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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 there a flexible tripod for DSLRs that is is more robust than the Gorillapod?

I recently bought a small, cheap flexible/bendable tripod for my action cam an I am fascinated by the possibilities that I have because I am able to securely mount it to nearly any object I could ...
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What should I set my aperture to when there's a lot of light outside? [duplicate]

I'm just looking for a simple reminder when it comes to aperture, such as: when there's a lot of light in the atmosphere where a photo is exposed, the aperture should be low, or something. The more ...
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could somebody recommend me a professional camera DSLR? [closed]

I want buy a good DSLR, I have a digital and is not enough for me, I need to move forward to next step to the professional road. I'll appreciate yours recommends so much. best Thank so much for all ...
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How do I display a histogram in live view on a Nikon D7500?

I just bought the Nikon D7500. I can't find the histogram. How do I get the histogram on my screen? I would like to view it on the live view?
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how to have a ghost of previous photo on screen when taking a new photo? [duplicate]

I'm an art student and I'm working on a stop motion short video that I'm making and it would help a lot if a ghost like view of my previous frame that i took to show on the lcd of my camera when I'm ...
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Is there any camera in which I can adjust the gamma curve manually?

I am eagerly looking for a camera in which I can adjust the gamma correction. The cameras that I have, do this correction by default (which are not adjustable) and I need to remove this correction. ...
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Need an alternative to the Canon 5D Mark IV [closed]

As a film student that is graduating soon, the 5D Mark IV seems like the perfect DSLR to get my photography/cinematography business started. I primarily plan on doing lifestyle, business and event ...
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Copying slides with a 50mm lens instead of a macro one

I'm reading in multiple places about how to use macro lens to copy slides. Found a good video too. They usually recommend to make use of the Digital Duplicator de Kaiser, remove the internal lens, ...
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Failure of specific AF points after repairing my dSLR

I needed to repair the controls of my Canon 6D, after it received kitten damage. After re-assembly, I noticed that the middle column of AF points did not focus at all. They blink as normal when they ...
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How do I force my Canon dSLR (800D) to take a photo?

I noticed when I went out early in the morning to take some landscape photography that sometimes when the image was "dark", the camera would not attempt to take the photo. I tried changing from a ...
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Is the Canon 650D still a good choice? [duplicate]

I am planning on getting my first DSLR soon. I'm torn between the 1300D and 650D because they are about the same price right now. I love the fact that the 650D has a movable touchscreen and a mic ...
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what adapter will work for a canon 70-200mm to nikon dslr? [duplicate]

I have a 70-200 canon lens that I would like to put on a 3200 dslr. Can someone please advise me of an adapter that would work?Thanks!
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What is the reddish cloud in the center of the photo?

I am a beginner at photography, I tried to click photographs of the night sky. The image has a weird reddish cloud at the center, I first thought it might be because of light pollution but then I ...
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how can i avoid red flare on my sun set photos?

I have used a lense filter. Still some red spot appeared in my click.Please help me to sort out this problem. Thankew.
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Can a dSLR sensor be replaced with one that belongs to another model?

My D7200 sensor needs replacement due to scratches and I've called a repair center (not a certified Nikon repair center) and they have offered me a reasonable price (about 200 USD). However, I've been ...
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Does Fujifilm make DSLR cameras anymore?

I've been trying to find a Fujifilm DSLR camera online but it seems like all of them have been discontinued. Edit: Why do I want a Fujifilm camera? They are well-designed cameras that shoot high ...
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Will a lens upgrade from the kit lens give me better colors on my backpacking travels?

I currently have the Nikon D5300 along with the kit lenses (18 - 55mm). I use it for my backpacking travels to make better shots than with the smartphone, but what I've noticed is that the photos are ...
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If a Canon 200d is better than a 700d, why is it priced the same?

I am a beginner in photography. I want to buy a dSLR. After a lot of googling, I found that the newly launched Canon 200D/SL2 is better than the 700D/T5i. Is this really so? I am confused, because if ...
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Nikon B700 bridge camera vs Canon 1300D DSLR for beginner? [duplicate]

I have been doing photography with my mobile camera. I want to step up to the next level. I am confused between Nikon B700 (bridge camera) which has really good features and 60x zoom and Canon 1300d (...
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Filter for Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens

I have bought a Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens for my Canon 70D. Is it okay for bird photography? Also kindly suggest a filter for the same.
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How can a tripod be unstable?

This sounds like a fairly stupid question, but it is one that has arisen whilst I was looking for cheap (<£50) and lightweight (<1kg) DSLR tripods. I understand there's a price difference ...
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What should I look for in a camera for shooting in bulb mode for astrophotography?

I am interested in astrophography and I would like to learn and experiment with long exposure. I have been looking around for some dslr cameras but I can't find much information about bulb mode for ...
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What is causing this pattern of horizontal and vertical lines in my pictures?

I took pictures with a camera I have not used in years. The pictures appear to have vertical and horizontal pixel lines throughout. What is the cause and how can I remove them? I have no photo editing ...
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Would extra mega pixels be worth to upgrade from a 24 MP full frame?

I have heard that extreme high resolution is not always a good thing specially when it comes to low-light performance. On the other hand, since the size of the image gets larger, it may need higher ...
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How should I interact with a loud amateur photog when I'm making a personal audio recording of an acoustic performance?

I was at a large prestigious high school music concert this past weekend where I wanted to record the audio on a hand-held audio recorder, as my daughter was performing with one of the groups. I was ...
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Nikon D810 and D610 firmware update photos not exposing the same now

I updated my firmware both C and L on my D810 and D610 today and notices that photos taken right after each other are now not exposing the same. I checked I do not have bracketing on, I added more ...
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Why can't my dSLR take close-up photos?

