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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.


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answered Is there a single lens suited for flying birds, mountains, and close-up portraits?
Jan
2
revised What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
Only S/W calibration possible with that monitor.
Jan
2
revised What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
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Jan
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comment What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
@jrista (Cont'd) My job handling color calibration and accuracy ended before the advent of DisplayPort, so the banding issues may be reduced with a 10-bit and 10-bit capable graphics card but on 8-bit (DVI & HDMI), this is definitely not the case and there is absolutely no excuse getting a non-calibratable display at the current prices.
Jan
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comment What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
@jrista - A new display with internal LUT can be had for under $450 USD, so the price-point you are talking about has not applied for a few years now. Indeed though, not all calibrators are capable of calibrating a monitor which is why most people calibrate their graphics card and get banding artifacts after calibration.
Jan
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comment What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
It states 12-bit processing which hints at a calibratable LCD. Such monitors have internal LUTs (between 10 and 14 bits) and calibration is done by setting those tables. This avoids the banding which occurs when calibrating a graphic card.
Jan
1
answered Is there a good use for program exposure modes?
Jan
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answered What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
31
answered Why doesn't the background become blurred when I change the aperture on my Fujifilm S4000?
Dec
31
comment What is the technical name for a zoom lens which has a fixed maximum aperture?
Actually had to make it bold to satisfy the minimum number of characters :)
Dec
31
revised What is the technical name for a zoom lens which has a fixed maximum aperture?
Flexible zoom does not mean anything.
Dec
31
answered What is the technical name for a zoom lens which has a fixed maximum aperture?
Dec
31
answered Which laptop features are important to consider for Photoshop processing when traveling?
Dec
31
answered How to find a release date of an upcoming point-and-shoot camera?
Dec
30
answered How far away can I be and still get a sharp subject with a 100mm lens?
Dec
30
revised What filters fit a Sony E-Mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens?
Filters are for lenses.
Dec
30
comment What filters fit a Sony E-Mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens?
Indeed, there are variations of this or you can give up filters for one (or more lens). Practically I ended up with 2 complete sets: a 62mm for the 49, 52, 55, 58 and 62mm lenses and a 77mm for the 67 and 77mm lenses, plus a single polarizing filter for my only lens with an 86mm filter. In this case, it is easy to either not get the 18-200 or not use filters with it, otherwise feel free to buy filters in multiple sizes, only its going to cost you!
Dec
29
answered What filters fit a Sony E-Mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens?
Dec
29
comment Good value, fast, budget lens for a Pentax DSLR?
Yes, 35mm is normal but you said portrait. Usually taken between 70 and 120mm on full-frame because it gives a more flattering perspective. A 50mm would equate to a 75mm which is good in that range. Most lenses are softer wide open, how much softer depends on the quality of the lens. That is one way Sigma and Tamron undercuts the price of brand-name F/2.8 zooms. If you need a sharp bright aperture, it is much cheaper to get a prime lens.