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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.


Aug
13
comment What to look for on a DSLR's LCD?
Not only is maximum brightness rarely quoted, it does not matter much in practice. Things like the quality of anti-reflective coating and whether the design is trans-reflective have MUCH more influence on the LCDs perception than how strong its light is.
Aug
13
awarded  nikon
Aug
13
comment What to look for on a DSLR's LCD?
More dots is better but sufficient is subjective. When I got my first 230K dot camera it seemed so sharp. Now that I've had several 920K ones, 230K seems blurry. It's like going from VHS to DVD and then from DVD to Blu-Ray... There is no going back!
Aug
12
comment What to look for on a DSLR's LCD?
Just a note, comparing these is about to get more complicated! sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201108/11-086E/index.html
Aug
12
comment What to look for on a DSLR's LCD?
Yes. 230K is dots but marketing calls it pixels. 920K as well. So 920k has 4X the pixels and hence twice of resolution linearly in each direction as 230K.
Aug
12
answered What to look for on a DSLR's LCD?
Aug
12
answered Are there any services to search for photographs of a specific location or building?
Aug
12
comment How to align camera perpendicular to the object?
Ditto as with Maynard's answer.
Aug
12
comment How to align camera perpendicular to the object?
This makes no sense at all. None of the level matter until the object is perpendicularly on the ground!
Aug
12
comment How can I stitch a panorama correctly if I moved the camera along the horizontal axis?
Photostich has serious difficulties stitching anything. Almost never got anything good out of it.
Aug
11
awarded  Pundit
Aug
11
reviewed Approve What do Hue, Chroma, Saturation, Value, Tones, Tints, Shade, etc. mean?
Aug
11
comment How quick are you able to set the exposure on the Sony NEX-C3 (or other cameras like it)?
If by cameras like it you include the Olympus E-P2, very quickly since it has a mode-dial and dual control-dials.
Aug
10
reviewed Approve What are the benefits and costs of an image stabilized, slower lens vs a non-IS faster lens?
Aug
10
comment How are neutral density filters in compact cameras implemented?
@mattdm - Yes they do. The F-stop is adjusted to reflect the reduced light transmission.
Aug
10
comment How should I take care of my new DSLR?
One to more add: Keep the lens hood on to protect the front lens element from knocks.
Aug
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
10
comment What's the history of neutral density filters instead of aperture diaphragms in compact cameras?
Press releases are frequently light on actual specifications, more so for some manufacturers. It takes a lot of digging and some things remain a mystery for a while. I remember recently emailing back and forth a major manufacturer just to find out the buffer-depth since the official specs said nothing and the manual said 'buffer depth varies'.
Aug
10
comment How should I take care of my new DSLR?
Agree with all except one. Keep the lens ON the camera. Body caps are far from dustproof. Most entry-level lenses are not either but they do provide a better seal. Sensor dust is one of the most annoying thing to happen to a DSLR.
Aug
10
comment What's the history of neutral density filters instead of aperture diaphragms in compact cameras?
Nope, I had to query this manually. Not all parameters are exposed for various reasons. My database only goes back 6 years, so I've got the Fuji F480 as the earliest one but it probably goes back more.