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by Jakub

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bio website 365project.org/imrelumiste
location Finland
age 35
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
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Jun
22
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
22
comment How can I get sharp manual focus despite poor eyesight?
@Evan I see why you might be worried, but recent Sony sensors have been quite good in the high ISO department and random noise different in each Live View frame should be quite easy to discard from analysis. This really should be tested with a real camera to tell for sure; unfortunately, I have no access to any Sony cameras. Perhaps you should ask it as a new question?
Jun
22
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
@jrista upvotes and comments on the question and answers seem to disagree with your opinion - there are members in community who have found them useful. I did my best to craft the question according to FAQ and feedback received. Why not improve the question and provide a better answer, as suggested in the FAQ?
Jun
21
answered How can I get sharp manual focus despite poor eyesight?
Jun
21
revised Why is 1/250th second used as shutter speed when using a speedlight with my Nikon D7000?
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21
revised Why is 1/250th second used as shutter speed when using a speedlight with my Nikon D7000?
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21
answered Why is 1/250th second used as shutter speed when using a speedlight with my Nikon D7000?
Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
@rfusca actually, he also suggests a $600+ "almost as good" package near the end of article. Perhaps the takeaway idea in @Jakub's answer is "Don't expect to use something cheap and get away with it". IMHO for any piece of equipment, we can make the argument that if it's significantly cheaper than all competing products at the generally accepted "good enough" level, it is also clearly inferior to that "good enough" level in some important way.
Jun
20
asked Is digiscoping a good alternative to using a super-telephoto lens for birding?
Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
Since most of the answers give more generic advice than pointing to specific items/categories, I edited the question for a better match to the answers it has brought.
Jun
20
revised What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
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Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
@Billy NAS is "Nikon Acquisition Syndrome", a progressive disease starting with an itchy wallet that makes its victim collect more Nikon gear than reasonable for the amount and variety of photos the victim takes.
Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
With reviews, I'd say it's important to look for context of the reviewer. If it's missing or much different than yours, there are certainly aspects of usage important for you but not covered in the review. In any case, relying on a single review should be avoided in favor of a more thorough research.
Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
+1 for renting on a weekly basis - a day or two might not be enough for learning how to use new gear efficiently.
Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
As Thom Hogan suggests, cost of several inadequate tripods bought as upgrades for each other would get you a nice lens.
Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
@jwenting "wasting" is better defined in my question text - the item fails to solve well the problem it was bought/rented to solve.
Jun
20
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20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
@rfusca edited to make it clear only the worst cases are expected as answers, so it's more in line with apparently well-accepted questions "What are the best techniques for ...". The actual problem here is that my wish list is much longer than my available budget, so any experiences helping to avoid common traps are warmly welcome. I think Jerry Coffin's answer about long lenses or Thom Hogan's article on avoiding unstable tripods are excellent examples of good answers to this question.