Seeking a 1950s sf short story, probably by a notable author, that presaged a panopticon-esque surveillance society. My google-fu pride is injured that I can't find a trace of it. [more inside]
I am a novice photographer who would like to improve my skills at photographing vintage cars primarily outdoors in natural light. I am looking to replace my old Nikon D50 and 18-55mm lens with a Nikon D3300. What would be the must-have lenses, filters and accessories for my task? Also best camera settings? Also interested in tricks for getting compelling images. Close up? High angle? Low angle? Just experiment? [more inside]
What is the best digital camera (and possibly lenses) for street photography, candids, and low light situations? [more inside]
Are there some exercises I can do that will give me a better sense of the limits of my camera? [more inside]
Options for a decent, inexpensive second-hand Canon DSLR? [more inside]
Given my investment in lenses, should I stay with Pentax or is now the time to switch to Nikon/Canon? [more inside]
Best camera for indoor/low light conditions about $500ish --without use of a flash preferably. Difficulty: Must be available at Best Buy or somewhere immediately available. [more inside]
Can I use the highest Class SDHC card, as long as my device accepts SDHC? [more inside]
I'm looking into purchasing a Canon DSLR and need some advice on which package to choose [more inside]
What's going on with my camera? [more inside]
I will be seeing in the New Year at the top of a 100 meter tall building in Buenos Aires. I have a Canon SX30 IS, a fairly high-end point and click which has plenty of manual settings. I want to make the most of the viewpoint to take photos of the fireworks that will be going off around the city - what should I know? [more inside]
What are the differences in what I can do with these two cameras? [more inside]
We've a 3 year old Canon Rebel XS. It suddenly started reporting an 'Error #99' about a year ago, and the estimates I've received for repairing it are around $250, ugh. Before I spend the money doing that, I was considering replacing it with another camera, wonder what the hive mind thinks. [more inside]
Best low light still camera under $250? [more inside]
I'm looking for a fast point and shoot camera I can use to take pictures of my pets. [more inside]
My wife has a Canon DSL (Canon-EOS Digital Rebel XTi) with only the stock lens that came with it. I'd like to get her a new lens but I know very little about DSLRs. Can you help? [more inside]
Is there any kind of market for used Contax SLR equipment? [more inside]
I'm looking for general and specific advice about striking a balance between value and ease in selling a few disparate items from an estate. [more inside]
Next week I'll need to livestream some conference plenary sessions over UStream. In the past, I've solved similar problems with a camcorder, component video to USB converter, and a mediocre laptop. What's the best solution these days, given that "Of course we have a camera that will work!" has turned into "You have $200 to make this happen." [more inside]
Is it possible to record video from two sources simultaneously on a Mac and/or sync up the video somehow? [more inside]
Grandma needs a new camera and I'd really like to switch her over to a digital camera. But are there any cameras built for seniors? [more inside]
I want a camera that a) is decent in low light, b) has or can be equipped with a fast, wideish lens and focus and take pictures quickly and c) ideally is smaller than most DSLRs. [more inside]
Looking for accessories for the older analog Hasselblad camera systems. [more inside]
What's the best way to hookup my canon S95 and my iPad? [more inside]
Help me build a journalism kit! [more inside]
I'm trying to make a video of a road trip with my iPhone 4. But the camera keeps focusing on the windshield, rather than on the unfolding landscape. Help?
Outdoor security camera system for a residence. Any potential legal issues to consider? [more inside]
Can I have your recommendations on a digital camera for a 3 year old? [more inside]
What the F is wrong with my camera?I have a Canon PowerShot SD 1200 Digital Elph. As of today, when I try to transfer pictures from the camera to my laptop (Mac) via USB, the camera has a hissy fit -- it makes a bunch of clicking noises, all the lights flash, and it turns itself off. What is going on, and is there anything I can do to fix it?
[PhotographyFilter] So I have a DF-293-NIK flashgun with a plastic hotshoe mount. Sadly, it's cracked off on one side. Can it be repaired or do I have to buy a new flashgun? Photo here.
Looking for a decent HD-capable video camera to replace my brother's old Sony Handicam [more inside]
Recommend me a video camera to use capturing sports action. I'm looking for a USB camera for use outside that can send live capture to a Win7 machine. It should have a wide auto-focus, software to instantly review the feed. I've reviewed previous Mefi posts, and can't decide whether a web cam, stand-alone Hd camcorder, or something like a Flip or helmet cam would be suitable. Right now the Contour or GoPro are considerations, but I'm unsure of the software side. Price is not really important, but I dont' want to spend $500.
I want to get a DSLR. Should I go EVIL? What model would best meet my needs? [more inside]
I need someone to tell me what camera or camcorder to buy. Details inside. [more inside]
Where should I take my Nikon D40 to be cleaned in the Seattle area? There is crap on the inside of the body that has started showing up in pictures as gray marks. [more inside]
Should I replace an 18-55mm lens with a 55-200mm? [more inside]
Dear Chicagoans, I need to sell a nice camera tomorrow somewhere in the area. I'm a minor, so if I need to be 18+ to sell then my question is moot, but either way- if I theoretically wanted to bring in a camera and sell it on the spot, where and how do I do such a thing?
Does anybody have any experience with or recommendations for camera tripods/mounts for individuals in wheelchairs? [more inside]
What's the best affordable (below $200) lens for my Nikon D40 camera? [more inside]
I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories? [more inside]
I need to know how to set up a wireless, night-vision enabled, motion detecting camera for the purposes of spying. [more inside]
DSLR Filter- Narrowed my choices down, need an outside opinion on a couple details. [more inside]
How can I get my broken Canon digital camera and my malfunctional Flip video camera repaired? [more inside]
PhotographyFilter: Teach me how to shoot outside at night under stadium lighting. [more inside]
Have you downsized your photography kit? How'd that work out for ya? [more inside]
Back again. In a previous question I asked about Sony 8mm videotapes in the Philadelphia area. Sadly the price for converting Sony HG120 tape, Sony 8mm MP120 tapes and Sony Video8 MP60 tapes is too expensive for the 3 or 4 tapes I have. I'd rather not pay $150 when the tapes might be mostly blank, have crap on them, or otherwise not be worth spending $120 on. Any ideas? Should I try to buy a cheap camera for these? Anybody want to lend their for a few hours? [more inside]
I'm renting a Canon DSLR (60D or T3i) for our vacation in Seattle. Help me choose one single lens to rent with it. [more inside]
Why are microscope lenses small and camera lenses large? Surely having large lenses on microscopes would let you gather more light from the thing you're trying to examine and give you a clearer picture.