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location Conegliano, Italy
age 25
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seen Mar 16 at 3:23

Mar
5
comment How could film compact cameras set exposure?
I'm aware many cameras have no electronics at all, still the vast majority of compacts from the past 20/30 years, even the cheapest and simplest, has some. In fact the OP admitted his camera had batteries "for the flash", so it had some electronics in the first place. If it had NO controls (except the shutter button) it probably needed a meter to know when flash was needed. mattdm, your mother's camera is a slightly exotic model from the 70's, probably not what the OP had, i'm thinking more recent all-plastic small body 35mm film. I find it hard to understand downvotes to this answer.
Sep
20
comment Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?
@KaushikGhose Hope I was of some help and hope you find the right gear, have fun :)
Sep
19
comment Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?
@KaushikGhose I have a couple old Nikon lenses that I like a lot, but I always end up shooting with the 35mm/1.8 AF-S DX. I'd like to be able to afford something else, but it really doesn't feel limiting to have just that, and I'm happy to use it all the time. Have you checked it out?
Sep
19
comment Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?
@KaushikGhose Yep, they're not cheap. But as far as GOOD lenses go, 250 is cheap and really worth it. That said, I think the AF-D lenses are great: built tough, plastic just on the outside, great optics and in most cases they cost less than any other equivalent older or newer nikon lens. However some old MF Nikon lens can be bought (used) for less, say about 100€ (I know prices in euros). Maybe in the end it's cheaper to get a D80 or D90 and buy AF-D lenses... much better quality for the price, compared to new (cheap) stuff, and easier to get than good MF.
Sep
17
comment What cameras have aperture controls on the lens?
And they're quite easy to find at better prices than similar, sometimes optically equal G lenses.
Sep
5
comment How do I make a panorama from multiple rows and columns?
What you talk about is, from a technical standpoint, a panorama, so the tools you can use to achieve your goal can actually be the same you would use for what you call "a panorama". Some panorama tools may not be up to the task of stitching images on a grid (as opposed to a straight line, if I understood your question), but Hugin or Photoshop's photomerge should both do, even for compositions larger and more complex than what you need.
Jul
24
comment Does Expeed 3 make D3200 better than D5100?
Thanks for your valuable insights. Should I update my answer?
May
9
comment What times and settings should I use for taking pictures of stars at night and falling stars?
I believe you mean Bahtinov.
Apr
4
comment Are 2 megapixels enough for HD resolution pictures?
I'm downvoting this answer, even though it's well written, and here's why: almost every camera, through Bayer interpolation, gives pictures with the same number of pixel as its sensor. This is commonly accepted. If one talks about a 12MP digital photo we can safely assume it came from a 12MP camera which technically has a 12MP sensor. On the other hand we're talking about resolution but we need to address aspect ratios and image quality as a whole. Interpolation is there with the quality loss it implies, but that's a different issue.
Mar
15
comment How can I get better focus results with my Nikon D90 at a fashion show?
@PavloDyban 3D is a settings affecting the way the AF system chooses which area of the frame to focus on. Continuous, single-servo or auto is instead used to determine whether focus is to be always kept or to be locked as soon as it is attained.
Feb
19
comment Why does my Nikon D5000 stop live view after 30 seconds?
The default behavior for live view is to stop after 30s ONLY if you're not shooting or recording. Otherwise your camera must be seriously broken, or recording is not actually starting.
Feb
14
comment Why does my Nikon D5000 stop live view after 30 seconds?
The OP didn't mention this "No movie" issue.
Feb
14
comment Why does my Nikon D5000 stop live view after 30 seconds?
DSLR video always takes place in live view mode as the mirror needs to be raised for light to continuosly hit the sensor, thus obscuring the viewfinder. This might not be the case in cameras with a translucent mirror, like those from Sony.
Jan
16
comment How do I capture streets and amusement parks at night with a Nikon D40?
I wouldn't suggest using the 35mm 1.8 DX for night photography if the intended subjects are those mentioned by the OP. It's a great lens for most purposes, still it has the worst flare issues of any lens i've tried. Weird green blobs almost always appear when bright "bare" light sources (e.g. streetlamps) are in the frame. Besides that it has no distance scale, which could be very useful for night photography, and the focus ring doesn't stop at infinity.
Jun
22
comment Is facebook applying some undetectable color profile or is firefox's color management nonsense?
The second image actually looks much more saturated to me (in firefox, but they look exactly the same using every other program). Sorry I'm spamming the comments, it feels like that's where this kind of reply belongs.
Jun
22
comment Is facebook applying some undetectable color profile or is firefox's color management nonsense?
No, it can't be a matter of AdobeRGB. I always and only shoot sRGB and I'm well aware of that. And I checked these particular shots many times also today, they're sRGB right out of camera.
Jun
22
comment Is facebook applying some undetectable color profile or is firefox's color management nonsense?
I added some detail at the bottom of the question. It's strange what you say, I have absolutely no problem with tagged or untagged images, using any software except firefox, which only behaves well with the untagged ones.
Jun
22
comment Is facebook applying some undetectable color profile or is firefox's color management nonsense?
ah, I've added samples. How do they look to you?
Jun
22
comment Is facebook applying some undetectable color profile or is firefox's color management nonsense?
I've never had problem with untagged images... Is it possible for my problem to depend on operating systems?
Jun
22
comment Is facebook applying some undetectable color profile or is firefox's color management nonsense?
Very interesting, thanks. AFAIK every browser assumes pictures are in the sRGB color space, so why do they say it's not so and assign the "facebook profile"? don't they mix the concepts of profile and color space? isn't sRGB a standard on the web? I don't really think I'm smarter than the facebook guys, there's just something I can't understand. And the complete inadequacy of firefox baffles me. Its rendition of color does a worse damage to photos than an uncalibrated monitor can do.