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Jan
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answered Is it possible to convert a film SLR to digital?
Jan
29
comment What is something you learned recently about your gear that you wish you discovered earlier?
On Nikon lenses with this feature the Auto/Manual switch is labelled M and M/A to indicate you can manually adjust focus whilst in autofocus modes just by turning the focus ring.
Jan
24
comment How should one best manage large collections of photographs?
@rfusca: My experience is that Picasa tagging and titling destroys Nikon Makernotes data in JPEG EXIFs. Other sorts of changes such as cropping don't affect the original file but these do.
Jan
21
comment What should I look for in a camera/tripod for photographing microfilm machines and books/documents?
I've had a 190XPROB for a couple of years and find it's a stable and very versatile tripod.
Jan
21
comment Etymology of “flash gun”
In the early days of flash-guns, 6 and probably 3 would not have applied. However the flash-gun would have been hand held and possibly triggered by a trigger lever somewhat like a firearm's trigger. Like a firearm of that era, the device relied on ignition of an explosive mixture of chemicals. Maybe the earliest flashguns even used something like a flintlock mechanism from a firearm - old guns were fired by igniting gunpowder "priming" in an external pan. It's easy to see how the term gun might have been applied to the early photographic tool.
Jan
20
comment Can spot metering be corrected in post processing?
As I understand it, an exposure-mode like "manual mode" is not about making a meter reading it's about how you or the camera prioritise aperture, speed and ISO to control the exposure as a result of that meter reading. Metering-modes like spot-metering, centre-weighted metering, matrix-metering, etc only† control which areas in the viewfinder are used in the algorithm that arrives at a meter reading. Metering-modes and exposure-modes are somewhat orthogonal. †mainly
Jan
17
revised How can you find out if a building falls under trademark rules?
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Jan
17
answered How can you find out if a building falls under trademark rules?
Jan
14
revised How to avoid burnt photos with nikon d300?
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revised How to avoid burnt photos with nikon d300?
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Jan
14
answered How to avoid burnt photos with nikon d300?
Jan
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Jan
12
answered Does the camera tell me the shutter speed it will use when in aperture priority and the aperture and ISO are set?
Jan
8
comment What is the “exposure triangle”?
"A longer shutter speed"? I think you mean a slower speed or a longer exposure
Jan
3
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Dec
28
answered Help me decide which camera to buy?
Dec
14
comment How can I prevent my lens hood from causing dark corners?
That isn't really an answer to sunpech's question so you should probably have put your question either as a new question or as a comment to the question or as a comment to an existing answer. What kit lens came with your D5000?