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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.


Jan
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answered Why does my aperture setting change as I zoom on my DSLR kit lens?
Jan
4
comment Is there a comfortable, secure, light, and cheap sling shoulder strap system?
C-Loop looks really cool since it lets you choose your own comfy strap. Can't wait they make one that doubles as a quick-release plate too :)
Jan
4
answered Is there a Point and Shoot camera with a Macro function or ability?
Jan
3
answered Does Nikon or anybody else have an equivalent on the Canon MP-E 65?
Jan
3
comment How can I estimate the reproduction ratio of an unknown macro setup?
Exactly! Unfortunately Olympus makes the misleading statement of saying 1:1 equivalent.
Jan
3
comment What software is available for macro focus stacking?
Indeed, Helicon Focus (linked) is the standard AFAIK.
Jan
3
comment Why can't digital camera sensors expose each photosite individually?
Too much wiring is my guess. You would need non-trivial additional circuitry per photosite. The closest to date are cameras that read half of pixels partway through the exposure.
Jan
3
comment Which laptop features are important to consider for Photoshop processing when traveling?
Read carefully :) I did not say necessary either but it is greatly helpful. The difference though is easily noticeable if you use both side-by-side.
Jan
3
comment Is there a single lens suited for flying birds, mountains, and close-up portraits?
Flash is a can of worms. I wouldn't go there for a beginner.
Jan
2
comment Is there a single lens suited for flying birds, mountains, and close-up portraits?
Usable is very relative but I would say no. The aperture goes down to F/6.3 quickly and starts at F/4.5. This would require a lot of light (or very high ISOs) to get shutter-speeds needed for a sharp portrait.
Jan
2
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
2
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
1
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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Dec
31
answered Why doesn't the background become blurred when I change the aperture on my Fujifilm S4000?