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Software developer by trade, boardgamer and photographer for fun.


17h
comment First prime lens for newbie Canon 600D?
On the assumption that you already have the 18-55 kit lens, you can easily find out which focal length you prefer. What more guidance do you need than this?
1d
comment The bottom 3/4 of my images are black--is it a shutter issue?
Voting to close as unclear until more details are provided.
1d
comment Is 5D Mark II still worth of buying?
Voting to close as off-topic: we can't tell you whether it's worth it for you. Please try and refine your question to concentrate on the factors you'd use in making a decision, rather than just one specific instance.
1d
comment Can Tamron 16-300mm lens fit on a Canon 700D?
-1 for claiming that the 75-300 is an upgrade.
Mar
28
comment The bottom 3/4 of my images are black--is it a shutter issue?
Please post some sample photos.
Mar
26
comment what lense would be perfect and have 2.8f in low range
I honestly can't work out what you're asking here.
Mar
26
comment Recommended focal length for a fashion shoot
But please search the site first to see if your question has already been asked; four of the questions you've asked already have answers on this site.
Mar
26
comment Nikon 50mm 1.8g vs 1.8d?
Please slow down with the posting and read the help center - I suspect a lot of your questions are going to be closed one way or the other right now.
Mar
26
comment How much zoom does a lens need to have before we call it a superzoom lens?
@ths I think the first sentence does answer the question: there is no such definition.
Mar
25
answered What lens do I need to take a decent picture of a graduation ceremony from football-field seating?
Mar
25
answered How much zoom does a lens need to have before we call it a superzoom lens?
Mar
24
comment Camera choice opinions wanted
Without wanting to seem harsh: what makes you believe the lack of sharpness is a result of the equipment rather than the photographer?
Mar
24
comment Camera choice opinions wanted
Both product recommendations and opinions are off-topic here. However, as a freebie: you haven't explained anything about how your current gear is holding you back, so the simple answer is "buy nothing".
Mar
19
reviewed Edit protection for contributing to stock images
Mar
19
revised protection for contributing to stock images
It's a start, but this still needs some editing.
Mar
19
comment Significance of shutter speed?
"no shutter speed is any more or any less important than any other shutter speed." This isn't entirely true - the flash sync speed is pretty significant, and the fastest shutter speed your camera can manage can potentially be interesting (although the latter is almost always "faster than you ever really need").
Mar
18
comment What is the performance of a mirrorless system camera compared to DSLR in dim light?
While that question is about APS-C vs full-frame, almost exactly the same things apply to 4/3s vs full-frame - although you may want to be more specific in your question as full frame mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 exist.
Mar
18
comment Can I photograph a solar eclipse using a 10-stop Big Stopper (+ extra ND?)
I strongly suspect the person you were talking to was confused between transmission and stops. 14 stops = a reduction in light of 2^14 = 16384 times. 100,000 stops = a reduction in light of 2^100,000 = 10 ^ (100,000 / (ln(10) / ln(2))) = 10 ^ 30102 = as you say, a brick in front of the lens. (This is the same way that a "1000 ND filter" is actually 10 stops, because 2 ^ 10 = 1024).
Mar
17
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
17
awarded  Nice Answer