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location Conegliano, Italy
age 26
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Aug 26 at 10:30

Sep
14
answered Is the Canon 28mm f/2.8 sharp and good compared to the 18-55mm kit lens?
Sep
13
comment How to photograph a snowy landscape?
first, welcome to photo.SE! then, this is at least quite inaccurate. 2.5 f-stops below medium grey is black? Not at all. Photographs in general can display a range of 5 stops? No, luckily it is more than that :-)
Sep
12
comment How do I eliminate green-screen bounce?
+1 for solving the problem in reality while keeping it easy, fast and cheap and (I would say) getting better results. Instead of white (if that gave strong undesired light reflection from the background) one could use black or grey, or some color - except green on cherry red ;-)
Sep
7
revised How do I select all pixels that match an exact color value in Adobe Photoshop?
added 213 characters in body
Sep
7
answered How do I select all pixels that match an exact color value in Adobe Photoshop?
Sep
7
comment Does anyone know if the D400 is coming out at all and if it is, when is it coming out?
+ 1 for the patience and sheer common sense
Sep
7
answered Control and option comparison between the Nikon D7000 and the D300s?
Aug
11
comment Which second-hand lens for under $1k would be best for taking pictures of distant birds?
I assure you every implication of your objection about AF and AF-S is crystal clear to me. just for the record, I wanted to point out a lens which is arguably optically and (even more) mechanically superior if compared with the first two lenses you mentioned, and at least as good as the third; its price NEW is just slightly higher than the budget we're talking about, still used it's quite easily available for less. Not criticizing your answer, just adding to it :-)
Aug
11
comment Which second-hand lens for under $1k would be best for taking pictures of distant birds?
In fact I noted it's AF, but that's not so great a defect. He didn't say if his camera has a built-in af motor, if not, peace. I just thought it deserved a mention :-) By the way you can find it (both used and new) at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, bhphotovideo.com, adorama.com and calumetphoto.com (it's in stock at least at calumet and at b&h, and there are some used and open-box for less money at adorama)
Aug
11
comment What advice do you have on choosing between Canon 60D and Nikon D7000?
your reasons are not consistent: the number of shots in auto bracketing is irrelevant if compared to all the features a photogrpher needs, there's no evidence or common belief one brand has better weather sealing, the choice of lenses is so large with both makers there's no way of saying which one has more, ...
Aug
11
comment Which second-hand lens for under $1k would be best for taking pictures of distant birds?
a used nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AF is actually under $1k (a bit more than $1k new) and it's a tough, high quality lens. After all one must not forget it makes little sense to buy a camera from "big names" and not use their great brand glass.
Aug
10
revised Which of these three prime lenses should I choose for my Canon 5D Mark II?
corrected spelling (warrantee > warranty)
Aug
10
suggested suggested edit on Which of these three prime lenses should I choose for my Canon 5D Mark II?
Aug
9
comment Why are my photos slightly yellower than they should be on iPad 1st gen?
@mattdm - this makes it much less worthy to buy a colorimeter for the iPad, unless one is planning to also calibrate all his other screens.
Aug
8
revised Why are my photos slightly yellower than they should be on iPad 1st gen?
fixed links
Aug
8
comment Why are my photos slightly yellower than they should be on iPad 1st gen?
just fixed both links, but my edits need to be peer reviewed to actually work.
Aug
8
suggested suggested edit on Why are my photos slightly yellower than they should be on iPad 1st gen?
Jul
19
comment Between Nikon 18-55mm II and 50mm f/1.8, which suits my needs better?
+1 for our slimy devil's advocate :-)
Jul
19
comment Between Nikon 18-55mm II and 50mm f/1.8, which suits my needs better?
For many reasons I agree the 50 f/1.8 is the lens to go (at least in most cases) among these two, however the nikkor 18-55 is not a poor lens by any means. It's not fast nor sturdy, still its good image quality (talking of contrast, sharpness, chromatic aberrations and flare) and versatility are quite a matter of fact.
Jun
27
answered How to speed up autofocus on moving subjects under low-light conditions?