What is my upgrade path from a D3400 for better low light performance, that will also increase my keeper rate?
Lights, modifiers, and stands, not different cameras and more lenses.
If you want to get serious about portraiture and headshots, you're going to have to learn how to use lights. For your currently stated budget you can outfit yourself fairly well....
If the camera was modified to pass mostly IR light, then this is normal. You need to convert the images to monochrome.
Take a picture of foliage outside. Then desaturate completely. If the foliage is very white giving the image a surreal look, then the filter is working properly.
There are also IR camera modifications that leave more visible light, if you ...
When you use the flash in a non-Auto mode (Aperture or Speed priority) the camera assumes the flash is used for fill-in and computes the exposure for a flash-less photo. So if you subject is dark this will crank up the exposure and then you'll have a big flash added. So when you use the flash, either go full-manual, or use the "Program" mode of your camera.
It looks like you just broke an UV filter. The metal rim may have warped a bit and this is why your lens cap is stuck. You can try to pry it out but you can also replace it.
But you may want to inspect the rest of the lens. The (real) front lens may have scratches caused by the glass shards from the filter (*), and the filter thread may be damaged. You can ...
Your wish is the wish of every other photographer in the world. The simple fact is that physics dictate what is possible, and the compromises you have to make are hard.
Cameras do not do well in low light conditions. If you're indoors and needing high motion, you're going to need a strobe. Bounce it off the ceiling all the time to help mitigate the ...
Thank you everyone. I found out what the problem was. One of the
blades on the shutter came off track and was blocking the sensor from
functioning. So the guy fixed it and also hand cleaned the sensor.
Camera OK now. It was not the sensors. Cost $60 bucks to clean sensor
and fix blade (gave me a 20% discount) Thank goodness it wasn't the
The Nikon focus points map like this. What that means in terms of image pixel size IDK... a lot more than 1.
FWIW, this is nothing like how the AF sensor/sensor lines actually look/work.
The exif for a D850 image reads like this:
AF Area Mode : Group Area
Phase Detect AF : On (153-point)
AF Points Used : E12
Primary AF Point : C12
Which means: Group ...
When you right click on the zip file, is there an option to "extract" all files?
You need to unzip (extract the individual files contained within) the zip file first. Then you can copy the firmware file from the results of the extraction to the camera's memory card. There's probably also a "read me" file that explains the entire procedure contained within ...
A normal color balance will produce red/pink images. Perfectly fine.
Easiest fix? Get a white sheet of paper outside, hold it up, take a photo. Then use that as the 'custom white balance' (I don't know your camera or how to do it).
Now your world will be in B&W... and you'll love it. More custom white balances can be done later with more neutral ...
It looks like the actual lens elements are ok, but the filter on the front was damaged. It also looks like the threading for the filters might have been damaged on the lens as well.
These are the actual elements in that lens. The main front element is recessed.
That being said, any hit hard enough to damage a lens in that manner could have damaged the ...
After some time I managed to find a solution, though, I do not know exactly why it works.
The microscope I am using comes with small 2Mpx camera with it, and, lens that are to be attached to the camera and fitted onto the microscope. The radial blur disappeared after I took the fixed lens from the microscope camera, and fitted it onto my DSLR, using custom ...
While the D3200 and your Neewer-branded* Voking VK750 II can both communicate iTTL signals, the Neewer-branded Godox FC16 Rx/Tx triggers cannot.
If you look at the pin on the foot of the transmitter, and the hotshoe on top of the receiver, you'll notice there's only a single pin/contact. This is the way the sync (fire) signal is communicated. All the ...