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 are the differences between these two Nikkor 70-300 lenses?

I am looking to buy a telephoto lens for my Nikon D5500 (I already own the 18-55) and am considering these two telephoto lenses: AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5....
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Do I need a special kind of camera to take good photos of falling autumn leaves?

I am taking up photography as my new hobby. Last autumn I tried taking some photos (on my mobile) of falling leaves but without success. Can someone please give me advice on what kind of camera I ...
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1 Inch 20MP sensor vs 1/2.3" 12MP sensor?

All things being equal, is a 1-inch 20MP sensor basically the same as a 1/2.3" 12MP sensor? If it is the same, does it then boil down to which camera has better mechanics; lens, mechanics, etc? ...
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50mm f/1.8, 18-55mm f/4-5.6 or 55-250mm f/4-5.6 lens for a 12-year-old new to DSLR photography

I have recently purchased a Canon 800D / T7i along with the bundled 18-55mm f/4-5.6 lens, plus the 50mm f/1.8 and the 55-250mm f/4-5.6 for myself and my 12-year-old daughter. She has been using a ...
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What type of lens can portray a blurred, wide background but not make the subject look so far away?

What type of lens should I be looking for to take portrait photos? I would like a lens that portrays a blurred background and also captures a wide background while not making the subject look so ...
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Canon 750D vs 200D in low light and moving subjects?

I am about to make a DSLR purchase and have to choose between Canon EOS 750D and the recently introduced EOS 200D, which is available at almost the same price to me. After looking at all the specs all ...
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Can the new Canon 35mm macro lens be used as a prime lens also?

I am new to photography and looking for a prime lens. I have a Canon rebel T3i.
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Can you use filters (CPL/UV/ND8) made for digital cameras with a film camera?

Just got this "Digital Filter Kit 2" from Hoya but planned on using it with a 35mm film camera. Does anyone have any experience with using "digital filters" with film cameras ? Does it work the same ? ...
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Can I safely use a 10-stop IRND (Hoya SOLAS) filter to photograph the eclipse?

Note: I'm asking about using a Infrared Blocking ND filter, not a regular ND filter. I'm plan to use a Canon SX60 super-zoom bridge camera. All it has is an Electronic View Finder and Live View, ...
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Is an interchangeable lens camera and lens comparable to a particular fixed lens bridge camera necessarily more expensive?

When considering a particular fixed lens bridge camera, is a comparable kit with an interchangeable lens camera and lens necessarily going to be more expensive? Or going to have some other ...
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Is there any difference between Nikon's current DX and FX 35mm f1/.8 primes other than the image circle and the ED elements?

For some Nikon DSLR lenses, like 35mm primes, Nikon has two offers: AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G ($200 USD) and AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED ($530 USD) From my understanding, the lenses differ for only ...
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Visiting Iceland, photographic equipment review what do I need to replace?

I'm visiting Iceland on a photography tour in September. I'm reviewing my camera gear and wondering if I need any additional equipment, or replace some of my existing gear. I'm shooting with the ...
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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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Which focal length should be 'always on' for a wedding?

I'm going to be the photographer at a relative's wedding (I know, don't do it yada yada). Having never done a wedding before, I've done as much preparation as I can as well as borrowed some additional ...
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Small haul of Pentax gear, what have I got here?

Following up on my previous post, I have inherited a collection of Pentax gear from my dad but am not really sure exactly what I've got - I doubt any of it is very exciting but is it worth following ...
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Choosing overhead lights for a garage studio

I am building up a garage studio and have a c stand setup with an overhead camera (Canon 5d Mark II with EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS) somewhat similar to the setup here. I’ve been researching overhead, ...
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Are there reasons to go for an f/1.4 over an f/1.8 lens as my first fast prime?

I've been getting back into photography as a middle aged woman after not doing much of anything with it since high school and college. Back then I had a Pentax K1000 that I loved and took with me ...
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Recommendation for compact lighting that I can hang or clamp on a door? [closed]

I'm looking for recommendations for a small (LED?) light that I can temporarily hang or clamp on a door, e.g. in a bedroom, for whenever I need to take photos indoors (and then easily unplug it and ...
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What to look for in used spot meter

I'm shopping for a used 1 degree spot meter for film photography. There seem to be a lot available with a tremendous price range. Does anyone have suggestions for how to pick one? How much trouble ...
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Compact film camera to handle high iso sensitivity

I'm an amateur photographer digging into film photography. I currently own a Minox GT which I really love: it's on aperture priority, really compact and light-weight, it's got a quite good, fast lens, ...
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What are the disadvantages to using older Canon flashes today?

I'm looking to buy my first flash and I got to see a bunch of slightly older flash models that are no more in production. There's a shop in my town in which, for example, they sell Canon flashes like ...
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6D or 80D for upgrade from 100D? [closed]

I am about to buy a new camera. I stepping up from a Canon 100D. I mainly focusing on portrait, fashion and street photography. 100D done well so far as a hobbyist but I really feel the need to step ...
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How many shutter actuations are too many? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade my Canon 5D to a 5D Mark III but I'm also on a budget. I got interesting offers from photographers upgrading to the 5D Mark IV, the problem is the shutter counts are well above ...
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How do I choose which 24-70mm lens?

