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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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Is this the right way to shoot in the style of a Hollywood silent movie?

I need to shoot a silent movie on a digital camera. I have a Canon EOS 77D, which has an APS-C sensor (22.3 × 14.9mm). David Mullen, a cinematographer, said here that early Hollywood silent movies ...
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Is EXIF timestamp affected by write buffering?

In general, if you capture an image at time X, but the camera is write buffering after a long continuous shot burst, when the image is written to card at time ...
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How do I recreate a vintage 70s-90s photo with my Nikon DSLR?

I ask for your advice in recreating those 70s-90s photographs like this picture I took from a printing whose author is Elizaveta Porodina (2023). What is the technique used to create such a picture, ...
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Vignetting on my Nikon D780 with AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR Lens

I've recently got a new camera, the Nikon D780 with kit lens (AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR), the lens works great except for the vignetting I often get with. I have tried using it with and without the ...
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Nikon D5300 mounting issues with 35mm

I just bought a (used) Nikon AF-S DX 35mm F1.8 G for my D5300 and I can't make it to work properly. My 18-55mm works fine and I've never had any issue attaching it to the camera, but when I got this ...
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Can I see what the final image will look like on screen in camera in manual setting with flash enabled?

I'm a very beginner hobby photographer so apologies in advance if I'm doing something silly. I've had a dslr for a few months and I worked my way through understanding different aspects and I'm ...
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Switching from a bridge camera to a DSLR: is it worth it, on a budget?

So I've been with my old camera for a few years now. It's a Canon SX150 IS, 16.1 mp, with 16x optical zoom I believe. I really like it, but I feel recently like I want to upgrade, so I've been looking ...
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Does a mirrorless camera need a shorter focal length for the same FoV as an SLR?

Let's say we have a 50mm lens on a full-frame reflex camera. As mirrorless cameras have a smaller distance to the sensor, does it mean we need a shorter focal length for the same sensor size to have ...
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Why are my blacks coming out so noisy on a Pentax K-30 DSLR when using RAW format

I'm a new DSLR user with an older model Pentax K-30, using a 18-55@43mm lens (The lens that it shipped with). I don't yet understand what all the settings mean, or how they are used, or the impact of ...
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My 60d won't turn on - even with a fully charged battery

The camera does not power on, even when the battery is fully charged. It is not a battery problem. I have used the battery with other cameras without any problems. The battery indicator on the top LCD ...
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Why is my Canon's shutter speed so slow in bright light conditions?

My Canon 5D Mark 1, which has been in use for about 10 years, is strange. If you use Av mode or Auto mode, the shutter speed is very slow even when there is enough light. Even taking direct pictures ...
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Configuring live view on external monitor for Nikon D7100 attached to microscope

The camera is attached to a professional dentistry microscope and feeds into an external monitor through HDMI. The live view on the monitor is really dark, and details undistinguishable. However, ...
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Beginner kit improvement advice - which lens should I consider?

I have a Canon 250D (APS-C) since september 2022; I'm really enjoying it but I feel like that's the moment for my first lens upgrade. The camera came in kit with the well-known 18-55 mm STM f/4-5.6. ...
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Nikon D3100 Making weird sounds while trying to take photo

Whenever it try to take a photo on my nikon D3100 it keeps making weird motor sounds. I have dropped its lens once about 3 months ago but has been working fine until now. Here's a link to the sounds ...
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AF not working on Manual mode AV or TV mode, and shutter not opening. however both AF and shutter opening on auto and not flash -EOS400d

I am testing an old EOS 400d to see if its worth using- on auto mode and no flash mode- the camera focuses, I get the green light then it takes the photo once I fully press the trigger button, in all ...
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Is there any way to use viewfinder while recording video with Canon DSLR?

I have Canon 60D. When on recording mode the viewfinder doesn't work because the shutter is up and you can only see through the screen. This is a problem because it's much harder to find the subject ...
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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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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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