Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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Apr
14
comment How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?
@Itai: It seems there's a pretty clear discontinuity at exactly of the center of the image - I propose the creator of this panorama just cropped out those parts of the two centermost photos that would've shown the photographer's feet.
Apr
10
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
4
comment Can an SLR Mounting rim made of metal gather rust?
I'm quite surprised if the steel in question is not stainless - on the other hand, stainless steel is not completely rustproof, just resistant.
Jan
28
comment Why don't DSLR camera specifications include a zoom ratio (e.g. 3x zoom) like compact cameras?
In your link, the zoom range of the bundled lens is the 18-55mm figure mentioned. This basically means "3x" (55/18≈3) but is much more informative once you learn how focal length works.
Jan
23
comment What will happen to a camera if it is taken to an environment beyond its operating temperature?
Just a note: I think "maybe in Antarctica" is more like -60 degrees Celsius. -10 °C is "not cold at all" in winter in Scandinavia, Northern Russia and most of Canada, and any electronic gadget that does not withstand a temperature like that should probably be considered defective.
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
answered What is the right lens for photographing the northern lights?
Jan
10
revised How do I decide what lenses I will need for a trip to New Zealand?
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Jan
10
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Dec
26
comment Does sensor size dictate lens size with all other things equal?
This may sound like a nitpick, but I think it's actually quite important to realize how much reducing the sensor size helps creating compact lenses: if using 60% of the sensor area you need only ~46% of glass by volume/mass due to the square-cube law.
Dec
4
comment Why are my photos taken at f/11 less sharp than those taken at a wider aperture?
@Pete: Pixel density also matters. Even with an equal physical aperture size, the diffracted photons end up being distributed over a larger number of photosites because in a smaller sensor there are typically more photosites per unit area.
Nov
22
comment What is ideal distance to subject for head and shoulder portraits?
@EsaPaulasto: ~50mm on APS-C is fine for head+shoulder portraits, perspective-wise, but if you wish to keep a bit distance, 85mm is probably better for you. Or then just try to get comfortable getting close to people you photograph :)
Nov
22
comment What is ideal distance to subject for head and shoulder portraits?
Not necessarily a fisheye - just a rectilinear ultrawide like Canon's 10-24 EF-S. I'm talking about effects like these - clearly rectilinear, not fisheye.
Nov
22
revised What is ideal distance to subject for head and shoulder portraits?
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Nov
22
comment What is ideal distance to subject for head and shoulder portraits?
Good points. I agree that "standard" wideangle isn't so wide as to really exaggerate facial features - I was thinking more about the case of ultrawide where it's obvious that the distortion is a deliberate artistic decision.
Nov
22
answered What is ideal distance to subject for head and shoulder portraits?
Nov
21
comment Is it possible to get a lens that will capture both far away and very close-by objects?
Note that the clarity of far away objects is always dependent on the atmospheric conditions. Even with crystal clear skies, the more air between you and your target, the less contrast and saturation your image will have, and no lens in the world can compensate for that.
Nov
16
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
9
comment What is this “Dreamy” effect called and how can I achieve it?
"Vintage" look in photos is very chic these days.