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How to clean the viewfinder of Minolta X-700

My Minolta X-700 was dropped and the consequence is a viewfinder full of dust like this: I don't know how to clean it except remove the top cover to reach the viewfinder. Is there any other way?
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Is this blur normal?

Ever since I got my Canon EOS 760D, I felt like my images weren't as sharp as they were on my Nikon 1 V1. I hadn't used my 760D for a long time, but on recent photos I felt as if it was worse than it ...
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How to achieve this low light/long exposure scribble lights effect but the subject remains steady/focused?

The photographer said it was done by using the built in flash, that's it and he never explained the process. Does anyone know how it was done? https://imgur.com/a/Zx1Zz3z
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Is this the limit of the camera image quality or is the subject out of focus?

I'm using the "macro" mode in the Powershot G9X II. The macro mode is simply a shorter focus range, there is no magnification in place, like in aftermarket macro lenses for DSLR's. I've shot many ...
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1answer
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When to use standalone lightmeter when your camera already has it? [duplicate]

I'm using Nikon FM2, it already has it's own internal light-meter. I'm wondering if it's good enough. When to use standalone lightmeter (like Sekonic) when your camera already has it?
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How to get raw image from film negative scanner? [duplicate]

Can we get raw image from film negative scanner? I know we can do that using camera shot and then invert. But that's too troublesome.
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What useful information can one gain from a lens element diagram?

On many photo gear review sites, cutaway diagrams of lenses are featured which show the layout of the elements in each lens. Here's the style of diagram I'm talking about, taken from Nikon's website ...
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How can I create a distortion-free high-resolution panoramic image of a three dimensional forest from a short distance?

I am building a house at the moment. At the north side of the house there is a forest. I wanted to create a very-high res photo of the forest to create a photo wallpaper (rug? what is the correct ...
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Is it possible to make an apparently completely blurry image (shot through a colored label) more clear?

I have been putting a colored label on my webcam when im not using it. I read this on the internet as it prevents hackers from seeing you in case your laptop gets hacked. I don't know much about ...
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GoPro Hero 3 constant or variable frame rate? [closed]

Are the recordings of a GoPro Hero 3 camera at 60 fps with constant or variable frame rate? How can I check the corresponding mp4 file for constant or variable frame rate? Here is the output of the ...
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Is there any proof that high saturation and contrast makes a picture more appealing in social media?

Atm I'm editing some images (Mainly photos of landscapes and food) for a social media campaign. My supervisor is confident that adding high saturation and contrast will lead to more attention in ...
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1answer
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Canon Rebel T6 won't autofocus after taking photo

I'm trying to repair a Rebel T6 with a strange problem. All settings are stock, AF One Shot, center point selection. I've tested with 3 lenses including the 18-55 kit lens. After turning the camera ...
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How to take photos with a yellowish tone and point-and-shoot film camera look?

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T6 and want to emulate the look of these pictures with my flash. The photographer is astrortiz on Instagram. He also uses a Canon DSLR. Most were taken with flash. They have ...
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Will accidentally pushing the rewind button of FM2 ruin the whole exposures?

I accidentally pressed the rewind button (at the bottom of the camera) of Nikon FM2. I was at my 15th exposure. In such situation, what should I do? Will it destroy my whole exposures?
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Is it theoretically possible to use a mirrorless lens for a smartphone camera?

A example situation. I want to take photo of a far away text for identification but my camera has a dead battery! If I decide to use my phone (Just another 1/2.55 smartphone) and a RF (Or a EF-S) ...
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Do I continue to use Micro Four Thirds or go DSLR for sports photography?

I currently have a Nikon D5500 with the kit 55-200mm f4-5.6 lens (what I have been currently using) and a Lumix g85 (with a lens too small for sports photography). My girlfriend races motorbikes and ...
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Canvas prints 60x40 and resolution [duplicate]

I would like to know how much resolution do I need to print canvas 60x40? I would place the canvas print at about 7 feet high and to be viewed about 10 feet away. Is 4082 x 2836 good enough resolution?...
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Does taking pictures with my iPhone 8's camera meet the required specifications for designing a book cover?

