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Do third party lens manufacturers need the camera company's permission/licence to produce and sell compatible lenses?

I was wondering if lens manufacturers like Tokina, Sigma, Samyang etc, need some sort of permission from camera manufacturers in order to produce and sell their compatibles lenses or if any company ...
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How do I prevent my photos being stolen by the print shop?

After I got interested in photography over the period of lockdown, I have decided to print my photographs. What things should I keep in mind before going? Also, what measures should I take so that my ...
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What (non-OEM) brands/model of speed lights are compatible with the 2.4GHz *radio* (not optical) signal of the Canon 600EX-RT?

I have a Canon 6D with a couple flashes, the 60EX-RT and the 580EX II. I would like to add a couple flashes and would like to stay within the Canon RT system. What brands/models can I go with to ...
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Is it better to use the original battery for my d7200 camera or choose an third party replacement is OK? [duplicate]

I got the original nikon d7200 batteries before, but its first initial 1st charge drains very fast. I tried to used them for a couple of weeks so they have definitely run down. And up. They've gone ...
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What does "OEM" mean in the context of camera equipment?

I've often heard people refer to some camera gear or parts as "OEM". For example from this site, lenses, flashes, and batteries. What does this actually mean?
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Is the Sony "NEX-F3" compatible with "NEX 3" lenses?

Are lenses labeled "Nex3" compatible with my Sony "NEX-F3" camera? I ask because I can't find any third party lenses for my camera. I'm looking for fixed lens 50mm with a wide aperture and I'd like ...
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How to fire an external flash in Liveview mode on a Canon 77D?

I've bought a non-TTL Yongnuo flash (YN-560 IV) for my Canon 77D and it works fine when shooting through the viewfinder. However switching to Liveview mode, I found out that it annoyingly stops ...
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Can I use a EF lens on my Canon 7D camera? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 7D (EF-S) and was thinking of buying a Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens (model number AO32) for the Canon EF mount. Will this lens be ok for my camera?
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Third party wired remote - Good bang for the buck or a nightmare?

I rather like shooting long exposures with my Olympus EM10ii, but weary of the wireless shutter release because it means turning on wifi, and consuming power where it isn't necessary. The official ...
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Using an external battery pack with my Nikon d5200 caused glitches

So I bought the Neewer Pro Battery Grip external battery pack for my Nikon D5200. I noticed that while using it sometimes the camera will sometimes just suddenly turn off and not turn on until I ...
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How do Canon DSLRs detect third party flash equipment?

I have a genuine Canon MR-14EX Macro Lite, and also a much cheaper generic-brand copy. They both work very nicely with my Canon EOS 650D, but the camera knows the difference; and somehow prevents the ...
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What are the advantages of Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 over the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G?

What are the advantages of Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD over the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G and why Nikon is about $200 cheaper than Tamron? They are both similar on the specs. except for elements/...
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Will lenses of a different brand work on a Nikon DSLR? [duplicate]

I am new to photography and I am planning to buy a Nikon D3300 (with 18–55 mm kit lens) to start with, after reading through the reviews. But one question lingering on to my mind even after reading ...
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Is it safe to charge a Coolpix S9900 with an Anker 60W USB charger?

Just bought a Coolpix S9900 which has a EL-EL12 battery installed. When travelling I like to take a single charger. I have an Anker 60W 6 port USB charger which I use to charge my iPad, iPhone, GoPro, ...
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Nikon D5100: should I avoid the firmware update if I want to use 3rd party batteries?

I want buy batteries for my Nikon D5100. Third party options are much cheaper than Nikon's one. I saw offers from Wasabi and Vivitar, I guess are others in the market. I note that both has ...
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Is a 3rd party (Tamron) lens safe to use on a Canon EOS 600D?

Is it safe to use a Tamron lens with my Canon EOS 600D DSLR? Will it affect the sensor in any way?
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Are third party battery grips good enough?

I have a Nikon D5200, problem is the body of the cam is very small to my hands. I want to purchase a battery grip, that i suppose will give me more space to grip properly.Nikon does not produce grips ...
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How does the 3rd-party Pixel Battery grip for 5D Mark III compare to Canon's?

I came across the Pixel battery grip for the 5DMIII (there is a new version now). I'd like to know if anyone has some experience with it, and could share his/her thoughts, since it is three times ...
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Is the damage caused by a generic battery to a Lumix DMC-FZ20 likely permanent?

