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Why am I allowed to turn my focusing ring beyond infinity?

Is there a good reason why I can turn the focusing ring on my lenses beyond infinity mark on focusing scale? Following recent questions about focusing in the dark (here and here), it sounds like a ...
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Why is my flash underexposing only when using a wireless trigger?

I have a Flashpoint R2 Pro II transmitter, a TT350 flash, and a Fuji X-H1. When I use the flash at its least powerful setting (1/16, under HSS) on the camera at 1/2000, f/4.5, and iso 100, it works ...
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I need a base plate for my rb67 pro s

the base plate is missing on my rb67 and I need a new one without buying a new body for one part, anyone knows where I can find one?
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How can I rename a large set of photos using their modified date?

My problem is a little bit different from the other that I've seen here. The thing is that I have for example: DSCF0001, DSCF0002 and so on, as filenames with modified dates 2020/01/01 , 2020/01/02 (...
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Fast, lossy compressed, 10 bit image format (Or 12 bit or 16 bit)

I'm looking for an image format to keep my photo archive. Currently I'm keeping compressed DNG + 80% quality JPG. JPG is useful because you can easily convert and manage, is small and is fast to read/...
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Lens Error on a Powershot sx30 IS

I have a Canon Powershot SX30IS and I keep getting a lens error. I was taking pics outside on a clear cold day in wintertime and my camera just displayed that message and shut down. I powered my ...
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I want to stack SHO LRGB, I do not see a tutorial on this. I understand the LRGB, HaRGB, and SHO tutorials. Just wondering the blending modes for all [closed]

See above, need help blending SHO LRGB I want to stack SHO LRGB, I do not see a tutorial on this. I understand the LRGB, HaRGB, and SHO tutorials. Just wondering the blending modes for all.
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Why I am unable to focus at all while using ND filters

Lately, I am unable to focus with ND8 AND ND10 filters put over the kit lenses of my Canon1300D camera. Whenever I try to focus, it allows me to only reach to a point where the subjects are only ...
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Can I use a photo of a product on my portfolio page without permission?

I would like to show my skills when taking photos of products. In this case I will use “Curology” skincare. I don’t have permission to use their products. Will I get in copy right trouble if I put it ...
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Auto focus won’t work in viewfinder on Aperture priority mode

My camera (Canon Rebel t7i) won’t auto focus in manual or aperture priority mode in viewfinder. (It works perfectly in liveview) Maybe it’s important to say that I’ve never shot in manual mode so I ...
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Focal length for a specific distance?

I have the following information: s: Image sensors dimensions: 6.00mm, 4.80mm, 3.60mm (diagonal, horizontal, and vertical) f: focal length range: 5.1mm - 51mm f = (s * WD / FOV), where WD is the ...
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How can I find out what the printed numbers mean on the back of an older photo?

I have a color photo from Crete, Greece. Maybe around the 1960's? The size of the photo is 4-1/2" x 3-1/8". There is no border around the front. On the back, there are no printers logos. The ...
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Google Maps powered geotagging software?

I'm looking for a software that would let me geotag photos using Google Maps (I mean that I'd select the location from Google Maps, not OSM or Bing Maps). Would you know any? (I don't have Lightroom). ...
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Does advertising your photography services mean all photos on your portfolio are classed as commercial?

TL;DR - Would photographs that I've captured and displayed on my personal photography website be considered commercial if I'm not selling them? I would purely be selling my general photography ...
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Eye-AF from Nikon Z6 is inconsistent or fidgety

I have a Nikon Z6 – latest firmware (ver. 3.12, from October 2020). As far as I can remember since Eye-AF was first introduced in May 2019, I've been having a hard time have the eye-AF locked on the ...
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Full Well Capacity Questions

As I understand it, there are two potential limiting factors on full well capacity. a) adc bit depth and gain, b) pixel size and ability to absorb photons Whichever is the smaller value (in electrons),...
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Use Google Photos Cloud instead of Adobe CC for Lightroom CC Storage

With Lightroom CC all your photos are now able to be stored on Adobe's creative cloud. However this only allows for 100gb of free photo storage. Google on the other hand offers Google Photos which is ...
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What options do I have for GPS/Geotagging with a digital SLR?

I would like to track GPS points while I am photographing with my Canon EOS (5D) camera. What option do I have track them and what do you recommend?
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How can I calculate a camera sensor's width and height?

I'm trying to compute the focal length for different field of views of a camera. Therefore I need the sensor size horizontally and vertically, but in the datasheet I only have the following ...
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Why is my dSLR sometimes not letting me take a photo?

I’ve just gotten a Canon 800D/T7i and I'm having issues using it. Sometimes when I try and take a photo it won’t let me. Can someone tell me why? What’s the best mode to be taking photos in?
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How do I create a more natural look for watch photography using a Light Box?

Hello I am fairly new to photography in general and my current set up for taking pictures of my watches is a light box I bought off Amazon. I crank the wattage all the way and after I take my photos ...
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Why is the image plane at Z = f in pinhole camera models?

Can someone show me the mathematical interpretation of why the image plane is at Z = f in the pinhole camera model? I found a possibly useful formula in Wikipedia, as shown in the figure below: My ...
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Minolta srt101 (SLR) trigger jam

I've done a lot of searching but haven't found much regarding film Advance lever/trigger errors. Symptoms: lever will advance once or twice, with the firing sound being a dull "krk", not the bright "K-...
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Is there a standard convention for indicating precision in jpeg metadata timestamps?

