Alley in Pisa, Italy

by Lars Kotthoff

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Software developer by trade, boardgamer and photographer for fun.


Jun
10
revised How to take Kirlian photos?
edited tags
Jun
10
revised How to do jewellery photography with a telephoto lens?
Make question a question.
Jun
9
comment How to do jewellery photography with a telephoto lens?
For what it's worth: non-IS I, non-IS II: avoid. IS I, IS II, non-IS III: optically identical, except that the IS element is fixed in place in the non-IS III. IS STM: best of the lot.
Jun
9
comment How to do jewellery photography with a telephoto lens?
Very minor comment: there's nothing wrong with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (version 1); it's optically identical to the IS II.
Jun
9
answered How to do jewellery photography with a telephoto lens?
Jun
9
comment How to take Kirlian photos?
You've tagged this "digital photography" - are you looking for a digital way of doing this? If so, that doesn't exist - Kirlian photography is a reaction between the coronal discharge and the chemicals in the film, and so can't be replicated in the digital domain.
Jun
9
revised Why is the external lens for my smartphone blurry when not at full zoom?
Make question a question, and tweak tags.
Jun
8
comment Is it true that cameras with larger sensors are more likely to mis-focus under low light?
Same scene, same point does not mean same DoF.
Jun
8
comment Is it true that cameras with larger sensors are more likely to mis-focus under low light?
Further, this post seems to be a combination of hearsay ("I've been told that" without any references) and unwarranted extrapolation (the A6000 doesn't autofocus as well as the E-M1, therefore the problem is the sensor size).
Jun
8
comment Is it true that cameras with larger sensors are more likely to mis-focus under low light?
When comparing your iPhone to your APS-C camera, are you comparing shots with equal depth of field? I'm guessing "no", which makes your experiment mostly bogus as you're not using the same conditions in both cases.
Jun
7
comment When to choose in-camera HDR mode versus Exposure Bracketing
The question is looking for reasons not to use bracketing, but this answer seems to be about reasons not to use in camera HDR.
Jun
7
comment Why are SLR lenses so much larger than Sony E-mount lenses?
@MichaelClark Canon make an EF-S 60mm prime - it's a scaled down version of the EF 100mm prime.
Jun
6
comment Is the maximum video length of the Sony A6000 30 minutes?
Thanks - answer updated
Jun
6
revised Is the maximum video length of the Sony A6000 30 minutes?
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Jun
6
comment Is the maximum video length of the Sony A6000 30 minutes?
Do you have an example of a camera for which only the European version is crippled in this way?
Jun
6
answered Is the maximum video length of the Sony A6000 30 minutes?
Jun
1
comment How to change aperture in manual mode on an entry-level Nikon SLR?
True, but even if you're in auto ISO, it won't change the aperture.
Jun
1
comment How do I focus at a specific distance (in meters)?
For the infinity focus question, see e.g. How can I find infinity focus on a kit lens with no markers?
Jun
1
comment How do I focus at a specific distance (in meters)?
Sure. But it's probably still the best way of solving the underlying problem.
Jun
1
comment How do I focus at a specific distance (in meters)?
"I don't want to customize the buttons, since non-standard assignments makes it harder for me to use the camera." A lot of photographers live and breathe by "back button focus" or the equivalent - sure, it's more complicated than your P&S, but it's giving you more control over the shot. Sometimes you need to learn new skills in order to do new things. I'd say that ruling this out because it might make things "harder" for you in the short term is the wrong decision in the long term if you want to become a better photographer. Rant ends :-)