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by Lars Kotthoff

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I am a career computer scientist and just decided to pick up photography as a hobby. I just got my first camera! I'll keep my list of gear up-to-date:

Bodies:

  • Nikon D7000

Lenses:

  • AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Tripods:

  • Gorillapod SLR-Zoom
  • Vanguard Tracker PT-28 (legs) with Vanguard SBH-100 (ball head)

May
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comment How do I properly determine which camera is better in low light?
@JamesYoungman - I suppose noise in "prints"... though I rarely print the photos and share online. I'm not asking a trick question: I want the pic that looks like it has less noise/grain.
May
16
comment How do I properly determine which camera is better in low light?
More context: I currently use a Nikon D7000 with a 24-70 f/2.8 lens. I get pretty great shots up to ISO 6400 in pretty low light when I'm wide open at 2.8. I like low light stuff and I even find this limiting because there are times I wish I could use higher shutter speeds. I was already planning on investing in better glass (f/1.4 stuff) but I also wanted to upgrade to full frame so I am also considering camera performance. Honestly, if Canon does better and also offers f/1.2 glass AND has smaller images (who needs >30MP?)... I think I might be willing to sell my stuff and make the switch.
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comment How can I self-publish a photography book?
the writers stackexchange may have some advice on publishing: writers.stackexchange.com
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asked Tips for photographing art (at a museum)