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Jun
29
reviewed Approve Why does the screen go black when I make the shutter speed faster?
Jun
25
revised How to dodge dark object behind bright one?
I didn't see the "darkroom" tag, so original answer was for digital, I've added non-digital to top
Jun
25
revised How to dodge dark object behind bright one?
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Jun
25
answered How to dodge dark object behind bright one?
Jun
19
comment Why is my camera limited to a shutter speed of 1/250th when the flash is up?
A lot of those pro cameras with 1/500s sync speeds use a leaf shutter (where the shutter is in the camera lens) which opens and closes like aperture blades (so there is always a point where the whole sensor/film is lit). A drawback is that 1/500s is often the shortest shutter speed possible with a leaf shutter (for mechanical reasons).
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
reviewed Approve Has Nikon made a camera without an exposure meter?
Jun
11
comment Has Nikon made a camera without an exposure meter?
As far as the terminology of the question goes I would say, "Has Nikon made a mechanical film camera without an exposure meter". That would be less ambiguous than analog, I think. Mechanical = No electricity required for operation, for most people who remember film cameras.
Jun
11
answered Has Nikon made a camera without an exposure meter?
Jun
11
comment Calculating exposure pre-light meter era
For non-sunny days there are a number of modifiers to the basic sunny 16 rule, most of them have you judge how distinct the shadows are as a way to guess the amount of light you have. I've also seen modifiers for outdoor side and back lighting. Back in the day I've shot slide film (less forgiving in terms of bad exposure) with good results. In photographic terms, the sun is a pretty consistent light source.
Jun
9
comment How long should a lens last?
I can't remember where I read this, but I've always liked, "You can treat your equipment like a jewel, or you can treat your equipment like a tool."
May
14
comment Projector Design and lenses
Why is it necessary to build your own projector? You could get a 35mm slide projector off eBay, even a nice one should cost under $500.
May
8
answered Does black and white photography still make sense?
Apr
23
awarded  Custodian
Apr
23
reviewed Approve Standard for embedding time/location info into digital images?
Apr
2
comment Will any non-AF lens work on a Nikon camera with built in AF already in the camera body?
Wikipedia also has a good timeline and description of Nikon lens technology under the title "Nikon F-mount". To be super brief (and not covering very old or very odd lenses), there are AI/AIS lenses that don't autofocus at all and AF lenses that either have their own motors or use the one in the camera. Note -- on many Nikons you can get focus confirmation with the older AI/AIS lenses.
Feb
9
answered Are DSLRs a dying breed, making now the time to switch to a mirrorless camera system?
Feb
4
answered Why do I see no photos on my film?
Dec
31
comment Weird rainbow colored chromatic aberration
The phenomenon is known as "banding", where gradients show abrupt shifts
Dec
10
comment How should I specify minimum quality requirements for images submitted to my image archive?
Sorry, yes "dimensions in pixels" would be a better way to word that.