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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

DSLR cameras, like traditional film SLRs, have a viewfinder you put to your eye to look through the lens. These days, many mirrorless cameras are styled just like DSLRs but use an electronic ...
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3answers
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Do eyeglasses affect visual perception significantly enough to impact post-processing work?

I have mild astigmatism, and some times wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. I've noticed that there is some mild visual distortion and chromatic aberration when wearing eyeglasses, as compared to not ...
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Light meter battery compartment won't open. Is there a way to fix this?

I recently found a Gossen Variosix Electronic light meter (also known as the Gossen Polysix) at a thrift store. Unfortunately, the battery compartment won't open. I turn the thing on the bottom but ...
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Does the bigger pixel area of the Fujifilm XT-10 make it a better choice than the XT-100?

I'm not a professional photographer, I take pictures only as a hobby currently owing a Nikon D3200 with 35mm 1.4 and the kit lens so nothing fancy. I want to buy myself a mirrorless camera, and I'm ...
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1answer
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I opened my camera after taking 5 pictures and it rewound to 0, how many do I have left ? 36 roll

I think I loaded my film wrong because every time I advance the shutter it cracks a little, like if it’s tilted or too tight. I didn’t want to ruin the whole roll so I opened it up in a pitch black ...
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What's the advantage of a DSLR's “previewer” viewfinder, since I have observed that mirrorless cameras appear to have the same thing?

I have read some articles about DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and one thing all people insist on is that: DSLRs use the same design as the 35mm film cameras from the past. A mirror inside the ...
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1answer
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Why the difference between sunny f/16 rule and looney f/11 rule?

There's the sunny f/16 rule that says photographs on a sunny day should use f/16 with the exposure time set to reciprocal of the ISO sensitivity. However, there's also looney f/11 rule that says ...
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5answers
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Why is low chromatic aberration considered important in the digital era?

I have read many lens reviews. It seems that low chromatic aberration is considered an important property of lenses. However, film is a dead dinosaur today. Practically everyone is using digital ...
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Why does some DSLR's have monochrome screens? [duplicate]

I first realized this on a 5D Mark IV. It has an secondary screen on top. Then I saw 1DX Mark II which has two! I think the reason 1DX have a secondary screen next to the main screen is because they ...
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1answer
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Why do we charge our flashes?

So whenever we want to shoot our flash before taking a photo. we have to charge it first. What is the point of the charging our flashes? Aren't their power directly supplied by the battery of our ...
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Push/pull with high/low contrast (film)

I've read in several online venues that when the gap between highlights and shadow is bigger than 4 stops, it is better to underdevelop by about 20% for each extra stop. Similarly, when the gap is ...
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Which flash trigger to buy for Canon?

There's a ton of options out there. I already bought the Altura trigger set, but I realized it only works when the transmitter/receiver are put side-by-side, very inconsistent results, will only work ...
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2answers
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What is the difference between color calibration and white balance?

Apologies if this is a stupid question but I haven't been able to figure it out. In both cases the images are adjusted such that the color aren't influenced by the color of the illumination right? Or ...
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1answer
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Which lens with Canon700D for landscape and travel photography? [closed]

I have got an iPhone X from which I have been taking landscape and travel photos. But I have also got a 700D with 18-55 and 55-250, which I never really used. Currently, I am not thinking of ...
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1answer
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Set manuall EV in Lightroom

I shoot a couple of Images and try to merge them with Lightroom. Since a few (but not all) of the shoots were taken witn an ND-Filter I need to somehow tweak the EV value of the Photos I took with the ...
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Can this photo be fixed for ID purposes [duplicate]

I am new to this particular photography exchange, but was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to fix this particular photo for ID purposes for the police, as this was captured when someone was ...
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1answer
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Does Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II work with Canon 200D? [duplicate]

I want to buy a Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II. Does the Canon lens EF 50 mm f/1.8 II work Canon EOS 200D?
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1answer
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How to choose focal length (35/40/50) for flower and plant product photography?

I own a Nikon D3500. I want to buy a lens so I can take photos of products (Flowers - Bouquets - Plants) to upload to my e-shop. I am working on a flower shop. I already have a white studio 90cm X ...
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automatic photo search based on the photo's color or other content?

I am looking for a photo manager software to automatically sort a large collection of photos or find a certain type of photos in the collection. They search criteria should be based on the content of ...
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1answer
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Why does this ugly line pattern appear when I upload my full-sized image to a website or view on mobile?

I have 5760×3840 size JPEG image and when I upload it to a website or try to view on mobile, some kind of line things seem to be going on it. It looks ugly. I tried to resize the image to 1200X800 and ...
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How to get this purple haze effect?

What effect is used to get this purple type of hazy colour? I am not talking about the green, but only the purple look, where you are almost seeing an item twice. I understand that the blue colour got ...
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Why I got all this little flares on this picture?

I was walking my dog at night and shot several photos, and only this one got many spherical flares on it, and I can't figure why it happened, since the photos I took immediately before and after this ...
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Cameras that are actually known bugged regarding in-camera file deletion

A lot of anecdotes abound about SD or CF card filesystems being corrupted after either deleting junk files in-camera, modifying the card contents on a PC and returning it to the camera, or using an on-...
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Yonguno YN600EX-RT and Canon T6 High Speed sync issue: Horizontal lighter band in picture

I am able to get HHS working on the Canon T6 with the Yonguno flash, but when I go to 1/4000, ISO 100, and f1.8, the picture comes out with a horizontal band that is lighter than the rest of the ...
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How to transfer images from Nikon D3300 to external devices? [duplicate]

I would like help with the best method of transferring images (RAW & jpeg) from my Nikon D3300 to an external hard drive and/or to my iPad Pro (2018) when traveling. I used to carry a laptop and ...
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1answer
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Yongnuo YN622C-TX + Canon 580 EX will not operate in Manual Mode

Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, Yongnuo YN622C-TX with 622 transceivers, Canon 580 EX I'm having some issues with the Yongnuo equipment. It seems to work fine in E-TTL using 580 EX flashes. HOWEVER, ...
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1answer
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Is my Canon camera broken?