I am wanting to send some pictures to my cover designer I plan on taking with my iPhone's camera. Smashword's requirements are listed here. I can't take a photo and then expand it, which could cause ...
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2answers
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How to meter when pushing film?

I'm using a Nikon FM2 SLR camera. Suppose I use Kodak TMax 400, and I push to ISO 1600 on the camera. Let's say the current meter says shutter speed 1/250 at f/2.8 is the correct exposure (i.e. ...
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Why does A7R II overheat? Is it solved?

The A7R Mark II is known for overheating. They seemingly released an firmware update but there are reports of it not working. Is it solved? How did they manage to fix it by an firmware update? How ...
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Is overheating a typical problem for mirrorless cameras because of their small size?

DSLR cameras are big with lots of heavy metal for the chips (DIGIC etc) to use as a heatsink. But mirrorless cameras are very thin and made lightweight to appeal their consumers. This question came ...
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Do DSLR and Mirrorless cameras need respective lenses, or can they use the same lenses?

Simple question really. The flange distance of DSLR cameras are huge compared to the mirrorless cameras. So. Can you use share lenses between the rivals and manage to take photos? The only problem ...
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1answer
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Can Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D be used with a Nikon FM2?

I plan to obtain Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D. Can it be used for Nikon FM2? Is it an AiS lens? I read somewhere that non AiS Lens may damage FM2.
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Metering on a Zenza Bronica with ND-Filter

I have recently acquired a 10-stop ND filter for my Bronica ETRS, but I have run into a problem while metering. I use the Bronica with the AE-II prism viewfinder with integrated light-meter, and so ...
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How to recover a single blank shot from a film camera

Using an FM2 (at 10th exposure) and cap on the lens, I accidentally press the shutter release. This create a blank shot. Is there a way I can reuse that frame, if the counter is now at 11th frame?
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Why does the imported JPEG from my Canon Powershot G9X Mark II on PC screen differ quite significantly from the camera display? [duplicate]

Consider the attached sample images. I took them circa 4:50 AM and 3:50 AM, respectively. On the Live View display of the Powershot G9X Mark II, they were full of light. The pictures were taken as ...
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Is knowing the Sun color temperature enough to get the right white balance?

Assuming the picture is taken at sea level, in direct sunlight (no shadow) under a cloudless sky, and knowing the latitude, day and hour, I can in principle determine the color temperature of sunlight ...
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How can I mimic the color saturation of Nikon's miniature-faking mode?

Nikon's on-camera "miniature faking" tweak appears to increase the saturation, increase the contrast, and perform some selective horizontal/vertical blurring (with a falloff region) for a tilt-shift ...
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Is it possible to tell if 35mm film has been printed?

Is there a way to find out if Kodak 200 Gold canisters have been printed (like Advantix)? Or maybe, they just didn't return the canisters – only negatives?
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How does white balancing with a gray difference layer work?

One method of white balancing in Photoshop involves: Adding a difference layer filled with 50% grey over existing image. Adding a threshold layer over that and sliding the slider to the left until ...
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How to develop and scan film strip which only part of it pushed to higher ISO

I have a film strip with TMax-400. Out of 36 frames, I pushed 10 of them to ISO 1600. If I want it to develop in my local store. How should I instruct them to develop my negatives? Also what are ...
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How can I best use two torches (aka flashlights) to take photographs of my artwork indoors?

I have two lights in my room but their light is not enough. So, I count them as ambient light. I don't have enough money to buy something expensive like studio stuff, but I have two torches similar ...
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How to most accurately print a physical picture?

How could I most accurately print a physical picture, such as a painting I created? I want the colors to be as similar as possible and for even the tiniest micro details to show. Would I use offset ...
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Walking Forward in Google Tour Creator

To start with, I am an amateur when it comes to computational photography. I am trying to use Google's Tour Creator to create a virtual tour of my store. It works perfectly when I am standing at a ...
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Why does the yellow colour on these lighted signs look a bit unsaturated?

