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Questions about a specific problem or issue, often dealing with a lens, camera body, image sensor, lighting equipment, or software specific to photography.

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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

I have a SanDisk SD Card 64gb UHS 3, 3 years old. From someday, it became unusable on a Panasonic Lx100 — but it works right on my other camera (a Pentax K-70). On the LX10, I get an error: "Error ...
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Cache folder for the darktable-generate-cache

darktable-generate-cache generates missing thumbnails when your computer is in idle. That is what the manual says. Here is my question: How to change the cache folder where the darktable-generate-...
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Increase in grain during image transfer from PC to Phone

So I have seen questions about loss of quality and increase of grain from phone to PC but I seem to be experiencing the reverse. While editing the photos on my PC and even afterwards the photos seem ...
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Why doesn't the aperture change on a Nikon AF 50mm ƒ/1.8D lens? [duplicate]

I am facing problem with a Nikon AF 50mm ƒ/1.8 lens which is attached to a Nikon D7100. Although I can change the aperture from the camera (in M mode) it seems that it is not changing in photos. What ...
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Why does my Nikon camera tell me “Error. Press shutter release button again”? [duplicate]

First it ask me to push the shutter release again (look like as a stucked mirror), than the picture gone, the screen become purple with lines . Can someone help me ?? THANKS
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Why is my 5D Mark IV suddenly taking extra time while turning on?

I have a Canon 5D mark IV. It was working fine till a few days back. Suddenly it has started taking around 5-8 seconds to turn on. I can't figure out why this is happening. Does anyone have a clue ...
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Film advance lever stuck on Canon ae-1 Program

I recently acquired a Canon ae-1 Program that is mostly in working condition. The one problem that I have encountered is that the film will not advance past 13 exposures. The film advance lever will ...
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when taking pictures with my d70 i get red stripes

I get red stripes in the lcd screen and when I down load the pictures it is the same thing. wondering if the camera is no longer working or a sensor or something. try to reboot my using a suggestion ...
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Shutter button depresses all the way, but does not fire the shutter, and the film advance lever is stuck - Konica Autoreflex T

I moved the shutter speed dial while the film transport lever was half-cocked and now the shutter does not work. Shutter depresses all the way and film transport lever does not move from the starting ...
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Distance faces never sharp/clear. Too picky?

I have been using my DSLR or years, using manual from the start, though took a step back or a while. I understand ISO, shutter speed, and I thought aperture but now I am wondering if that is my issue. ...
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Yongnuo YN622C II compatability with 580ex II

I have just purchased a Yongnuo YN622C II and the YN622C-TX. I want to set up my 580ex II off camera however, it doesn't seem to connect with the transceiver. The system works fine with my 430ex II ...
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How to set AF area mode viewfinder if values are gray (can't be chosen) on Nikon D3500?

When setting AF area mode viewfinder on my D3500, I can only chose 2 options out of 4: single-point AF and auro-area AF. The remaining two: dynamic area AF and 3D-tracking are gray and the camera says ...
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Why is my dSLR giving me an incomplete image?

I'm shooting with a gently used Nikon D70s (with roughly 15k clicks) and a newer Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm ED VR lens. The lens works fine on other cameras. The memory card works fine on other ...
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My daughter's Canon 5d Mark II was dropped and now the images are black [closed]

My daughter dropped her camera. You can see through the view finder and it will focus on whatever you are looking at. You take the picture and all you get is a black screen on the review of the ...
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Nikon D5100 struggling to autofocus on screen, but fine through viewfinder? [duplicate]

hope you can help me and my frustrating issue I have a D5100 with a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 dc os lens which will AF no problem at all when I'm looking through the viewfinder but when I change to ...
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Why am I getting black areas at the edge of my film exposures?

I'm using an analog camera, Olympus OM-1. Lately I've been developing my roll, and found some weird dark area along the surface of the film. This dark-area-thingy only appear during outdoor and sunny ...
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Why is my Nikon D850 view finder dark and dim with my new 28-300mm lens?

