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Unidentified knob on Bogen 3066 head

I recently acquired a well-used Bogen 3066 head. I am unable to identify the purpose of one of the knobs. It's a rather small, silver-colored knurled metal knob. It doesn't thread in very far, (not ...
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HANIMEX Automatic Zoom Lens C- Macro 1:4.5 F=80-200mm

Could anyone tell me what camera body this lens will fit please? It's been packed away with my dad's old Praktica SLR but it doesn't seem to fit that. It's a "HANIMEX Automatic Zoom Lens C- Macro ...
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What is this camera attachment

See image above, it is a right angled bracket of some sort. It has a tripod screw on the bottom, that is adjustable left or right. It is foldable, and on the top part it has a screw-in for a tripod, ...
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Tokina AT-X 120 Pro DX AF 11-20mm f/2.8 vs Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX

for my Canon 80D am looking for a wide angle fast lens. Am considering the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8. Am confused though as I have found online two different names with apparently the same specifications. ...
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What is this C-mount lens?

I work in a public research institute and on one setup we have the following lens: It works well and I'd like to replicate the setup, but there is no reference on the lens, not even a brand name. It ...
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What gear does Robbie Lawrence use?

I’m wondering if someone could recognize which kind of camera Robbie Lawrence uses. I think his image could have been shot with an analogue camera, but I’m not really sure because a lot of people use ...
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What type of projection system is used in Brideshead Revisited episode 5?

In the beginning of episode 5 of Brideshead Revisited there is a scene where one of the characters uses a "Universal Projector" to show some slides. It can currently be watched here, about ...
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How did Apple create the Catalina dynamic desktop background?

The new version of macOS, Catalina, includes a "dynamic" desktop background featuring photos of Catalina Island throughout various times in the day. Here's two of the eight different images: You ...
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Can anyone identify this Twin-Lens Reflex 1940(ish) camera?

The photo was probably taken in the 40s, and the photographer was relatively well off. Can anyone identify the this specific camera (and flash if it's not permanently attached)? Medium format ...
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What is this dial on my old film camera for?

I recently got a very old agfa silette camera, and there is this dial with the "R" that is used to rewind the film. In addition to that, is has a little window showing something below - What is that ...
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Name of cleat-style tripod mounting head

What is this particular mounting head type called? All I know is it seems fairly common (I don't know much about photography equipment -- but I need to order some more compatible heads): The tripod ...
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What type of quick release do I need for this Sunpak tripod?

I've inherited a Sunpak tripod without the quick release pad/plate thing (please correct my terminology). I'm looking to find the quick release plate for this. What is this style/size called? I ...
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What is the mount with three tabs and two linkages on these Albinar lenses?

I have two Albinar lenses that I want to identify the lens mount for so that I can buy an adapter for my Sony A5000 (E mount) camera. I bought them at a yard sale recently. They are vintage lenses. ...
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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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How do I identify unknown film from the sequence of apparently random numbers?

I should probably keep a log of what film I use... I'm currently scanning this color negative film, and finding that I not only have no idea what type of film this is, but there is also no indication ...
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What is the breech mount on this Hanimex lens?

I've bought a Hanimex 1:4.5, 80-200mm Automatic Zoom lens. The seller wrote that it is a Minolta MD-mount lens, but it doesn't fit my Minolta x300. What mount is this lens?
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What is the mount on this Elicar 85-205mm F3.8 lens?

What is the mount on this Elicar Auto Zoom lens , 85-205mm F3.8 No. 493302?
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What does a remote shutter release do and how do I use it?

It says in this book that I am reading that it is good to have a remote shutter release, but I have no clue what it is. I have tried searching the web but nothing answered my question.
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What is this breech mount with three flanges and a single linking pin?

I bought this Vivitar lens cheap and I'm having trouble identifying the mount. I believe it's a Version 4 Serial number is 22128668
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What brand is this vintage tripod?

I have a tripod that is probably at least 30 years old and I would like to know the brand at least. It has a logo on it I have not been able to find nor interpret. Does it say GON? GOON? GOND? ...
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What is the crank on the side of this lens used by David Douglas Duncan?

The NPR article David Douglas Duncan, Photographer Of Wars And Picasso, Dies At 102 notes the passing of the famous photographer and shows some beautiful photos of the artist Picasso. One photo shows ...
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What does "Di III" in a Tamron lens model name mean?

A Tamron "Di" (Digitally Integrated) lens is a lens optimized for digital cameras including those with 36x24mm 'full frame' sensors. A Tamron "Di II" (Digitally Integrated II) lens is a lens ...
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What camera fits this a Osawa MC 1:4.5 f=80~205mm lens?

I found a lens and I was wondering what camera fits it? Does it fit a canon 1300? & also how can I tell if it works or not? (If that’s possible) (As I found it on the ground). I don’t have a ...
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What is the mount on this Vivitar 85-205mm F3.8 lens?

I recently purchased an old manual Vivitar Lense (10$!) to play with and cannot identify the mount. I just hacked a plastic body cap and put it on my Canon 450D (EF mount) and cannot get infinity ...
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What is this wearable camera support from the 1970s or 1980s?