Exif timestamps have a format of "YYYY:MM:DD HH:MM:SS", possibly with a timezone at the end. Is there a general convention for how to handle these timestamps when the known precision is less ...
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Should I carry extra batteries in the field or bring a solar charging unit for a 30 day trek in Nepal?

I'm planning a 30 day trek in Nepal. Should I carry extra batteries in the field or bring a solar charging unit? Details about the trek: Upper and Lower Dolpo. Above 8000ft (2400 m) most of the time, ...
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How can I see the exposure meter on my Nikon D3200 when shooting in manual-focus mode?

I have a Nikon D3200. I am experimenting with manual focusing on my kit lens. One thing I noticed was that when I am in manual focusing mode I don't see the exposure meter in the viewfinder. This ...
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Photo noise level in RAW format [duplicate]

Why is the noise level of raw photos higher than jpeg photos? I have encountered this issue several times.
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How do I go about fixing this strange dark line blocking my Minolta XG-1's viewfinder?

I recently bought my friend's Minolta XG-1 which looks super well maintained cosmetically. He did mention to me that it was sitting in his hot attic for about a year. I noticed that there is a weird ...
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Shooting insects in shallow ponds

We are trying to develop a tool that would enable a large group of colleagues to take standardised images of insect communities in shallow ponds (depth 3 - 6 inches = 7 - 15cm).... preferably using ...
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Can a Yongnuo 565EX (no HSS) be used as a second flash (slave) with another flash that has HSS?

I do know my question confuses and I do apologize for that. As a beginner, I still struggle to articulate things in a nice way. So I think it's better to explain the scenario first. I was using a ...
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What exactly is causing the quality difference between these two photographs?

Here is a photo of 2 individuals: my friend and a male model (right). Both of them are clicked in daylight. I get it that the background on the left picture is very bad but that cannot be the only ...
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'File contains no image data' but I can see the image briefly on the camera viewer. Is there a way to recover the images?

So I have roughly 85 pictures that are giving me the 'File contains no image data' error. The strange thing is that I can see the image briefly on the camera before the error pops up. When I try to ...
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Sigma zoom 70-210mm 1:4.0-5.6 UC-II

I am new to photography. I bought very recently a starter level Canon Rebel SL3 (200D) that came with a kit lens (Canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:4-5.6 IS STM). A friend gave me a Sigma zoom 70-210mm 1:...
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Inconsistent exposures using my Neewer Vision 5 strobe with Nikon d7100

I was doing a photoshoot of children and was getting great shots using my nikon d7100 with a Neewer vision 5 ttl strobe flash. Then all the sudden I could not get proper exposure! Every once in a ...
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Good Low Noise Long Exposure Astrophotography camera?

Recommendations: I was reading that Canons were the best at low noise long exposure photographs. Then I found this site, https://www.brendandaveyphotography.com/more/long-exposure-sensor-testing/ It ...
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How to choose a color calibration device?

I'm tired of my monitors and phones all looking different. I tried following instructions at Lagom LCD monitor test pages, but they still look different. So, I think I need to buy something to help ...
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Metadata: UserComment, ImageDescription, Description; what's their purpose?

$ exiftool test.jpeg | grep 'This is' Image Description : This is the 'ImageDescription'. User Comment : This is the 'UserComment'. Description : ...
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Why shouldn't raw files be rotated?

When I attempt to rotate a CR2 file in Photo Viewer, a message appears: That didn't work, RAW files don't rotate. Select edit to rotate and save it as a different file type. There are many tips to ...
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Photo Competition 2021-04-12: Up There

Theme: Up There Subjects in the photo should be unsupported by the ground. Examples include airplanes, balloons, bubbles, water splashes, astrophotography, clouds, birds/insects/animals in flight, etc....
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Limit focus range of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a button on side of the lens that only focuses on close objects for macro photography, or focuses on more distant objects for non-macro photography. Is it possible to ...
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What information is contained in “filename.jpg.out.pp3” file?

When I edit my RAW file in RawTherapee and save it as JPG, the application creates another companion file along with the JPG — a file with the extension .jpg.out.pp3. What is the purpose of this file?...
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A camera that takes real photos without manipulation like old analog cameras

In modern digital cameras there are many settings which are applied automatically to the photos. And it does not always result in good ways. Recently I saw two photos of the same face one from a old ...
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The flip-card in my Godox 685 fell out; what to do?

I was shooting some runway stuff last week and the built-in bounce flip-card came out completely. I tried re-inserting it during the show but it only crimped at the edges. Do I need to take the flash ...
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What does an unprocessed RAW file look like?

I know people use fancy software like Lightroom or Darktable to post-process their RAW files. But what if I don't? What does the file look like, just, y'know, RAW?
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How to change which modules are auto-applied in Darktable?

When I open a raw file in Darktable sharpening and a base curve are automatically applied. How do I alter this? I would like to add lens correction.
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How are these photos got same color flavor and look so similar?

I'm trying to understand, how all these photos got the same color flavor. The main problem I see - they are all shot under very different lighting conditions - like inside of a flat and on a sunny ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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What do you consider the boundary to be between acceptable editing and deceptive or misleading practices? [duplicate]

What do you consider the boundary to be between acceptable editing and deceptive or misleading practices?
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Canon wireless control with running intervalometer

Does anyone know if there is an iOS app (or mac os app) with what I can achieve the following: Be able to wirelessly connect to my 77D camera (either wifi or bluetooth is fine) Start the ...
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In Affinity photo there are 3 eyedropper tools in curve section like photoshop?

I started using affinity photo, but I can't find 3 eyedropper tools like photoshop (shadow, middle, highlight). They are in the curve section. If somebody knows there is like this function in ...

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