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comment Compare lenses on the same image
Those aren't really images in the sense that I think the OP means. They are secondary pictures of portions of images displayed and zoomed in to certain specific portions on the camera's LCD screen. And Bryan doesn't test any "cheap" lenses outside the Canon universe. He does test a few high end lenses for other systems.
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comment When doing a light painting photo with a keyring light, is it better to shine the light on the surface or towards the camera
Don't use a laser if you are pointing at your camera. It can potentially damage your sensor.
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comment How does one do light painting with in focus subject? Maybe a composite?
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answered Astro Photography mixed up with lanscape
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revised If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?
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comment If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?
Once your shutter speed is at the sync speed, the way to reduce the brightness of the background is by narrowing the aperture. If you are shooting at f/4 and the back ground is still too bright then go to f/5.6, f/8, f/11, etc.
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comment If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?
I upvoted for you. They are both good answers.
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comment If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?
I upvoted for you. They are both good answers.
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comment If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?
It is relevant, but not entirely so. The issue Matt addresses is when the desired outcome of the overall brightness of the scene is closer to the 18% gray standard. When the desired outcome is for most of the frame to be black, the emphasis shifts from not amplifying the noise in the shadows (because you're not trying to raise the shadows, you are trying to lower them) to not blowing out the highlights while maintaining a wide DR between the two. Two different sets of problems.
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comment If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?
possible duplicate of What setup/gear is needed to get this silhouette low-key effect?
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answered If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?
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comment How can I find the the serial number of a Canon EOS DSLR when the stamp on the camera is unreadable?
There's a significant enough difference in the the way the Canon EOS cameras and the non-EOS cameras handle the serial number vis a vis EXIF to make it two totally different questions. If the other question were about another EOS model, I would agree with you, since the way EOS cameras record the serial number in the EXIF is the same. But non-EOS cameras often don't include the serial number in the maker notes at all, so it is an entirely different situation with entirely different solutions as starting points.
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answered How can I use a DSLR effectively with progressive eyeglasses?
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comment How can I find the the serial number of a Canon EOS DSLR when the stamp on the camera is unreadable?
All Canon EOS cameras store the serial/body number in the maker notes section of the EXIF info. Just because most Adobe products ignore the maker notes doesn't mean it isn't there.