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  • Alexander

    Hello, Arkady. I want to hear an expert answer. Tell me please, how does a 12-megapixel camera record an 8-megapixel frame, the entire sensor area or the central part of 8 megapixels? Logically, the image through the lens enters the entire area of ​​the sensor and then the camera converts it into an 8 megapixel one. Am I reasoning correctly?

    • Alexey

      not Arkady, but I’ll ask - and what, sobssno, are we talking about? that you can select a lower frame resolution in the camera settings? if about this, then of course, the frame is simply subjected to software resizing after shooting, and that’s it.

      • Alexey

        * Resize, sorry no editing posts.

        • Alexander

          Thank! Intuitively, I guessed, but thought that it would not be superfluous to clarify.

  • Elena

    Hello. I have a Canon 100D camera. I want to buy an inexpensive camera flash. Tell me, please, which ones to choose.

    • Human

      Honestly, any. One of the cheapest meike mk930

    • after all

      It depends for what purpose. Any flash will work for the subject. I would take the Yongnuo 560 III or IV. For a report, you need to take a machine gun and preferably your own. I would take the Canon 430 ex II. It is better not to take flashes from your hands, the lamp resource is limited and no one knows how long it has left to live. The lamp is expensive.

      • Taras

        The lamp costs 3-4 dollars. changes in half an hour for pivasik, only you need to carefully unload the flash so that you don't get an electric shock

  • Human

    Guys, tell me when shooting on a Canon RP with a manual flash in a dark room, the viewfinder and the display show darkness, because of this it is difficult to frame the shot in that second when you press the shutter button halfway. I did not find such a setting in the menu so that either in the display or in the viewfinder, the camera always displays the correctly exposed frame, regardless of the current shutter speed and aperture settings. Thank you in advance for the tips

    • Michael

      Tab shooting photos, simulate exposure item. Page 139 manuals

  • Denis

    Hello, Arkady. Tell me, does it make sense to buy a Nikon D90 with an 18-105 lens for 10000 rubles with a mileage of 16000 frames in 2020. The budget is very limited. I had a Canon 600d, I have never encountered a Nikon. Or look at more recent models. Regards, Denis.

    • B. R. P.

      The point is, in my opinion, if the equipment is in good condition. For a similar amount, you are unlikely to find a fresher, unless the younger line is 3xxx, 5xxx.

      • Denis

        For the same money in my city you can buy D3300, D5200. Will the D90 be inferior in quality?

        • anonym

          Denis, if you have a Canon 600d, then what's the point of jumping on a Nikon system? Trying because it's cheap? I think it’s not worth it. But, if you still want to change or add this Nikon D90 system in quality, this is not a good option. D3300 D5200 D90 - You are talking about different cameras, because did not see and did not feel. I advise you to go to the shops and watch these different classes of cameras there. Everyone has their pluses and munuses. The D90 has a better viewfinder, the body is like a full-frame, or almost, the pluses end there. And in quality, it is much inferior to new cameras, because the matrix is ​​corny new, and a lot of MP. The D3300 does not have an anti-moiré filter, and this means that the pictures will be sharp. Well, minus he has one is Raw 12 bit, and he doesn’t work with manual optics, only M. D5200 really don’t know. But the D5300 is the most balanced device in my opinion. Raw 14 bit. And the matrix is ​​one of the best. Arkady also said that this is one of the latest innovations in this d5XXX series. He has a grip, a body, a viewfinder worse than in the D90, but in terms of quality it is ideal on the Nikon crop.
          By the way, I recently found out myself. In Nikon lenses, infinity is on a different side than on any other lenses. For me it is important, because when focusing in manual mode, I’ll just get confused. I’ll leave such a headache for Nikon - istam.

          • Pokemon

            The D90 has a screwdriver - this is a good advantage.

          • Denis

            Thanks for the advice.

