Hi everyone, suppose I was at a family reunion BBQ or wedding reception, and I wanted to stroll around and take pictures of groups of people, many of whom I might be meeting after a long absence, or even for the first time. Now, I'm terrible with names, I forget them quickly unless I write them down. Is there a camera out there that will let me do this? I'm dreaming of some P&S camera with a touch screen that'll let me annotate the image (or a copy of the image) with text so I could enter in their names. (like I take a snapshot of Jane; then I immediately enter in 'jane smith' in the camera as some kind of image caption or tag.) Any advice?
Looking for a compacter-than-DSLR camera to take traveling for a couple of months. I really like my Nikon D90 for its low-light and manual capabilities, but I don't think I'll enjoy bringing it around with me the whole time. I really want a camera that can handle low light and takes good video, without being as bulky as an SLR. I think the NEX-6 satisfies these requirements pretty well. Do I want a NEX-6? Or something else? [more inside]
I've got this image of a piece of ground glass mounted in a standard 4x5 film holder. I've googled all sorts of things to try and describe what this is, but I cannot find where I can buy this. I've seen tons of pieces of ground glass that are for specific cameras, but that's not what I want. I want a piece of ground glass in (and sold with) a frame that makes it the exact size and thickness for putting into any sort of large format camera. Basically, what that picture shows. What is this and where do I buy it? Thanks!
Ever since I saw the video for Cabaret Voltaire's Sensoria a gazillion and nine years ago, I've wondered how they accomplished that freaky, vertiginous camera move. You see it at the beginning of the video, with lots of quick little inserted shots to break it up, but then it turns up again a few times later without any cuts. It seems like the camera is on an overhead track, but you never see a track as the camera is swooping around. Was it on some sort of a crane? The shot's wide enough that it would seem like you would see the crane off on one side or the other. (If you've never heard the song, plan to spend a good part of your work day tomorrow muttering, "Do right... Always work... Go to church.")
Do I have to own a DSLR to be a real photographer? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are leaving for a vacation in Chile in about a week. We'll be spending most of our time hiking and seeing glaciers and penguins in southern Patagonia, with a few days in Santiago at the end. I'd like to bring a compact, versatile, weatherproof camera with great image quality, 15-20x zoom, and good low-light performance -- but compromises must be made. What kind of camera should I take with me? My budget is $300-750. [more inside]
I feel like I understand a thing or two about light, but I can't figure out how/why this particular phenomenon happens. This photo I took shows a shadow line cast by my bank (on the right) that seems to just hang in the air. [more inside]
What is the best film for a Polaroid 600 Business Edition? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best quality portable camera and lens system for travel and street photography. My budget is between $8 and $10,000 for everything.
I am renting a DSLR camera for five days. If you were doing this, what would you shoot? [more inside]
I have been asked to set up an Internet-based surveillance camera at our weekend house. The catch? A somewhat limited DSL connection. Comments or suggestions for an easily set-up Internet surveillance system greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Is there an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera on the market that is comparable in quality to an iPhone camera? [more inside]
I've decided it's time to upgrade from my Canon point and shoot. I'm going to get a Panasonic Lumix G5 DSLM. Now...what lenses should I get? [more inside]
I’m looking for camera suggestions for a Christmas gift. Something interesting, funky, cheap. Not digital. For someone who is interested in photography, but knows nothing about it. [more inside]
I want to take a year of photos from my balcony to capture views as the day changes, and to make a time-lapse videos of the view. Is GoPro the best bet for an inexpensive, weather-durable camera for prolonged use in the Southwest high desert? [more inside]
Looking for a cheap camera with an intervalometer / time lapse function. [more inside]
Smallest, goodest, water-resistantest camera for taking pictures while trail running? [more inside]
What should I look for in a telephoto lens that wouldn't cost more than $250? [more inside]
What type of dashboard camera should I buy for my automobile? [more inside]
My 10 year old want to make stop-motion movies, primarily Lego based. I would like to support this kind of creativity. We have an old laptop running MS Vista that belongs to him. We need a camera, editing software, and I don't know what else. A book with tips and tricks for newbies, maybe? [more inside]
What is wrong with my Canon PowerShot G9? It started taking these messed up pictures. Here is an example: http://imgur.com/rbyAj When I shake the camera I can hear something loose in there. Is it fixable at all, or do I need a new camera? If it is fixable, can I do it myself?
