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Questions tagged [dslr]

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 ...

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Exposure hardware or software? [on hold]

Exposure in DSLR hardware or software? Exposure in (cheap P&S camera or Webcam) hardware or software?
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Can a DSLR camera get a virus?

Some time ago, my laptop was infected by some worm/virus, which also spread to my USB sticks and my DSLR's memory card. All photos on the memory card were shown as 1kB files, without a possibility to ...
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How to get rid of color band while clicking picture of an projected screen?

I am trying to click a picture of an image projected by a projector with a Nikon DSLR camera. But whenever I click the picture there are weird colors all over the captured image? How can I stop that? ...
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Cost of repairing old Olympus dSLR

My Olympus E520 apparently needs someone to assemble and clean mirror box, shutter, auto focus sensory and recalibrate it? Together with a CCD Clean and a Full service, I have been quoted £275. Is ...
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Sensor Pixel Area in Canon SL2 [duplicate]

In the process of purchasing a Canon SL2, I did many side by side comparisons with other entry level DSLR's. One thing I noticed, is that the SL2's 13.84µm2 sensor pixel area, was noticeably smaller ...
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Why am I getting a small black patch when I take photos?

I am getting this black spot at the same place every time I am taking a photo. I am looking for an explanation of the issue and a solution to remove the patch. I am a beginner and if needed I can ...
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Do I need to remove sd card and battery from DSLR after every use?

I'm new to this field, today only i got my first dslr. I don't know whether i should leave my sd card and battery as such after turning off my camera everytime or not.
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Can a 64 GB memory card be used in a Nikon D80?

I am attempting to format a 64 GB SD memory card for an upcoming trip. Using the instructions provided by Nikon, I receive a flashing "FULL" and 0 frames/pictures after formatting. What can I do to ...
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Canon EOS 1100D's screen goes black

My camera goes black and a red light goes on after it untill I power off it and it stop appearing only after I re-install the battery.
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Why isn't my DSLR's viewfinder showing focus correctly after removing it for cleaning?

I've tried to clean focusing screen of my Nikon D750 by removing it out of the body and placed it back after cleaning. From then on, the focusing is acting weird. When I look through the viewfinder, ...
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Why do my pictures shot using a 1.4x extender look soft?

I have a Canon EF 1.4x III Extender attached to my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM on my Canon EOS 7D MkII and I'm finding my pictures of distant subjects appear very soft, as if the lens is ...
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Why are my photos of the moon blurry? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D750 with a Nikkor 28-300mm VR lens. I am an absolute newbie and I've been trying to capture a reasonably good picture of the moon. But no matter what I try, the pictures are never ...
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(Used) DSLR for around $250 [closed]

As a student my budget is pretty limited, but I would like to get into photography as a hobby. I've used a Canon EOS1300d of a relative for some time and had great fun with it. I would not consider ...
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Lighting Question- How do I achieve pictures such as these? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon d5500 and a 55-200mm lens. I'm hoping to get pictures like these for a project- my main hang up is lighting? What sort of equipment should I use and are there any specific angles? ...
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What can I expect with stacked lenses for extreme macro photography?

I need your opinions on stacked lenses setup for extreme macro photography. I own a Nikon D5600. I bought a Nikon AF-S 40mm f1.8G Micro lens together with the body. Then, Nikon, as a part promotion ...
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Can Magic Lantern provide AFMA on an EOS 77D?

I want to upgrade my Canon DSLR to either an 80D or 77D. The only thing that I find really lacking in the 77D is AFMA, but there is free Magic Lantern software. Can I safely assume, in practical terms,...
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DSLR cannot focus after short drop

Have an old Canon 300D which suffered a drop onto hard floor from less than half a metre. It was in a bag, with a lens attached, and there is no visible damage. However, it seems to have lost the ...
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DSLR suddenly switches from RAW to FINE

I've noticed that sometimes my Nikon D3400 suddenly "decides" to switch from RAW to FINE (most of the times it happens when I take the SD card out, but I don't really understand why). Is there ...
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Fujifilm X-T20 vs Pentax K-3 II. Am I missing any significant differences?

After many years of shooting pics with my phone, I have finally decided to step up my game and buy a decent camera. After a lot of research, and considering my budget and my ability to take pictures, ...
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Spilt Isopropyl alcohol on camera, now it doesn't turn on

I have 99.5% Isopropanol that I am using for cleaning electronics and optics(I specifically ordered it from my local electronics specialist, it is no knock-off, it is genuine pure IPA for a ton of ...
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Which cameras can shoot how many AEB frames?

I have always liked photography and have recently acquired a Rebel T6 as my first DLSR. I have always been interested in HDR photography and have been experimenting with it for the past couple of ...
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Do mirrorless cameras have more sensor noise because they are constantly exposed to light?

I have been wondering if the following is true and the implication for mirrorless cameras. DSLR camera sensors are only exposed to light when the picture is taken, so the sensor presumably produces ...
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Entry Level for landscapes: Canon 200D or 1300D + another lens

I'm thinking about buying a camera, I want to bring it with my while hiking/camping to photograph nice landscapes (mostly) since my phone camera does not satisfy me anymore. I was thinking DSLR ...
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Why are images from my brand-new Canon camera numbered starting in the 9000s instead of from 0001?

I just bought the brand-new Canon 80D from Amazon, along with new memory card 64GB. When I took the first few pictures, I see that the file names start from "IMG_9545.jpg", "IMG_9546.jpg" and so on ......
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Why can't DSLR cameras take Motion or Live photos?

