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comment How to get consistent white balance on a 3 photo stack?
@PhilipKendall Or shoot RAW files and apply the same WB to all of them in post.
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answered How can I take long exposures on Nikon D7000 with a wireless remote?
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comment Problem with processing .CR2 format in Linux
What particular Canon camera? What version of each program you have listed?
Oct
19
comment Difference between shutter speed, iso and Aperture
Whether one agrees that it should be a canonical term or not is irrelevant. The fact is that exposure triangle as a shortcut to describe relationship between Tv, Av, and ISO is here to stay.
Oct
19
comment Difference between shutter speed, iso and Aperture
@mattdm If this question is closed as a duplicate, searches that return this question in the result will point to the other question. And yours isn't the only answer to that question.
Oct
19
comment Difference between shutter speed, iso and Aperture
ISO photo.stackexchange.com/q/70/15871
Oct
19
comment Difference between shutter speed, iso and Aperture
Shutter speed photo.stackexchange.com/q/13454/15871
Oct
19
comment Difference between shutter speed, iso and Aperture
It has all been covered here. Aperture photo.stackexchange.com/q/49/15871
Oct
18
comment What is the difference between the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM and 14mm f/2.8L II USM?
The in depth lens review at The-Digital-Picture for the EF 14mm f/2.8 L II includes quite a bit of comparison, including sample images, with the older version of the lens. The main difference is a very significant increase in image quality, especially in terms of edge sharpness and lower chromatic aberration. the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/…
Oct
17
comment Dynamic range of Sony RX-100
It's not that the dynamic range of the RX-100 is that limited - it isn't. But the dynamic range of the default gamma correction/light curve the camera uses to output JPEGs is that limited. Find a way to shoot RAW and you will be able to capture more dynamic range than letting the camera make the decisions re: RAW conversion.
Oct
17
comment How should I handle auto focus on a moving train
Here's the facebook album for my railfanning that day. You can go to the main album page to see more of my work. facebook.com/media/set/…
Oct
16
comment How should I handle auto focus on a moving train
There are a couple of problems with that. When the light is fading fast at dusk, even a minute or two can significantly alter the amount of light for which one is exposing. The other problem is that to place a light beam sensor pretty much requires trespassing on railroad property which is both illegal and unsafe.
Oct
16
comment How should I handle auto focus on a moving train
If the focus is usually off by only a little, stopping down a little bit to increase the DoF could go a long way to solving the problem.
Oct
16
answered How should I handle auto focus on a moving train
Oct
16
comment How to make camera LCD show true RAW data in JPG preview and histogram?
Histograms are wonderful tools, but like all tools they have their limitations. It is up to the photographer to properly interpret the histogram and apply what it is telling him to the decisions he makes to get the result he wants. That vision is not going to be the same from one photographer to the next. So neither will the perfect exposure you seek.
Oct
16
comment How to make camera LCD show true RAW data in JPG preview and histogram?
You seem to be unwilling to learn how they do it that way and instead insist on hardware/firmware that is both unnecessary and would increase the cost of a camera such as the 650D significantly. The Canon 1D X has RGB exposure metering which allows it to control the highlights more precisely in each color channel. So if you just have to have the world's most accurate metering system, go spring the 6K for a 1D X! But don;t expect the same performance out of a camera 1/10th the price.
Oct
16
comment How to make camera LCD show true RAW data in JPG preview and histogram?
There are PLENTY of world class photographers who manage to overcome the limitations you are bemoaning in some very challenging light and get the exposure correct. If the in camera metering isn't accurate enough, or their experience isn't broad enough to understand how what they see on the histogram along with the "blinky" warning translates to headroom in the highlights for a particular scene, they break out the external light meter or bracket away.
Oct
15
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Oct
15
comment Which is better for portraits: 18-55mm or 75-300mm?
Any other lens Canon makes is better for any usage than the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6. It is not a very good lens at all. And the version of the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 sold with the XTi (EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II) wasn't much better. Later variations beginning with the EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS are a bit better.
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