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Apr
26
comment Why do the cameras Canon 1Dx, Nikon D4, Nikon D5 have a different form factor than other DSLRs?
I'm having trouble figuring out what the picture is meant to add to this answer. Can you edit your answer a little to point out the highlights as they relate to the points you make in the answer text? Thanks!
Apr
25
revised Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?
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Apr
25
comment How can I improve my soft-focus shots out of a moving vehicle?
Shooting raw can help with many things (I shoot raw 100% of the time and that has saved me many times when the camera picked wrong exposure settings), but I don't see how it can possibly bring out detail that optically simply isn't there. JPEG has generation loss, yes, but that becomes a significant factor only if you have many esave cycles. (The specific value of "many" depends on many factors, not the least of which being the quality settings used. At low quality, it may be in the single-digits; at high quality, it may be large enough that it can be ignored in most hobbyist workflows.)
Apr
24
revised Why am I having trouble getting sharp results with my new DSLR, compared to a point and shoot?
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Apr
24
comment How can I improve my soft-focus shots out of a moving vehicle?
And of course, shooting through glass in front of the lens is difficult on any camera. It's very easy to fool the autofocus system, and car windshield glass isn't of photographic quality so tend to lead to some degredation of quality in any case. If you can open a window and shoot through the opening, instead of shooting through the glass, that may very well help some.
Apr
24
suggested approved edit on Why am I having trouble getting sharp results with my new DSLR, compared to a point and shoot?
Apr
24
comment Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?
OP's budget may be limited to a body and a single lens today, or even within the next few months, but it certainly doesn't have to stay that way. Lots of people get DSLRs and a single lens (not uncommonly the manufacturer-supplied kit lens) only to extend later by buying more lenses, flashes, remote triggers, larger and faster memory cards, battery grips, and so on and so forth (I'm obviously not speaking from experience, should the irony be lost on anybody). An interchangable-lens camera body/system provides this flexibility even if that flexibility is not taken advantage of immediately.
Apr
24
comment Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?
Note that "adequate" does not equal "good", and certainly does not equal "great". Lots of people find their smartphone cameras to be perfectly adequate; few professional photographers use such cameras as their sole tool in their profession.
Apr
24
comment Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?
@Itai Where did I say that? I said that you can't meaningfully compare one lens to another where the latter is 10x the price and expect them to be of similar quality. But if the OP doesn't know what their needs are, spending $2000 on the 85 mm prime makes no sense if what they really need is the 70-200 or even 100-400 (using Canon's lineup again for examples). I'm saying the kit lens is a good way to figure out what your needs are by allowing you to take pictures and experiencing where its limitations actually limit your ability to do so.
Apr
24
answered Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?
Apr
24
revised Which telephoto lens will be best for photographing bears in Alaska?
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Apr
23
revised What does an unexposed band on your image mean?
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Apr
23
comment What “start up” telephoto lenses do you recommend for Canon for wildlife photography?
@chuqui Looks like the link broke again. Can we have an updated one?
Apr
23
revised Which lens hood will fit my Canon 55-250 mm lens?
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Apr
23
suggested approved edit on Which telephoto lens will be best for photographing bears in Alaska?
Apr
23
comment Which telephoto lens will be best for photographing bears in Alaska?
@scottbb And if the bear gets too close, the 4.59 kg weight of the 800 mm f/5.6 might be an asset.
Apr
23
comment Night photo direct lights rays
@MikeSowsun The LG G4 is a smartphone, so I doubt it even physically allows mounting a filter. I had the same thought; low-quality lens or filter can often give the sort of effects shown in the OP's initial photo.
Apr
23
revised Night photo direct lights rays
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Apr
23
suggested approved edit on Which lens hood will fit my Canon 55-250 mm lens?
Apr
23
comment What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?
The type of memory card used is a minor detail in DSLR choice. For a very long time (I don't know about the most recent releases), mid- and high-end Canon DSLRs have used Compact Flash whereas the entry-level cameras use Secure Digital. Neither of these is inherently better or worse than the other; they perform the same function (data storage), and the interface and form factor is peripheral to their function. Even if your computer has a built-in SD reader, a cheap USB CF reader is something like $10-$20. You might even be able to get one for free with the camera if you ask nicely.