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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?
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Send it to a data-recovery company. If you're lucky, the only damage is to the internal wiring of the card. A data-recovery company will be able to open up the card, pull out the memory chips, and ...

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Are there fake Canon cameras?
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A common "scam" is to offer the camera body for a very low price, and then make up the difference by charging high prices for everything else. You say the offer is for "5D III + 24-105 L lens for ...

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Difference between USB mass storage mode, and MTP or PTP mode
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USB mass storage is exactly what it sounds like: your camera presents its storage to the computer as a removable drive. This means you can poke around in parts of the storage the camera would really ...

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What distance should there be between two shots for a stereogram?
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It depends on the effect you want. If you want a natural view, the separation between the images should be about 6.5 cm/2.5 inches, equal to the distance between the average person's eyes. However, ...

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Aperture and field of view - percepted by eye vs camera
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This is because of differences in how your eyes and your camera work. In your camera, the rear element of the lens is the final optical element before the image is formed. The aperture iris is ...

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What is the difference between cheaper and more expensive ND filters?
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A high-priced neutral-density filter will have optical-grade glass in a metal frame, with a multi-layer anti-reflective coating. At the cheap end, you'll have a plastic filter in a plastic frame, ...

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Should my collection of older Pentax lenses be a deciding factor in my first DSLR purchase?
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The lenses you have all appear to use the original Pentax K-mount. Modern Pentax cameras lack the mechanical stop-down coupler the K-mount lenses were designed for, meaning the camera cannot detect ...

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How do you focus a shot with an IR/UV passfilter?
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There are basically two ways to do this: Autofocus works properly with an IR-pass filter in place, as does auto-assisted manual focus (you turn the focus ring, the camera tells you if things are in ...

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How to shoot photo with the sun fully surrounding foreground subject
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The composition is easy: a long telephoto lens in the 1000mm-1500mm range (full-frame equivalent) will have the sun just about completely fill the image. Composing safely is another matter entirely. ...

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Photo moons of Saturn
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If you don't have a star-tracking tracking mount on a tripod, it's very "maybe". Using a Pentax K100D, a 500mm F/8 lens, and a 1.5x teleconverter, I took the following picture of Saturn using ISO ...

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What are the dangers of removing a lens while the camera is on?
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The manual for my camera (a Pentax K100D) states that you should turn the camera off to prevent possible damage to the autofocus motor: if you bump the shutter-release button while changing the lens, ...

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