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by Lars Kotthoff

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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
1
comment Why are there no dark yellows, or bright violets?
Wow! I was just guessing but now that I see all the discussion revolving around languages... it is far more than I expected. Just a lucky guess though ;)
Mar
31
comment Why are there no dark yellows, or bright violets?
Could this be linguistic too? Some languages may not have separate words for purple, violet and mauve. In which case it would be dark purple and light purple.
Mar
30
comment When should I use manual white balance settings?
@yasp - Yes. Even sunlight varies color temperatures depending on the angle of the sun and season. I guess it just shows more with artificial light. Some cameras have an option for presets to be exact or variable (basically semi-Auto).
Mar
29
answered When should I use manual white balance settings?
Mar
29
answered Why store both JPEG and raw?
Mar
29
comment What is the difference between these two Canon kit lenses?
See usa.canon.com/cusa/… - Towards the bottom there is a clear paragraph saying the contrary. This answer should be voted down but with a reputation of 1, lets let it pass with a warning ;) I'll leave it up to you to check your sources next time.
Mar
28
comment Are there big reasons to prefer the Canon 600d vs Canon 550d?
@errorhandler - Since it's a little long, added the differences to the reply. None of those affect quality. The loss of the Eye-Start sensor is sad.
Mar
28
revised Are there big reasons to prefer the Canon 600d vs Canon 550d?
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Mar
28
answered Are there big reasons to prefer the Canon 600d vs Canon 550d?
Mar
28
answered How should I use lens cleaner?
Mar
28
asked How to produce a huge photograph on a hard surface?
Mar
28
answered What is the difference between these two Canon kit lenses?
Mar
28
comment Will a Canon dSLR retain settings if the battery is removed for an extended period of time?
You'd should qualify 'extended'. Months, no problem. Years, will be because the internal rechargeable battery eventually runs out (even if on some high-end models it is replaceable).
Mar
27
comment How does the lens diameter influence photo quality?
Note that part of the difference is that Sigma seems to have put the filter completely on the outer edge of the lens while Nikon did not. Look at the filter size and diameters of these 3 lenses: neocamera.com/… - Nikon F/1.4D: 52mm filter / 64mm diameter, Nikon F1.4G: 58mm filter / 74mm diameter, Sigma: 77mm filter / 85mm diameter. I would not read much into it, you would have better luck getting useful information out of the MTF charts.
Mar
27
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Mar
27
revised Brand of DSLR with a well-designed software UI?
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Mar
26
comment Do disposible cameras go bad if you don't develop soon after using?
People already showed you there is the possibility that it is still good. I had the opposite experience after about one year Pictures came out with severe degradation. Mind you it was not kept in controlled conditions just my home which varies temperatures with the seasons and get extremely humid in the summer.
Mar
26
answered Should I get a lens repaired or buy a new one?
Mar
26
comment Can I put a compact camera on a video tripod?
@pestaa - That depends. Most cameras that have a flat front and where the lens has a built-in cover have to extend the lens to take pictures. From there most will extend out as you zoom in, some will retract. Some will extend first and then retract as you zoom in. Only cameras with a folded optics path never extend the lens out of the camera. Most of those can be recognized by the lens in one corner and it rarely has a cover.
Mar
26
comment Brand of DSLR with a well-designed software UI?
@neilfein - This is the right time to consult DPReview and find out which model has a button to access color-settings directly. I'll leave the full discussion of the utility of these settings to another question but you should at least know that the camera's LCD cannot accurately show differences between such settings. I would instead look for cameras with custom/user modes which would be prefilled with combinations tested using a color-calibrated display.