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Inspired by Thaddeus at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, I'm developing a new post style to make my answers better and more readable. I expect this style to evolve over the coming weeks and months as I continue to work on improving it. If you have any feedback or suggestions about this new style, come talk with me in chat and I'll listen.


I'm a computer and tech enthusiast with a variety of interests, from video games to fountain pens.

I take the accuracy and correctness of my contributions very seriously. If you find any problems with my posts, feel free to edit them or let me know in chat if you have any questions or comments.

I also enjoy taking pictures—I use a Pentax K-5 and a small selection of Pentax lenses. You can also find me on Pentax Forums.


Gravatar derived from D&D red dragon on Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of LittleDrakon, CC BY-SA

Note that I'm not really into tabletop RPGs. I simply felt that this image suits me best.

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accepted Why are compressed-gas dusters not recommended on the mirror of an SLR camera?
Oct
25
accepted Pentax P-TTL: Why and when does underexposure occur and what can I do?
Sep
28
accepted Why does Nikon warn about banding at high ISOs when using autofocus on Nikon D4 or D800?
Sep
18
accepted Why are there no autofocus tilt-shift lenses? or, why do tilt-shift movements appear to be incompatible with phase-detection autofocus?
Aug
31
accepted Pentax DA L 55-300mm lens very soft--is it broken?
Aug
14
accepted For the same number of shots, does continuous shooting wear out a shutter or other mechanical parts faster than single shots?
Jul
11
accepted What is the significance of the word “Color” in the names of some older lenses?
May
29
accepted How important is a backup camera body?
May
14
accepted How can a teleconverter allow manual focus lenses to autofocus?
May
6
accepted How do I get myself to think about every shot using modern digital equipment?
May
6
accepted What are ED elements?
Apr
27
accepted What is “exposure safety shift”?
Apr
22
accepted Should I be concerned about the movement of control dials on a battery grip when the camera is moved in or out of a camera bag?
Apr
10
accepted Will I benefit from using very fast (> 30 MB/s) SD cards in a non-UHS enabled camera?
Apr
5
accepted What does shot noise in color images look like?
Mar
30
accepted What is an “image plane indicator”?
Mar
25
accepted Pentax K-5: Is it worth using the Premium JPEG quality setting?
Mar
22
accepted Besides several Pentax DSLRs, what cameras are rated for operation below 0 °C (32 °F)?
Mar
21
accepted Why can't I view an edited image on my camera?
Feb
23
accepted Using carbon-fiber tripods in cold weather: safe temperatures, precautions, and effects of failure