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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.


Oct
19
comment Which camera offers flexible remote control and good manual controls?
Indeed your question is complex and I recommend splitting it into smaller ones. Concentrate on the remote control software because that is the sticky point. I can tell you that the webcam feature is not available on any such cameras. Then again, there are only 5 models with 2 or more control-dials: neocamera.com/search_camera.php?commanddials=2:min&size=sld
Oct
19
comment Image Stabilization in Lens vs Body: Which is Cheaper?
Good answer! Also as a rule, the more expensive the lens, the more expensive the stabilization. A number of Canon lenses come in stabilized and unstabilized versions and you can pay around $500 for the stabilized one. Non-telephoto primes are rarely stabilized, so the sometimes stabilization is priceless :)
Oct
18
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
18
comment How can I find a point & shoot camera which will not be dust-cursed?
Indeed. The XP30 did not fair so well in my review either. As I said, the AW100 gave me the best results so far, still behind a regular P&S. The other one to look at as the Panasonic TS3 which uses a high-speed CCD (untested yet).
Oct
17
comment Should I worry about making “mistakes” in Develop mode in Lightroom?
Great question. It bugs me too, mostly because I do not know the answer nor do I know if there are rounding errors introduced by applying a setting in multiple increments instead of one step.
Oct
17
comment Should I stick with Micro Four Thirds or switch to a larger format before investing in more gear?
@Nick - What you missing is your reason for doubting or feeling limited by the M4/3 system.
Oct
17
comment What is a good starter camera for under $350?
Seems like I have the same opinionated view ;) The S95 and S90 which precedes (may still be available and nearly identical) have the best interface for manual control I've soon so far. Thanks to the F/2 lens, you can really get creative.
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
15
comment What is “golden hour”?
@dpollitt - Were there two 6h golden hours or does it fuse into a single one?
Oct
15
comment Why should I use a Graduated ND filter as opposed to the digital equivalent(software)?
In that case, I have no idea why you would put the GND in the first place since it gives a really artificial look in most cases.
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
15
awarded  software
Oct
15
asked How to shoot a Nadir image for a spherical panorama with a rectilinear lens?
Oct
15
comment Why should I use a Graduated ND filter as opposed to the digital equivalent(software)?
Isn't that enough? I always stop when something is significant enough the a longer list does not matter. One can add: Time spent in software, cost of software and, more importantly the unknown of not seeing results in advance.
Oct
14
answered Why should I use a Graduated ND filter as opposed to the digital equivalent(software)?
Oct
14
answered Why does my autofocus fail in windy conditions?
Oct
14
comment What will be typical pixel count of digital camera 8 years from now?
Indeed. Considering most fixed lens cameras have rather narrow apertures at the long end (F4.5-6.9), it won't take long. I cannot imagine having to shoot only at F/2.8 because of too high MP.
Oct
13
comment What will be typical pixel count of digital camera 8 years from now?
Are those MP numbers of F/1.2? Bye-bye kit-lenses :) or zooms :( if we get close the those numbers! Already find cases where diffraction is limiting creatively.
Oct
13
comment How can I find a point & shoot camera which will not be dust-cursed?
Yes, indeed. An internal zoom has all the mechanism inside the camera and there no gaps. These are used for waterproof cameras but also for plenty of ultra-compacts to make them very slim. Sony makes the most of those, I believe, and Fuji has some of the highest quality ones among them.