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Freelance travel photographer, photo tour leader and digital camera guru.

Travel has always been my passion and photography lets me share it with everyone.


Nov
15
comment What would be a cheap and good bracket for a Markins Q-Ball Q20?
Price is high because it is a specialized item. It is simple to cut metal but someone has to make sure the size is exact to very precise tolerances. That brings the cost probably a little up but most of the price is margin for things like this. Stores have it tough because they have to stock so many sizes and variants, many of which will never sell.
Nov
15
answered What would be a cheap and good bracket for a Markins Q-Ball Q20?
Nov
13
comment Why aren't my night shots sharp even when I shot at ISO 100 on a tripod?
As trican suggests, using the self-timer is the most likely to solve your issue. The second is that your tripod may simply not be adequate. Good tripods cost.
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
10
accepted Why do small sensor cameras use proportionally larger mounts?
Nov
10
comment Why do small sensor cameras use proportionally larger mounts?
Those are pretty good guesses. #2 seems most probable, followed by #3. Ergonomics gets unfortunately very little attention from most brands and they seem to like to boast how small things are despite being impractical. That is why most small ILCs do not have a grip.
Nov
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What DSLR and good portrait lenses you can suggest for 2.5k USD?
Nov
8
answered Why are Canon and Nikon the biggest camera manufacturers?
Nov
7
answered How do you avoid a dim portrait with a bright background and no external flash?
Nov
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
2
comment Why do small sensor cameras use proportionally larger mounts?
Checked not so much but it looks awfully small to me. The rear elements of the two Nikon 1 lenses I have here (10-30mm and 30-110mm) is there small. On the 30-110mm it measures 1cm diagonally.
Nov
2
comment Why do small sensor cameras use proportionally larger mounts?
Sorry but I do not think this makes much sense because the lenses are designed for the smaller imaging circle, so the only thing they can keep of the system is the size the the mount if they change the sensor size.
Nov
2
asked Why do small sensor cameras use proportionally larger mounts?
Nov
2
comment How can I maintain high resolution when converting RAW images to tiff or jpeg?
@Susan - Do not resample, just copy it into Illustrator as is. As I said, even the D3X does not reach the resolution, you would need a medium format camera cost about $10K plus lenses to get that. The requirement you state is artificial.
Nov
2
comment How can I maintain high resolution when converting RAW images to tiff or jpeg?
Now that I read the part about Illustrator, it makes even less sense what you are asking. You will start getting artifacts from multiple layers of resampling, do the sizing in Illustrator and render the final output to whichever DPI is asked of you.
Nov
2
comment How can I maintain high resolution when converting RAW images to tiff or jpeg?
Yes, that is resampling which makes software invent pixels. That is why you should avoid doing it. It would be much better to send the file as is and ask for an 11" high print. The printer will do its own resampling then to satisfy its internal requirements which is probably not 600 DPI anyway.
Nov
2
answered How can I maintain high resolution when converting RAW images to tiff or jpeg?
Nov
2
comment Why am I getting soft images with my Sigma 24-70 f2.8?
Check the aperture of the soft images. Just because you lens can do F/2.8, it does not mean it is usable. I found that with a number of Sigma lenses (did have that one though) and would only use them at F/4 or smaller, meaning I only ever could use A, M or TAv modes.
Nov
2
answered How can I get accurate photo colors on a laptop screen?