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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 is possible to externally power my DSLR with the original battery that is connected to the DSLR by means of wires?

I have a set of cameras mounted to a rig, in such a way that in order to remove the batteries for charging, I have to unscrew the complete camera, which is undesired. One option is a dummy battery ...
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How do I sort photos from DSLR and mobile phone so that photos are arranged by when they are taken?

Whenever i travel i take photos from both mobile phone as well as my DSLR. Later on i combine photos from both and select best photos. Problem is that because of different naming patterns in DSLR and ...
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Lumix G85 - Black Corner regardless of lens and no hood - please help

I have owned a Panasonic Lumix G85 for about a year. This month, I've started getting a black area on the left corner of my images, which you can also see on the EVF. I can't see anything on the ...
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Why did they ever make smaller than full-frame sensors?

You will occasionally encounter articles about how awesome full-frame cameras are. Lot of that is probably over-enthusiasm over a new piece of equipment or simple marketing, but it seems to me that at ...
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Why does Panasonic/Lumix use Micro Four Thirds? [closed]

Simple question really. Why do these cameras use micro four thirds?
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Why buy a Pentax K1-II over Pentax K1?

I have looking for my dream DSLR with sensor shifting thus pure color along with no low pass filter. I fail to see any differences other than tripled max ISO but why buy the second gen Pentax K1? ...
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Why TTL flash exposure compensation doesn't work, but manual settings do on Nikon D3500? [closed]

If I choose TTL in flash control and I set flash exposure compensation, all levels from -3 to +1 look the same. But if I chose manual instead, and I adjust flash power from full to 1/32, the strength ...
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How to set AF area mode viewfinder if values are gray (can't be chosen) on Nikon D3500?

When setting AF area mode viewfinder on my D3500, I can only chose 2 options out of 4: single-point AF and auro-area AF. The remaining two: dynamic area AF and 3D-tracking are gray and the camera says ...
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How to see comments and copyright info on Nikon D3500?

I've set a comment and copyright info on Nikon D3500, but they aren't visible on the photo and neither is time stamp. Is there any extra setting to make them visible?
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What should I do when the results from Reikan FoCal show flaws?

I've done an AFMA calibration Reikan Software. Assuming this was properly executed, do I need to take the results seriously? All my lenses do suffer from astigmatism, and also my new Canon 24-70 f2.8 ...
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Is there a Canon DSLR to transfer photos to a server directly?

Is there any Canon DSLR camera that can transfer photos directly from the camera to a server via FTP or to Dropbox wirelessly ? Anything like that ?
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Why does 5DSR have a low pass filter?

I have learned it has a low pass filter cancelling filter instead of not having a low pass filter. Why add an another anti alias filter to cancel instead of simply removing it? How does the dual ...
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How do I make my photos have more impact?

I'm a new photographer and so I decided to start out with a relatively cheap, easy to use DSLR: the canon rebel t6 (EOS 1300D). With the camera, I also have the standard 18-55 and 75-300 mm lenses; ...
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will the Panasonic Lumix G7 be good for entry level photography? [closed]

I got a deal which I seem to think it's a great one. someone is selling me a Lumix G7 for $200? is that even good? I checked the price on amazon is cost around $400+ so I'm thinking it will be good ...
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What camera and lenses are shown in The Office (US) season 2 episode 21?

In season 2, episode 21 of The Office (US edition) which aired on the May 4, 2006, there is seemingly a first-gen 5D by Canon. Here is my edit of every scene that includes it. What is the camera? ...
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Why is my Nikon D850 view finder dark and dim with my new 28-300mm lens?

I am using Nikon D850 which is working perfectly fine with my Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Recently I purchased 28-300 lens. I noticed that on mounting this new lens view finder looks quite dark and dim. ...
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Zhiyun Weebill Lab with Tokina 11-20mm?