I am using Nikon D850 which is working perfectly fine with my Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Recently I purchased 28-300 lens. I noticed that on mounting this new lens view finder looks quite dark and dim. ...
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Nikon FM2 lever cannot advance

I have a Nikon FM2 with film inside. However the I cannot cock the advance lever. It stucks at frame 28. Is it the problem on camera, or how I load the film in the beginning or problem with the film ...
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Long exposures create red noisy glow.. but only with one of my lenses. Why?

I recently started having a problem with long exposure (30 sec +) photos having a pattern of red noise. The problem started in the middle of a camping trip - long exposure pictures looked fine one ...
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Can’t take pics

I have a Canon EOS 600D lense EF-S 18-55mm that I think may be broken or some random setting may have been activated. No physical damage/accident has happened to it. One minute it was working ...
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Why doesn't Lightroom load files after I've changed their camera model metadata using EXIFTOOL?

I shoot with Fuji (.RAF). I am currently having issues in changing camera model on Mac. I tried using the command line exiftool -Model="..." <filename>.raf It says the file was updated, but ...
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How do you identify file type/compression in a TIFF file?

From what I understand TIFF is like the .mkv container for photography - it supports a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats. But how would you go about checking if the data within the TIFF ...
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Broken screen on Nikon D3. How can I fix it?

I've a Nikon D3. One day unexpectedly the rear LCD screen has stopped working. It shows only white lines, as in the attached pic. I've changed 4 screens: the first: shows only few light green lines ...
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Panasonic DMW-FL360L flashgun not firing, blinking Self Check and Test/Reset lights even after replacing batteries

My Panasonic DMW-FL360L has stopped working. I get the blinking Auto Check and Test/Charge lights, which normally indicate that the batteries are depleted; however, even after installing a fully-...
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Why is power tied to TTL and zoom tied to M with my Phottix Odin II and LumoPro LP180R?

I am a brand new user of the Phottix Odin II and the LumoPro LP180R. In order to set the power level of the flash on the Odin, I have to have the LP180R set to TTL. When the LP180R is set to TTL, I am ...
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Why did some of my point & shoot film photos come back with one third light white or orange?

I am just starting with photography. I had bought a Olympus trip 35 at a flea market for €4 euros. I used a Fujicolor C200. I had my ASA on 200 and used the automatic setting on my camera. I took 36 ...
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What would cause macro mode to be locked out on my Panasonic Lumix DMC camera?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ55. Suddenly, I can't use the macro on my camera. On the monitor it says "lock" with an arrow under it. How do I unlock it? What is causing the macro to cease working?
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My Godox flash won't fire off-camera. What should I check?

I have a Godox flash with a built-in radio trigger, and I honestly can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've checked that: All the batteries in everything are good and everything's turned on. The ...
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My Nikon d3100 is corrupting files

I have a Nikon d3100, a few weeks ago I had an issue where my files all got lost. I figured it was due to using an old memory card so I replaced my memory card. I have only used the new 32g card two ...
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Why do colors in Photoshop look different from Lightroom?

I know there's plenty of questions like this and I've tried all the provided solutions, but I think my issue is slightly deeper than that. I have noticed that when I do an external edit from ...
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Canon battery life indicator not working?

I’ve purchased a canon 800D/t7i about 3 weeks ago now, and for the first charge of the battery everything worked well. Now however the battery life indicator seems to just be stuck at full battery at ...
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Strange lines on subjects

Recently returned from Cape Town. A few of my pics show a thin reddish and green line running along the top of my Table Mountain shots. This is new to me! Any ideas?
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Manual settings on Canon EOS 450D not writing

I'm struggling to work out what is going on. Photos "taken" using any of the manual settings on my Canon EOS 450D result in a delay (as though I have set the timer) and then no image is written to the ...
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Pentax Astrotracer: Lens error on wide angle lenses?

