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Lightroom preview before and after last adjustment applied

When I was using only Camera Raw within Photoshop CS6 there was a hotkey available (Ctrl+Z) which allowed to cycle between current version of the settings and the previous one. It was a quick and easy ...
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Sticking Shutter on Yashica Electro 35

This is far from a unique situation to be in, but the information on the web is somewhat vague in places. I have just purchased an early Yashica Electro 35, which seems to be in reasonable condition, ...
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When buying a used Canon 1DX Mark II, are 180,000 shutter actuations too much? [duplicate]

I'm looking to buy a second hand 1dx mk2, an upgrade over my existing 70d. The price is 3500 USD for shutter actuations approx. 180,000. Just wondering, how critical is the shutter actuations on the ...
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Which modern lens can achieve this kind of depth of field?

Im interested in knowing why the depth of field(mostly the background blur)in the Old image is very different from the depth of field in the New image? More then DoF the blur in the Old image is ...
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Better Circular Polarizer for Sigma 150-500mm APO HSM [duplicate]

I recently used my Sigma 150-500 lens to shoot my son surfing. I was using a circular polarizer. The shots all appear out of focus even though focus was good and depth of field was good, even though ...
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Why does white balance knob have green and purple setting?

I first saw this in a camcorder knob and later saw it in a DSLR screen. . Why add tint control to a camera and merge it with WB knob?
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Is the screw for attaching tripod heads to tripods standardized?

I was gifted a tripod creatively named: PT-TPM665-C I am quite happy with it but the head can be frustrating to work with. It feels more geared towards videography rather than photography and needs ...
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Why won't Nikon B700 focus close when fully zoomed?

Hello recently I went to best buy and played with a Nikon B500, it was great. I was able to focus on the smallest things, close or far, zoomed all the way in and all the way out. So I went on the ...
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How to choose between Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM and EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

I'm looking for a macro lens for my Canon 80D. The two crop-specific offerings from Canon are the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM and EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM. They're both on the affordable end of the ...
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Shutter stucks on manual mode

I bought a camera 60 d with only 1000 shutters. In the beginning i am having some issues with battery timing. Now i am facing another problem that on manual mode my shutter stucks in upward direction. ...
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Can powder chemicals be mixed in smaller amounts or must you mix the entire batch?

One of the advantages of powdered chemicals is a long shelf-life. But once you mix it the clock starts ticking. I was wondering if it's possible to buy a larger batch of powdered chemicals and just ...
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Why are camera sensors green?

When I look at a CMOS sensor it's green. But CCD sensor. photos in the internet show pink sensors. So what exactly defines the color of an camera sensor? Especially what defines colors of the ...
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Want to upgrade Canon T6i and need guidance

I have a Canon T6i and mainly use a Sigma 18-250 lens. I photograph lots of stuff (landscapes, my kids, sports, architecture, wildlife, etc). I have a good wide angle lens for the landscapes. I want ...
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How to replicate the higlight protection of an iPhone using a DSLR?

When taking photos with my iPhone, the phone's camera does a great job of protecting the highlights from blowing out. When using my Canon 5D mark ii, on the other hand, it seems to map a much narrower ...
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Easy way to precisely line up images with slight nodal pan misalignment

I have the following two images, with a stick in the peak of a golf ball in one, and in the trough in another: They are very similar, however they are slightly misaligned due to nodal pans in between ...
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HDRI with ND Filter

When I take images for composing a HDR image later how can I use an ND-Filter. For example I capture 5 images whitout an Filter and then add for the 6 and 7 shot a 10 Stop ND-Filter how can I tell the ...
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Is there any way to produce animation from the history steps in Lightroom?

I need a way to produce an animated GIF of what I did while developing/editing a certain photo in Lightroom. In another word, if there is any tool/workflow/plugin that record every step in my photo ...
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Why is same image exposed at 100 ISO noisier than 3200 ISO? [duplicate]

I used to believe that ISO adds noise as a drawback to increasing exposure, but after researching the topic I arrived at the conclusion that it is a misconception. By amplifying the existing signal ...
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Copying photos onto my external hard drive and one drive,

When copying photos onto my external hard drive and one drive, they have been saving as UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_e00a.jpg rather than IMG_3987.jpg. All the camera settings have been stripped out and the ...
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Pentax Astrotracer: Lens error on wide angle lenses?

I recently did some tests with the Pentax Astrotracer1 system. To do so, I shot Orion (which was in a SSW direction and around 30° above the horizon on that night) and its surroundings at 180s ...
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Cropping vs. resizing: which is better/more acceptable?

Say I have a photo with a 4:3 aspect ratio that is 18 MP, and I simply want to get rid of dead space on the lower third of the image. Which of the following would be the most used method for this? ...
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Do I have the right to use a photograph taken of me?

I know in practice it's best to just contact the photographer and ask for permission, regardless whether or not you have the legal rights. In order to avoid derailing the question as happened here, ...
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Does the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 AF work on the Nikon Z6 with FTZ adapter?

Does anyone know if the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 AF works on the Nikon Z series with FTZ adapter?
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Light falloff - until lens surface, focal center, or camera sensor?

Preface: if there is a better-suited forum for this question, please direct me. I figured it'd be better to post into Photography and not Physics as some of you might have already examined this ...
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Someone took a picture of me and is saying I can't use it

A photographer took some pictures of me and said I could use them to post on instagram and online. They have since said I am not allowed to use 'their work' even though I am the person in the picture. ...
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Shutterless vs global shutter

Are shutterless and global shutter the same thing? Are they mutually exclusive? Or are they used together in a camera? I have a teledyne IR Calibir 640 camera that is shutterless (based on docs) but ...
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Using Android phone as wireless viewfinder for my Canon DSLR?

