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bio website neocamera.com
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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
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.
Oct
6
comment What are best brands and (side) effects of UV filters?
@Arkku - Exactly my point. Lens hood for protection and UV for sand and salt-water.
Oct
6
comment What are best brands and (side) effects of UV filters?
@jwenting - If you like the pink cask of Skylight than that explains why you do not mind the browning one of B+W filters ;) Really, I cant stand either one. I sold all B+W UV and SMC Polarizer filters and threw out the Skylight! Also never used these things for protection except in eminent danger. It did save a $1200 lens in a sand-storm 2 years ago, the filter on the other hand got really scratched up in about 3 mins of exposure.
Oct
5
revised What are best brands and (side) effects of UV filters?
edited body
Oct
5
comment What are the cheap alternatives to DSLRs to get “large sensor image quality”?
Honestly, this is a surprising statement. Even SLDs cost over that amount. The only one I could find the the Olympus E-PM1: neocamera.com/camera/olympus/epm1
Oct
5
answered What are best brands and (side) effects of UV filters?
Oct
5
answered Which type of memory card best suit for Canon 60D?
Oct
5
answered What are the advantages or disadvantages of a back illuminated CMOS sensor?
Oct
4
comment Gear for carrying and storing a DSLR on a backpacking trip?
Good for the hood, skip the filter. Not sure is this kind of holdster is compatible with backpacking backpacks though since they have their own belts. Maybe ThinkTank makes something suitable but it would be rather expensive.
Oct
4
answered Gear for carrying and storing a DSLR on a backpacking trip?
Oct
4
answered What techniques has Jennifer Tibbetts used to make her photos “pop”?
Oct
4
answered What should I look for in a tripod for medium format landscape photography?
Oct
3
comment Why are my night photographs always blurry?
Wow! Those trees are HUGE then. Check with your aperture on a depth-of-field calculator to see if it should be in focus. Otherwise, try the 4 recommended changes to your procedure.
Oct
3
answered Why are my night photographs always blurry?
Oct
3
answered How can I manually make a exposure sequence for HDR, without automatic exposure bracketing?