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The Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) is a popular class of digital system cameras. Unlike a compact digital camera, a MILC is equipped with an interchangeable lens mount and unlike a digital single-lens reflex camera, a MILC does not have a mirror-based optical viewfinder.

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Why the color is different in two pictures in similar conditions and setting?

I have two pictures taken today with my Nikon ZFC MILC + Nikkor Z 50mm 1.8S lens. The photos were shot in the morning at around 7:30, it was cloudy and raining slightly (you can see the water drops on ...
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Is EXIF timestamp affected by write buffering?

In general, if you capture an image at time X, but the camera is write buffering after a long continuous shot burst, when the image is written to card at time ...
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What does the "Full" error on a Nikon Z50 screen mean?

Has anyone experienced the Nikon Z50 error where the screen keeps blinking with the word FULL? I can't adjust my aperture and shutter speed, only ISO. And when I look at the view, it's just black. It ...
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Does a mirrorless camera need a shorter focal length for the same FoV as an SLR?

Let's say we have a 50mm lens on a full-frame reflex camera. As mirrorless cameras have a smaller distance to the sensor, does it mean we need a shorter focal length for the same sensor size to have ...
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Upgrade advice from Canon 7D II to R7 or R6 II

I have been a Canon DSLR user for many years and I am thinking of upgrading to mirrorless, mainly to take advantage of the lighter lenses. The AF eye tracking is also very attractive to me. We live in ...
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Why isn't my flash gear working with my Canon R50?

I just moved from a Canon dSLR system to the R mirrorless system by getting myself an R50. But none of my flash gear, which worked just fine with my dSLRs, seems to work with it. What's going on?
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Can I use any flash for Nikon AWL (Advanced Wireless Lighting)?

I'm struggling with how you use CLS/AWL with mirrorless Nikons. I plan to buy a Z-mount body, but I need optical CLS/AWL compatibility which is a bit of a problem without a built-in flash to use as a ...
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How do I choose between the Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 and Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) for street photography?

I recently purchased the Nikon Z7 II and got the 14 - 30mm ultra-wide. Now I am in the market for a street shooting lens (imagine seaside vacation etc.) and I am torn between the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 ...
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Canon R5C Photo review play button showing wrong image

I recently switched from the Canon R5 to the Canon R5C. Typically, when I take a photo on my Canon R5 and press the play button, it immediately shows me the photo I just took. This is how all digital ...
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Could I have destroyed my Lumix GX80 by taking sun photos?

So I shooted architecture photos during a cloudy day but the lighting was very bright and you could see sun directly in some moments. I was shooting and I noticed that I needed to adjust aperture (...
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Are there extreme low temperature (-30°C) issues when shooting with a mirrorless and camera and zoom lenses?

What reliability and durability issues can I expect from mirrorless cameras (like a Sony A7) and zoom lenses at extremely low temperatures like -30°C (-22°F)? Lower battery life is clear, but what ...
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Why do mirrorless cameras still backfocus?

If mirrorless cameras focus through the lens and directly focus using the image on the sensor, why do some lenses still backfocus and need calibration? What is the mechanism that allows this issue?
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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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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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Which camera is better mirrorless or DSLR in terms of image quality? [closed]

I am a beginner to photography buying my first ever camera. I love taking landscapes and am not very interested in portraits etc. Would a mirrorless or DSLR camera have better image quality?
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Live View Display - Settings Effect OFF on mirrorless camera

When using my Sony A1 mirrorless camera, when in a dark studio I must set the Live View Display - Setting Effects to Off in order to have a bright enough EVF to see the model or item being ...
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Current ratings of the PC sync / hotshoe - flash trigger connection of mirrorless cameras (Sony A7R/A7RII)

I'm in the process of making my own home-made camera flash. I'm now designing the "trigger circuit" that will be using a 3.5mm jack as my preferred connection to the camera's PC sync or hot ...
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How can I preview exposure and autofocus with flash in a low light studio?

Yesterday I had my first portrait shoot in a studio. I already had pre-imagined my lighting setup: a single softbox flash on the right for the general exposure and a big reflector on the left to ...
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I need to setup a ceiling mount camera to capture manuscripts

I need guidance on a mirrorless camera, to be set-up on the ceiling of large plans. The plans cannot be hanged vertically on a wall for a technical reason. They have to be flat on a table not even ...
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Adapt Praktica MTL 5B lenses to Lumix G80 camera

I recently bought a Panasonic Lumix G80 12-60 mm/F3.5-5.6 kit lens as my first proper camera (apart from point and shoot cameras). I've also found some lenses that belonged to my dad, that were used ...
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Does the number of phase detect auto-focus points affect focus accuracy in mirrorless cameras?

Does the number of phase detect auto-focus points affect focus accuracy of a mirrorless camera? And if so, how and why? I am considering buying either a Nikon Z6 II or a Z7 II. They have 273 and 493 ...
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Adapter to use DSLR lens on Mirrorless cameras [duplicate]

I am planning to use adapter for dslr prime/zoom lenses from Nikon/Canon with Sony Mirrorless A7iii camera. Will this impact the quality photos taken? Will it be advisable to go for Sony E mount prime/...
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Mirrorless cameras and Night photography

I am planning to buy Sony A7 mirrorless camera but there are 2 points where I need more clarity: Are Mirrorless cameras less efficient in low light specially Sony mirrorless cameras. I read somewhere ...
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Is there any difference in distance from Sensor to the lens (first glass) when we compare Sigma 24-70 2.8 and Sony 24-70 2.8?

I am looking to buy a 2.8 lens, I heard that Sony's lens is more closer to the sensor. Is that true ? Why I am asking this because, I heard (not sure) that ...
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Can you use a Canon M6Mk2 with an adapter for a 70-200 mm zoom lens and the 2.0 converter to shoot a Comet?

