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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.


Apr
6
answered Does custom white balance cancel out the pink of skylight filter?
Apr
6
comment Servicing my equipment in one of Canon USA Service Centers
They will fix it up for you for a fee since this is not covered under warranty. Any user error is your fault. Warranties are for manufacturer's fault. If there is any evidence of external impact, they will charge you even for looking at it. If you put yourself in their shoes, I am sure you can understand.
Apr
5
comment How can one learn to shoot with both eyes open, and what are the advantages?
Do you only use short lenses? I can't see past the lens barrel in the lower-right corner to frame precisely enough.
Apr
4
answered I have a new dSLR and am terrified — any advice for a totally new photographer?
Apr
4
answered Device to allow camera to rotate on an axis that runs down the center of the lens?
Apr
4
comment Why do photos look best without any sharpening?
Where are you looking at your photos? Sharpening is supposed to be dependent on the output medium. Also if you are looking at images at anything other than 100% (including full-screen) your software is doing its own interpolation. This will clearly affect how you perceive sharpening.
Apr
4
comment Is there a reason the Canon S90 is still more expensive than its successor the S95?
My guess is that could be a reputation effect. The S90 had time to be admired and praised by many (I highly recommend it to my photo students too) and the small step between the two models means that not so many people looked at the S95 (I did not even bother review it either, my time is better spend on more innovative models).
Apr
4
comment Why do photos look best without any sharpening?
@mattdm - It's only temporary, I showed some halos on my in-law's TV and he says he sees them everywhere now. Once you point out something you can't take it away ;)
Apr
3
answered Is there a reason the Canon S90 is still more expensive than its successor the S95?
Apr
3
comment Does an interchangeable-lens compact camera (SLD) give me room to grow vs. a DSLR?
I'll try to dig up the press release when I have time. IIRC Olympus coined the term.
Apr
3
comment When is adding vignetting appropriate in post-processing?
@labnut - I meant to show one opinion while we know of the opposite being accepted too. It is subjective because there is no facts to choose either way. I dislike vignetting just like I dislike the taste of certain foods. Nothing wrong with those foods except that I won't eat them ;)
Apr
3
revised Does an interchangeable-lens compact camera (SLD) give me room to grow vs. a DSLR?
Removed mirrorless as it excludes Sony SLT's which are not DSLRs are accepted to be in the same category as SLDs.; edited title
Apr
3
comment Does an interchangeable-lens compact camera (SLD) give me room to grow vs. a DSLR?
@mattdm - It's pretty much settled but the term is young so has not propagated everywhere yet. We already had a question about it: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/7219/…
Apr
3
revised Does an interchangeable-lens compact camera (SLD) give me room to grow vs. a DSLR?
deleted 30 characters in body; edited title
Apr
3
comment When is adding vignetting appropriate in post-processing?
Also voting to close this, it seems to subjective. For me, vignetting always destroys images. People who add vignetting when they had a good image to begin with should be criminally charged ;) Follow what you feel when deciding since you images have to please you, just don't do it in my jurisdiction!
Apr
3
answered Does an interchangeable-lens compact camera (SLD) give me room to grow vs. a DSLR?
Apr
3
revised Does an interchangeable-lens compact camera (SLD) give me room to grow vs. a DSLR?
edited tags
Apr
3
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Apr
3
comment Why do photos look best without any sharpening?
Got to ask, are you double-sharpening? If you are working from JPEG, your camera may have sharpened things nicely already and you are sharpening the sharpened-result which may look rather strange.
Apr
2
comment How “slow” can I take a picture at a boxing match?
@eWolf - It's a rule-of-thumb and very approximate, it highly depends on the individual and resolution, so people just quote it as 1/F-L regardless of sensor-size. If you really want to adjust it, you actually have it backwards (Canon APS-C = 1/(1.6*F-L) and everyone else APS-C = 1/(1.5*F-L)).