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1960s-1990s third party lenses - why was the “lowest tier” cheaper to make?

From a retrospective, it seems that there were a couple of mid-tier makers/importers like Vivitar, Sigma, Tamron, Soligor ... and that there was a plethora of small brands (for example, one brand ...
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Issue with Yongnuo 568EX flash on i-TTL mode

I've just received 2 pieces of Yongnuo YN568EX for my Nikon D610. When I’m on I-TTL mode the flash fires but the image is black (I tried it on each mode: auto, manual, A…), the sound tick-tick twice-...
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What is this streaky Cyanotype artifact?

So I made some cyanotype prints for the first time. So much fun !!! :D However I seemed to be getting some artifacts in my highlights See around the ship: Original to compare: So after ...
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Auto mass transform in Lightroom

I have been using Lightroom to mass develop my photos recently and all the tools work as expected when using automatic functions (e.g. auto WB, auto tone), that is setting an auto value will set it on ...
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Darktable embedded ICC profile in DNG

I am experimenting with linear raw DNG and ICC profiles with Darktable. The DNG files are the result of scans using VueScan. I can add the scanner's ICC profile to the DNG. But when I open it in ...
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Light modifier compatibility with different brand speed ring?

I have two Flashpoint monolights from Adorama and matching speed rings for these strobes. I want to rent a Paul Buff softbox and a Bowens strip box. Physically, are these light modifiers compatible ...
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How do I stack different brand flash controllers on my Canon 5D Mark III and still have full TTL and power control?

I am trying to control two off-camera flashes with my Canon 5D Mark III. The first flash is a Profoto B1. The other flash is a YN600EX-RT speedlight mounted on a Yongnuo YN622C II transceiver unit. ...
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Remote Control for Sony NEX 5 with bracketed images

Most remote controls that I've tried with my Sony NEX 5t only allow for a single shot shutter action. I'd like to be able to show bracketed images with a remote control. Are there options on the ...
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How to save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro?

Objective: Save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro. I am using Kodak Digi Album pro and I'm new to this tool. This program generates a .PAB and .KPL file format, but I want my images to be ...
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How to disable automatic cropping that's done after distortion correction in DxO Optics Pro 9 or 10?

DxO uses so-called "modules" that apparently contain many lens parameters and they are implicitly used for correcting geometric distortion, and some other issues in pictures automatically. But the ...
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Any ideas what the work by Tim Booth may be influenced by?

I'm doing a project for "A Level" photography, looking at taking my own photographs like Tim Booth, but struggling to find any related photographers. I found the work of John Coplans, but just ...
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Sony A7iii how to permanently display focus distance in MF mode

I'm doing mostly landscape photography and the manual focus is a thing for me. Since the native Sony lenses all have focus by wire, the MF experience is poor. I never know if my focus is still at ...
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How do I use this grid?

I decided to use my Nokia N8 for photography with Camera Pro on it because of the tilt, GPS and compass capabilities along with the 5 photo exposure bracketing for the photoshop. But then this is the ...
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How to continuously store Canon EOS 80D images on a computer over WiFi

The EOS Utility for Canon cameras allows the transfer of images stored in the Camera to a computer running the EOS Utility over WiFi. And this EOS Utility can be configured to transfer only those ...
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Homogenize exposure brightness and white balance

I've taken thousands of photos on a long-term project and I'm doing a time-lapse film. Due to the different weather and the different light conditions the pictures are partly very differently exposed....
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Darktable: how to save export account?

DT 2.2.5. How to save "export selected" account (facebook/google/flickr) credentials? fb/google works for me but every time I'm restarting DT I have to go thru authentication process again. Settings->...
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Picasa to Lightroom Geotag

I am looking at switching over to Lightroom from Picasa. I started the trial of Lightroom and noticed many of my photos that are geotagged in Picasa do not have GPS information in Lightroom. How do ...
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Nikkor 28-70mm F2.8 lens problem: AF and aperture don't work

I bought this lens second hand from someone who has no idea about this kind of thing. The price WAS low, but not low enough to justify a broken lens. It has no glass scratches and at 300£ it seemed to ...
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Can my Nikon D750 fire a flash while I'm connected to it over wifi?

