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I'm a computer and tech enthusiast with a variety of interests ranging 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'm also one of the resident spam fighters on Super User and can catch spam others miss. If you suspect that one or more posts are spam, bring it up in the Ask a Super User Moderator chat room, and be sure to ping me—I'm around most of the time. Don't forget to flag blatant spam—it takes just six spam flags from the community to delete it.

It sounds like flagging posts as spam isn't enough; they need to be flagged specifically to your attention (and what are the odds that you haven't already found it). —fixer1234 (source)

As an aside, I'm a bit of a photo enthusiast. I shoot with Pentax eqiuipment, and you can 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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Jan
6
revised What is the DT series of Sony lenses?
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Jan
6
answered What is the DT series of Sony lenses?
Jan
6
asked What happens when a Sony SLT camera is operated with mirror up?
Jan
4
revised What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?
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Dec
29
answered Is back-button autofocus possible on the Nikon D7000?
Dec
29
comment When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
I don't wish to delete the answer, but I am willing to lose acceptance. This answer nonetheless demonstrates a misconception in lens design, so it could be useful to some people. Though it is technically wrong, it's not obviously wrong, so I will keep it as the linked MSO answer advises.
Dec
29
comment When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
Note that the Canon 18-55 has five independent groups: canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/ef/data/ef-s/…
Dec
29
comment When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
@mattdm, I cannot delete it because it has been accepted.
Dec
29
revised When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
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Dec
29
revised When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
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Dec
29
comment When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
@ZachGirod, please accept Edgar Bonet's answer. My answer is incorrect. :(
Dec
29
revised When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
answer is incorrect
Dec
27
comment What camera and lens do I need to get started doing sports photography?
@mattdm, as the owner of a K-r, I can say that it does a decent job with indoor sports with the 55-300mm lens, but I still have to deal with a lens that is slow in both in terms of aperture and of autofocus. I'm afraid that even the K-r 18-55/55-300 dual lens kit might be just past his budget...
Dec
26
comment When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
@EdgarBonet, this may be true for prime lenses, but the lens in question is a zoom lens. As such, the lens configuration can change from retrofocus to telephoto as you zoom from wide to long.
Dec
26
revised When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
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Dec
26
comment When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
@StanRogers, I've expanded my answer to reflect your comment.
Dec
26
revised When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
Expanded answer
Dec
26
answered When you zoom in with a lens on an SLR why does the lens go in then out?
Dec
24
comment Why are only certain shutter speeds or apertures available?
From the linked Wikipedia article: Modern electronically-controlled interchangeable lenses, such as those from Canon and Sigma for SLR cameras, have f-stops specified internally in 1/8-stop increments, so the cameras' 1/3-stop settings are approximated by the nearest 1/8-stop setting in the lens. This holds for Sigma's lenses for the SA mount because the SA mount used in the Sigma SD15 and SD1 is electronically compatible with the Canon EF mount.
Dec
24
comment Why are only certain shutter speeds or apertures available?
@MattGrum, see Wikipedia: F-number