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location Lebanon, NH
age 27
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seen Feb 5 '13 at 17:45

Aug
15
awarded  Excavator
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
22
comment Why does AWB mode on my camera produce a blue tinge in photographs?
@Anisha - just because the picture isn't perfect doesn't mean AWB is "useless." Since you're not capturing RAW you don't have any way of seeing what the photo would've looked like without white balance, but there's a good chance it would look worse than this. You can always do edits in post-processing to tweak it (although as jrista alludes, this works best with RAW data).
May
29
comment Is digital zoom really useful?
It's sort of misleading to say that digital zoom only crops "around the center," since you can recompose as you're shooting and frame it however you want. It's true that you can't change the composition later, though.
May
29
awarded  Nice Answer
May
28
answered Is digital zoom really useful?
May
20
answered What's a good application to view large images (100 to 1000+ megapixels)
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
18
comment Why would I want to select an autofocus point?
@Mattia: I haven't tried this, but I'm surprised that the moon doesn't count as "infinity" for focusing. How much further away would you want to focus?? When I get a clear night I guess I'll try this with my lenses, but this is not what I would expect. Perhaps your lens is out of alignment?
May
18
comment Why would I want to select an autofocus point?
@Mattia Gobbi: If you're taking pictures of the moon, you could also just manually focus to infinity and forget the AF system.
May
18
answered Why would I want to select an autofocus point?
May
16
comment How common is it for cameras to have a gyroscope?
Itai's comment implies that the Casio does use a sort of dead-reckoning to use sensors to estimate position.
May
16
accepted Can I use aperture ring of Pentax FA lens in aperture priority mode?
May
16
comment Can I use aperture ring of Pentax FA lens in aperture priority mode?
It's a shame; I would love to have a real aperture ring! Oh well, thanks for the tip.
May
16
asked Can I use aperture ring of Pentax FA lens in aperture priority mode?
May
15
comment Why are there limitations to the upper limit of exposure time in digital cameras?
@Imre: I see; you were suggesting to use the high ISO only to shorten the test shot exposure time, not to use the exposure meter.
May
15
comment Why are there limitations to the upper limit of exposure time in digital cameras?
@Imre: Just read your very helpful answer to photo.stackexchange.com/questions/12045/… about calculating long exposure times. How does that technique correlate to your first point here? If the camera can correctly meter at a high ISO in low light, why can't it do the math for me at a lower ISO?
May
10
comment What can I use to attach a strap to the tripod socket on my camera?
@5arx: I've never used it so I don't know if it swivels, but it doesn't look like it. The Luma quick-release clasp that goes with their straps does swivel, which is maybe why that one doesn't. I don't think it's just for compacts: they make a point of saying you can mount it to lens tripod mounts, and the photo looks like it's mounted on an SLR. Besides, don't all cameras use the same thread size?
May
10
answered What can I use to attach a strap to the tripod socket on my camera?
May
10
comment Can a camera or lens get burn in?
Any links to the astrophotography study? And what counts as a "surprisingly long amount of time"?