Alley in Pisa, Italy

by Lars Kotthoff

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comment How can I fix a broken lens/autofocus?
I ended up taking mine apart and reassembling it, and somehow it started working!
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answered How do I take a shot like the flooded tree by Andrew Tallon?
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comment Washington D.C. 4th July fireworks photography
Yeah this question is certainly too localized. That said, the DC fireworks are amazing, so I hope you enjoy them Pat! You may want to try searching flickr for other people's "interesting" july 4th DC photos (flickr.com/search/…) to get ideas.
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comment What lenses to bring while traveling? One good wide-telephoto or several smaller ones?
I used to travel exclusively with my 35mm f2 canon lens (cropped sensor), and while it took great quality photos I missed way too many pictures. Usually i wanted something wider, but sometimes I'd want something more tele. I think for traveling zoom lenses are ideal.
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comment What lenses to bring while traveling? One good wide-telephoto or several smaller ones?
Yeah, I agree with jrista. What kind of travel photography you want to do, the inconvenience you are willing to put up with, the amount of money you want to spend, these are all personal decisions. In fact, they may even differ by trip. That said, you may find the discussion here to be useful: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/11940/…
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comment Is it normal for there to be tiny dust particles in a new lens?
Dupe? photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3045/dust-in-zoom-lens
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comment What is the purpose of storing orientation in EXIF data over just storing an image the correct way up?
This may be relevant, he seems to have the same complaint as you: pleaselistencarefully.com/…
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comment What is the purpose of storing orientation in EXIF data over just storing an image the correct way up?
Danny: one thought: if you rotate the photo in software, is the exif data still the same? If yes, viewer programs may not feel safe assuming the photo hasn't been rotated in post, so they ignore the rotation exif information. I guess this could be considered a deficiency in Apple's approach. Usually what I do is load up photos in processing software like lightroom and share the processed versions, which are rotated correctly. I understand this is annoying and should be unnecessary with a phone.
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answered What is the purpose of storing orientation in EXIF data over just storing an image the correct way up?
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comment Should I use a 100mm Macro lens as a portrait lens?
+1 I think these tests are useful; they provide an objective comparison you won't easily find in sample shots.
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comment Is digital zoom really useful?
I've always wondered, but never took the time to actually check: what about metering? When you use digital zoom to zoom into an area with different lighting, can you give the camera a better idea of how to expose the part of the photo you are interested in?
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comment What are common beginner mistakes in photography?
Fair enough, but I wouldn't call it a common beginner mistake.