How many AF points are ideal for photos of birds in flight?

 •  November 25

My Nikon D7200 has several autofocus options, including 1 AF point, 9 AF points and 51 AF points. Which of these do you recommend for birds in...

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How can I get a polarizing filter to provide the maximum effect?

 •  November 16

I read a useful article about using a polarizer to make skies richer in colour so I bought a circular-polarizing filter for my most frequently used...

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Why do I rarely see other shooters using a monopod?

 •  October 28

I bought a monopod and have been using it with my Sigma 150-600 mm lens. But I almost never see other photo enthusiasts using this accessory; they...

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How Do I Focus on One Thing and Meter off Something Else?

 •  October 15

I've read to take the light meter reading off a mid-tone when taking photos of a very bright subject. But my camera will also focus on the nearby...

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What’s the difference between Sony Zeiss lenses and Zeiss-marketed lenses?

 •  September 28

I noticed that some of the lenses on the Sony.ca website are Zeiss lenses, but I found a news item indicating that Zeiss is also marketing its own...

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Is RAID the best method for protecting digital photos?

 •  September 15

Recently while shopping, I noticed that several of the external hard drives for sale are the RAID (redundant array of independent disks) type with...

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What are some affordable alternatives to the huge 500-mm or 600-mm f/4 telephotos?

 •  August 27

I often see bird photographers using huge telephotos that cost $10,000 to $15,000. I cannot afford one of those, but my 70-300 mm lens is too short...

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How Can I Work With My New Nikon’s RAW Files Without Upgrading Software?

 •  August 14

I just bought the new Nikon D750 and found that my Photoshop and Lightroom version can't open the RAW files. I don't really want to spend money to...

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What’s the best way to get good night-time photos while travelling?

 •  July 30

Can you provide a simple and practical alternative for a tripod that I can use while touring in Germany with my Olympus E-PL7?

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Is it better to use the Clarity tool vs. the Sharpen tool in Lightroom?

 •  July 15

Apparently the Clarity slider feature is better than the Sharpen tool for creating high sharpness. What is your advice about this tool?

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