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>simple questions
>dumb questions
>noob questions
>pro questions
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>>3056078
when someone leaves a note no your windshield looking to buy your car, how much do you ask for over the going price?
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>>3056079
depends how open you are to selling it
>not very open
3-5k over
>very open
1k over

chances are he's hoping for a bargain
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>bought canon eos 1200d
>bought canon ef-s 24mm f.28 lens
>aim is to shoot the aurora

"Remember to take all filters off the lenses prior to shooting, including a UV filter, or you will end up with an undesirable aberration on all your images."

do lens coming with filters already on them? i thought that was something you had to add.
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>>3056080
>depends how open you are to selling it
just got all the maintenance issues of owning an older "luxury" shitbox under control so not a motivated seller. could get something newer but wouldnt be fully loaded with leather heated seats and shit.
>very open
also broke as shit in my final year at uni
its getting harder to be the blue collar slob trying to blend in with the trust fund kiddies
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I recently took an interest in photography after shooting with my parent's camera during summer vacation (I'm still in high school). I recently bought an Olympus Trip 35 because I like film photography and want to start from basics.
What are your shooting tips? It's a pretty simple camera, so I was thinking of bringing with me wherever I go to snap cool shots as I see them. I was planning on making a little "High School" series of photographs sort of chronicling the experience before I graduate.
Also, I shot a few rolls, and although some were good, a lot of pictures were blurry, even though I checked the focus ring. Any suggestions for that?

Anyways, thanks for the help, any input is greatly appreciated?
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>>3056088
My biggest tip would be to literally just shoot. Fuck up shots and learn from your mistakes, that's all you can really do.
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My 32RH transmission on my 4.0L '97 TJ lurches every time I put it under initial load (as in, shift from neutral to reverse or drive). What's the deal? Is my transmission mount crooked? Is it a suspension problem?
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>>3056101

(2/2) Found both of these on some urban exploring page on Tumblr

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>>3056103

What type of photography is this? (1/2)
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>>3056105
Its just out of focus images of nothing.
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What filter can I use if there is a lot of haze/smog I want to make clearer?
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>>3056207
A polarising filter could cut the reflected light from the smog but i'm not exactly sure.
Theres a dehaze feature in lightroom, you could also try doing multiple/long exposures if the smog is intermittent and blending the differences.
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>>3056207
Black and white with a yellow or red filter to remove blue. With digital you're kind of fucked, but Lightroom's dehaze brush can work miracles in some instances like anon said.

>>3056098
Change the blinker fluid
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>>3056078
ohh a drifting thread
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>>3056103
>>3056105
Millions of images like this under the hashtag 'bokeh' on the various social and picture aggregator sites.
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Is it better to shoot sports in in JPEG? In other words, is the faster shooting speed worth the quality drop?
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>>3056992
If your prints don't need to be bigger than a magazine than yes
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what's the Nikon gold ring actually made of?
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>>3057011
actual 18k gold. the L from Canon's lens are just red ink.
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>>3057011
this needs a serious answer
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>>3057022
yes but the secret ingredient in the red ink is the blood of a sacrificed Canon factory service center technician
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>>3057027
Now I get the why they are so slow even for a minor clean up
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>>3057011

actual gold
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>>3056078
not sure if this counts as /gear/ so i'll post here:

pls halp me pick a laptop, /p/

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>>3057150
pls
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>>3057150
Dell is only headache. Asus is good. just buy you a Mac.
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>>3057366
do you think it is "better" to edit photos on a 4K/UHD display than a 1080p/FHD display? i haven't found a consensus one way of the other; it's about 50/50 saying it's really helpful or just a meme
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>>3057366
>just buy you a Mac.
t. gullible brand whore
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Where the fuck is last years photo book.
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At racing events, there's usually a separate fenced off area between the spectator accessible areas and the track limits, as well as a few small elevated grandstands. These areas are for photographers, paying a heavy premium to get access to a few specifically located fence cutouts and elevated areas that all the other photographers paying this premium get.

The last race I went to, Long Beach GP, entry was around $60, and the photo pass entry was $290. There's hundreds of these photographers, and they're all walking around with a huge amount of gear.

