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bio website 365project.org/imrelumiste
location Finland
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
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Nov
25
comment Why use JPEG instead of RAW?
There has been a question for comparing RAW vs JPEG neutrally (including JPEG's advantages) on the site since day 1 - What are the pros and cons when shooting in RAW vs JPEG?
Nov
16
comment Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?
S-to-L scale does refer to resolution on this camera, options for compression ratio are Fine/Normal (manual pages 57-58).
Nov
14
comment Is digiscoping a good alternative to using a super-telephoto lens for birding?
It must be noted, though, that a DSLR was used without mirror lock-up; serious digiscopers seem to prefer mirrorless cameras for less weight and less shake during exposure (which might have helped with sharpness). Also, photographer's experience was strong with lenses and none with scopes.
Oct
30
comment How to take unreal looking flower shots?
Scanography is actually a genre of photography (using light-sensitive device/material to produce an image), so it is a photograph albeit not taken using a camera. Perhaps the most accessible way of digital large format.
Oct
2
comment Are the aperture, ISO and shutter speed stops perfectly interchangeable?
ISO also often affects dynamic range; and on film, grain size.
Sep
22
comment How can I hack 35mm film into a 120mm camera and have it safely received?
You can rewind to the spool of the original cassette by rotating the spool end with fingers while hands and film are still in the bag. Once rewound, the cassette can be taken out.
Sep
19
comment What is the definition of portrait photography?
@Ian that has been discussed here: Can the subject of a portrait be an animal?
Sep
10
comment Why do macro lenses have such recessed front elements?
To me, the answer seems to be here - (Yes, it can be done...) The extra-long exterior provides stability. Considering the thin depth of field, a slight wobble would have significantly more effect in macro compared to far-distance telephotography.
Sep
7
comment What is the Rule of Odds?
@AndyBlankertz Rule of Fibonacci is about placement, not number of objects like Rule of Odds, so they are not mutually exclusive
Sep
7
comment What is the Rule of Odds?
@MichaelBorgwardt while my answer states 3 objects always form a line or triangle, placing objects inside each other would actually form neither of them. E.g. you could take a picture of a jar containing a drinking glass containing a shot glass - 3 similar objects, but no line or triangle. Such arrangement is exceptionally rare though.
Sep
4
comment How to enable Canon AF with teleconverter?
@peter_budo I rarely ever use a TC, especially with a slowish lens, so I haven't needed to act upon this advice; and currently I don't have any Canon stuff at hand. That said, it's hard to imagine how trying this out would not be worth the piece of tape and couple of minutes it takes when you'd need the AF.
May
28
comment When should I prefer 2-way or 4-way macro focusing rails?
Perhaps macro 3D imaging would also benefit from the 4-way rails.
May
9
comment How do I get over my shyness when taking photos of strangers?
@ManiacOne thanks for the notice, apparently spammers had taken over that site. I replaced the link.
Mar
27
comment Workflow tool for Race number OCR
Having done both race photography and software development in considerable amounts, I doubt pure OCR would give any satisfying results. Perhaps on car races. But on human participants, the bibs are so often folded and/or partially hidden that fixing all the resulting errors would still require sifting through the whole batch.
Mar
27
comment How do I take flattering photos of people with acne (scarring)?
@teylyn The product is a physical filter that takes time to screw on a lens, and the nature of demonstrated feature requires a human model (preferably alive one). The pose and lighting in images looks similar enough to draw conclusions; unfortunately, the low resolution hides any effect of the filter.
Mar
25
comment What is the Rule of Odds?
With just one element in focus, the problem of eye ending up at negative space should not occur. So the effect comes down to how easy it is to visually pair the objects.
Mar
20
comment Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?
Support situation isn't that much better in camera department. E.g. the G3 firmware was released around 2003; EOS 5D, replaced by mkII in 2008, received its latest update in 2009.
Mar
20
comment Is there a way to determine if photo was taken at sunrise or sunset?
With a digital image, EXIF timestamp would be my first thing to look for.
Feb
22
comment Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?
Another option to consider would be an older entry-level camera, letting you try out for cheap if that DSLR stuff works for you and if it does, saving a bunch of money for lenses (which, arguably, should be the priority). Disclaimer: I started that way, bought a bunch of lenses, and upgraded body a few years later, when I knew what I needed.
Feb
20
comment Which prime lens for Pentax?
And the 560mm is missing from this list, too (pushing the 300mm and 31mm down to 3rd and 4th most expensive).