Have anyone used the Zhiyun Weebill Lab gimbal with a crop sensor DSLR and the Tokina 11-20mm lens? Would it balance without a problem? Would it balance with an ND filter screwed on?
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Does a sensor count the number of photons that hits it?

I'm interested in the grayscale image case. In a sensor there is an array of cavities which collect photons. (Source: Cambridge in Colour Digital Camera Sensors) Does each cavity count the number of ...
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DSLR lens image inversion?

 Out of simple curiosity, do DSLR cameras produce an inverted image on the sensor, with the image being flipped by software?  I've dabbled with astronomy prior to my current interest in ...
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Does DSLR (no metering/live preview) + Light Meter recreate the same level of difficulty as working with film?

I'm going to be working with film later this year, for the first time, and would like to prepare beforehand to shoot with it. My question is if I use a Sekonic light meter and a DSLR with only the ...
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Do I continue to use Micro Four Thirds or go DSLR for sports photography?

I currently have a Nikon D5500 with the kit 55-200mm f4-5.6 lens (what I have been currently using) and a Lumix g85 (with a lens too small for sports photography). My girlfriend races motorbikes and ...
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Do DSLR and Mirrorless cameras need respective lenses, or can they use the same lenses?

Simple question really. The flange distance of DSLR cameras are huge compared to the mirrorless cameras. So. Can you use share lenses between the rivals and manage to take photos? The only problem ...
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Is an entry level DSLR going to shoot nice portrait pictures? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying entry level DSLR Nikon D3500. I haven't used DSLR before, so I'm not sure if it is a good decision to buy DSLR. I would like to know if with this camera I can shoot portraits ...
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Can an old DSLR be upgraded to match modern smartphone image quality

I love photography, however, I had a 5 years break. I am on budget. I got my old canon eos 500d (standard lens kit) and was impressed how badly it compares with modern smartphones. I wanted to get a ...
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Could I use a color card in an image to colorize images taken by a monochrome camera?

So lets say I somehow got my hands on the gorgeous Leica M9M If I simply include a color card in the image. Will I be able to capture color information perfectly? Howewer what I am interested is. ...
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How to precisely time tag DSLR shot?

I want to know the exact UTC time of the moment of the shutter button pushed. A precision of milliseconds order would be ideal, but anything better than 1sec is acceptable. The photo properties ...
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Photos in my SD Card suddenly disappeared and now I cannot recover [duplicate]

Before you jump to a conclusion, I did not format the card nor did I delete the photos. I didnt shoot on demo mode either. This is what happened, I came home after a vacation with 600 pictures, they ...
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How can I set the aperture on my DSLR when it's attached to a telescope instead of a lens?

I would like to use my Nikon D3100 for astrophotography. I have attached the camera to my telescope with a T-ring, after which the camera recognized the absence of the lens, which is perfectly normal. ...
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Is Canon 540ez or 550ez compatible with Canon EOS 5D

I have a Canon EOS 5D can I use the Speedlite 540ez or the 550ez with it, either auto or manual
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How does a DSLR measure brightness and sharpness of an image?

In mirrorless cameras, light reaches the image sensor all the time, so this data can be used by the camera to determine the correct focus, shutter time, aperture and ISO. Makes sense so far. However ...
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Best tools and equipment to digitise film negatives with DSLR, without breaking the bank

I am considering buying Lomography DigitaLIZA film masks for both 35mm and 120 film to use within my digitisation process, however I am unsure of the best methods around the other areas of my process. ...
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How to enter Debug Mode on a Pentax DSLR?

Pentax DSLR cameras, like the K20D, K-7, K-5, K-3, K-1, other others, have a service mode, also called Debug Mode, that requires special steps to access. In that mode, some hidden settings can be ...
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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM or Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS?

I need a recommendation. I want to buy a telephoto lens and I don't know a lot about photography. I am looking at these 2 options: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM: Fixed lens. Fast (f/2.8). Effective ...
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What is this weird dark spot on my viewfinder that looks like a microorganism?