I'm trying to hire a photographer for an event and really want all the photos to include videos of the moments in which they were captured. Apple calls this feature Live Photos and records 1.5 ...
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Does time lapse of the sun damage the auto-focus sensors or components of a DSLR?

This question is not about the main imaging sensor, but about the autofocus sensors and circuits on a DSLR. I read that sunlight may damage the shutter or the main sensor. But when using the DSLR, ...
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Question about EV compensation with “extreme” settings"

I have this question that has me itching a part of my brain... I was at the park with the kids at noon (yeah, I know...) the other day taking pictures. I was using an old Canon XSi with an Helios 44 ...
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Canon 1500D vs Sony Mirrorless A6000 [duplicate]

I want to buy DSLR camera. Canon 1500D is in my wish list but today I checked Sony DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The mirrorless looks like a Point-n-Shoot type of camera and I am confused whether to ...
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iPhone vs DSLR for point and shoot

Photography is only a hobby for me. I prefer to focus on the composition, lighting, finding a unique point of view, etc, rather than fiddling with manual settings, lenses and post-editing. Moreover, I ...
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How to build an attachment to support lens?

I am using a D5200 and want to make an attachment to support the lens at a distance away from the camera body. (There will be no lens mounted to the camera. Then there will be a gap. Then the lens.) ...
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DSLR or Mirrorless for Helicopters with doors off?

Long time reader, first time poster. I'm going on some helicopter tours in Hawaii soon, and I'm considering bringing a nicer camera than my cell phone. I've been on helicopters in Hawaii before and ...
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What are the ways to improve magnification in the reversed lens configuration?

There is a really detailed discussion on achieving microscope-magnification using a small focal length lens in reversed configuration. How to make a microscope with a DSLR camera? I wish to know ...
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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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DSLR bright shots [closed]

My DSLR Nikon d3200 shots were brighter than usual camera shots. the white balancing is on auto and the shots are taken not merely from direct sunlight. Is this because of lens?
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How different lenses affect photo quality? [duplicate]

Suppose I have these two lenses: - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens - Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD And suppose I have used them both on the same full frame camera, in the same tripod ...
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What disadvantages does the Quiet Shutter Mode have?

I'm using the Nikon D3200, which has a Quiet Shutter Mode. As I understand it, the mirror is mainly delayed from moving again during the shot, thus the "quieter" mode. What I'm curious about ist how ...
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What is the typical DSLR battery lifespan (overall, not per charge cycle)?

I shoot a Nikon D800, but this question applies to any DSLR. (I suspect DSLRs are harder on batteries than more compact cameras, so let's stick to this camera family.) I recently had one of my ...
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Is Tokina “Exchangeable” lens compatible with both Nikon & Canon DSLRs?

Can someone please explain if following Tokina "exchangeable" lens (Tokiana 14-20mm F2) would be compatible with my Nikon D500? If yes, will it perform as if it was a dedicated Nikon mount? Please ...
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Focal length measurement and definition in DSLR cameras [duplicate]

So i am a bit confused when it comes to focal length in DSLR cameras. According to multiple sources online i found and as per NIKON "It is a calculation of an optical distance from the point where ...
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Looking for opinions on an entry level DSLR [duplicate]

w last few years I have always been interested in photography, messing around with the settings on point and shoot cameras and stuff, nothing to fancy. I have never had a reason to buy a good camera, ...
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ERR CF on Canon Rebel XT

welcome back to 2008. I just picked up a Rebel XT for super cheap and I've been messing with it for the last couple days trying to trouble shoot (knowing very little about DSLR cameras) and I can't ...
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Workflow for processing medium format film into digital form

I'm considering to try a medium format photography. Coming totally from DSLR background, the workflow step I'm used to is: take digital image save the image (JPG/PNG, whatever) into the disk. I ...
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How to capture rays of light in a photograph using a DSLR camera [duplicate]

I'm using Nikon D750 DSLR camera. How can I capture the rays of light as represented in these two black and white photographs? I mean in terms of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and filter use. by ...
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How can I get a bulb shutter speed on a Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)?

How can I set the shutter speed to "bulb" on a Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i)?
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Quiet mode on my DSLR is not quiet enough. How can I make it quieter?

I know that general shopping recommendations are off-topic, and I will try to be as specific as possible, so please comment/edit if this question is not specific enough for this site, or if I can ...
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How can I reattach the wire that locks the D500 focus screen in place?

The piece of wire that locks the focusing screen of my Nikon D500 has come loose completely. I cannot figure out where the two loops of the wire reattach, and I was wondering if this is an easy fix ...
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Is this light stripe at the top of images from my DSLR a light leak?

I want to ask about my Nikon D90 I was encountering a light leak or something like it. I'm not really sure what it is. This is a sample picture: Here's another one: All of my photos are now like ...
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How to transfer photos to a phone without a computer?

I'm a beginner photographer and I'm facing a problem. I'm going to be traveling for 5 days and of course, I'll be taking my DSLR with me but I can't take a computer with me. Is there a way to transfer ...
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Why is my dSLR not taking pictures when the shutter button is fully pressed?

I can't click my Nikon D3100's shutter release button. I mean sometimes it works, but sometimes as soon as I press the release button the lamp near the lens glows and I am unable to click the photo or ...
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Why cannot my canon camera EOS 700D take long video? [closed]

as it takes short video and automatically stop only after 8 seconds. it is very limited. please someone lets me know why.