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I'm a software developer and photography enthusiast.

I've developed Giraffe Upload ( http://www.giraffeupload.com ) a photo backup system and my photography blog is at http://UsefulPhotoTips.com


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answered What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
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comment Why there is no full-frame lenses with leaf shutter?
What you wrote is true for new systems but you didn't address adding a leaf shutter to the established FF systems (Canon/Nikon), they both don't have the electronic connections to control a shutter in the lens - so if they decide to come up with a leaf shutter lens it will require a new version of the lens mount and be incompatible with all existing bodies - making the potential market quite small
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answered Photography in sunlight
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comment Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?
@cimmanon the G3 is a good high-end point-and-shoot, I know because I almost bought one as a second camera, it's not somewhere between a P&S and a DSLR - a DSLR is a system with replaceable parts that can be adapted to anything, it's a completely different world, I personally love it and can't imagine going back from a bag full of equipment to a simple camera - but it's not for everyone, if you want a simple camera both Canon and Nikon make really good high end P&S - and the high end Nokia phones are amazing for their size and weight (but a phone lasts only ~3 years before you need to upgrade)
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answered Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?
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answered Is there an advantage to choosing the Big Two (TM) entry level dSLRs over competititon?
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answered Is it good to buy Canon 18-135mm lens?
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comment Why don't cameras support journaled filesystems?
@strugee - I didn't say OS X doesn't have a journaling file system - I said there is no single system that both OS X and Windows can use out of the box (Windows doesn't understand HFS+ at all and Macs (by default) can't write NTFS)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is optical image stabilization a necessary feature for any lens?
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answered Why don't cameras support journaled filesystems?
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answered How do I get my Canon 60D to use short shutter speeds with flash in Av mode?
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comment How to price my photos to be used on someone else's website?
@Rmano - if you have no intention of going pro and this is a one time deal you can sell the images at any price, there are free on-line calculators that can give you a starting point for negotiation (and you'll probably going to negotiate down from that price). I don't like the "cut of article sold" model, as a business owner I would never give a cut of the profit in exchange for a photo (unless it's a dead product and I have nothing to lose) and I wouldn't give my products in exchange for a cut (unless it's a sure thing) giving/getting a cut isn't a fair deal unless you go in as a partner