I just used a generic battery from eBay for my Lumix DMC-f20 and, worked for one session. After that, I downloaded to my computer, sans adapter, and, when I came back, the battery was depleted. I ...
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Can I replace an 1100 mAh battery with a 1500mAh one?

I've got a Canon EOS camera that takes a BP-511 battery. The specs on the battery are 7.4V and 1100mAh. The battery is dead and I want to buy a replacement, but I'm looking at a third party battery, ...
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Can lens accessories be used interchangeably?

I have noticed that filters seem to be brand agnostic, i.e., they can be used with any lens as long as the diameter matches. Is this true for other lens accessories like hoods and lens caps as well? ...
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Maintaining and repairing Yongnuo vs Canon speedlites

This is somewhat a multi-part question, mostly related to my split-decision on whether to buy a YN560-II (or a several of them) for much less money than buying Canon alternatives (one Canon 580EX II ...
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Do third party extenders for Canon exist?

I was looking into extenders(Teleconverter) for Canon lenses, and they are quite expensive at around $450 for the 1.4x III or 2x III. I know that extension tubes are a different story, and since they ...
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Will a third-party tripod mount collar hold my lens securely?

I have lost the tripod mounting ring for my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM. It is very expensive to replace it with an original one [about £140.00 as of May 2012]. I have noticed that there exist ...
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What is the trade-off with Energizer-brand compatible battery packs?

The difference in price between the Canon LP-E4 battery back and the equivalent model from Energizer is significant. What, if any, are the main disadvantages to purchasing the cheaper model as opposed ...
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What constitutes the quality difference in lenses with exactly the same specifications but different brand names?

Example: I wish to purchase a lens with the fixed maximum aperture of f/2, and some other features. If I get the exactly same specifications in Tamron and Nikon, on what basis should I decide which ...
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Is Pentax AF360 same as Jessops 360AFD?

I've got a Jessops 360AFD flash and I'm looking for a diffuser for it (the original one is broken). I have been led to believe it is the same as a Pentax AF360. Is this the case? Or have I had ...
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Can a cheap DX battery damage my camera?

I would like to purchase a spare battery for my new Canon EOS 550D\Rebel T2i for a trip abroad. I've found this battery on DealExtreme. It costs 6.90$ (with shippment), a small fraction from the ...
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What third-party speedlite/flashes are available for Nikon?

I'm looking for a flash with a budget of < $200. I have a Nikon D3100, and I'm a beginner with photography, who is taking some classes and wants some flexibility with a decent bounce flash. I was ...
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Are aftermarket battery grips made for the Canon T2i compatibile with the T3i?

I know that the T2i (550d) and T3i (600d) both use the same OEM BG-E8 grip. There are some aftermarket grips (that are significantly less expensive than the OEM one) that are specifically marketed ...
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What aftermarket batteries for Fujifilm FinePix X100?

I want to get a spare battery for my Fujifilm FinePix X100. It takes the Fuji NP-95 rechargeable battery. These are very hard to find; aftermarket brands are much more common. I'm hesitant to put an ...
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Is a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 enough of a step up from a kit lens

A while back when I was buying my D90 (like many others) I picked up an 18-55mm VR/55-200mm VR kit for my hello into photography. These are still the only two lenses and I have gotten a lot out of ...
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What third party Speedlites work best with Canon?

I am currently picking out a flash (speedlite) for Canon XSI. There is a number of third party flashes available from manufacturers other than Canon. They all claim to be Canon compatible but I have ...
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What features differentiate Nikkor and Tamron/Sigma lenses?

I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion about Nikkor vs. Tamron and/or Sigma lenses. Is it worth the extra money to purchase Nikkor lenses? I haven't had the chance to compare these. Are the Nikkor ...
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Does EzPrints.com Terms of Use try to grab my copyrights?

I generally don't like legal questions, however in this case my choice is either to accept an agreement or move on to a different print service, and I'll gladly do the latter if necessary. I was ...
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Alternative/third-party superzoom for Nikon?

I have a Nikon 18-200 VR which I think is great. I often use the 200mm part of it so I'm thinking of an even more extreme superzoom, but I'm not familiar with other lenses than Nikon, but I have been ...
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Should I buy an original manufacturer battery, or is a generic brand OK?

I need another LP-E5 type battery for my Canon 450D. Should I buy an original Canon battery or one of the many generic brands available? There are loads of cheapos on eBay, for example. I should add ...
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Are third-party alternatives to the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 worth the price savings?

Has anyone used the 3rd party 70-200 lenses? Are you happy with the quality, or do you wish you had saved up for longer and got the Canon?
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