I'm trying to take photos from my iPad using the wifi connection on my D750, but I can't get the setup to trigger my flash when I take photos that way. Is this a thing that can be done?
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How can I get a fixed short exposure ( < 2s) with a GoPro Hero 4 Black?

Does anybody knows about way to fix or manually set the exposure of a GoPro Hero 4 Black (FW HD4.02.02.00.00). I want to set short exposure (< 2 sec), so that each shot has the same parameter. ...
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Quilted/Tiled Image Sensor: How do you eliminate stripes of missing photos in huge quilted sensors?

Background: This question is largely inspired by one of the answers in: What limits the size of digital imaging sensors? So the answer mentions uber-large image sensors that are made by "quilting" or ...
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Is tethering possible with the Nikon Coolpix P520?

1. Summary I can't find, is it possible PC live view for Nikon Coolpix P520. 2. Details I try to scan books, use this device. It would be nice to have feature, that user can to see on PC monitor, ...
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Enhance snowy mountain detail (high-frequency high-contrast) in RawTherapee

I occasionally have this issue where the camera software produces better microcontrast than I can via RawTherapee. I am unsure whether this is an issue with the software or with my ability to use it. ...
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What is the best way to downsample photos to increase sharpness

What is the best way to downsample photos to increase sharpness? If I have a photo in raw format with a resolution of about 24MP. How do I best downsample it to increase sharpness if I think the ...
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ColorSync found bad profile on Mac. What are the possible side effects?

Today something led me to discover ColorSync Utility under Applications > Utilities. Upon Verify I discovered 9 bad profiles on my Mac. Searching for profiles... Checking 63 profiles... /Library/...
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Which adapter for SIGMA SA-7?

I own SIGMA SA-7 and a couple of YASHICA lenses: YAHICOR Y503 Telephoto and YASHICA Y504 wide lense, both seem to be 55 mm wide.I would like to use them with my SIGMA original lenses, 70-300 and 28-...
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Uneven tank development

I've had a similar problem before with tray development, but I've since moved an hour away and switched to tank development. Tank development seemed to fix the problem for the past >100 negatives ...
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How can I recreate Snapchat's built-in filter effects?

I found some plugins for Photoshop that got all the Instagram filters and similar features, but nowhere can I find an action file or a plugin for Photoshop that can recreate Snapchat's built-in ...
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What is the file system used on the Canon VIXIA HG21's internal hard drive?

I have a Canon VIXIA HG21 that fell partway into the water at the beach. It was ruined by the salt water and sand, but the internal hard drive appears to have been protected. I removed the drive, ...
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Canon built-in intervalometer and image preview

I'm using the built-in intervalometer on my Canon 77D camera to shoot timelapses. I'd like to be able to asses the images by checking out the histogram on the preview (so I can adjust exposure ...
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Applying HEIF depth map with ImageMagick

As you probably know, HEIF images support a "depth map", which is an extra channel where information on blurriness is stored. In Photoshop, it looks like this (with the RGB channels hidden) When ...
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Canon 430EX II flash: Displaying aperture rather than maximum range?

I have several Canon 430EX II flash units. Using the custom function menu, I can change the display on the back of the flash to show the aperture value the camera is set to, rather than the maximum ...
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How can I automaticaly download images from a SD/CF card on a Macbook Pro?