My question is who the fuck are these people? I'm guessing there's a few amateurs in the mix, and I'm guessing the different racing series each have a few photographers, the track probably has it's own photographers, teams probably have a photographer every now and then, but it seems like there's a lot of photographers out there that I haven't accounted for. Are there a lot more hobbyists than I expect doing this?
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I've been considering getting in to photography for a couple of months now, in that time I've seriously considered getting a Contax T2 as I've loved what I've seen from it. I've mostly just been watching and reading tutorials as I'm essentially a beginner. Do you guys have any recommendations starting with film? Any required readings or useful videos to watch on photography in general? I'll mostly be doing street shooting.
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with a full frame or crop sensor is there ever a time it benefits you to go over f11?
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>>3057590
Street tracks are different in that the amount of space is limited. Go to any of the real road courses, especially the older ones, and you can get barrier-side spectator areas that are only a few feet removed from where the media stand. And there's no need to fight over elbow room either: you can stand wherever you'd like, and there's plenty of space for everyone.

LBGP is easily accessible for most people though, so you'll see a lot of them crowding around.
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>>3057683
try shooting macro or product with f11. so much shallow dof
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>>3057683

Sometimes you need more depth of field.
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>>3057150
Dell XPS my man
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>>3057369
I would personally go the 4K, more real estate in PS since the PS panels on all sides are smaller. Try editing in 1080p vs 720p mode.
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Canon EOS 450D + Canon EF 28-90mm or Canon 1100D + 18-55mm?
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>>3057366
Spot the clueless mci.
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Some questions from someone completely new to the hobby:

>do you guys ever use the automatic mode of taking pictures?

>the selection of lenses is quite overwhelming and I don't know what to look for. How do you guys choose the lens depending on the type of photos you want to take?

>do you keep your dslr with you at all times? If not, do you specifically take some time each week to go out just to look for good places for photos?

Thanks.
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>>3058040
>do you guys ever use the automatic mode of taking pictures?
No lol. Aperture priority is best for dynamic settings. Manual if you're doing landscapes or long exposure crap.
>the selection of lenses is quite overwhelming and I don't know what to look for. How do you guys choose the lens depending on the type of photos you want to take?
A google search will get you many blog posts about choosing your first few lenses, if you have none. If your camera came with some kit lenses, use those until you figure out what you want to do, then buy lenses specific to your needs. Don't spend money you don't need to.
>do you keep your dslr with you at all times? If not, do you specifically take some time each week to go out just to look for good places for photos?
I usually keep mine in my car in case of impromptu trips to interesting places. Otherwise, I try to schedule trips with one or two photog friends a few times a month.

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>>3056088
Analyze your shots too. Compare them to photos that you really like. Dont be like me and over-research everything
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>>3057739
I second dis.
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How far can an s7's camera take me?

Pic related

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D700: cop or not?
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>>3056088
when shooting film document the conditions (light) and camera settings, so you can get to know what settings to use depening on the scene
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>>3058219
I've seen people respond to this kid but is everyone dumb the Olympus trip is 100% auto. You just point and shoot.
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>at /p/'s suggestion bought a canon eos 1200d
>bought a ef-s f2.8 24mm lens
>aim to shoot aurora
>none around atm
>practice shooting night sky

what is wrong with this picture? how can i get the stars more in focus? hints and tips please. i'll throw up a picture

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>>3058040
>Auto
I use manual but I believe the last strawpoll on the subject had an overwhelming majority of /p/ users on aperture priority.

>Lens
Find pictures you like, figure out what they where shot on - grab the closest thing you can afford.

>Habits
Shoot something everyday is what they say, even if its just a cellphone shot of a houseplant.

I keep a chinese action cam in my bag when I don't feel like dragging around my big camera.
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shouild i buy a6000? with 35mm f1.8?
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i think the moon phase kinda fucked me a bit. was hoping to get more stars, also i now realise i need to go further out to really escape the light pollution.

