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Aside from flickr, what are some good websites where I can share/promote/package/sell my photography?

Aside from flickr, what are some good websites where I can share/promote/package/sell my photography? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jun 1, 2006 - 9 answers

Which digital camera should I buy?

I need help finding the right digital camera. (I've returned 2 already.) [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jun 1, 2006 - 35 answers

Help a complete novice get into digital photography.

I need help and advice on buying a good digital camera and some resources on digital photography for a beginner. [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Apr 17, 2006 - 30 answers

Goodbye Nikon Coolpix 995

Long after they've become obsolete, I'm still using my old Nikon Coolpix 995. I'd like to upgrade, but I've got a few amateurish requirements for my next camera. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Mar 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Looking for a place that rents digital cameras.

Hello all, I am having trouble find a place that rents out digital cameras. I am looking to either rent a Nikon D50, D70, or D100 or possibly, a Canon Digital Rebel XT. (Renting time-frame, 2-3 days.) I am wondering if anyone had any experience with renting high-end digital cams such as these and which place I should trust. I called up a couple of places where I live (Boston, MASS) and none of them offered this.
posted by cheero on Feb 26, 2006 - 5 answers

What's the best ultra compact 5 megapixel (or more) digital camera that I can get?

UltraCompactDigicamFilter: What's the best ultra compact 5 megapixel (or more) digital camera that I can get? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Jan 6, 2006 - 24 answers

what the hell is happening to this country?

there are, at least to my mind, many nefarious things going on in this country, at all levels. i recently voiced a specific complaint to a friend of mind. his reply was 'this is the way the 'man' wants it.' who is this 'man' anyway?
posted by brandz on Dec 26, 2005 - 16 answers

An endless-video recording digicam?

Does this device exist, and if not, how can I modify cheap consumer digicams to create it: A cheap portable digicam that will endlessly record video to some kind of small memory buffer, say enough memory for 1 minute of video, such that I could leave it running for days on the off-chance of it recording something interesting, and when something interesting happened, I just press a "Stop Recording" button, and the last 60 seconds of video are sitting in memory. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Oct 29, 2005 - 13 answers

Is Hiding Illegal?

UK residents, is it illegal to hide your face from the ubiquitous security cameras? [more inside]
posted by jsonic on Oct 8, 2005 - 18 answers

Can my camera be replaced under warranty?

In California, can my broken Casio camera be fixed or replaced under warranty even if it broke from me accidently knocking it against my chair? [more inside]
posted by Korou on Aug 27, 2005 - 6 answers

How to download pictures without Canon's software?

Please help me transfer pictures from my Canon camera to my iBook without using Canon's software. [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Aug 25, 2005 - 14 answers

Why isn't there a camera that takes photos which look like what I see with my eyes?

Why isn't there a camera that takes photos which look like what I see with my eyes? [more inside]
posted by symbebekos on Aug 24, 2005 - 21 answers

Digital camera service/repair in SF?

SF digital camera folks: I'm in need of local digital camera repair recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Frisbee Girl on Aug 8, 2005 - 1 answer

Shouldn't a 50% full battery be enough to power an LCD?

Nikon D70 owners: My LCD stopped working tonight... [more inside]
posted by knave on Jul 29, 2005 - 11 answers

camera help please

two photography questions in one: a. Does the Bronica ETRC have a double-exposure button/lever? If so, how do I use it? I know the ETRS does, but I can't seem to find one on my ETRC. b. How can I take long time exposures on my Canon Powershot S70? I bought this because I wanted a lot of manual control, and I know it doesn't have a bulb setting, but is there a way to set really long (i.e., 60 second plus) exposures for tripod/night landscapes?
posted by luriete on Jul 6, 2005 - 5 answers

Which Nikon Lense

I've decided to buy a digital Nikon SLR (lots of old lenses that will fit the digital body even though they won't work with the digital body's meter). I looked at the D100, D70, D70s and D50. I think I've decided on the D70s. Which "modern" Nikon lens should I buy to go with it? There is a 24-85mm with a 2.8 - 4.0 fstop that looks good. Any suggestions regarding the best "all-around" lens or any reasons I should look at a model other than the D70s?
posted by Carbolic on Jun 30, 2005 - 14 answers

Looking for digital camera recommendations for kite camera work

I've been playing with kites lately and I want to try my hand at kite photography soon, but I'd rather not use disposable film cameras -- I'd like to rig up a digital camera. I'm looking for a small, light camera that can shoot automatically. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 19, 2005 - 14 answers

How do I taking pictures of moving things?

