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Jun
7
revised Is it practical and worthwhile to fit old SLR lenses to mirrorless digital cameras?
grrrr
Jun
7
answered Is it practical and worthwhile to fit old SLR lenses to mirrorless digital cameras?
Jun
5
comment Can the sun damage the camera sensor? Under what conditions?
No sensor damage, but the only case of camera damage I've seen online (with pictures of the damage) from exposure to the sun is: the-digital-picture.com/Help/Flare.aspx
Jun
2
comment What do I need to know before attempting to photograph Venus in transit?
Are you using a telescope? Venus will be a very small dot across the sun. I don't want to dissuade you from experimenting, but... you might do better by going to a transit party and capturing pictures of the event and the people there.
Jun
1
comment Why color and saturation is less on compact than on DSLR?
Take a look at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/19580/… . I don't think sensor size has much to do with color/saturation. Different classes of cameras and cameras from different brands probably have different levels of post-processing, though, which does have a large effect on saturation. If you're seeing something specific, maybe you can post sample pictures (and tell us what color settings are in use in each camera)?
Jun
1
comment Why color and saturation is less on compact than on DSLR?
What contrast and saturation settings did you use on each camera?
May
30
comment What program can I use to combine approximately 1000 .jpg images into a slideshow video (.mov, .mpg, .avi, or similar)?
also see photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1254/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/21089/… . One for OS X and one for Linux, but both have answers that mention ffmpeg, which I believe is available for Windows.
May
29
comment How can I make an interesting, unique photograph of a city skyline?
Cool. Just checking. I see you know what you're doing :)
May
29
comment How can I make an interesting, unique photograph of a city skyline?
FYI, since you included a copyright logo on your image and some people seemed surprised during a recent discussion on meta, per the footer at the bottom of this page all contributions to photo-se (including that copy of that image) are CC BY-SA 3.0.
May
29
comment DSLR Sensors vs Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensors, Product Recommendation
You might want to look at getting more than just the kit 18-55 lens. I don't want to overwhelm you, but take a look at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/18394/… and also its linked questions. For shooting still objects (what size are they? That will affect your lens decision), you probably want "any DSLR," a good lens, a good tripod, and good lighting -- in other words, the camera itself is a relatively small part of the system.
May
24
comment How doable is a Nikon mod for the Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2?
Cheap is nice: I got (through Amazon) Cameta.com's white-box E-PL1 for $150. It has a couple stops of in-body image stabilization and a dedicated button (though it's not easy to press with my thumb, and has to be pressed twice, and you have to hit another button to get out of the mode) for zooming so you can focus. Cons: there are no dials (but who cares if you're shooting in Av and are setting aperture on the lens) and the high-ISO performance isn't anything amazing (it's comparable to my Canon 30D). Also no viewfinder, so tracking moving subjects at arms' length is pretty difficult.
May
23
revised Calculate object size when I have physical pixel size
bulletize the list so it looks prettier
May
23
comment How doable is a Nikon mod for the Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2?
Unless you can shave quite a bit off the rear of that lens, I'd guess you won't be able to focus more than a foot away. The Canon FD mount is 42mm, so the FD-EOS difference is less than the Minolta-Nikon difference, and, well: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/9146/… . FWIW I got an old u4/3 body so I could use my Konica and Minolta lenses. It's not as good as my DSLR, but it sure beats film.
May
22
revised Looking for a reasonably priced wide angle lens
corrected the name of the lens. I assume you meant the 17-55, not the ~$850 15-85.
May
21
comment Looking for a reasonably priced wide angle lens
Did your camera not come with an 18-55?
May
20
comment What type of wide-angled lens is the best option for photographing rooms in a hotel?
How are you going to use your pictures? Just put smallish versions (600-1200 pixels along the longest edge) on your website? Or larger images, and if so, how big?
May
17
comment Why picture quality decreasing with very big apperture?
When you change aperture but not shutter speed or ISO, your exposure will change. From f/12 to f/32 is about 3 stops, so if you kept your shutter speed and ISO the same but changed aperture from f/12 to f/32 you'd get 1/(2^3) or about 1/8 as much light in the f/32 picture as the f/12 picture. If you use a longer shutter speed to compensate, you need to keep the camera steady (for example, put it on a tripod) or else the movement of the camera can cause the picture to be blurry.
May
11
comment Software to keep track of pictures taken
It requires some discipline (manually taking meta-pictures), and may not work for you, but is "using additional pictures as metadata" a solution? So when you're about to start taking pictures of a swimmer, take a picture of the piece of paper with their name on it (with your finger or a pencil pointing to the name if the sheet is crowded), then take the pictures of that person. Or, take the pictures of the person then take the metadata picture.
May
10
comment How to not be ignored when talking to another photographer with significantly better gear?
If they're professionals, and on the clock, they're probably more interested in doing their jobs than talking about them. I'd be pretty irritated if a non-programmer I didn't know wandered into my cubicle and started asking me why I chose to use Python rather than C, or started making guesses about what kind of application I was writing.
May
9
answered How outdated is the Nikon D80?