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Stupid questions that need no extra thread. Post them here and get enlightened.

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alright i came into possession of a leica m5. supposedly the meter works but i need a battery but am too stupid to figure out which one i should actually buy. can someone link me to a direct site where i can buy the correct battery for my stupid ass?
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>>3331542
MRB625
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I’ve been told I need a faster lens for astrophotography, do not all lenses collect light at the same rate?
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>>3331560
you have to catch the perfect lens. So keep practicing until you're able to capture the lens which runs faster.
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>>3331452
I've got an old Olympus OM-1 that needs repair. Any body know a professional service for this?
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>>3331560
No. Google: f ratio. Basically the "fatter" the lens the more light it collects. For astro you want the brightest lens, however some of these can be a bit shitty in the corners (seagull shaped stars).

To do Astro you need some good optics, a half decent camera and at least a rock steady tripod. A driven GEM mount will also help a lot.

That being said, experiment with what you have. You can get some awsome shots with a beanbag and a kit lens.
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>>3331563
Don't listen to this guy, you can train the lens you already have to been faster. It can just take a long time.
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>>3331563
Black lenses tend to be faster than white ones.
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>>3331612
White lenses are bigger though
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>>3331614
Whatever helps you get through the day.
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>>3331626
y-you too
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>>3331626
How can black lenses even compete??

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>>3331630
Oh fuck, kek.

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How does flash work with the exposure triangle? If you use the exposure triangle to properly expose for the scene without flash, doesn't adding the light from the flash make parts of the scene overexposed ?
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>>3331707
Not if you’re using the appropriate aperture and flash power for your subject’s distance.

Your other variables are controlling for the amount of ambient light outside the flash area

At least that’s my (rudimentary) understanding
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first time lurker first time poster so ill just ask in this thread...

I want to record decent quality porn videos via usb webcam, something with good zoom and quality, doesnt need to be 4k what is a good goto in the $150+ range?
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>>3331718

In the price range you're better off using your phone honestly
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>>3331718
>porn videos
>webcam
>4k
>zoom
>$150+
>quality
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>>3331718
Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam
78 degree Field of View
1080/720 options
Stereo Audio
Works with OBS if you close out of the Logitech software.
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>>3331720
>doesnt need to be 4k

>>3331719
Well you are assuming that both parties are willing to be recorded.
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>>3331707
Flash power essentially replaces shutter speed because changing the shutter speed has no effect on how much of the flash's light is captured due to how quickly it happens (well, unless you go above the flash sync speed of your camera). However, shutter speed will have an effect on the exposure of things not lit by the flash.
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Does the megapixel count matter on the D7500?
For some reason it has lower megapixels than cheaper cameras, is it only so that they could slap 4K video on the thing, or is there some other reason?

I assume it probably won't affect image quality either way.
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>>3331857
The D7500 is a cheaper version of the D500. 20 muhga puhxuls is enough for web publishing and printing. Also it's an apsc sensor.
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>>3331867
What exactly did you mean by pointing out it's an APS-C sensor? Just that it's not FF? Or is there something I should know
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>>3331888
Just it isn't FF. but the sensor from D500 and D7500 are very good desu
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>>3331452

Which lenses would be more useful in case of shooting stages in situation like theatre or similar, poor light and not allowed to use flash, on APS-C sensor: 85mm f/1.8, 24-120mm f/4, 28-75mm f/2.8 or 105mm f/2.8 ?
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Today my $20 eBay FD-EOS adapter came in the mail, bought it to use with some old lenses I inherited. It has the "infinity focus compensating lens" that I've read is roughly equivalent to a 1.25x teleconverter. I'm trying to calculate the effective focal length of the lenses when used with the adapter on a Canon T3 (APS-C 1.6x crop factor sensor). I also have a FD Formula5 2x teleconverter to play with.

The main lens in question is a Promaster Spectrum 7 500mm 1:8 Mirror Lens. If I use this lens with both the 2x teleconverter and the FD-EOS adapter on my APS-C T3, is the following math correct:
500mm * 2 * 1.25 * 1.6 = 2000mm

Alternatively, could I place an object of known size at a known distance and calculate the focal length based on the size of the object in the resulting image? Planning on using this setup for pics of the moon I guess, I don't have high hopes for image quality since there's a little fogging in the lens, but the setup does function. I also have a Vivitar 28mm 1:2.5 and Vivitar 1:3.8 85-205mm to test, the 28mm seems like the highest quality of the three.
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>>3332031
Yes your math is correct. Bear in mind that the TC is going to add like 2 stops to the effective aperture (f/16) and then close to another stop for the 1.25x (1.4x TCs are typically 1 stop which would be f/32, so a bit less than that). On top of that you have the image degradation from the enlargement lenses.
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>>3332037
Interesting, thanks. I didn't know about the aperture side effect, but it makes sense. I'll do a lot of experimentation tonight and see how all this equipment compares to the EF-S kit lenses that I have with the T3
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got a used NikonD5000 as a gift from family.

is this thing any good? I dont know shit about photography. what kind of pictures do i take? or is it just point and shoot
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>>3332084
Should be great for a noob, and allow you to get better at your photography skills before going for something more expensive. You can take RAW or JPEG photos, which RAWs being better for editing while JPEG is mostly the final product.

>what kind of pictures do i take? or is it just point and shoot
Uh you take any kind of photos you want. I would suggest you use A mode, as it's just a step up from Auto mode. A mode lets you control the f-stop (how big the hole is). Low F numbers mean bigger hole (more light, less depth), higher F numbers mean smaller hole (less light, more depth of focus (field).

Your camera should still be much better than any cellphone out there.
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>>3332096
thanks fren,
i guess i better read the sticky or something.

what do i do about the other guys with bigger lens then me?
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>>3332098
You buy a Nikon P1000 and to gain back your respect.
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How can I get this effect? The photog said he used a speedlite, but what did he do?

