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Jan
31
comment What is the best lens for taking photos of birds?
Okay, that appears to have a 28-504mm (35mm equivalent) lens; 504/1.6=315, so a 300mm lens would have just slightly less reach than you're used to.
Jan
31
answered What is the best lens for taking photos of birds?
Jan
30
comment Difference in picture sharpness between Canon and Nikon?
Yes, that's the right lens.
Jan
30
answered Difference in picture sharpness between Canon and Nikon?
Jan
30
comment Difference in picture sharpness between Canon and Nikon?
"both are way below the Canon" --> you meant "Nikon," right?
Jan
29
comment How to get started with fashion photography?
+1 for emphasizing practice. Taking a training class with a professional model and professional photographer to impart advice might not hurt, either.
Jan
29
comment What is something you learned recently about your gear that you wish you discovered earlier?
I'm curious. What exactly do you mean by this? Can you post an example picture or two?
Jan
29
answered What is something you learned recently about your gear that you wish you discovered earlier?
Jan
29
answered What options do I have for a normal and fast prime lens for a Canon APS-C camera?
Jan
29
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Jan
19
comment What can you do with embedded GPS locally?
Thanks, that showed me what I was doing wrong (the calculation is /60/60 for seconds instead of *.01/60).
Jan
19
comment What can you do with embedded GPS locally?
I looked at the exif data, and it says Latitude is "45.00, 30.00, 32.27" and Longitude is "73.00, 33.00, 6.77" (other fields indicate N and W). 45+30/60+.01*32.27/60=45.505378. 73+33/60+.01*6.77/60=73.551128. I plugged 45.505378, -73.551128 into google maps, and looked up that building, and used the ruler tool (from labs) to measure from the point I calculated to the front of that building: got about 430 yards. I'm just guessing on those calculations, though, really; if you know of a more correct way to use those numbers I'd love to hear it.
Jan
19
comment What can you do with embedded GPS locally?
There is an EXIF tag in the file you shared labelled "Direction of movement" (0x000f) and it has a value of 94.41 (I assume that's in degrees, so East?). But that is certainly different that orientation! If its name accurately describes its behavior, it would only be useful if you take pictures pointed in the direction in which you were moving. There is also a tag "Orientation" and its value is "top - left" so I think that is more likely landscape vs. portrait. No EXIF tag includes "compass" in its label. You might try some experiments with 'exif -l' and 'exif -t 0x000f filename'
Jan
19
comment What can you do with embedded GPS locally?
The location information appears to be off by about 430 yards. Is that typical accuracy for that camera? Is there a different (more accurate (I assume also more power-hungry)) GPS mode?
Jan
18
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Jan
18
comment What can you do with embedded GPS locally?
+1 to wallyk's question: please post a photo somewhere with all the EXIF data intact for the rest of us to play with!
Jan
18
comment What can you do with embedded GPS locally?
Are you sure that the spec means "the direction that you were facing" by 'orientation'? When I hear 'orientation' my first thought is, "did I have my camera held in landscape or portrait mode."
Jan
18
comment Is it worth it to buy an FD-EOS adapter, or is it better to exchange a misbought lens?
A list of mounts that you can adapt to EOS is available at bobatkins.com/photography/eosfaq/manual_focus_EOS.html (I have M42, Nikon, and T adapters).
Jan
18
answered Is it worth it to buy an FD-EOS adapter, or is it better to exchange a misbought lens?
Jan
17
comment What are some smaller digital cameras with remote shutter releases?
On top of that, I believe you also need to enable the shutter release by running a script. I think you'd need to scroll through a menu or two each time you turn on the camera in order to start the shutter release script. If the goal is to minimize the physical requirements needed to use the camera, CHDK might not be the answer.