Napioa - Wind Origins

Napioa - Wind Origins
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Jan
5
comment Is there a Point and Shoot camera with a Macro function or ability?
Indeed, I liked the Nikon P300 and macro is simple with it but one will do better with an ultra-zoom for this purpose which not only gets closer but also stops down the aperture more.
Jan
4
comment What properties should I look for to judge tripod quality?
@dpollitt - Oh, OK. I understood that has those with ultra-wide leg spread and optional short-column.
Jan
4
comment What properties should I look for to judge tripod quality?
Missing center-column configuration. Some can invert it to shoot completely downwards and some can tilt it. Others can have it removed completely.
Jan
4
comment What properties should I look for to judge tripod quality?
Quite complete description except the height of the tripod should having nothing to do with your height but the height at which you shoot from. As I tell my students, place the camera first, then the tripod.
Jan
4
comment Why does my aperture setting change as I zoom on my DSLR kit lens?
Did you look at your images? ;) I had that lens too and it really crippled the D90 it came with.
Jan
4
comment How do I know I have the correct exposure when shooting in manual mode?
@Appu - Sorry, that was shorthand for adding +3 EV to Exposure-Compensation (EC).
Jan
4
answered Why does my aperture setting change as I zoom on my DSLR kit lens?
Jan
4
comment Is there a comfortable, secure, light, and cheap sling shoulder strap system?
C-Loop looks really cool since it lets you choose your own comfy strap. Can't wait they make one that doubles as a quick-release plate too :)
Jan
4
answered Is there a Point and Shoot camera with a Macro function or ability?
Jan
3
answered Does Nikon or anybody else have an equivalent on the Canon MP-E 65?
Jan
3
comment How can I estimate the reproduction ratio of an unknown macro setup?
Exactly! Unfortunately Olympus makes the misleading statement of saying 1:1 equivalent.
Jan
3
comment What software is available for macro focus stacking?
Indeed, Helicon Focus (linked) is the standard AFAIK.
Jan
3
comment Why can't digital camera sensors expose each photosite individually?
Too much wiring is my guess. You would need non-trivial additional circuitry per photosite. The closest to date are cameras that read half of pixels partway through the exposure.
Jan
3
comment Which laptop features are important to consider for Photoshop processing when traveling?
Read carefully :) I did not say necessary either but it is greatly helpful. The difference though is easily noticeable if you use both side-by-side.
Jan
3
comment Is there a single lens suited for flying birds, mountains, and close-up portraits?
Flash is a can of worms. I wouldn't go there for a beginner.
Jan
2
comment Is there a single lens suited for flying birds, mountains, and close-up portraits?
Usable is very relative but I would say no. The aperture goes down to F/6.3 quickly and starts at F/4.5. This would require a lot of light (or very high ISOs) to get shutter-speeds needed for a sharp portrait.
Jan
2
answered Is there a single lens suited for flying birds, mountains, and close-up portraits?
Jan
2
revised What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
Only S/W calibration possible with that monitor.
Jan
2
revised What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
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Jan
2
comment What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?
@jrista (Cont'd) My job handling color calibration and accuracy ended before the advent of DisplayPort, so the banding issues may be reduced with a 10-bit and 10-bit capable graphics card but on 8-bit (DVI & HDMI), this is definitely not the case and there is absolutely no excuse getting a non-calibratable display at the current prices.