I recently did some tests with the Pentax Astrotracer1 system. To do so, I shot Orion (which was in a SSW direction and around 30° above the horizon on that night) and its surroundings at 180s ...
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Are these colored pixels in raw image (viewed in dcraw software) dead, hot or stuck?

Definitely not a photo pro here - I've tried taking RAW photos via CHDK on Canon S3 IS as .DNG. I work on Ubuntu 18.04, and when I open these .DNG in photivo, rawtherapee, and I think also darktable, ...
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Why is the sun black when you shoot it with a Fujifilm Instax?

In this instant photo by Johnny Wilson, taken with an Instax Instant Film camera, the sun is black. What causes this?
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Why does my rear LCD display change its orientation upside down automatically and continuously?

Recently, after 4 years of trouble free service, my Nikon D5100 LCD screen has developed a snag. Info display changes its orientation upside down continuously as a flicker. However in playback mode, ...
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Why can't I auto-focus on semi-close subjects with my new Nikon 50-300?

I just got a new lens (Nikon DX 55-300) for my Nikon 3300 camera. I am just a beginner, however when I try to focus and capture something semi- close by (in the same room) it does not allow me to ...
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Why do images taken with my DSLR end up half black and half bright purple?

I use a Canon Rebel T6, and it worked great for about a year and a half until the other week when I'd take a picture and look at it, it would be a half black, half purple screen. Videos work perfectly ...
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Nikon D750 Lens Mounting Issue

I bought a Nikon D750 during the 2017 Black Friday and the camera is just out of manufacturer warranty. I am having a weird issue with my Nikon D750. With the original 24-120mm Nikkor lens, I am ...
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Why do images on the rear display of my Nikon D5500 look cartoon-like?

I think I turned on a setting that makes my pictures look cartoon-like when displayed using the playback image on Nikon. Please see image below of a screen shot of what I see on the Nikon. When I ...
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How to resolve error “-.-” and not able to take pictures on an Olympus OM-D E-M10?

I'm getting this error on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and I can't take any pictures:
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Camera Broken? All Images White…camera takes pictures but when I view them it it just a white screen

I have a Samsung NX3300 and had it for 3-4 years and I've found a few answers but no ways to fix it (e.g., at DP Review and Tom's Guide). I can see it fine as I'm taking the image but if I view it ...
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Why have all negatives been exposed to one frame?

I recently shot a roll of kodak 200 (36 exposures) and got them developed on the high street and all 36 shots have been exposed onto one frame, shown on the attached image; all other 35 frames are ...
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What could cause a Canon 70D communications error with zoom lens?

Periodically I get a communications error when using my Sigma 70-300mm lens with my Canon 70D. If I change lens all works. Half an hour later if I change the lens back to the Sigma it works - so the ...
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Why won't my dSLR take photos with my Sigma 24-70 lens?

I have been using a Canon 60D for five years and recently, only when I am using my Sigma 24-70mm lens, it does not let me take pictures. When I look into the viewfinder, it is so dark (I assume that ...
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How do you sync Yongnuo YN600EX II with YN622C-TX Contoller?

I recently bought Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II. I wanted to be able to use it off camera so due to recommendation bought YN622C-TX wireless flash controller. I cannot however get the flash to pick up the ...
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Magenta noise on images?

Does anyone know why I'm getting magenta noise on my images. It's very inconsistent when it happens, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what's causing it. I'm seeing the 'noise' predominantly ...
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needle cord type texture over the whole film after development. FP4.

I am developing a backlog of black and white films as I haven't had access to my darkroom for a while. I am doing Fp4 - 120 - taken with a Yashica and developing in the same tank using Rodinal / ...
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What could cause this black shape on the photo?

This is the only photo that looks like this, others taken before or after look fine, so I don't think it's dust or oil in the camera or on the sensor. Photo was taken during summer months, so could it ...