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comment How to convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?
For more on the third bullet point, consider Why is giving clients RAW files such a sensitive matter among photographers?
Feb
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revised Is the Nikon D5200 good enough for professional use, such as wedding parties?
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Feb
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Feb
2
comment Why don't event photographers release non-touched up images?
What @JonStory said; especially when there is any sort of action going on, and even if you set the quality bar low, a success rate of >10% is actually quite good. When you start having multiple people in the same shot... well...
Feb
2
comment Why do camera manufacturers stick with the same awkward control layout imposed by film cameras?
It does as an anecdotal example that you don't need all the fancy stuff of modern cameras to learn photography. (Though instant feedback is nice!) But if you feel it adds nothing, I'll delete it; after all, anecdotes are just that.
Feb
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Feb
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comment Why do camera manufacturers stick with the same awkward control layout imposed by film cameras?
"This is why retro-styled cameras...are popular" My first interchangable-lens camera was a Nikon FM. 35 mm film, 100% manual controls, with the only electronics in it being the light meter, which was fully optional and only indicated whether the camera believed the current settings would give underexposure, correct exposure (I think to within +/- 1/2 stop or so), or overexposure. Couple that with a few prime lenses. My success rate with that was significantly better than with my current DSLR, though in fairness the types of pictures I take has changed quite a bit too, toward action photos.
Feb
2
comment Why do camera manufacturers stick with the same awkward control layout imposed by film cameras?
Compare Why are the cockpit controls of airplanes so complicated? on Aviation.
Feb
2
comment Why do camera manufacturers stick with the same awkward control layout imposed by film cameras?
@Whelkaholism Or when you find yourself with your nose against the screen (has happened to me I-don't-know-how-many times...).
Jan
31
revised Since it's not “focal length”, what is the term for the distance at which things are in focus?
Depth of field to f-number the wrong way around
Jan
31
comment Is it safe to change the lens on my new DSLR?
Unless you are in extreme conditions, it's probably better to take one or two seconds longer to change the lens than to just smack it onto the body. Better for both the lens and the camera body.
Jan
31
comment Is it safe to change the lens on my new DSLR?
@MathematicalOrchid I think you might be surprised how many high-rep regulars here have cameras that cost more along the lines of £4000 than £400. Not to mention the lenses. (Not that an expensive camera guarantees good results, but they tend to have features that help you produce good results...)
Jan
31
comment Is it safe to change the lens on my new DSLR?
It's worth noting that "proper precautions" in those cases can be something as simple as turning your back to the wind, and not exposing the surfaces needlessly to the elements. Like you say, this is something the equipment (both body and lenses) is designed for!
Jan
31
comment Since it's not “focal length”, what is the term for the distance at which things are in focus?
The aperture gets smaller when the f-number gets larger, because the f-number is a divisor. The physical aperture at f/4 is smaller than at f/2, for the same value of f (focal length), because a quarter of something is less than a half of the same thing. The depth of field grows larger when the physical aperture grows smaller (larger f-number), however. I have proposed an edit to correct this in the answer.
Jan
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Jan
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comment How does software exposure compensation work in RAW files?
Note that unfortunately, some touted "raw" formats aren't actually lossless relative to the full-size raw data read from the sensor. See sRAW.
Jan
21
comment Does the detail in an image affect how large the image file is?
Wikipedia indicates, but does not actually make the claim, that JPEG doesn't need to be 24 bpp, even if restricted to three channel (RGB) images.
Jan
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comment Does 4.0-72mm on the lens when equivalent focal length is 24-432mm mean crop factor of 6×?
@user152435 That would probably make a decent separate question (assuming it hasn't already been asked and answered).
Jan
14
comment How does Kelvin for color temperature relate to Kelvin for actual temperature?
Related: How is temperature related to color? and Can two 2500 K light bulbs replace one 5000 K bulb for growing plants indoors? (and likely quite a few others) on Physics.