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    How do I tell my dad I want his old DSLR?

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    My first question is: why do you want it in the first place?  Do you want it because you think it's cool, and you want to play with it?  Do you have a genuine interest in learning photography?

    If you just want fool around with it, then just ask him.  If he says no again, then it's no big deal.  Like you said, it's quite obsolete anyway, right?  More on that later.

    If you have a genuine interest in photography, then you have a much stronger reason for wanting to use your dad's camera.  If you show your father that you are taking this hobby seriously, and that the phone isn't good enough for what you need, then it's likely that your dad will say yes providing that over the past 4 years you've matured enough and proven yourself to be trustworthy.  Four years when you're in your 40s isn't all that much, but when you compare an 16-year-old to when they were just 12, then that's huge!

    If you have a genuine interest in photography, and you're taking this hobby seriously by working on your computer editing images, printing out your photos and framing them, etc..., I think your dad will probably notice and may offer you the camera without you even having to ask.

    What are you doing for your photos now? I assume you're using your phone which is quite limiting compared to the D90.  In fact, there are many types of photos that the D90 can do far better than your phone and many your phone simply cannot do at all.  If the phone, or whatever camera you're currently using, is holding you back (e.g. no manual settings, no interchangeable lens, no continuous focusing, etc...) explain that to your father.

    Of course, if all you want to do is try the camera out because it looks cool and stuff, then just ask.  If he says no, then live with it.  You'll eventually be old enough to afford a great camera in the very near future anyway.

    The D90 is not obsolete by any stretch of the imagination.  If you think it takes worse photos than a modern phone, I would encourage you to check out these photos on 500px.com that were taken with a D90: https://500px.com/search?q=D90&type=photos  There's not a phone on the planet that can compare to the capabilities and image quality of even an obsolete camera like the D90.

    8 AnswersCameras4 days ago
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    Replace dried out grease in a vintage Elgeet 13mm f/1.5?

    I got an amazing deal on a “for repair” Elgeet 13mm f/1.5. The problem with this lens is that the focusing mechanism is nearly frozen. Aperture works great. 

    I was wondering if anyone had a diagram or instructions on how to open this lens and replace the old grease? 

    Also, what are things that I need to be aware of when I open a lens? I have never done this before.

    Lastly, what kind of replacement grease should I use? 

    Thanks! 

    5 AnswersCameras3 days ago
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    Where can you get your home theatre system installed for FREE!?!!?

    I just purchased a full home theatre system, it's great, there's dvd players, speakers, tv screens, home theatre units etc. It cost so much, that I now have no money left for the installation, and I think it's beyond the capabilities of people to put this in themself. I don't actually think there's anyone who fully understands this stuff, myself included. So who can put it in for free?

    7 AnswersHome Theater6 days ago
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    What could a camera detector pick up as a "potential camera"?

    I suspect there's hidden cameras in my apartment. The camera detectors app on my android beeps when I fix it to the smoke alarm. What else could it detect as potential cams?

    4 AnswersCameras6 days ago
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    Can I see the photos of my camera again without memory card?

    When I was little my gran had a camera she loved to use to take photos on and I loved taking pictures on it too and for my birthday one year my gran bought me my very own camera. I’m pretty sure it’s a Nixon Coolpix a10 and I found it again recently but there isn’t an memory card in the slot.

    I want to see the photos I took when I was little but I don’t know if I’ll be able to because of the missing memory card. If I get a new memory card will I be able to see the pictures and videos again? 

    I’m holding on with a sliver of hope that I can see these pictures again any answers are helpful, thank you in advance.

    7 AnswersCameras1 week ago
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    What do I need for whole home audio?

    Just bought a new house. There are 12 ceiling speakers throughout the home and all the speaker cables are routed to a single spot downstairs. I just want to use it for listening to music, preferably controlled by an app. Can anybody suggest what kind of device I need to connect these 12 speaker wires to that would allow me to listen to music, preferably from my phone? And is it possible to group which speakers I want to listen to?

    8 AnswersHome Theater1 week ago
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    Why is Straight Talk saying ive used up all my high speed internet when I put airtime on it yesterday?

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    If the plan you have offers high speed data for 30 days and you use it up before that 30 day period, you then wait until your 30 reset, for more high speed data, whether you have paid for more or not.

    Get your paperwork out and re-read it. Or better yet, call customer service and have them explain the high speed details of the plan you have. 

    5 AnswersCell Phones & Plans1 week ago
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    Recording my VHS tapes to MP4, should I use 4:3 or 16:9 resolution?

    I am converting all my VHS tapes to MP4 so I have them as digital files.  Just wondering if I should use 16:9 or 4:3.  Someone told me 4:3, but from what I can tell 16:9 looks fine?  Thanks for your advice.  Below are two examples of the same video (one in 4:3 and one in 16:9), which do you think looks better?

    1. https://youtu.be/P3ktiUbtrys

    2. https://youtu.be/ysWW6yOE-6M

    6 AnswersOther - Electronics1 week ago
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    Did I cause damage to my tv?

    I recently bought a tv and sound bar to go with it. When I connected the sound to the tv I foolishly misread the instructions and connect both the hdmi cable and an optical cable to the tv when I only needed the hdmi cable as the tv has an hdmi arc port. The tv would reset itself randomly until I discovered the error. Any idea if this will have a long term effect on the tv though I have corrected the wiring? 

    6 AnswersTVs1 week ago
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    Why is the PS3 Store shutting down?

    Why is the PS3 Store shutting down?

    5 AnswersPlayStation1 week ago
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    Are there real unlimited plan?

    For a long time now my phone plan which is linked to my parents (family plan) somehow mine got so grandfathered in, where I had legit legit unlimited data. Talk and text, Internet, and hotspot. I used as much as I want. I used 14,400 gb last month. Imagine how much that would be on a normal unlimited plan. Verizon screwed my mom by lying to her about how they could save her money and it took away my freedom plan. My mom has been fighting them today trying to get the old plan back but they act like they can’t. My mom is wanting to sue them. I’m now in search of new company and was wonder if there’s another plan like mine out there? 

    5 AnswersCell Phones & Plans1 week ago
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    Do most people finally realised that digital music sound bad?

    Look at this chart, does this chart provide proof that starting year 1999 many people finally realised that digital music sound bad and stop spending on digital music? Even with the increase of digital download and streaming, the total revenue is still going downhill !

    4 AnswersMusic & Music Players1 week ago
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    How can I shut off GPS location services on my J & J vaccine after I get vaccinated?

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    Wrap your whole body in several layers of metal foil, for at least 50 years.

    And never use the internet or any smartphone or tablet - they are what tell the vaccine where you are!

    Or being struck by lightning would also probably be effective; you would never be worried about conspiracy theories again.

    7 AnswersOther - Electronics2 weeks ago
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    Do you believe that you can't see the difference between 30fps and 144fps?

    I know someone who genuinely believes you can't visually see the difference between 30 and 200 frames. In my experience there's a clear difference in not just to the eye but also the responsiveness. Gaming at 144fps looks much smoother and feels much more responsive.

    7 AnswersPC2 weeks ago