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Will storing an opened but not exposed film canister for several months ruin it?

I don’t know if I’m being paranoid or not, but I accidentally opened a film canister that contains film that I’ll probably won’t be using for months (3-5 months probably). I’m keeping it in my drawer ...
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Auto Iso Scan Problem

I have an Akica Ez View that automatically scans film from ISO 100 to 400. Can I still use my ISO 50 film?
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Long exposure with Ilford film

I like using Ilford film for street photography, and I'm starting now to use it for long exposure (mostly with large format). Ideally, I would like to obtain fairly flat images (for post-processing ...
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How come AE-L button on D5300 is rubbery?

The AE-L/AF-L button on D5300 has rubbery feel to it while others have clicky feel. Was this a conscious design choice?
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Take a telephoto portrait without background blur?

Is it possible to take a portrait of someone with a telephoto lens (for example 85 or 135mm) without any background blur (or at least with minimal blur)? I am planning to take portraits of somebody ...
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Are there any 1/4" extension sticks for tripods?

I recently purchased a 156 cm maximum height tripod that can be compressed to 46 cm when moving it. It's much more compact in the traveling configuration when compared to real cheap flash stands. It's ...
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Is there any benefit in tripods that are braced around a center post?

The Wikipedia tripod page mentions that most tripods are braced around a center post. However, in in this slightly amusing cheapo tripod test video, I noticed the Gitzo tripod isn't braced around a ...
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Rebel T6 EOS LCD Screen completely blank

The LCD screen on my Rebel T6 is completely blank. I have tried all suggestions listed of similar questions to no avail. Battery is fully charged, I have taken battery out and replaced, clicked the on ...
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What technology do modern flashes use to emit light?

Today, practically all lamps that produce continuous light are using LEDs. Indoor lighting, street lighting, flashlights, etc. all use LEDs. However, the flash in a camera has to create a huge amount ...
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Can you determine if focus is sharp without diopter adjustment if your sight is imperfect?

I've already encountered this question about wearing glasses as a photographer. A more specific question I have is as follows. If your eyesight is not perfect, or your glasses and/or contact lenses ...
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Looking for a travel lens for Canon 5D MKIII [closed]

I've decided to change my style of photography and I'm more interested in doing travel photography and landscape. Im stuck between getting the 16-35 f4 IS and the 24-70 F2.8 MKII. Which one should I ...
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How to extract depth map from .heif image created with iphone X using imagemagick

i created an image with my own iPhone app. The image is in .heif format and it contains the depth map. (i know this because the Photos app recognizes it) I now downloaded and installed imagemagick. ...
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Shutter sticks at higher shutter speeds

D600, when I set shutter speed to 1/1000 or higher the shutter flips up the stays in that position till I actuate it again. At 1/800 and lower it works fine.
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1answer
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What is pixel peeping and why do some people say should I avoid it?

What is pixel peeping? Is there a benefit in doing it? What do I have to keep in mind when I peep my pixels?
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Are mirrorless cameras more susceptible to sensor dust?

According to an answer to the question Why shutter is not closed by-default on mirrorless cameras as it's closed on film ones? mirrorless cameras have a "default open" shutter. Mirrorless cameras ...
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Does red noise even at low ISO values mean a hardware problem with my camera's sensor?

I have an Canon 200D (Rebel SL). I am concerned about the red noise in the darker parts of the picture, at low ISO values. Especially in the blue sky. Could this be a hardware problem with a sensor? ...
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Adhesive to stick the rubber coating on the focus-ring back in place?

I have an older Canon L lens. The lens is fine other than the rubber sheath on the focus ring has come away from the lens barrel so the rubber now rotates freely. The adhesive seems to have dried and ...
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Damaged coating tamron 18-200mm?

I just bought a secondhand 18-200 tamron lens but I can't seem to get a fully sharp picture. I know my settings and the picture is "smudged" blurry and seems to have some color artifacts on one side ...
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Battery life of Nikon Z 6/Z 7 for time lapse in manual mode

I am considering to purchase the Z 6 for time lapse photography and battery life is important. Is it possible to deactivate all power-consuming features of the Nikon Z 6/Z 7 bodies when taking time ...
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Why does Canon 7D exist? [closed]

When I think about prosumer cameras the first thing that comes to my mind is the full frame sensor. As far as my knowledge goes. The best lenses are made for the full frame cameras [which can work ...
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What is a good alternative to Adobe Lightroom on macOS?

I'm looking for a possible alternative to Lightroom for the Mac platform. I already know of Photoshop alternatives such as Affinity Photo, but I haven't been able to find a serious offering close to ...
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Lens won't lock onto Nikon D7000

Strap broke on my bag. My Nikon D7000 had a heavy 70-200 2.8 attached. When I got it out, the lens was detached from the body, & wouldn't twist to lock. I tried the other lens I had with the same ...
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Can you adjust white balance in Photoshop based on average blur?

Can you adjust white balance in a digital image using Photoshop (or similar) in such a way that average blurring the entire image gives gray (R=G=B)? Note, I'm not necessarily looking to achieve "...
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Why is a LED light flashing when used in my Omega C700 enlarger?

Has anyone used a LED light in an Omega C700 Condenser Enlarger? I've tried it once and it worked well but when I tried to use it again the light started flashing. I'm using an 11w warm white LED ...
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Slow thumbnail loading when lots of images on memory card

I have a Canon 2000D DSLR. I like to keep all my pictures in the relatively big memory card, so that there is a second copy of all pictures in case my laptop SSD dies. However, every time I connect ...
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Why did I see sunlight reflection in viewfinder but not in final image?

