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  • Alexander T.

    I want to express my deep gratitude to the author of this site Arkady, for the fact that he created such an interesting site, which is always a pleasure to visit and read something useful about photographic equipment and photography, of course! :)
    I know many other sites of similar subjects, and yes, they may be better in many ways, but photographers are not fussy people, and although I get to them (through a search), as a rule I do not stay there. Because a certain approach to photography has already been developed, and I think so for many…. I also don’t see any point in adding those sites to bookmarks in order to reread everything, since this is the same thing as starting to eat ketchup from another company, when you already know your favorite, and it’s not the point at all. Thank you very much! ;)

    • Victor

      I subscribe to the words said above, and for the fact that squabbles and politics (in this forum are simply generally irrelevant) are cut right away. For sharing knowledge, experience and giving practical advice.
      Arkady, keep this “house” in the same cleanliness and the same necessary further and longer.
      All the best and don't get sick!

  • Anatoly

    Please tell me who understands, I use SB600 in TTL mode on nikon D3300 + 50mm-1,8-the first frame is excellent, the subsequent ones are soap, there is no flash in the properties, the shutter speed shows 1 / 2s instead of 1 / 60s, I shoot in A mode, indoors, with D40 and D60 cameras, there is no such problem.

  • Andrzej

    Hello
    I have lens Helios-44-2-B number N6900002.
    What does the letter B mean in the name of the lens?
    Best regards
    Andrzej

    • B. R. P.

      No one seems to know that.

  • Dmitriy

    Hello, tell me please, I want to try a budget TV set, I want to shoot sports: football, streetball and so on, what do you recommend? I am looking at 55-250 is stm or 75-300 is, both canon. Maybe there is something better or which one is better to take?

    • Dmitry Kostin

      70-200 / 4 L IS
      There are a lot of inexpensive offers, there are also no stubs.

      • Victor

        70-200 without a stub has a different optical scheme, with a worse picture, moreover (despite the L-series) it does not have moisture protection.

        • Dmitry Kostin

          "70-200 without a stub has a different optical scheme, with a worse picture"
          It’s strange. This is just a surprise, as I've met many statements that lenses (70-200 / 4) differ in stub, but optically +/- are the same.

          • Michael

            Optically, with and without a stub, they cannot be the same (since there is a stub). And by themselves + - are the same

            • Dmitry Kostin

              Not here is the question in the phrase "has a different optical scheme, with a worse picture."
              This confused me. I understand that there are differences in the lens itself, but so that the picture becomes worse :(
              I just want to take myself without a stub, maybe with a stub is much more expensive, I rarely shoot at focal lengths> 150mm, and then there is distrust of used lenses with a stub.
              Before ripening, I looked at the differences and did not notice the difference in the photos from the versions without a stub and with a stub.
              I will try to study this issue in more detail.

            • Victor

              "Optically with a stub and without the same cannot be (because there is a stub)"

              Thanks, Cap. But it’s like talking for a different picture in terms of drawing and sharpness, and from those who had both of these glasses. These are optically different lenses, and it's not just about the presence of a stub
              .

    • B. R. P.

      55-250 will be faster. Better to eat (70-200 f4, 2,8, etc.), but not on a budget.

  • Loki

    I want to replace my favorite canon 50D
    I have been shooting with it for 10 years. A large park of native glasses, Soviet lenses. Even MTO-1000, which I use for astro photography.
    I shoot mostly reports, sports. Nature. And some items for drains.
    I want portraits for my soul.
    In thinking about what to choose in order to directly feel the qualitative difference. The most disturbing thing about my camera is the noise.
    Budget up to 1000 $

    • B. R. P.

      RP + adapter. Or 90D, 80D, etc.

      • Loki

        Thank you, I haven’t thought about RP. I'll go and read it. Thanks again!

        • B. R. P.

          Yes please)

    • Oleg

      Canon 6D

  • Alexey

    Someone hung on a Sony NEX (I have a NEX F3) a large flash through a Chinese shoe adapter. How is it in general? Does the fastener pull out of the carcass?