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>>3058227
no
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sup fellas

i'm currently majoring in multimedia production and took an interest in photography

i just got out of an internship and i'm pretty much broke, currently looking for a job that pays a minimum wage. i know some of the basics of photography and how to handle a semi professional camera like the likes of nikon d3300 and a canon t4i (which is the one my friend has the the one we use in class, respectively). so I have 3 cameras in mind: the nikon D3300 which I'm used to and took a couple of good shots (which costs BRL 2K, the body + a 18-55mm lens), a T5 for 1,6k with also a 18-55mm lens and the T5i for 2,2k, same lens.

the thing is, even though the T5 and T5i boasts the same image quality and a couple of differences in its body, the D3300 is better than a T5 and cheaper than a T5i, even though the T5i it's more of a favorite.

which one should I buy?

even though the T5i is more expensive, i'd be willing to buy it if it means that I won't be having to change cameras once I get further into photography, professionally.
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>>3058276
>and the one we use
fix'd
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I feel like a dick, but this just sold for 250 usd on a local student art site.. Not a art student, but I feel like that power lines add nothing and it's not in focus.. Perhaps I don't get it or someone wants to support student art
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>>3058299
Said photo

>>3058276
Have you looked into used mirrorless cameras? If you want 4k they'd be your best bet or a used canon 70D

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>>3058300
i've never trusted used tech-goods, specially cameras in regards to lens conservation and clicks amount.
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>>3058303
btw. like I said, price is of matter since i'll be making a minimum wage and a 70D is just too much expensive
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>>3058305
B&H and KAH are both excellent places to buy used gear with that come with warranties along with being heavily checked. I got my Leica M2 through B&H and it was as under rated in condition.
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>>3058326
i'm sorry, I'm brazilian. i'm sure those stores are out of my league
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>>3058300
lmao the powerline that goes right through the horizon
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>Full Frame
>Everyone talks about it
W-What is it and why is it important
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>>3058330
And it sold for 250 bucks...Sadly it gets worse with the others.. I can't even.. But this was a great push to sell prints with the tagline of me being a student...
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>>3058331
muh sensor size
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>>3058331
It means the sensor is the same size as a standard 35mm film frame.

It's important because most old lenses and most modern professional level lenses were made to cover exactly this size.

The only drawback is that they are more expensive than smaller sensors.
But the differences are getting smaller as technology advances.
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Is Canon's autofocus better?
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Anybody can recommend a good monitor for photo editing etc under 250euro?
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>>3058225
>how can i get the stars more in focus?
make a Bahtinov mask for your lens and focus on a bright star with live view at maximum magnification
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Crop freely or by aspect ratio? I've always cropped autistically by aspect ratio when working with digital, but recently attended a darkroom course and realized that 1) chances are you're gonna crop from 3:2 because paper has different dimensions and 2) you're probably getting ballpark ratios at most if you crop

So has my autism been stupid all along?
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>>3058564
For very moderate crops, such as to compensate for viewfinder inaccuracy and optical crappiness towards the edges, I try to retain the aspect ratio. If I'm discarding lots of stuff because of being at minimum focus distance or something, I usually prefer 1:1 just because it looks better on wide screens than portrait orientation does.

Your problem is making up a stupid rule and then following it like it meant something. So yeah, clever people don't try to avoid walking on a crack on the sidewalk.
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Can I get "roll thread" picture please.
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I don't understand nothing about photos, camera and other things.
I want to build drone to spy people, normally drones are equipped with gopro clones, which have wide view. So, if I want to spy on people, I'd need a different kind of camera, right? Something with a tight lens or a bigger focal distance.
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TIFFS !!
what image viewer do you guys use for previews of big TIFF files ?
i like to browse the film scann tiffs then open on ps etc.
what can you recommend me ? windows 7 OS
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>>3059177
>bigger focal length
you can look up google for focal lenght comparisons

>>3058394
idk maybe dell ? dell is always good i believe

>>3058387
all DSLR autofocus are good/ fast
but the cameras are getting shit. if you're not shooting nascar then get any camera with decent af speed

also need this to be answered pls
>>3059257
>>3059257
>>3059257
>>3059257
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>>3058331

It's important to help reduce noise in comparison to a comparable crop sensor.

Also the same FOV on a crop sensor will have more distortion than on a full frame since the focal length will be shorter. This is important for portraiture and architecture mainly, however I'd say it's just important full stop.

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>>3059288
>Also the same FOV on a crop sensor will have more distortion than on a full frame since the focal length will be shorter.

This is wrong.

