Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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bio website flickr.com/marcduiker
location Amsterdam, Netherlands
age 35
visits member for 4 years
seen Apr 20 at 8:26

I'm an enthusiast amateur photographer from the Netherlands. My main two interests in photography are urban exploration and portrait/model shoots. I used to do same basic astrophotography in the past.


Aug
3
comment How can I reduce the noise present when taking pictures without lowering my ISO?
@Dave Yes that is correct. Although the technique could be used for any low-light environment with non-moving objects.
Jul
28
comment Can you recommend a long cross body strap?
Good question. I always get annoyed with the normal strap when I use the camera in portrait orientation and the strap gets in my face :S.
Jul
28
comment Are Sigma lenses comparable to Canon lenses for a Canon camera?
I'm also very happy with my Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro. Sharpness is very good. The only downside is the build quality, the zoomring is getting quite sloppy.
Jul
28
comment Can you recommend a long cross body strap?
+1 This product looks really useful! Great tip!
Jul
28
comment What are pros and cons of different quick release systems?
@Sam: you need to be careful and see if the existing plates fit on the new ball head. As long as you stick with one brand you'll be quite safe.
Jul
28
answered What are pros and cons of different quick release systems?
Jul
28
answered Where can I find reviews of and tools for comparing cameras?
Jul
28
comment Are there any really silent but good DSLR cameras?
That Sound Blimp looks hilarious! :)
Jul
28
comment How can I reduce the noise present when taking pictures without lowering my ISO?
The averaging technique is widely used in the astrophotography field. Photographers take dozens (some even hunderds) of pictures and average them using varying techniques. They often shoot dark frames and flat frames to minimize various sources of noise: ccdastrophotography.com/article.php?id=2.
Jul
28
comment How can I reduce the noise present when taking pictures without lowering my ISO?
@Justin & Danny: The electrical leakage in sensors (that cause hot pixels) doubles for every 8 deg C increase in temperature (source: books.google.com/…). However you will only notice this when you use very high ISO settings or very long exposure times.
Jul
23
comment Photographic suggestions in White Mountain Forest & Acadia Park
What exactly do you want to know? Equipment tips, location tips, landscape photography tips?
Jul
23
revised What are the best practices for DOF stacking?
added links for CombineZP
Jul
23
answered What are the best practices for DOF stacking?
Jul
23
revised How do I get started in Astrophotography?
added link to Kenko mount
Jul
23
awarded  Beta
Jul
23
comment How can I recover deleted photos from an SD Card?
Yes, I've used Sandisk RescuePRO with success a couple of times.
Jul
23
comment how to calibrate my monitor to match the 18% gray tone?
Indeed, use one of the monitor calibration tools available. I've got a DataColor Spider and calibrate my monitor every month. It takes about 5 min and you're done.
Jul
23
revised How do I get started in Astrophotography?
changed greeting
Jul
23
revised How do I get started in Astrophotography?
edited tags
Jul
23
revised How do I get started in Astrophotography?
Added links for mounts