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>>3332153
Flash + shake the camera
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should I wait a few months before buy the new milc nikon or go full retarded and get in the launch?
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>>3332154
Looks like your Adobe toolbar 30 day trial ran out, so you need the expansion subscription. Go to adobe.com/subscriptions/5fingersdeep, to get the toolbar back.
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>>3332017

Pretty please?
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>>3332235

Yeah but in case of being unable to move much, I was wondering about if zoom wouldn't be more useful than this a little bit less than one step between 1.8 and 2.8 (full step would be between 1.4 and 2.8, right?).
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>>3332232
Need a prime with a low f-stop. Like f/2 or lower. Up the ISO too if needed.
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>>3332241

Problem is, Im still not experienced enough and Im afraid that I would end up buying something that I would regret later. Especially since lenses cost as much or twice as much as my camera (D5300).
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which recent photo thread do i use
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>>3332671
>>3329851
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>>3331721
thanks anon, and on that note, what is a decent hidden camera?
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>>3331721
Ive had an old Kodak Vigilant Six-20 in my collection for years and just recently tried to actually use it. It required some repair to the shutter mechanism and i also discovered that the bellows had a lot of pinholes in the corners. I wrapped the camera in a towel and shot a roll of 120 with it. Surprisingly, i got some nice looking negatives and i want to shoot with this camera more.

My question is: What can use to make the bellows light proof? Wrapping the camera in a towel is cumbersome and not practical or reliable, though it was effective enough during my experiment. I dont think there's any hope of repairing the bellows but im looking for a way to cover it with something that will be a little more practical.
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>>3332769
Whoops, not sure why i quoted that post.
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There is probably a stupidly simple answer to this

But why don't more DSLRs offer 4K video recording. I get that they are mainly meant for still photos, but is there any particular reason that most only offer 1080p at best? Most phones can do 4K no problem, and slow-mo video etc.

Is it a bitrate issue? a Tech issue? Deliberate move by the manufacturers to segment the market?
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>>3332774
I think its got to be some part deliberate. I don't understand DSLRs have video time limits. Some people say its because the sensor gets too hot but you can just start recording again with no warning.
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>>3332787
But that doesn't explain why don't just eat the tax in the EU or just have a different version for that country. They clearly don't give a fuck for a reason. Just like shitty UI, apps, laggy touchscreens. How the fuck any manufacturer can release these flaws in 2018 is beyond me.
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>>3332796
Except why is it a worldwide problem? Why is everyone affected by this? They can't be fucked to change it so they just decide to screw everyone.
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When should I use a polarizer?

Should I just keep it on at all times for regular usage but maybe take it off during low-light stuff?
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>>3332877
Only use it when you want to polarise something like the sky, landscape or a body of water. It's like asking "should I wear sunglasses all the time or only when it's sunny?" You're losing steps of light when you use one in exchange for some polarising effect, you'd never want that all the time.
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>>3332804
Imagine you're making a camera to be sold worldwide. You need to manufacture it then ship it onto a freighter to be shipped worldwide. You can pay to have millions of an identical product shipped worldwide in one or two laps or you can make an EU edition, a US edition and an Asia edition which will require you to hire three freighters instead at a greater cost plus the costs of adding that diversity to your factory.

It's always cheaper and more efficient to make a lot of one thing and ship it worldwide all at once than lots of versions of that thing. That's why the US often respects EU law and same in return. It's easier and cheaper to do so = more profit for them and cheaper for us to buy.
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ael buttons, do these things do anything at all if you're shooting full manual, plus locked iso?

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>>3332017
Depends on the theatre, where you're sitting, what you're shooting, etc

Typically anything indoors you want a wider lens, but for performers you want a something closer to 50mm, 35mm being a happy medium

Obviously a fast lens will help your wide shots but you're not going to be able to do much with a lens- the camera is what matters here. You're on an ASP-C so you're already fucked.

Just seems like a strange question- for the cost of a couple of good wide fast lenses you could just buy a FF body and get what you need 10x better

>>3332084
>is this thing any good?
Any camera is fine for a newb. It's hard to reach a cameras limits before reaching your own
>what kind of pictures do i take?
Whatever you want. Typically snapshots and trash for the first 10,000 shots like every other photographer
>or is it just point and shoot
It's a fairly good low-end entry level DSLR, there's not much you can't shoot with it

>>3332774
4k wasn't a thing til recently. Hence any camera (and phone) more than a couple years old wont have 4k because there was no market or need for it

That, and almost every DSLR is designed for photography first, video second

Despite all that, 4k is fairly common now

>>3332796
This is nonsense. Any company who don't eat the tax get raped by competition who do. However they do typically inflate the price abroad to compensate, especially true in electronics. International trade doesn't work like that.

>>3332877
>When should I use a polarizer?
Whenever it benefits the shot. Common uses include
>Reducing glare from water or glass
>Reducing light to help expose longer
>Reducing glare from leaves in sunlight in nature/woodland
>Increasing saturation in all of the above
>Reducing the sun/sky if graduated

Keeping it on all the time is dumb because you're just reducing your aperture or shutter speed or increasing your ISO to compensate for no reason
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>>3331713
ISO and aperture affect both flash and ambient. SS only affects ambient.
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>>3331452
Where can I get lens hoods for my vintage lenses? There's a bunch, should I just look up filter size and get a hood that size?
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>>3331452
Whats going on in this video? Low frame rate with video stabilization in post? The second and third clip in the compilation are the ones I am most interested in replicating. The aesthetic kind of degrades after that so I save you the time and tell you to stop watching once she stops wearing the red dress.

https://youtu.be/xBopR-ppfTA
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>>3333242
Are you not aware that those are from the Musical.ly app? I'm guessing it's just sped up, I've never used the app but I would assume it just plays the song slowed down for you to mime to it.
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>>3333257
Ah, so the effect is obviously some combination of the features in that app. Thanks, I'll go look through them.
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>>3333258
Looking at some of the later clips it seems that it is stabilised, I don't think the native stabilisation would end up being that smooth when sped up so it's probably done after the speed up.
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>>3333124

But full frame vs APS-C doesn't make that much difference in noise to justify buying it (in my country, full frames cost like 5x more).
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>>3333328
What country do you live in?
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I'm going to a firework show tomorrow.
I have a tripod, a Nikon D5600 and a 35mm f/1.8 lens.
Am I going to be able to take good pictures?
Any advice for shooting fireworks?
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>>3333328
>I live in poor country
>Cameras so expensive
>Also I must have the latest, newest body even though the technology has barely moved in a decade

Fuck off glamour hobo.
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>>3333456

What are you talking about? I bought body that already got replaced and that's why I could get it for reasonable price and still it was HUGE improvement over previous, compact camera.
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>>3331452
I'm looking for a really basic camera to use. I've been mostly borrowing my friend's gear or using point and click's, but I'd like something beefier to fuck around with. My photo taking is really just once a week going out the the lads and taking pictures we think are cool. Nothing serious or full on.