    • Novel

      Why exactly on camera? I am on a big camera, even with a baht. I forgot the block already when I hung up the flash. Even with an outstretched arm set aside, the result is better.

      • Alexey

        It will also be used with a 45cm ring softbox, which is also worn on the camera.

  • Dmitriy

    Hello everyone ! Cool site, just found out about it today! Dear friends, I need your advice. I am an artist and I want to photograph my paintings myself. Tell me which one is better for me to choose a used camera up to $ 500 for 100% real color reproduction of my works? And another question - only the mirror itself can do this in bright light, or is it still necessary to buy professional lighting equipment? Thank you all in advance for your advice and understanding !!!

    • B. R. P.

      The device will cope with bright enough lighting, but it will not cope without a lens. So budget for the lens too. Prof. it is not necessary to buy light. Regarding the real color rendition - this is such a “delicate” topic, so many copies have already been broken. By and large, much depends on the post processing of the received photos. A camera, not only a DSLR, but also a mirrorless camera (+ lens) can be considered, in principle, of any brand, as long as it fits into your budget and is in working order, a low mileage is desirable, especially if you plan to shoot a lot.

      • Andrij

        Well, how many pictures do you need to write so that the shutter resource is not enough?

        • B. R. P.

          You never know)) There are very prolific authors)

        • Eugene

          That's right. Like Aivazovsky.

      • Gregor_S

        In the context of obtaining real color reproduction, the main attention should probably be paid to setting the white balance? MB gray card?

      • Dmitriy

        Thank you !

    • Novel

      Arkady, the site has rubbed my answer with a lot of links, and I don't even see it in the list for moderation :(

    • Sergei

      At one time, while still on film, he was engaged in a similar shooting. There was an order from a local museum. I highly recommend that you purchase a tripod for this purpose. With pulsed light, you are tortured with glare, direct sunlight does not roll either. The ideal option is diffused natural light, with a minimum aperture of 5.6-8 and a shutter speed for illumination. The picture on the wall or easel is strictly vertical, and the camera is on a tripod opposite the center of the picture. The fifty kopeck glass will be fine. Less - may stretch edges.

  • Yuyuvv

    Hello everyone! I really need help with choosing a digital camera and lens (I understand that the request is too wide, but I will try to explain my goals). I am not a beginner, I have been shooting on film for 8 years and I want to switch to digital, I am looking at a combination of some canon mark and a sigma art lens (this is something that I was at least minimally told what to look at). It is important now - to quickly and clearly, buy and immediately start filming.

    I shoot mostly people, portraits, also full-length. The problem is a limited budget in the region of 30-35k hryvnia, I'm considering an FF like canon mark (I don't even know which model to pay attention to). I think you can take some good FF body and a slightly simpler (cheaper) lens, and then buy something more serious? If so, which lens should you look out for? I think that after film cameras everything will be new to me, I plan to take paid shooting, so I want to get involved in work as quickly as possible (as I understand it, it should be a combination of autofocus + motor)?

    It’s so messy so far, because I don’t understand anything myself, and in general it’s still a terrible dark forest for me. Grateful for any help and tips!

    • twm

      Portraits (studio or daylight + flash through an umbrella) will perfectly cut off not only FF, but also micra with 1.5 crop.

      If you are aiming at a Canon FF mirror, with your budget look towards the BU Markov: Mark II - III + EF fifty fifty 50 (height / waist) and 1.8 with the same f-number, IMHO. USM / STM lens options, i.e. slightly more recent versions are better. But, I think, the canonists will orientate more precisely.

  • Galina

    Hello. Advise on the set of photographic equipment. Every month I photograph dairy products almost (on my knee). The budget is limited. Suggest the composition of photographic equipment: a camera with a good lens, and equipment for subject photography. Thank you.

    • B. R. P.

      For starters, the size of the budget.

      • Galina

        The budget is 150000 rubles.

