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Jun
7
comment Old SLR Sigma 18MM on a DLSR Canon
This is exactly why I've resisted buying the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens. Amazing performance for the price, but too many people say that Sigma have trouble keeping up with new Canon bodies.
May
22
comment How can I encourage my friend to be less shy when I take her photo?
possible duplicate of How do I get regular people to relax and not to overprepare having their portrait taken?
May
20
comment Image Viewer With with Exif
@RussellMcMahon I have to ask: do you rate all of your photos out of five/ten and, if so, how many do you have in total which have a perfect score?
Apr
3
comment LightRoom 5 Export looks different to the Develop screen
Calibration is worth it if you treasure your images. When you've lovingly adjusted hundreds of digital images on an arbitrarily configured monitor, it's painful to realise that on a correctly calibrated monitor they all look too dark/light/red/blue/etc.
Apr
3
comment LightRoom 5 Export looks different to the Develop screen
On the subject of colour management, be aware that if your monitor is not calibrated correctly you might be adjusting the brightness and/or colour to suit your eye on your monitor, and it might then look totally different on a properly calibrated monitor.
Apr
2
asked Enable TIFF compression in Canon Digital Photo Professional 4
Mar
27
comment Why eye-controlled focus is gone?
I don't know why manufacturers abandoned the technology, but I do have a Canon EOS 50e and a Canon EOS 5 with Eye Controlled Focus and I have to say that I found the feature very unreliable. When it worked it seemed like a great way to select a focus point. When it didn't work it felt like a great way to miss a shot while you tried several times to get the camera to select the correct focus point. It tended to be easier to select the focus point manually.
Mar
6
answered How do I get regular people to relax and not to overprepare having their portrait taken?
Feb
22
comment Add an orientation mark to a polarizing filter's rotating ring
Are there any cases where light is reliably polarized in a certain direction? Am I wrong to think that removing reflections from shop windows would usually require a consistent orientation of the filter?
Feb
21
asked Add an orientation mark to a polarizing filter's rotating ring
Feb
9
comment Why do my photos “glow”?
Have you viewed the images full size? There's definitely more going on than excessive colour saturation.
Feb
9
comment Why do my photos “glow”?
I did not realise at first that these were full-size images. Right-click on each photo and select "View Image" to see the image fill the browser window. Now I definitely see the smudgy, oily look described.
Feb
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
1
answered Is there any point in using automatic sensor cleaning on my DSLR even if I never remove the lens?
Jan
30
comment Will a 50mm EF lens give the same result as a 50mm EF-S lens?
The question Is an EF 50mm f/1.4 the same as 50mm with an EF-S lens on a Canon 550D? asks exactly the same thing you are asking. It does not refer to different camera bodies, but asks whether there is any difference between a 50mm EF lens and a 50mm EF-S lens on an APS-C body.
Jan
25
comment Canon 50mm f1.4 no longer focuses reliably
My Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mk II lens is almost twenty years old and it has started to randomly fail to focus. Sometimes it's fine, other times it doesn't even try. Does your lens always focus on nearby subjects fine, or do you also see random failure at close distance?
Jan
4
answered Easiest way to have Lightroom destructively replace RAW files with TIFF files?
Nov
21
comment Why is my Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH making distorted photos with purple cast
Firstly: my best guess would be that one or more of the capacitors has started to fail. Secondly: Instagram would pay a fortune for that effect.
Nov
15
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
22
awarded  Commentator