This belonged to my Dad and is probably from the 70's or 80's. I want to find a new home for it (if it is still useful) but I don't know what it is exactly. It appears to be some sort of steadying ...
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What is this wire-controlled camera? [closed]

I could only see a silhouette of the following video camera: The body seems too small to be an ordinary camera, so it seems to be some kind of wire-controlled video camera. Note that most POV ...
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What is this Mizar branded converter-like thing?

I found a cylindrical thing in my photo gear box and I am not sure (anymore) what this is. It seems some kind of converter, as it has a different thread diameter on each side. What is it, and what's ...
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What is this Hermagis lens?

Going through my late dad's stuff, I found a bunch of vintage cameras (including a Lumicon Silver 8, a Kodak Six-20 Brownie C, and a Kodak Brownie Reflex). There is one piece of equipment I couldn't ...
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Identifying a camera by video footage [closed]

Is it possible to identify what camera has been used to film something just by footage? I have an avi in my possession and I know it was a dslr but just can't identify which one. My friend mentioned ...
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What type of lens element is this?

I pulled apart a microscope objective lens to clean it. I was using it to take photos and noticed they were coming out blurry/cloudy. Turns out the first two lens elements were "cemented" together. ...
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Does this "Imaging Bed" hardware exist and what is it called?

As part of some R&D in a software development role I am trying to find a way of taking consistent images of medical instruments. I am trying to find out if some hardware exists but I am unable to ...
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What is this 25-100mm lens with a 1 inch diameter mount?

I am trying to identify the brand/make/model of this lens. It has a thread mount, 24mm as I measured it. It has two zoom barrels and no manufacturer name stamp I can see, although it has 'lens made in ...
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Novoflex bellows lens mount identification

I bought an old Novoflex bellows and I'm trying to find the right adapter for it. Can somebody identify this mount? The opposite end is a 39mm Leica screw mount. The collar rotates ~40° or so (...
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What is this Angenieux lens?

Exactly what it says on the tin. I recently acquired an old manual Pierre Angenieux 18-180mm f2.2 lens, but I can't find any documentation for it online. As far as I can tell, it was built for use ...
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What mount system is this Raynox lens?

This lens says "Raynox Tele Auto MC 3.5 200mm" - any idea what mount it could be?
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What kind of a stand setup is this?

What kind of equipment is this? Saw this in a video and couldn’t figure out.
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What mount system is this Hanimex zoom lens?

Lens marked: MC Hanimex Automatic Zoom C-macro 1:4.5 f=80-200mm 52 filter diameter No. 131934
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What is this Optimar 2 Inch f/1.4 Infrared Industries lens?

Today I bought this lens for $12 US at an antique shop. I am having trouble finding any information about it... 16mm Optimar 2 Inch f/1.4 - Infrared Industries Inc. Santa Barbara USA - Patent# ...
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What is this old 50mm f/1.9 lens?

I purchased this lens for $5 at a thrift store. It's fully functional and the glass seems in good condition, however, I cannot identify the mount or the lens (the front name ring is missing). When I ...
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What is the breech mount on this Chinonflex lens?

What is the mount on this Chinonflex Auto Reflex lens, 135mm f/2.8 No. 691327?
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What kind of mount does this breech-lock Tair-3 lens use?

I picked up a Soviet-made Tair-3 300mm lens at a flea market recently, and I'm at a loss to identify what kind of mount it uses. According to what I've read, most virtually all Tair-3s used M42 or T ...
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Exif Data - identifiable fields

I'm currently working on some software to help identify fraudulently attributed images or ones that have been sent in with altered attribution. As such, I'm interested in working out which EXIF ...
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What is the mount on Vivitar lens with MIR printed on mount side?

Got a Vivitar 28mm F2.8 manual-focus lens with MIR printed on the mount side. I want to use it with my Sony E-mount camera. I got a Minolta MD adapter to E-mount, but it didn't work. This is my first ...
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What is this old Zeiss Tessar lens, with a large mount ring with six holes?

This old Carl Zeiss f/4.5 250mm lens belonged to my father, who said that it was used for some kind of wooden electrostatic-photocopy machine from a document-copying shop that he used to run. Please ...
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What is this physical filter, shaped like a shallow pyramid?

I was going through my parents loft (attic) and came across an old camera bag of my father's filled with bits of old junk and filters. I came across this weird shaped filter which sadly was not boxed ...
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Mitakon lens and mount identification

I'm trying to identify this lens, and its mount. It is a Labled: "MITAKON MC ZOOM 1:4.5 f=80-200mm 55(diameter symbol) 845041" The rear mount is pictured, its some kind of reverse-bayonet ...
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What is this weird BLUETECH camera?

I've had this weird camera laying around for three years now. Here are some pictures of it. I am looking for its users manual. But I don't know its name ("BLUETECH" I assume!) or model. And I cannot ...
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What is this Dimension-brand 135mm lens?

Kind of what it says on the tin. I got this lens, sans caps, as a gift from a friend (who doesn't really know photography). It's dusty but otherwise seems to be in decent condition, but I can't seem ...
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What are these two devices both called "macro adapters"?

I came upon a video and in it there was this what he calls a macro adapter: Raynox DCR-250. And then I searched google 'macro adapter' and saw this video and images of the same device in the first ...
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What is this old film and how do I handle it?

This looks like a roll of film and was found in an old house. It is from around 1908. It seems to be wrapped tightly and almost was mistaken for a spool of thread. A piece of metal foil was loosely ...
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