Questions tagged [equipment-recommendation]

Equipment recommendation questions should be specific about budget and goals, yet general enough to be useful to as many readers as possible. Equipment recommendation answers should be worded to be as useful as possible to the broadest range of readers, and when possible account for future price drops (for bargain hunters looking for a cheap "older" camera) to improve the longevity of such topics.

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Hardware / post for crisp sunrise

I have been trying to take photos of the sunrise. In my arsenal I have ND8-ND100 filters and each time I tried a different iteration. My thinking was that with an ND filter I would be able to get well ...
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Is a 35mm or 50mm lens better for landscape photography and portrait photography?

I have a Nikon d750 full frame and am wanting a new lens for low light landscape photography and low light portrait photography. I am considering either a 35mm or 50mm F1.8. Which would be a better ...
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Compact cameras with built in hdr?

I've had a Canon ELPH310 HS compact camera for a number of years and it has fit my needs adequately. I'm noticing that my non top of the line phone is now exceeding my camera in capabilities so I'd ...
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Which external GPS logger for a Panasonic Lumix G9?

Which external GPS logger can I connect to the Panasonic Lumix G9 for real time geotagging without a smartphone? With external GPS logger, I mean devices like Qstarz GPS BT-Q1000XT TSI GL-770 ... ...
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What is needed in order to produce good quality photographic wallpaper for a smallish room?

I am not a regular photographer. I'm interested in the idea of having a photographic harbour scene as wallpaper on my study wall. It may or may not be required fill the whole wall: I've given ...
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Camera suggesion for rostrum with SDK (and wifi)

I currently take photos of paperwork using an SLR mounted to a rostrum stand. I have written my own software which uses the Canon SDK to take photos of the paperwork, recognizing QR codes on the ...
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How can I take pictures at preset times throughout a day?

I need to take a close up picture of an object at up to 8 different, pre-programmed times a day (i.e. 6:00am, 7:00am, 7:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm). I have looked at trail cameras ...
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alternative to Gitzo baseplate

I have a Gitzo systematic 3 series tripod. Im looking forward to get a second baseplate (they name it GS3321SP). I would like to know if other manufactures produce similar baseplates that are ...
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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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In general, should I expect better image quality from a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens than from a 24-105mm f/4 lens?

I'm in the market for a full frame EF-mount standard zoom lens, so I've been doing a lot of research about different 24‑70mm f/2.8 and 24‑105mm f/4 options. I understand the tradeoffs in terms of ...
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What should I be careful about while buying used mirrorless camera and lenses?

I am interested in purchasing a new mirrorless camera. I am new to photography but am quite interested in pursuing it. I have used a super-zoom for a while on priority modes and occasionally on manual ...
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Extension to shift 1/4" mount forward?

I have a 3d printed attachment for my lenses which is heavy enough to make my small tripod not balance. I would like to shift the 1/4" threaded connection forward about 2 inches. Is there a ...
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Data transfer rates required to edit images on an ext HD?

I am in the process of sourcing an external HD for my Mac to store and edit images using Lightroom and Photoshop. I shoot with a Canon full-frame camera therefore, the raw image files are in the order ...
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What equipment do I need to take photomicrography pictures?

Just saw many amazing micro(macro?) pictures like this 9x magnification of nylon stockings on the Nikon Small World website. I wonder what equipment do I need (from scratch) in order to take those ...
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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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Can “extensions” be put on a Canonet QL17?

I'm about to get into the world of film cameras and have decided on buying a Canon Canonet QL17. However, it has a fixed lens and a large part of my photography involves wide-angle and telephoto ...
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Is there such a thing as a flashbulb case or a convenient way to carry and organize flashbulbs?

Does anyone have any tips for transporting flashbulbs? I want to carry a small selection without having to smash multiple cardboard boxes into my small bag or losing track of which is which. Where ...
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What types of camera support exist to help a photographer with onset of Parkinson's disease?

I have onset of Parkinson’s, so I have bad hand tremors. Do any round the neck, eye level supports exist which can help me stop camera shakes? This would be for a bridge (superzoom) style camera with ...
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Telephoto lens for a cropped sensor

I have a nikon 3500 as my first camera, and I am starting to buy some lenses for basically travel and landscape photography. I bought so far a tokina 11-20 f2.8 DX to have a wide angle lenses, and now ...
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What materials absorb or block infrared wavelengths?

I'm not exactly doing pro photography here; please forgive me. My baby monitor is mounted in a corner. It shines bright IR at night, and the walls are highly reflective, and I can barely see into the ...
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Need advice on buying a landscape lens

My camera is Canon 6D Mk 2 (full frame). I already have Canon 24–70 mm f/4 and Tamron 70–210 mm f/4 lenses and I'm planning to get a landscape lens in the range of 10–24 mm. I want to shoot astro ...
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Will a bigger sensor and faster lens help me get sufficient light from my LED source?

I am currently using the Panasonic G7 and finding that the lighting is not sufficient despite using LED light. The setting is a corner apartment with a lot of sunlight in the backdrop. Debating to ...
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Is it worth to upgrade from Canon D600 to Nikon 610D in 2020? [closed]

I've been holding Canon D600 + Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8 lens (no additional gears at all (i.e. no external lighting etc...)) for 7 years. Here's what I've achieved with this combination: https://www.flickr....
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How important is the artificial light tint temperature (K)?

If you were given a choice and money wasn’t an issue, how likely would you buy one of those multi-tone flood lights for your photography/videography considering that you will be shooting RAW and with ...
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An older Canon AT-1, is there any special cleaning kits or products that are recommended?