I've got a few cameras on local classifieds and facebook marketplace I'm scoping out. One of them is ridiculously cheap, but allegedly works. Going to see it tomorrow.

So how do I tell if it's barely hanging on there guys? Are there any telltale signs?

>inb4 nice blogpost

I didn't see anything in the pseudosticky about how to check used gear for potential issues.
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Does anyone know of a viewer that handles raw and allows some embedded star ratings? Keywording would be bonus, but mainly just looking for ratings. Lr's behaving like a snail lately.
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>>3333478
You're not even saying if it's film or digital... State what you're looking at and we can help.
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Can sombody give me tips on how to take interesting group photos with friends.
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>>3333604
Bring a 9mm handgun and shoot one of your friends, then snap snap snap.
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literally how the fuck do I take a pic of a moving object so that it's not blurry? I need to take a pic of a dancer and I feel retarded. Yes I am new and I'm using Canon.
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>>3333741
You need a fast shutter speed, maybe 1/50 of a second or faster. What kind of Canon; point and shoot?
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>>3333741
Stick it in Tv mode, keep increasing the shutter speed (higher number, smaller fraction) until you get the level of sharpness you're after.
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what's the best focal length for landscape photography, 90mm, 75mm or something in between?
and is CPL useless for snow? because I'm seeing different answers and conclusions everywhere.
>>3333741
something above 1/200 depending on how fast with low aperture and a somewhat high iso to compensate if you're doing everything manually, you're shooting way too slow.
for a dancer 1/100 is probably fine.
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>>3333749
>what's the best focal length for landscape photography, 90mm, 75mm or something in between?

The best focal length is the one that lets you get the composition you want. Also 75mm and 90mm are barely different.
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>>3333749
There is no best, you can get decent landscape photos whether you're use a 14mm or a 200mm. Landscape photography is probably one of the most flexible areas when it comes to focal length choices. That said most people will probably find it easier at the wider end of the range so maybe go with an ultra wide or normal zoom (10-22mm or 18-55mm on crop, 17-40mm or 24-70mm on full frame).
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>>3333750
>>3333753
I have been enlightened thanks, I'll just stick around that range and change when necessary since I really like everything around that mark.
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If I use an old Takumar lens adapted on my EF-S is it just the normal crop factor of 1.6 or is there some fuckery because of full frame lenses?
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>>3333743
Even at 1/50 you're still going to get a little motion blur, but no more than in a video I guess.
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>>3333780
I'm assuming that he is in a darkish room, so maybe needs the extra light. Probably doesn't even have a prime if he is asking such a basic question.
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>>3333749
the one you have with you
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What's a good lens cleaner? I've seen people recommend everything to fucking zippo fuel.
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What's a good website for posting my photos on, besides /p/? I've never used Instagram, Flickr, etc
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What is the correct way to clean a lens of particles of dust, droplets of water or anything like that?
For now I'm just carrying around one of cloths you use to clean glasses, but I'm curious about the proper way.
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>>3334027
>>3333936
Correct answer
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>>3334027
>>3334043
just placed an order on one for like a buck and a half, thanks for the tip.
But I assume there's other things to keep in mind, like, what do I do with dust that gets inside the camera? like on the mirror in the DSLR? the same except a lot more carefully?
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>>3334118
Sensor Gel Stick
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>>3334128
I actually heard people say you should never clean your sensor with this thing, do you know anything about that?
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I vaguely recall a thing that allows you to clip a camera to your belt, does anyone know what I'm talking about? what is it called?
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>>3334141
Probably the Capture Clip from Peak Design. There's also the Spider holster which hangs the camera from your belt, the Capture Clip is more like having a tripod plate on your belt (or bag strap).
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>>3334150
>Spider holster
That's what I was thinking of, does that type of holster have a name? because I figure Spider holster is a brand name.
Unless of course they are the only ones that offer it.
Actually, looking at it now I'd never want to use it with longer lenses, I'd be really anxious about hitting it against something, but it might be kind of neat with a 50mm 1.8 lens, one of the shorter ones.
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>>3334128
that any better than swabbing?
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>>3334134
People in the comment section at Petapixel say otherwise (not that Petapixel commenters are always right). Anyway I've never used it so can't say more than that.
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Can I use a fz1000 for astrophotography? Got it for vacation pics but want to point it at the sky.
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>>3334172
Well it's a bridge camera with a 1 inch sensor. You are going to have some trouble getting any kind of milkyway style of photo without lots of ISO noise but it does not hurt to try. Hope it has manual focus abilities.
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>>3333743
>>3333745
>>3333749
Thank you. It's an 80D.
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>>3334134
herd some stories about shitty batch of those sticks that would glue themselves to sensor and were hard to get off. i guess that if you buy from respectable manufacturer AND seller, you should be ok. not using them myself, light blowing and extra clean microcloth. i'm not getting near the sensor with anything wet unless these two aren't doing their job.
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Why are people obsessed with autofocus? As soon as you suggest someone uses lenses (through an adapter, or most nikon lenses on a D3000/D5000 series) that don't have AF they throw a bitch fit. Street photography you can just learn the DOF's for the lens you want, portrait you can get focused in a few seconds and landscape, architecture, macro and so on it doesn't matter at all.
I can only think of it mattering for pros, wildlife and sports shooting. However the vast majority of people don't fall into that category/don't shoot that kind of stuff.
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M43's crop factor doesn't actually let me see as far as pic related would imply, does it?

