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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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How can I tell what gear is appropriate to shoot architecture and street while travelling? [closed]

I'm a beginner photographer and I'm going to Japan soon. I have a Canon Rebel T8i and the 18-55mm lens that came with it. I want to take pictures of the architecture and some street photography too. I'...
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Is 35mm 1.8 lens suitable for Product, interior photography?

I'm still a beginner, is 35mm lens is suitable for product photography, mostly e-commerce products and hotel room pictures.
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Equipment for Timelapse

So, I would like to create a timelapse montage of a road changing the seasons - as the viewer travels down the road. Now, this said, I assume that I would have to travel down the road, gathering ...
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Seeking Expert Advice for Banff Trip: Upgrade Dilemma - New

I'm gearing up for a trip to Banff, Alberta, next year. Planning to go for a week and see both Banff and Jasper. I need some expert advice on lenses. Currently, I'm using a Canon RP with a RF 15-35mm ...
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Options for Remote Time-lapse Macrophotography

I am looking for a camera or set up that can take photographs of small insects at a set interval after being set up and left. Ideally: Can be set to take a photo every ten minutes Long battery-life (...
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Nikon D3300 connect to smartphone

I own a Nikon D3300 and I want to use an external monitor but without spending too much money. D3300 doesn't provide WiFi capability. So, i found out that I can use my phone with an otg cable and ...
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What should I consider when selecting radio flash triggers for legacy flashes?

I own a Nikon Z6 II. Now I'm looking for radio triggers to use my SB-600/SB-800 flashes off-camera. What features should I be looking for and what factors should I be considering? I think I need ...
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How to avoid reflection in watch photos?

I use a cone made out of translum to take watch photos. This creates a reflection on the crystal/face of the watch. Is there a way to avoid this? I need these head on shots to look like the rolex ...
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Do I need to upgrade my camera for group portrait photography?

I have a D3500 with kit lenses which I use to shoot group portraits. I have read extensively about lighting, aperture, ISO, shutter speed, etc., and have applied my learning to my photos. I shoot all ...
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Are there alternatives to the WP-G1000 silicone grease?

The Nikon AW1 (and other Nikon 1 series products which require this silicone grease) are all long discontinued. This extends to the silicone grease, a key product to maintaining the camera/underwater ...
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Why does my camera randomly shut off and show green all over the screen?

My camera is an Olympus FE-360 digital camera from 2008. I have never had any problems with it but recently my camera will turn on and work completely fine for about a minute, but then will either ...
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Set up multiple cameras on a frame to shoot different angles of an item simultaneously on a budget

I have an eBay store and I am looking to increase productivity of the photo taking process. Using my phone, taking an image, then rotating the item and taking another image over and over again is a ...
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Simulate backdrop wall mount using autopole

I want to buy two autopole to create a background setup. My issue is that most of the setups I have seen until now, the autopoles are visible. Is there any clamp or something that would make it ...
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What to look in a camera for underwater surveillance?

I am working on an ROV and I'm supposed to choose a lowlight camera for it. The goal is underwater surveillance of species and objects. The waterbody is sometimes a pool, large water pipes, lakes, and ...
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Fine adjustment of tripod height

I want to take pictures with my camera at a specific height (and perfectly horizontal). My tripod has an adjustable center column, but it is the usual unlock-pull-lock kind and it's not very practical ...
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Does a wide angle crop lens designed for crop sensors have the same FOV as their full frame equivalents? [duplicate]

I'm looking to get into real estate photography and I'm often advised that for full frame cameras you want something like an 18-35mm and in the same breath they also say if you have a crop sensor ...
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Which camera should I buy as a beginner? [duplicate]

I'm new to photography. In the past I took photos using cellphones. Cellphones are not professional cameras (are they?), so I want to buy a professional one. Because I have no idea what makes a good ...
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What should I consider when shopping for a second lens (after the kit)?

I have a Nikon D7500 with the 18-140 mm zoom lens, and I've been shooting for a couple of years, although I still consider myself to be a beginner photographer (check out my work). I see myself ...
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What does the "Hotel Paparazzi" use in Recep İvedik 1 (2008)?

There is a scene involving the hotel paparazzi trying to take a picture of the main character. What I find funny is how I have my own mid/late 2000s Nikon like the dude has. I have a D80/18-135 but my ...
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Is calibration of a low blue light OLED display possible?

Right now I am looking for a new laptop for photo editing, and since I don't want to use a secondary display, I would like to have a laptop with a very good built-in display. I don't want to spend the ...
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What film should I use in a vintage Fujifilm Clear Shot 20 camera?

I am a beginner photographer and this is the first time I have used an old film camera that belonged to my parents. It is a Fujifilm Clear Shot 20 Auto. What kind of film should I use and how do I ...
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Questions about Alvandi large format cameras

I recently stumbbled upon this large format camera manufacturer called Mr. Alvandi, in Iran. They produce a variety of medium and large format cameras (679, 4x5, 5x7, 8x10, 6x17) since about 15 years. ...
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can 70-200mm lens on Sony a7 iii full frame camera be used in APSC mode instead of 100-400mm lens?

I am a newbie to photography and I am planning to buy a sony a7 iii as my first camera and have safaris in Rwanda in the pipeline and also other tiger safaris in India. I am thinking to buy a 70-200mm ...
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Recommended DSLRs around 900$ to 1000$? [duplicate]

there. I am looking for a DSLR around 900 to 1000 with which I could be getting started on photography. I am a layman and largely ignorant of anything about photography, though I don’t wanna a camera ...
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Should I shoot with just my new mirrorless canon R6 or dual shoot with DSLR? | Weddings

Wondering if anyone would like to give me their take. I just got a new canon r6 yesterday which was quite a big purchase for me. Very excited about it and am now stuck going back and forth between how ...
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How to carry gear while wearing a harness? (wedding photography)

Wondering if anyone could help. I'm getting into wedding photography and am trying to figure out how I want to carry my gear for the day. I want to get either a dual or single leather harness (I'm ...
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How Do I Research An Overhead Scanner versus a Camera

The Question(s) I need to know how to do my own research when evaluating various overhead scanners against each other at various prices and evaluating various cameras against each other at various ...
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Which filters would be useful for long exposure photography?

