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How can I translate 1/10th stops from my Sekonic 758Dr light meter reading to camera settings?

Hello I use 758Dr ( newly purchased ). I am stuck with the reading jargon. The aperture is shown always with a fraction and another number. It is stops and the extra number. Light meter is on 1/10 or ...
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Can photos printed at home be acceptable for UK passport applications? [closed]

The UK passport photo guidelines (PDF) state: Photographs printed at home are unlikely to be of a sufficient quality. This statement looks very much like it's aimed at a general, uninformed reader ...
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70-200mm lens or 18-200mm lens for small studio like 25 feet? [closed]

I am new to fashion photography. I have Canon 700d (cropped body) with 50mm 1.8 lens. I have few soft boxes and other studio equipment. I want to buy a new lens. From a canon training workshop guy ...
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Does the Yongnuo YN 685 flash have a built-in receiver?

Does the flash YN 685 have a built in receiver? In some places I see that it is written that it does, but other places don't mention it.
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Cheap panoramic setup

I'm looking for a cheap panoramic 360x180 (approx. don't mind the "feet" as long as it's close) setup with decent resolution. I weighed my options and thought up the following: cellphone with fisheye ...
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How to correctly use magnification for focus assist on FujiFilm X-E1?

I have a FujiFilm X-E1 mirrorless digital camera that has a magnification feature designed to assist with manual focusing. The documentation tells me the following: Manual Focusing Methods In ...
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How can I get crisp, clear product photography with everything in focus?

I'm guessing the answer to this question might be "the lens", but being a newbie in photography maybe that's too predictable... Alright, so I am shooting some handbags, and I am trying to replicate ...
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What's the difference between using an Image Stabilization and not using it?

So, I want to make decision about buying a telephoto lens, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM. Which annoys me is the IS function, my friends asked me "what ...
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How do I convert focal length to maximum distance?

I would like to know whether there is any relation between focal length and distance. For example, what is the max distance I can shoot from a 55mm-300mm lens?
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Why does Canon have Two Kinds of Nanotech Lens Coatings?

Nikon has a single Nano Crystal Coating, while Canon has not only an equivalent coating (Sub Wavelength Coating), but they also have an Air Sphere coating which seems to do much the same thing. Why ...
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Is it possible to simulate any color-only filter with curves?

In this question it was asked whether it was possible to reproduce any color-only change to an image using just curves. In my answer, I said that there were color-only changes such as conversion to ...
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How can I remove the blueish color tone from some pixels?

How can I remove the blueish color tone from the right half of the dog that was in a diffuse light / shadow in Photoshop? I've tried the color replacement brush and to select the colors but without ...
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“Lens not attached” appearing whenever I try to use my Nikkor 70-300mm?

I've had my Nikon D5000 for about two years now. It has never failed me! I have only two lenses, the standard 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm lens I received about two years ago. I've never had a problem ...
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Flash intensity levels aren't the same across consecutive photographs

I'm not sure how else to put it, but it is what it exactly sounds like. When I take consecutive pictures in Aperture priority mode, it so happens that the first image is probably brighter (high flash) ...
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What to charge for a large Family portrait? [duplicate]

What would an advanced amateur charge for an extended family portrait of approximately 40 people. This is just for the session. And using $8000 worth of equipment?
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Photos are not appearing wide

I am new to DSLR photography. I purchased Nikon D5600. Initially, when I used to transfer the photos on my phone using SnapBridge, the photos where not full screen but the width was comparatively more ...
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Is Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II that much better than Canon 24-70 f/4L IS?

I get that the f/2.8 will bring more bokeh effect to it than the f/4, which is nice, but for the lower light situations, will f/2.8 beat the IS function at f/4 when handheld? The price difference ...
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Can I get LiveView from my Nikon Coolpix P600 on my computer?

I want to be able to view what I am shooting on my Nikon Coolpix P600 camera on my computer before I take. Any tips on how to do this?
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FX glass on DX body [duplicate]

Sorry if this has already been covered but I'm a bit of a virgin with DSLR's. I have a Nikon D7200 DX Body with a couple of kit lenses. i have recently aquired a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 ED IF ...
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Why Small aperture (less light) has Large depth of field? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Technically, why is the out of focus area blurred more when using a bigger aperture? I understand that a small aperture (large aperture number eg. F/22) means large depth of ...
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Rename a file based on whichever tag contains the earliest or oldest date?

I use the following command to bulk rename images from inside a bash script so each image is named according to the date the picture was taken: exiftool -r -f '-filename<${CreateDate}_${model;tr/ /...
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Fire speedlite 580ex with on camera flash (without transmitter)

I have been looking at the instructions for the speedlite 580ex here for any idea how to fire the flash from the built in camera flash, but it has not helped. Does anybody know if it is possible to ...
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How can I enable back button focus and disable focusing with shutter button on a Nikon D5500?

I assigned the AE-L, AF-L button to activate focusing on my Nikon D5500, but I can still focus using the shutter button. I would like to know if it was possible to use the AE-L/AF-L button to set ...
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How to minimise the noise when shooting primarily under candle lights?

The following shots are with a small white light throwing "emergency light" on a height of one and a half forearms. I used 3 candles on left side and 1 candle on the right. Used 3 candles on right ...
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Windows 10 can't see pictures from Nikon Coolpix S6300 [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Windows 10 and now I can't seem to download my pictures to my computer. I downloaded the device so it's recognizing it but when I go to the action center it says to tap to decide ...
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How can we sync Lightroom 5 metadata changes over Dropbox?