  • Oleg Petrovich

    I purchased on the Internet, for an inexpensive, used Focal MC Auto 80-200mm F3.5 lens, I want to use it with a Canon 1100D (with an M42-EOS adapter ring). When the lens arrived, it turned out to be heavy: it weighs about a kilogram. Does the mount of the mount not break off or distort me this weight? If, for example, the device is worn on a belt, on the chest, or even just when shooting with a tripod?

    And the second question: for the Canon 1100D to work with this lens and with “Helios-44M” from “Zenith-11” to buy a ring with or without a chip? I want to hear the sound of confirmation with the correct focus and other possible goodies.
    Thank you!

    • anonym

      Your camera weighs half a kilo, and the lens, as you say, is twice as large, and accordingly, when shooting, you need to hold the camera not by the carcass, but by the lens and tripod, you need to put it on a good mount on the lens (it is necessary on heavy ones), especially through a peepodhodnik . It is possible not only to damage, but also to completely break the mount.
      If you need a sound of exposure, you need to buy with a chip.

      • Oleg Petrovich

        Many thanks! So I was not in vain afraid.

  • Andrei

    Hello! I am a novice photographer, and while reading the NIKON D7500 camera operating instructions (on the official site), I see this: If a lens with an integrated microprocessor is equipped with an aperture ring (0 External differences between lenses with a microprocessor and lenses of types G, E and D), block the aperture at the minimum value (maximum f-number) -This is for removing the lens ... how to understand this? simply put, you need to shoot with a closed diaphragm. or open? Is the hole open or not immediately visible ... so how?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Just do as they write and you can shoot at any value. Any lenses with a microprocessor and aperture ring on the d7500 should be set to the minimum aperture ring (usually f / 32, 22 or 16). If this is not done, then on the display you will get an error setting the fEE aperture ring. If the ring is installed as it is written, the lens will work like any other modern G-type lens.

      • Andrei

        thank you

  • Artem

    Hello. Are there d3300 owners? I can hardly see this product here. It is as if blurred slightly and poorly read.

    • Yuriy

      Take advantage of diopter adjustment

  • Andrei

    Hello Arkady! I am a beginner photographer ... I want to hear your advice as an experienced person. Which of the fifty dollars (for nikon DX) should be purchased. Apparently, with the exception of 58 mm (it is expensive for me) ... advise, please ..

    • BB

      Nikon 50 / 1.8 or Sigma 50 / 1.4 Art

  • Andrei

    PS for Nikon D 7500

  • Victor

    Dear Arkady! Studying the topic of fish lenses, I came across a most curious fact: it turns out that their different models display space in different ways! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisheye_lens#Mapping_function

    On Russian-language photographic sites, no one ever said anything about the topic of projections in optics. Maybe you can write an article? Thank!

  • Anton

    Hello Arkady, I want to buy a diopter attachment to my Nikon D7200 so that you can shoot without glasses. In glasses, the full frame in the viewfinder is not very visible. Will the nozzle work together with the built-in adjustment, or only interfere with each other

    • Ivan

      Fine tuning is not going anywhere. How can she interfere?

      • Anton

        Well, you never know.

  • Alexey

    Arkady, good afternoon!
    I have a choice - D610 or D7500.
    On the one hand, the D610 is a full frame, on the other hand, the D7500 is more modern hardware and software.
    The purpose of the acquisition is home use.
    Thank you in advance!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I would recommend a full frame, especially for myself, milking at home.

  • Roman

    Happy holiday, Arkady and everyone involved!

    • Ivan

      Yes, happy photographer!

  • B. R. P.

    All with the past!

  • anonym

    I recently found out that Nikon lenses have infinity on the opposite side than on others (meaning Soviet, Canon, Sony, etc.) when manually focusing “towards infinity” you need to rotate clockwise? This is true? Or didn’t I understand something?
    I knew the lenses are reversed on Nikon cameras. But finding out a little at a loss.
    And, another question: is it in Nikon lenses? Or is there someone else?

    • Alexey

      But what is the PRACTICAL difference? each manufacturer does as it pleases. left helicoid or right helicoid.