This is not 'which should I choose?' but 'how do I make the decision?'. My experience is quite limited, I've not had my first DSLR a year yet. The closest I can find is Michael Clark's answer to ...
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How was this High-Resolution Short-Wave Infrared image captured?

The Wikipedia article on Infrared contains a comparison image showing how a portrait looks when shot in various wavelengths. While searching for information on SWIR, I've read that normal sensors ...
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Is there a 3rd party Canon flash with both RT wireless and optical wireless?

Is there a 3rd party flash which is both capable of being used off the camera using optical transmission and radio transmission? I have been told that "Canon 430EX III-RT Speedlite" is capable of ...
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How much zoom would make a camera suitable for imaging railcar seals from 100 feet away?

I'm an engineer, and we have a need to take pictures of railcar seals (steel ties as pictured) from on top of the building. What I need is a camera with sufficient zoom so we can clearly see whether ...
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M42 body with split-screen focusing and TTL lightmeter?

After my old Zenit 122 has failed (the fabric on the shutter started falling apart), I am looking for a new body to use. I'd like to have something better than the previous camera. I absolutely need ...
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Can I trigger 2 einsteins, two alien bees, 2 yn685, and one yn560iv with one yn662tx and one cst2?

I have read that you can trigger all with one yn622 on camera if you have a cst2 mounted on top with another yn622 on the speedlights (important part), but why would I need a second yn622 for the ...
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Not displaying AF selection modes on LCD

In my Canon 5D Mark IV, AF selection modes are not displaying on LCD, even after pressing the AF points button, which is placed at the corner of the camera.
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Should i get a new kit lens for my 450D or a new body with kit lens altogether? [duplicate]

I recently broke my kit lens for my 450D and have been looking into replacements. At the moment i have a 55-250 mm objective as my primary objective since it is all i have at the moment. My question ...
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Is there an EASY way to get geotagging with a compact camera without GPS?

Is there a compact camera with decent zoom (30x) with which it would be easy to have the photos geotagged? What is the best practice to have both good picture quality (use a compact camera, not ...
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What do I need to shoot student portraits for elementary students who missed picture day?

I was asked to take individual portraits of around 15 elementary age students who missed picture day in school . I will be taking with a Canon 60D camera & Canon 430 EX II flash. The room will be ...
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What do I need to shoot with a wireless speedlite and my Nikon DSLR?

I planning to buy a Speedlite for my camera Nikon D90. I want a speedlite that can be triggered remotely using wireless, as well as mounted on camera. Can someone help me on what all I need to buy? ...
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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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flash for nikon SU 800 commander

I was gifted a Nikon wireless speedlight commander SU 800 can anybody tell me can it be use with other flashes, than nikon or what it is compatible with
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How do I choose between the D7200 and D610 for sports and all-round shooting? [duplicate]

I am having trouble deciding between the D7200 and the D610. I am upgrading from the D3200, so both camera would make a great difference. At the moment, I have four lenses. The 70-200mm f2.8 (tamron) ...
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Do I need to buy the latest camera model? [closed]

I have recently picked up more interest in photography. I took classes several years ago, but would like to start doing it on the side. I am shooting my friend's engagement shots in a few months and ...
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New body or new lens? [duplicate]

I'm going traveling for a few months and I am planning to take my Canon 750d with me, I currently have a 10-18mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm and a 18-55mm lenses. I am thinking of getting a 24-105 L lens to ...
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Canon 1300D vs Nikon D3300 [closed]

I am confused between the Canon EOS Rebel T6 1300D and the Nikon D3300. While the Canon has an in-built wireless it seems to be an inferior camera to the Nikon but they cost about the same. Are ...
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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 makes a good film camera?

I have recently become interested in film photography. For now I have borrowed a Canon EOS 500n from a friend, but I am thinking about purchasing a camera for myself soon. In digital photography I ...
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Are there any cheap camera options for making timelapse videos?

I occasionally like to make timelapse videos, and until recently I was able to use my previous phone (a Samsung Galaxy S2), which produced quite satisfying results (such as this youtube video). But ...
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Macro photography of the human eye [duplicate]

I'm very interested in macrophotography and I'd like to take photos to the human eye. I have the Canon EOS 80D body and I'm also considering buying the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens. I'd ...
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Upgrade options from Canon EF-S 15-85mm [duplicate]

I'm looking into what upgrade options exist for the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. For me, this is a superb general purpose lens with a great walk-about focal range, which is why it's my default, go-...
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Do quantitative measures for tripods exist

In looking at tripods I have noticed that there seem to be no objective quantitative measures on their performance. I do understand that heads are a personal preference, but I would expect there to be ...
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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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Third party EF or EF-S prime lens < 35mm

I am wondering if there are any budget priced third party canon EF or EF-S prime lenses that are less than 35mm, and better yet, pancake compact? I have investigated it and come up with nothing....
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Upgrading from a modern smartphone camera without going all in on a DSLR kit

Some flagship-level smartphones today come with excellent cameras, at least for their own use-cases. Sometimes you don't really need more than that in most of the photos you'll shoot, and thinking ...
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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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