I am working with Lightroom 5 and have a problem with writing meta data to exported JPGs, which I have already exported from Lightroom to upload to stock sites to sell. I am working in Lightroom 5, ...
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Best Lens & Camera settings for dance concert with average lighting [duplicate]

I take photos as a hobby and the last 2 years have photographed our annual dance concerts however i would love to improve the quality of my photos. I own a canon EOS 500d and would like some advice on ...
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How does the built-in external off-camera flash control work with the Canon EOS M6?

I am trying to understand how wireless external flash works with Canon EOS M6. Manual didn't help, and the specifications just say "wireless multi-flash support". What does that mean? As far as I ...
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Trying to understand losses in jpg compression

I have a bunch of jpegs taken with a Nikon D3200 at 6016 x 4000. They weigh between 9M and 12M each. To try and reduce space a bit, I compressed copies with the default Windows utility, and the new ...
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fEE error using Nikon 85mm1.8 with nikon D80 camera [duplicate]

Does the Nikon 85mm 1.8 D work correctly with the Nikon D80 body? I just received mine today and keep getting error reading fEE when the lens is set to all apertures except f/16.
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How can I tell if a drop damaged my camera's sensor?

I dropped my Nikon D5500 recently from a height of around 3 ft onto a hard surface. Visibly, there is no damage to the camera. However, having handled some DSLRs, I think it's very unlikely that ...
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How does the Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 compare to Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM?

I am looking to buy a good walk around lens for t3i to finally upgrade from my kit lens. My current preference is Canon 15-85. however I am wondering if I should get Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8. I am ...
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Wide Angle Lens recommendation for canon 70D (cropped sensor camera) [closed]

I am interested in landscape and have a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens but finding it does not capture enough and would like to purchase a Wide Angle lens. I am find ing the prices for the Canons too much ...
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Canon 600D Autofocus not working when using view finder but working in live-view

My Canon 600D's autofocus is not working at all when using the view finder. When I use it in live-view mode the autofocus works fine. I tried to google but could not find anything concrete. Any ...
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Will a full frame camera reduce noise vs. my Canon T7i for high school wrestling and football?

I’m looking to get my first Canon full frame. I mostly take photos of high school wrestling and night football. I would like to stay around $1000. Currently I have a T7i. Is there any advice as to ...
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flash for nikon SU 800 commander

I was gifted a Nikon wireless speedlight commander SU 800 can anybody tell me can it be use with other flashes, than nikon or what it is compatible with
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Which camera (and lens) mode or settings for moving subjects?

So for the first time, I've been shooting moving subjects. I've got a new camera and a lot of stress, so I barely had time to set it up completely before the shoot (nothing professional though anyway)....
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Which camera to buy - Canon EOS 6D or Canon EOS 7D Mark II [closed]

I'm planning to buy a new camera body, and I'm unable to decide between the 6D and the newly announced 7D Mark II. Which camera should I go for? How much of a difference does a full frame camera (6D) ...
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How to enable histogram in Auto mode on Fujifilm X-T20?

How can I enable the histogram in Auto mode on a Fujifilm X-T20? It is useful for me because it helps me to adjust EV accordingly. I find that I can customise the display to enable a histogram when ...
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Will a Yongnou YN600EX-RT flash work with a Canon 700D using radio control?

Will a YN600EX-RT Flash work with a canon 700D using radio control? If yes, how can I set them?
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Nikon D7000 repeating flash

Please I need to know ASAP how I can remove the repeating flash? Each time I try to use the trigger flash, the flash make two or three flashlights before the main flashlight. I didn't find anything ...
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Catadioptric lens: equivalent focal length and focus at infinity

I recently bought a Rokinon (=Samyang) 300 mm catadioptric lens for use with my Fujifilm x-e1 mirrorless camera. It seems to work OK, but there are two things I don't understand about it: This review ...
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Is it stupid to purchase AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D over AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G to save a few bucks? [duplicate]

I own a Nikon D5300 body, but wish to upgrade to a Pro FX body in future (not any time soon). Between AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D and AF-S NIKKOR 50MM F/1.8G, I prefer to buy the former, but at the same ...
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Tagged or untagged sRGB images for web?

I have a situation and I am interested to find your point of view. We have a calibrated monitor at D6500, tone curve as measured ~2.4, white level ~90cd/m2 and a tagged sRGB / untagged sRGB image ...
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How many lumens are required to achieve a pure white background in a 40cmx40cm softbox? [closed]

I'm thinking about buying a fluorescent lamp to light up a 40cm X 40cm softbox. I need to take pictures with a pure white background for an online catalog of jewelry (gems, emeralds, etc). Is a 490-...
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Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?

I have a calibrated wide-gamut monitor (Dell UP2414Q) and I use it with Windows 10 and Lightroom 6. I wanted to print a photo with a Epson R3000 not installed locally, so I copied the ICC profiles of ...
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Lens for Nikon D5600 recommended for bird photography

I purchased Nikon D5600 last month. While doing bird photography I realize, 70-300 mm lens is not sufficient. I have few queries: (1) Which lens is recommended for wildlife photography? I checked ...
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Is it common for Yongnuo flashes to overheat and stop working?

I have had a Yongnuo Macro Ring Lite YN14EX flash for a little over a year. I have used it 4 times; it worked great. The battery door does not close all the way now, but after looking at many reviews ...
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Studio Lighting Flowers

I'm currently using a pair fluorescent lamps (similar to these) to light some flowers (artificial flowers, to be precise) and I'm not 100% satisfied with the outcome. Colours don't seem to be right ...
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Is the Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 35–105mm lens compatible with a D3400?

I want to buy the Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 35-105MM 1:3.5-4.5 Lens I want to know if it is compatible with the Nikon DSLR D3400 camera.

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