I am looking to clean up the body, lenses and the inner part of the camera. Does it matter if the camera is older for which products I use to clean it?
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Recommended lens for landscape

I own a Sony a6500 camera and I bought one lens Sony 18-105mm f4. I plan a trip to Iceland and I would to make some good landscape photos. I saw the first season of "Photographing the World" where ...
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New camera body or new lenses? (Have canon 350d) [duplicate]

So I borrow this camera from my mom who likes photography, but doesnt use it anymore. Its a Canon 350d. I've just started photography and quickly realise that i cannot crop that much without ...
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Taking a picture of Starlink satellites

I really want to take pictures of Starlink satellites, but I am fairly new to this kind of photography so I have a few questions. I am using a Nikon d3400 and a tripod obviously. What is the best ...
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Is there photo editing s/w that you can use on the camera vs. having to upload the photo to the PC?

I'm a grandmother that wants to use a camera for mostly pictures of the grandbabies, closeups in my garden of flowers, and shots in bright light around the pool and catching action shots. I know I ...
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Do smartglasses where you can see the image being taken exist?

I was wondering if there were any smart glasses, or an eyepiece where you could receive the image, in real time, that is being composed on your viewfinder or live View? I often use awkward angles and ...
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Quit photography in 2006. Ready to restart, Have good lenses still but need advice on picking right body

I ran safaris using a Canon EOS20D, and a clutch of what are now "L" lenses and not "L II", e.g. "EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM" and "EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM". Had to quit, but kept all my gear. Clearly, i ...
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Getting back in photography, which one camera should I get? [closed]

I been out of photography for 4 years. I had D90 and then D700 which I sold when I wasn't using it. It has been too long for me to remember what camera should I buy. It can be for re-learning curve ...
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Panoramic clamp interferes with ballhead clamp

I'm using a panoramic head and a nodal slide for taking one row panoramas. However there is a knob to adjust the tension of the rotation mechanism and it is quite low so it always interferes with my ...
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Need compatible strobe trigger for Elinchrom Ranger AS with Nikon D7200 - fast?

I am hoping someone can help me pretty quickly as I just landed a job on Monday and my old Skyport system is dead. I have an Elinchrom Ranger AS with location battery (kit) and a Nikon D7200. I just ...
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Is there an adapter that allows me to use a cellular phone telephoto lens (M17xP0.75) on a M37 video camera?

I have a digital video camcorder that uses a 37mm thread mount for lenses. I would like to try to use a telephoto lens made for a cellular phone on the camcorders 37mm threaded lens mount. Is there ...
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Coolpix P900 in 2020 [closed]

Is it worthy to buy Coolpix P900 in 2020 for $495? If it is not, what are the best options under $500 for nature and wildlife photography?
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What is my upgrade path from a D3400 for better low light performance, that will also increase my keeper rate?

I'm basically a Rockwell-esque 'Dad With a Camera' and take lots of pics of my family, with aspirations to get into formal portraiture. I've already took my first steps into corporate headshots, and ...
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Beginner photo studio gear advice

I a looking for advice for purchasing some beginner interior studio gear for a budget of around €1000. This is for the photography team of a school festival, where we are planning on taking studio-...
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Which gear can be used to specifically eliminate moire?

I currently have a canon 100D (I'm not a photographer - I own a business and do my own product photography because of budget constraints). The moire shows up on solid colour garments. I have tried ...
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What are the differences between these lenses and how will they affect a beginner?

My father is giving me his Canon 50D and Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. I noticed that most kits on the market come with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and I'm considering it instead of ...
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Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS Rebel XSi for Bird Photography &/or UW Surf Photography

I realize these are both novice type cameras, but I got them for free and appear to be forever on a budget. I am curious which camera body I should invest the money in to get into the subjects of ...
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Things to look for in a camera to match cameraphone image quality

I have a 10-year old "upper-entry" level DSLR. I am considering upgrading to a new camera, but I am interested in knowing what sorts of things to look for that will allow it to match the image "...
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Tripod accessory needed to allow for multiple mounts (stacked vertically/behind)

I have a little tripod that has a mountable phone holder and light orb. Since the light orb is small, it's very convenient and I think it might also make a decent supplementary light source when I'm ...
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Which Nikon DSLR and third-party lenses should I buy? [closed]

I was torn between the D5600, T6i, T7i, and D7500 bodies, but when I held the T7i and the D5600 the Nikon had a hugely better handfeel. There was no D7500 to hold and while it is faster I am leaning ...
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Do I really need a US$1500 rig for crisp sharp photos? [duplicate]

I'm getting into photography and got myself a used Canon 1200D with a Tamron 18-200mm lens. And currently under no circumstance I am able to make a perfectly focused sharp and detailed photo. Or at ...
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Equipment and Services that turns DIGITAL images into 35mm negatives [closed]

Help! I'm working with a company looking to transfer digital images in film format so they can more easily reprint from film (larger sizes etc). I have been tasked with finding any and all equipment ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I have a Canon m50 camera and use the default lens that came with it, a 15-45mm lens. I work in a company that makes stainless steel products, many of them with glass. So the problem is that there ...
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Can I get good macro-photos with sigma 50mm 1.4 using extension tubes?

I'm interested in trying macro photography, but I don't want to invest into Macro-objectives yet. Can I get satisfying results using Kenko extension tubes in combination with a Sigma 50mm art 1.4? ...
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How do I choose between 24-105mm and 24-240mm zoom lenses for the Canon EOS R system? [closed]

After a couple of years with my first DSLR (a Canon T6), I’m thinking about joining the MILC world with the Canon RP (affordable, full-frame-sensor, mirrorless). I like to take pictures while ...
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Canon APS-C Budget telephoto recommendation for Sports/Nature [closed]

I need a budget telephoto to use on my Canon 80D for sports and nature. It must replace my Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-ii Vc, which I find unconvenient because of its poor AF performance on telephoto ...

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