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Is it normal for a Nikon D5100 to freeze after several photos are taken in a row?

I'm relatively new to my Nikon D5100, and I have to photograph moths on a sheet for my job. I've begun to notice that my camera doesn't seem to let me take more than a few pictures in a row anymore, ...
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What are these slightly-translucent, branching squiggles on the top of my photo?

I recently came back from holidays and noticed a lot of my photos have these lines on them. I have a Canon 450d and use Canon lenses. I used a polarizing filter at times. What could be causing this?
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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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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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What to do when my Nikon DSLR back LED keeps blinking, draining the battery quickly?

The back LED on my Nikon D90 keeps blinking, and it is causing the battery to discharge completely. As far as I understand, the LED is supposed to blink a few times to detect the memory card and then ...
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Is there a way to read or recover corrupted/incomplete photos on CF card?

OK, last summer I was traveling and we decided to go on a cycle and I thought that would be a great opportunity to play around with some timelapse stuff. I've got a Nikon D70 so I had to tape down the ...
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Why is my D90 taking only black photos?

I was taking photos, and two were normal but then all the rest were coming out as completely black pictures. The camera appears to be taking the photo normally. I have tried multiple shutter speeds, ...
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Why is there so much noise in RAW files from my new Canon 7D?

I recently bought a Canon 7D, upgrading from a 50D. I was blown away by what I saw on the back of the camera after I took a few shots. Now that i've taken the time to import the photos into ...
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Why are my D5300 photographs blown out?

Brief history: About 15 years ago, I got a Nikon D40, and I took it everywhere I went for a few years. Eventually I wanted to get into video, so I "graduated" to a D5300. Soon after that, I ...
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Tamron lens causing errors at extreme focal lengths

recently I've noticed an issue with my Tamron lens (at least I think it's the lens). My current set up: Canon EOS 90D Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro When taking photos at the 300mm end of ...
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Why won't my Fujifilm X-E3 focus or take photos?

I’m new to photography but I bought an X-E3 today, pressed some buttons, and I’m not sure what happened but my camera won’t focus now. In the photo, it’s on auto and I’ve tried changing the settings, ...
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Why aren't my strobes and speedlight in sync, and how can I fix this?

My Yongnuo 560 IV will fire my Smith Victor KF-2U strobes, however the strobe flashes are not in sync with the speedlight flash. (I see the strobes flash with my eyes, but their flash is not recorded.)...
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Pink/Purple lines on my photos while shooting long exposure?

You can see the lines in this photo: I shot the image with a Nikon D7100 with a 18-105mm lens at 18 mm. Shoot with 120 second exposure with Hoya ND400 Filter, ISO 1600 at f/8. Please help :)
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Why do I have to press the shutter button twice to take a photo with my Canon DSLR?

I have a problem with my DSLR, a Canon 70D. When I push the shutter button to take a photo, I need to push it once more to take a single shot. The AF mode is not on self-timer. What could be wrong?
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Why is there glow around lights in every photo shot with my Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens?

One day after using my Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens, I noticed that every photo has a huge amount of glow in the dark areas near any light area. I tested my other four lenses to figure out if it'...
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Why is there a subtle shadow glow around the subject with large aperture?

I've noticed that in a number of photos I've taken with a small depth of field due to wide aperture and a fairly close subject, I get a rather pleasing but not entirely explicable diffuse shadow ...
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Is there a focusing issue with the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 on a Canon 70D?

I have just shot a long outdoor trip using the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM on a Canon 70D. I've read excellent reviews of the Sigma lens but the photos didn't turn out that great. Neither the ...
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Why is my P&S camera producing photos with a wrong exposure and a screen-like striping?

I got a Canon Powershot A430 at a thrift store and it worked fine for a few months. But after messing around with the colour highlight/switch settings, my pictures started coming out black embossed ...
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How do I troubleshoot the "Error, press shutter release button again" message on my Nikon?

The LCD on my Nikon D3000 is displaying the following error message: Error. Press shutter release button again. I have pressed the shutter release button but the camera still does not work.
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Canon 1Ds Mk II's scratched Low Pass filter. Now what?

Besides our workhorses (Canon 5D3 and 60D), we have an old camera - Canon 1Ds Mk II which has its OLPF scratched. That is, the camera works (ok, more or less because the signs of time are present on ...
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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 is this green dot near the light in this photo and what's causing it? [duplicate]

Here is the photo: Is there a name for this effect and is there any way to prevent this from happening? This photo was taken on a Nikon D60 with a Nikkor 50mm 1.8G lens. The setting were f/1.8 1/40 ...
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SD Card disapears after a while

I have the Problem, that my SD card disappears when I use my Nikon for a while. This means that it suddenly show me a [-E-] instead of the Number of remaining ...
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Nikon D5100 Focusing Issue

The issue I have had is where the camera tries to focus and cannot focus. It just zooms in and out constantly and no matter what I do it will not focus and fire. The only way I have found around this ...
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Why am I seeing two JPG files instead of RAW + JPG with a Canon 1100D?

I have a Canon 1100D and I started taking pictures in the RAW+JPG mode. For some reason when I open my files on my PC I see 2 files, but both of them are JPG (they even have the same size). What is ...
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Is Cowboystudio 4 channel remote trigger compatible with Canon 60d?

The trigger's test button works with my two studio strobe flashes, so i know it's not the flash system. In my settings under flash control, flash fire is enabled, when i click on built in flash it ...
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Why do I get "F - -" on my Nikon camera?

