Questions tagged [equipment-recommendation]

Equipment recommendation questions should be specific about budget and goals, yet general enough to be useful to as many readers as possible. Equipment recommendation answers should be worded to be as useful as possible to the broadest range of readers, and when possible account for future price drops (for bargain hunters looking for a cheap "older" camera) to improve the longevity of such topics.

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Need compatible strobe trigger for Elinchrom Ranger AS with Nikon D7200 - fast?

I am hoping someone can help me pretty quickly as I just landed a job on Monday and my old Skyport system is dead. I have an Elinchrom Ranger AS with location battery (kit) and a Nikon D7200. I just ...
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Bought a Nikon D3200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 mm 1:4-5,6G [closed]

i'm new to Photography and wanted to try my first steps with a DSLR. So i just (panic)bought the kit in the title for 160€. You think it is a good deal? I know that the D3200 is decent for the price ...
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Is there an adapter that allows me to use a cellular phone telephoto lens (M17xP0.75) on a M37 video camera?

I have a digital video camcorder that uses a 37mm thread mount for lenses. I would like to try to use a telephoto lens made for a cellular phone on the camcorders 37mm threaded lens mount. Is there ...
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Coolpix P900 in 2020 [closed]

Is it worthy to buy Coolpix P900 in 2020 for $495? If it is not, what are the best options under $500 for nature and wildlife photography?
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Nikon d90 camera lense recommendations please [closed]

I own a Nikon D90. Dropped it and believe I broke the mount on the lense. I' planning on getting into photography in my retirement. What lenses should I invest in?
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What is my upgrade path from a D3400 for better low light performance, that will also increase my keeper rate?

I'm basically a Rockwell-esque 'Dad With a Camera' and take lots of pics of my family, with aspirations to get into formal portraiture. I've already took my first steps into corporate headshots, and ...
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syncing the goddox x2t trigger with goddox v850ii speedlight?

I am a newbie when it comes to using off camera flash, I'm unable to sync my goddox v850ii with goddox x2t. please I need a step by step guide, thanks
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Beginner photo studio gear advice

I a looking for advice for purchasing some beginner interior studio gear for a budget of around €1000. This is for the photography team of a school festival, where we are planning on taking studio-...
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Which gear can be used to specifically eliminate moire?

I currently have a canon 100D (I'm not a photographer - I own a business and do my own product photography because of budget constraints). The moire shows up on solid colour garments. I have tried ...
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What are the differences between these lenses and how will they affect a beginner?

My father is giving me his Canon 50D and Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. I noticed that most kits on the market come with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and I'm considering it instead of ...
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Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS Rebel XSi for Bird Photography &/or UW Surf Photography

I realize these are both novice type cameras, but I got them for free and appear to be forever on a budget. I am curious which camera body I should invest the money in to get into the subjects of ...
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Things to look for in a camera to match cameraphone image quality

I have a 10-year old "upper-entry" level DSLR. I am considering upgrading to a new camera, but I am interested in knowing what sorts of things to look for that will allow it to match the image "...
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Tripod accessory needed to allow for multiple mounts (stacked vertically/behind)

I have a little tripod that has a mountable phone holder and light orb. Since the light orb is small, it's very convenient and I think it might also make a decent supplementary light source when I'm ...
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Which Nikon DSLR and third-party lenses should I buy? [closed]

I was torn between the D5600, T6i, T7i, and D7500 bodies, but when I held the T7i and the D5600 the Nikon had a hugely better handfeel. There was no D7500 to hold and while it is faster I am leaning ...
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Do I really need a US$1500 rig for crisp sharp photos? [duplicate]

I'm getting into photography and got myself a used Canon 1200D with a Tamron 18-200mm lens. And currently under no circumstance I am able to make a perfectly focused sharp and detailed photo. Or at ...
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Equipment and Services that turns DIGITAL images into 35mm negatives [closed]

Help! I'm working with a company looking to transfer digital images in film format so they can more easily reprint from film (larger sizes etc). I have been tasked with finding any and all equipment ...
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Large products with glass doors

I have Canon m50 camera and using the default lens that came with it 15-45mm I work in a company that make stainless steel products alot of them with glass so the problem is that there is always a ...
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Can I get good macro-photos with sigma 50mm 1.4 using extension tubes?

I'm interested in trying macro photography, but I don't want to invest into Macro-objectives yet. Can I get satisfying results using Kenko extension tubes in combination with a Sigma 50mm art 1.4? ...
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How do I choose between 24-105mm and 24-240mm zoom lenses for the Canon EOS R system? [closed]

After a couple of years with my first DSLR (a Canon T6), I’m thinking about joining the MILC world with the Canon RP (affordable, full-frame-sensor, mirrorless). I like to take pictures while ...
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Canon APS-C Budget telephoto recommendation for Sports/Nature [closed]

I need a budget telephoto to use on my Canon 80D for sports and nature. It must replace my Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-ii Vc, which I find unconvenient because of its poor AF performance on telephoto ...
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Deciding between the Canon SL3 and T7i

The Canon SL3 was released this year and has a couple improvements over the T7i, but it also has some setbacks. The biggest differences that I could find are the image processor, battery life and ...
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Which of these cameras are better for product photography? [closed]

My sister in law has an online store which she sells her handmade bracelets in there. Currently she is using her Android phone's camera for photography but she asked me to look for a real camera for ...
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Are there digital (industrial) cameras with open API's (software interfaces) with Ethernet communication?

Dear Photography Community, I realize that some SE sites do not allow specific product recommendations, and that's ok. I'm concerned that after my fruitless searching, I'm perhaps missing some ...
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What features should be prioritized when buying a camera intended for wildlife/zoo photography?