Focal length doesn't cause distortion, subject distance does.
Same FOV means same subject distance so same distortion.
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>>3059257
Haven't tried it with TIFFs, but FastStone is very fast with (big) raw images and I'd imagine with TIFFs as well.
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>>3059177
I doubt you'll have much luck with a telephoto lens on a drone.
The image will be extremely shaky and hard to aim.
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>>3058387
>Is Canon's autofocus better?

High-end Canons and Nikons are very closely matched.
Maybe Canon's high-end is a fraction better but it's barely noticeable.

The difference between high-end and low-end models of either brands is much bigger.
There are also considerable differences between generations.

ie: camera model matters far more than brand.
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>>3059291

If we are referring to the comparison of sensor formats in relation to optical distortion to somebody who has no clue - it is simply easier to explain it in these simple terms.

Also you yourself are confusing angle of view and field of view. They are different. Angle of view is in relation to the lens only. Field of view is determined by the camera and lens combination.

>>3058331

https://photographylife.com/equivalent-focal-length-and-field-of-view/

Read this if you really care.
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>>3059303
>f we are referring to the comparison of sensor formats in relation to optical distortion to somebody who has no clue - it is simply easier to explain it in these simple terms.
Your words are pure disinformation. Same FOV never leads to perspective difference regardless of focal length. Reread your bullshit pls.
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>>3056078
What's the best way to compress raw image files?
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>>3059380
Convert to DNG with small or no thumbnail. It can be both lossy and lossless and it does not even look extremely lossy in lossy mode.
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How do I photograph my son's birthday cake in a pleasing way?

It just looks boring and waxy. I swear, it's a delicious ice cream cake.

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>>3059399

No flash, my man.

Also, don't let your son play with barbies or else he'll grow up into a queer.
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>>3059400
I didn't use the flash. I just put it next to a luxo lamp.

My son was conceived to Hatsune Miku music, so her presence on the cake is meaningful.
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>>3059401
use a natural light my friend, also try looking up for a reference in google
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>>3059399
>How do I photograph my son's birthday cake in a pleasing way?
Use backdrop, arrange lighting builbs manually to your taste - no ceiling bulb!
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>>3059404
Well, it's nighttime now. So, in the morning, I guess.

Thank you for all the advice. I want the family to be impressed when they see it.
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>>3059400
What? He should use the flash because it's dark??
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>>3059417

then use natural light. front flash just makes everything look extra shiny and greasy. it's the worst possible lighting for food.

the best possible is a north-facing window with a silver reflector to add fill light.
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>>3059419
>silver reflector
I'm too ghetto for this. Should I just put a lamp behind the thing?
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>>3059431

aluminum foil works extremely well. don't use a lamp because it'll have a different color cast than the blue light coming from the sky.
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>>3059433
Bless. I'm going to get a good picture now, I think!
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>>3059392
TY anon
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>>3059399
This is a boy cake? Wtf?
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hey /p/ shooting film for a long time, just into DSLR a couple months ago and the photos look flat as hell so i shot in RAW this past week and now i need to get photo processing software to finish my photos up.

>is adobe creative cloud worth getting?
>or just lightroom?
>should i/ where to torrent?
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>>3059486
Of course.
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>>3056081
No.yes.
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>>3056207
A facemask would filter the smoke away, try that
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>>3057573
Up ur ass turn right
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>>3058300
Yeah fucking modern art nonsense and all that
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>>3059303
You are wrong pls focal length means no shit to distortion, phone cameras have focal lengths of a few mm yet are perfectly fine.
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>>3059399
Ur son will browse 4chan all day just like his old man
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>>3059515
Thank you.
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Are there any tips to choosing a color filter for B&W tography? I lack vision, they all look good/bad to me :[

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My parents gave me their Olympus OM-D E-M5 ii since it's gathering dust, and I'm looking to get better and learn more about photography.

Is it good for a beginner? Is it awful in general? Why/Why not? Should I be looking at a non-stock lens if I'm going to be using it primarily for street photography?

Thanks in advance!

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>>3059523

That's because it's a shit photo with a limited color range.

Red is for that dramatic dark sky effect that so many artsy black and white photos have. Yellow and orange have a similar effect, just with different intensity.