When I take pictures of moving things (like fidgety kids, etc) with my Canon Powershot A95, the pictures are often blurry where the motion is. The manual is extremely brief on this. Can someone tell me what I should be doing that I'm not?
posted by frenetic on Jun 8, 2005 - 11 answers

3CCD vs. 1CCD?

I'm considering the purchase of one of Panasonic's 3CCD camcorders - is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 5, 2005 - 13 answers


I want to buy a 35mm camera and learn how to develop film. Should I buy a new one? A used workhorse? Tell me. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Mar 24, 2005 - 25 answers

Webcam chat between Mac & PC

I'm looking for an inexpensive pair of Mac and Windows compatible webcams to chat with my girlfriend -- she has a PC, I have a PowerBook. [more inside]
posted by armage on Mar 2, 2005 - 7 answers

Future-proof cameras- film or digital?

I own a digital point-and-shoot camera, and was looking to upgrade to a "nicer" camera for some more ambitious photography. But I was wondering if it makes sense to spend a lot on a digital camera, as it seemingly will be a bit archaic, if not outright obsolete, in a few years. E.g., old Leicas or even manual Nikons still fetch fair amounts on Ebay, while digital cameras a few years old sell for a fraction of their original value. I know digital cameras are supposed to making analog obsolete, but I'm just wondering about the obsolescence factor of digital. In other words, should I buy the new digital Leica or a vintage analog Leica? Any thoughts?
posted by jgballard on Jan 27, 2005 - 31 answers

Filmaking with Security Cameras

I'd like to shoot a series of shorts with security cameras, as well as some with lipstick cameras and the like. Nothing illegal or snoopy - I'm just going for the look itself in some films. Does anyone have any recommendations, or advice from experience?
posted by Sticherbeast on Jan 25, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I take clear pictures in a small, dark club?

What are the best camera settings to use when taking pictures at a concert in a small club? Mine always come out really blurry. Canon S45 digital camera, if that helps any (4mp).
posted by adampsyche on Jan 25, 2005 - 37 answers


[CameraFilter] I have a Pentax K1000. The last two rolls of film I've gotten developed (a generic-brand ISO 200 and a Fuji ISO 100) have had a major problem - the first couple of pictures turn out alright, then the last couple of pictures, but everything in between is overexposed. My first thought was a light leak when I changed lenses, but then I realized an earlier roll came out just fine, and I'd used different lenses on it. Any ideas?
posted by emmling on Jan 8, 2005 - 19 answers

Digital Cameras : Help me with my memory card error

A follow up my last question about my Canon Elph S400 that, I thought, had a dying CF card. Now it appears that it just doesn't like large storage cards. With a 256 or 512 card I run a 50% chance (it seems) of encountering a memory card error. With a 128 card, I didn't have any trouble at all. [MI] [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Nov 30, 2004 - 6 answers

Do CF cards just go bad?

My 256MB compact flash card that I've been using without any trouble for the last two years in my Canon s400 has decided that it has problems. I've reformatted it several times already in the camera and on my G4 Aluminum Powerbook but it still breaks down in a few days and won't record pics.

I've lost a bunch of really good pics already and don't want to lose anymore. Can someone give me some idea of what's going on? Do CF cards just go bad?
posted by fenriq on Nov 20, 2004 - 7 answers


Digital Camera repair: I have a Canon S-40 that has stopped working. It just doesn't power on. What is the best way to go about repairing it? Do local camera shops do this kind of work these days or will this entail sending it in to Canon world headquarters? If you think I should just pitch it and buy a new one, what do you think of this one?
posted by jacobsee on Oct 26, 2004 - 7 answers

Looking for a wireless security camera system.

