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Would I get better image quality with an 18-200 mm lens?

 •  February 27

My husband got me an EOS Rebel SL-1 with an EF-S 18-55 mm and an EF-S 55-250 mm zoom for Christmas, but I think I need to buy a sharper lens. A...

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How much faster will my camera be with a UHS-II memory card?

 •  February 16

The new SanDisk UHS-II SD cards sound perfect because it's super fast. How much faster would my Nikon D5300 be with the UHS-II card?

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Do you recommend a close-up filter accessory for macro photography?

 •  January 30

I cannot afford to buy a macro lens right now, but in a book on close-up photography I read that a supplementary close-up filter, such as the Canon...

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What is the best way to increase file size while retaining maximum quality?

 •  January 16

My wife got a fabulous photo during our visit to India with her older 8-megapixel point-and-shoot camera, and I want to make a 13 x 19" print with my...

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What’s the best way to calibrate a lens for autofocus accuracy?

 •  December 19

A friend sent me a link to an article on the Internet about the need to calibrate lenses so they will autofocus with 100% accuracy? But if this is so...

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Should I buy a 70-200 mm f/2.8 or a 70-200 mm f/4 lens?

 •  December 15

Several of my friends own a 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens and I'm considering one for my EOS 7D, but there's also an f/4 version that's smaller, lighter and...

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What is the benefit of the Vibrance tool in Adobe software?

 •  November 28

I just bought Adobe Lightroom and noticed that there's a feature called Vibrance. Apparently this is like the Saturation tool but differs in some...

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How to Resize Images for Photo Contests

 •  November 20

We often receive questions about to how to resize images to 1200 pixels wide, while making sure the file is below 1 MB. We figured we would share...

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Does Clarity adjustment provide better results than Sharpening?

 •  November 14

Since I use Photoshop to convert my RAW captures, I have access to a Clarity slider in Adobe Camera Raw that seems to make my images much sharper....

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Should I buy an older used DSLR at a bargain price or a more expensive brand-new model?

 •  October 31

Many photo enthusiasts are attracted by great prices on gently used DSLRs and that's understandable especially when it's a semi-pro camera like the...

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