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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
8
comment Where to get a dynamic-range test chart?
Good point about paper. I guess chaining is not too hard but I'll look for a one-step solution a bit more. Thanks!
Apr
8
comment Where to get a dynamic-range test chart?
Looks like I was searching for the wrong keywords! The first sentence of your answer is probably what I need. Looks like they go to 13-stops (41-step @ 1/2 - 4110) so I they do not offer precision and a wide range, it's either-or. I'll wait a bit more to see if someone finds a solution that covers more range more precisely.
Apr
8
asked Where to get a dynamic-range test chart?
Apr
8
comment How to estimate depth of field?
It is worse than you think, the OVF DOF preview function is generally of little use because DOF depends on print size and the view you see through the viewfinder is rarely representative. The LCD with zooming in is better to check DOF.
Apr
8
comment Why and when would you consider Canon 17-55 lens over 24-105?
Sorry but I agree with Matt. That kind of statement about normality makes no sense.
Apr
8
comment How do I get a photo of the required 300dpi or for a 24x36" vinyl banner?
@Mark - As the OP mentioned, he has one camera that puts 480 DPI, I've seen other numbers (In the 72-360 range) with 72 being the most common.
Apr
8
comment How do I get a photo of the required 300dpi or for a 24x36" vinyl banner?
@Mark - I did not know that! Why? The Olympus E-PL2 for example lets you change it between 1 and 9999 DPI or Auto. I've seen it in other cameras too, but don't remember which ones. It never had any importance to me.
Apr
8
answered How do I get a photo of the required 300dpi or for a 24x36" vinyl banner?
Apr
7
comment Will the Kata 3n1 22 bag be big enough for a Canon 60D with 18-200mm kit lens?
It is usually worn across the shoulder, gives you immediate access to your camera and keeps it where you can see it. They can also be worn as belt-packs since they have a loop to pass your belt through. If you go with the 'Pro' version, it comes with a harness that is meant to be worn in front, maybe you can try as a backpack if you truly want. See: products.lowepro.com/product/Toploader-Pro-70-AW,2130,8.htm and click on view 7 & 8.
Apr
7
answered Will the Kata 3n1 22 bag be big enough for a Canon 60D with 18-200mm kit lens?
Apr
7
answered Which is the correct filter size for Canon SX30 IS?
Apr
6
comment What percentage of your photos are actually good ones?
Guess I'm not allowed to answer ;) but I am working to deliberately reduce that ratio by learning when not to shoot and pre-visualizing more. I am now down to 1:8 (from 1:10 a the start of last year) keepers and from those 1:10 sellable images.
Apr
6
reviewed Approve What are good techniques for photographing newborns?
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).