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No! You want opaque lens caps because: Keep light out of the camera when not using it. In film cameras, the sensor is effectively always on. The shutter should in theory block all light, but stuff happens. With digital sensors, light hitting the sensor when not exposing doesn't corrupt the next picture, but you still want light not entering the lens ...


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Lens caps are opaque to keep light out of the camera. This is something you really want when there's light-sensitive film in it rather than a digital sensor. Most shutters work well, but a tiny leak will result in fogging if light's allowed in over the long term. I'm not sure the fungus angle is valid or not since there are other things that would grow ...


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it would make sense for front/rear lens caps and body caps to be made transparent. I think the main reason is probably that clear plastics like ABS tend to crack and turn yellow with exposure to UV light, whereas black versions are UV resistant. Experience seems to bear this out: I have some lenses from the early 70's that have original caps, and they're ...


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Lens caps aren't transparent because it would look terrible.


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Interestingly enough, optics made for hunting rifles often come with transparent lens caps for both the front and rear lenses. This allows the scope to be used, albeit with less optical precision, without taking the time necessary to flip up or remove the covers if game unexpectedly presents itself. The main reason lens and body caps are still black plastic ...


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I can't answer for PSE, but Lightroom can open catalogues from other instances of lightroom just fine, and is actually one of the methods I use when traveling with my laptop. A quick Google - search leads to this faq for older versions of PSE, and it states that as long as you have the photos and catalogue accessible from all PC's, it's possible to have it ...


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Extended FAT is now one of the most adopted format for external disks that have to deal with different operating systems as Mac and Linux


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Use NTFS unless you plan on connecting this drive to a system which only supports FAT. Also, set the Allocation Unit Size as high as possible per http://www.howtogeek.com/136078/what-should-i-set-the-allocation-unit-size-to-when-formatting/ For a media disk where you photos, music and videos are stored, every file is at least 1MB I use the biggest AUS. ...


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'Photography files' are no different to any other kind of file. Use NTFS (because it allows for larger files and is generally the newer, better system) and the default allocation unit size - a larger size will make virtually no noticeable performance difference in a modern hard drive.


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One function of these canisters is that they prevent moisture condensation on films removed from a fridge or cold outdoor environment. Water condensation is a big problem, because wet emulsion swells and becomes sticky. The film can easily become unusable. Wet film, especially in the past was an excellent substrate for fungus. Swelling, sticking and fungus ...



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