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All I want is time to do the things I love:
Photography and Orienteering

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May
15
comment Why is it called “macrofocus” and not “microfocus”?
Remember that we also use the term Megaphone to refer to a device for amplifying sound
May
13
comment What are the disadvantages of super-zoom cameras compared to binoculars?
This answer is based on the premise that 50mm is what the eye sees, which is only a convenient number, also based on many assumptions. The eye is far more complex than any camera, and so we cannot relate a focal length to 'what the eye sees' and how the images are displayed affects the magnification of the image and so it is not possible to assign a zoom factor to the images. For binoculars, however, it is possible, since the eye is viewing the image projected by its lenses directly.
May
13
comment Suggestion needed for buying a DSLR
Try having a look at the questions tagged beginner and see if there are any answers that help you. If not, ask another question, specifying exactly what type(s) of photography you would like to do, your budget and maybe some examples of what you like.
May
12
comment What exactly is “base ISO” and how do I find what is base ISO on my camera?
It is entirely possible. There have, in fact, been some posts that are longer than your entire blog post. However, we are not asking for a full explanation, just a basic summary of the important points. And the question only asks about base ISO, so you only need a paragraph, which I could almost fit in a comment.
May
12
comment What exactly is “base ISO” and how do I find what is base ISO on my camera?
Please do not simply answer with a link. Please summarise the content of the linked page in your answer.
May
11
comment How do I get a two person portrait with the background blurred using a DSLR and 50mm f/1.8 lens?
Try browsing the depth-of-field tag for useful questions/answers.
May
10
comment Does the iPhone do automatic tone/color correction?
Could you elaborate on what type of correction is applied and possibly provide sources.
May
10
comment How can I add/edit geotag data for one particular photo?
Are you in any way affiliated with this app. If so, please disclose. Also please add why it is better than other apps.
May
8
comment Real estate photography: Low distortion lens VS high resolution lens?
@Jasen I think Michael is suggesting that it is a trade-off, rather than a "don't do it" situation. So the photographer must weigh up whether it is needed for a particular situation, and since, in this case it is a must, then the photographer will use the technique with the highest end resolution.
May
8
comment Canon 700d - lens does not move when focusing?
What lens ae you using? Is it the same lens as on the other cameras that you have seen? What autofocus mode are you in? Does it still autofocus? To answer your question properly we need the answers to at least a few of these questions, preferably all.
May
2
comment best outdoor sports lens around $500
possible duplicate of How to select lenses for sports photography?
Apr
1
comment How do I get this look in my photos
Can you please describe the effect that you are looking for more specifically.
Mar
30
comment How do I create this kind of soft and blueish look in Photoshop?
This is quite vague. Can you explain the look you want in more detail?
Mar
27
comment Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?
This doesn't really answer the core question directly. The question does not ask for an equipment recommendation and we generally try to avoid them as they quickly become out of date. Could you please revise your answer to answer the core question.
Mar
27
comment zoom lens for Baseball games
Generally product recommendations are off-topic. To improve this question I would suggest that you ask about what aspects of a lens would help, give a description for the type of photography you will be doing (Is it indoors? Brightly lit? Close to the subject? etc). Is there any aspect of other photographs you like (blurred background or everything in focus? See lots of the scene or just focussing on one aspect? etc).
Mar
25
comment How can I get my camera to focus on water dropping?
It appear that he has already tried this
Mar
25
comment How can I get my camera to focus on water dropping?
@Blake Somewhere on your lens (or in the lens' manual) there should be a minimum focus distance stated (do not confuse Focal Length, the 70-200mm, with focus distance, they are very different). Your subject needs to be further than this distance from the camera.
Mar
24
comment Will using a DX lens on an FX Body compromise ISO performance?
The noise will only be more apparent if the exposure is lower, no matter how much light is in the environment. If the aperture and shutter time is adjusted appropriately the noise characteristics are theoretically the same, ignoring sources of noise from long exposure etc.
Mar
24
comment What kind of lenses will work with my new Nikon DSLR?
Could you please elaborate on why you think these lenses would be good.
Mar
23
comment How can I effectively change the background of a portrait in Photoshop?
Can you please add a link to an example of one of your images that best shows the effect that you do not like.