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by Bart Arondson

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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
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
awarded  Nice Answer
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?
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?