I don't understand how something that much smaller could let me see as far as the much bigger 300m.

Mainly asking for wild life
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why people hate nikon 50mm 1.4G lense?
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Any tips?
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Any recommendations for a lens cleaner and blower? Are lenspens any good?
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>>3334331
It's a crop, your lens is projecting a circle of light and you're taking in a smaller portion of that, essentially. Your field of view with a 2x crop on 150mm is the same as a 1x crop on 300mm. However the quality of the image will differ and depends on the lenses compared and shit.
To put it another way: Your sensor is 17.3mm x 13mm vs 36mm x 24mm. So imagine a picture from a 150mm lens being 36mm x 24mm in size, now cut the edges off until you have one 17.3mm x 13mm. This is what your camera is doing with its smaller sensor.
Small sensor sizes can be superior for certain kinds of wildlife (D500 and others used by a fair few), but depending on your pixel size you can run into lens sharpness issues if you have subpar glass

Just treat it as a crop taken with your sensor, basically. It's called a crop factor for this reason.
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>>3334366
get whatever is cheap I bought one of those cheap chinese packs with a lenspen, blower and microfibre clothes and they work fine.
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>>3333328
Entry level full frame costs about 40% more than entry level mirrorless here. You're either doing something retarded or you live in afghanistan

And full frame is always worth it in indoor stuff, particularly archi

>>3333455
They're very hard to make interesting. Check out the long exposure + focus blur technique, it's about the only fun thing you can do with fireworks. Alternatively you can sit in place for several hours before the event to capture the same scene in twilight and get wide shots for multiple exposure with the buildings lit up
Otherwise just google for the basic boring stuff

>>3333478
Find out about the seller- reputation, age of account etc. Nothing about the gear other than taking it out and shooting for a day will tell you how used it is and even then meh

>>3333604
All the classic portrait stuff applies to group shots- light, location, lens, pose and expression. You also have to consider flow like you would in street photo. If you have less than 5 people you usually want them doing some cheesy poses or something that speaks to the collective. Otherwise just go for the classic wedding shot formula

>>3333749
Between 8mm and 2000mm
>and is CPL useless for snow? because I'm seeing different answers and conclusions everywhere.
Because there are obviously different answers. If you're shooting in harsh sun it'll help remove glare. It'll help add blue to the sky which helps winter shots. It'll obviously change reflections on ice, etc. Use your brain

>>3333779
Lenses don't affect the sensor, your crop factor is still 1.6 to 35mm film. You're just going to see less of the frame and obviously it'd be a new equiv focal length field of view

>>3333919
Instagram, Flickr, 500px, Reddit, Facebook, etc. What answer are you expecting that Google couldn't have given you?

>>3334295
>>3334339
Any type of commercial/professional photography just plain requires auto focus
Landscape, street and the others you mentioned don't really need it
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>>3334332
Expensive
Absolutely shit wide open, only becomes passable at f/2.8
1.8D is just as passable at f/2.8 yet costs under half as much
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 beats it wide open and stopped down, main issue with the yong is lots of people have issues with the autofocus. However, you can always just manual focus it.
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>>3334331
It does. This is the major benefit of M43 over FF DSLRs. M43 may not have much going for it (I use it myself), but at least it does make FF glass look ridiculous in comparison. Not sure how they compare in size to Sony stuff (seeing how their FF glass should benefit from the shorter flange distance in their mirrorless bodies compared to DSLRs).
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i find that i usually do the same adjustments in the same order when editing in photoshop, is there any way i could set that combination of adjustment layers to be there by default whenever i open a file?
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How do I find people, most probably girls, who are up for borderline boudoir shoots?
Using the Majestic Casual page as reference: https://www.flickr.com/groups/majesticcasual/pool/ however their most viewed youtube videos usually have overt female appeal as the background image.
Craigslist? Try to scrounge through photography/modeling forums? Thanks for any help in advance.
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I'm picking up my first vintage lens in a few days, is there anything I need to know about mounting it on an EFS DSLR? It's completely manual focus and has aperture rings on the lens, once I've slapped an adapter on is there anything else that needs to be done?
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>>3334732
Also with the adapters do I want one with or without the little lip or whatever on it? I'm getting a Super Takumar 55 f/1.8
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>>3334732
If it's a M42, there is no chance it will hit the mirror. It could eventually on FF. Canon can into auto exposure with anything, switch to Av or P. If your adapter ring is chipped, it will give you a focus confirmation in the VF (live-view is more accurate). Also you want to focus wide open, then close the aperture before shooting.
>>3334753
The takumars are really good starters into vintage lenses. You'll get a small telephoto fit for portraits. Remember to close the aperture, every lenses that exists perform their best around f/5.6 to f/8.
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>>3334756
Yep it's m42, I'm just getting a cheap adapter because it's full manual anyway. I just saw some thing about some lenses needing some little thing on the back held down by the lip, I have no idea what the deal is with any of that because I've only used modern Canon lenses before.
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>>3334376

In Poland, full frames cost usually 3-4x more than aps-c ones. For example, Nikon d3200 body cost around 2000 pln, typical monthly wage. FF model from Nikon start at 10000.
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>>3334376
>Any type of commercial/professional photography just plain requires auto focus

If you have a good camera with a good view-finder and you are doing commercial still life, product photography, or portraits manual focus is both adequate and even preferred because you can completely control what's in focus. Lots of cameras have focus-assist in their viewfinders which is fairly accurate in my experience too.

For moving scenes and the like, auto-focus obviously is superior (and cameras with a small viewfinder, like the d3000 series, require auto-focus.) But I've shot professional photography only using manual-focus with higher end cameras and had no issues, so I'd hesitate to say "required."