    • Human

      If you continue to take pictures on your knee, then your pictures will not differ from the current ones, unfortunately, regardless of the camera and lens

  • User

    I have a question which is better to take a Tamron 18-200 model B018 or Nikon 18-200mm f / 3.5-5.6G IF-ED I shoot regional events, purchase for the D610 camera

    • Ivan

      For a Nikon camera, in general, native Nikon optics are preferable.

    • Victor

      And in private - it is desirable to take full-frame optics to a full-frame camera.

    • B. R. P.

      Full-frame analogue 18-200 - 28-300.

      • Ivan

        A person who asks such questions hardly knows what a "full frame" is.

        • User

          I know :) stabilization is important to me, but I have not found any comparisons

      • Novel

        “I used the [Nikon 28-300] lens for about a week, even took it to a wedding where I tried to film a report with it. As a result, it turned out that for reportage shooting he lacks either speed or focusing tenacity ”- from the review of Arkady.

        IMHO, let it be a cropped analogue better (all the same, for sites a large image resolution is not needed), but fast than a slow full-frame. But I'm not sure the Tamrons are better in this regard.

  • Anatoly

    Tell me please, is this Soviet tripod suitable for Nikon D40-D3300 cameras, OR IS IT ALREADY OUTDATE?

    • Ivan

      Undoubtedly outdated! It will not be able to work with modern cameras with autofocus, as well as high-resolution sensors.

      • Victor

        Well, why, for the d40 it will certainly fit with a stretch, but for the d3300 it is hardly, unlikely ...

        • Ivan

          No, well, if you set the M mode, turn off all automatic functions and put it through the Helios adapter, then it is possible. For reliability, it's best to download the latest tripod firmware. And most importantly, insulate the contacts on the tripod head pad to avoid short circuits.

    • Andrei

      Outdated, there is nothing to think about.

    • Victor

      On this tripod I shot 60 cables with a “Kiev”, everything was fine, now I attached a platform for attaching binoculars 12x45 to the tripod, and for the photo I bought a new one on Ali.

  • Anatoly

    THIS IS

  • Anatoly

    there is a separate branch for horses, you were not asked.

    • Victor

      Excuse me, but in my opinion recently people have forgotten how to turn on their heads, they need a “take out and put down” result, although everything can be seen from the photo. Hence the banter.

      And from the photo you can see that the tripod has at least the most standard 1/4 "thread, which is used on almost all cameras manufactured since the 50s of the last century, probably, but even if you find a rare retro carcass with 3/8" (although even if you will hardly find it, you will hardly use it), even you can use it by pulling the retaining ring out of the bolt and turning it upside down.

      To your health))

      • Novel

        In principle, it would be nice to have a review on this tripod. There are already suitable locations.

        • B. R. P.

          railroad tracks with cats?

          • Victor

            Paths with cats nervously smoke on the sidelines.

          • Novel

            Building, as in the review of fujik, only now the view from the inside.

      • Ivan

        Yes, even if it was more correct to ask the question of whether the thread on the lens head is universal, it would not have caused ridicule, compared to the phrase written in capital letters - "IS HE ALREADY OUTDATE?"

        • Ivan

          Just now I noticed the slip. Not a "lens", but a "tripod".

          • Aleksey68

            it is not a slip of the tongue, mon cher, but a Freudian slip of the tongue. So it goes…

            • Ivan

              I cannot disagree. I'm going to sprinkle ashes on my head ...

              • Aleksey68

                With the Ashes of Vesuvius or the Ashes of the Bonfires of the Holy Roman Inquisition, what continues to burn photographers? :)

  • Andrei

    Arkady, good afternoon!
    I have a question for you. Help with choosing a camera, the task is to take off clothes in the apartment, the light from several table lamps. The photo is processed after in Photoshop and used for instagram, possibly in the future for the site.
    I started with inexpensive soap dishes, but the quality is not satisfactory, there are no textures, volume, there is simply no picture.
    Therefore, I am looking for a DSLR with raw and with a minimal budget. Color rendering, contrast and sharpness are important. I tried to shoot on a Sony a6000 taken for a day - it is convenient, a decent picture but the price.
    I am attaching a photo taken on a Sony A6000 after processing
    Yes, you need a camera just for this task. Perhaps this is the nikon d40 that you often write about?
    I will buy a used camera. The budget is approximately 100-150 ye.
    Thank you!