I need a wireless security camera system. My requirements are that it be able to support at least 8 cameras, be reasonably high-res, and be able to capture and record streams digitally (not just take still snapshots). Motion sensitive activation is a plus, but not required. Ability to view the streams using a standard web browser is a big plus, but not necessarily required.

Budget is flexible, but I'd like to spend less than $5K total if possible. If that's not realistic (high or low), say so.
posted by Caviar on Oct 7, 2004 - 8 answers

How do I repair a broken Canon A80 battery cover?

I've got a Canon A80. It dropped. The battery door now does not close all the way, I know the door lost a 'latch' piece from the interior. I can't imagine it's under any sort of warrentee. So. Any thoughts on how to repair?
posted by daver on Aug 29, 2004 - 10 answers

Best color film for daytime outdoor scenes

I while back I got some good recommendations on lenses to use for documentary style photography. Now I come to the Green looking for insight on color film. I'm shooting with a Nikon FM2 and a Canon Rebel 2000. The work is for a grad thesis film, mostly daytime with some scenes right after sundown.
posted by inviolable on Aug 17, 2004 - 7 answers

what is your favorite camera for format photos

I've suddenly decided that I am on the verge of diving headfirst into the murky waters of medium format photography. Any of you have any favourite cameras? Favourite brands? Favourite filmstocks? Rest assured, I will not be shooting weddings or yearbook portraits.
posted by nylon on Aug 15, 2004 - 22 answers

Need a new lens block

Lens Block on digital Minolta Dimage 7i needs to be replaced. [more inside]
posted by Feisty on Aug 12, 2004 - 5 answers

Looking for an attractive, inconspicuous, sturdy camera bag

I need a new camera bag. I don't want a huge blocky "traditional" one, just one big enough for my SLR, a lens or two, and perhaps things like wallet, keys, cellphone, etc. (I don't want to have to carry my purse and my camera bag at the same time). Ideally a backpack or shoulder bag or something of that easy-to-carry nature, it should be fairly inconspicuous (i.e. doesn't scream "LOOK! I'M A CAMERA BAG!!!") and reasonably attractive. It should be well-built and padded enough to protect my precious camera. Suggestions?
posted by biscotti on Aug 11, 2004 - 13 answers

ccd on Minolta Dimage s414

Why did the ccd on my Minolta Dimage s414 stop working earlier this month? I used it the night prior to its death. The next day I needed to take some pics but all I got was a black screen with horizontal static. I tried new batteries. Does the camera hate me? It is still under warranty but I can't find any contact info and I am wary of just mailing it off and hoping for the best.
posted by Grod on Jul 16, 2004 - 8 answers

MiniDV camera/deck recommendations

Video geeks: I am looking for either a MiniDV deck, or camera to act as a deck. All the reviews I find on cameras seem to focus on video quality, but I'm in the market for playback features and compatibility. Help? [more inside]
posted by plexiwatt on Jul 1, 2004 - 4 answers

Infrared with Canon Powershot?

I have a Canon Powershot s50 digital camera which I dearly love. Is it possible to take infrared shots with it? I had a infrared filter for my old nikon fm slr, which, when used with infrared film, worked very well. I assume there must be some way to mount the same kind of filter on the digital camera, but will the sensor pick up the resultant filtered infrared image?
posted by luriete on Jun 28, 2004 - 5 answers

Kayaking with Camera

I have a Canon Digital Rebel camera and I want to take it kayaking with me (along with other wet activities if possible). Any suggestions on products that will keep this thing dry and still usable? Or should I just keep it in a bag and take it out when I need it? Anything is welcome!
posted by crazy finger on Jun 16, 2004 - 7 answers

How to photograph color and grayscale artwork?

I am trying to photograph several hundred pieces of color and grayscale artwork. I will be using a digital camera. Any pointers or resources that I can look to?
posted by the biscuit man on Jun 14, 2004 - 11 answers

25 year old B&W film. Can I use it? What to expect?

I just acquired an old Minolta 16 along with two rolls of B&W film. The film was in a sealed container with the expiration date marked May '78. Do I have any chance of getting workable pictures out of this thing? And is there something (longer exposure, or shorter?) one can do to compensate for expired film?
posted by Aaorn on May 20, 2004 - 5 answers

I'm looking for a compact digital camera with a fast wide angle lens.

I'm in a twisty maze of compact digital camera reviews, all alike ... and I know digital cameras have been asked about before ... but I'm looking for recommendations for a basic compact digital camera, preferably with a lens that is fixed-length, wide angle (<=35mm), and fast. I can't really find one, apart from the new SONY Cybershot DSC-P43, but they have to be out there, surely? Basically, I want something digital to replace my beloved Yashica T4.
posted by carter on Apr 22, 2004 - 11 answers

Where can I find a used Pentax SLR (other than eBay)?

On Friday, our apartment was burglarized, and one of the things taken was my Pentax SLR camera I got in high school (about 8 years ago). I'm depressed about replacing it - all the "basic" models now are made of plastic or have too many features. This was the most basic student model, heavy, clunky, and completely manual. Does anyone know of a good used camera site that isn't eBay?
posted by agregoli on Apr 13, 2004 - 11 answers

What settings make for the "best" photos with the least manipulation afterwards?

Digital cameras do tons of photo manipulation in-camera, before you ever upload it. Knowing this, I'd like to configure my camera to do as much in-camera as possible, so that I don't have to spend as much time photoshopping (contrast, sharpening, etc.) afterward. Any recommendations on settings I could use, or resources that would help me determine what settings make for the "best" photos? (I have a Nikon CP4500, if it helps.)
posted by oissubke on Jan 27, 2004 - 7 answers

Name for the type of film used in early Italian cinema?

Does anyone happen to know the proper name for the type of film used in early Italian cinema? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by tenseone on Jan 16, 2004 - 1 answer

Fix for Audio Being Out of Sync with Video on Nikon Coolpix 4500

When I record video on my Nikon Coolpix 4500, the sound is a fraction of a second out of sync, which is enough to turn every family video into a kung foo movie. Any suggestions on what might be causing this?
posted by oissubke on Jan 4, 2004 - 2 answers

Help a beginner get into manually-controlled photography.

I'm thinking about getting into photography - something I have always wanted to do, but never seemed to have the time to fit it in. I would like to go "manual" - anyone have any suggestions on what camera I should try and find? I would like to have a big clunky metal manual monster that I can learn the basics on..... There are lots of sites out there claiming that this camera is the best, or this camera is the best, or this camera.... you know. What do you suggest?
posted by bradth27 on Jan 3, 2004 - 15 answers

Should I get the kit lens for my Rebel or save up for a better lens?

I'm probably getting a Canon Digital Rebel soon. Should I pay $200CAD (about $155USD) for the kit lens, or should I put that money toward a better lens?
posted by timeistight on Jan 1, 2004 - 9 answers

Learning electronics without becoming an apprentice

I am interested in gaining a more fundamental understanding of AV electronics, things like TVs, cameras, microphones. I use a lot of this kind of stuff from the front end but would like a better understanding of how they operate from the inside. I want to know how to wire, maintain and repair them. But where to begin... [more inside]
posted by piskycritter on Dec 18, 2003 - 1 answer

Digital Rebel Lens

Lens dilemma - I'd appreciate some help in choosing my first "non-kit" lens for my Digital Rebel. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by stonerose on Dec 15, 2003 - 19 answers

Cool Cameras

I know about the Lomo & the colorful, high-contrast photos it produces, heard about the light leaks and sometimes questionable lens quality of the Holga, and seen some of the stuff Heather has been doing with her pinhole camera. Are there any other fun/odd cameras that I should be considering?
posted by jkottke on Dec 10, 2003 - 14 answers

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