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How to find a camera compatible with old Sigma lenses that were used with Pentax MZ50 SLR?

I have some lenses off my old Pentax MZ50 SLR camera, and I would like to buy a new camera body. How do I find a compatible camera?
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My new Nikon d3500 is not showing the light meter in live view mode

All the tutorials are saying the light meter (exposure meter) in live view mode should be there, except that it's not showing there in my brand new camera, lol. Is there a setting I might have set ...
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What should I do when the results from Reikan FoCal show flaws?

I've done an AFMA calibration Reikan Software. Assuming this was properly executed, do I need to take the results seriously? All my lenses do suffer from astigmatism, and also my new Canon 24-70 f2.8 ...
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What makes these white stars appear black?

This is partial screenshot from an episode of the TV (Netflix) show Daredevil (season 2, episode 7): Note how the normally white stars of the US flag are showing up as black - albeit quite out of ...
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Sony SEL 18-200mm very blurry at the right part of the photo

I own a Sony a6000 and recently upgraded the kit lens (10-50) for an 18-200mm lens. The problem I face is that at the right part of the photos, mostly on wide angle, the photo is very blurry compared ...
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Is there a Canon DSLR to transfer photos to a server directly?

Is there any Canon DSLR camera that can transfer photos directly from the camera to a server via FTP or to Dropbox wirelessly ? Anything like that ?
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Is Nikon D500 a good fit for nature and ambient-lighting portraits and occasional other uses?

My wife has been sporting Nikon D90 for a good number of years and as she wants to proceed more into professional photography she's looking for a new body that can be versatile when needed: Primarily ...
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Do Nikon cameras have a feature similar to Canon's “Exposure Safety Shift”?

Canon offers a feature called "Exposure Safety Shift" in many of its models. It appears to allow the camera to automatically adjust the aperture or shutter speed to allow an improved exposure. Does ...
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Why is my dSLR giving me an incomplete image?

I'm shooting with a gently used Nikon D70s (with roughly 15k clicks) and a newer Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm ED VR lens. The lens works fine on other cameras. The memory card works fine on other ...
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How to handle frequent, uncontrolled lighting changes?

I was taking photos of birds in a sanctuary. There I experienced few challenges. I want to know how to handle these. There were frequent daylight variations as it was partly cloudy. It was a bright ...
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Shift lens vs move body?

This is a question that sounds basic, but I have yet to find an answer. When using a tilt-shift lens, if you shift the lens up 5 mm, or if you move the camera body up 5 mm, does the camera capture the ...
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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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Why is view on camera different from actual output viewed on phone?

I have a Nikon D5600. When I use telephoto lens (70-300 mm) for bird photography, on full zoom the bird does appear clear and near, but when the actual photo is produced, the bird appears far. When ...
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Guiding path for circular time lapse

I am contemplating taking a picture of a subject from a different angle until I reach a complete circle. As for the frequency, let's assume something from the range of one photo every 1 degree (that ...
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Will using drizzle for wide field milky way photography provide much benefit?

I don't own a tracker or telescope so the only astrophotography I do is occasional milky way wide fields. Usually 20-30 images taken at wide angle and then aligned and stacked using Deep Sky Stacker. ...
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How can I photograph a book spread and keep a natural look?

I've ran into this issue trying to update my (graphic design) portfolio in the past. How can I set up a book to shoot it and minimize the amount of required retouching? How do I keep the book open (...
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Second hand Canon 80D or newer 250D

I'm looking at getting a pretty good nick second hand 80D for £500 (body only). This is a good discount compared to a brand new 80D, but I'm wondering how it compares to a 250D. I can get this new for ...
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What lenses are compatible with older Canon EOS DSLR?

I own a Canon EOS 1100D camera that was released in 2011. What lenses are still compatible with this model?
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Changing JPEG to RAW to use on Lightroom?

Am I able to covert JPEG into RAW so I can treat the images on Lightroom? Reason why is that for years I am travelling and taking tons of pics but my Nikon was programmed only to save in JPEG format.. ...
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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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What cases are compatible with a Zeiss Ikon Contessamat SBE?

I was recently gifted a Zeiss Ikon Contessamat SBE. It looks like this: (Image courtesy of collection-appareils.fr) Sadly, it doesn't have a case and no cover mechanism for the lens. Cameras by ...
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Doing an engagement party [duplicate]

So, I'm doing an engagement party for my sister-in-law's sister. Now, I haven't picked up my camera in probably 3 years... just kinda fell out of it. They ask me to do it as I won't really ask for ...
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Nikon P900 star trails mode just produces a movie not trails

I have a Nikon P900. Selecting the Star Trails mode from the Scene menu allows the camera to take what I assume would be a photo with the star trails in the night sky. However, all it takes is a 10 ...
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What are the distinguishing features of various Sony mirrorless camera models?

I am not a professional photographer and it is basically my hobby. I would like to buy a mirrorless camera and I have thought to get Sony a6000. Most of the time I take pictures of landscape and ...
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Is it just me, or do smartphone cameras not have any chromatic aberations at all?

To this day I have failed to spot any color artifacts in smartphone photos. Either Nokia N8 phone on a camera or my old Vibe P1 Turbo and even the G7102 I have (Which has glare towards the edges) Is ...
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Macro - extension tubes vs reversal - how to choose?