I have a Canon 2000D DSLR with 55-250mm lens and no lens hood. Recently, I took a picture of a tractor that was in nearly the same direction the sun was shining from. However, the sun was sufficiently ...
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White LED lights come out purple in iPhone photos

I purchased an LED lighted display stand. When I take a photo with my iPhone the white stand is now lit in purple?
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Can a canon AF fit 35 mm 2x teleconverter work with EOS 77D

I have an older Quantaray 2x teleconverter for a rebel 2000 film camera will it work with a new canon dslr 77D EOS
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Is conventional wisdom about the mechanism of red-eye reduction flawed? [duplicate]

As an example for a typical explanation about red-eye reduction pre-flashes, the description in the Metz SCA3202-M7 flash adapter manual states Red eyes are always the result of a physical effect....
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How can a lens produce better (or worse) colors than another one?

So I was looking the Lomography Lomogon 32/2.5 Lens, which looks pretty cool. However in the copy they claim that it produces images with great color. Now if the lens glass is slightly tinted, then ...
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Will printing and rescanning a photo substantially reduce a photo's quality?

I got my college graduation photos taken by Prestige Portraits. It turns out they charge almost $300 to get the photos in digital form but only $35 for an 8*10 photo print. I only want one of my ...
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Can I find anything out from numbers on the back of old photos?

I have some photos of my grandfather's during WWII and the occupation in Japan (1942-1949???). They are from all different places in Japan and were taken at different times. I wanted to know if there ...
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Why is flash power given in watt-seconds (Ws) and not joules (J)?

Flash manufactures often (always) specify the power in watt-seconds (Ws), and not in the SI unit joules (J). See and example for the Godox studie flash QT series. Since the unit conversion says that ...
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What is an efficient way to digitize a family photo collection?

There is a good answer to a similar question here: What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation This came up on reddit. The problem posed however is different: Dad died, ...
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Best Light for Outdoor Photography [duplicate]

Why is 1-3 hours after sunrise and 1-3 hours before sunset a good time for outdoor nature photography? I have a Nikon D5200 camera. I am interested in shooting BW and Color pictures.
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My pirated copy of Photoshop isn't rendering RAW files correctly. What should I do? [closed]

i am using photoshop 2017. i thought of updating the camera raw using this link https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html i installed Camera Raw 11.2. and after ...
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add or edit gps data to a picture

I want to add/edit GPS (location) data to some picture. i used Geosetter software and could do it but when yo right click on picture and give properties the decimal number of location numbers is very ...
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Is there a way to un-distort pictures? I was playing around with PicsArt and saved over the original

Title: Is there a way to un-distort pictures? I was playing around with PicsArt and saved over the original accidentally.
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Optical zoom Vs Digital zoom : for newbies [duplicate]

What is the exact difference between optical zoom and digital zoom and I am not asking about purpose of digital zoom only? As a newbie, while buying camera which this factor I should be looking for ...
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What does an unprocessed RAW file look like?

I know people use fancy software like Lightroom or Darktable to post-process their RAW files. But what if I don't? What does the file look like, just, y'know, RAW?
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Which file format, to print the largest pictures without losing quality?

I'd like to get JPGs from https://old.reddit.com/r/lakeporn/top/, https://old.reddit.com/r/Beachporn/top/, https://old.reddit.com/r/BotanicalPorn/ printed, to hang them on my apartment's walls, in the ...
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Why isn't shutter priority mode automatically adjusting my aperture on my Nikon Coolpix P520?

I've tried different ISO settings as well as auto ISO, but whatever the ISO, when I'm in shutter priority mode, the camera isn't automatically adjusting the aperture as I change shutter speed. I'm ...
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For analog color printing, why does a diffused projected image “average” to gray?

In analog printing color negative film to RA-4 paper, one approach is to project the image to the easel, place a diffuser in the light path, and then place a filter calculator (an array of filters of ...
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MINOLTA XG-M not rewinding film

My Minolta XG-M is not rewinding the film into the canister. The rewind crank works, I loaded the film correctly because the advance lever advances the film.
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How sharp are RAW photos before processing?

Are RAW images by nature slightly blurry prior to processing? If I open them up in Lightroom and zoom into the photo, my photos are not tack sharp but a bit blurry. Once I process, it comes out ...
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How much should I consider lens mount when buying all-manual lenses?

I'm mostly shooting micro four thirds, and am looking at buying a set of primes. It occurs to me, that if I buy an MFT lens set, then those lenses can only by used with MFT cameras and those with ...
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Stuck lens off - scared to reattach another lens

I managed to get my 50mm lens off my camera (it was stuck) and it looks like one of the lens pins was broken. I'm scared to reattach another lens. Was it the camera body that was making the lens stuck ...
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Why multiple corruptions on multiple SD cards across multiple devices?

In the past two weeks, I have had three different SD cards corrupted in three separate devices (one a Nikon DSLR, another lumix video cam, and a bush/trail cam) I understand the causes of one ...
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What strap comes with the EOS 1DX Mark II?

What strap comes with the 1DX Mark II? The manual for the 1DX Mark II only states it comes with a "wide strap" but it does not state which one exactly. (The manual for the 1DX says it comes with a ...
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Trouble deleting videos from Sony camera

I've run into the "unable to display" problem a few times, where I've moved photos from the SD card to my computer. Then when I put the SD card back in the camera, the files are out of sync with the ...

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