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by Lars Kotthoff

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bio website flickr.com/photos/pelasu
location Finland
age 49
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I am a floor-level three-shift factory worker by profession. My hobbies are reading, photography and living in peace. Most of my free time I spend at summer cottage which is a winterproof house and should be called our 2nd home instead. I have a family, including two kids, two dogs and five cats.

While I list photography as a hobby, I don't mean I am a good photographer. I just like to use a camera and record a memory of things I see around me. Been doing this since I was 14 years old and I'm not any sort of enthusiast about it. I just like it :)

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Mar
30
comment What is the Leica look?
There's something related to this, I think, in answers to: What performance-related factors make a Leica camera so expensive?
Mar
30
comment Nikon P7800: Why is that different apertures result in different shortest shutter speeds?
Single mechanism.. I know how it goes with a rangefinder, but how does a digital camera operate a single mechanism aperture-shutter? My guess is the aperture is first fully open, to let light reach sensor for LiveView display. Then apertureblades close fully -> camera clears sensor -> aperture works the role of a shutter to let light in -> aperture closes fully to end the exposure -> aperture opens fully to let LiveView see the light again. Or what is the sequence?
Mar
25
comment Can I activate the sensor without triggering the shutter such that a dark frame is taken?
@JohnCavan Yeah, I can imagine. My longest exposures so far have been only some minutes, and even then the waiting for LENR to finish feels like it's taking forever.
Mar
24
comment Can I activate the sensor without triggering the shutter such that a dark frame is taken?
See these search results: Search string "long exposure noise reduction"
Mar
24
comment Can I activate the sensor without triggering the shutter such that a dark frame is taken?
Yes, LENR is a feature so common that even the cheapest entry level Sony SLT has it, and I have it turned On for every night time long exposure photo I take :) Then again, to actually take a dark frame, so that you have the dark frame "image" file on your disk, that is not what LENR does.
Mar
24
comment Beginner photography - Low end DSLR vs mid/high end Point and Shoot/P&S?
Sounds like you might like to read What are the differences between an entry-level DSLR and an advanced compact P&S camera? You know, there is a search function on this site, and every question is also tagged with the topic (like keywords) of the question. Combining tags with search tool you can easily find a lot of good information here :)
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
comment How would a mobile phone with external zoom lens compare vs DSLR?
@BoratSagdiyev - Look my answer to What are practical advantages of compact cameras over DSLR?
Mar
23
comment How would a mobile phone with external zoom lens compare vs DSLR?
Yeh, though when money is an issue... ;)
Mar
23
answered How would a mobile phone with external zoom lens compare vs DSLR?
Mar
22
revised Green dot inside the viewfinder always blinks in manual mode in my D5200. Is this normal?
split in separate paragraphs for easier reading
Mar
21
comment Distinguish between original and photo-shop
Similar: How can I tell if a photo is real or faked? and How to identify if a photo is photoshopped without looking at its digital code? Somewhat related: How was this image where a person appears to lift a paved road created? The question What must I buy to take amazing product photos? raised some suspicion on the reality of the sample images.
Mar
21
revised How to have colors in Milky-way?
trying to make it a bit more clear and easier to read
Mar
21
comment Any help on suitable milkyway lenses
+1 for mentioning the only weakness. Mine is a bit off. What can cause different aberration on left side and right side of photo? I bought the lens online and I guess it received a hit in mail.
Mar
21
comment Any help on suitable milkyway lenses
Yeah, not much coma in the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm lens. You can check for yourself from this poor weather star photo far from anything good, but at least it confirms no coma: full resolution fine jpeg (12 MB).
Mar
21
comment Any help on suitable milkyway lenses
And it is the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens in this question about adjusting focus ring. Focusing a manual focus lens is so much more easy than what it is to manually focus an AF lens.
Mar
21
comment Any help on suitable milkyway lenses
Related: What lens characteristics are important in star photography?
Mar
20
comment How can I identify duplicate image files?
Google detect duplicate images actually works as promised. There is a good number of such software to be found. Can you recommend anything else than Picasa?
Mar
19
reviewed Leave Open Is there anything good in the cheapest point and shoot cameras besides high megapixel count?
Mar
19
reviewed Close How can I find all sets of photos taken on the same date across years