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Aug
28
comment is there a real difference between “digital” and “film” lenses?
full frame means 24mm x 36mm.
Aug
28
comment is there a real difference between “digital” and “film” lenses?
OP did specify full frame, so this point seems less relevant.
Aug
4
comment What do I need to make my own camera stand with a 40" horizontal arm?
The folks at 8020.net make some very chunky, very rigid aluminum extrusions that are easy to bolt together. It'd be a great starting point.
Jul
10
answered Timelapse for sticky notes
Jul
9
answered How does TTL flash work when there are multiple flashes?
Jul
9
answered Canon 350D autofocus problem
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment Why does changing the aperture cause lag in live view and in videos?
You'd change aperture during recording for the same reason you change focus -- to account for or create a change in the scene. But you're right that it doesn't make any sense to use DOF preview during recording. Also, if you want/need to change aperture during video recording, you need a lens suited to the task, i.e. one with a smooth (declicked) manual aperture adjustment. Lag or no, changing aperture while recording video with a still lens probably won't produce the desired effect.
Jul
1
answered Composite battery adapter
Jul
1
comment Can long/heavy lenses deform the lens mount?
@MichaelClark Given this answer, how could one know when it's safe to let the lens hang from the mount and when it's not? If someone else chimes in with "I hang a heavier lens than that off my 30D with no problem," how could the OP decide whether Pakman's or the other guy's gut feeling is the right answer? What's needed here is definitive information about the strength of the EF mount.
Jun
30
answered How do extension tubes affect focusing distance?
Jun
30
comment Can long/heavy lenses deform the lens mount?
Good advice but doesn't answer the question.
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Sturdy tripod on a budget
Apr
24
accepted Canon 580EX compatible with xxxEX II flashes?
Apr
24
comment Canon 580EX compatible with xxxEX II flashes?
Indeed, since asking this question I've acquired a pair of 430EX IIs. They work just fine as slaves with the 580EX as the master, and all three also work fine as slaves with a 90EX as master.
Mar
10
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
4
revised How could film compact cameras set exposure?
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Mar
4
revised How could film compact cameras set exposure?
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Mar
3
comment How could film compact cameras set exposure?
@AJHenderson I'd assume the same thing, but compact can mean a lot of things, from the half-frame Olympus Pen F series to a Kodak Disc camera.