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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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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Best for Northern Lights Fuji XT-3 with Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 or Sony a6400 with Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN?

I'm planning a trip to the north and that sounds like a good occasion to buy a new camera - the one I had broke a while ago. I found good deals for both the Fuji X-T3 and the Sony a6400 - but what ...
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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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How do I find fabric, tape, or materials that are black on 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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Deciding between the Canon SL3 and T7i

The Canon SL3 was released this year and has a couple improvements over the T7i, but it also has some setbacks. The biggest differences that I could find are the image processor, battery life and ...
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Which of these cameras are better for product photography? [closed]

My sister in law has an online store which she sells her handmade bracelets in there. Currently she is using her Android phone's camera for photography but she asked me to look for a real camera for ...
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Are there digital (industrial) cameras with open API's (software interfaces) with Ethernet communication?

Dear Photography Community, I realize that some SE sites do not allow specific product recommendations, and that's ok. I'm concerned that after my fruitless searching, I'm perhaps missing some ...
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What features should be prioritized when buying a camera intended for wildlife/zoo photography?

I currently use a Canon 750D and I'm thinking about upgrading my camera body (followed by lenses) in the future. I use the camera for various types of photography but predominantly wildlife and zoo ...
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Entry level equipment upgrade - best options on a budget and lens vs camera

I am currently using a Canon EOS 1100D body with the kit lens and a Sigma Zoom 50-200mm 1: 4-5.6 DC OS HSM lens. I am almost exclusively interested in wildlife photography and feel I have outgrown ...
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What lenses do I need for all around travel and wildlife photography? [closed]

I ordered a Canon 90D camera, body only. I am looking for suggestions on the best walk around lens for traveling. I like to take landscape and wildlife pictures. I assume I would need two lenses for ...
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Is Nikon D500 a good fit for nature and ambient-lighting portraits and occasional other uses?

My wife has been sporting Nikon D90 for a good number of years and as she wants to proceed more into professional photography she's looking for a new body that can be versatile when needed: Primarily ...
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How to choose a color calibration device?

I'm tired of my monitors and phones all looking different. I tried following instructions at Lagom LCD monitor test pages, but they still look different. So, I think I need to buy something to help ...
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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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Will upgrading my camera body improve my live music photography? [duplicate]

Currently I've been running an EOS M100 with the stock 15-45 mm, f3.5-6.3 lens. I've recently acquired a sigma 17-50, f2.8 lens and adapter to fit the lens to the mirrorless M100. How worthwhile ...
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What lens would I need to photograph a very distant cathedral dome?

I want to be able to photograph the dome of St Paul's cathedral from King Henry's Mound in Richmond Park. Would a telephoto or zoom lens be the best, what focal length/zoom would be the best for ...
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Is there any Superzoom Point&Shoot camera available which offers more telephoto zoom than Nikon Coolpix P1000?

I am planning to buy a Superzoom point and shoot camera and my goal is to get maximum telephoto zoom. I have ended up in Nikon Coolpix P1000. I went through this article : The 20 Best Superzoom ...
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Is there a studio flash system that supports wireless Canon E-TTL (not E-TTLII)?

I've been tasked with equipping a studio. We are using Canon EOS film cameras and Canon EOS digital cameras. The Canon EOS film cameras support E-TTL flash metering, the digital ones support E-TTLII ...
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Does a larger sensor make up for lack of IS and a smaller max aperture?

I am trying to learn the strengths and weaknesses between two Point and Shoot cameras (Ricoh GR II vs Sony DSC-RX100 III). As I understand it, the real difference between these two is the sensor size ...
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Which kinds of tripod heads are suitable for panoramic photography?

I'm looking to buy a tripod, but unsure which heads fit my usecase and my budget of about €250. Specifically, the usecase split between panoramic, 'regular travel' and macro photography, with ...
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What lens can I take to Banff for my Nikon D3300?

I currently have Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Lens. Which lens should I taken for Banff and is there any other lens that is recommended for ...

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