(I don't disagree with your general sentiment however, auto focus is a great and tremendously helpful invention and greatly limits fuck-ups in focus)
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>>3334645

Create a Photoshop Action.
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How do I edit like this guy: https://500px.com/19tones ?
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Hi guys. How do I edit a video so I can see certain things?

I caught a guy stealing my package from the apartment and he was in commercial truck. I can't see what company the truck is used by and I'd like to find out.
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>>3335538
post here, we're renowned experts at forensic image research.
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hey guys, my mother dug up a box filled with old photos and negatives, she wants to have the negatives scanned but is reluctant to take it into a shop because of the price, is there something we can get to do it? would it be easy enough for an inexperienced boomer like herself to do?
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>>3335538
click the zoom and enhance button
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Hey /p/
I have to wear safety goggles in a place I want to take photos of, so I can't see my view finder properly.

What can I use to fix this? I tried googling "viewfinder magnifier" but had no luck
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Trying to wrap my head around how focal length appears different on APS-C and FF.
Let's assume I'd like to recreate the same shoot on a a6000 that I'd get on a a7 with a 35mm lens. Am I correct that I'd need a lens with a focal length of 23mm to get the same field of view on my a6000? So the "Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens" on an a6000 would instead roughly appear like shooting with a 50mm lens on the a7?
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How do I get better at Photoshop? I'm a decent photographer but from what I've seen with many other photographers they are a lot more skilled with tricks and filters. I struggle with keeping filters and lighting consistent and giving my clients more than 50 good photoshopped pictures. where should I go to improve my skills on Photoshop?
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I'm looking for a flash unit for my Leica M6 non-TLL. A friend of mine uses a Vivitar 3500 on my his AE-1 with success. Would the 3500 with its three auto modes also work on the M6?
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My 16-35 2.8 (first model, sucks so bad) is fucked. I use it for nightclub photography but it started focus hunting. Getting it repaired will not be worth it right? Wanted to get a 16-35 f4 anyways, WAY sharper and sell this one but I don't think I can now.

And the sq, if I put it around 16-20mm and 6.3 @ 1 meter, shouldn't the focus area be pretty big? I've been trying mf, which makes it actually easier to capture the moment but shit, it's hard to get peoples faces in focus.
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>>3335875

There is just as much to learn about retouching techniques and image processing as there is about photography, and hell, there might even be more actual art to it.

Lynda is legitimately an amazing resource if you have some spare cash.
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I'm new to photography and looking into the topic of flash.
From what I understand any real use of flash can only be done with an external flash and the general advice for using the built in flash is "don't".
But does the built in flash have any saving grace? are there any situations in which the built in flash can be a decent solution?
There has to be, otherwise why put it in there? I doubt it's just to appease the crowd (hipsters) who buys DSLRs without knowing dick about photography, because then you'd only see built in flash in entry-level cameras.
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>>3336514
The built in flash can give acceptable results, using it is often better than cranking the ISO up super high or even just not getting the photo at all. The advantage over an external flash is it takes up no extra room and adds no weight, you never forget to bring it with you, and you never forget to put fresh batteries in it.
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>>3336514
>you'd only see built in flash in entry-level cameras
you do. most pro bodies do not have an internal flash
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>>3336522
It's only uncommon on full frame bodies, except Nikons up to the D750 excluding the single digit models. Pretty much every APS-C body (DSLR, there are a fair amount of mirrorless bodies without them) has a built in flash and plenty of those could be considered pro level, certainly above entry level.
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>>3336536
if you want to take nikon as an example
none of the three current pro bodies d500, d850, and d5 have a pop up flash, this has nothing to do with the sensor size but with the market they're aimed at
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>>3336544
Like I said, the D700, D800, D600, D610, D810, and D750 all had built in flashes. The D850 is the only small bodied full frame from Nikon that doesn't have one and the single digit series has never had one.

Not sure what the deal is with the D500, the D100, D200, and D300's all had built in flashes. According to DPReview there's only 14 out of 128 APS-C/H bodies without built in flashes (unfortunately you can't see which particular ones lack a certain feature, but 5 are Canon 1D's).
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>>3336561
built-in flash compromises part of the weather sealing of the camera. Cameras without built-in flash are made for heavy use and environments. all cameras from nikon, listed before, are solid cameras for all weather.
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>>3336514
Most people don't know how to use it so they just dismiss it completely, but built in flashes can be fantastic at filling in light at daylight. You're shooting someone is broad daylight and you've shit ton of top light, turn on flash, slight power and you've a respectable shot.
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>>3331452
I need some advice /p/. I want to make a seperate insta account for my pictures, because I feel they don't really fit with my personal account, and I can't tell if people like my photos because they're good, or if they like the photos because they like me. Every photo session I look critically at my photos, and decide if there are any I feel confident enough to post. Usually there's one or two, sometimes there's none. Also, I don't want to share my main insta account on 4chan or reddit, but I feel with a semi-anon insta I'd feel safer doing that.


I'm just worried because in high school and uni there were a bunch of people I know who went out, took a few bad pictures, made an insta account, and were the bees knees for an entire week with a massive 3 likes per photo. I don't want to be like them, and I want actual critique on my images, and for people to enjoy them. I don't want to be seen as doing it because I'm some basic bitch taking pretty pictures and never improving.

Anybody able to share their experiences? Also, am I a total faggot for even considering this? I'm slowly stockpiling images, and thinking of making my account when I have about 30, so if I can't go photo taking I can still release work regularly.


A lot of what I take are landscape and urban photos so I'm even more worried about being one of "those guys".
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>>3331452
So I'm still getting used to the idea of EXIF data, and I was wondering, what data do you anons feel should be stripped out? I want to leave as much as possible, and I've removed basic stuff like names from the images, but do you guys bother stripping out stuff like camera serial number or nah?
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I own a Promaster 2000PK Super Manual SLR with a Promaster Spectrum 7 lens. I included a screenshot of the exact film that is in the camera. There are a few photos on the roll that were taken years ago, back when I first got the camera.

