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by Russell McMahon

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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! ;) ).


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
Aug
12
comment Exposure shooting youth sports during a sunny day
That sounds like an oddly overcomplicated procedure. Why not just switch to the S mode right away and just use exposure compensation for the same result? Or heck: set everything in the M mode while looking at what does the the light meter show? Switching between 3 different modes to make a single photograph smells like a waste of time with no real advantages.
Aug
12
reviewed Reviewed Why do light sources appear as stars sometimes?
Aug
12
answered Difference between short/long exposure for faraway objects?
Aug
4
reviewed Reviewed How can I fix a Nikon DX 18-135mm with an aperture stuck open?
Aug
3
comment Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?
Sony cameras also come in with external battery chargers, just not NEXes and Compacts. But even for them Sony offers optional external battery chargers.
Aug
1
comment Camera lens or megapixel value: which defines the quality and clarity of the picture?
Make it brighter? You don't need a photographer if the only thing you have is a warehouse and some LEDs. :P
Aug
1
comment Camera lens or megapixel value: which defines the quality and clarity of the picture?
@Calimo - Yes, you are correct. And it's been discussed to death. Eg. here: photo.stackexchange.com/q/14773/15918
Aug
1
comment Camera lens or megapixel value: which defines the quality and clarity of the picture?
@Nemo - that's why I also suggested RX100 and other large-sensor compacts. These will give you great image quality (comparable with some DSLRs) in portable body. Great to grasp some basics. You could throw yourself right into some more serious business and play with interchangeable lenses - there are obviously DSLRs out there to meet your needs along with tons of publications describing them from any possible angle. But if you're confusing megapixels with image quality - I'd advise good compact first, and things like RX-series, X100 or Coolpix A can really deliver brilliant images.
Aug
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
31
answered Camera lens or megapixel value: which defines the quality and clarity of the picture?
Jul
20
reviewed Reviewed Unable to get sharp landscape picture
Jul
20
reviewed Reviewed Compatible lens for a Nikon 1 J1 camera
Jul
8
comment How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?
Yep, we certainly do. As for the other topic, perhaps this would be a good question to ask yourself: How often you have been exhausted while shooting to the point where you couldn't hold DSLR steadily? If you were - then lighter camera would most likely benefit you. If not - then heavier camera would benefit.