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   Old Thread  #1915  8 Nov 2012 at 3.00pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
To all fans of the technical side of photography.

To prevent threads cropping up left right and center across many boards, please use this thread to ask techie questions, get techie answers and show off your techie skills.
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   Old Thread  #1000  15 Dec 2008 at 4.44pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #2596 15 Dec 2021 at 6.42pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Question for the experts on AF settings, Canon M50

The settings I’m not sure about are:

‘AF Operation’, with options of ‘one shot’ or ‘servo’

and a separate setting for

‘Continuous AF’, which I can enable/disable

What are the best settings for self takes?
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   Old Thread  #2595 21 Nov 2021 at 11.50am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks to AB all i know is that PINAC....

Thanks AB.
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   Old Thread  #2594 20 Oct 2021 at 12.16pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm looking at getting one of cheap alternatives to the Rhino light that are all over Amazon\Ebay, will a very basic one be fine

Amazon link

Or should I go for one with the variable colour temp, dimmable brightness etc
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   Old Thread  #2593 29 Jul 2021 at 8.12pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That actually looks decent
Some olympus cameras use the same jack canon use, I think all models since they switched to usbc instead of proprietary cables
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   Old Thread  #2592 29 Jul 2021 at 1.50pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Get yourself a Rhino release foot pedal for canon, so much easier than having to push a hand held remote,just tap your foot on the pedal and away you go.

https://rhino-tech.co.uk/shop/ols/products/rhino-release
Cable type S1 600d is in the specified camera list
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   Old Thread  #2591 28 Jul 2021 at 1.37pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok thanks, will do
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   Old Thread  #2590 28 Jul 2021 at 1.30pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Possibly a lack of light or too short an interval, but your probably better off bringing up a related thread in tackle or general, not many bother looking in this thread.
I know a few dslrs have weird quirks in live view mode, hopefully a user will have an answer for you.

The 50 will give better pics but can be impractical as you've found
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   Old Thread  #2589 28 Jul 2021 at 1.11pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Right folks, recently got my hands on a 600d and a plug in intervalometer and now have a couple of questions, mainly about the focus. Go easy as I haven't used a DSLR before

Anyway, been experimenting using the intervalometer with the Live View screen and I find that if it's set to 'Live' focus mode it sometimes doesn't actually take a shot, sounds like its focusing etc but then no actual shot taken. If I switch it to 'Quick' focus mode it seems to take a shot every other time, like it uses one shot to focus then actually takes it on the next one, is that right or have I got some settings badly wrong?

I should point out I was experimenting in my hall (it was pissing down) with a bright multi-coloured cushion and not outdoors with a fish

Also as it's on loan it comes with a 50mm and an 18mm -135mm lenses,. I've tried both, using the zoom at the 35mm setting, the only issue is with the 50mm you have to get miles away from the camera, would you suggest using the zoom is maybe a better option or not?
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   Old Thread  #2588 24 Jul 2021 at 1.11pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Got some cameras for sale. Not sure if I am allowed to list on here but if anyone is interested drop me a pm.

Canon, olympus and miranda
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   Old Thread  #2587 8 May 2021 at 2.10pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for that, I have been looking at gaming laptops but didn't see many 2in1 versions, and I like being able to use the digital pen in photoshop. I can use the lightroom mobile app to use a tablet in the same way but I don't think I do that with photoshop. Will have to wait till later in the year now tbh
Will check out the video later
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   Old Thread  #2586 8 May 2021 at 9.23am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I upgraded my PC around 6 months ago as my previous one was struggling with the latest version of Photoshop, Lightroom and Luminar AI.
I found this Youtube video useful in giving me an idea of which PC to look for based on GPU, CPU and RAM requirements:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96EEfOeNHDU

I ended up buying a gaming spec PC, and it works really well.
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   Old Thread  #2585 18 Apr 2021 at 2.24pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
when doing self takes of fish. I set my camera to take 100s of shots about 3 seconds apart. i often forget to turn it off....





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   Old Thread  #2584 10 Apr 2021 at 8.29am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Another related question, what do you guys see as minimum requirements for an editing laptop?

I bought my daughter a 2 in 1 jobbie, I put photoshop on it as she's using it a lot for coursework, so much faster than my laptop and the touchscreen with a digital pen is brilliant! So much better than my wacom tablet.

But what spec would I need, I'm not a big photoshop user, but I have been playing with focus stacks, and 8 images is about the max currently for this, also the same using deepskystacker but I do want something that would cope with a lot more images without taking a week. I think 32 images + calibration frames would be about the sweet spot.

Is it unrealistic to think I can do this with a laptop?
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