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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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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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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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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 camera technology that detects if an object is still?
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I do believe that type of technology would be irrelevant in a camera as all you need to do to freeze action is increase the shutter speed. You may also need the help of a flash to go along with the ...

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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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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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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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What could cause severe under-exposure when using a Canon 5D Mark III with Speedlite 600EX-RT with Evaluative E-TTL2 metering?
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One possibility is that you started firing off shorts before the flash was ready. It has happened to me before and makes the images severely underexposed. It happens if the battery power is low or ...

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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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How do I change settings on the fly without missing my shots?
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I've a Canon 5D MII and what I do it preset all the custom modes (C1, C2 & C3) ahead of time. For example, I set C1 to be used along with a tripod, so I would set ISO to be L, with mirror lockup,...

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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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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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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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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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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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Does the meter in the Canon AE-1 work well?
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Use the sunny-16 rule to test how accurate the meter is. from Wikipedia: "On a sunny day set aperture to f/16 and shutter speed to the reciprocal of the ISO film speed for a subject in direct ...

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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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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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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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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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Where are in camera ratings on the Canon 5D MkIII stored?
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According to this the Ratings and RatingPercent tags are not part of EXIF 2.3 specifications but can co-exists with EXIF tags. I figured out from my machine that Windows 7 uses this but I do not have ...

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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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What do I need to take better landscapes and low light sports photos?
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For Free: Are you focusing properly? Take continuous pictures, chances of getting a sharp image increases. Increase your ISO speed at the expense of noise. Cheap: Get a tripod for landscape, ...

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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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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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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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