• Why a CD is called compact disc?

    What is "compact" about it?
    What is "compact" about it?
    13 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Is they girl in this picture facing towards or away from the camera?

    Best answer: Towards
    Best answer: Towards
    6 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Is a 5mp camera really that bad, how does it compare with a 16mp camera is what I mean?

    So I just got a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro and to my dismay, it has the same mp camera as my old phone, the outdated Samsung Galaxy Stardust. So another question I have is can two phones have the same mp camera but still on camera be better than the other?
    So I just got a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro and to my dismay, it has the same mp camera as my old phone, the outdated Samsung Galaxy Stardust. So another question I have is can two phones have the same mp camera but still on camera be better than the other?
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I get an apple watch series 2 or a dslr camera?

    I really want both but I can only get one. I'm scared that I wont use them as often and that I'll regret getting one rather than the other. I really like photography and I never used a proper camera before so I don't know anything about cameras and how to properly use it. And for the apple watch I can... show more
    I really want both but I can only get one. I'm scared that I wont use them as often and that I'll regret getting one rather than the other. I really like photography and I never used a proper camera before so I don't know anything about cameras and how to properly use it. And for the apple watch I can use and wear it everyday but will I actually use it everyday? So yeah I need some help deciding which one I should get.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Digital camera flash not working?

    I have a kodak pixpro fz-152 digital camera. The camera has an external flash. The other night I was taking photos of a nighttime holiday parade in the dark and it was raining. My camera got wet from the rain and the flash stopped working. The camera itself still works, but the flash will not turn on at all. Is... show more
    I have a kodak pixpro fz-152 digital camera. The camera has an external flash. The other night I was taking photos of a nighttime holiday parade in the dark and it was raining. My camera got wet from the rain and the flash stopped working. The camera itself still works, but the flash will not turn on at all. Is there anyway I can repair the flash?" Did the flash get water damaged? I really like the camera and will continue to use it, but I want the flash to work because I often take night photos
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Difference between Canon and Nikon image appearance?

    I'm not trying to ask if one is better than the other, but instead if the cameras give different looks in regard to color renditioning and clarity. As well, are these differences that become irrelevant once post processing is done?
    I'm not trying to ask if one is better than the other, but instead if the cameras give different looks in regard to color renditioning and clarity. As well, are these differences that become irrelevant once post processing is done?
    4 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Lens suggestion for a newbie. (18-55mm ish)?

    Hi, I've bought my step daughter a camera for Christmas (D5100) second hand, brand new condition etc. Sadly it does not come with a lens. Can anybody suggest a somewhat basic lens/Kit lens. She wants to try and get into photography and is starting a night course starting in Feb of next year. Max budget is... show more
    Hi, I've bought my step daughter a camera for Christmas (D5100) second hand, brand new condition etc. Sadly it does not come with a lens. Can anybody suggest a somewhat basic lens/Kit lens. She wants to try and get into photography and is starting a night course starting in Feb of next year. Max budget is £150 but have no problem buying second hand from respected sellers like MPB etc. The only requirments would be be that it has a Auto focus (Although most seem to have this) and VR. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks :)
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Good film to use?

    Best answer: Here's a link to B&H who sells every type of film available on the market: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Roll-Film/ci/2545/N/4093113317 Adorama.com is another great store/site to buy film. The black & white films on the market are by Kodak and Illford. Kodak: T-Max film (iso 100 & 400) has... show more
    Best answer: Here's a link to B&H who sells every type of film available on the market: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Roll-...

    Adorama.com is another great store/site to buy film.

    The black & white films on the market are by Kodak and Illford.
    Kodak:
    T-Max film (iso 100 & 400) has very tight grain structure and good contrast. The ISO 400 is a good general purpose film.
    Trix-X - This is an iconic old-school film. It has a much larger grain structure than T-Max, but it has a look to it that it coveted by artists and professionals alike.

    Illford:
    Pan F (ISO 50) Use this film when you need zero grain and/or to print large. At only ISO 50, your exposures are going to be much longer than iso 400, which is why most use tripods with this film.

    HP5 (iso 400) which is a great general purpose film. A fairly wide contrast range, HP4 and HP5 are good for when you've got a contrasty scene. HP5 can be pushed to ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 if you need faster shutter speeds.