I want to know if there is some sort of timestamp or other method to get the exact date a photo was taken with this camera.
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>>3336689
Do it. Ultimately, there is no downside, and only the opportunity for success. Worst case scenario, no one follows and likes your account, or 4chan makes fun of you, best case, You get your name out in the air as a credible photographer, people love you, and you get lots of likes.
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>>3336704
Solid advice anon. I guess I kept think of potential risks, but it looks like there really aren't any, are there? Making now, thanks.
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>>3336703
>some sort of timestamp or other method to get the exact date a photo was taken with this camera.
nope
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>>3336708
If you're comfortable, share it here. I would like to follow your progress! I recently got back into photography, so I too will be posting shots, though I won't make an alt account. If you want, I'll share my instagram handle.
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Does DoF change with focal distance? Like, is it as deep if I focus on a subject 1 meter away as if I were to focus on a subject 10 meters away?
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>>3336762
> is it as deep if I focus on a subject 1 meter away as if I were to focus on a subject 10 meters away?
of course not
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>lightning and yellow dot icon in screen of my a6000
what does it mean?
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>>3336801
http://docs.esupport.sony.com/dvimag/ILCE6000_guide/en/contents/TP0000384638.html
flash charge in process
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>>3336801
it means that it's time to read the manual
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>>3336803
but that icon is on all the time when flash is opened
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>>3336815
so leave the flash closed
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>>3334718
>How do I find people, most probably girls, who are up for borderline boudoir shoots?
Two main ways-
1. Build a GOOD portfolio and share it with potential models and/or have them come to you (Instagram et al)
2. Pay

Otherwise you're literally going to end up with cheap ugly lonely skanks with no modelling talent

>>3334944
Fair rebuttal. Weddings and sports and stuff plain require it but like you say there are areas like non-action product photography where you can survive with manual

>>3335089
Hue, saturation and luminosity adjustment and heavy use of photoshop. The rest is done in camera

>>3335538
Travel back in time and adjust the iso or light in the scene

>>3335762
Lift them up and put them back down, unless you're in a sterilised NASA lab or something who's going to let you shoot but get anal over safety goggles

>>3335835
>Am I correct that I'd need a lens with a focal length of 23mm to get the same field of view on my a6000?
22m but yeah. assuming it's the same lens with different mounts it'll be pretty similar
>>3335835
>So the "Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens" on an a6000 would instead roughly appear like shooting with a 50mm lens on the a7?
Yup. roughly. Focal length times crop factor = equiv focal length

>>3335875
I saw this in another thread and gave a good answer there but you're being way too general to really give you anything meaningful. I can't imagine what you're doing where clients require more than 50 shots AND photoshop work but I'd suggest taking queues from sports photographers who do PR and field stuff. Basically prioritise rigid adherence to editing and sort your workflow out so you don't need to switch between Lightroom and Photoshop more than once

>>3336417
>And the sq, if I put it around 16-20mm and 6.3 @ 1 meter, shouldn't the focus area be pretty big?
Focal area is dependent upon the camera
Focal depth is on the lens, where obviously wider lenses have more at higher apertures
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>>3336514
>But does the built in flash have any saving grace?
It's free, it's cheap on batteries and lasts much longer. They also tend to be much faster.
>are there any situations in which the built in flash can be a decent solution?
No. With bouncing and a decent reflector you can get a lot of the same effects as off-camera flash but it takes a lot longer, is more fiddly and is way more limited

>>3336514
>There has to be, otherwise why put it in there?
It's useful for adding light to scenes without it when you have no other option, particularly fill light in doors, but obviously it's never going to be as good or as flexibile and controllable as off.
>because then you'd only see built in flash in entry-level cameras.
You do, like the other guy says most pro bodies, particularly FF DSLR don't include a flash because there's a reasonable expectation that you're semi pro

>>3336689
My insta is full with early shots which are both personal and absolute garbage. I only have 4k followers but I'm still growing- I wouldn't say having shit early stuff hindered me in any way as nobody scrolls to look at them anyway
That said, there's no reason to start fresh and anonymous if that's what you want

Sounds like you just want to be perfect and ideal, which is completely the wrong focus when you're trying to get better at something

Either way link me/us now that you've created it, I'm interested

>>3336690
>what data do you anons feel should be stripped out?
All of it. I don't remove EXIF data purely because I'm lazy but I've never once run into a situation where providing it or asking for it has helped either side take a better shot. It's just something people ask to make them feel like they have control or knowledge over someone else and normally descends into gearfaggotry or bad critique. Particularly here and on facebook, but everywhere else too

Hence, EXIF is pointless. But it doesn't matter either way if you have thick skin or know what you're doing so who cares
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>>3336762
>Does DoF change with focal distance?
Yes, the longer the focal distance the wider your DoF. This is compounded the narrower the aperture gets and obviously characteristics of the lens have an affect too

>>3336763
Can't tell if trolling or retarded but either way ignore this
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>>3336816
"-_-
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What's a reasonable upgrade from a nikon d3300? I'm looking at the d750 but it costs 4 times what I paid for my current camera. Is it really worth the extra cost or will it just be like 2% more clear in low light settings?
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Are full frame cameras really necessary if you're serious about shooting? Is APS-C good enough for professionals?
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>>3336880
>Is APS-C good enough for professionals?
there's a bunch of professional aps-c cameras, so that's a yes
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>>3336874
The D750 is a significant step up, not only does it have a larger sensor giving about a stop better noise performance and dynamic range performance (and nearly 2 stops more dynamic range at base ISO) it also has better AF, better controls, is more durable and weather sealed, has a larger and brighter 100% coverage viewfinder, and can even has a slightly higher burst rate.

