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Oct
26
comment How can I avoid soft dull “spots” in my pictures?
@BBischof: No, no. Not at all. :D (I just didn't see it before.)
Oct
26
comment How can I avoid soft dull “spots” in my pictures?
I did try moving the camera. I've taken enough shots now to know for a fact that the spots are on the sensor. I get the same spots in the same location in my pictures every time I take a photo. Sometimes they don't show up if the location they are at is complex...but in solid colors or smooth gradients, they show up like beacons. I have to find a cleaning system for my camera and clean the sensor.
Oct
26
comment How can I avoid soft dull “spots” in my pictures?
@BBischof: HA! Funny. :P
Oct
26
comment Where can I find comparisons for linear polarizers (for a cheap variable ND filter)?
Have to vote this one up. I own the Lee filter system myself, and it is awesome. There is nothing quite like having a single set of filters that works for every lens you own. Lee filters are excellent too, and many of the more specialized ones, such as the polarizer, they offer in a multicoated glass variant. Good stuff. The polarizer attaches to the front of the foundation kit, and it isn't too difficult to rotate. You can combine GND filters and a polarizer all at once if you need to. When you use 4x6 filters, it gets a little tougher to rotate the polarizer, but it is not impossible.
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revised How important is ISO speed?
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answered How important is ISO speed?
Oct
25
revised How important is ISO speed?
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Oct
25
comment How to turn off the LCD while taking long-exposure photos?
@andy: It is a camera question, specifically dealing with battery lifetime. We do more hardware related questions here than anything, so given precedent, it fits. That said, this is really more of a CHDK question, which really probably fits better on the CHDK wiki or forums than here. I don't know if there is a hard reason for either keeping or or closing it, so I've left it up to the community. So far, it seems like the community wants to keep it: no close votes, and 5 up votes.
Oct
25
comment What software is focused on reviewing and organizing images?
+1 for Lightroom. It is an excellent program that does exactly what the OP asked for. Lightroom 3 is pretty darn fast for searching huge libraries as well. I have some 10,000 photographs in my library, and it is easy to search by tags, filenames, keywords, and a variety of flagging utilities like pick/reject, stars, color tags, etc.
Oct
25
comment Points to be taken care for a good photo snap
Thanks for the compliments. :) Keep in mind, the last three are from some of my favorite landscape photographers, they are not my own. You can see a marked difference between a pro's photographs and my own. ;) One thing I really can't stress enough is to use Graduated ND filters. Before I got a Lee Foundation kit and some lee hard and soft grad ND's, I had a real hard time with landscapes. GND filters are an essential component of any landscape photographers kit.
Oct
24
comment Where can I find comparisons for linear polarizers (for a cheap variable ND filter)?
Guess Pentax uses a different kind of metering system that doesn't polarize light.
Oct
24
comment If a lens supports 18mm focal length, is that a wide angle lens?
@Artknish: Glad to be of service. :) Regarding the 18-135mm, it would barely qualify as "Wide" and would generally fit the "Normal to Supertele" range on the T2i. With APS-C, it is really tough to get wide angle. The EF-S 10-22mm is a good lens, and pretty much the only thing that really offers a "wide angle" of view on an APS-C body. It is the effective equivalent of the EF 16-35mm L lens (10 * 1.6 = 16mm, 22 * 1.6 = 35.2mm). The bummer about the EF-S mount is that it only works for APS-C bodies, and wouldn't be compatible with, say, a 5D if you chose to upgrade in the future.
Oct
24
comment Should I consider a used Tachihara 4x5" Large-Format camera or an equivalent new alternative?
@labnut: Thanks. :) I'm a huge perfectionist, and I think large format would help me achieve my ultimate goals. I think I need to refine my creative edge before I dive into such a complex form of photography, though. I'm still learning how to find good light and properly expose without heavily relying on a histogram. Little details that I think I would be too lost without by going to a large format right now. It is definitely something I'm planning for in the future, though.
Oct
24
comment Should I consider a used Tachihara 4x5" Large-Format camera or an equivalent new alternative?
Thanks for the link! It does look like they have it, and its a good price too! Much appreciated. :)
Oct
24
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