Alley in Pisa, Italy

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.


Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
Interesting point, It is possible that improvements in software narrow the gap. I do not know for sure though as it would require going back and re-processing images each time new software is released. My references are - for now - with respect to the software version available at the time the camera was in my hand, which is usually within the year of release.
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
@Morpho - Yes. That is what the first paragraph means. 2 stops means that you can better results at ISO 6400 on the Mark III than you get at ISO 1600 on the Mark II and so on.
Mar
30
answered What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
Mar
30
comment Nikon P7800: Why is that different apertures result in different shortest shutter speeds?
That sounds about right. Indeed the part about closing the aperture to clear the shutter first is crucial is it always is being exposed for Live-View. Sometimes the end-cycle is done with an electronic shutter.
Mar
30
answered Nikon P7800: Why is that different apertures result in different shortest shutter speeds?
Mar
29
revised What is the downside of a cheap UV filter that is used solely for the protection of the lens?
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Mar
29
answered What is the downside of a cheap UV filter that is used solely for the protection of the lens?
Mar
28
comment How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?
While I've done a great number of panoramas before, getting the nadir direction so uniform and seamless seems to be the issue here. At least is was overcast, so that explains why there are no shadows.
Mar
27
answered What will be my aperture with a 2× teleconverter?
Mar
27
comment How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?
That's pretty impressive! Since we do not see the middle of the bridge, the photographer might have been standing on the railings and shoot a vertical panning sequence. It would be courageous to do that but easiest photographically speaking :)
Mar
25
answered Are regular external HDDs durable enough to be taken in a photo bag?
Mar
24
answered Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?
Mar
22
answered How long should Olympus EP-5 warranty repair take?
Mar
20
answered Adobe Lightroom - Add multiple keyword to one photo and not have it move out from filtering
Mar
19
answered Will a Nikon lens work on a Sony compact camera?
Mar
19
answered How does a camera implement different white balance modes?
Mar
18
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
@rfusca - You probably know that I've tried nearly every Pentax and Nikon DSLRs as well as most Canon ones. What is said is easiest not most efficient, although I do believe that as well for Pentax upper-range models for the vast majority of photography. The difference lies in that easy means most intuitive. Efficient however can be counted in button-presses (as per your example) and that depends on which function you use most as they cannot be all accessible via a single button. Of course such general statements must be understood to be broad as each manufacturer has many models.
Mar
17
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
@Pouya - There are a number of related questions which you may look into like this one. Search for tripod stabilization to find more. Feel free to formulate the part you don't understand as a question.
Mar
17
comment Fuji X100s: Why are high ISO settings (>6400) only available in JPEG and not in RAW?
Remember RAW files are not images. With ISO 6400 RAW data you can probably produce an image of quality similar to that of an ISO 25600 JPEG out of the camera even after pushing it 2 EV which makes things brighter but amplifies noise and is particularly visible in shadow areas.
Mar
17
comment Fuji X100s: Why are high ISO settings (>6400) only available in JPEG and not in RAW?
Well. Sensors have a native ISO which is 200 for the X100S. Other ISO in the standard range a produced by lowering the saturation point read-out converts voltage into a digital value. With simulated ISO, the value is read at the closest standard ISO multiplied digitally. This is very common and most cameras not using Sony sensors do this for intermediate ISO settings too.