If you don't want to spend that much then there's also the D5200/5300/5500/5600 and D7100/7200/7500. This is handy for seeing what you gain with each model compared to what you currently have: https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/cameras
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>>3336880
There are high end APS-C bodies too but no one here buys them. I don't know of many professionals who use a Sony A6000 for example but there are plenty who use Fuji's high end APS-C or the Nikon/Canon APS-C DSLRs.
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>>3333833
I've been watching an old guy on youtube take apart lenses and clean them. Sometimes he uses some Eclipse spray on a non-abrasive pad, sometimes he uses zippo fuel. Both seem to work pretty well.
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>>3336882
Aw shit, I didn't even realize the D750 was full frame. I'm kind of wanting to avoid full frame because I'm very happy with my current lenses and how far they reach and I don't want to get zoomed out pictures compared to what I'm getting now.
Also, I wouldn't really like to buy a D5xxx or D7xxx because those don't have dof preview buttons. My D3300 doesn't have one either but I thought it would be very nice to have. Is it really or is it just a meme? I often have a hard time judging what the dof is going to look like so I think it would be convenient to have a dof button.
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I am trying to use my DSLR as a Webcam to stream on Twitch every now and then. I figured out how to get it working on twitch with OBS and Window Capture + EOS Utility Remote Shooting + Live View.

My question is how would I go about it if I wanted to use it for Skype or Discord? Obviously if I connect it with the USB it is not going to be detected as a Webcam by Skype or Discord.

Is there any kind of hardware of software that can make it detect as a webcam?
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>>3336887
The D7100 does have DOF preview, it seems it's not set up by default and has to be assigned to a button using the custom functions menu. I assume it's the same for all the newer 7000 series bodies and I wouldn't' be surprised if that's the case for the 5000's too and maybe even the 3000's. Even the smallest Canon bodies have DOF preview, they don't have the button in the usual place next to the lens mount but it can be assigned to a button on the back.
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>>3336887
I use the two front buttons on my D800 for toggling spot metering and spirit level in viewfinder. Dof preview is much more usable when shooting film.
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I want to buy a sony nex and currently have a panasonic gh3. I use m42 lenses on it with a speedbooster (lens turbo 2). Now can i adapt my m43 speedbooster to nex/ emount and the image circle will cover the frame? The flange distance shouldn't be the problem right?
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>>3336897
>and the image circle will cover the frame
nope
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>>3336897
No you'll need a Nex-M42 adapter. You can't use M43 speed booster on e-mount.

You should stick to M43 if you're already invested there otherwise be prepared to buy new adapters for Nex. They're completely different systems and adapters don't crossover.
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>>3336897
M43 flange distance is way greater than Nex, Nex is like x1.6 and M43 is something like x2. Adapters for M43 won't work for Nex, for one thing they won't even screw into the mount since they're completely different. Better get on AliExpress and pony up some cash.
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>>3336880
>Are full frame cameras really necessary if you're serious about shooting?
Depends what you're shooting but 70% no, 30% yes. Sometimes ASP-C is the better of the two or comes with more things that lean towards making it the best choice
The most common professional reasons you'd want FF are the fuller frame, better ISO and not having to wear an adaptor for traditional lens selection
>Is APS-C good enough for professionals?
As above. If you're at the level where you're asking the question then it's not going to make any practical difference for at least a few years and by that time you'll be getting paid enough to choose anyway

>>3336883
The opposite in my experience, most pros I know shooting primarily ASP-C are on Sony and I've even seen people shooting the a6000 for work
/p/ is certainly the wrong place to ask though, since almost everyone here is a hobby photographer and/or a newb
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>>3337026
Thanks. I don't intend on ever going pro, I just didn't want to have a nagging feeling that I was missing out on some godly camera tech. I think I'll stick with APS-C since I'm happy with how it zooms my lenses by 1.5x. Is there a noticeable difference in quality between different APS-C sensors? I wouldn't mind paying to upgrade to something with a little better low-light performance and clarity.
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>>3337044
You get about an extra stop of light when using FF, along with lower noise and better dynamic range. Along with more expensive lenses.
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Complete noob here. If I don't wear my glasses will the lens be out of focus?
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>>3337044
>since I'm happy with how it zooms my lenses by 1.5x
It doesn't, it just gives you less frame thus effectively pushing the focal distance forward
>Is there a noticeable difference in quality between different APS-C sensors?
Too general a question. Obviously a $200 camera and a $2000 or 12mb vs 50mb pixel camera are going to have different quality sensors and thus images, ASP-C or otherwise

Again, the difference between FF and ASP-C matters only when you know what you're doing and have been doing it for a while. For the first few years you're not going to be professional or good enough for it to matter and the quality of the camera is the limit you'll run into

>>3337072
The lens is a physical component of the camera. Do you mean the viewfinder? If so you can adjust it with the diopter which helps you adjust the display/viewfinder focus to your eyesight
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>>3336833
>>3336704
>>3336712
Fuck it, why not. I made the insta before bed last night, but since I'm a beginner all of the shots I'm posting are less than a week old. Hopefully we'll all look back in a few months and be able to see me improving. Either way, I'm pretty excited.

Critique welcome, but pls be kind Anons.

https://www.instagram.com/aged_lens/
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>>3331452
Why is the viewfinder on the canon AE-1 so large and bright ? In comparison, my 6D mark II's viewfinder is terrible. Is this just a curse on the digital cameras ?
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>>3331452
I like taking pics from the divers seat of my car at night. But because I have to increase the exposure time, camera shake becomes an issue, since I can't really set up a tripod on my lap. A big part of what makes the pictures so cool to me is how the instruments and dash light up and frame the image, so it looks like you're seeing from the perspective of the driver. Because of that I can't rest it on the dash.


Anybody got any ideas for stabilising the camera? Last night I got a cool pic, but with 10-13 second exposure times it was really blurry. If it had come out OK it would have looked really fucking cool. Jury rigged solutions also welcome.
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>>3337142
Get a body with IBIS or a stabilised lens for a body without it.
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What is the best way to clean a APS-C sensor? Some dusts can't get off with air-spray.
Kits are hella expensive, especially cleaning solutions only composed of propan-2-ol.
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>>3337197
drop it off at a good store / repair place
they'll properly clean it for a handful of bucks in under a hour
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Anyone know any present day, good street shooters that don't resort to the b&w meme?
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the front element on my ef-m 22mm is like the size of a fingernail. if something that small can let in enough light to fill up a whole aps-c censor at 22mm and look pretty decent across the whole frame then why do so basically all other lenses use bigger elements than that?
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>>3337078
Yeah I meant if I look through the viewfinder without my glasses will it be out of focus
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>>3337202
https://www.instagram.com/joshkjack/
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Not the perfect board for this, but perhaps one of you can help.

