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Jan
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comment “Show Focus Points” in Aperture
Assuming for the moment that it's NOT a bug, it does make me think we could 'reverse engineer' the purposes of the different colors by shooting some test shots. What happens if you manually select a focus point, for example?
Jan
1
comment Which DSLR brand should I pick as a beginning photographer?
As long as you stick with a 'major' brand, every camera brand/model is going to get the basic job done... This is way too general a question in order to supply a useful and comprehensive answer. What do you plan on doing with the camera? What's your price range? Do you anticipate being a 'casual' photographer, or are you someone who is going to eventually 'go pro' (or even semi-pro)? Etc., etc., etc.
Jan
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comment “Show Focus Points” in Aperture
I poked around for a while on this and there's not a lot out there, but I did manage to dig up two separate (but not 'official Apple') forum threads on 'teh interwebs' where users were experiencing the same thing and having the same question with the Canon 500D. Responses seem to suggest this is a bug exclusive to the Canon 500D specifically. Wasn't really enough for me to feel comfortable committing to an answer on, but thought it might add to the overall discussion...
Jan
1
comment What are the dangers of removing a lens while the camera is on?
Thanks! I'm afraid the only comment I can add to the 'dust question' is an anecdotal one... I've been using dSLR cameras for... ohhh... a decade or more now, and have never bothered turning off my camera while changing lenses... In all that time I've never lost a single picture to dust... I'll go one step further- I can't recall ever having had to erase a dust spot in Photoshop. All that seems to indicate (to me at least) that the problem of the charged sensor attracting dust- even if it is completely true- is a very minor problem at best.
Jan
1
comment Really? Why does a Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 cost almost $2,000?
Additionally, if you haven't already found them, there are a TON of lens review websites out there... Many that give incredibly detailed reviews on everything you'd ever want to know about a particular lens (and a lot you probably don't as well). Check out the community wiki post for a great cheat sheet for many of these sites: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1520/lens-review-sites
Jan
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answered What are the cons of a backpack-style camera bag?
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Dec
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revised What are the dangers of removing a lens while the camera is on?
Grammar nit picking...
Dec
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revised Is there any method to transfer edits made in Lightroom to Aperture or vice versa?
Grammer nit picking.
Dec
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revised Is there any method to transfer edits made in Lightroom to Aperture or vice versa?
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answered Is there any method to transfer edits made in Lightroom to Aperture or vice versa?
Dec
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answered What are the dangers of removing a lens while the camera is on?
Dec
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comment Are there practical differences between Canon's IS and Nikon's VR?
...aaand I think the easiest/cheapest way to discover what is 'right' for you is to rent a camera from each of the 'camps' and try them out, because while both brands handle the 'business' of exposing an image (ISO, shutter speed, aperture), they go about it in slightly different ways. Some people like the 'feel' of how Canon does it... Some people prefer Nikon. Either one will get the job done (excellently), but the chattering of a thousand fanboys will fade to the background once you've tried both brands yourself. Check out sites like lensrentals.com if you don't have a local rental house...
Dec
29
comment Are there practical differences between Canon's IS and Nikon's VR?
@Tom: As you might imagine, as a photography instructor I get the 'Canon or Nikon' question all the time. I mean... All. The. Time. ;-) It's important to remember that both Canon and Nikon equipment are capable of producing exceptional images. Both Canon and Nikon have a full range of very high quality lenses. A lot of students get 'caught in the chaff' of a zillion 'Canon vs. Nikon' debates by fanboys of various stripes that seem to litter the internet, but the thing I always tell folks is that there isn't a 'right' answer, except what is 'right' for you.
Dec
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answered Tips on how to get into Photojournalism
Dec
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answered Are there practical differences between Canon's IS and Nikon's VR?
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