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May
2
comment Suggestions for a passport collage
"Creative ideas" are more-or-less out of scope for this site. For a "how to with Gimp," if you want to use just parts of each image, that's been asked at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/21504/… .
Apr
28
answered What type of camera can work in extreme weather conditions?
Apr
27
comment Tips for capturing fast-moving rally cars in low light?
You don't necessarily want to freeze the cars. Panning may provide better results; a too-fast shutter speed will make the cars look like they're parked, not moving quickly. Also, look at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/12839/… for more advice.
Apr
27
comment Why are there white dots on my night time photo?
@nwcs but there are no light sources in the image posted on that lensrentals blog post. Take a picture of a streetlight at night with the same lens and you will definitely see the cracks (they'd act like a star filter in front of the lens). Sprinkle a few water droplets on your lens and take some pictures of bright things, and you'll see the water droplets, like this water spray on my lens: i.stack.imgur.com/zyMLd.jpg
Apr
26
comment How do I decide on a camera/lens with high zoom range?
@PatFarrell I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree with that statement. An entry-level DSLR may not cost much more than a superzoom, but the closest equivalent lens you can buy, like the $600 Tamron 18-270, doubles that price! Matching the zoom range of a superzoom is extremely expensive in the DSLR world, and also can't be done with a single lens. (There's a quality difference, yes -- but not if you are viewing your pictures resized to fit your computer monitor.)
Apr
25
comment Why shave a cropped-frame fisheye lens instead of buying a full-frame one?
You save a lot more than $150 if you already own the 10.5mm!
Apr
23
comment Open standards in digital photography
@RussellMcMahon that's too bad! Do you have any more info on that (I honestly haven't followed CHDK since I got my DSLR)? I took a quick look at chdk.wikia.com/wiki/For_Developers and the SX40 seems to be at least partially working, and the S100 forum thread shows that a couple people have CHDK working on their S100.
Apr
23
answered Open standards in digital photography
Apr
19
comment Is staging, live baiting and sedating animals in wildlife photography a common practice?
Shades of Marty Stouffer (I loved his show, growing up).
Apr
18
comment What cheap colour calibrators are available for Linux?
@mattdm can't wait to see your writeup. I'm still on the preorder list.
Apr
14
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
14
comment Which lenses should I take on a honeymoon trip to Alaska?
@JonathonCraig I wouldn't say that new lenses would be wasted, no. But the more expensive lenses tend to be specialized for certain tasks. It's best to learn your style first and figure out what about your current lenses is holding you back, so that you will get the best-for-you lens next.
Apr
14
revised Can I use an old Olympus-mount lens on a Canon DSLR?
re-focused the question by editing the title to reflect the OP's edit
Apr
14
answered Apart from birds/wildlife and sports what are some “artistic” uses for telephoto lenses?
Apr
13
comment Can I use an old Olympus-mount lens on a Canon DSLR?
It could still be anything: third-party lens manufacturers usually make several versions of each lens, to fit several different camera brands. You'll probably need to look at the back of the lens itself to figure out. If you post a picture someone here might recognize it; or try a site like rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-99.html
Apr
13
comment What is the difference between EF and EF-S lenses?
For a really great answer, you should post pictures of lenses with those markings! Also: red dot, white square ;)
Apr
13
comment Can I use an old Olympus-mount lens on a Canon DSLR?
It depends on the mount -- Vivitar made lenses for many different mounts. By "No. 22" do you mean the first two digits of the serial number, like at cameraquest.com/VivLensManuf.htm , or something else? Also, a picture of the mount might help in identifying it.
Apr
13
comment How can I work around metering issues with adapted lenses on a Canon DSLR?
I have the same problem with my 30D and unchipped adapters for my Nikon and M42 lenses, although the behavior depends on the lens (some are overexposed, some under; some are correct wide open, others only when stopped down). I've been meaning to ask the same question!
Apr
12
answered Which lenses should I take on a honeymoon trip to Alaska?