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Been programming applications since 80s and websites since 90s.

Photography, electronics, and RC hobbyist.

Additional interests in robotics, graphic design.

All around experimenter.

Formal training in linguistics.


Jun
12
comment What prevents a f/1.8, 24 mm - 70 mm or similar range zoom lens from being made?
You pointed out several technical limitations, so then wouldn't the main reason be that. Why did you say it was a commercial decision?
Jun
5
revised If the zoom number doesn't tell me magnification, what does?
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Jun
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revised If the zoom number doesn't tell me magnification, what does?
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Jun
3
awarded  Custodian
Jun
3
reviewed Approve If the zoom number doesn't tell me magnification, what does?
Jun
3
answered If the zoom number doesn't tell me magnification, what does?
Jun
3
comment Focus specifics in Samsung s5
@dpollitt, perhaps you could post a photo and an accompanying answer of your own where you have achieved bokeh and a focused target at the ranges the OP suggested, 2m from the lens. with a Galaxy S5 you can get bokeh if you snap a photo of an ant at very close range. good luck. theres lots of smartphone photos with bokeh, but none with a focused target at 2m.
May
30
comment Does shooting video decrease the life of a DSLR more than taking photos?
can you be more specific with your camera models?
May
29
comment How can I compose shots with tall buildings without boring sky dominating the image?
because if you don't offend them its not art?
May
29
comment How can I compose shots with tall buildings without boring sky dominating the image?
You should be able to do this without "cutting" anything. You have a natural "blue screen" over which to superimpose your masterpiece sky pic.
May
29
comment Does shooting video decrease the life of a DSLR more than taking photos?
This question may be related.
May
15
comment Why is it called “macrofocus” and not “microfocus”?
@Skaperen, I can't believe you're getting upvotes on your comment, because the OP already stated that micro does exactly that as well. so that is not at all what distinguishes the term macro, despite what I believed, before I read the question.
May
1
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May
1
comment Focus specifics in Samsung s5
@dpollitt, true, distance to subject is another factor. the OP said the subject is 2m away. you might be able to introduce bokeh if you get much closer, maybe 20cm?
May
1
comment Why is 18% grey considered to be in the middle for photography?
So let's say you've determined the perfect shade of grey for your exposure card. Now the question is how much light do I let fall on it when I register it with my meter? 18%?
May
1
answered Focus specifics in Samsung s5
May
1
comment How to accurately calculate size in image using relations and a reference
Your grid will be made up of curve lines between rulers that are curved.
May
1
comment What ios app makes possible to do this 'halo' effect?
Looks like a typically HDR type of artifact. Most of the sophisticated image manip programs will do it. Its more a matter of technique.
Mar
8
awarded  Yearling
Jan
28
comment How to remove fog while shooting and during post-processing?
Photoshop has a high-pass filter feature that could help to restore some of the detail. If you use GIMP, then this procedure simulates a high-pass: gimpinfo.org/tuts/high-pass-in-gimp The results can be surprisingly good.