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by Vian Esterhuizen

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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.


Aug
16
answered How can I hold my camera steady?
Aug
15
answered How do I find a point-and-shoot camera with an optical viewfinder?
Aug
14
answered What is an optimal way to organize all the camera equipment?
Aug
14
comment What to look for on a DSLR's LCD?
There are plenty of transreflective screens mostly on Olympus cameras and several Sony models. Although those brands like to give their own names to things 'Hyper Crystal III+' which makes things confusing.
Aug
14
comment How do I chose a good camera for texture hunting?
@rfusca - Hhh??? That does not parse ;) Was a price range specified? I must have missed it.
Aug
13
comment What considerations are there when buying a polarising filter?
See: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/9488/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1368/…
Aug
13
comment What considerations are there when buying a polarising filter?
Linear polarizes light and leaves it polarized. Circular is actually a linear polarizer followed by a quarter-wave plate which turns the polarized light that went through into unpolarized light.
Aug
13
comment What considerations are there when buying a polarising filter?
Yes, anything can focus through a circular polarizer since light exits it in a non-polarized state. The E-PL1 will focus through it and most likely with a linear polarizer as well (didn't try it though).
Aug
13
comment How do I chose a good camera for texture hunting?
Swap out the G12 for a Fuji X100 in your example and I'd say you got it ;) The G12 lens has some strong distortion barrel distortion at macro distances. I did not do distortion tests on the XZ-1 but the Fuji X100 came out distortion and vignetting free with a very sharp sweet spot at F/5.6.
Aug
13
comment Is a Tamron AF 28-300 F/3.5-6.3 with Canon 60D a wise choice for action photography?
Indeed, the main take-away here is to use a fast lens (at least F/4 if not F/2.8 on the long end) rather than something dim and slow like the suggested 28-300mm.
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.