I do a fair bit of macro photography, indoors with good lighting, using either a focus rail or manual focus pull to image-stack. I've always considered that using extension tubes for this gives me ...
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How do I make my image comply with the requirements of this photography competition?

I am participating in a photography competition. There is something that I want to ask you about: We may require the originals of the awarded photographs to be submitted by the relevant ...
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How do I control aperture with lens reversal for macro? [duplicate]

I bought a lens reversal ring to try macro photography on my 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. But when I tried it, I couldn't control the aperture as my lens doesn't have manual aperture control. I attached the ...
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Why am I seeing banding with Photoshop but not Lightroom?

Until the most recent update it used to be the case, at least for me, that I would occasionally see banding in Lightroom's Library module, but not in Photoshop. With the most recent update, I now see ...
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Are any common (optical) filters useful to attenuate overwhelming blue spotlights in live music situations?

Strong blue spotlights as typically used on outdoor stages are often so physically bright (which I guess they have to be, given how viewers perceive blue as very dark) that they provoke channel ...
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How can I use a Yongnuo YN-568EX for fill on-camera together with YN-560 III flashes off-camera?

I’m new here so apologies if this is a really stupid question: Here’s what I have: Nikon d750 4 Yongnuo YN560 III flash speedlites 1 Yongnuo YN568EX 1 Yongnuo YN560-TX lcd flash trigger I started ...
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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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What type of quick release do I need for this Sunpak tripod?

I've inherited a Sunpak tripod without the quick release pad/plate thing (please correct my terminology). I'm looking to find the quick release plate for this. What is this style/size called? I ...
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Where does this yellowish shadow artefact come from?

I only notice this yellow shade after creating a HDR (Near the top of the building in the foreground. The image in this question is cropped from the oirginal) I didn't notice before because HDR makes ...
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how can I make the text visible in this photo

Will someone help me make the text visible on this photo, or tell me how to? Please
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Will upgrading my camera body improve my live music photography? [duplicate]

Currently I've been running an EOS M100 with the stock 15-45 mm, f3.5-6.3 lens. I've recently acquired a sigma 17-50, f2.8 lens and adapter to fit the lens to the mirrorless M100. How worthwhile ...
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Need Help With Maintenance of Beseler Darkroom Enlargers

I just began a position as a studio associate in the art department of a small liberal arts college near Chicago. The photography professor and I are working together to try to perform routine ...
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Why is interval timer shooting unavailable in every mode on my Nikon Z6?

This is driving me a bit crazy. I'm using a Nikon Z6 with the 24-70 F4. I cannot access the interval timer shooting menu (nor the time-lapse movie or focus shift shooting); the camera insists "This ...
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Lenses to buy and their uses [closed]

I am new to all this and this website, I have just bought a Canon EOS 4000D plus five lenses, plus a load of filtery bits and cards, plus hoods and a Vanguard stand. Samyang 8mm Fish-eye Canon 18-...
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Is there a good system to tell or mark which picture are in a group of bracket?

I have taken a bunch of shots. Some of them are intended for bracketing. But when it comes to post-processing, the photos confuse me because I cannot confidently tell which group of three are from a ...
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Why one of the pictures in a bracket has a different f-stop value?

I am using Fujifilm xt-20. I set up a bracket to use +/- 2ev. But I don't know why the first photo (leftmost photo below) has a f/2.8, and the rest have f/5.6 Is it a good thing? Or is it not ...
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Changing the camera ISO , Aperture, Shutter Speed with Android

I have a smartphone with Android 8.0. I need control over : ISO Aperture Shutter speed Could you please suggest the way to go forward? I do not know how to change any of them? I am using an ...
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How does registration distance affect lens distortion and aberration correction?

If I use a lens with an extension tube, how does changing the distance between the lens and camera affect optical correction of distortion and aberration via glass elements (as opposed to digital ...
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Do these food photography images use smaller than standard plates in order to better present the subject?

I want to recreate some food photography images but I can't determine the size of the tableware used in the images. I'm assuming there are people here who can read images better than me so I want to ...
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Force Lightroom Classic to write entire image at once during export? (Exporting to network-mounted GCS bucket)

I'm running out of space on my local machine so I've mounted a Google Cloud Storage bucket to my local machine using gcsfuse. I am now exporting my library from Lightroom Classic as JPEG files to the ...
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How can I repair a Petri 1.9 Color Corrected Super with a stuck exposure counter?

I recently bought a Petri 1.9 Color Corrected Super which is almost fully-functional, except for the exposure counter. It is stuck between the position "S" and -2. Do you have any suggestions for ...
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Can RAW image files deteriorate over time?

I was at a photographer some time ago, shot some photos of my son and came back to view and select a range of images, some of which I wanted to print, and some of which I wanted and to receive by file ...
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Which smart EF to E mount adapter models are true to flange distance, which are not?

Multiple EF -> E mount adapters (with electronics) I tried (Commlite and Viltrox) turned out to be unusable (or only barely usable after severe, warranty voiding modifications) due to them being 0.3-0....
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Proof of the relationship between the image area and focal length of a lens [duplicate]

It is a well-known fact that image area is directly proportional to the square of focal length of the lens. Is there any mathematical proof to it? (Possibly starting out with the lens equation and ...
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How do fixed lenses “focus” on things at different distances? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand depth of field and I'm struggling. If I'm playing with a 50mm fixed lens, and I alter its focus using the little ring around the lens, what is actually changing in terms of ...

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