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May
27
comment Why is there a mechanical shutter in a digital camera?
@ybungalobill Thanks for pointing out, edited to clarify this. It appears the technology is implemented in high-end cameras, but most people just wouldn't consider million-dollar systems (or even $30k systems) a viable option for photography :)
May
26
comment Is it safe to zoom while taking a photo for the effect?
What about AF mechanism, can it be left engaged? Simpler lenses don't allow AF override, and zooming affects focus on varifocal lenses. E.g. a Canon zooms manual warns to not touch rotating parts while AF is active, but it's hard to align zooming exactly with shutter.
May
13
comment Marathon & Sports Event Photographers: Are they freelance or agency/company-related?
A photographer has quoted the rate of $.17/photo in 2013.
May
13
comment Wide angle or ultra-wide (fisheye) lens for interior and exterior architecture shots?
For your listed usage, fish-eye really isn't an option, unless you really like dramatic and fun bent houses.
May
11
comment Why is the image size different in portrait and landscape mode?
Is portrait/landscape mode the only difference? If you're using another lens as well, I'd imagine lens correction having a role here.
May
8
comment How useful is the top LCD screen on a DSLR?
And there are plenty of models where LCD cannot be tilted even without water protection cover.
May
8
comment What are some other terms for a 3/4 shot?
The Wikipedia article has a disclaimer regarding missing references, so it could be just one editor's opinion. There is a historical reason why the term developed in cinematic context, but as a notion of composition I don't see why these terms couldn't be used in photography (especially 3/4).
May
7
comment Is there any difference in image stabilization in smartphone camera and DSLR camera?
@dpollitt any references? Apple seems to claim using both digital and optical stabilization for photography on its iPhone 6 camera page: iPhone 6 Plus introduces optical image stabilization that works with the A8 chip, gyroscope, and M8 motion coprocessor to measure motion data and provide precise lens movement to compensate for hand shake in lower light. The fusing together of long- and short-exposure images also helps to reduce subject motion. This unique integration of hardware and software delivers beautiful low-light photos.
Apr
30
comment Is there any difference in image stabilization in smartphone camera and DSLR camera?
Smartphone lenses certainly aren't much wider than those Sony/Canon 10-18mm APS-C zooms, e.g. iPhone lenses have even tighter field of view than the long end of those zooms. Canon does offer wide stabilized primes (24mm, 28mm, 35mm), so perhaps it's not that similar to Nikon regarding the topic here.
Apr
30
comment Is there any difference in image stabilization in smartphone camera and DSLR camera?
Actually the Nikon's lineup does include a 16-35 FX VR wide zoom lens. Canon and Sony provide stabilization on APS-C zooms with wider end at 10mm. Pentax stabilizes any lens that mounts. So the feature is available on DSLRs for even wider focal lengths, and considered useful in situations where subject allows for a longer exposure.
Apr
27
comment How can I compare 'super-zoom' lenses to make up my mind which one I should buy?
I don't think there are any f/2.8 superzoom lenses. If you are going to suggest another category, why would you exclude prime lenses?
Apr
9
comment What is bokeh, exactly?
Does the term refer strictly to quality of background blur, or would foreground blur also qualify?
Apr
2
comment Will any non-AF lens work on a Nikon camera with built in AF already in the camera body?
On a Nikkor lens, letter G indicates that the lens communicates focus distance and does not have an aperture ring. It does not tell anything about presence or absence of internal focusing motor. There are plenty of G lenses with focusing motor and there are also AF lenses without motor and without letter G. Presence of in-lens focusing motor is indicated by letters AF-I or AF-S. And no, not all current lenses have built in motors, some are still relying on body to provide AF motor (e.g. Nikkor AF 16mm f/2.8D) and some even completely manual focus (e.g. Nikkor 50mm f/1.2).
Apr
2
comment Why is AF slow in Live View on DSLRs?
@kazanaki Yes, by using contrast detection AF they face the same problems. In the 4 years since this question was asked, several DSLR and mirrorless models have appeared that use hybrid AF alleviating the slowness by using phase detection AF sensors embedded in imaging sensor for quickly providing rough focus match which can then be fine-tuned by contrast detection.
Feb
12
comment What makes a Carl Zeiss lens so special in a smartphone?
And here it is, the Leica smartphone - Panasonic Lumix CM1
Jan
27
comment Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?
@supercat most likely, in principle you would be merging a monochrome HDR (of monochrome images from different color channels) and then toning it. With a CCD sensor, smear could ruin the weaker channel. Perhaps someone would know more when you'd ask again as a separate question. Or you could just try as an experiment.
Jan
17
comment Why isn't my variable-aperture photo more interesting?
Absolutely, although it wouldn't be the technique this question was asking about. And intended usage might limit how much you can post-process (e.g. competition rules might forbid fusing multiple exposures).
Jan
15
comment Why is manual focus off after installing a 45° split-prism focus screen?
In the easiest case, the focus screen has been inserted wrong side up.
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).