I am planning to shoot the NEOWISE Comet
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How can I use my dSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam?

I'm primarily a stills photographer with some great interchangeable lens camera gear. But now in 2020, I find myself needing a webcam for video conferencing under lockdown. I'm frustrated by the lack ...
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is live view or mirrorless suitable for telephoto shots of moving subjects?

I have been experimenting with Live View of my camera (Nikon D5100) to get a feel for what a mirrorless camera would be like, and also because I am wanting to shoot video clips of distant moving ...
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Tamron EF 70-200mm f2.8 lens on Canon EOS R

a concert photography enthusiast here. Has anyone has experience with a third party EF lens, canon RF adapter, and canon EOS R body? If yes, are there issues with such a combination? I have a Tamron ...
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Do Olympus OM-D cameras count two shutter cycles per exposure in single shooting?

Inspired by "Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations?" This question should apply to most mirrorless system cameras, but I'd like to see an answer that applies to the Olympus OM-D ...
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What causes this kind of sensor spots, and how do I clean it? [duplicate]

I get this spot in my images, on Sony A7III shot data: 0,8" second, F/36, ISO3200. Focused at closest point. Full Frame: Frame crop: As seen here, the spot is caused by dirt on the sensor: I ...
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After the mechanical shutter of a mirrorless camera dies, can it still record videos?

A similar question has already been asked about DSLR cameras, but it may very well be different in a mirrorless camera (please refer to this page). So here are my questions: Will it still be able to ...
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Black corner on pictures

I noticed that all the pictures I have taken the other day have the top right corner that is black (see example below). There is various pictures with different aperture and exposure, all with the ...
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Is it possible to connect SLR or mirror-less cameras with Getac V110 directly (WLAN)?

I'm working within a project where we do a lot of field mapping. To map objects we use the GPS-enabled,fully rugged convertible notebook Getac V110 (see specs). To create and edit objects we use a ...
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Shooting Solar Eclipse with an ND 100000 Marumi - Mirrorless Camera

My gear: Sony Alpha A6400 (1.5x crop) Mirrorless Camera, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G lens @ 200mm (300mm after crop), Marumi ND 100,000 Filter. The mirrorless camera does not have a mirror in front of its ...
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What Canon mirrorless Camera would suit for product photography? [closed]

In our Company we have a special tool for making product photos. The tool consists of lightbox and turntable in it. It all connects to a PC where special software controls light intensity, turns the ...
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What should I look for in a camera for Night Sky Photography?

I am a beginner and planning to buy a mirror less camera for Night Sky Photography. Here are some questions I have while considering what camera to buy. My max budget for body only is around $1000. ...
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How to spot dust in images quickly while doing a shoot outdoors?

You can see in this photo there is a clear grey spot above the boats. I did not notice it until I got home and imported the photos for post-processing. Here is the shot right before this one. As you ...
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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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What options do I have to get started in photography when I only have $300 to $400 to spend?

I want to start into the world of photography and I noticed that the best option is to buy a mirrorless camera but the problem is the price. My budget could go from 300 to 400 max. So what options or ...
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Is it possible to use a follow focus to add AF to MF lenses?

I recently switched from a EOS 7D to a Sony a6400 and since I have to buy new lenses I saw the huge difference in price between compatible AF and manual focus lenses. I also stumbled upon this: ...
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Lumix G85 - Black Corner regardless of lens and no hood - please help

I have owned a Panasonic Lumix G85 for about a year. This month, I've started getting a black area on the left corner of my images, which you can also see on the EVF. I can't see anything on the ...
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What are the distinguishing features of various Sony mirrorless camera models?

I am not a professional photographer and it is basically my hobby. I would like to buy a mirrorless camera and I have thought to get Sony a6000. Most of the time ...
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Small spots on EOS m50 sensor [duplicate]

I had open my lens of Canon EOS m50 while I am on a ferry to a local island near by. Once I reach home I saw few spots on sensor which doesn't look like dust. I used swabs and cleaned the sensor it ...
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will the Panasonic Lumix G7 be good for entry level photography? [closed]

I got a deal which I seem to think it's a great one. someone is selling me a Lumix G7 for $200? is that even good? I checked the price on amazon is cost around $400+ so I'm thinking it will be good ...
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Why are there subtle off-color arcs in my photos?

Have been dabbling with photography for a few months. I took a couple of photos using a Sony A7ii mirrorless camera. It's not the best camera out there but it's fairly high quality. I'm taking the ...
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Does EOS RP support recomposing with servo AF?

My EOS RP has two AF modes: one shot AF and servo AF. With one shot AF, the camera focuses once and allows recomposing the picture. With servo AF, the camera keeps looking at the selected AF point, ...
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Why does Canon EF - EOS R adapter have ring-shaped vertical surfaces?

If you look at the EF - EOS R mount adapter, you will find it has approximately ten vertical ring-shaped surfaces inside it (or actually 20, if you count both surfaces of a ring). The simplest way to ...
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Do different microlenses on EOS R / RP affect use with EF lenses?

I have read that EOS RP uses otherwise the same sensor as the 6D Mark II. However, RF mount has a lower flange focal distance than EF mount. Therefore, Canon has adjusted the microlenses in EOS RP to ...
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Why are most of my photos way too dark/underexposed?

I've been taking pictures for years now, firstly with some old digital Nikons, then Canons, then I moved to mirrorless Fuji XT3 (I love it!). Unfortunately most of my pictures have been way too dark, ...
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Is there any mirrorless camera that can mark areas within DoF in the EVF?

All mirrorless cameras have the image in the rear LCD and the electronic viewfinder (EVF) fully generated by a computer, making many utilities such as noise removal, text overlays, histograms, etc ...
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