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How do the 11+ stops of dynamic range from a modern DSLR fit into the 10 stops of the zone system?

Adams's Zone System uses 11 zones. Zone 0 is pure black in the print and zone X is the tone (or “pure white”) of the paper without any additional density. The distance between each zone is one stop / ...
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How can I tell which 3rd party flashes are compatible with Canon's SL3 missing pin hot shoe mount?

Around the year 2019/2020 many suggestions have been made online on which flashes work with the pinless SL3 hot shoe. Since then most of those suggestions are no longer available for purchase. ...
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Nikon D3 backbutton focus when shutter is half pressed

I use the AF-ON button on the back of my D3 for focusing exclusively and I half press the shutter for AE locking. I newer realized that the AF-ON button is deactivated when the shutter is half pressed ...
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Canon native flash off-camera second-curtain-sync: any news?

Is it possible yet to use off-camera second-curtain-sync with any of Canon's native wireless-radio-flashes? After searching, I can't find any recent articles on this. Most of the older articles ...
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Screw on teleconverter lens

I have a D5100 with a Sigma 50-200 but I also have a a 2x and 3x teleconverter lens. The problem is that the teleconverters are screw on. Is there an adapter for this?
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How bright should a 18% gray card be in my image when exposed correctly?

Let's say I have a 18% gray card in my scene and I want to set the exposure manually. When I take a picture of the gray card what should the RGB values be when exposed correctly? What is important is ...
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Camera mount compatible with different straps

I have a rather heavy Nikon d850, and I'm trying to find better ways of carrying it around. I'm also sharing it with my girlfriend on trips (shooting with two cameras and switching around), and it ...
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Could somebody help me understand this paragraph explaining the relationship between noise and sensor size?

According to this article from dpreview, which compared noise between a full-frame camera with a full-frame lens (the D810), the same full-frame camera with an APS-C lens, and an APS-C camera with the ...
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Is there a way to download SnapBridge NEF images from iPhone to a pc?

Is there a way to download NEF files stored in Nikon’s SnapBridge in an iPhone into a pc? If forwarding, SB crops & converts them into a jpg.
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Features a camera should have for a 10 year old

I'm looking for a starter camera for a 10-year-old that is interested in photography as a future career. I don't think she knows what kind of pictures she wants to take. She watches a YouTube channel ...
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Why is my External flash not working?

I recently bought a canon eos 200d and I also bought an Yongnuo YN24EX twin flash however when my camera is on M mode it does not work, but it works on AV mode. Does anyone know how to solve this ...
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Canon 80D with Canon GP-E2 add log data to CR2

I have searched high and low and cannot find a solution to this problem. I have a Canon 80D with the GP-E2 GPS module. When attached to the camera it records the GPS data of a photo taken in the CR2 ...
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Is there a way to repair corrupt raw files? (RW2 and NEF) The data seems to be there, but it is in pink and at different places

I do not have much hope, to be honest, but for the case that this is a known issue and there is just one bit anyway I can switch back: Several files on my hard disk got corrupted. I do not understand ...
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Canon AE-1 Aperture Lever in camera sticking

The lens I have confirmed to work on my back other A-1 but for some reason this camera body isn’t allowing the aperture diaphragm to fully close. It’s working from f1.4 to f5.6 but anything more it ...
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Which is a good lens to add to a beginners collection?

I am looking for a budget friendly lens to gift a photographer just starting out. He currently uses the Sony α6400 with an 18-135 lens. What would be a good budget friendly lens to add to his ...
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Downsides to using test strips from different packages of photo paper?

Sometimes, after using the last full sheet of photo paper in a package, I'm left with a number of extra test strips. Is there any problem with gauging exposure with paper from a different package of ...
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Canon DPP 4 - copy/apply white balance settings

I have two shots made with automatic white balance setup (AWB) in artificial light conditions. I like how the camera evaluated the white balance in the picture with white paw, I like how green color ...
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Run multiple exports at once in Lightroom

There are frequently occasions where I have to run multiple exports of the same image in one go, e.g. export for website (desktop/tablet/mobile/thumbs dimensions) or for social media (instagram/...
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Is there a technical reason why the flash is disabled with film simulation bracketing on the X100t

The Fuji X100t disables the flash when bracketing is enabled. This seems logical for things like ISO bracketing because several photo's are taken in quick succession. However with film simulation ...
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What's the generic term for portable flashes (Speedlites, Speedlights etc)?

What's the generic term for portable flashes (Speedlites, Speedlights etc) to distinguish them from studio strobes and alike? Is it simply speedlight/speedlite or has that just become a generic ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN-560 II flash suitable for use with a Nikon D3500?

Anyone know if the Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash is suitable for use with a Nikon D3500 been offered on at a good price
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How to digitize film on a budget?

Recently I have been shooting and developing some 35mm film. A few days ago I thought of scanning the film but it looked like my canon TR7550 does not support scanning film. The white part of the ...
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Sorting Burst mode / continuous shooting photos in to folders

Maybe this question was ask before, but now is 2020 and maybe there is something new on the internet :)) I take burst mode photos with my camera. But they are so hard to sort, because of the amount ...
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What is the difference between image processing and image editing?

I've been facing a few questions in my mind about the terms image processing and image editing. What is the difference?
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The flashgun is working a few seconds after the photo is taken

Why is my flashgun not working? After pressing the button the photo is taken but the flashgun is working after the photo is already taken
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Equivalent lens to periscope camera?

