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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
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
answered What do you wish you knew about Lightroom keywords when you started?
Oct
9
answered Where could I get a tripod for panoramas on iPhone?
Oct
9
comment Why do my 100mm EF macro lens and my EF-S zoom set at 100mm appear to give a different field of view?
Wow. Honestly I did not realize the effect would be so pronounced make a difference even compared to twice the focal-length! Thanks for pointing it out.
Oct
9
comment Why do my 100mm EF macro lens and my EF-S zoom set at 100mm appear to give a different field of view?
@gsharp - Then I am baffled. If you find out yourself, let us know.
Oct
8
answered How to set a Canon 550D to shoot 1 second after pressing the shoot button on the camera?
Oct
8
comment How to set a Canon 550D to shoot 1 second after pressing the shoot button on the camera?
This is a limitation of most low-end cameras. Plenty of high-end cameras support custom timers from 0 to 30s and can take 1-10 shots.
Oct
8
comment Why do my 100mm EF macro lens and my EF-S zoom set at 100mm appear to give a different field of view?
This makes no sense. You must have moved between the shots or added a diopter (close-up adaptor) or extension tube to your macro lens.
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Oct
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How are kit lenses for Nikon's DSLRs chosen?
Oct
8
comment Why do my 100mm EF macro lens and my EF-S zoom set at 100mm appear to give a different field of view?
Same focal-length on same body = Same field of view (or extremely similar as there is some small tolerance)
Oct
7
comment How do I choose between an SLR or an expensive P&S?
Mirrorless cameras are a compromise which gives a smaller form-factor with high image quality (very close or equal to some DSLRs) but slower autofocus since they use contrast-detection which is slower than phase-detection. Nikon claims to have fixed this in their upcoming Nikon 1 system (due out in 2 weeks).
Oct
7
comment How do I choose between an SLR or an expensive P&S?
[Continued] One issue is buffer-depth. When you shoot at 60 FPS with a fixed-lens camera, it never does that for more than 1s (60 frames) and that is very rare. A number of 10 FPS cameras only shoot 3 frames continuously, which is not very continuous IMO. A DSLR can do so for long but entry level ones usually have less buffer than high-end ones.
Oct
7
comment How do I choose between an SLR or an expensive P&S?
No. The maximum FPS on a DSLR is dictated by the speed of the mechanical shutter. Those operate at 12 FPS max. Resolution has no effect. Nor can a camera autofocus at those speeds because there is not enough time between frames. Only SLTs can because they use a translucent mirror and measure focus during an exposure.
Oct
7
answered How do I choose between an SLR or an expensive P&S?
Oct
7
comment What point and shoot can be used with an external trigger (for timelapse)?
Thanks for bringing this up. I will check with Canon as the information they sent me (I'm the editor of Neocamera) does not mention a remote trigger.
Oct
7
comment What are best brands and (side) effects of UV filters?
@Imre - Great additions! Never thought about smoke damaging a lens but I believe it :)
Oct
7
comment Is technical perfection necessary for an artistically awe-inspiring photograph?
Too subjective. I am not sure there is even a universal definition of 'awe inspiring'.
Oct
7
comment Is there an HDR Equivalent of AutoStitch?
Indeed, it happens rarely. On the K-7 and K-5, I've only got a decent one out once. The Nikon D5100 faired better. It has to do with the tone-mapping they use. That said, I agree, there should be a way to have it done right automatically.
Oct
7
comment Why are my night photographs always blurry?
This is recommended by camera manufacturers. Stabilization is known to cause a potential feedback loop when a camera is mounted on a tripod as the vibrations of the stabilizer echo back to the camera. Note that Pentax DSLRs automatically switch off stabilization when the self-timer is used and some stabilized lenses have a form of detection to disable stabilization when on a tripod.