Blue looks like shit 90% of the time but can make for dramatic portraits of crinkly brown people, and of architecture and shit at dusk.

Green is instant art and is pretty much the best one to use in most scenarios.
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>>3059603
wow you're right anon, green is bottom left

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>>3056105
>>3056318

>tfw posted an experimental bokeh picture like this on Instagram
>first picture I had someone ask me for a print of
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>>3059584
Just use it.
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>>3059584
/p/ will shit on it for using a Micro Four-Thirds sensor ('cause memes, mostly), but it's a pretty good camera. probably a little complicated for someone completely new to photography, but ask your parents for the manual or download it online and just go out and shoot and you'll learn what all the buttons and dials do fairly quickly.

what kind of lens did it come with? and if you didn't already know, m43 cameras have a crop factor of 2x, so a 25mm lens on your Oly will be equivalent to a 50mm lens Full Frame/35mm camera (which is the default when people write or refer to focal lengths)
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>>3057150
Middle, ssd will make it fast as hell, especially opening, importing and exporting.
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>>3056992

You mean, faster write speed to disk? Your shutter speed determines the shooting speed. Get a 1066x card, write speed becomes a non-issue unless you're shooting 15+ shots in a burst
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What are my snapshits worth? A regional car club wants to use my pictures in their bimonthly magazine. Is it worth trying to wrangle money out of them, or would it be better to get exclusive access or other intangibles instead?
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>>3059639
Oh yeah, gonna use the shit out of it even if everyone thinks terrible.

>>3059647
What effect will the crop factor have on pictures? Will it just mean that certain focal lengths will look different than on other camera bodies?

I'm not entirely certain how to describe lenses, but its 12-50mm and has options between manual zoom and electronic zoom as well as a macro option.
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I only have one battery for my D610. Is it worth it to buy Nikon batteries, or are generic batteries ok? Its like 50$ for a nikon battery from my local store, or 20$ for STK battery from amazon.
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>>3060628
It's generally OK. You might have slightly less actual capacity than Nikon batteries, but you can usually pick up 2 off brand ones for the same price as 1 Nikon. Pick the well reviewed brand, Wasabi or Watson or similar, and it shouldn't melt your camera or anything.

I think you can get 2 wasabis with a double charger for $70 in the states. Jelly as fug leaf here.
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>>3060635
I'll get you a set and mail them to you, canadiabro
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>>3057369
Just make sure it's matte and IPS.
Especially on a laptop because you won't be able to control reflections everywhere.
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>>3059502

You can change the way your DSLR makes JPEG's.
Make them as vivid as you like.
With Nikon it's called "picture control" not sure about other brands.

If you do want to shoot raw, then Lightroom is definitely the best program to start with.
Maybe add Photoshop later on if you want to do heavy editing.

Darktable is the best free alternative, but it's not as good and doesn't run on Windows only OSX and GNU+Linux.
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What post processing software should I get? Also I dont plan on buying it
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>>3060663
DCRaw + vim.
Just convert to text format and edit the pixel values.

Do it, freetard.
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>>3060087
>What effect will the crop factor have on pictures?
Practically nothing, unless you are planning to adapt full frame lenses to use on your Olympus.

If I was you, I'd just stick to lenses made for m43. Olympus and Panasonic make some good ones, and some third-party lenses are out there, too, but they aren't as common as for other formats.
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I bought an old canon zoom lens and it's not the cleanest. Is there a way to open up canon lenses to clean them?

How does stuff even get inside of them anyway?
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the photo attached was taken about 30 years ago by my mom. it has been our family's "ghost" picture. i recently discovered it again as i hadn't seen it since i was around 10. i'm 33 now.

question: not saying it's of a ghost, would just like to know what could have created this image of the shadowy figure? it's not a double exposure cause i found the negative and there's no other person on either side of the negative. everything seems blurry, i'm thinking maybe somebody was moving when accidentally took picture. when picture was taken, my mom swears nobody else was in the room with her.

any ideas? thanks.

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>>3060832
Spooky but cool as hell, those wispy bits are the best part.

I got no idea though
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>>3056078
How do I best avoid noise when taking a photo of landscapes? I've worked on some photos in LR to try and mitigate the noise but I'm not really satisfied. This picture in particular seems to maintain it's noise no matter what I try.

