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Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
28
revised Metering with a Tilt-Shift Lens
Removed brand-specific references.
Apr
28
comment Is a fluorescent filter worth using, and how and when?
Indeed. Even more so if you use Auto WB then the camera will attempt to correct the coloration added by the filter. Plus, it may fail because most Auto WB systems are not perfect.
Apr
28
comment Fitting all pictures in a square canvas
Never done this but I suspect you are using the wrong tool and may be in the wrong forum. Have you tried collage software (Picasa has that feature)? Otherwise I would like at graphic design & layout software (and ask in the right forum if you do not know those).
Apr
28
asked Metering with a Tilt-Shift Lens
Apr
28
comment Where can I find a cheap wide angle/panorama camera?
For the digital wide feature and most panorama assist modes, there are visual guides to show you the overlap area which is about 25% on most of these cameras. Some Olympus models automatically take the shot when you've moved from the previous shot to the next position too.
Apr
28
answered Where can I find a cheap wide angle/panorama camera?
Apr
27
comment Lightroom Upgrade vs Lens Metadata
Just finished checking. The lens profile is an XML file and it matches a lens automatically by LensID which is specified in the LCP file and must match exactly what is in the EXIF. So the good news is that if I create a lens profile with the right LensID, the right profile will be automatically selected. The bad news is that this does not affects at all what LR reports as the lens in the metadata, so having correct lens profiles will not allow me to filter images by those lenses which are not correctly recognized.
Apr
27
accepted Is it possible to protect a bulbous lens while shooting?
Apr
27
comment Lightroom Upgrade vs Lens Metadata
Just to be clear. In the case I am discussing, the camera knows which lens is attached. It is just LR which did not recognize it at the time the image was imported.
Apr
27
comment Lightroom Upgrade vs Lens Metadata
What an interesting suggestion! I will investigate. It actually opens up the question of how does one specify what lens a lens profile applies to? If it is by EXIF lens identifier then it may just work but if it uses the lens metadata in the LR database, the it won't know to apply itself to which unknown lens.
Apr
27
comment Lightroom Upgrade vs Lens Metadata
Although they are related, lens identification and lens profiles are not the same thing. For ILCs, the EXIF contains information about the lens attached but that information has to be mapped into an actual lens. As Adobe upgrades Lightroom, it adds new mappings, so it can identify more lenses which are often listed in the release notes. The problem is that it does not apply those mappings to metadata it read in previous runs. For example, while it can identify a DA* 55mm F/1.4 now, it could not do so before LR 3.4, so all photos that were taken with that lens prior say unknown lens.
Apr
27
awarded  Promoter
Apr
27
revised Lightroom Upgrade vs Lens Metadata
Update to Lightroom 4
Apr
27
comment Lightroom Upgrade vs Lens Metadata
Unfortunately Lightroom 4 does nothing to correct incorrectly detected lens metadata, even with Synchronize Folder -> Check For Metadata changes.
Apr
27
accepted How to light macro subjects with an off-camera solution?
Apr
27
accepted Is there a correspondence between Tilt-Angle and the angle of the Focus-Plane?
Apr
27
asked Is it possible to protect a bulbous lens while shooting?
Apr
27
asked Is it necessary to lock the tilt and shift movements for each shot?
Apr
27
comment Should I put UV filter to protect the lens even if I put a lens hood?
It's more about the circumstances than the filter from what I've seen. Even I have to sacrifice a UV filter once in a while to save a lens :) In some cases you will see little difference, on others like the question I linked to will be extreme. It may depend on the lens used too (actually I strongly suspect but I have not paid attention enough to confirm).