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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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Feb
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answered My EFS 17-85 lens doesn't focus or click a picture
Jan
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comment Using carbon-fiber tripods in cold weather: safe temperatures, precautions, and effects of failure
Good point. Never thought of the the leg locks as a potential issue.
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Jan
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comment Why don't professional SLR cameras use SD or SDHC memory?
@MichaelClark: That's a CFast card. CFast is intended as a successor to CF and uses the SATA interface used by modern hard drives instead of PATA.
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answered Why don't professional SLR cameras use SD or SDHC memory?
Nov
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comment Cannot read SanDisk memory card on Canon 600D: Err 70
@SimonN: To indicate that your question has been resolved, you can answer your own question and accept it as the best answer by clicking on the "check" symbol below the voting controls. You do not need to edit the title of your question to indicate that it is resolved. See also: Is it OK to add [Solved] to the title of a question?
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answered Cannot read SanDisk memory card on Canon 600D: Err 70
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Aug
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comment Water-damaged Canon EOS 550 giving Err 70
According to this, Err 70 indicates some kind of image processing or memory card problem.
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revised Water-damaged Canon EOS 550 giving Err 70
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Aug
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comment How do I troubleshoot the “Error, press shutter release button again” message on my Nikon D3000?
You meant: "Error. Press shutter release button again." This is a fairly common issue with many Nikon DSLR cameras, and it usually indicates a mechanical problem with the shutter or mirror unit. It is most prevalent with the D40, D40x, and D60, but can occur with newer models as well.
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accepted Why are compressed-gas dusters not recommended on the mirror of an SLR camera?
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comment What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?
@ides: Yes. This condition typically only arises when an extender is used. Note that the relevant aperture value is the maximum aperture. Even if your lens stops down to f/11, f/16, etc., what matters is the smallest f/number (largest aperture) the lens supports.