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    I had bad experience with Adorama

    I purchased a new item from Adorama on eBay and received an open box damaged item. Your experience may be different but this is what I had to say. I am NOT seeking any help resolving this issue. Simply wanted to share my experience. And I do not mean any disrespect to HelenOster or anyone else...
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    Freedom of Speech

    Just wondering how much freedom of speech this forum gives. One of the thread was deleted and other locked because members disagreed with a person working for Adorama and refused to take help. Since I cannot post link to the removed thread, here is the locked one...
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    Whats up with the focus?

    Can you tell me whats wrong with the focus in these shots and how to improve: 1, 2 and 3 were taken using Sigma 50mm @ 1.4 4 was taken with Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC @ 5.6 Auto-focus was on for all shots. 1: 2: 3: 4:
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    Calibrating monitor for photo editing

    I've been searching online for a while on this and found more than one ways to calibrate a display for colors. All of the displays I use are LCDs, some laptops and some desktops. Operating systems in use are Windows 7, XP and Linux (Fedora). Screen sizes are from 12" to 24". What do you guys...
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    Adobe vs Canon DPP

    I've been having this problem with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Elements. When I open my RAW files in Lightroom and Elements they shop up as yellow-ish/orange-ish but in Canon DPP they shop up and process just right. Here are the screenshots of all 3 programs with the same image: Lightroom...
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    Story of 50mm Primes

    I had a Canon 50mm 1.8 II, which I sold without much (if any) use when I ordered a Sigma 50mm 1.4. Today I used the Sigma and it is has serious back/front focus issues. Micro adjustment with 7d didn't help much. Now I have few options: 1- Replace the Sigma with another Sigma 2- Return Sigma...
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    Lightroom 3 Question

    Few weeks back I changed some setting in Lightroom to apply some "current" settings to all the images that I open in the future. Now I think it was a bad idea because I cannot make this thing stop applying these settings. I don't remember what exactly was changed either :( I've done...
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    Must read books for a photographer

    Are there any must read books for a photographer? Also looking for some book recommendations on posing and poses.
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    Disclaimer Help

    I've been asked to take some photos for a local charity. The photos include portraits of the staff and the facility. They got a price quote of $2000 from a local photographer which they cannot afford. A friend works there and requested me if I can help them with this. She is aware that I am not...
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    How to Take Beautiful Pictures of Flowers and Floral Arrangements

    Just wanted to share this very basic but good tutorial with you all: How to Take Beautiful Pictures of Flowers and Floral Arrangements - watch free tutorial at They have a lot of other useful tutorials/lessons as well: LearnMyShot - browse
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    Looking for tips

    Hi, I am to take some indoor Flowers Arrangements photographs. Looking for tips on exposure, lighting, and recommendation on lens. I am thinking of using my Sigma 50mm 1.4 and Speedlight with built-in diffuser. Thanks :)
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    Stands for my Speedlights, any recommendation?

    I'm looking for some inexpensive stands for my speedlights. I do not have a budget but just don't want to spend a lot as I won't be using them very often. Thanks!
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    Please read the Last Post first... Thank you for looking. Please feel free to post good prices/deals on any photography equipment. Unless otherwise specified deals are only available in the USA. Feel free to post non-US deals. Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon ,Nikon...
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    Please Advise: Tripod

    I've been looking for a tripod legs + head for a while, saw an email from Adorama yesterday and was wondering if any of their advertised tripod is a good buy. I will not use it very often. Here is the criteria: I am 6' and need a tripod to hold Canon 7d + 580EX II + 70-200 2.8 IS II. Manfrotto...
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    Questions for Prime Lens shooters

    1- What type of photography do you do? 2- Prime and Zoom lenses in your kit? 3- If and when do you switch to or miss a zoom lens? 4- What would be your one walk-around Prime Lens?
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    Wedding Bouquets & Candles Photography Tips & Tools

    Please delete this thread.
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    C&C - Trying to capture the sun

    I believe a polorizer filter might have helped? Please suggest tips on how to improve it the next time.
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    Second Shooter Gear Recomendation

    Hi, What would be the recommended gear for a second shooter at wedding and other similar events? I'm planning to work with a professional in the future and want to make sure I am investing in the right equipment. Thanks :)
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    Good sales around Photokina (September)?

    Hi, I am in the USA. I want to buy some photography equipment including flashes, tripods, remote triggers and few lenses that I can wait. I am in this hobby for few months now so do not know what goes around Photokina show. Will I save money if I wait (since I can) for Photokina to buy this...
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    Should I sell my 'kit' lens?

    Hi, I am new to photography. I purchased a Canon 7d and it came with Canon 28-135mm lens. Then I purchased a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC to use with my new camera and this is the lens that I use all the time. Now I am thinking of buying Canon 70-200 f4 IS as my second lens and I am thinking if I...