I know essentially fuck all about photo/video editing. I need to clean up & color grade videos shot in nightclubs on a GoPro (Hopefully make them look a bit less amateur)
The source videos look like shit because
>Shot on GoPro Hero 3
>Smoke machines make image hazy
>Glare from lights

Currently I just mess around with exposure and stuff until it looks a bit better (Using PowerDirector)
Is there a more suitable program I could use?
And are there any standard methods for editing this type of shot?
TIA
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>>3337379
have you tried DaVinci before?
usually increasing the contrast and the clarity a bit, while decreasing the saturation, can help you to recover a bit from the hazyness
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>>3337382
Yeah I was looking at DaVinci
Thanks for the help
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>>3337078
>If so you can adjust it with the diopter which helps you adjust the display/viewfinder focus to your eyesight
Not if your eyesight is off by more than 2 dioptres or if you have astigmatism. But at that point walking around with your glasses off is out of the question anyway.
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>>3337315
Perfect, thanks!
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What’s the best way to meter for night time landscape photography? I have a Sekonic L-608. Should I spot meter just one spot?
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Im having problems with my monitor calibration (samsung F390 via hdmi) because the final photo looks kinda different in my phone (other colors, brightness and contrast). I've tried a lot of things and settings but nothing, i cant get closer to the true colors. Is there a software to fix it?
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>>3337538
using hardware calibration like an xrite is the only thing that works, everything else is guessing
write in some local photography groups if you can borrow one
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Why do aa filters exist on ff oh my god fucking kikes don't make me have to shell out 1000 more for your tip top shit
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>>3337473
spot
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>>3337614
Slow shutter speed.
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I was shooting portra 160 on my Bronica and using my a6000 as a way to meter by matching the ISO and shutter speed and using the auto aperture reading from my a6000. The problem is that the ISO on my a6000 was set to 100. I'm halfway through the roll on my Bronica and wondering if I should:

>Continue to meter at 100 with the 160 film and have it pulled in development
OR
>Update a6000 to meter at 160 for the last half of the roll and hope the first half isn't overexposed too badly
OR
>Continue to shoot metering at 100 and don't make any changes because the difference between ISO 100 and 160 won't be so bad that I can't fix it in lightroom
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Okay, in need of some help.

I was contacted by an event organiser who left me a message asking if I was able to photograph an end of year university prom. (paid work)

I later learned that it was a friend who knows this organiser who suggested me because of my photography background.

Now my issue is, I have no idea about event photography, I mainly work with wildlife, landscapes and underwater.

What are some things I can read up on? What lenses would be best to use? What additional equipment should I think about? What should my workflow look like?

>nightmare mode: Im introverted and prefer not to interact too much with people. But down want to let my friend down.

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>>3337738
Continue shooting as ISO 100, let the lab know you rated it at that speed. Although I've heard overexposing Portra 160 by that much is a good idea anyway, but never tried it myself.
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>>3337915
Flash, diffuser, 28-70 equivalent and a fast portrait prime is likely all you’d really need, as someone who has similarly been thrust into event shooting.

If you shoot mirrorless you’ll probably want to look into renting/borrowing a DSLR.
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>>3336689
>>3337115
>and I can't tell if people like my photos because they're good, or if they like the photos because they like me
It's because they like you
You've only posted 3 shots but they're all terrible. My original response is still on-point though- you're going to have to take shit photos for a while and there's no reason not to post and share them to grow faster and sus what works and what doesn't- it's what I did and why my old instagram posts are mostly garbage

tl;dr You're shit but keep shooting

>>3337142
Over a second or two and nothing helps much. Handheld gyro is the cheap option- they're as little as £20 on amazon

>>3337614
Parkinsons- slow shutter speed and spasticly moving friend

>>3337915
>What are some things I can read up on?
A better thing to do is shoot one for free before then- experience is always best, particularly when dealing with and managing people

>>3337915
>What lenses would be best to use?
Depends on the event- outdoor you typically want somewhere wide- 16 to 35mm so you can get reasonable portraits but also group/stage stuff. Indoors you want to stay on the low end. Parks and stuff you likely want to head towards 50mm
Obviously a zoom is usually the better choice but if you're confident changing lenses and not missing anything then primes can work

>>3337915
>What additional equipment should I think about?
A good strobe, trigger, light stand and diffuser, and tripod.

>>3337915
>>nightmare mode: Im introverted and prefer not to interact too much with people. But down want to let my friend down.
Somewhat similar, and I had my first formal/professional shoot the other day- out doors and we had a bunch of performers/comedians arrive for some free photography (though I've since made a few bucks on it after being contacted) outdoors- so it was mostly just about talking to them and finding out what their show is and what they're looking for (PR shots, headshots, etc), and mixing the two into nice shots...
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>>3337915
Events are less pressure because you're not contained within specific parameters but time and management are still your priorities and finding the establishing shots, the smiles on the faces at the right time, the right light and getting the fat and ugly people in a more pleasant/appealing pose etc

But definitely get yourself some experience so you know what you're doing. Being confident in yourself and communicating well are always first and foremost for anything where people are involved
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>>3332769
>gaffer tape?
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My hand-me-down old, rugged, beaten camera's flashcard pins bent and broke (have no idea how) (yes, i cried), essentially rendering the camera useless.
Was a Canon EOS 400D if I'm correct.
I'm assuming it's better to buy a new camera rather than trying to get it fixed? Keep in mind it was already having other problems as well. It has no warranty whatsoever.
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>>3337998
The repair cost would probably be higher than just getting a used body off Ebay. Think of it as a good excuse to upgrade.




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