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Apr
28
comment Is there a sane reason why 1/125 is not the half of 1/60?
@supercat I doubt 1/60 is exactly 1/60.. it might 1/64 or 1/58 for what we know - I doubt camera companies apply such strong tolerances. Anyway, just to nitpick, NTSC (and HD in those countries who had NTSC) television frequency is not the powerline 60Hz anymore, it is 59.94Hz.
Apr
26
comment Why can't I get a sharp macro image when shooting handheld, even with IS?
As examples of macros without tripod (but with flash): Both flickr.com/photos/marcomp/9716600561 and flickr.com/photos/marcomp/8027612482 were all shot hand-held with a reversed 50mm, flash and no unusual interference in the insect life (to say, the insects were not frozen and they were moving, albeit slowly enough to shoot).
Apr
26
comment Why can't I get a sharp macro image when shooting handheld, even with IS?
@D.Lambert - you can't use a tripod when your subject is moving.
Apr
18
comment Are full-frame cameras less forgiving with respect to camera shake?
You have (a little more than) one stop advantage in light sensitivity with FF cameras compared to cropped ones and one stop disadvantage in depth of field. So you might just stop down the aperture 1 stop and increase the ISO 1 stop and you are on-par. Disclaimer: I called 1 stop of disadvantage in depth of field as in regards of this topic.. if you want more subject isolation that's an advantage and arguably it's probably the biggest advantage of FF.
Apr
2
answered Why can't I get a sharp macro image when shooting handheld, even with IS?
Mar
21
comment Will I damage the command dial on my D5200 if I rotate it quickly?
Also, just as a quick comparison, a 10$ mouse has a wheel which is used usually faster, a lot more and lasts a life.
Feb
27
comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
I think most executives of companies try as much as possible not to read/be exposed to ideas from people not working in their company, for legal reasons (or, at least, not do it in a way which can be tracked). So I think the best way if you really care more about your idea than profiting from it (even just by fame), is to write it on internet forums (fora?), here, there and everywhere hoping someone would read "casually".
Feb
18
comment How to set tint if one is colour blind?
You still want to know what neutral is and then apply judgement from there on. As he said, if you are not able to judge the end result because of some form of color blindness, it's a reason more to premeasure (or postmeasure) with a gray card, and give yourself thresholds for final adjustments.
Feb
18
comment How to set tint if one is colour blind?
You can also use the picker tool of Lightroom itself. However it's very very hard to define what should be a neutral point. White walls are not really white, white shirts have color casts, etc. I'd premeasure (or post measure) with a gray card.
Feb
14
comment Is there anything in medium format systems which can beat pro-level 35mm digital with fast lenses in low light?
@AJHenderson: you said "they also up the resolution of a medium format, but the size of each pixel is still larger". Minor nitpick, but doing a rough calculation, if you crop the equivalent of a 35mm FF image from the image of a Hasselblad H4D-40 you'd get a 19MP image. So, unless I'm doing some calculation wrong, cameras like Nikon Df, D4 and D3s have bigger photosites than the Hasselblad. Of course, you can downsize the Hasselblad image so that you gain a lot more than what it's lost, but at the photosite level a D4 is larger.
Feb
13
comment Is a Sigma AF 28-80 an useful addition to a Nikkor 35-105 macro?
As far as I know modern kit lenses have motors (even the 18-70 which was bundled with the D70 itself). You can still use lenses with motors with the D70 and lenses without motor aren't usually significantly cheaper than ones with it (the only exception being the 50mm f/1.8 which is a lot cheaper without).. so I'd ignore the motor issue.
Feb
13
answered Is a Sigma AF 28-80 an useful addition to a Nikkor 35-105 macro?
Feb
11
comment Why would someone practice free lensing?
Yes, you are right.. I used "traditional" in a wrong way, I meant "conventional" or something like that
Feb
11
answered Is there a way to avoid focus searching?
Feb
11
answered Why would someone practice free lensing?
Feb
2
comment Can I use Wide Angle Lens converter for my existing lens Nikkor 35mm f1.8?
@RussellMcMahon those adapters mounted on the rear you mention.. as far as I know they aren't available for DSLRs, just for mirrorless cameras (due to much shorter flange distance). Also they rely on the lens being able to cover the full frame (for APS sensors cameras).. which is not the case for the Nikkor 35mm/1.8 DX, although it comes very close to doing it.
Feb
2
comment Can I use Wide Angle Lens converter for my existing lens Nikkor 35mm f1.8?
Also, the larger the aperture, the more visible the defects introduced by those filters are; so even the best ones are unlikely to be usable below, say, f/4. At that point the 18mm f/3.5 of the cheapest kits are better on any possible measure.
Jan
28
comment Do crop sensors on SLRs changes the depth and flatness of the objects as well? (in comparison to same focal length on full frame sensors)
Just to add "evidence" to this answer.. if the opposite was true, every portrait taken with a smartphone/small compact would have impossibly big noses because the focal length on those cameras is on the likes of 2mm.
Jan
20
comment What do I need to use a Nikon charger in power outlets when traveling in Europe?
@Guffa: The older standard is simply a Europlug as itself (the change in the years was the addition of the earth pin). We have two different sockets (10A which is the Europlug and 16A which is meant for higher power loads) but I've never seen a location with 16A sockets and no 10A sockets around, while the opposite is a lot more common (practically every common appliance uses the 10A one).
Jan
20
comment What do I need to use a Nikon charger in power outlets when traveling in Europe?
The standard plug of Italy is the Europlug with an additional pin, so if the charger is Europlug compatible, he won't have any problems finding a socket.