I am thinking about buying a 1300D and taking some photos with it. I am thinking of climbing to the Mount Sipylus and taking photos of myself just like the expedition photos of history (which always ...
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Re-edit post processed photos after monitor calibration

I was wondering if there is a way to shift all the adjustments made(color,tint, contrast...) during post-processing of photos in lightroom in an uncalibrated monitor by some offset value after ...
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Where can I find service manuals for old (and new) lenses?

Besides Google, where can I find service manuals for old (and new) lenses?
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Replace Canon 600D with Canon 80D? [closed]

I have a Canon 600D which has served me well over the years. Now I would like to create more video content, but the 600D has this 12min video length limit. The result is quite often that the camera ...
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Did I extract more than stars?

I took a photo on Galaxy s9+ @ max ISO and 10s shutter speed, the image was barely all white and using Snapseed with developer mode I edit the RAW img reducing the exposure, structure, adding contrast ...
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Can mounts on Vivitar 75-205mm lenses be swapped?

I have a Vivitar 75-205mm f/3.8 MC Macro Focusing Zoom Lens with a Minolta MD mount. Would the Nikon AI Mount from the same lens (Vivitar 75-205mm f/3.8 MC Macro Focusing Zoom Lens Nikon AI Mount) ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

I am beginner and I made a mistake. I wanted to have the best quality and I saved photos only as raw files (arw). (I have a Sony DSC-RX100 IV). I have 1000 photos and I would like to save them as ...
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Have I damaged my camera's sensor? [duplicate]

Excuse the image of the random cat, but I noticed these random purple spots/lines in all the pictures I've taken today. They're in the same location and in the same shape so have I damaged the sensor?
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JPEG or TIFF files better for print images?

I shoot RAW and am printing a book using Adobe Indesign. The printer will get a print ready pdf, but should I save the images to Indesign as hi-res JPEGs or TIFF files for the best print outcome? I ...
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Should the top plate of Olympus OM-1 be lightproof?

I bought a used Olympus OM-1. The previous owner drilled two holes in the top plate to attach a custom hot shoe with screws. Now I want to remove the hot shoe and the screws that are holding it, and ...
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In photo taken with a prime lens, what is the cause of the “zoomed” bokeh appearance?

This image was taken with a Vivitar 24/2 (Kiron) prime lens. The lens is sharp. The focal plane is reasonably flat, and there is barrel distortion. The bokeh balls have an oval shape in which the ...
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Is the subject too far to get a bokeh effect using kit lens? [duplicate]

This is the shot, where I wanted the background building blurred https://web.500px.com/photo/293186377/the-sculpture-by-neeraj-kumar/
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Exposure time/count for tracked Andromeda shot

I've been doing some research around astrophotography and I plan to build myself a barn door tracker for my initial attempt(s). I am planning on trying to get a shot of the Andromeda Galaxy. I've read ...
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Does red-eye reduction work with removable hot-shoe flashes?

I have a Canon EOS 2000D DSLR. I recently tested its flash. Gives ugly shadows, but that is easily remedied by turning a low-cost white A4 paper into a flash diffuser. However, the power of the flash ...
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Changing the brightness of a calibrated monitor for other uses?

So, in my ongoing goal to start post-processing photos in a color-managed fashion, I've calibrated my monitor using a ColorMunki Display. However, I have only one monitor that needs to be usable in ...
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What type of lens filter goes between the lens and body and has metal flakes in it?

About 20 years ago when I was just starting out in photography, I was at a portrait photographer's studio. He was showing me some of his equipment. One thing that I found interesting was a set of ...
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Laser positioning on barn door tracker

I'm heading up to Scotland in April for a bit of a road trip and I'd like to give astrophotography a bit of a go. I'm like to try and get some deep sky photos (Andromeda etc) and have decided that ...
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What are the limitations of a manual flash for nightclub photography?

Every thread on SE and in general recommends a TTL flash for nightclub photography. From my understanding, the only real benefit of it is, that you have to chimp less often. But provided the club has ...
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Can the aperture be changed when using a tilt adapter without electronic interface?

I ordered a tilt adapter from EF (Canon EOS) to NEX (Sony e-mount). The adapter doesn't have an electronic interface is there any way to manipulate the aperture? All other adapters I use have ...
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How can a specific lens in darktable be selected which is mounted using an adapter?

Is it possible to select a specific lens in darktable (2.6)? When my camera is detected by darktable the lens correction module offers only e-mount (sony native) lenses. I'm using a few old Minolta ...
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How to describe post-processing used in this advertisement?

I'm interested in the post processing I see a lot in advertisements, especially the colour and contrast. Mostly I'm interested in how to describe it rather then how achieve it. Is it local contrast ...
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Why do some star trails appear blue?

I was trying to photograph some star trails last night and I kept noticing that a number of stars in the upper half of the photo were showing up as blue. I'm really not too sure as to what's going on ...
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What makes this interior photo look unrealistic?

I have a photo that was taken by a third-party photographer (i.e. I was not the one who postprocessed it). I've been told by a number of people that this photo looks unrealistic, more like a computer-...
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What is this RGB artifact and how did it form?

I took this with my Nikon DSLR about a month ago. Today I was going through the photos and was just about to delete this otherwise unremarkable picture when I noticed a large artifact over the image ...

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