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Dec
10
comment Which camera has low shutter latency and good color accuracy?
Also since the 90s Canon has been utterly dominant in the professional sports market due to superior AF and supertelephoto lenses, Nikon are making comeback thanks to the excellent D3s and Canon's 1D mkIII fiasco, but if you look at any major sporting event you'll see a sea of white Canon supertelephotos.
Dec
10
comment Which camera has low shutter latency and good color accuracy?
I don't want to start a brand war, but I disagree with the statement that Nikon are the "speed demons" of the DSLR world - since the release of the 1D in 2001 Canon have been consistently faster until the D3 at the end of 2007. Even then the D3 only shoots at 11fps vs. 10fps and has to reduce the image down to 5megapixels to do so, whilst the Canon 1DmkIV can shoot 16mp images at 10fps.
Dec
9
comment Does Auto White-Balance Really Work? How?
I think it's a simple performance optimisation - you don't need to sample every pixel, and if you did you'd end up doing one raw conversion to measure the white balance, and then another conversion with this balance in hand
Dec
9
answered What does the Custom White-Balance *icon* represent?
Dec
9
revised Is it legal to use images found on the internet?
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Dec
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revised Is it legal to use images found on the internet?
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Dec
9
answered Is it legal to use images found on the internet?
Dec
9
comment What does the Custom White-Balance *icon* represent?
It's probably worth noting that the triangles are sometimes drawn as outlines and sometimes filled in...
Dec
9
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Dec
9
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Dec
8
revised What is the difference between UV and Skylight filters?
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Dec
8
comment Does using a camera with very high shutter actuations have any side effects?
I don't understand why they all sound so different even between consecutive models in the same line with similar specs, you'd have thought the shutter unit would be shared across many models..
Dec
8
comment How can I get dramatic shallow DOF with a kit lens?
cool. good luck!
Dec
8
revised Does using a camera with very high shutter actuations have any side effects?
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Dec
8
answered Does using a camera with very high shutter actuations have any side effects?
Dec
8
revised What manual setting for portrait?
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Dec
8
comment What manual setting for portrait?
Lol, totally forgot to explain that one! It's to account for any triggering delay (e.g. if using radio flash triggers) and is not necessary if your flash is on camera.
Dec
8
comment How can I get dramatic shallow DOF with a kit lens?
Did you get the effect you were after with either of these shots? If so great! One thing to note is that both were closeups, in order to get blurred backgrounds with bigger, more distant subjects you will either have to fake it, or get a lens with a bigger aperture (smaller f/ number)
Dec
8
answered What manual setting for portrait?
Dec
7
comment What do I need to take pics of building roofs?
With DSLRs the lenses are specified with the actual and not equivalent focal length, so you need to multiply by about 1.5, unless you get a very expensive 35mm DSLR (Canon 5D, 1Ds, Nikon D3). So, if it's a DSLR look for 17/18mm or lower, if it's a compact or bridge camera, look for 28mm equivalent or lower