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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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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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Picking a lens for moon photo [duplicate]

So I have a Nikon D5500 with kit lens and wish to take nicer pictures of the moon, I have a tripod and remote control. Can someone tell me what I need lens wise, AF-s(??) DX(??) make(??), all I know ...
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Are self-cleaning sensors now standard?

As someone who shoots out-of-doors a lot, I am very pleased to have a self-cleaning sensor. I don't see this feature mentioned much in camera reviews, and I am wondering whether they are now a ...
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What gear do you bring to an impromptu shoot in a location you haven't scouted?

I'm an amateur photographer who mostly likes nature shoots, but because I have a camera, my friends often ask me to take pictures at events and things. I'm used to the bright sunlight from outdoors, ...
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Best camera for beginner and knower? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner photographer. I'm 13. I'm not thinking photography for a job, but for a VERY nice hody. My father also loves photography, he is an expert but he don't have time in the last years to ...
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Are high end rangefinder lenses better than SLR lenses? Would I notice?

I have been thinking about getting a Nikon Df, one of the factors being the reportedly excellent image quality possible. An alternative would be to get a high-end rangefinder, like the Contax G2. Ken ...
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Tulip Lens Hood in Autofocus mode

I use a Canon Rebel T3i, which has a rotating front element. I would prefer using a tulip shaped hood, especially for wide angle shots. However, the orientation angle of the hood changes during ...
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Digiscoping with superzoom or DSLR? (with spotting scope)

With a middle-priced spotting scope such as Kowa's TSN-773 or 664 series, is it worth it to do digiscoping with a good DSLR? Since the image quality is definitely not going to be as good as using a ...
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Canon 5D Mark II died

I installed Magic Lantern on my camera and had shot videos and photos with it. Everything was working normal until one day I turned it on and it was broken. Now it doesn't take pictures even though ...
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manual mode in DSLR with constant iso, shutter speed and aperture, intensity of the image still changes

I have a Nikon D3300 camera. I am doing a project in which I have to project an image of uniform intensity value onto a white screen and take photo of it. This is actually the calibration part. But ...
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Filter for RGB separation and its effect on the image

Looking at Bayer filter of a typical consumer camera, one can easily see that sensitivity of the filter for each color is all over the place. Are there filters similar to Bayer that do a better job at ...
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DSLR mirror stuck at top, sound like rolling gears

I have Nikon D300, and now its mirror stuck at top, showing 'Err' at top display. It happens when I press shutter button, it sounds like rolling gear. I still can press the shutter but looks like the ...
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When I resize photos from my DSLR, why do they come out 500×334 instead of 500×375?

I replaced my Nikon P90 for interior work photos with a D5500 for better light control without flash. That is working fine, but when I resize for the Web my photos are 500×334 instead of 500×375 — ...
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Why my DSLR is not as sharp as my smart phone?

I recently bought a Nikon D5500 camera with two lenses: 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and 50mm f/1.8G. When I compare the results with my advance smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 5), the sharpness is not ...
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Is it ok to place my DSLR in a box and just cut a hole for the lens?

I just built a photobooth with a Rebel T3 as my camera. My original plan was to just cut a hole in the box for the lens (I see a lot of DIY photobooth projects that do this), but I ended up just ...
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Best memory card for my new Canon camera (700D) [duplicate]

I just bought my first camera (Canon 700D) which got delivered to a friend who I will be visiting next week. The camera came with no memory card, so I need to buy one. I have two questions: I was not ...
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Where do these weird spots on my photos come from? [duplicate]

I'm a complete DSLR newbie and just bought a used Nikon D3200 on ebay. The thing is, every time I take photos with the 55-200 objective, I get these weird spots on photos. They are especially easy to ...
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Left strip of image has different lighting than the rest of the image

Not sure how to explain it, but check out this picture: So if you look closely on the left strip of the image, the lighting is off (the strip is somewhat brighter than the rest of the image). This ...
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How can I transfer photos from camera to iPhone?

I know how to copy photos from SD card to my laptop. But how can I move them to my new iPhone 7 plus? Thanks in advance!
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Can a DSLR still shoot video after the shutter dies?

I bought a used Canon t3i and after searching on internet I read about shutter count so I installed magic lantern and I found out it is at 87k and after using it for a year now it is 92k, I'm a ...
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Why does my DSLR focus on the background instead of my subject when taking shallow DoF photos?

I am an amateur photographer and have a Nikon D7000 and I want to get the blurry background effect (shallow DOF). I have a 35mm lens and I have set the aperture to be 1.8. While taking a picture I ...
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Are there cameras which can continuously shoot for an unlimited amount of time? [duplicate]

I've noticed that the quality of pictures on my DSLR is considerably higher than the quality of video. This got me thinking that if one could continuously shoot at high FPS, it should be possible to ...
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Why is the autofocus not working on my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM?

I bought the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II lens and the autofocus is not working. It's non-functional. I can use the lens in manual mode but not in autofocus. What could be the cause?
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What is the advantage of a digital still photo camera over digital video for nature photography?

