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Sep
17
comment I tried to use the “Sunny 16 rule” but it didn't work, why?
(newbie here) I wonder if the first shot could be made better with fill flash instead of more exposure.
Aug
16
comment Is the Nikkor “AF-S 35mm f1.8G DX” as close to a 50mm as I can get on the Nikon D5100
Also remember that you get a view similar to the 50mm, but the distance between far and near objects (this has a name, I don't remember it) is still the one of a 35mm.
May
15
comment What is cheapest way to get a 10-20× zoom range on a Nikon D5100?
Why the downvote?
Mar
7
comment Double exposures straight to a memory card?
If there's something strange in your camera, who ya gonna call?
Mar
1
comment Nikkor 55-300mm or Nikkor 70-300mm on a D7000?
It looks like you have the money for the 70-300 and if you buy de 55-300 you will regret it only because you want the 70-300 but you are not sure how to justify the price difference.
Dec
27
comment Is it lenses which make your photographs, not camera bodies?
Wikipedia says: A photograph is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface. So if there is a cave with a tiny hole where the sunlight enters and the ray passes on some place in a fraction of a second at some moment of the day, and I leave a film there. Who made the photograph?
Dec
16
comment What will I gain for the higher price of SB-600 vs SB-400 on a Nikon D90?
Can you use the sb-400 as commander and the sb-600 as slave?
Dec
12
comment After 2 years of amateur photo, buy a new body or a great lens?
If you want to have fun, spend the money on a speedlight like the sb-700 (it's quite new so I'm not sure if this model works with the d60 but you get the idea). The world of flash is wonderful.
Dec
8
comment Which telephoto lens should I get for Nikon D3000 to take close-ups?
That's quite cheap. I forgot this one has image stabilization which is a good thing too. I recommend it better than others of similar price like the Sigma 70-300. The Nikon 70-300 has better image quality but it's heavier (may concern you) and more expensive. The Nikon 55-200 is cheaper but going to 300 is nice to have.
Nov
11
comment Is it practical to shoot portraits by only candlelight?
I wonder, provided there IS a flash (off-camera). Manually setting it to minimum power and an amber gel, would it help, or still ruin the mood?
Oct
27
comment Why is there a preflash from a built-in flash when using remote flash only?
I have a D90 with a SB700 which is a similar setup. I wonder, if I would have a second SB700 (or 800 or 900) to use as a master instead of the popup flash, would the control flash also happen at exposure time? Or do they work differently?
Oct
12
comment What Android phone has the best camera?
This one seems to be a good enough camera: crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/…
Sep
6
comment How do I predict exposure when using flash?
I was just going to ask this very same question, and the answers have been very insightful. Thanks.
Aug
26
comment Why do filter sizes vary for lenses of the same focal length?
Thanks for all the answers, everyone of them contributed to the subject.
Aug
25
comment Why do filter sizes vary for lenses of the same focal length?
I see, but the 50mm f/1.8 also has a 52mm. Looking at Evan's answer, it seems that it's also a factor how "deep" the lens is, and the 50 prime is shallow.
Jun
30
comment What is the logic behind “Brother Backlit Sky” in the book Understanding Exposure?
Thanks. I guess to really understand exposure one needs to attend courses and LOTS of practice. (as in everything).
Apr
18
comment Photography concepts using SX20
I'm going to accept this answer since it answers the questions and complements very well with the comments above. I'd really like to thanks the commenters as well for their insights.
Apr
14
comment Photography concepts using SX20
I was trying to get the book "understanding exposure". Do you think that's a good one?
Mar
31
comment Photography concepts using SX20
Thanks for your answers Matt! So, the answer to 1q would be there is an aperture but it's almost useless. Answer to 2q is that is a limitation of the camera. Answer to 3q is that exposure depends on the eye of the photographer and you have to rely on the histogram. Are these correct?