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How can a tripod be unstable?

A tripod can be unstable by: Having cheap leg fasteners / too heavy a load for the legs My first tripod ever was a hand-me-down Velbon that had seen some abuse. Even sporting just a 20D and 70-200 ...
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How can a tripod be unstable?

I have a nice heavy tripod and a cheap, light aluminum tripod. I hear a lot of people talking about wind and vibration, etc, and I think you're right - the environment makes a big difference. ...
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What are my photography options if I cannot travel or I'm forced to stay at home?

First of all: Do everything your government tells you to do. Follow the recommendations. Be rational and don't be careless or selfish! In case you can still move freely in your area: Explore your ...
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

I am on the edge of investing in the Sony a6000 ... Ok, fallacy #1. :) You never invest in a camera unless you're a pro and can write it off on your taxes. Cameras depreciate. Even while new. Your "...
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How can a tripod be unstable?

May I ask how a tripod can be unstable? Unstable might be the wrong word to describe the major problem with tripods; unsteady might be a better choice. Tripods are quite stable in the sense that, ...
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What are my photography options if I cannot travel or I'm forced to stay at home?

At home studio photography; portraits, food, pets, retail/object photos macro photography; dust, bugs, small objects, plants time-lapse; light through a window, stars in the sky, a clock practical; ...
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What are my photography options if I cannot travel or I'm forced to stay at home?

During night you may do some astrophotography, if light pollution allows you. Long exposition with lunar or city lights. Sometimes twilight and light pollution may give you beatiful clouds, mountains,...
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What should I look for in a film to take photos in India?

While I've never been to India, I've travelled in other countries of Southeast Asia. These are countries where you see vibrant colours everywhere. If it were I, I would shoot a reversal film because ...
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Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3?

In low-light settings the quality is just not good, blurry. I really just do travel photography so don't have time to mess with settings if I am capturing scenes of people out at night in a busy ...
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What are my photography options if I cannot travel or I'm forced to stay at home?

I read a "we" in there. That implies a partner or family, or at the least a roommate. That means you have a subject for portraiture or modeling. A bedsheet or quilt can be pressed into service as a ...
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Can I DIY a regular backpack to protect my camera gear?

I hike with cameras a lot, most DSLRs are much more robust than most people think, and providing you protect the lens surfaces you normally don't need much to keep it safe. Padding Put the camera ...
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

Question asks for opinions, but the answer can be subjective and still be on spot. The first thing to consider when taking photos is your skill, not the camera. And unless it comes to professionals ...
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What do you do with your camera clock time in relation to time zones?

With regards to EXIF v2.31 (p49) time-zone integration (2016) and XMP time-zone guidelines (p34) it might make sense to look at this problem once more. Local time is important especially in the human-...
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Should I borrow a wider or more narrow zoom lens for a trip to Antarctica?

Unless you anticipate shooting in very low light, the Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF has a lot of overlap with the 18-55mm kit lens you already have. It does have better optical image quality than ...
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How can a tripod be unstable?

You are severely underestimating both the effect of wind, and how quickly vibration is damped. Even on days you'd now classify as perfectly still the small wind will still shake unstable tripods. And ...
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How can a tripod be unstable?

Lots of great answers, just one point to stress out: tripod stability has very little to do with price. An old wooden geodetic tripod (provided you rig its head to fit a modern camera screw) will be ...
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Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3?

Your underlying problem seems to be how to take (better) photos quickly, not what camera you should get. While equipment can make more of a difference than some would like to believe, it seems you ...
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How to carry film through airports?

This question, and most answers, are more than 10 years old now, and the situation has changed in the meantime. Firstly, as has been said, don't put film in checked luggage. The scanners used for ...
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Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?

The one that can get the shot you want to take that the 50mm and the 16-35mm can't do. Until you understand what it is that you need your lens to do that your current lenses can't do you don't need a ...
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Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3?

From one of your comments: I only have the one lens that came with my Rebel T3 Assuming that's the 18-55 kit lens or something similar, this will be far more significant than the body or the brand ...
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

Don't be fooled by what others say about the kit lens. Sony has a reputation to live up too. The kit lens specifications has been chosen to provide a good entry level lens. Your best choice is to ...
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

It’s very subjective, if the kit lens is good or not. Most people can't tell the difference between a photos taken with a high quality lens and a fair one, only the really bad lenses stands out for ...
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How to fly with gear that weighs more than the maximum allowed for carry-on luggage?

I've asked a more or less similar question on Travel StackExchange a month ago, but didn't get a helpful answer. The answer is not as obvious as one would think as there is almost no info on actual ...
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How can a tripod be unstable?

A light tripod with a heavy camera on top is rather top heavy. This makes it more inclined to wobble from the slightest side force. I have a rather heavy lens and walk quite long distances with ...
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Is Canon 50mm f/1.2 with Canon EOS 80D suitable for portraits, landscapes, travel/nightlife photography?

Beyond the fact that any 50mm is probably too long for a single lens solution on an APS-C camera for landscape and travel photography: The EF 50mm f/1.2 L is designed for a very specific purpose: ...
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What are my photography options if I cannot travel or I'm forced to stay at home?

To the individuals who complain there is nothing to photo at home: there is! Most of the photographers spend their whole lives investigating studio photography, all things considered. There is a lot ...
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How to fly with gear that weighs more than the maximum allowed for carry-on luggage?

First of all, airlines rarely weigh carry-on luggage. In hundreds of flights taken in 56 countries, I have only had my carry-on luggage weighed twice. Both times it was overweight but I came prepared. ...
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What should I look for in a film to take photos in India?

I'll buck the trend and say "whatever film you normally use". The last thing you want to be doing on a trip like this is experimenting. Also, if you do choose one of the contrasted/more saturated ...
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Is Canon 50mm f/1.2 with Canon EOS 80D suitable for portraits, landscapes, travel/nightlife photography?

I'm using a Canon 80D aswell, bought the 50mm 1.8 and found it way to narrow almost every time. I recently got the sigma 18-35mm 1.8 and it's my go to lens now. I would advise you to buy cheaper ...
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Is Canon 50mm f/1.2 with Canon EOS 80D suitable for portraits, landscapes, travel/nightlife photography?

If you have to ask if it's the right lens for you, it probably isn't. I know a lot of tutorial articles and videos on youtube will talk up a 50mm prime like it's the greatest thing ever, but they're ...
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