When I press the shutter release to focus, a message on the viewfinder displays F--. Any photos snapped turn out black. I switched the camera off, took out the ...
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All my photos were blurry

I recently did a shoot of a baby and my 6 year old son, and I got some fantastic shots that were super sharp. I then did another shoot of a 6 year old and toddler and every single photo was slightly ...
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Nikon D7000 card problems

So here's my story with the Nikon D7000..... I purchased this body last year as my second-shooter and had two 8GB Panasonic cards in it. I had some corrupted files at the end of the card's memory ...
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Using an Olympus OM-10, why does film not advance for a couple of shots only?

I have an Olympus OM-10. The film didn't seem to advance for a couple of shots somewhere after 15 or 16 shots. After that, it worked fine (based on the fact that the rewind knob didn't rotate as I ...
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Is this just chromatic aberration? Or is something else happening in these photos?

I took these photos with an old Nikon D60, using a 55-200mm f4-5.6 Nikkor lens, with no filters. ISO was set to 200 and aperture was set as open as possible - which suggests to me this might just be ...
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Panoramic clamp interferes with ballhead clamp

I'm using a panoramic head and a nodal slide for taking one row panoramas. However there is a knob to adjust the tension of the rotation mechanism and it is quite low so it always interferes with my ...
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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 isn't Corel Aftershot 3 opening my RAW file?

I have photos shot in RAW+JPEG taken with a Nikon D3400 that I have been trying to open and process in Corel Aftershot 3 (not AfterShot Pro) with no success. The photos are saved as .nef files. Here'...
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Why do these reflections appear in some photos and how can I stop it from happening? [duplicate]

Why do these reflections appear in some photos and how can I stop it from happening? This is not the first time this has happened. Wondering if a hood would fix the problem
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What are the grey to black lines at the edges of objects in this photo?

The photos I have taken with Canon EOS Rebel T5i has lines at the edges between individual fruits. The colors of these lines range from grey to black. I have attached two versions of the same photo, ...
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Nikon D5100 half bright-half dark image with horizontal thin black line

I am getting half bright-half dark image with horizontal thin black line on my Nikon D5100. Does anyone has any idea ? i am extremely worried. Warranty just expired. I have sample images uploaded at ...
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What do I do when my Nikon D7100 memory card access light remains on even when the camera is off and the camera does not function?

My new Nikon D7100 has stopped working. I reinserted a SD card (having uploaded the images to my computer) into the camera slot, as usual, and then tried to format as usual — but something has ...
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Why is my Nikon lens suddenly extremely dark?

I was going to take pictures of my daughter at the race track, and when I put my lens on my camera (as I have done several times before) this time it was very dark and didn't seem to work properly. I ...
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Why does Lightroom CC Library Module adds grain and/or texture to certain of my images that is not present in the Develop Module?

I've seen a few posts about the lightroom Library Module having a change in colors from the Develop Module because of the different color space they use but in my case it's more a question of Noise ...
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Is the noise coming from fast aperture ring adjustments of Sigma 100-400m lens on Sony A6500 expected?

I recently got a Sigma 100-400mm for my Sony A6500 and love it so far. But I noticed that the aperture ring makes noticeable noise on power ON and power OFF. See Google Photos album of two videos ...
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Is this shutter-shock wobble with Fujifilm's OIS? Is it normal?

I have a Fuji X-T10 and an XC 50-230 4.5-6.7 OIS II lens. Normally its OIS is incredible. But there is a particular combination of settings that is giving me trouble. I would like to know if this ...
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How do I fix my Panasonic DMC-FZ35 from releasing the shutter on a half-press?

I have an older Panasonic Lumix (DMC FZ35) that has worked well for 7 years. Today I found that every time I half-pressed the shutter button to focus, it took the picture without letting me compose or ...
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Is my Nikkor lens malfunctioning?

I have an AF-S Nikkor 18-135 mm lens. While I initially suspected an issue with the camera, I found that my two Nikon camera bodies work perfectly well with other lens, and this lens works with no ...
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Nikon d5100 producing extremely underexposed images

I have a most vexing problem. I have a Nikon d5100 (roughly a year old) which up until two days ago handled exposure and metering just fine. However, at night, in a well lit room (florescent bulbs) ...
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How to fix Yongnuo 568EX speedlight not switching to manual mode?

I covered an event today with my Canon 7D and YN568EX when all of a sudden the flash changed from manual to E-TTL mode. I tried switching it back to manual using the in camera flash menu and ...
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I rewound but the film position dial is stuck at "S.." Is my camera (brand new Vivitar E3800N) broken?

I want to bring the roll position displayed back to Zero. How can I do this without having any film in the camera? If i rotate the cylinder (by hand) that is connected (perhaps) to the film advance ...
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Why is my D5000 not saving pictures?

So I just ordered the Tokina 11-16mm. Slapped it on my camera, seemed to work fine, camera recognized and all that jazz, went to snap a picture and it didn't save. It acts like it's taking the ...
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Nikon D80 shutter problem

Recently I've experienced a problem with my D80. I press the trigger and the shutter does not activate. When I half-press the trigger, the camera seems to auto-focus and auto-expose correctly, and ...
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Why doesn't my tripod ball head fit properly on the legs any more?

I've a tripod ball head (Manfroto 496RC2) which used to fit perfectly with a tripod legs (Trax travelpod 480A) that I had. I removed the head a couple of days back and now I'm trying to reattach them ...
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