I recently bought a used Canon 1100D, and I didn't notice this... defect? dirt? chip? crack? dividing organism?! — I don't know what to call it — in the viewfinder until I brought it home. It's ...
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Do vintage lenses meter on a Nikon DSLR?

I am keen on getting a Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Electric MC S 135mm f/3.5 lens but i'm wondering if this lens will meter on a DSLR, specifically Nikon D7100?
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Why don't high end cameras have built in functions that much cheaper consumer cameras (and even my toaster) have?

The cheap 2000D has both wifi and gps in it, however a top of the line professional 1DX Mark II doesn't. In the age where even my toaster has wifi capability that communicates with my phone to make ...
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Looking for a travel lens for Canon 5D MKIII [closed]

I've decided to change my style of photography and I'm more interested in doing travel photography and landscape. Im stuck between getting the 16-35 f4 IS and the 24-70 F2.8 MKII. Which one should I ...
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Are mirrorless cameras more susceptible to sensor dust?

According to an answer to the question Why shutter is not closed by-default on mirrorless cameras as it's closed on film ones? mirrorless cameras have a "default open" shutter. Mirrorless cameras ...
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Slow thumbnail loading when lots of images on memory card

I have a Canon 2000D DSLR. I like to keep all my pictures in the relatively big memory card, so that there is a second copy of all pictures in case my laptop SSD dies. However, every time I connect ...
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Why did I see sunlight reflection in viewfinder but not in final image?

I have a Canon 2000D DSLR with 55-250mm lens and no lens hood. Recently, I took a picture of a tractor that was in nearly the same direction the sun was shining from. However, the sun was sufficiently ...
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Why do I see the moon as two objects through my DSLR viewfinder if I use eyeglasses?

I use eyeglasses with -1 diopter correction. Few days ago, I photographed the moon during night with my Canon 2000D DSLR. When looking at the moon through the viewfinder, I saw the moon as two ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

DSLR cameras, like traditional film SLRs, have a viewfinder you put to your eye to look through the lens. These days, many mirrorless cameras are styled just like DSLRs but use an electronic ...
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What's the advantage of a DSLR's “previewer” viewfinder, since I have observed that mirrorless cameras appear to have the same thing?

I have read some articles about DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and one thing all people insist on is that: DSLRs use the same design as the 35mm film cameras from the past. A mirror inside the ...
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Which flash trigger to buy for Canon?

There's a ton of options out there. I already bought the Altura trigger set, but I realized it only works when the transmitter/receiver are put side-by-side, very inconsistent results, will only work ...
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How does the viewfinder overlay work?

I know how the focus points are painted on the mirror but where do the "signs" come from? How are auto focus points are illuminated red in Canon 1300D? Where and how are the shutter speed numbers ...
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How to choose a one- or two-lens “starter kit”?

For someone who is starting out in the world of photography, is a two-lens starter kit a good option? Does having a series of lens options, from the beginning, help develop a sense of which lens to ...
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Is there a mirror actuation count limit in addition to shutter actuation count limit in DSLRs?

Every time you take a picture on a DSLR, not only does the shutter actuate but also the mirror actuates. If using the LCD preview, and using phase detect autofocus, the mirror actuates too: the phase ...
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Why can't I see changed depth of field on LCD preview on my 2000D after changing aperture?

I have a Canon EOS 2000D camera with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens that can achieve shallow depth of field. If I adjust the aperture settings of the lens on the camera, I'm not seeing any change of depth ...
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Which modern lens can achieve this kind of depth of field?

Im interested in knowing why the depth of field(mostly the background blur)in the Old image is very different from the depth of field in the New image? More then DoF the blur in the Old image is ...
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Have I damaged my camera's sensor? [duplicate]

Excuse the image of the random cat, but I noticed these random purple spots/lines in all the pictures I've taken today. They're in the same location and in the same shape so have I damaged the sensor?