I am trying to figure out an equivalent telephoto lens to the newer periscope cameras that report focal lengths in 35 mm equivalents. There are some similar threads such as How do I convert lens focal ...
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Why does Hugin stitch two pictures the wrong way with big steps?

When trying to stitch a picture of a car out of two photos, I always get a wrong stitch with well-visible "steps", especially on the left rear lights: I've tried fiddling around with the ...
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Is there an easy way to convert all my photos from .NEF to .JPG for upload to Facebook?

I'm using the Adobe CS5 suite and trying to upload all of my pictures to Facebook... and .NEF files are too large to upload, any suggestions?
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How can I create a map with GPS data from EXIF?

I've been taking photos all over the country last year and now I want to create a map with all the places I've been. Luckily all my photos are geotagged which makes the whole process easier. The main ...
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Best camera for filming rain [closed]

I want to film two types of YouTube video: Non moving shot, relatively close up. E.g under a lamp post capturing each failing droplet. Virtual walk. Are there specific cameras that will let me ...
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What to do with a Nikon D750 body that when switching lenses won't autofocus?

There was another similar question out there and one of the responders commented there was and he got his camera body replaced. I've been having the same issue with my new nikon just bought in January....
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Rejected US Passport photo which passes the test of travel.state.gov 's photo tool

I need to upload a digital US passport-style photo to my online account at USCIS. When I upload my photo there it gets rejected by the system. It says ''Your photo did not pass photo requirements. You ...
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In Photoshop, can you isolate a particular color range and make it richer?

I have a photograph that has a very high color range, it was taken on a cheap camera. If I adjust it to make the blacks darker, and the whites less blown out, the intermediate colors (In this case, ...
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Why does my phone intermittently add Title and Subject attributes?

I have taken a lot of photos, over the past couple of days, using the default 'Camera' App that came with my Huawei Mobile phone. I have since uploaded these Photos to my Computer, via Google Photos. ...
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DigiKam vs. LibRaw command Output Discrepancy

Recently I have stumbled upon digiKam software which internally uses LibRaw library as a raw conversion engine. I have tried to convert one of the images I have using digiKam with all conversion ...
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Will a professional PL s35 anamorphic lens cover a fuji sensor and provide proper squeeze?

I have a fuji x-mount camera which is aps-c. As far as I understand it aps-c is just about the same size as super35, and I can buy a PL mount adapter for my fuji camera. Does this mean if i use ...
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How to use Sony A77M2 auto-focus for shooting birds

I've been challenged with the following scenario: I'm shooting a stationary bird with a Sony A77M2 and 300mm lens. Eventually the bird takes flight. How should I configure and use the body's ...
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How can I stiffen a droopy Gorilla Pod?

I have a Gorilla pod (SLR-zoom) which is now a few years old and the legs are now loose enough that it can't support the weight of my camera+lens any more. The legs will often have an 'unexpected ...
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Most influential scientific research on visual composition?

There are countless articles and videos on visual composition. They give you “rules” with little justification or rationale. They tell you the rules are meant to be broken. I get that there is an ...
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How best to digitally copy glass negatives?

I recently bought my first (5x4) glass negative on an auction site. I assumed it would be trivial to scan the plate then invert the negative on gimp. Well, it is trivial, but I'm not getting results ...
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Solutions for Snoot Modifier Overheating Tungsten Light?

I'd like to use a snoot light modifier on an halogen light, though it's clearly causing the bulb to overheat. This is to the point of seeing smoke coming out of the light's body. I suspect the snoot ...
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What is this mystery Vivitar lens mount?

I was given a box of old lenses by a friend, and came across only one that's different. It's a Vivitar 135mm f/2.8 auto lens. I'm not familiar with the lens mount. After comparing both Nikon ...
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Red LED not red but white after I take the photo

Taking a photo of a small red LED causes the resultant photo to have the top of the LED to be white than red. I'm using a Canon S-120 I've tried many different setting with no luck. My friend who is ...
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Is it possible to read one bayer raw data steam file using RawTherapee?

I have one bayer raw file which contains only pixel values in bayer pattern and no metadata.The bayer pattern is known. Is it possible to the file using RawTherapee? The following link provides some ...
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Can I export a puppet warp mesh of photoshop to a file?

I wish to export to a file the mesh/vertices/triangles of puppet warp in photoshop, and the warped vertices (the diff of each vertices maybe?). Is that possible?
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Buzzing Noise and error 01 canon camera

Hi I have a canon rebel T3 have a canon 75-300 mm lens. When i lock the lens in and turn on it starts to make a buzzing noise and I get error 01 when I try to take a picture. I try to take pictures ...
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What is the formula to upscale a photo?

Say I have an photo that is 2000 x 3000 pixels. I want a large print that is 20 inches by 30 inches. That means it will be 100 PPI. I’ve been told to upscale my photo before getting it printed. Why? ...
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Is there really no way to power a DSLR by USB?

I made some scripts on my Raspberry Pi to automate a daily shot at a specific hour. My DSLR is plugged in through USB. I thought this would keep its battery charged, but no. Is there really no way ...
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Synology app reduces DNG file size

I have a new iPhone which allows photos to be stored in RAW. I also use a Synology NAS and their DS Photo app to automatically copy photos taken on the iPhone to the NAS. I notice however that the ...
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Does the Interval Timer on the Z6 (or Z7) automatically disable after each sequence/series of shots?

I have the Canon RP and am disappointed to find that the Interval Timer disables itself after each sequence and must be re-enabled for every new sequence. So, every press of the shutter requires ...

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