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How do I capture the milky way?
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Use the maximum aperture. Shutter Speed: Use the 600/(focal length * crop Factor) rule so as to not see the star trails in your picure (Refer here in section 3. Camera settings). For your 19mm lens ...

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How to test actual focal length?
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There is a mathematical / measurement method to calculate the effective focal length of a lens by measuring its angle of view. The formula for angle of view is given as To calculate effective ...

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Night Sky Time Lapse Photography
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Aperture: Use the maximum aperture (F1.8 if possible) Shutter Speed: Use the 600/(focal length * crop Factor)rule so as to not see star trails (Refer here in section 3. Camera settings). ISO: Highest ...

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How can I rotate photos of furniture a few degrees in photoshop?
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The easiest solution is always the simplest! Borrow or rent a good looking chair from one of yor friends. Put it in the house your friend is selling and take a picture... It would all be done in a ...

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Long exposure on Canon 60D
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You can use Magic Lantern for Canon 60D to set the bulb timer for very long exposures (up to 8h). I've personally done this for upto a minute in this photo. Here is the link to Magic Lantern

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Is there a way to make the Canon 7D warn when a lens is not in Auto Focus mode?
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Why don't you set the mode to be manual focus and put a colored tape over the AF/MF button while you are using it and so when you return the lens, the tape will be an in your face reminder to change ...

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What settings should I use to photograph aurora borealis with a wide angle f/4 lens?
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I could make an educated guess.. Consider this picture, its EXIF data says exposed for 5 sec @ f2.8 at ISO 1600, ignoring the focal length and considering that you said most articles recommend ...

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Why are some of my photos coming out almost completely purple?
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From the Exif Info, The normal photo has exposure 1/60s, ISO 80 and f4.9 without flash, focal length 13.6mm. The purple one has exposure 1/60s, ISO 1000 and f5.9 with flash, focal length 33mm. This ...

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Travel / Hiking tripod recommendation
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I own a Dolica 62-Inch Tripod and I'm very happy using it. It is able to hold 13.2 lbs lightweight: 2.4 lb. (including the ballhead that comes with it) Costs CDN$ 63.53. Maximum height: 60 ...

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How do I choose a lens to photograph the Milky Way?
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I captured this image using a Samyang 14mm lens on a Canon 5D II. The Samyang is a manual focus lens so just make sure you set the proper focus especially when you are working in the dark. I had ...

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Why are some ISO numbers greyed out on my Canon 7D Mark II?
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Check advanced options to see if ISO step is in 1... if it is, change it to 1/2 or 1/3 as needed.

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Why will all of my pictures on my memory card not download?
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Did you shoot some pics in RAW by any chance? If so they may not be recognized. Check and see if you have any *.CR2 (I believe that this is the extension for Canon RAW files) files on your memory ...

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How can I create a map with GPS data from EXIF?
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Gpicsync is an open source software that can run in Windows, Linux, or Mac OS. It includes a tool to export your geotagged pictures into a KMZ file. You can then use this KMZ file to create a map in ...

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Galapagos vacation — what photo gear should I take?
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If you are a looking to take pictures that you would later like to sell, then go for all the big and heavy Canon L lenses. If you are going to be shooting as an amateur who enjoys photography, I ...

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Does the Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS offer significant benefit over the Canon EF-S 18-55mm?
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Referred from here Changes compared to the non-IS versions The new IS lens is slightly longer than the NON IS (70mm vs 66mm) The front element is larger in diameter (44mm vs 37mm) The three elements ...

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Why do images taken with a Nikon D3100 get cut off?
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It could be a problem with your memory card. Some cameras allow you to take a picture without a memory card and review it for a short time. Try to see if you can do it and see if the image looks ok. ...

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How do I find a trustworthy online Nikon retailer in Canada?
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Living in Toronto, I've shopped for camera's and lenses from B&H and Adorama and I'd no problem with either one of them. While shopping from B&H, you will have the option to pay import taxes ...

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Is it usual that a narrow aperture gives a darker picture in aperture priority mode?
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The ISO for both pictures is the same: 100 F-stop are f/3.5 and f/18: i.e. 4 2/3 stops shutter speed is 1/1250 and 1/60: i.e 4 1/3 of a stop. So the exposure value for the two pictures are not the ...

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How to take photos of large groups (over 100 people)?
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Bring a tripod Use a wide angle prime lens or wide angle zoom lens which is not soft or distorted at the extremes. A normal prime less would be acceptable if you are able to fit your subject on the ...

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Is the Canon 7D a good upgrade from the Rebel XS?
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My advice to you is that it is not the body that matters, it is the lens. If you end up buying a 7D for appx $1500 or even a 60D for appx $900, you will end up feeling like you want to upgrade to a ...

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Why doesn't my tripod ball head fit properly on the legs any more?
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I just figured out why it happened. It turns out the thread on the ball head got pushed inside (for whatever reason) and so, the screw on the legs could not fit properly.

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Which ND filter should I get for daytime bokeh-effect on video?
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Consider the Sunny 16 Rule. i.e. on a sunny day with Aperture of f/16 and ISO of 100, you need to set shutter speed of 1/100 s to get proper exposure. So in your case, compared to the Sunny 16 ...

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Can I use a FD lens + extender with Canon EOS mount?
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I Googled online for an answer and also asked some people at the local camera store if they had any idea. I came to know that Canon has two 2x FD extenders FD 2X-A and FD 2X-B. Apparently FD 2X-A ...

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Double exposures straight to a memory card?
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If you are taking pictures using the built in HDR mode, the camera takes multiple images and then combines them. This could potentiality result in some ghosting.

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Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
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Samsung has a new Android based compact camera, the Galaxy Camera. Using this camera, you should be able to logon to Google play and download Android apps for Secure file deletion. I've not tried ...

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Where can I find a "bulb ramping" intervalometer which will work with a Canon T3i?
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Magic Lantern for Canon T3i has support for Bulb Ramping and Intervalometer. Personally I do use Magic Lantern on my 60D and had no problems with it but I have not tried those features yet. Magic ...

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Does the same aperture at a shorter focal length allow for faster shutter speeds?
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No, exposure comprises of three sides: Aperture, Shutter and ISO. Read: Exposure Triangle. If you are somehow able to frame the same image in 24mm, 70mm or even 200mm, the light from the scene to ...

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How to take a picture with subject in focus but with a circular light-trace effect around it?
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This is how I think It could be done. 1. Set camera to bulb mode. So that the shutter stays open as long as the shutter button is pressed. 2. Set flash to fire either at the first / second curtain. 3....

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When I change the EV compensation, how will that affect my aperture, shutter speed, or ISO?
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0 EV = f/1 at ISO 100 for shutter speed of 1 sec. See here. f/2 is 2 stops less than f/1 = 2EV ISO 1000 is appx. 3 1/3 stops more than ISO 100 = -3 1/3 EV Shutter speed of 1/40 is ...

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How to remember to change settings when I pick up my camera?
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What I do is to check the Exposure level Indicator on the viewfinder while composing the image to see if the final image would under-exposed or over-exposed before I take the picture.

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