Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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location Providence, RI
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seen Feb 5 '13 at 17:45

Feb
6
comment What batteries are best suited to Battery grips?
@AJ Finch: I just posted a more complete response as an answer, but I regularly use disposable batteries while traveling. My Pentax K200D took AAs, and I had a single set of AA lithium batteries last me a 10-day trip through Europe (2000+ photos, mostly without flash).
Jan
22
comment Is there any software which displays geotagging plus compass data visualizations?
@jrista: Well the reason I asked was because I noticed it as a feature of Pentax's new GPS accessory, which is only compatible with their SLR and medium-format cameras--not exactly camera phones. Also, while many smartphones do have a compass for navigation, I'm not aware of them embedding the camera bearing in the EXIF data. I'm not suggesting that this is a "ubiquitous" feature, but it's clearly not speculative.
Jan
15
comment Is there any software which displays geotagging plus compass data visualizations?
@rfusca: Good comment, I edited the question to be more specific. I really am looking for an answer, not a discussion.
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
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
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
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
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
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"?
May
7
comment What are the downsides of leaving my camera in burst mode all the time?
This is a good point, but doesn't really answer the question. If you hadn't had your camera in burst mode, you would've had no chance of getting the "woah" shot at all.
May
4
comment How to reduce the file size of my photos (to under 15 MB)?
I don't think the method of uploading files is the problem, it's Flickr's 15 MB limit.
May
3
comment How do I geotag photos in Apple Aperture?
This seems a little more fiddly than it should be, but it works! Hopefully in the future Apple will refine the process a bit. Thanks for the tips.
May
2
comment Are there any downsides to using a good-quality UV filter?
So does it reduce image quality if I take a step backwards and introduce another 2 feet of air between the camera and the subject? Just because something in theory might make a difference doesn't mean it will in practice.
May
2
comment What are the major differences when digitizing slides/negatives with a DSLR vs. a scanner?
@koiyu: As you can probably tell, I have never done this and so have no idea about the quality, other than the quick pixel calc I mention in my answer. I guess I would be surprised if you could do a better job with a lightbox and macro lens than a dedicated scanner, but I really don't know.
May
2
comment What are the major differences when digitizing slides/negatives with a DSLR vs. a scanner?
@koiyu: Sounds like you fall into the "fun project" category. Good luck! I maintain that a scanner sounds easier, but if it's about the DIY-ness, then have fun!
May
2
comment What are the major differences when digitizing slides/negatives with a DSLR vs. a scanner?
@rufsca: but a flatbed scanner takes zero setup, and essentially zero time per photo. You just sit there and read the paper as it does its thing.