>This was taken literally my first ever trip out with a camera just starting out so please be as judgmental as possible as I'm all about improving

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>>3060835
thanks. yeah, i'm no photographer and have no idea what would have created that figure-like thing. it's been a family mystery.

i would really like to get to the bottom of it. i'm at the point where i would like the negative analyzed forensically to get some answer.
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>>3060866
Its probably a ghost. Go back to that room and take some pics
"they say she still sits in front of that window to this day... 30 years later..."
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>>3057011
Related question should I paint the gold ring around some of my cheap lenses for shits and giggles, and if yes, what paint to use
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so bought a second hand canon eos 1200d.
came with cds n' stuff
laptop has no cd's

how do i update the software on the camera? can't find a download for the eos utility thing, only updates. :/
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>>3060925
sorted. all g.
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How to get gud

I'm a super shitty beginner and my gf wants me to be better at taking photos, mostly of her

Here's a pic I took from my cp, how is it for a beginner?

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>>3060940
Do it for yourself. No matter what anyone says being "good" is entirely subjective if you like your picture.
Taking pictures of a significant other is very nice though and really all you have to do is probably make her look cute, dreamy, sexy, whatever and she will like it.
as for that pic.. its fine i guess if the exposure and lighting were better it would be fine too.. go out with an idea and take pics, it will help a lot more than just a random snap that meant nothing
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>>3060861
Play around with the settings, if you have a steady hand or tripod you could do bracketing.
or you could overexpose the sky a bit to get shadow details then bring the sky back in Lightroom with an adjustment brush dialing exposure down for that adjustment.

depends on the camera, mine seems to be better at recoverying shadows than highlights for example so I try not to overexpose too much.
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I always see people talking about DR when discussing cameras and having the ability to push 3-4 stops this and that. But who actually has to push their picture by 4 stops of light? Or is there something else a 4 stop DR sensor does better than a 2 stop DR sensor?
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I posted in /fgt/, but the thread died and the ony response was a super salty brandfaggotry shitposter.

So I have a bunch of MD lenses (fuck you, phillip reeve, for getting me hooked on manual lenses) and want an MD body.

Thinking an X-700 or X-500. How much should I spend? Is the motor drive worth it?
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>>3061067
I'd get a non-electronic Minolta desu, I had too many just die on me before. Currently using a SRT-101. It's fully manual but it has a built in light meter that's pretty reliable
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>>3060698
Thank you <3
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>>3061068

Whats shooting on the SRT-101 like?

I tried an X-500 before, and the thing I liked about it, was it showed both my selected shutterspeed and the metered shutterspeed in the viewfinder.

It would also warn me if my selected shutterspeed was too low for handheld shots.
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>>3061066
It's not the whole photo being pushed 4 stops, it's shadow detail being brought up 4 stops or whatever. It's the ability to shoot higher DR scenes with ETTR and push the dark areas until they're nice and visible. Yes, in most cases, you might only need 2 stops, but as with most things, more is better or at least nice to have.
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>>3061114
Exactly.

For me the high DR is mainly about preventing the skies from blowing out.
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>>3061102
yes the shutter speeds show in the viewfinder.

The camera does not warn you about the shutter speed for handheld shots, but that's not something that the camera can determine for you anyways desu.
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The camera on my phone sucks so I want to get a nice digital camera, would a first gen Ricoh be a good choice? I love how the b&w looks but how is color photography and low light? There's a first gen for 110 dollars on Craigslist in mint condition, is it worth picking up or should I talked the seller down? Thanks.
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>>3060832
double exposure
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>>3061354
buy a Sony a6300
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>>3061505
It's pretty pricey, how much better is it than the a6000 or Ricoh gr?
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I suck and I'm getting worse. I fucking love photography, and I know a lot about it, but I just fucking suck. All day I get inspired to photograph stuff and then when I do bring my camera with me I take nothing but shit. I've lived in the most ridiculously photogenic places and whenever I make all the effort to go out and capture them it's a gigantic waste of time.

