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How do I choose which 24-70mm lens?

This is not 'which should I choose?' but 'how do I make the decision?'. My experience is quite limited, I've not had my first DSLR a year yet. The closest I can find is Michael Clark's answer to ...
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Are the 50mm f/1.8 and 75-300mm zoom good lens choices beyond the kit lens for a Rebel T1i?

I own a Canon Rebel T1i with a EFS 18-55mm image-stabilizer lens. Since I want to learn more about photography, my husband purchased for me a EF 50mm and a EF 75-300mm zoom. I am wondering if these ...
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Is the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-P DX lens compatible with the D7100?

I have a Nikon D7100. Is the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-P DX lens compatible with this body? Are there images made with this lens & body combination available?
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White photos on Canon S5 IS

I have an old CANON S5 IS camera, which I was using for half a year until it started to take completely white photos. Exposure and white balance are set to normal. ISO is also set to auto. In low-...
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Lightroom TIFF XMP sidecar missing?

Before asking my question I'll quickly describe my workflow when shooting stock photos: Import CR2 in LR Basic edits (exposure, sharpness), LR writes changes in sidecar XMP Send JPGs to client who ...
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Can adapters convert between different thread sizes for reverse mounting a lens?

Can adapters be used to convert between different lens filter thread sizes when used to reverse mount a lens for macro, and is there any disadvantage in doing so? Split from this question: Does the ...
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What's the best way to take photos of a clear plastic bottle for product shots? [closed]

What's the best way to take photos of a clear plastic bottle for product shots?
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How important is quick release for a tripod?

I'm about to go on holiday with my first ever camera (Fuji X-T2 with 18-55, 35f2, and 55-200), will be bringing a tripod for family shots. How important is quick release for this scenario? We will be ...
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What kind of camera bag should I pick for traveling around the Alps?

I will be traveling around Austria (and Alps) next spring and will be carrying my photography gear with me. I have a Canon Rebel T2i, a prime and a telephoto lens, an external speedlite, CPL filters, ...
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Can my copy of this lens (Pentax DA 18-135) have problems?

I'm struggling with this lens since quite a bit, and I'm not able to understand if the lens have problems or I'm expecting too much. Surely it has a problem: it's never consistent. I've got shots ...
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Why is the focus selection button not working on this Canon 5D Mk II?

On my Canon 5D Mark II camera, if I press the focus selection button the focus points show on the top display and you can set the new focus point using the top wheel. On my friend's 5D Mk II, if I ...
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How can I find a petal-style lens hood for my Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (or any lens which doens't have one)?

I got a good deal for a used Nikkor 55-300mm lens but it didn't come with a lens hood. I am in search of a petal lens hood, but the Nikkon website lists only a round hb-57 hood. I tried finding the ...
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Is a DSLR required for making a DIY 3D scanner?

I've been looking into this- making my own 3d scanner for my 3d printer- and all the DIY instructions require a DSLR... but they don't explain why- exactly. Maybe it has something to do with "seeing" ...
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Canon EF to Pentax 645

I'm interested in doing some projects where I'm able to capture the entire image circle. I have at my disposal Canon EF lenses and a Pentax 645N. The EF lenses will have been designed for a shorter ...
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How do add-on lenses for smartphones work?

I have seen a $24 lens which is advertised as attachable to an iPhone camera. How do lenses like these work? Here is the item I am mentioning
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Why did my D5500's autofocus stop working?

My Nikon D5500 will no longer autofocus. It is a brand new camera with hardly any use. My neighbor, who has vast experience in photography, attached the macro lens, took a few shots, and then it ...
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Filter by pick flag OR color label?

I'm trying to filter my collection given certain criteria, but I can't find a way to apply filters in a either-or fashion. That is, I want to see all fotos in a folder that are either flagged as pick ...
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Godox TT350n/Nikon D610 - How to fire my Godox flash “only” as a rear curtain sync?

I want to use my Godox TT350n as a Rear-Curtain off-camera flash; and not fire my in-built flash at all. i.e. I want to take a 15" shot, and at the end of the shutter close, I want to fire my off-...
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What size is the Canon 550D sensor?

I have these options: 35 mm film Medium Format Canon 10D Canon 30D Canon 300D Canon 5D, 5D MKII Canon 450D, 1000D Canon 50D Which is the closest to 550D?
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Does a green screen have to be green and, if so, what shade?

Subject I have a photogenic small dog and often use her for greeting cards and so on. It would be nice to choose different backgrounds according to the season etc. Hardware At the moment, my equipment ...
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tokina at-x pro 100mm f/2.8 macro for Nikon - aperture automatically changes while in manual mode

The max aperture on my Tokina 100mm at-x pro is f/2.8 but when I focus on anything closer than around 9 feet, the aperture automatically starts to close down and get progressively smaller (higher f-...
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Websites or advice for Northern Lights Photography (super beginner here) [duplicate]

I am brand new to the DSLR scene; I just purchased a Nikon d3400. I'm going to Alaska next month to hopefully catch my first glimpse of the Northern Lights. I understand that the d3400 may not be the ...
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Why do typical imaging sensor colour filter spectral responses differ so much from the human eye spectral response?

It is commonly stated that the spectral response of RGB colour imaging sensors (CIS) is chosen to match that of the human eye. While this is roughly true, when you examine this claim in detail it is ...
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How long does it take for the mirror to flip up and the sensor to be exposed?

Inspired by this comment. When photographing water drops, I've made a habit out of limiting as much lag to the process as I can. What this means is, I set up the shot, use mirror lock up to lock the ...
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How do I enable back-button AF on the 760D

I have an EOS 760D (recently upgraded from a 30D - yay!), and I'm can't find the custom function that allows you to use back-button AF. Does the 760D have this feature at all or has it been omitted? ...
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How to shoot Clear Liquid Gel for a product shot?

