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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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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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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?

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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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 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? [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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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?

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 [on hold]

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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Black smudges during long exposure shots? What are these called and why are they there?

I recently sold my pro camera and lens and downgraded to an Olympus mirrorless. A used lens I bought, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm, I have been doing long exposure shots with. Here is an ...
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What units are used for zoom and focus distance for the varifocal Dahua camera?

I've been working with an industrial Dahua camera and since I do not have a full model of how the camera works (and because I'm a complete newbie to cameras in general), a few elements are still ...
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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 perform non-center focusing using common film SLR camera?

I have a Nikon FM2 camera with Nikkor 50/1.4D lens. Is there a way to focus on the area that is not center? This can be easily done with digital camera as Nikon D750, where we can just use focus ...
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Is there way to visualize Photoshop changes by EXIF?

Photoshop saves the changes made on the photo to its EXIF (or XMP). Is there any chance of visualizing this data? Example photo and its EXIF data can be found on my webpage: example
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Shutter Speed from the Exif ShutterSpeedValue

Extracting Exif data from my photo (using python) among the other values I have: 'ShutterSpeedValue': (8643856, 1000000), 'ApertureValue': (1695994, 1000000) After some research, I found that the ...
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Filter for making an object (not) stand out

I have a photo with what could be three layers: Person_1 (white, brown, grey, gold and red) Person_2 (white, brown, blue and grey) Background (white, brown and grey) Basically, layer 2 is partially ...
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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 can I compare the photo quality of a mirrorless vs DSLR vs compact vs phone camera?

Is there a site that can show me how photos would look with various types of cameras? Ideally, it would be great to see identical example photos with different types of cameras, so I can get a general ...
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Does Anyone know which filter is this? Its used by a illustrator called Ilya Kuvshinov

This filter is used by the illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov, it has a little bit of chromatic aberration which is not too noticeable on the picture.
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Is it possible to increase a camera's burst shooting FPS through software changes?

The Canon 77D has a burst shooting rate of 6fps and Canon 80D, 7 fps. Knowing fully well the fps is dependent on the camera body, is it possible to increase the fps at least by a single point by ...
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Star photography noise

I am using the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera (original) to play around with capturing images of the night sky. So this is a Super16 2.1MP sensor with a 135mm cinema lens at T2.2 capturing 12-bit ...
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Change creation date to be equal to date taken [duplicate]

Is there a script to change the creation date which windows erroneously created to be equal to the date taken. Of course it's a photo and windows used the copy date not the date take.
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Are these rear element lens scratches and do they matter?

I got a used Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED lens, but notice these scratches on the rear element: Am I correct that the white marks are scratches and will these matter or will blur of ...
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Sports Photography [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3 with a zoom lens EF 75-300mm. What I am trying to do is take pictures of my son on the soccer field. I would love not to have the blur face just some really nice pics. He’...
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Canon ftb shutter sticking and not returning, but returns when I loosen the lens

I have an old film Canon ftb. It was working fine but suddenly after taking a picture, the shutter fails to "spring back" and the viewfinder remains black. For a while I could give the camera a little ...
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How do photos of the same subject compare between the Nikon D700 and D70?

I currently have a Nikon D70 that I purchased back when it was the "bees knees" and it has served me well for a long time. I get some great shots from it, but I really struggle in low-light ...

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