I don't know what to do, I need someone who wants to go out togging with me I think. I just keep getting discouraged and don't take my camera out anymore. Help /p/
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>>3061653
iktfb

>I fucking love photography
this is all that really matters
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>>3061653
Quit and sell your gear to someone who isn't a whiny loser
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>>3056078
is it there are no speedbooster for nikon body to nikon lenses?
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>>3062201

Because speedboosters don't work like that.
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>>3062171
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>>3060940
Is that Philippines? mah nigga
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>>3062206
so if I really want a speedboster, then i must use a lens that is larger than the sensor?
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What are some good sites for LR presets that ain't all about imitating VSCO? I don't want to use presets other than my own, but often time I found myself curious about how people come with those effects.
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>>3062228

No, speedbosters require space.

You must use a camera with a mount that has a flange distance shorter than the mount of the lens you intend to use.
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>>3062246
ahh ok, so in theory, if I have a lens that has a longer flange distance than the nikon ones then it will work? checking from wikipedia, maybe a lens for pentax645 would work? (excluding the problem of adapting mount)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance
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>>3056078
is it a good idea to shoot at 60fps so I can lower it down to 24 or 30 if I ever want to in the future?
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>>3062254

Yes.

But you lose autofocus. And many cameras lack proper manual focus assists, which means it will be a bitch and a half to use.

Honestly, it isn't worth the trouble on DSLRs, mirrorless is a different story.
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>>3062283
It was just a thought. It is a pain in the ass to focus manually with that small viewfinder. I had a few minolta lenses from the film camera and tried to use them on my nikon with a cheap adapter. At best, maybe two thirds of the shots are in focus.
At least I got a better understanding now.
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>>3062268
>60fps played at 24fps
iirc It will look like slow-motion, but I think there is a fix for that in editing software
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What is this violet shit and how do i get rid of it?
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Found some old 35mm cameras from my parents and started shooting up some film the past couple of weeks, but i'm not sure where to develop the film. My local CVS charges about $14 per 24 exposures. Walmart is a bit cheaper but they charge a development fee (woman on the phone didn't know how much the fee was).
I'm wondering if it'd be worth it to just ship the rolls to a lab instead of trying somewhere local. I'm from Houston Tx if that helps.
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>>3062452
You have a bad case of the dreaded purple fringing (PF). To avoid it, stop down when shooting or get a better lens. You can generally remove it in post (software like Lightroom has specific tools for this purpose), but the results aren't always perfect.
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>>3062473
You should google film developing in your area first. There seems to be a few from what im seeing.

To my knowledge Walgreens and CVS dont give back negatives for whatever reason so youll never be able to make copies. 14 dollars is around what i pay (11)
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>>3062484
$14 just seems pricey, especially since I already have 4-5 rolls that i'll be trying to develop within the next month
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>>3062478
Thats wierd because I just got this new canon 1.8f 50mm lense a week ago, though my body is like 8 yrs old( canon 500d)
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>>3062492
Did you ever look up the amount of chromatic aberration the lens has?
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>>3062492
Well, you should also be aware that while higher quality lenses are usually better at correcting chromatic aberration, some amount of purple fringing is unavoidable if you're shooting at large apertures against bright sky. I think only mirror lenses are supposed to be completely free of the problem.
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>>3062489
Film isnt cheap unless you do it yourself.
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>>3062452
Go to bed Andrius
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What is the status of the /p/ book for 2016?
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>>3062504
Thanks man
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>>3057150
those are literally all shit

get a Lenovo 700/Y700 or an XPS 13 if you can spend a little more
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I noticed that I spend a lot of time editing colors in Lightroom trying to make average pictures 'better' when I should be focusing on taking better pictures

Should I set my camera to jpeg black and white for a few months and see if I take better pictures? I only shoot raw right now but I feel like I overthink post
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>>3063235
I was thinking about that too. But I thing it depends if the color you want is achievable without having to go into post. If the picture is good and you just need to adjust some lighting and tones then I dont think that means your pictures are bad...
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soooo. DPI, whats the deal?

if i export a picture with lightroom at the highest resolution i can get, but set the dpi to 72, then open it in photoshop, save it as 300dpi and print it, then that image will be exactly the same as if i export it in lightroom with 300dpi, right?
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Does it make sense to buy a 5D Mark II today, knowing that all the cheap ones are used and abused?




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