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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


Feb
28
comment Auto-focusing problem on a Canon 500D with a EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS(standard kit lens)
Just be careful about how much you pay to have it fixed, you can pick up a used EFS 18-55 for next to nothing (more than 10 sold for less than $60 on eBay this month alone, most of those for around $40) there are so many people trying to sell their kit lens after getting a better lens the market is saturated
Feb
26
answered One expensive (L) lens or a variety of cheaper lenses, or a better body?
Feb
24
answered What lighting equipment to purchase for under $50?
Feb
23
answered Does a 35mm prime lens show the same bokeh as a 50mm prime lens on a cropped sensor?
Feb
21
answered Should I upgrade my camera or my lenses?
Feb
20
comment Are film lenses effectively longer focal lengths on cropped-sensor DSLRs?
@Mike - thanks for the feedback, I've edited the answer to try and make it less confusing
Feb
20
revised Are film lenses effectively longer focal lengths on cropped-sensor DSLRs?
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Feb
20
answered Does aperture priority mode work with a manual aperture lens?
Feb
20
answered Are film lenses effectively longer focal lengths on cropped-sensor DSLRs?
Feb
16
answered How to photograph chocolate?
Feb
15
comment How can photographers protect themselves from being sued?
Hey, someone "designed" that color on the plain colored wall - unless you make your own paint.
Feb
14
answered Why does my Canon 550D make a small sound while focusing?
Feb
14
answered How can photographers protect themselves from being sued?
Feb
14
comment If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?
@dpollitt - I wanted to say that a 50mm on a crop sensor has the traditional role of a 85mm on a full frame, not that 50mm and 85mm are the same (and my point was that - on an APS-C 30ish+85 combination is much more versatile than a 50+85 combination because on a Canon APS-C you get the "magic" that made 50mm so popular at ~30mm)
Feb
13
comment Is it better to scan negatives or prints?
+1 for "theory says one thing, but your budget might say something else"
Feb
12
answered If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?
Feb
8
comment Does the convergence of video and photo technology in digital cameras have a negative impact on strictly photographic ability?
@Jakub - yes seriously, I've updated my answer to clarify exactly what I mean.
Feb
8
revised Does the convergence of video and photo technology in digital cameras have a negative impact on strictly photographic ability?
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Feb
8
comment Does the convergence of video and photo technology in digital cameras have a negative impact on strictly photographic ability?
@AndrewHeath - I just want to clarify, what I'm trying to say is that over the next few years customers that traditionally only wanted still photography will demand more video and still/video combinations. Still photography is not going away but if you are a pro ignoring your customers demands is not a good move.
Feb
8
comment Does the convergence of video and photo technology in digital cameras have a negative impact on strictly photographic ability?
@AndrewHeath - Today most pictures are viewed on screens not on paper, where video does fit "in the same frame" - and the move from prints to screens will continue and will drag photographers, probably kicking and screaming, into a more video oriented world.