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I'm semi-pro photographer currently shooting A-mount both: Film and Digital, currently working as a Software Engineer. Through my history I got experience with most of the systems, wrote several photography-related articles and tutorials (almost none of them in English though, so you won't see me linking to my own materials).

I'm allergic to:

  • crap written by Ken Rockwell
  • "prophesies" of Tom Hogan
  • generalizations based on one or two cameras
  • And people who think that there are only 2 photographic systems for pros: Canon and Nikon (view mostly popularized by mr. Rockwell)

So best way to get a -1 from me is either by linking to texts made by these guys or popularizing bipolar point of view.

What I love:

  • Answers based on experience that goes more deeply than into one or two systems
  • Well-formatted answers that cover all of the matters in a question (even if someone else already suggested an idea you agree with)
  • lists and direct comparisons

So best way to get +1 from me is by reading through whole question and answering every matter touched by it in widest scope possible.

English isn't my native language, so please, forgive me any spelling or grammatical mistakes.

Hope you'll find my answers helpful. And please: remember to mark answers under your questions if you agree with them (+1 doesn't do the job on it's own, though if you want to give +1 and mark an answer - you're even more awesome! ;) ).


Apr
8
reviewed No Action Needed Can the Sigma 2x teleconverter be hacked so it will work with the Sigma 50-500mm?
Mar
30
reviewed No Action Needed In OSX, why don't my Panasonic and Olympus DNG files have thumbnail icons?
Mar
19
reviewed No Action Needed protection for contributing to stock images
Mar
19
reviewed No Action Needed What full-size tripods are shortest when folded?
Mar
14
reviewed No Action Needed How can I take photographs which best show scratches on the surface of metal?
Mar
14
reviewed Reviewed How can I take photographs which best show scratches on the surface of metal?
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
8
comment What is the easiest color to see on black and white?
In high key photographs: it's white. In low key photographs - it's white. Otherwise: It's grey. ;)
Dec
12
comment Utilities for comparing different JPEG compression engines?
Feel free to argue, but not with me, even though I disagree. But as said - discussions about implementing statistical analysis of images is something that belongs more to stackoverflow than anything directly related to photography.
Dec
11
comment Utilities for comparing different JPEG compression engines?
Yea, yea, I get it just fine, thank you, no reason to write 20 messages on the same thing. If you have a basic problem with performing analysis of difference between two images - ask on stackoverflow, perhaps there someone can guide you through the basics of programming. Here we answer questions related to photography, not statistical analysis of images. I answered you stuff related to the topic of this stackexchange. Otherwise - you're asking in a wrong place.
Dec
11
comment Utilities for comparing different JPEG compression engines?
Philip Kendall - all of these are parts of standard JPG specification. # Fake Name - you can perform statistical analysis on difference between original and modified image just fine.
Dec
11
answered Utilities for comparing different JPEG compression engines?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
20
comment Seeking a way for “authoritiative”, proven method to prove that two photo images are “nearly identical”?
This is probably the closest one you'll get to the automated process with visualization: scootersoftware.com/help/index.html?picture_compare.html
Aug
20
answered Best AUTO in entry-level DSLR
Aug
17
reviewed No Action Needed Is Protune for video only or may be used for photo too?
Aug
13
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed Figure photography - where to share photos?
Aug
12
answered How are these clothes pictures being photographed?
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer