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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
13
answered What will be typical pixel count of digital camera 8 years from now?
Oct
13
answered How can I find a point & shoot camera which will not be dust-cursed?
Oct
12
awarded  Guru
Oct
11
revised Is buying a camera and trying things yourself the best way to learn?
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Oct
11
comment Do I lose anything converting to DNG?
Judging from the length of this thread, I'm having trouble explaining it. The main point is that even DNG software needs to be updated to support each camera because they have to be able to interpret the data placed in DNG relative to its origin. There is a lot of generic stuff but as soon as data is needed above that, you need new DNG software. The whole thing masks RAW decoding issues by saying DNG format is universal so there is no need for proprietary software. I do not see a case where DNG can be better.
Oct
11
answered Is buying a camera and trying things yourself the best way to learn?
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.