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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.


Sep
16
answered Where does the DSC file name prefix come from?
Sep
16
comment What are the summary rules for when to use image stabilization and when not to?
@ysap - Yes, to Warren's comment, sorry. I never say a lens that had a 'tripod' stabilization mode other than 'Off'.
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
15
comment What are the summary rules for when to use image stabilization and when not to?
Which lens? I have not seen that. Sometimes there are two modes for bi-directional vs uni-directional stabilization, the latter is used for panning.
Sep
15
answered What are the summary rules for when to use image stabilization and when not to?
Sep
15
comment Why are larger sensors better at low light?
@Matt - Sadly, most people get so excited about how many pixels they get these days that they forget about comparing on prints they would actually make!
Sep
15
comment Why are larger sensors better at low light?
@William C - Good point. When comparing these things you have to compare technologies of the same generation. That is why see now see some APS-C cameras beating older Full-Frame models, yet people will say bigger sensors are better. That is all else being equal. If you look at ultra-compact cameras, you newer cameras have reach such high densities that many models are noisier than models from 4-6 years ago. I now often see significant noise at BASE ISO, which was not the case in the 5-8 MP era.
Sep
15
answered Why are larger sensors better at low light?
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on troubleshooting tag wiki excerpt
Sep
14
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
14
comment Are mirror-less cameras good enough to buy instead of a DSLR for home/amateur use?
Nikon is likely to make one soon since they said they will. Also remember that the biggest players in any market have less incentive to shake things up. That is why plenty of highly innovative solutions come from smaller players: Mirroless, Translucent Mirrors, Sensor-Shift Stabilization (RIP Minolta), Dust-Reduction, Automatic Horizon Correction, GPS etc. Eventually some get adopted by the bigger ones (as several of these examples).
Sep
14
comment Is there a dynamic-range reduction device (preferably passive, optical)?
Well, it depends the way you look at it. It captures more DR in order to compress it just like in the sound-compressor example, you need a component that can accommodate the entire range in the first place.
Sep
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
14
answered Is there a dynamic-range reduction device (preferably passive, optical)?
Sep
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
14
comment Are mirror-less cameras good enough to buy instead of a DSLR for home/amateur use?
Most EVFs are terrible but the best EVFs are somewhere between entry-level (T3i) and pro OVFs (7D / 1Ds). The one thing that is awesome with Sony EVFs is that there is no more need to chimp because they are exposure-priority. It's a tough habit to break but is liberating as it allows faster-paced photography. Focus check is tougher on an EVF but with electronic magnification is it quite accurate, although a little slower.
Sep
14
answered Are mirror-less cameras good enough to buy instead of a DSLR for home/amateur use?
Sep
13
comment How do I eliminate green-screen bounce?
This looks close, only in the video all colors are affected, so green is removed from non-green areas. You need to look for a way to restrict the effect to green areas. Sorry but its hard to figure out a S/W from a YT video.
Sep
13
comment Could you recommend an under-$30 tripod for a DSLR?
Only the Revelli there is a photo tripod, the others are for video. I have never heard of that brand and have only had one tripod in that price range and was a waste of money. FWIW, the $150 tripod I bought later was not enough for a DSLR either. Today I would not recommend anything under $250 or so.