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comment What is the technical term for the time taken to see the final image on an IP security camera's screen?
You should mention in your question that you are talking about IP cameras.
Oct
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comment What are common beginner mistakes in photography?
I remember doing that ;-) 90% of my photos were at f/1.4 after I bought a fast prime lens. Nowadays, I try to stick to f/16 and almost never go beyond f/4...
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comment What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos?
@Jon.Griffen that's why you're having a backup.. if one drive fails, you still have the other one.
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asked What types of rangefinders are there and what are the differences between them?
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comment Are manufacturers' Image Stabilisation ratings for zoom lenses deceptive?
@ltn100 It's going to be difficult to find "hard" numbers - the intensity of the hands' shaking depends on the person, so the calculation will always contain some assumptions. The best choice probably is to rely on the experience of as many other people as possible.
Aug
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comment Are manufacturers' Image Stabilisation ratings for zoom lenses deceptive?
Good answer, although I don't own any IS lenses, I'd also say that the IS will probably work better at longer focal lenses than at a wide angle!
Aug
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comment Which focal-length lens is usually used for portrait photography, and why?
Put your advice first, then maybe at the end link to your article. That should be better :)
Jul
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comment What film rangefinder camera can I buy for a reasonable price?
I've not yet bought one, I'll do that in November when I return home to Germany. So your answer still helps me :) Thanks a lot!
Jul
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comment Is there a way to omit the prompt for deletion in Lightroom?
Even faster: Press Cmd+Backspace (probably Ctrl+Delete on Win) to automatically delete all rejected pictures ;)
Jun
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comment What is the best camera for concert photography?
If you're really in the $1000 price range, I would care a lot more about the lens than the body. The kit lens is usually f/3.5-5.6, which is pretty much useless for action shots in the dark. Get a fast prime lens of f/1.4 or f/1.8 and you'll notice a huge improvement.
Jun
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comment Is pincushion or barrel distortion really all that bad in a lens?
@jwenting: WTF? In Lightroom I check a box, and it's done in less than a second. It must've been a quite long time ago that this process took minutes.
Jun
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comment Technically, why is the out of focus area blurred more when using a bigger aperture?
Regarding "fixing" the problem, have a look at this: blog.lytro.com
Jun
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answered How does histogram shape affect the aesthetics of a picture?