      • Erbolat

        Well, I’ll just crawl not only with the Minolta optics (Sony A), but also with the pope of Soviet glasses. Of course, I did not use Nikon lenses, but still I do not want everything to be different everywhere.
        Well, as different fetishists who talk about krutilochki and buttons, I also have the right to want something or not want :)

    • Roman

      Of the manufacturers of system cameras, if you turn clockwise from MDF to infinity, Pentax, Nikon and Fuji focus (the latter, probably, as a result of cooperation with Nikomn). In the opposite direction, Canon, Panasonic (micro 4/3), Sony.

      About the rest you need to clarify. Of third-party manufacturers, the focusing direction usually coincides with the system focus - i.e. the same Tokin released under Nikon and Canon will focus in different directions, but sometimes this rule is violated.

      • Erbolat

        Thanks for the answer. Now everything is clear.

    • Roman

      And there are lenses that are zoomed in the opposite direction and increase in size at a short angle, and not at a long one :)

  • Erbolat

    Which Nikon and Canon cameras have “AF Fine Tuning”?
    Canon doesn't know what it's called. But you get the idea.

    • Alexey

      on Nikon on all FFs and on 7xxx series, as well as on D300, on Canon on all FFs except 5D, and on almost all two-digit and unambiguous crops, except 60D and 77D

      • Erbolat

        Thank you!

  • after all

    Hello forum users))
    Remained with Tokina 12-24 / 4 crop. Canon RP can be used from 18mm. At the flea market I found Tokina 20-35 / 3,5-4,5 at half the price of 12-24. Should I change? It seems that the focal point will be better and the penny will fall, but the age confuses (anyway more than 20 years) + there is already a native 40 / 2,8 and there is no need for a focal 35 mm.

  • Alexey

    Arkady, thank you very much!

  • Erbolat

    Does the Sony SLT-A65 have Autofocus Adjustment? And is it even on SLT cameras?

  • Maksim

    Comrades, share your opinion on where in Moscow it is better to repair a DSLR. Googled a little on the topic - a bunch of negative reviews about various murky services.
    I had such a grief - the cat threw the Nikon d610 off the shelf onto the laminate, one and a half meters high. The lens is outwardly alive, and the display is cracked on the carcass, a gap has appeared between the body parts and does not turn on. I thought myself "by eye" to assess the scale of the tragedy. The display can be replaced, it is sold on Ali. But what else could damage if dropped - it's not yet clear, the device won't turn on ... I tried to unscrew the screws myself, but gave up - there are a few screws still hidden under the rubber bands, one screw under the wheel sticker near the eyepiece, you can remove the horseradish sticker without damaging ... The trouble, in short. On YouTube I looked at vidos with disassembly of d610 - not an easy task, I tell you. I’m thinking whether to continue trying to open the case myself, or still take my friend to the service. Who faced the repair? Share your experience.

    • Ivan

      There is nothing better than service in Nikon LLC itself. High quality, but expensive.

      • Maksim

        I bought my second-hand camera, it is already with mileage not sickly. I'm afraid that the repair at the officials will be comparable in price with the purchase price))

        • Ivan

          Mileage is not important. Condition and malfunctions are important. In other places, they will do you exactly as you described.

    • Alexey

      well try it yourself. you gain experience, it is never superfluous. I repair everything myself.

  • Oswald

    Hello, noble masters of photography!
    Let me be curious: what kind of technology was used to make such antique portraits? And is it possible now to get such a result with modern means?

    • Oswald

      Or this:

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Spend time and money on a dresser, shoot with anything, modify in Photoshop, you can repeat the visual effect by 99%.

  • Bogdan

    Good evening, I have a question about Canon EOS models.

    Can you tell me how much it is advisable to buy a used eos 500 / 550d?
    Or are there alternatives in quality and iron in the range of 25.000t.R?
    Specifically, 500d not long ago had a chance to test for some time, and in principle, the camera left a rather positive impression. And the price tag in the range of 250-300 € pleased.