    Illford's Delta film is similar in grain to Kodak's T-Max. Unlike HP4 (iso 125) or HP5 (iso 400) - Delta has a much narrower contrast range of 5 stops. This means that it won't retain detail in the shadows and highlights in high-contrast scenes. It's a fantastic film to use on flat, overcast days where it'll boost the contrast of the scene, providing a snappier look.

    Fujifilm - I've never used Fuji's Acros, but I have always heard good things about it.

    As your first roll, go with an ISO 400 like HP5. It's a fairly forgiving film with a decent latitude.

    All of the above-mentioned films require B&W processing which you can do yourself, or send it out. B&W processing costs more than color processing due to fewer people using it. There are chromogenic B&W films that require the same processing as color print film. Films like Illford's XP2 is a film that uses color (C41) processing which is cheaper and takes less time. Down side is that since the image is being printed on color paper, there will always be some kind of color cast to the images. Often there is a magenta color cast, but if you go to a decent photo lab, you can discus options with the technician.

    B&H also sells a bunch of other films that I've never used. I think Rollei film is re-branded Agfa Pan. If so, the Rollei ISO 25 is a superb film for landscapes and still life work (or anything else that can be taken with long shutter speeds).
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is a range finder camera always better than SLR?

    Best answer: In terms of size and bulk,the range finder cameras smaller even with lenses than SLRs. There are some reason Why should I use a rangefinder. First of all, rangefinders, both film and digital are not everyone’s cup of tea. They are quite hard to learn, particularly focusing. The most documented issue with... show more
    Best answer: In terms of size and bulk,the range finder cameras smaller even with lenses than SLRs. There are some reason Why should I use a rangefinder.

    First of all, rangefinders, both film and digital are not everyone’s cup of tea. They are quite hard to learn, particularly focusing.

    The most documented issue with rangefinders is the viewfinder. That's because the viewfinder is not aligned with the lens axis, you get what is known as parallax – the closer you are to a subject the more off centered from the actual viewfinder it becomes. Modern rangefinders counter this with indicators in the viewfinder showing the amount of parallax. Indeed the Fuji X100 uses an electronic heads up display to project the actual image framing inside the viewfinder. Other issues include limited ability to check depth of field and of course, not being able to see the effect of a polarizing or graduated filter.



    Perhaps the greatest rangefinder of all, the Leica M3 by celluloidpropaganda, on Flickr

    Of course, the rangefinder’s longevity comes from its advantages, the prime one of these being its viewfinder. These are many times brighter and have a much more than 100% view when compared to SLR viewfinders. This allows the photographer to both work and focus fast and to see beyond the confines of his actual framing. This combined with the lack of moving mirror make the camera ideal for street photographers and photojournalists.

    The lack of mirror also means no mirror slap. This is the vibration that goes through a SLR when the mirror returns to its lowered position after exposure. It is an often unrecognized cause of camera shake. The rangefinder by eliminating this and because of its size can potentially give sharper images at lower shutter speed, again a boon for street and documentary photographers.

    Rangefinders have a long history in photography, they fill a unique niche and judging by the recent minor resurgence of new digital models, they will be around to stay for quite awhile longer. I have one, and I love it, I am sure many of you would too.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How can i record a video with a DSLR canon camera???????

    I'm supposed to record a hockey game and my sister gave me her DSLR camera but i dont know how I can record with it, there's only an option to take pictures, how do I switch to recording option?????
    I'm supposed to record a hockey game and my sister gave me her DSLR camera but i dont know how I can record with it, there's only an option to take pictures, how do I switch to recording option?????
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • I a Nikon D5500 with a 70-300mm lens to make videos. I am looking at a Canon XA10 with a 10x zoom. How does the 10x zoom compare to 300mm?

    Best answer: The focal length on the XA10 is equivalent to 30.5-305mm on a 35mm (full frame) camera. The D5500 is a crop sensor camera with 1.5x so your 70-300 will equate to 105-450mm on a full frame camera.
    Best answer: The focal length on the XA10 is equivalent to 30.5-305mm on a 35mm (full frame) camera. The D5500 is a crop sensor camera with 1.5x so your 70-300 will equate to 105-450mm on a full frame camera.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Which camera use in photography?

    canon or nikan
    canon or nikan
    26 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can a photo be taken without any devices whatsoever eg camera ?