Hello I have a product of a liquid gel hand sanitizer, what would be a good set-up to get a shot similar to this? http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/hand-sanitizer-gel-in-clear-pump-bottle-gm157429692-...
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Taking pictures of rugs for online use

I work for a rug manufacturer in the same office as the photographers for our online sales. They take all photos of rugs in house. They have a tremendous amount of post processing that has to be done ...
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Life expectancy of an electronic shutter

I just came into concerning about the shutter life of a DSLR. The two curtains gradually wear and tear along with a number of up down movements, right? But, what about a non-mechanical shutter, ...
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Do I have to be in focus to get the exposure right?

One technique I have learned recently to read the exposure correctly is that they first go very close to the subject's face to fill the frame mostly with her face, then they set the exposure. Then ...
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Comparable Nikon to the Canon 550d

What Nikon is comparable to the Cannon 550d or 600d and what drawbacks (or good points) does it have compared to the canon?
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What causes blue and red gradient/shade around black spots in photos? [duplicate]

Right now I'm trying to improve the sharpness of my photos, and for that I've checking if my D7000 has some autofocus issues. Therefore I tested my 35mm f/1.8G and my 50mm f/1.4G. I figured that the ...
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Canon 550d Kit Lens or not?

I'm a beginner at photography, I'm looking at buying my first DSLR (currently the Canon 550d looks promising) so I'm wondering if I should buy the camera with the kit lens (EFs 18-55mm IS) or buy just ...
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Principles of correcting perspective in software

I am interested in photographing buildings such that the vertical lines are preserved. As shown in the image on the right. I understand that this can be achieved with a tilt-shift lens. However, my ...
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Do modern IF Macro lenses have true constant apertures?

From my basic understanding f/stop is the ratio between the aperture size and length of the lens. A majority of macro lenses feature an extending barrel. So naturally, a fully-extended f2.8 lens, ...
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Canon T3i Will Only Auto-Focus

I've been scouring the internet (and the manual) trying to find an answer to my problem but the only results I can find are about the AF not working on the T3i, not the other way around. For some ...
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Can I keep using a corrupted SD card?

So I just came back from a shoot, put my SD card in my card reader and copied the files from the card to my computer. At least I tried to, but after the first image Windows reported an error message ...
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Are Gimp's “color space” blend modes the same as those in Photoshop?

The Wikipedia article on Blend Modes describes three of them in particular like this: Photoshop’s hue, saturation, color, and luminosity blend modes are based on a color space with dimensions that ...
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Options to double image dimensions of artwork photo? [duplicate]

I have some high-quality RAW files of artwork that I've processed with some cropping, contrast adjustment, etc. I'd like them to be printed on metal at about 2'x3', which is about twice the size I get ...
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Automatically send raw photos to PC

I want to set up my Canon T5i to transmit photos wirelessly to a nearby PC/Mac in semi-real-time (as I take them). I can stay fairly close to the PC, but need to be mobile enough that I can roam about ...
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What is the best 3rd party cheap lens for shooting events with canon 600D?

I would like to buy a 3rd party lens for my Canon 600D, I am looking more for shooting at events like parties. I'm looking for something cheap with a large zoom range.
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What flash unit should I choose for taking photos on a night boat cruise?

I'm going to a boat cruise tonight in London. With the following kit to choose from: Nikon D7000 Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon SB-400 Yongnuo YN-465 I need to make a choice ...
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How do I remove photo-editor metadata from a JPG file?

How can I remove the header information which shows the name of image editing software? I want to "clean" the metadata from a JPG file so that nobody knows that image has been edited and appears as it ...
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Can you continuously charge the Fujifilm X-T200 while filming?

As the title suggests, is it possible to continuously charge the X-T200 while filming? I haven't figured out a way to do this, plugging in while shooting doesn't seem to do anything.
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Need some help with astro photography

I'm just getting into photography and I'm interested in landscape, astro and macro photography. Because of the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), I tried to make some pictures during the night, but I think ...
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If i use ISO 1600 to photograph stars will image stacking help reduce noise but also add more detail?

I would like to take better photos of the stars, especially the milky way, but my highest ISO setting is 1600. I have now learnt that image stacking can help reduce noise when taken with the same ...
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Windows-based tethered workflow and automation solution?

I'm setting up a product photography area for a client, where they have a camera (probably a Canon DSLR) tethered to a Windows laptop. The ideal workflow would be one where the client could shoot, ...
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Does the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II use the same battery as the previous version?

I would like to purchase a OM-D E-M10 II and I want an extra battery with it. Does it use the same battery as the previous version, the OM-D E-M10? Does it come with an external battery charger?
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Focussing on a star with wide angle 14mm lens

Has anyone discovered a better way than trial and error to focus on a star - (for Milky Way Astrophotography)? I am using a Canon 5D Mk2 with a 14-40mm lens at 14mm. My Settings are ISO 12800 and ...
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Macro lens: IF or Extending Barrel?

I'm an aspiring photographer of fish. So the implication is that, I have a segemented working distance: 1st Between me and the aquarium, that I can adjust 2nd The breadth of my aquarium The 2nd is ...
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Why am I getting an “ERR” while using my Nikon 50mm 1.4G lens?

I'm using a Nikon D610. In the middle of shooting a wedding I switched from my Nikon 50mm 1.4G to my Nikon 70-200mm 2.4. When switching back to the 50mm, any aperture smaller than 2.2 would result in "...

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