I currently use a Canon 750D and I'm thinking about upgrading my camera body (followed by lenses) in the future. I use the camera for various types of photography but predominantly wildlife and zoo ...
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Entry level equipment upgrade - best options on a budget and lens vs camera

I am currently using a Canon EOS 1100D body with the kit lens and a Sigma Zoom 50-200mm 1: 4-5.6 DC OS HSM lens. I am almost exclusively interested in wildlife photography and feel I have outgrown ...
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What lenses do I need for all around travel and wildlife photography? [closed]

I ordered a Canon 90D camera, body only. I am looking for suggestions on the best walk around lens for traveling. I like to take landscape and wildlife pictures. I assume I would need two lenses for ...
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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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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 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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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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What lens would I need to photograph a very distant cathedral dome?

I want to be able to photograph the dome of St Paul's cathedral from King Henry's Mound in Richmond Park. Would a telephoto or zoom lens be the best, what focal length/zoom would be the best for ...
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Is there any Superzoom Point&Shoot camera available which offers more telephoto zoom than Nikon Coolpix P1000?

I am planning to buy a Superzoom point and shoot camera and my goal is to get maximum telephoto zoom. I have ended up in Nikon Coolpix P1000. I went through this article : The 20 Best Superzoom ...
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Is there a studio flash system that supports wireless Canon E-TTL (not E-TTLII)?

I've been tasked with equipping a studio. We are using Canon EOS film cameras and Canon EOS digital cameras. The Canon EOS film cameras support E-TTL flash metering, the digital ones support E-TTLII ...
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Does a larger sensor make up for lack of IS and a smaller max aperture?

I am trying to learn the strengths and weaknesses between two Point and Shoot cameras (Ricoh GR II vs Sony DSC-RX100 III). As I understand it, the real difference between these two is the sensor size ...
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Which kinds of tripod heads are suitable for panoramic photography?

I'm looking to buy a tripod, but unsure which heads fit my usecase and my budget of about €250. Specifically, the usecase split between panoramic, 'regular travel' and macro photography, with ...
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What lens can I take to Banff for my Nikon D3300?

I currently have Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Lens. Which lens should I taken for Banff and is there any other lens that is recommended for ...
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Suitable Phone camera Specs for Amateur photography? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in learning photography(as a hobby). Since I'm not ready to buy a camera at the moment, what specs/features should I ensure to be present on my phone camera to help me pursue ...
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How can I choose a ringlight for my girlfriend's camera as a surprise gift?

My girlfriend's birthday is coming up. I know nothing about cameras, but I'd like to surprise her with what I believe is called a "ringlight" for her camera. It is definitively a Canon camera. Are ...
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How do the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 and Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 AF compare for astrophotography?

I'm trying to choose a lens for astrophotography with Sony A7. Although I choose it for astro, I also want it to function as a normal landscape lens. So I try not to go far wide like Samyang 14mm f/2....
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Where can I buy an original Nikon battery that is certain to be genuine?

It is well known how useful it is to have a second battery for your DSLR camera. Besides it is advisable to use original brand equipment, specially when it comes to batteries. So, I'm currentley ...
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Do I continue to use Micro Four Thirds or go DSLR for sports photography?

I currently have a Nikon D5500 with the kit 55-200mm f4-5.6 lens (what I have been currently using) and a Lumix g85 (with a lens too small for sports photography). My girlfriend races motorbikes and ...
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What manual features are needed in an SLR Film Camera for a photography course?

My daughter has a photography course coming up for school. The instructions from the course say that we need to get a film camera for her. The requirements state the following: "35mm single lens ...
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Is nikon Z6 a good replacement for D750 on outdoors photojournalism?

We're looking for a replacement to our worn-out Nikon D750. Our budget limits us to two choices: another D750 or a Z6. We know about the many advantages Z6 has over D750, but don't know if it's ...
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What should I look for in a lens in order to make my product photography more sharp?

What would be the most appropriate lens to use with a Canon Rebel T3i for taking product images of pottery vases and plates about 8" to 20" high? Images of single products are for web use, while group ...
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Can an old DSLR be upgraded to match modern smartphone image quality

I love photography, however, I had a 5 years break. I am on budget. I got my old canon eos 500d (standard lens kit) and was impressed how badly it compares with modern smartphones. I wanted to get a ...
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Rapid Shutter Release (<1 ms) [closed]

I’m looking for a full frame DSLR camera that can take 3 shots at full resolution in less than 4ms (total), with a USB 3.0+ interface. Ideally, a Nikon. Any leads would be much appreciated.
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Power supply for multi-camera scanning rig

I'm setting up a portable scanning rig for 3D face capture using 36 Cannons 200D. At the moment I'm facing a power management issue. I don't want to keep charging camera's batteries and using AC ...
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Motion detection camera [closed]

I am looking for a camera that offers two features (or I guess 3). The first feature is that it needs to be able to either have a motion detector, or be compatible with one so that it captures a ...
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How do I find a cheap prime wide lens (28mm) to use reversed on a Canon DSLR?

I'm interested in experimenting with the reverse lens to shoot macro but as this is all an experiment, I don't want to spend that much money on it. I've been watching a Youtube video and they said you ...
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First Good camera set up : Fuji X-T3 + the kit lens or X-T30 with 16mm f1.4

So, I'm looking to buy my first "decent" camera and I want to be able to film 4k at 24 and 1080 at 120, as well as take good landscape / "urban" photography. I had pretty much settled on getting the ...

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