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Software developer by trade, boardgamer and photographer for fun.


16h
comment what lense would be perfect and have 2.8f in low range
I honestly can't work out what you're asking here.
18h
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.
1d
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.
1d
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.
2d
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?
2d
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
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
comment How can I target a specific size in megabytes when saving a JPEG in Photoshop?
-1 for "JPEG file size is a meaningless measure." If I'm shoving it out over a mobile or other low bandwidth network it's incredibly relevant.
Mar
16
comment Pro9000 Mark II desaturation problems
Could you add a (good quality!) photo of one of the prints?
Mar
16
comment How can I add a border to a JPEG photo without affecting quality?
At least according to my quick test, Paint uses the lossless LZW compression algorithm when saving TIFFs so it looks OK.
Mar
16
comment is there an online site/group that shares RAW/16 bit TIFF files?
Product/service recommendations are off-topic here.
Mar
13
comment How to achieve sharp focus on two subjects in a portrait with low depth of field?
Please provide a sample photo, but I strongly suspect the answer is "stop down".
Mar
13
comment Canon - EOS 1DS Mark II
Voting to close as too broad - without knowing about the price, the quality, your skills, your other equipment and your goals, this is impossible to answer.
Mar
12
comment Which one is better olympus omd em 10 or Sony alpha 6000
Voting to close as opinion-based: they both have their strengths and weaknesses. "Which is better" isn't a question we can answer unless you tell us what you want to use the camera for.
Mar
11
comment Why don't we focus at the nearest hyperfocal distance to get everything in focus?
I don't understand what you mean by "nearest as possible" - the nearest to what? The hyperfocal distance is the point which achieves the maximum depth of field - any closer and points at infinity will no longer be in focus.
Mar
11
comment How to improve the low-light image quality of my Canon 350d?
At the moment, this is probably too broad for us to give a helpful answer. Could you post some images you feel are a problem and explain precisely what you'd like to improve about them?
Mar
11
comment What battery can I use for an old Canon Ex EE (PX625 vs PX625A)?
Would you be able to summarise the contents of the link here? We generally frown on link-only answers. Thanks!
Mar
11
comment Lightroom destroying RAWs during import
How do you know the files on the card are normal and undamaged? If you're looking at them in camera or with any normal viewer, you're looking at the embedded JPEG preview, not the full file. I strongly suspect your files are just corrupt.