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bio website khedron.livejournal.com
location Ohio
age 41
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Apr 22 at 1:10
Programmer, sci-fi reader, lucky enough to have the mythical Lisp Day Job.

Apr
16
comment Which lens do I need for a christening?
I'm guessing f/1.2 is not an option, but yes, f/1.8 is generally available for reasonable price. Also, depending on poster's location, they may be able to rent a lens for a special occasion.
Mar
4
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Disassembled! The lenses themselves are still solidly encased in their sections, which is a bit of a disappointment, but the manual aperture rings are a lot of fun to play with.
Feb
27
accepted any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Feb
27
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
@Nelson - I've seen those sold! This wouldn't be a mug, it'd be a thermos. ;-)
Feb
26
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
I'll be sure to do it in secret, then. =)
Feb
26
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Mostly asking if there's a safety reason of any kind - not that I can imagine much of one (for example, if the glass had sharp edges, I could put electrical tape on the outside). But also asking in case anyone suggests a use for this big old lens intact that I hadn't thought of.
Feb
26
asked any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Jan
5
comment My “flag” option is gone from Aperture — where did it go and how do I get it back?
Hi @Dawn - can you post a link to a screenshot of what you are seeing? Shift-cmd-3 to grab entire screen(s), shift-cmd-4 to grab a portion of the screen. It'll save to a png or pdf, usually to your desktop. If you can show me what you're seeing, that might help. Also, what version of Aperture are you using? That will be available under the Aperture > About Aperture menu option. For reference, I'm on 3.5.1 now.
Aug
11
comment Compability of Kenko DGX PR0300 2.0X C-AF F4.5 for Canon and a Canon 55-250mm lens
You know, the red circle doesn't align with the white box when I try it, as you'd expect.
Aug
11
answered Compability of Kenko DGX PR0300 2.0X C-AF F4.5 for Canon and a Canon 55-250mm lens
Jul
20
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Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
19
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
@DavidRussell - good tip, thanks. I'll coordinate with the groom to figure out who can do that (since it won't be the groom).
Jun
12
comment Does a Canon STM lens autofocus more quickly and accurately on a high-end camera body?
I'm disappointed with the 1st video you link above - on the non-hybrid AF camera they say the STM lens "focuses instantly" and "the non-STM is a little slower", when the times are 3.09s vs 3.17s. Those are virtually indistinguishable. Also, they're talking about Live View AF - none of this matters for using the old-fashioned (standard) optical view finder. If live view & movies are what you're about, that's great, but otherwise I think this is a basically just marketing material.
Jun
12
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
@mattdm - I don't think it's a duplicate since I was aiming for advice on taking pictures of groups outdoors, and the wedding was just the context. But believe me, I've read through that page more than a few times in the past few months!
Jun
12
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
Thanks for the feedback. Michael C. is right, it's my wife's sister and wife's sister's fiance in question, but otherwise your advice is apropos. =) I will keep in mind to have narrower aperture for smaller groups as you suggest. I'm renting the 70-200 f/2.8 II and 24-70 f/2.8 II for the weekend and, as you and I think AJ Henderson suggested, skipping the macro. I was just thinking of ring shots & cake details, but will use the 70-200 for that instead. Thanks for the advice!
Jun
11
accepted outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
Jun
10
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
I like your examples - thanks! I understand the raw statistical angle; thanks for the tip on manipulating that. 50mm on FF is about equivalent to rfusca's suggestion of 30-35mm on crop. Do you actually do 4'x3' prints? I have never tried. I would be very surprised if the particular people involved in the wedding want prints that big; digital photoframes are more the style for most of them. ;-) 1/50s - wow. Maybe it was the little kids raring to go Easter egg hunting, or maybe I was shakier than usual, but my pictures of 4-year-olds standing & primed to race were way too blurry.
Jun
9
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
Thanks. For some pictures I took of a group of kids, I was very worried about this, and was between f/8 and f/11, with shutter speeds around 1/50s. The results were terrible. And to make it worse, I was too close (10'?) and using a field of view around 20mm (on crop). Curved & with a lot of motion blur due to moving kids. I'll try to get back farther, use a more normal angle (30-35 was suggested by @rfusca). And take lots and lots of pictures.
Jun
9
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
Thanks, will do.