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Jan
2
asked Is it possible and/or a good idea to print digital photos to slides?
Dec
23
comment What should I do about Nikon D90 intermittent shutter release failure?
FWIW, when I have anxiety dreams, they frequently involve recalcitrant shutters. :)
Dec
11
comment Why are only certain shutter speeds or apertures available?
@rumtscho, it's a reasonable question; why the snark?
Dec
5
comment What is the most unusual household item you've found useful in a photographic context?
Put me on the side of "on-topic". It's clearly useful for photographers. Let's not be lawyers about this stuff.
Nov
25
revised Is it true that there are no stabilized prime lenses (and if so, why)?
make tone more friendly
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
14
comment What do you wish you knew about Lightroom keywords when you started?
+1; this article is great.
Oct
7
revised How can I get people to take an expression which fits the scene?
change title to reflect comments
Oct
7
comment Attending a concert: what non-professional equipment will I be able to get in?
+1 for "in writing". Assurances over the phone are worth the paper they're written on.
Oct
7
revised Where can I find good test image(s) to send to a print lab?
improve grammar
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
comment How to compare RAW photos quickly?
Well, you could take fewer photos. :) Do you really need that many burst-mode series?
Sep
2
comment Do “body only” DSLR cameras come with a battery?
The vendor should provide a list of exactly what is included in the box; if it's not on the list, you don't get it. :) While answers will give standard practice, that's always changing as vendors are continually trying to cut costs. I'd suggest reading the fine print regarding the specific body you want to buy.
Sep
2
comment Can digital cameras sign images to prove authenticity?
I don't think your conclusion is correct. The cracks are real, meaning that no, digital signing is not all that effective. From the Nikon bit: "The private signing key has been compromised, which automatically invalidates digital signatures placed by all current models manufactured by Nikon." Crypto signing in this context is extremely difficult to get right, and Nikon at least has not done so and does not appear (according to the blog post) to have much interest in doing so. I would not trust the signing and shudder to think a judge might.
Aug
30
awarded  Pundit
Aug
27
comment How many actuations are “too many actuations”?
Perhaps, but that database surely has a great deal of sample bias. I would hope Canon is doing some sort of controlled testing to come up with their numbers.
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
19
comment Is it better to transfer photos by removing the memory card or by directly using a data cable?
@Nir, I'm sure it varies. On my D90 it's way easier to just plug in a USB cable.
Aug
11
awarded  Nice Answer