I haven't used my camera for a while, so I charged my battery and once it went green I put it in my camera and it won't turn on but when I press the button to take a photo I can hear the lens moving. ...
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2answers
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How does the viewfinder overlay work?

I know how the focus points are painted on the mirror but where do the "signs" come from? How are auto focus points are illuminated red in Canon 1300D? Where and how are the shutter speed numbers ...
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How to edit photograph to remove flashes of light / glow / glare?

How can I remove the "glare" on the musicians in the photo below using Photoshop? I do not have the relevant vocabulary to express what this "glare" really should be called. I am not a photographer ...
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Scanning super8 movie films [closed]

How can I scan Super8 Movie films to transfer to my laptop, I did it with a vidio camera but result is not good.
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Is the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 compatible with UHS-I cards?

I want to upgrade the SD card that I use in my camera, but I don't know if the card that I want to buy will work in this model. On Fujifilm Memory Cards: XP Series page http://www.fujifilm.com/...
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Why and how capturing RAW image instead of JPEG helps with editing [duplicate]

Often I heard photographers say that RAW is used for editing photos. I have used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom before and I don't see how capturing RAW helps. Can anyone explain how capturing RAW helps ...
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Can I use Canon EOS 200D for professional photo? Think of 60D and its prosumer segment placing [on hold]

So I'm about to buy my new DSLR for professional usage. I got by just fine with the 60D up until a couple of years ago when I sold it. I found CANON EOS 200D and have looked at the differences here: ...
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How can I remove stuck film from a Praktica Nova I?

I recently used a Praktica Nova I for the first time, took all 36 pictures and realized that I loaded the film incorrectly. As you can see from the manual screenshots, one is supposed to insert the ...
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How does the camera meter in auto mode when you are not taking a photo?

Typically, when you are in auto mode, if you half-press the shutter, the camera meters. But, even when you don't do that, the camera seems to be continously metering, so you get a pretty accurate ...
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Does the T-number account for lens vignetting, or only for glass/coating transmission?

Surprsingly I could not find information on this. Many lenses have vignetting profiles available. Vignetting changes if you use a cropped sensor, or, in case of zoom lenses, can change with zoom. ...
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Filename to Created date

All my photos - jpegs - have the naming convention YYYY-mm-dd-nnn (1971-12-00-001) and I've recently uploaded them to Google Photos. On my PC I can sort them into date order but Google Photos uses ...
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What is the relationship between sensor size and focal length? [duplicate]

I have a Lumix GH4 and bought the Rokinon 10mm lens for it, hoping to get some ultra wide angle shots. The shots are indeed wide, but nowhere near what I was expecting (I'm getting back into things ...
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1answer
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How to choose a 1 or 2 lens “starter kit”?

For someone that is starting one this world of photography, is it a 2 lens starter kit a good option? Having, since the beginning, a series of lens options, helps developing the sense of which lens to ...
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Is a three year old entry level DSLR model still up-to-date? [closed]

Is the Nikon D5600 still an up-to-date model in 2019? Being considered an entry-level DSLR from 2016, is there any other model, eventually from other brands but same category and price range, that is ...
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Nikon D70 acting up

today our Nikon D70 started acting up. The clock light flashes, it still takes images, also the images show in the finder screen. but when we select the menu, it stays dark, noticed that the lens does ...
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Can I recover my saved-over TIF file?

While retouching I saved my file as a tif and then flatten it and saved as a jpeg. I accidentally saved the tif again while it was flattened with no layers. Is there a way to recover my tif file with ...
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Yongnuo YN720: Can I use master and slave without a trigger attached?

I bought two flash YN720 with the understanding that I didn't need a trigger to fire both master and slave flashes. Not sure how to set them up? I have two RF 630N triggers but I would rather not use ...
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Why is there an underexposed “shadow” along edge of frame on 35mm film when using my 70-210mm lens?

I shot a few rolls on Minolta XG-M with different lenses and some images have an underexposed edge. It take a while for me to go through a roll, to the point of me forgetting which lens/settings I ...
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Aperature/f stops/lenses [duplicate]

I am interested in landscape photography and a common point I hear thrown around is that a higher aperture (f11-f22) is best for landscape photos. However, every blog, YouTube video and photography ...
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Why does purple lines appear in CCD?

I know CCD scans the array line by line and over voltage from even a single pixel can wreck the whole line. But why are these wrecked lines colored magenta?
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Lightroom CC sync issues

I have 2 SSDs in my mac and have kept my photo library on my 2nd drive with the library index/catalog file on the 1st drive with no problems. I had to replace my 1st drive with a new one and ended up ...
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How to stop aperture indicator from flashing when in shutter priority mode with manual ISO on Sony a6000?

When shooting in Shutter mode I can't get the aperture indicator on the screen to stop flashing when I set an ISO value. I'm using a Sigma 60mm F2.8 fixed lens. I've tried taking a shot in ...
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How to get client for photo editing business company? [closed]

I am a owner of a company where we provide photo editing service. The service we mainly focus is Clipping path, image masking, photo masking, color correction, photo restoration, multipath clipping, ...
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What attachments to get shallow depth of field with a smartphone?

I'm doing a research project involving machine vision, and would ideally like to find a lens with a shallow DoF (perhaps about 2m or so in-focus) that can be attached to a smartphone. Something that ...

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