Yesterday I bought the new 2018 15" MacBook Pro (until then I was a Windows user for more than 20+ years) and installed all the software from Canon's EOS Solution Disk (downloaded from Canon's webpage)...
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Landscape Photography Planning

When I plan a landscape photography, I use tools like Google Earth so to get an idea of the place I want to shoot; TPE and PhotoPills in order to see the direction of the sun, looking for a frontal or ...
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UV imaging from mobile camera

I want to know that can my mobile phone Mi-A1 or Nokia mobile 6.1 can capture a photo from a light source which is 340-350nm. I am illuminating my object with 280nm light, followed by fluorescence of ...
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Spilt Isopropyl alcohol on camera, now it doesn't turn on

I have 99.5% Isopropanol that I am using for cleaning electronics and optics(I specifically ordered it from my local electronics specialist; it is no knock-off, it is genuine pure IPA for a ton of ...
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Is a sticking mirror latch lever a likely cause of a winding issue on a Pentax ME Super? What else could it be?

I've recently added a Pentax ME Super to my (ever growing) SLR collection. This one appears to have had minimal use, but it has an issue with the advance lever which I think I know the cause of, but ...
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D5000 is changing random colors in photos

My Nikon D5000 started changing random parts of my photos to blue and purple while I was at a equestrian show. I originally suspected that the CCD had started to fail. However, I just replaced the ...
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What apps can fully load 32-bit floating point DNGs?

Lightroom Mobile's HDR feature produces a somewhat uncommon type of DNGs - 32-bit floating point ones. I tried loading one into Photoshop. I was presented with an Adobe Camera Raw window where I ...
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Lightroom 6 Single License Edition will not Load

I purchased the Single Licence Lightroom 6 and I cannot get it to load past the initial splash screen it says " Windows encountered a problem and you have to close the program" this is very ...
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Remote photography (using android) on Nikon D5600. Auto mode not available

I successfully connected my Nikon D5600 to my Samsung S8+. Everything's working fine, pictures are being sent from the camera to my phone, the 'live view' from the camera in being displayed in my ...
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How to take photos quickly through iPhone using Ricoh Theta SC?

I recently got a Ricoh Theta SC. If I use it standalone I can press the shutter button, it will make a noise to indicate it is taking a picture. Within about 1 second I can take another picture by ...
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Which photo managers feature publish services similar to Lightroom?

Lightroom has a feature called publish services. There you can setup collections (published folders) of photos, which will be published to a folder with preset export settings. Changing a photo which ...
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Lightroom: How to add superordinated keywords quickly?

I'm using LR 5.7 with a keyword hierarchy and have to tag thousands of photos quickly. Using the Shift and Cmd/Ctrl keys helps me assigning a keyword to a bunch of files at once. Sadly if I tick a ...
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Panasonic lens autofocus does not work with Olympus bodies?

I just got a Panasonic Lumix Nocticron 42.5mm lens and the autofocus does not appear to work with my OM-D E-M1 M2 body. Is autofocus supposed to work on non-Panasonic bodies for this lens, or no? Is ...
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How to combine different people's selections of a photoset in Lightroom?

When shooting people, I often select my favourites of a photoset and have the subject(s) do the same, then compare the selections. However, I haven't found a good workflow for that process yet. When ...
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How to find “lost” graduated/radial/brush filter pins in Lightroom?

Is there any way to find or jump between either graduated, radial, or brush filters that have been applied to an image in Lightroom? I often have trouble finding the little dots/pins that are placed ...
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Focusing issue with Pentacon6/Biometar80

I recently bought a 'new', old Biometar 80 lens for my Pentacon 6 camera and did some preliminary tests with an adapter on my Nikon DSLR. Everything looked great, so I went on holiday with the new ...
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Can I create an “old polaroid” style with Nikon Picture Control?

I want my Nikon D810 to automatically post-process my shots so that they look like old polaroid/vintage photos. Therefore I want to create a Nikon picture control configuration file (with the program ...
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How to enable gThumb raw support?

gThumb supports viewing raw images. I tried to view images of my new Panasonic Lumix, but gThumb displays only a generic image icon instead of a picture. Is this a problem of my gThumb installation (...

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