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Jerry Coffin
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55 votes

What is the difference between a pentaprism and a pentamirror?

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Why aren't all viewfinders 100%?

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Why no zoom lenses with a maximum aperture wider than f/2.8?

38 votes

Why don't DSLRs come equipped with "classic" focusing screens (split prism, etc)?

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What is the 18% gray tone, and how do I make a 18% gray card in Photoshop?

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What is moiré? How can we avoid it?

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Why would I want to select an autofocus point?

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What is the depth-of-field preview button on my DSLR supposed to show me?

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Why should my last post-processing step be sharpening?

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Do smaller apertures provide more depth of field past the diffraction limit, even if peak sharpness suffers?

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Does black and white photography still make sense?

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Why use a small aperture when trying to see sensor dust?

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Could my lens be damaged after being used as burning glass?

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How can I make short people look taller in photographs?

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Is there a noticeable difference in image quality between Micro Four Thirds and APS-C entry-level DSLR cameras?

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How do constant aperture zoom lenses work?

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Cameras using mirrors instead of lenses?

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Is it possible to convert a film SLR to digital?

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How do I unwind a roll of film?

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Why are some zoom lenses "soft" at either end of the focal length range?

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Are there high-class photographers that never use editing software?

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How compatible are my old Nikon lenses?

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How can I make colorful, "saturated" photos like this example?

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Are all kit lenses poor? (And if so, why?)

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Do different "Picture styles" affect RAW output?

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Can one tell, just by looking at a picture, if it's a sunset or a sunrise?

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Japanese camera and lens naming conventions

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Any good alternatives to Lightroom for PC users?

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Does changing the focal length change focus?

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What is decentering?

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