I am relatively new to DSLR cameras, so I apologize for any potential ignorance. Since I have been using my Canon T3i, every time I attempt to take a close-up photo, the camera does not auto adjust ...
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Sensor scratch: how likely is this one to cause problems and would it worth a replace

Well, I have scratched my sensor, or since I made research, I'd better say the infrared filter on top of my sensor. I have made sure that this is a scratch after I had my sensor cleaned by the service ...
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Is this scratch or just dirt?

The things I highlighted in the following photo, are they scratches on the sensor or just dirt?
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Light scratch on sensor: is that fixable

Short question, could a very light scratch on sensor be fixed?
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Why doesn't the shutter close (like it does in mirror-up mode) when changing lenses to protect from dust?

I've just noticed a lot of dust on my sensor and I had to send my camera to the service center to get my sensor cleaned. I've noticed that when I use the mirror up mode "the function that prevents ...
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Can the antialiasing filter be removed to get sharper images?

Assuming I don't care about moire and would like to have my images as sharp as possible, would it make sense to remove the antialiasing filter from my DSLR? Is it something that can be done at home or ...
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Getting the right focus with the self timer on a Nikon D5600

I recently upgraded from a Nikon D5200 to a Nikon D5600. I'm trying to take self portraits with the self-timer setting on the 5600 but I'm struggling to get the right focus. With the 5200 I had a ...
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How to take panaroma in dslr? [duplicate]

I use a Nikon D5300 and while taking a picture from a hill I wanted to take a panaroma but could not find such an option. Am I missing some hidden feature using which I can take a panaroma? If yes ...
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What is the Hood size and UV filter size for NIKKOR 18-55 mm and NIKKOR 70-300 mm? [duplicate]

Recently I have purchased a Nikon D3400 having two lenses. They are; AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5 - 5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300 mm f/4.5 - 6.3G ED VR I would like to purchase a Hood and UV ...
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Fixed Focal Length Lens for DX camera [duplicate]

I want to get a good Fixed Focal Length Lens with wide aperture for my Nikon D5300 which is a DX Camera and while searching for lens in India there were only 4 lens for DX compared to the 44 lens for ...
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Why would someone buy the Canon 5D Mark IV after Nikon released the D850 with far superior hardware configurations?

I was planing to buy canon 5D mark iv just one month ago. But everyone started to talk about Nikon D850 and it came out with far ahead hardware configurations compare to 5D4. Though I love canon ...
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Why do mirrorless cameras have poorer autofocus that DSLRs in general

My question is similar to this but not quite. Why do mirrorless cameras have slower and less accurate auto-focus in general when compared to their DSLR competitors?
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Can I use lenses for a Pentax K1000 manual camera on a new Pentax DSLR? [duplicate]

I have several lenses for my old Pentax K1000 35 MM camera. I want to get a SLR body can I use these lenses on a Pentax DSLR? If so what model? I do not want to go to the expense of buying a new ...
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Sigma 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 DG Macro for Nikon work on a D3400

Will the Sigma 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 DG Macro for Nikon work on a D3400, and does the APO lens make much of a difference to the normal Sigma Lens.
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Is it possible to do holography with a DSLR?

If I'm understanding this right, a “hologram” is an ordinary black and white photograph that has been exposed in an extraordinary way. A normal image is exposed under white light, using a complicated ...
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Single lens for both portrait and landscape [duplicate]

Is there any budget lens for Nikon d5600 which is best for both portrait and landscape? I'm looking for one lens which does both portrait and landscape.
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What are my upgrade options from a Pentax K50?

I currently own a Pentax K50 DSLR. It works ok but sometimes it lacks focus precision, plus it's really an entry level and after 3 years and thousands of pictures taken I'd like to upgrade a bit. I ...
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Does micro adjustment have an influence on manual focus?

Reading the post in the link below, http://davebennett.photography/lenscalibration/ I was wondering if BACKFOCUS and FRONTFOCUS could be compensated with AF microadjustment (Canon) and AF fine ...
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What kind of camera do I get for my class?

I'm starting in a semester-long "Intro to Digital Photography Class" and I'm completely new to anything photography-related. The most experience I have with picture taking is on my cell phone. That ...
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DSLR Lenses Closest to a Point and Shoot

I’ve so far worked with Point and Shoot cameras. I primarily used them to capture family moments and vacations. Nothing particularly artistic Recently, I was involved with a wedding where I was ...
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I left my dslr turned on for several days. Was it harmed? [duplicate]

I have an entry level DSLR Nikon D3300 which I left in its bag couple of days back. Today I found it was still turned on. I was just wondering if there can be any trouble because of that. Will this ...
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How can I create a vintage 1990s Polaroid look from my DSLR?

For some time now, I have discovered a great difficulty with the fact of coming across a simple and vintage look and or style to my photos. I currently use a Canon Rebel T5i DSLR camera, and was ...
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Why is there “single” in the term DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex)?

I have been reading about lenses and I was curious to know why there is a term "single" in the abbreviation DSLR? As far as I have read, the modern DSLRs (for example, the Nikon 3200) come equipped ...
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How do I choose a lens for my first DSLR to replicate the capabilities of my bridge camera?

I am planning to migrate from my Sony DSC-HX1 bridge camera (28-560mm) to Canon EOS 800D. Now I had learned that 'x' based zoom values are not applicable to DSLR's and I am lost with all the ...

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