    • B. R. P.

      When illuminated by table lamps, the d40 may not “take off”. Look for something newer with a matrix.

    • Michael

      The D40 is not very good for this and it will be dark for him indoors without a flash. Better to look at something on CMOS: Nikon D3100, Canon 450D

    • Human

      There is such a nondescript parameter for cameras, called Low-light ISO, which is indicated on some sites that hate here :) it is worth focusing on it for your purposes, otherwise you will have the whole picture in small ripples (noise), which is noticeable even on a6000

  • Anastasia

    Hello! I shoot with Nikon d90 and Nikon 1.4D lens.

    Photo quality has deteriorated. Poor zooming in, and many, many chromatic aberrations.
    Is there a problem with the camera or the lens itself?
    Considering that nothing fell or broke

    • Ivan

      Moisture has not entered the lens? Condensation could also occur if the equipment was brought into a warm room after frost.

      • Anastasia

        No, no moisture got in. I also try to remove defects in Lightroom, but to no avail.

        The photo quality is just awful, as if I took a screenshot 10 times on my phone.

        Can't the camera pull out? Although, it is unlikely

        • Aleksey68

          Well, it's elementary to check what's the matter. from a tripod in LV, we focus precisely with our hands and look at the risalt. if ok, then the problem is the AF camera, if everything is bad, then the problem is in the optics.

        • Aleksey68

          and in general, a photo in the studio, without processing, directly from the camera. shoot something contrasting and in good light.

  • Zhenya

    I need advice, I had a panasonic gx80 camera without a lens, a beginner in the video, I used to shoot a panasonic 770hc camcorder, there was a problem with flowers and artifacts, so I needed a lens, I thought I could take it for Ali, but what exactly, even with the study of the material, I did not understand , a camera is needed - once a month to shoot a video in the format of talking heads, in other cases it removes a table from a meter and what does not happen (many objects of different sizes). only for video, mainly in an apartment with artificial light sources, tell me what is better to take and why (so that I understand for general development)

    budget around 5 plus, minus, for some reason I liked TTArtisan 50 mm F1.2

    • B. R. P.

      Such aperture ratio (1,2) is redundant for these purposes. On less fast manuals, it is easy to miss with focus. Then, focal, you will have an ether of 100mm with a fifty-kopeck piece, which is narrow for an apartment. Look at the same Chinese from 25mm and less (for items wider, there will be more grip).

      • Zhenya

        thanks, what exactly would you advise, Meike 25 mm F1.8? As I understand it, I need to take it under the M4 / 3?

        • B. R. P.

          Of course, under the M4 / 3. Not just Meike. 7Artisans, PERGEAR, Andoer, Brightin Star, Neewer, etc. They are mostly similar. Here on the site there are reviews of some.

          • Zhenya

            Good afternoon again, took meike 25mm and .. it turned out to be very narrow for my tasks, I remove a table from 1-1,5m very little fits into the frame, what can you advise from about budget options? maybe somehow differently you can increase the size of the frame?

            • B. R. P.

              If you have nowhere to go further, you need to take a wider-angle lens. The same Meike, Pergear, 7Artisans, etc. there is 12mm. (will be 2 times wider). Or native Panasonic 12-32 af zoom. He's not expensive. From Olympus, the whale (14-42) is also fine.

  • Denis

    good day. just starting to master flash. got such a set. yongnuo yn 622 tx, yn 622, and rf 603 2 pieces. there is a flash godox tt350. and as I understand it, if you put it on yn 622, then with the help of yn622tx you can remotely control the flash. and on the 603, you can put on any compatible flash with the system (I have a nocon), then control it only in manual mode. who was not asked about compatibility, no one could clearly answer. the answer was buy nikon for nikon. And if I buy a few more yn622s, will I be able to plant flashes of different manufacturers on them and control them remotely or only in manual mode?

