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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
4
comment Why is there a limit restriction to the 1080p film video recording time duration on DSLRs?
There is a bit of mythbusting to do here! Shots shown on TV and in films are rarely more than a minute, a couple max. However, professionals often take long takes in non-staged situation such as live-events, interviews, sport matches, etc. Someone does NOT start and stop the camera every few seconds. What happens is that the long footage gets chopped into short shots (removing uninteresting parts) that are assembled into a video or film which is why we rarely get to see shots longer than a few minutes. If you have the luxury of being able to yell 'Action' than you are in another ball-camp.
Aug
4
comment Are there recent entry-level/prosumer DSLR cameras that can use/are compatible with high quality older manual lenses?
I've added the link (lifted from John's answer) about Nikon compatibility for completeness. What always surprised me with older Nikon lenses is the different levels of 'compatibility'. Indeed, most lenses will attach.
Aug
4
revised Are there recent entry-level/prosumer DSLR cameras that can use/are compatible with high quality older manual lenses?
Nikon compatibility link added
Aug
3
comment Windows-based tethered workflow and automation solution?
The Free List Exported Photo too is great to setup a bridge between two applications quickly. In less than one hour I wrote a script which parsed its output and uploads exported files and registers them in an online database for my gallery.
Aug
3
comment Why is there a limit restriction to the 1080p film video recording time duration on DSLRs?
Please read the entire answer. Cameras which use these formats store videos as single files. Those which use AVCHD format store videos as multiple files and therefore can capture longer clips.
Aug
3
comment Why is there a limit restriction to the 1080p film video recording time duration on DSLRs?
The key is 'single file'. No camera creates bigger MP4, MPG, MOV, AVI and WMV than 4 GB because they cannot. The file-system used on most flash memory cards (FAT32) wont allow it.
Aug
3
answered Why is there a limit restriction to the 1080p film video recording time duration on DSLRs?
Aug
3
answered Are there recent entry-level/prosumer DSLR cameras that can use/are compatible with high quality older manual lenses?
Aug
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
2
comment What filters would you recommend for a digital SLR beginner/medium
May I suggest you come back to this question when you have a problem to solve? We know nothing about your photography but every piece of gear exists for a purpose. Learn your DSLR, when you find a limit, ask how to overcome it. The answer may be a filter, who knows? It may be something else.
Aug
2
comment Why does my D90 shutter release button sometimes not respond?
You will probably notice this happens more at the long end of the zoom. That lens which you use is very dim, as are all kit-lenses. I recommend you buy a bright lens, even at the expense of zoom range and your image quality will increase as a bonus. If you cannot afford such a Nikkor lens, third-parties (like Tokina) have good options too but they are hit-or-miss. The general clue is price. A cheap lens from anyone is still a cheap lens and expensive ones are generally better.
Aug
2
answered How can I get the right exposure when parts of the scene are in the shade and others are in the sun?
Aug
2
answered Are there any cameras which require a PIN before deleting photos?
Aug
2
revised Why does my D90 shutter release button sometimes not respond?
Typo
Aug
2
answered Why does my D90 shutter release button sometimes not respond?
Aug
1
comment Is there at least one reason why I should buy an entry-level/prosumer APS-C DSLR versus a compact/four-thirds/bridge camera?
Take a look at the first duplicate proposed by Irme. It answers exactly your question.
Aug
1
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
31
answered What is it called when you put a sequence of photos together to show an event?
Jul
30
comment Is there a camera bag that could serve as a diaper bag, or vice versa?
There is a reason babies have two parents, one per bag ;) Well, what about just a camera-protection to slip into the diaper-bag? As long as the liquids are not higher, you should be good. Here is one from Pacsafe: pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=94
Jul
30
reviewed Approve How can a sunset photo have pink and purple colors?