I was recently watching a documentary on nature photographers and noticed that they frequently fired off dozens of frames in very rapid succession when taking their shots. They then indicated that ...
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Gropro Hero 5 Black vs Conventional DSLRs (Image Quality and Post Processing)

I own a few different DSLR and mirrorless cameras which I use for different purpose (Nikon D7000, D750, EOS M3). Recently I have decided to purchase a Gopro to make some videos as I've watched a few ...
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Samyang 8mm vs Tokina 11-16 [closed]

I use a Nikon D7100 and the most of the time my main lens is Sigma 17-50 2.8. I would like to buy in the near future a new lens more wide. I found the fisheye from Samyang 8mm f3.5 and ultra wide ...
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What kind of intervalometer do I need for taking long timelapses on my Nikon D7100?

I am looking to take time-lapses of more than one-thousand frames at an interval of 1 frame per second. What kind of intervalometer do I need?
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Do I need an external timer for a long time-lapse with a Nikon D7100

I know how to take a time-lapse on my Nikon D7100, but if I want to take a time-lapse of, say 3,000 pictures at 1 frame per second, do I need an external timer?
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How do I tell whether a Nikon DSLR or lens is full or cropped frame?

How do I tell whether a Nikon DSLR or lens is full or cropped frame?
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What Happened to my DSLR?

My DSLR has been working perfectly until some time in the afternoon today. This baffles me. From a certain point on today, this DSLR started producing artifacts resembling motion blur in roughly 80% ...
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Need help to find proper camera and lens specification

Last day I shot using an 18-135mm Nikon lens, it was barely able to capture a fly-sized point at a distance of 100m with proper details. Using a 100-400mm lens would be too expensive. Can you guys ...
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My lens won't detach from my DSLR camera body - what should I do?

It has been stuck for a few weeks, and I'm scared to put too much pressure on it because I don't want to break either lens or camera body. Should I go to a camera shop to see if they can do anything, ...
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How to focus on multiple object of interest [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D5300. Mode: Manual ISO: 100 (Bright Daylight) Aperture: f/5.3 Shutter:1/80 Lens: 70-300mm I am trying to find a way to focus on multiple objects, in my case, a bouquet of flowers. ...
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Full frame 16-35 mm vs crop 10-22mm [duplicate]

I'm using a Canon EOS Rebel with 1.6 crop factor. In terms of focal length- Is an EF 16-35 mm full frame lens on a full frame camera equivalent to an EF-S 10-22mm lens taking into account my crop ...
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What lens/lenses should I get to go with my first DSLR? [closed]

I've wanted to buy a DSLR camera for quite some time and am finally about to make the buy. Planning on getting a Canon 760D (T6s) but looking for advice one what lens/lenses to get? I don't want to ...
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Why does using IS with my 70-200/2.8 lens remove detail?

Can someone explain why my 70-200mm 2.8 is is ruining photos with IS? I'll shoot at a shutter speed of 200-250, at around 160mm. When I have no IS, all the pores and wrinkles are perfectly sharp. If ...
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Is it possible to make a photo's EXIF look like it was taken with a DSLR?

My teacher doesn't want me to use my mirrorless camera to take pictures, she only wants DSLR. She wants me to rent one (which costs money). I'm obviously not going to do that lol! My mirrorless has a ...
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Is a Canon T5 a good starting DSLR camera as a Pixel XL owner? [duplicate]

This is probably a bit of a silly question, but I would rather ask now before investing hundreds in a new DSLR camera so that I don't regret it later. In short, I currently have a Pixel XL which I ...
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My DSLR takes photographs with black strip on top

My DSLR is having an issue. What's the cause of this black thing on taking pictures? What solution probably can I do? Please help. Thanks.
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Why can't I see the focal length (“zoom”) when I'm composing a shot?

My Canon 1300D DSLR stores the focal length used in the EXIF data of each photo, but there's no way to see this information while I'm composing the shot? Is there a technical reason why the focal ...
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How do I evaluate photo accessories bundled with a camera? [duplicate]

So I am somewhat of a beginner photographer and this will be my very first DSLR purchase. I have taken photography classes in which I've used really older models of DSLR but that was about 10 years ...
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DSLR shutter delay with wired remote trigger

I would like to know if there is some shutter delay after an external trigger is issued via wire on a Canon DSLR (I am interested in the mid-range models - 300D, 350D etc.) The wired trigger sends an ...
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Avoiding mirror slap on Nikon D3300

I know that Live View can be used, at least on some cameras, to keep the mirror up and avoid mirror slap (as described at Can anything be done to reduce the shutter sound on my SLR?), but when I turn ...
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What causes this weird grid pattern in my picture?

I have a Canon 10D DSLR. Sometimes I get weird patterns in my pictures. What causes this pattern, and how can I eliminate or prevent it?
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Why are my Close-up Photos Underexposed with the EF 100mm f/2.0 USM?

I'm using the EF 100mm f/2.0 USM lens on an EOS 5D Mark IV body. There seems to be a specific focusing distance (about 1.5 m) below which all photos come out at least one stop underexposed when ...
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Is there a way to make my Canon DSLR bracket focus automatically, for focus stacking?

I have heard of cameras using various techniques to let you pick the focus point after the photo has been taken. For Canon, the closest thing I have heard to this is to manually shoot at different ...
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How to load 3DLUT on DSLR?

There are few film emulation LUTs (LookUp Tables) that I would like to use on my DSLR in real-time (live) because shooting live with LUT applied gives very accurate results and cuts down time on post ...

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