Nidelva river through Trondheim Norway

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Many of us grizzled old-timers like to boast about how we started with film in the era before autofocus existed and how it forced us to learn how to be real photographers. (The ranks of those who learned in the era before auto exposure are much thinner than they were just a decade or so ago.) But the reason we did so was because it was the only way to start ...


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Your lens choice is very specific a 90mm Tilt-shift lens yet your camera and lighting gear choices are much broader: my DSLR body Transportable studio flash gear Did you pick the lens because you recently used it, liked it a lot and now subconsciously want to use it for that task? Is the other equipment just a necessity to use that nice lens ...


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The more samples / swatches you have the more accurate your device characterisation will be, as a matter of fact X-Rite has the ColorChecker DC for that: http://www.rmimaging.com/information/colorchecker_dc.html X-Rite samples / swatches pigments are fairly stable although their lifespan is usually 2 years, it can be shorter or longer depending how heavily ...


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Yes, the 18-55mm lens will of course also do 35mm. This focal length determines the angular field of view of the lens. So the 18-55 is more versatile in that way. Because 18mm is a 2x wider view (than 35mm), which is called wide angle, and 55mm approaches a magnified or zoomed in view, of about a half again larger subject (in a smaller zoomed view than the ...


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People get very hung up on "quality". I think Internet review sites are partly to blame, because they get traffic by analyzing the minutia of this vs. that measurement. Keep in mind, though, that the baseline for quality is very, very high, and every modern camera with a 1" sensor or large is capable of stellar results. We're not talking "C" vs "A", here — ...


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You don't necessarily need a programmable camera for this use case. You can shoot tethered with a camera attached to a computer/notebook/tablet via USB or wireless, or upload photos to a computer from a wifi enabled camera, or a camera with a wifi sd card. I don't know whether wifi enabled cameras can auto-upload each shot, but if not you'd just need ...


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The Canon A-E1 is a great 35mm starter camera. All of the manual controls are straight forward and new digital SLR cameras share similar functions. Lenses and accessories are easy to find online and at pawn/thrift stores. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_AE-1


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Yes, it's fine. Any camera can be a fine starting place, but I think it's nice to start one with relatively advanced controls (see Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost?). The X100 isn't terribly complicated, but it hits the important thing right on the head: direct access to individual dials for aperture and shutter ...


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The adapter you listed is made for doing the opposite of what you wish to do: It is made for using C-mount cameras with DSLR lenses. There are a couple of issue with doing what you want that make it problematic: The C-mount registration distance (a/k/a flange focal distance a/k/a distance from the film/sensor to the lens mounting flange) is 17.526mm. The ...


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I enjoy DIY projects. A good quality square filter holder can be used with your home-grown versions as well as both round and square store-bought filters. You can use gelatin, glass, or plastic. That way you can also buy filters intended for other equipment so long as they are larger in diameter than your lens. You don't even have to cover the whole lens ...


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If, by "professional", you mean a large-sensored camera with an interchangeable lens mount, there is no choice. The Samsung Galaxy NX is the only one available. Smart cameras aren't really a market sector, and as you may have noted, Samsung seems to be the only real proponent.


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It's a good choice, but an eccentric one. I'd highly recommend getting your hands on the camera by either borrowing or renting one before purchasing, because the reality of the camera in your hands for a week should decide you either way. I knew an X100S was a really bad fit for me, and a week's rental had me saving up for the X100T. :) However. I am also ...


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The Sony A6000 is $500. Show me a full frame for that price, and I will accept your argument that even the body, let alone the lenses, are the same for a full frame dSLR as they are for an APS-C compact mirrorless. The only full frame camera I know of that matches even the A6300 or Fuji X-T10 in price is the A7(which is showing its age!), which is also ...


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You want the option with more strobes. For portraiture you can get away with one strobe. Maybe with a reflector for fill. But you are limited in what you can do with such a setup. If you want a white background for example, things can get complicated with no dedicated light for that. You could get a cheap speedlight for such occasions, but if mixing systems ...


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May I suggest two alternatives (pick one): Go with 100 mm square filter system. The major drawback is the up front cost, as well as limited practical interoperability with a collection of round screw-in filters you already own (they can work together, but certain combinations are tricky or downright tedious to work with). The benefit is that you have a ...


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The vignette you are experiencing is due to the diameter of the filter and its rim. Your wide-angle lens is blocked it the edges by fact that the filters you are using are too small. You need to purchase larger diameter filters. As to filter thickness: The key to filter quality is the parallelism of the filter. Filters need to be optically flat and large ...


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What sort of features does this typically include? For Canon cameras (or the 6D at least), the camera can connect to an existing network or create a network of its own. You can then transfer photos from the camera or use Canon's software to control the camera. Does this mean if I input my username and password into the camera, it will automatically ...


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What sort of features does this typically include? Typically, any camera with wi-fi capability can basically be a wifi hotspot, so you can use an ad hoc network between the camera and a smart phone or tablet to transfer photos from the camera to the device, use the device's GPS positioning to geotag photos, or to establish a remote control path to the ...


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Canon has a software development kit for EOS cameras, and the community-built CHDK gives you control over many non-EOS models. Nikon also has an SDK that may help. Olympus has its own SDK too, though it seems to require payment for commercial purposes. And Sony has an SDK that supports several camera styles. Digital cameras are basically powerful computers ...



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