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Photography Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Why do the cameras Canon 1Dx, Nikon D4, Nikon D5 have a different form factor than other DSLRs?

I mean why are they big; just like they have a battery grip permanently attached. Are there some kind of extra circuitry? What are the extra circuitry?

[canon-1d-x] [nikon-d4] [nikon-d5] [form-factor]  
asked by user152435 7 votes
answered by dpollitt 13 votes

Why would you use a backdrop on location?

I see in behind-the-scenes shots of many famous photographers that they shoot with a backdrop but on location. For example a National Geographic photographer I follow had just posted one of him with ...

[portrait] [backdrops]  
asked by Blake 5 votes
answered by scottbb 6 votes

Where can I find the maximum camera weight for my lens?

I have a somewhat unique question here, and I haven't been able to get a clear answer elsewhere. There is a question with a similar title, only with the camera and lens terms swapped. My question is ...

[canon] [astrophotography] [lens-mount] [weight]  
asked by jrista 4 votes
answered by Caleb 5 votes

What software would appropriate for tonemapping a 5 gigapixel image?

I've shot a 5 gigapixel 360 degree panorama, totaling around 1400 shots in a -1.3-0-+1.3 bracket, and I'm trying to stitch it and tone map it. So far I've managed to decently assembled the panorama in ...

[software] [hdr] [360-panorama] [tone-mapping]  
asked by gjsmo 4 votes
answered by Gerrit Schulze 1 vote

What is the relationship between field of view and focal length for fisheye?

What is the relationship between the focal length and field of view for an equal-area ("equisolid") projection fisheye lens? Alternatively, what is the relationship between the 180-degree image ...

[focal-length] [field-of-view] [fisheye] [projection]  
asked by Szabolcs 4 votes
answered by Szabolcs 3 votes

With which film camera should I start?

I have never had a proper camera and I have never taken pictures seriously but now I'm starting to feel interested in photography. I would like to start to learn the basics of this art. I don't have ...

[equipment-recommendation] [film]  
asked by Onil90 3 votes
answered by Michael Clark 6 votes

Can I use continuous shooting (burst mode) while on self timer with a Canon 5D Mk II?

Are you able to be on burst mode while shooting in self timer mode with the 5dii? I'd like to be able to take more than one shot at a time while being on self timer.

[canon-5d-mark-ii] [burst-mode] [continuous-drive] [self-timer]  
asked by Michelle Lo 3 votes
answered by Michael Clark 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why does fungus form in lenses, and how to get rid of it?

Recently I was using an old Pentax 50mm f/2 that had a quite big green spot, and later I was informed that it was a fungus. A couple of questions raised from this: Why does fungus form inside the ...

[lens] [repair] [equipment-protection] [cleaning] [fungus]  
asked by Andres 29 votes
answered by Russell McMahon 20 votes

What do all those cryptic number and letter codes in a lens name mean?

Then looking at a lens name there is a lot of acronyms in the name describing it's features (often specific to the manufacturer). Examples, Nikon: Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm VR f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Nikon ...

[lens] [terminology]  
asked by Mikael Sundberg 153 votes
answered by jrista 219 votes

Can you answer these?

How can I increase my compact camera's suboptimal autofocus accuracy?

I own a Canon G1X compact camera which is quite good in my expectations, except that I cannot really be confident in its autofocus accuracy especially in non-optimal light conditions. Manual focus is ...

[canon] [autofocus] [camera-settings] [canon-g1-x]  
asked by lrkwz 1 vote

To what degree can Eyefi uploads be automated?

I want to help a friend who is not very computer / camera literate. I want to set it up, so as soon as she's back in the house, the photos are going to go from memory card automatically to a photo ...

[wireless] [eye-fi]  
asked by rvpals 1 vote
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