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bio website neocamera.com
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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
2
answered How can I get accurate photo colors on a laptop screen?
Nov
1
comment What is the correct way of shooting a panoramic shot?
Added to the answer. The basics are also explained in the tutorial.
Nov
1
revised What is the correct way of shooting a panoramic shot?
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Nov
1
comment Are there any mobile applications that calculate sunrise/sunset based on location?
Sundroid is the one I use. All I can say it that it works and has a free version. I cannot tell you how good it is because that is the only one I tried.
Nov
1
answered What is the correct way of shooting a panoramic shot?
Oct
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the best techniques for making great photographs of LEGO creations?
Oct
30
answered How can I tell if two pictures were taken with the same camera without metadata?
Oct
30
comment How to shop for a lens filter?
B+W filters are not color-neutral. Particularly their polarizers cause a brownish shift. Their UV cuts too early in the violets. It is noticeable directly in the VF. So I sold my entire set of B+W filters which were top-of-the-line. I have the entire range of Hoya Polarizers and several UVs without any variance in color or space. Hoya HD filters are a level above ALL filters I tried with the polarizer showing +1 EV of transmission.
Oct
30
comment How to shop for a lens filter?
Half of the low-end and high-end brands are reversed. Hoya makes superb quality filters. B+W are terrible and not worth their price At least Tiffen's are cheap and low quality. Never tried a Zeiss filter though.
Oct
29
answered What is the best camera to buy for a child to help them learn about photography?
Oct
29
comment What makes the Nikon 1 V1 different from Nikon's existing DSLRs?
@seanmc - I expect to find out next week and will have a direct comparison. Remember that difference are visible in proportion to print/display size, so I expect ISO up to 400 to be quite workable for mid-size prints.
Oct
29
answered What makes the Nikon 1 V1 different from Nikon's existing DSLRs?
Oct
27
answered Why are camera bodies relatively more expensive to rent than lenses?
Oct
26
answered Is there a rating, spec or measurement that a buyer can use to compare how fast cameras can autofocus?
Oct
26
comment How can I manage my raw+jpeg files?
A number of you got confused by my answer :) I did not say that one cannot get good results but that one cannot easily get the same results which is what throwing out the JPEGs cause one to lose. Photoshop and the like do their own transformation, not the same one as the camera either. If one spends time working on it, you may even get better results.
Oct
25
comment How can I manage my raw+jpeg files?
Unfortunately that is not true. Many people have trouble getting images from RAW files that match the quality of JPEG images. There are a number of related questions on this forum and that is mostly because the in-camera conversion is not always doable exactly as is by RAW conversion software.
Oct
20
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Oct
19
answered Is it normal for focal length to change while focusing?
Oct
19
comment Image Stabilization in Lens vs Body: Which is Cheaper?
I went full circle. Ten years ago I learned everything I could and bought the perfect camera. My photos camera out terrible with a few accidental exceptions. Now, I teach photography and a lot of students come with some cameras and a good 50% of them figure out by the end of the class that they have the wrong camera. The point is learn first without investing too much. You will be able to tailor much more what you buy with your needs. That is why there is no best camera just like there is no best tool, different ones suitable for different subjects.
Oct
19
answered How do I check the exposure meter reading on a DSLR?