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by Bart Arondson

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Jun
20
answered Is it possible to take a long exposure photograph during daytime?
Jun
19
comment Long exposure photoshop?
My personal opinion is not to bother, it wont look right without a lot of skill/time, and a crisp water shot will look better than a cheesy photoshop attempt. Next time you're stuck without an ND filter, stop down to get the shutter time as slow as you can and take a long series of images and stack them when you get home.
Jun
19
answered How do I create a nighttime B&W image but have the subject illuminated by light in full color?
Jun
18
comment Variable focal length for macro lenses?
You're right that was my opinion two and a bit years ago, it's changed since :) Only having one focus distance for any given magnification is a property of all lenses I believe. Fundamentally the only difference between the MPE and a prime lens is the inability to focus to infinity (and the degree of focus breathing!) it wouldn't be hard to imagine a similar lens that could get infinity focus on some mirrorless systems. Since all primes change focal length, my definition of a zoom lens is one with the ability to change focal length whilst at infinity focus.
Jun
17
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Jun
17
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Jun
17
comment Variable focal length for macro lenses?
I never said the focal length was the same at all focus distances (as this is not true of any Canon lens I know of), merely that I believe that the focal length at 1x is likely to be 65mm, which is why Canon market the lens as being a 65mm lens. That is all.
Jun
17
comment Why is the Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 Macro Lens not called a zoom?
@MichaelClark very interesting I'd not seen an example of the how the focusing mechanism works in that lens before. I've updated the answer accordingly.
Jun
17
revised Why is the Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 Macro Lens not called a zoom?
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Jun
17
comment Variable focal length for macro lenses?
Canon will have stated the focal length as measured (or more likely simulated) with the lens at its most distant focus setting, like they do with all of their lenses (which also vary their focal length as you change focus).
Jun
17
revised How was this picture of a model on a boat with a sunset in the background created?
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Jun
17
answered How was this picture of a model on a boat with a sunset in the background created?
Jun
17
comment How was this picture of a model on a boat with a sunset in the background created?
Looks low contrast to me, there are no pure blacks or whites in the image that I can see.
Jun
17
comment How was this picture of a model on a boat with a sunset in the background created?
How on earth can you tell the sharpness of this image from a 1024 x 682 sample? I've had completely out of focus images that look just fine when downsampled to this resolution and sharpened. I can't see anything to suggest any particularly capable gear was used, just some very evident post processing.
Jun
15
comment Variable focal length for macro lenses?
Focal length is a measure of how much light is bent by a lens
Jun
15
comment Why does flash exposure compensation of 4EV have such an unnoticeable effect?
@KartickVaddadi Probably not, it's a fairly limited use case, get yourself an external flash and you can manually pop it as many times as you like during the exposure!
Jun
15
answered Why does flash exposure compensation of 4EV have such an unnoticeable effect?
Jun
15
comment Variable focal length for macro lenses?
@MichaelClark that's not true, the lens can focus collimated light - just not at the distance where the sensor in a DSLR is. If you put a 65mm lens from a mirrorless camera on a DSLR it wont focus to infinity, but that doesn't mean that lens is somehow no longer a 65mm lens! Focal length is an intrinsic property of the lens (every lens) and has nothing to do with the purpose of the lens or what camera system it is mounted to, or field of view.
Jun
15
comment Variable focal length for macro lenses?
@Julian Canon says it is a 65mm lens because it is a 65mm lens, it focuses collimated light at a distance of 65mm from the rear principal plane, which is the one and only definition of focal length.
Jun
15
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