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Jul
18
accepted When to use the different modes of National PE-201C flash?
Jul
18
comment When to use the different modes of National PE-201C flash?
Exactly the kind of practical info I sought! I had a hunch that "green" and "red" auto modes had had been somewhat common modes among other old flashes, so I am fairly confident to follow the AF280T's manual for that bit; PE-201C manuals seem to be digitally non–existent. Thanks for the link to Pentax' manual and double–thanks for the answer :-)
Jul
18
revised What are good advanced books on the physics and science of photography?
added amazon link
Jul
18
revised What are good advanced books on the physics and science of photography?
added amazon links
Jul
18
suggested suggested edit on What are good advanced books on the physics and science of photography?
Jul
18
comment What are good advanced books on the physics and science of photography?
The ninth edition of Manual of Photography is by Ralph Jacobson, but it seems that the tenth edition (2010) is by Elizabeth Allen & Sophie Triantaphillidou and it is "… completely reworked to include the latest research on digital imaging."
Jul
18
suggested suggested edit on What are good advanced books on the physics and science of photography?
Jul
13
revised Should I use “exposure compensation” setting while shooting?
edited title, some wording and punctuation
Jul
13
suggested suggested edit on Should I use “exposure compensation” setting while shooting?
Jul
12
comment When to use the different modes of National PE-201C flash?
I tried to put that into words :-) but isn't the whole chart using the inverse-square law? Going left to right from a column to a column multiplies the distance by √2 and the needed exposure by 2. Shouldn't the rightmost columns be askew if orange auto > green auto?
Jul
12
comment When to use the different modes of National PE-201C flash?
What could be the real difference between green and orange modes, then? I mean, if doubling the distance needs 4 times ("2 stops") more the flash power; multiplying the distance by 1.5 should need 2 times ("1 stop") the flash power — so with that logic, using green auto @ 7 meters would require the same ƒ-numbers as the chart says the orange auto requires @ 7 meters. Or did I miss something?
Jul
12
comment When to use the different modes of National PE-201C flash?
But, apart from the on/off switch, manual flash trigger button and synchro-cord hole, there is no other interface than the green-manual-orange slider. How could I adjust the manual mode; how could it be more accurate if I can't adjust it? Or does the manual mode usually mean that the flash will only trigger if I manually press the flash trigger? And how should I read the chart when using orange auto? Does it say that if I'm standing 3.5 meters away from the subject and having ISO 100 film, I should use ƒ/4 instead of ƒ/5.6?
Jul
12
comment How can I make ExifTool rename by camera model when the name contains a slash?
Consider the following workflow: (1.1) loop through the photo folder alphabetically (1.2) output each photo's Exif:Model to a text file (2) loop through the text file replacing / as e.g. - (3.1) loop through the photo folder alphabetically again (3.2) rename files according to the modified text file
Jul
12
asked When to use the different modes of National PE-201C flash?
Jul
9
revised Is there a way to omit the prompt for deletion in Lightroom?
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Jul
9
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Jul
2
revised How do I dry water condensation off my camera?
Added degrees celsius to us fahrenheit illiterate who might had first thought the OP was taking pictures in a hot sauna.
Jul
2
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Jul
2
comment Should pro photographers learn to work around amateurs at events?
But isn't guests taking amateurish pictures rather an integral part of the wedding event? Shouldn't the hired photographer also document e.g. the uncles and cousins taking their own group photos? Formal portraits and group shots aside, should the pro photographer document the event as an utopia where there are no amateur photographers around or the event and the guests as they are? (Just some ideas good to think through while developing own photographic style — not trying to tackle your question.)
Jun
26
comment Nude photography, any advice?
I think these are less adult-industry-ish than the Money Shots @Itai suggested (but who am I to judge a book by its cover). While I was at it, I made this answer as CW, so others could add own suggestions / in-depth notes on the books.