    Best answer: Stare at something for an hour and sketch it.
    Best answer: Stare at something for an hour and sketch it.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Camera shopping?

    Im a newbie looking for a good place to purchase camera. Adorama is a good choice for me. However, I saw that they have camera base and camera free accessories kit with the same price. Is it trust worthy? I know that free accessories kit doesnt cost much but some places attaching this kit to open- item to sale it... show more
    Im a newbie looking for a good place to purchase camera. Adorama is a good choice for me. However, I saw that they have camera base and camera free accessories kit with the same price. Is it trust worthy? I know that free accessories kit doesnt cost much but some places attaching this kit to open- item to sale it as new item price. Also, is there any tips to know i purchase a new camera instead of open or used one?
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • I would like a relatively small handheld camera to take vacation pics with, Any recommendations?

    I would like a relatively small handheld camera to take vacation pics with, Any recommendations?
    I would like a relatively small handheld camera to take vacation pics with, Any recommendations?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • What camera lens is best for recording dance on a Canon 80D? Any tips for smooth and high quality video besides good lighting and audio?

    My wife and I record dance videos (i.e. salsa dancing, swing dancing, line dancing, etc...) I need a lens that is wide enough to keep us in the shot, no matter the space, and keep us in focus when we dance, no matter the direction: left to right, front to back. I m thinking about getting the the 80D with the... show more
    My wife and I record dance videos (i.e. salsa dancing, swing dancing, line dancing, etc...) I need a lens that is wide enough to keep us in the shot, no matter the space, and keep us in focus when we dance, no matter the direction: left to right, front to back. I m thinking about getting the the 80D with the 18-135mm lens, but I m not sure if there s a better option--that doesn t break the bank. I know prime lens are super clear, can be pretty wide, and great in low light, but I m not sure if it s great for dances as we need to move in and out from the camera. Hopefully you fully understand what I m getting at, and I d love to hear options.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • I have a Canon 80D wanna upgrade to Full frame but which one?

    Best answer: This is a fairly large purchase. I would strongly suggest that you go to sites like lensrentals.com and rent both cameras for a weekend or a week. It's not just about image quality. It's about how the camera works and how it does NOT get in your way of you expressing your vision. Both the 6D and D750... show more
    Best answer: This is a fairly large purchase. I would strongly suggest that you go to sites like lensrentals.com and rent both cameras for a weekend or a week. It's not just about image quality. It's about how the camera works and how it does NOT get in your way of you expressing your vision.

    Both the 6D and D750 are very good cameras for still photography. Because you're doing weddings, it's likely that you'll be doing video with the camera. With that in mind, the answer is without question, the Canon 6D. Canon is far better for video than Nikon, with the possible exception of the Nikon D500. If you do go with a Canon, you need to download the Magic Lantern firmware upgrade which adds a ton of video-specific features. Nothing like it exists for Nikon.

    For these reasons, I'd would go with Canon over Nikon.

    One thing you should also keep in mind is: which lenses are you going to be using. Up until recently, Canon's 70-200 f/2.8L was the best of its kind on the market. Nikon's older versions of this lens had very bad focus breathing issues. That's been fixed, but the new Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 is nearly $3,000! The 70-200 f/2.8 is such an important lens, that I'd go with Canon just so that I could use it. Remember, you can always adapt Nikon lenses onto Canon bodies, but you cannot put Canon glass on Nikon bodies.

    If you want even better video performance, consider the Sony A7R ii/iii instead of a DSLR. All Canon or Nikon lenses can be adapted to work with the Sony mirrorless cameras. It's just that Canon lenses work much better than those from Nikon. Because the A7R has in-body image stabilization (IBIS), this will allow you to get shots simply not possible with either Canon or Nikon. Why? Because not all lenses by C/N are stabilized. With IBIS every lens you use is stabilized. Not only stabilized, but stabilized on all 5 axis as opposed to just 3 with Canon or Nikon.

    If video is important to you, then the A7R ii/iii will be the better choice as its video performance is superior to anything from Canon.
    If video is important to you, definitely do not go with Nikon!
    7 answers · 1 week ago