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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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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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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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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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How can I avoid these colored shadows in my product photos?

I am trying to get the best quality images of these products using a lightbox/light tent (similar to this one) and a basic Canon IXUS 960IS without a tripod. As you can see I keep getting grey/blue ...
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How can I find the the serial number of a Canon EOS DSLR when the stamp on the camera is unreadable?

I have been looking for the serial number of my Canon T5i. I have searched around the Internet and the Internet tends to say that the serial number is on the bottom of the camera and on the box. Now, ...
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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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Why does the imported JPEG from my Canon Powershot G9X Mark II on PC screen differ quite significantly from the camera display?

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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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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Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

I've got some lenses of brand X, but I've just got a new camera of brand Y. How can I tell if it's possible to use my lenses on my camera? I accept that I may lose a lot of automatic functionality ...
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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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How to get lens serial number from Exif?

I want to write down model name and serial number of my camera body and camera lens, in case they are lost or stolen. Where can I find those data? Lightroom provides all data but serial name of lens. ...
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Canon M50 Firmware buggy?

I upgraded to the Canon M50 firmware 1.0.2 two weeks ago. Since yesterday, here are what challenges I'm facing: Can't switch from Manual or any other mode to Video mode. Video mode is activated ...
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How do I adjust aperture on my Nikon F-mount lenses when I adapt them to a Canon EOS body?

So I bought a Nikon F mount to Canon EOS adapter so I can use Nikon lenses on my Canon body. Unfortunately my Nikon lenses are stuck at their smallest aperture while on the Canon body and the camera ...
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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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Issues printing with Canon Pixma Pro 100 - paper size

I've had this printer for years and I've never been able to print anything right. This is so frustrating. I've taken another attempt at figuring it out. After replacing all the inks (even though they ...
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Why is the bottom half my picture black when shooting with Cowboy Studio remote triggers?

This is my very first day of shooting with flash and remote flash. And picture turned out like this: Bottom half of it is black. I have no idea what has caused this and how to prevent it? I just know ...
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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 can I trigger multiple cameras to fire simultaneously?

I have 10 Canon 5DmkII cameras which I want to fire simultaneously... How can I accomplish this task repeatedly and reliably? NOTE: Although I mention 10 cameras, it will be a 'super bonus' if the ...
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Can anybody recover pictures or data from a SD Card other than the Owner? [closed]

I have a Android phone and the SD Card got corrupted. It had pictures of important information and I want to know if someone other than myself can retrieve the pictures or data?
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How can I find the right lens cap for my lens?

I own a Nikon D3000 Camera with the AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens. Last week I lost the lens cap and now I want to buy a new one. But when I went to this online store, I got confused with the different ...
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Canon EOS 4000D Hot Shoe for Sync (with Studio Flashes)

The external Flash is not showing up in the configuration Menu when using Pixel TF-321 hot shoe. Is this the wrong adapter for that camera, as there is no X connection? I want to trigger a studio ...
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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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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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what is the math behind white balancing with 50% grey difference layer?

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 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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How to reduce landscape curvature?

My camera is a Nikon D610 which I used with a Sigma 12-24 wide angle lens. Can anyone recommend a software product to straighten up horizons with? I have attached an example where I have a curved lake ...
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concert lighting difficulty with blue lighting - how to fix?

This is the first time I've shot a concert and I'm wondering why the blues gave me trouble some of the time (A and B), but not all of the time (C seems fine). I can correct A and B in post by ...
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How do I find the right white balance value to set in my camera?

As I understand White Balancing means - making a particular color look as it should have been irrespective of what color the Ambient Light is. i.e A white paper must look white not blueish grey(cool) ...
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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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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

I'm new in the photography realm and I want to achieve a foggy/cold/blueish kind of magical look with my pictures. Something like these pics 1st image, click for full size Please help me! :)
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Why exactly do action photographers need high fps burst cameras?

I've heard that sports and wildlife photographers need cameras that can take lots of photos in a second in the burst mode. But why? Yes, simple question — but why?
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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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Does film (get a chance to) degrade before sale?

I have a bit of a convoluted question, pretty much two in one. One part is about film-storage before it's sold to consumers, the other is about how susceptible film actually is to degradation. But I'...
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How to desaturate part of an image on slide film?

I am taking analog photos, mostly on color reversal film. Sometimes, I want to locally reduce color within a frame, preferably to pure black and white. Is there a method to drastically reduce color ...
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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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How to edit my RAW photo to make the stars come out more?

I've been taken night photography photos with my Sony A6000 in RAW+JPEG. There should be a lot more potential in RAW, but I can't make it look as visually pleasing as the JPEG. In particular, the ...
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How can I ensure true representation of colors on a TV screen?

I have a 55-inch Led TV that I would like to use to see my photos. How can I set the colors so that the image displayed matches as close as possible the true colors of the photo?
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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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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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How to find an angle and a distance for clicking picture of a distorted artwork to achieve 3D effect?

If you know about 3D pencil artworks, you would know people draw it distorted (generally length is enlarged i.e., stretched from bottom to top) first and then click a picture at some angle (30-40 ...
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How to make photos of fruit more interesting? [on hold]

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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Is it true that “only photographers care about noise”?

I have been doing a lot of research lately in planning an upgrade to my old D70. One thing that has really jumped out at me is that I've seen the same general phrase repeated on three different ...
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How to take macro photos of microscopy?

I am new to macro, and will be taking photos of insects under a stereo microscope for taxonomic reasons. I will be setting up the camera so that its lens points down into the eyepiece of a dissection ...
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How can I connect a cheap digital camera to my 1960s spectrometers?

I teach physics at a community college, and for use in our lab course we have a nice set of 1960s spectrometers that each contain a telescope. (For a description of the optics, see my lab manual, lab ...
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How to correctly use magnification for focus assist on FujiFilm X-E1?

I have a FujiFilm X-E1 mirrorless digital camera that has a magnification feature designed to assist with manual focusing. The documentation tells me the following: Manual Focusing Methods In ...
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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 does Saturation in Lightroom work?

I checked the HSB values (using Photoshop Elements) of the same pixel before and after a saturation adjustment in Lightroom - here is the information: Before Saturation: RGB: 159, 189, 233, Gray: 28%...
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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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Is there photo analysis software which will pre-sort images by identifying potential technical problems?

I recently went on vacation and took close to 1,000 photographs. As usual there are some good ones, bad ones, blurry ones, etc. In order to expedite post-processing, I was wondering if there is any ...

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