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Software developer by trade, boardgamer and photographer for fun.


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comment Where is the AF-MF switch on a Tamron 70-300mm tele macro lens?
Yes, and the AF/MF switch exists only for the Canon variant.
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comment How to create an image with star trails in the background and clear, bright foreground objects?
What makes you believe that shot isn't a composite?
Jun
29
comment What are the advantages of a lens having a fixed maximum aperture?
-1: there is a fundamental difference in construction between fixed aperture lenses and variable aperture lenses. Manufacturers don't "choose" to have their fixed aperture zooms "sandbag" at the wide end - the lens really does have the same aperture at all focal lengths.
Jun
29
comment What are the advantages/disadvantages of mirrorless over DSLR for capturing night life in cities?
This is better, but it's now really a duplicate of What are the technical advantages and disadvantages of mirrorless? followed by an off-topic product recommendation.
Jun
29
comment Why does the screen go black when I make the shutter speed faster?
-1 for completely failing to mention ISO.
Jun
29
comment Nature photography
In general, nature photography wants telephoto lenses, not wide-angle ones. Why are you considering a wide angle lens?
Jun
29
comment Why does the screen go black when I make the shutter speed faster?
Please post a sample image (with shooting parameters - shutter speed, aperture, ISO) for both an image taken with slow shutter speed which looks good and a dark one with faster shutter speed.
Jun
29
comment Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5200 vs Sony Alpha A58
Product recommendations are off-topic here... but "it would be difficult for m[e] to change the camera anytime soon." This is untrue - you can change your camera just as easily as you can change your lenses, and in fact you'll find that you do change your camera more often than your lenses.
Jun
28
comment Company solution to storing and sharing large album of photos?
Could you give a clue as to the actual number and total size of photos? What may be a "tremendous" number for one company could be peanuts for another.
Jun
26
comment Fuji Finepix 5700 failure to recognise memory cards
Do the same memory cards work in any other devices?
Jun
22
comment What is the simplest way to consolidate a photo library that is spread across several hard drives?
The poster already has a NAS; he's looking for software solutions to consolidate his images, not another bit of hardware.
Jun
21
comment Why do highlights appear blown out in Lightroom but not on my camera?
Do you have access to Canon's Digital Photo Professional (it's normally on the DVD supplied with the camera)? If so, how does that render the image if you turn ALO on and off?
Jun
21
comment Why do highlights appear blown out in Lightroom but not on my camera?
What camera options do you have set - in particular, ALO and HTP?
Jun
19
comment Simulating long exposure waterfall shots in Photoshop?
As with the other answers, the OP has only one image. A solution which starts with "shoot a stack of images" doesn't work.
Jun
19
comment Which characteristics should a wide-angle lens have for astrophotography?
I've made an edit to your question which tries to stop it being a straight product recommendation question, which is off-topic here. You're obviously free to revert this change if you want to, but I strongly suspect the original question would just be closed.
Jun
16
comment Shooting in Manual
What mode are you shooting in? Canons have significantly different behaviour depending on mode.
Jun
15
comment Why would I use manual camera controls instead of the automatic modes?
Consistency is explicitly mentioned in Sridhar Iyer's answer :-)
Jun
9
comment Why do so many photographers still use flash and noisy cameras in concerts?
"Most people use their camera on automatic" I suspect this is less true for people who have brought SLRs to a concert.
Jun
5
comment What can I do when my Nikon D5200 gives an SD card error with every card?
Nothing in the question says that the poster is using an adapter.
Jun
4
comment How close are we to the sensor pixel size limit?
Brainstorming, how does the Bayer matrix affect all this? Handwaving slightly, it seems that our red/blue sampling frequency is only half the pixel frequency. Green is maybe sqrt(2)/2?