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Oct
11
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
5
comment What are some reasons to not display EXIF data when sharing photos online?
I wonder if you could add some numbers to support your "considerably lighter" assertion.
Oct
4
awarded  Guru
Sep
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
11
comment What are important considerations when purchasing a zoom lens?
@Francesco, my apologies in that case.
Sep
11
comment What are important considerations when purchasing a zoom lens?
@Francesco, I'm not sure how you propose copying the bulk of Thom Hogan's site into an answer. The entire value of this answer is "here is a good resource to look at". Did you even follow the link? Please downvote thoughtfully rather than reflexively.
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
6
comment How can I export TIFF images to JPEG with no adjustments, using Lightroom?
@Dan, for example in raw there is a default camera profile which among other things fiddles with the curves (or something like that -- I'm not near my computer to check).
Aug
5
asked How can I export TIFF images to JPEG with no adjustments, using Lightroom?
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
Jul
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
16
comment How should I choose a flatbed scanner for scanning prints?
And by the way, welcome to photo.sx!
Jun
16
comment How should I choose a flatbed scanner for scanning prints?
Thanks! I wonder if you could say in more detail what criteria led you to this scanner? That would future-proof this answer a little more. (In other words, what exactly did you do while "looking around"?)
Jun
16
awarded  Promoter
Jun
10
asked How should I choose a flatbed scanner for scanning prints?
Jun
10
comment Best auto-feed photo and/or negative scanner?
Indeed. The lifetime of bits is infinity if you move them to new media when appropriate. And common formats like JPEG and PNG will be readable as long as we have computers.
Jun
3
comment Does a filter exist to color-correct color negatives when copying them with a DSLR?
Lightroom 3. I haven't actually tried any of this yet; I want to make sure it's feasible before I buy a macro lens, etc. I think the problem people are having is not that it can't be done, but that with 2+ fewer stops of information in some channels, the quality is poor.
Jun
3
comment Does a filter exist to color-correct color negatives when copying them with a DSLR?
I'm not expecting the filter to do the inversion; that would be in post (and thus the same problem would be present with the scanner). It's that the strong orange tint of the negative means other colors are severely underrepresented, making color correction after inversion difficult. Regarding speed, the article I read was talking up to 10 slides per minute for the raw capture.
Jun
2
asked Does a filter exist to color-correct color negatives when copying them with a DSLR?
May
11
comment Why is there not a protective glass element that is between the lens and shutter in a SLR?
Re. point (b): wouldn't the smudge be spread out to the point of invisibility? And the assumption in point (c) that the glass would be cheap is unwarranted; any sensible manufacturer would use glass of quality consistent with the body.