    I apologize in advance, because I do not shine with knowledge in photography, I have experience with DSLRs, but I still don’t know many of the nuances. I have been doing mobile photography for quite a long time and came to the conclusion that I need to move to a more serious level.

    I would be glad if someone takes the time!
    Thank you, Bogdan

    • B. R. P.

      For € 300 b. at. you can find something newer, for 550d it is too much, except in a set with some good lens.

      • Bogdan

        Thank you for your reply!
        I look at the two hanging ads 500 and 550 for quite some time:
        500d for 350 € (but almost sure you can knock it down) comes with:
        • Canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5 - 5.6 IS (ø58mm)
        • Canon Lens EF 59mm 1: 1.8 II (ø52mm)
        • Sigma Zoom 18-259mm 1: 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (ø72mm)
        • Flash Canon Speedlite 430EX II
        • well, different bags / filters, etc.

        And 550d for 250 € (I think you can also knock it down)
        • 18-55
        • portrait 50mm 1: 1.8
        • well, and a bag

    • Pokemon

      For an amount within 25.000 rubles, if you are from Russia, you can look at the Avito in good condition Canon 650d, Canon 700d, if you are lucky, and 70d. From Nikon for this money you can buy a d7000 in good condition, and if you are lucky, the d7100. Some of these cameras are sold with whale lenses or fifty kopecks 50 / 1.8
      A separate line is the killed d700 or 5d / 5d mk2. But this is not the best choice for a beginner.

      • Bogdan

        Thanks a lot for your answer!

        That is, I understand correctly, the 650/700/70 models are newer and more advanced?
        Okay, then I'll be guided by them.
        On the fly, I now found an almost new 700d with a standard EF S 18-55, for 350 €.
        And two 650d's, one with a standard 18-55 IS II, (both around 300)
        the second with EFS zoom 18-55 + ultrasonic Zoom 28-105.

        But I, as a person who does not really understand, are very interested in whether one of these options for a 500d camera with a kit is better:
        • Canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5 - 5.6 IS (ø58mm)
        • Canon Lens EF 59mm 1: 1.8 II (ø52mm)
        • Sigma Zoom 18-259mm 1: 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (ø72mm)
        • Flash Canon Speedlite 430EX II

    • Alexey

      my friend (in Russia) sells a couple of second markings for 25000 rubles. fully serviceable and tuned.

  • Jury

    Hello. Tell me I want to boil my camera. She will be my first. Which one would you recommend? The budget is 60-70 thousand rubles. It is possible both as a new one. What should you pay attention to when choosing a camera? I will photograph everything, both city landscapes and nature.

    • Human

      80% of cameras fall into this budget, if not 90 if you count used. Sadly, the best advice would be to read this site (and others) and choose according to your needs, for the need "I will photograph everything, both cityscapes and nature." any camera with a wide-angle lens is suitable.

  • Bogdan

    Good evening.
    Please tell me how much the purchase of a used one is expedient. Canon 500d or 550d.
    There is not a lot of experience in photography, I don't know a lot of details yet, but I would like to start with something. I have been doing mobile photography for a long time and came to the conclusion that it was time to try something more serious. Not long ago there was an opportunity to use the 500d, and despite its age, the quality left a positive impression.
    And the prices for these models are quite attractive, in the region of 15 - 25 tons.
    What do you think about this? I would be very happy to hear advice of any kind;)

    • Bogdan

      I apologize, I did not understand the site, I thought the previous question was not published !!

    • Alexey

      better than 60D or 7D, better ergonomics and better reliability.

    • Alexey

      and for 25 pieces you can buy a full frame.

      • after all

        yeah, with mileage over 100k.

        • Alexey

          so what? they run up to 3 million on one shutter. in addition, you can always contact the SC and check the status of the camera. I myself sometimes sell such cameras and show the buyer in detail the state of the camera, at least from the inside I can show, at least start the service software and check everything with the buyer. and bought / sold units with 400000 mileage. no problem.

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