  • Paul

    Hello! Help with choosing a camera + lens up to $ 3000. There is no brand affinity; the priority is for soft cream portraits. It doesn't matter which system, as there is no optics park on hand. I look towards Sony A7 III and Nikon D780 as they have a relatively affordable Sigma 85mm 1.4

    • Novel

      A very difficult choice. Canon 135 / 2L gives a really creamy, very specific picture. From the budget, the native Canon 85 / 1.8 will be a cheap and compact solution if you can find a good copy. If it fails, 85 / 1.4IS is guaranteed to be a good solution. If you focus on the 5D Mark III in good condition, then the native optics will allow you to painlessly switch to modern mirrorless cameras.

      Portrait is a specific genre, it is more about the model and the light. Therefore, one small softbox (or even two) or a reflector decides much more than any most sophisticated lens and even more so a camera (shooting at low ISO under artificial light), but usually people are looking for a silver bullet.

    • Aleksey68

      nikkor noctone 58 1.2 - ideal for portraits, even open. but manual and very expensive glass.

  • Anatoly

    Hello, tell me, who owns the info, my external flash gives correct synchronized impulses during high-speed shooting, but only the first frame is illuminated in the camera in the series, Nikon D3300 + Nikon 17-55 f-2.8

    • Ivan

      And what kind of flash?

  • Anatoly

    sorry Nikon SB600

    • Ivan

      Firstly, this flash, unlike older models, cannot work in stroboscope mode, only single flashes. Secondly, the recharge time is highly dependent on the freshness of the charge of the batteries (accumulators) used. Thirdly, the flash takes time not only to recharge, but also to cool down between a series of fires. This is described in more detail in the instructions. At the same time, it will flash with less power, but it will seem that it works normally, although the frames will be dark (the readiness of the flash charge should be looked at its indicator-lamp).

  • Anatoly

    Thank you, I also watched the video on this topic, everything became clear, it is possible, but difficult.

  • Orest

    Question.
    Is it possible to find old firmware for nikon d5300. After update 1.03, the sigma dg 70-300 lens does not work. I looked over a lot of things. Not found(
    Looking for 1.01 or 1.02 since there is 18-55 af-p

  • b2soft

    Hello. I got from a friend a Canon 60D carcass with a Canon 50mm 1.8 fix. I run, study, the zoom is not enough (sometimes you can't move a tree in the park, you can't approach a bird on a branch). I look towards the used Canon 18-135 IS, IS STM (is there a significant difference other than the sound of the motor - I almost never shoot video, it's uncritical) and recently a bush Tamron 18-200 (which is without a stub) turned up, which is better? A whale lens from 60d did not go (they took a carcass and immediately bought a fix). They want about 150 dollars for the canon, and the tamron for 100. I don’t want to carry two more fixes with me at different distances, I’m taking pictures for myself.

    • Specialist

      Shooting at focal lengths of about 200mm and without a stub is a junk job, shutter speeds are needed about 1/500, and even cover the aperture. Don't talk about a tripod - mobility and efficiency are lost, and especially convenience.

      • b2soft

        On the other hand, the input is the same as on 135, can you get up on tamron 200? just don't stick it out beyond 130-140 and it will be the same? (well, except for the stub)

    • B. R. P.

      Native (18-135) is better.

      • b2soft

        Just because the native + has a stabilizer? or still there are hidden pluses?

        • Victor

          Native optically it will be better, well, the stub will not be useless at all, at the long end and shutter speeds longer than ~ 1/120, for sure. Under the condition of not too bright lighting, you will definitely come across such shutter speeds.

          • b2soft

            I see, thanks.
            Is STM much better than plain IS? Engine volume is not the point

    • b2soft

      Plus there is also a variant of SIGMA 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC OS

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