Please help me pick a Canon or Nikon DSLR for close-up photography of small objects. I'd like to spend around $500 - $700 total. I need a body plus 1-2 lenses. [more inside]
Is it a good idea to buy a grey-market SLR lens? [more inside]
Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
Help me find a device (or two devices) that will take pictures, and then easily convert these pictures to PDFs. Alternatively, persuade me to buy an iPad! [more inside]
Getting mom an iPad. She says she wants a camera connector (she has a Canon EOS 40D) and "Photoshop" for it. She uses Photoshop on her iMac. I see Photoshop Express and Photoshop Tools. Should I get both/neither/something else? Are there good ipad-based tutorials for how to use Photoshop or similar tools for the ipad? Any other suggestions? [more inside]
Explain Ebay to me like I'm six years old. I need to sell some expensive lenses and a camera. How do I sell something without being taken to the cleaners by scammers? [more inside]
Fun, artistic digital camera for a gift? [more inside]
I am looking for an inexpensive point and shoot camera with the lowest shutter lag possible. [more inside]
How to choose a digital (video) camera? Not against photo and video capability as long as the video rocks. [more inside]
I bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ150 camera from 42photo.com. It arrived last week. It's supposed to be new, but I think it's previously-owned. [more inside]
I messed up my travel packing, and I now need to buy a charger for a Canon S95 camera battery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is there any place where I could get one for a reasonable price? I'm staying downtown.
What sort of cameras and gear do embedded journalists and war photographers use these days? Which cameras can handle the abuse required? How do they deal with problems like power, memory, and multiple lenses? Any information would be greatly appreciated; thanks, MeFi!
What dash cameras should I consider purchasing? There's a bunch of them out there, but I'm having little luck finding info about which are good and which aren't. [more inside]
Very Simple Camera For Older Person [more inside]
An article about ANPR cameras in the paper today had a quote from a policeman saying that a particular driving style could prevent detection. I am curious about what he meant by that, any ideas? [more inside]
I want to upgrade my point'n'shoot from a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 to something else. Camera people, please help me out. [more inside]
Photographers: Please recommend good, relatively inexpensive clear and polarized lens filters. [more inside]
Audio-visual help, please: I need a camera/monitor setup that allows me to film things, show that footage live on a screen as it's shot, and record that same footage as clips that I can quickly share later. [more inside]
How can I get an item back from Hong Kong if I'm in the U.S? [more inside]
Howdy Mefi peeps, I'm looking for a tough video + camera that is mp4 native. I have a Canon IS1200, a good point and shoot. It outputs in .avi, a high volume format that takes quite awhile to download via USB. I need something more robust for my purposes. [more inside]
Help me understand which camera memory card to buy, and also (potentially) where I might buy one in Boston/Cambridge (or online)!
Help me understand which camera memory card to buy, and also (potentially) where I might buy one in Boston/Cambridge (or online)! [more inside]
Mr Corpse is looking for a camera to mount on his bike, to record his daily commute in case of being hit (again) by a car. Desired features inside. [more inside]
I am going to Ireland for 8 days in August with my mom, aunt and cousins. I'm looking at the average weather and panicking a little about what to pack/bring/carry. I specifically need a good backpack for a camera, and some decent looking shoes. Can you help? [more inside]
For motion itself, will a new canon point and shoot (digic5) have the same movement quality as the 5d mark 3 (their nice digic 5 slr)? I understand that the lens quality will differ (chromatic aberration, etc), but what about seeing how the video handles movement, skew, and motion? [more inside]
How can I trick the auto-exposure setting on my film camera? [more inside]
CameraFilter: I am looking to buy a DSLR camera that can not only videotape movie-quality HD, but also film in super slo-mo. [more inside]
I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
I need an all-around wide angle or zoom lens that's of good quality. I'm already really happy with my f/1.8 50mm, what's the zoom/wide angle lens equivalent of the 50mm? [more inside]