR with Telephoto Lens, I have the doubt on the use of, the AF switch on the lens and Auto Mode in the Camera Mode Dial. When to use either of this, or is the AF/MF switch something ...
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What is the safest way to take my DSLR and lenses in my checked luggage?

I will be flying to the Middle East in a few weeks. Turkish Airlines has amended their policy, and they’re not letting anyone take any carry-on. They will move your carry-on to the cargo alongside ...
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I took up my camera by the lens when it was on a tripod... Will it cause any damage?

I took up my camera by the lens when the camera was attached to a tripod. Will it cause any damage?
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Can a Nikon D3500 shutter be released remotely without using the Snapbridge app?

I have Nikon D3500 DSLR. It does not have a wired remote port or an IR receiver port for traditional remote control. I can use the Snapbridge application but it is annoying as it gets disconnected ...
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How can I use my dSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam?

I'm primarily a stills photographer with some great interchangeable lens camera gear. But now in 2020, I find myself needing a webcam for video conferencing under lockdown. I'm frustrated by the lack ...
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Is it safe to hold DSLR with hot shoe mounted top handle?

This is similar to May I hold the DSLR in part by the hotshoe flash? but I'm asking about top handle. Is it safe to hold a camera that may weight more then 2kg with this? I have two lenses one is ~1....
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Can I record video through viewfinder of a Nikon D3500 DSLR?

I can take video using the lcd screen and I can take images when using the viewfinder. However I cannot record video via the viewfinder. Is there a way to shoot video using the viewfinder with a DSLR?
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Camera suddenly sees much less than usual

I've been out taking pictures all day without any real problems. After getting home I wanted to take one last quick shot, in that moment I realized my camera was struggling to turn on, after a while ...
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Backlight component used by camera LCD displays

Do DSLR and mirrorless cameras use LEDs or CCFL as backlight for their LCD displays? I'm interested in the modern cameras like nikon D3500, D7500, sony a6500, nikon d780 etc.
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Do I need a flash for trekking/travelling with my D500?

I currently have a dilemma. I use a Nikon D500, which has no built in flash, and was wondering whether it is worth buying a lightweight one to bring with me trekking this coming summer. The reason I ...
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My photos are being save in pp3 format after saving them in raw therapee

when I edit my photo and save it in the application, it saves as a pp3 file and I can't seem to figure out how to change this. I have researched other apps to open the file, but I couldn't find a ...
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Which equipment is suitable for close-up photos of electronic circuits?

I want to start a YouTube channel to explain electronics and circuits, ideally with quality like in this video. I've watched over 50 videos on YouTube and tried to understand their setups, but haven't ...
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How do I get an old microscope adaptor to work when the K-3 is asking for F-stop data?

I have fitted an old manual microscope objective mount to my Pentax K-3. It asks for the F-stop to proceed, which the lens cannot provide. I have tried all settings in the camera including manual ...
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Why doesn't Canon EOS 1000D "night-vision" mod work?

I modded an old Canon EOS 1000D camera, hoping to add IR 'night vision' to it but during testing I noticed that it doesn't capture the IR illumination at all despite the room being lit by two powerful ...
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Is there a way to add adapted vintage lens EXIF information to my files manually?

I have a number of vintage lenses and since I am mounting them on a digital camera the lens information isn't available. Strangely, my photos have the information of the last digital lens that I ...
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Why is my DSLR screen showing an image settings tab while viewing other images?

When I press the play button to view previously clicked pictures, the screen pops up an image settings tab with the image in the background. This tab does not disappear until I zoom in the image. The ...
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Is there any camera that can autoupload photos to a android device?

We are trying to build multiple Photobooths next to each other, which are equipped with a tablet that has a UI to select and upload certain photos in a folder. Right now we use canon 700d/750d (which ...
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