I cropped the image to show the interesting part, it's ok it's not in focus. I realized that the yellow colour is more saturated in reality than in the photograph. I'm not sure why that is. Example ...
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How to make photos of fruit more interesting? [closed]

What are some ideas to make fruit photos more interesting? camera techniques I could play with? subject matter to include? ect.... Not sure if my tags are correct.
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Calculating EV of an image file using its exif data

I'm trying to calculate the EV (exposure value) for an image file based on its exif data. In Wikidepia, I came across this formula for calculating EV: EV = EV100 + LOG(S/100, 2) = LOG(N^2 / t, 2) +...
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Can you use Canon 200D's STM lens on Canon 3000D/1500D? [duplicate]

What I understand is that STM is a part of lens, not camera. Canon 3000D or 1500D makes noise while focusing. So if we buy a Canon EF-S STM lens, which is used on 200D, will it be compatible and ...
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Buying used Canon 600D with 18-135 IS [closed]

I am in need of a canon 18-135 lens but don't want to go for a new one. Recently I saw an ad on a used stuff website for a canon 600d with 18-135 IS version selling for 200 euros. I am planning to buy ...
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Pinout Powerconnector Godox AD360 & Pinout USB Connector

i've found the Pinout for the Godox Speedlights here. But do you also have the Pinout for the AD180 / AD360 Models? Is there also the control line or do they Supply the MCU with 5V or so and the HV ...
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What are the advantages of using TLRs to rangefinders?

Most people use SLR because of the flexibility of using zoom/tele lenses. For some who willing to lose this flexibility, rangefinders are a good choice, because they are more compact and quite. Now I ...
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Nikon lens rattles [duplicate]

I have Nikon 18-55 AF-S VR lens. The other day I heard some rattling from the lens while turning the camera on. Also, there is a little bit of a shake on the view finder. Everything else is working ...
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How to add specific layer smart filters template?

In my editing process through Photoshop, I'm always using a specific set of filters/smart filters. I'd like to automate the process a little bit because some things are getting tedious. I couldn't ...
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rolleiflex tlr film rewind lever stuck

shooting today and went into a darker room to change film, forgot to rewind the film before slightly cracking open the camera (half an inch more or less) then realized my mistake and quickly shut it ...
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Why does merging JPEGs to panorama in Photoshop increase file size by 100x?

When I merge 5 photos which are 5 MB JPGs into a panorama by choosing "Merge to panorama in Photoshop" from Lightroom, and save the resulting image as a .TIF, the file size becomes 650MB! Then, when I ...
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What does SaturatedOpacity mean in Rawtherapee?

When checking differences between Rawtherapee .pp3 profiles, I noticed a SaturatedOpacity parameter under [ColorToning], either equal to 0 or 1, and likely set by the white balance point tool. I may ...
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How far to push ISO with Tmax 400 film?

I have a 400 ISO film (Kodak TMax). If I want to push the ISO on my FM2, what is the best setting? Is it ISO 1600, 800 or something else. I notice that pushing to 1600 is very common. Why is that ?
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Does Wi-Fi affect the quality of images downloaded from the Internet?

Does downloading an image off a website, when Wi-Fi is strong, result in a higher-quality image on your device?
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How to nail focus with Digital Split Image on FujiFilm X-Series cameras?

FujiFilm X-Series cameras offer Digital Split Image focus assist mode. The manual provides inadequate usage instruction, stating: Digital Split Image: Displays a split image in the center of the ...
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How to nail focus with Peak Highlight on FujiFilm X-Series cameras?

FujiFilm X-Series cameras offer Focus Peak Highlight assist mode. However, the manual provides inadequate usage instruction, stating: Focus Peak Highlight: Highlights high-contrast outlines. Rotate ...

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