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How to best explain that you are taking pictures in a space for practice reasons?

9 votes
2 answers
574 views

Can any MFT lenses be turned into a practical object-space telecentric macro lens by reversing?

7 votes
1 answer
219 views

1960s-1990s third party lenses - why was the "lowest tier" cheaper to make?

5 votes
1 answer
158 views

What kind of lenses with a "slightly different diffraction behaviour" were used in "large format photography in the 1980s"?

5 votes
2 answers
358 views

dB ratings for sensor SNR, what do they specify exactly?

5 votes
1 answer
124 views

In an image with camera shake and a point light source, can the shape of the point light source be used to practically reduce the shake significantly?

4 votes
1 answer
90 views

Are LED Panels/Lightboxes intended for "animation" usable for photographic purposes?

4 votes
1 answer
164 views

Why do CCTV and pro camcorder lenses often have vignettes, and apertures that can be fully closed?

4 votes
3 answers
302 views

How commonly do constant-aperture manual zooms actually influence the aperture mechanically when zooming?

3 votes
1 answer
224 views

Rainbow flare effect on Industar 50-2

3 votes
1 answer
113 views

Mechanical adapters for mirrorless cameras - would aperture setting feedback even THEORETICALLY be possible?

3 votes
2 answers
208 views

Are bokeh (ball) shapes a result of vignette or aperture action?

3 votes
4 answers
163 views

Do strongly vignetted parts of a lens imaging circle gain depth of field?

3 votes
2 answers
607 views

Can motorized "panorama/timelapse" tripod heads be used as astro trackers?

2 votes
2 answers
81 views

Are guide number rules still valid over unusually high distances?

2 votes
1 answer
423 views

Are internal focusing primes actually uncompensated varifocal lenses?

2 votes
0 answers
57 views

Were there ways to deal with distortion in the darkroom ages? [duplicate]

2 votes
1 answer
93 views

Is adapting legacy TTL flashes to digital-ready TTL systems technically or just marketing/no-one-bothers-impossible?

2 votes
1 answer
116 views

Will a split prism indicator still work if installed well off center?

2 votes
1 answer
169 views

Are "moustache" distortions in rectilinear ultrawides the result of a fisheye+pincushion construction?

2 votes
1 answer
106 views

Is ROHS environmental theater the reason some lenses are only available as manual focus versions?

2 votes
3 answers
1k views

Are any of the common third-party flash systems with radio-trigger capability inofficially multi-platform?

2 votes
1 answer
10k views

Is an M42-to-Nikon F adapter with focus to infinity really mechanically impossible or just dangerous?

2 votes
4 answers
989 views

Why do moon shots bring out the worst in telephoto lenses?

2 votes
1 answer
84 views

In 2019, do any OSS/IBIS implementations offer some degree of subject tracking?

1 vote
1 answer
370 views

Are front lens focusing and unit focusing equivalent in triplet/tessar style lenses?

1 vote
2 answers
104 views

Good way to make a standard camera strap attachable to Godox TT850 and clones?

1 vote
2 answers
528 views

Is 24MP actually matched to Full-HD Resolution when factoring in the differences on how pixels are defined?

1 vote
1 answer
438 views

Are there any travel tripods with spring loaded opening?

1 vote
1 answer
428 views

Antique tripods with no leg spread stops - what is the reason and way to use?