I'm a beginner hobbyist who wants to take long exposure shots of lightning, fireworks, the beach, etc., during both daytime and night time. I would also love to take shots like this. So basically ...
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How can I ensure that a lens is pointing absolutely vertically downwards?

My uncle makes models of all sorts of things. To help him, he uses his camera(s) as scanners by photographing his various bits, and then performing further CAD on the resultant images. These models ...
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Equivalent lens to periscope camera?

I am trying to figure out an equivalent telephoto lens to the newer periscope cameras that report focal lengths in 35 mm equivalents. There are some similar threads such as How do I convert lens focal ...
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Features a camera should have for a 10 year old

I'm looking for a starter camera for a 10-year-old that is interested in photography as a future career. I don't think she knows what kind of pictures she wants to take. She watches a YouTube channel ...
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I have a sigma auto F 70-300 lens. I want to use it on a new Canon77D camera but the mount on the camera and the lens are different can I use adapter [duplicate]

I have a Sigma lens auto focus 70-300 open 55mm mount. My camera is a 77D canon mount 67mm. Can I use an adapter? The mount size is not the same size. If so,what adapter do I need? The lens dose not ...
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Capturing License Plates From 50-100 ft (And Night)?

I'm attempting to build something with a Raspberry Pi that can hopefully capture moving vehicle's license plates 50-100 ft away (and at night). I understand very little about photography, but through ...
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using smartphone on copy stand

A bit of math: what should the DIY copy stand height, to focus the smartphone camera on the flat A5-size object, that the object is photographed at 1:1 magnification? Smartphone camera - in the ...
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Is there some way to get a *much* better battery for my old digicam?

I bought a Canon IXUS 255 HS eight years ago. The picture quality is quite sufficient for my needs, but the problem is that the battery lasts a ridiculously short time. Even if I charge it fully, I ...
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Can this kind of lighting take good photos of perfume products with some effects

I want to buy lighting to take pictures of perfume and glass products in general, But there is an effect that I like like the pictures below and I want to take something similar. I found this product ...
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Why are camcorders rarely used for static photography?

Camcorders all come with static image capture mode. Of course DSLR cameras come with video recording capabilities as well, but besides camcorders being larger in longitudinal length, is there any ...
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Sony A7III travel/wildlife combo: 70-200mm f/4 + 2x teleconverter, or sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3?

After taking my Sony A7III and Sony G 70-200 f/4 telephoto to a couple of hiking and camping trips, I'm looking forward to improve my equipment to get more into wildlife photography. So I need longer ...
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What could I use as a model light?

Hello I use various speedlights (8-9 nikon models, time ago I had the need for more flexibility)... These days I got back shooting in studio and while I do own various modifiers that would like a bit ...
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What features for starting astrophotography? [duplicate]

I'm looking to start astrophotography with my son. I've had some small success with getting bright stars on camera and planets in camera with my phone (sony Xperia 1 ii), but I want to make the jump ...
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Can I use my Yongnuo YN-E3-RT II speedlight Transmitter with a Godox AD200?

I'm looking to buy some speedlights/strobes but I really do not want to buy all new transmitters and receivers when I have the Yongnuo set. Will any strobes/speedlights from the Godox series be ...
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Buying First Camera - Need Advice [duplicate]

So, I am thinking of buying my first camera. I have searching on the internet and landed on a few models that seem convincing to me. The Fujifilm X-A7 and X-T200 are the one I am interested in buying. ...
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Are there any budget alternative for digital cameras that don't have an LCD/Display?

I've been testing out digital minimalism and part of me started to think about having a camera without constantly looking at the display. I have known about a bunch of the Leica digital cameras ...
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How do I pick a good camera as a surprise present?

I’m totally a novice to Photography and related gadgets. But I want to gift a camera with a “viewfinder” lens to my wife. She already has a Canon dSLR camera. Is it typical to buy just an “electronic ...
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To what extent is interchangeable lenses a valuable consideration in practice when considering optical snoots?

I'm interested in being able to work with hard light modified by gobos, and am thus considering purchase of an optical snoot to use with Bowens-mount continuous lights. As of this writing, the options ...
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Where to find a database of all the camera models [closed]

I am looking for a list of all models of digital cameras that have been released on the market since around 2005. Ideally it would specify basic specs such as the sensor resolution and sensor type. ...
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Does the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L work on the Canon 250D (SL3) camera?

I'm learning the basics of photography and I am wondering if the "Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L" will fit my Canon 250D (SL3) camera? I searched online but was unable to find anything clear. My main ...
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Does it make sense for me, as a beginner, to buy a speedlight?

So far, I was using my Android phone to shoot pictures and some basic point and click cameras. I would say that I am a low intermediate camera user. I know the basics about focus, depth of field, ...
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How to capture fractures on metal frames? Camera setup with connection to pc to record pictures

I am looking for a simple setup of a decent inspection camera with an adjustable light. The light needs to come at an appropriate angle while the camera faces straight down on the metal frame. These ...
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Are there specific things I should look for when evaluating a used tilt-shift lens?

I'm considering a used tilt-shift lens and I want to make sure I give it a good looking over before I decide whether to buy it or not. I've never used a tilt-shift lens before, and I think it takes ...
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