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awarded  Curious
Jun
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answered How to determine camera location from an existing photograph?
May
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comment Are there any official flash extenders for macro work?
Thank you! That's exactly the term I'm looking for. This looks interesting and affordable, not sure if it can support a SB700: aliexpress.com/item/…
May
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accepted Are there any official flash extenders for macro work?
May
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asked Are there any official flash extenders for macro work?
May
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
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comment How do I calculate the distance of an object in a photo?
If you're only interested in the result, and not the math itself, some cameras record the subject's distance in EXIF information.
Jan
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comment What are the true limitations of using the TC-17E II or TC-20E III on both telezoom and macro?
Thank you, this is by far the most useful information I have seen so far, covering exactly the combination that is relevant to me.
Jan
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accepted What are the true limitations of using the TC-17E II or TC-20E III on both telezoom and macro?
Jan
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comment What are the true limitations of using the TC-17E II or TC-20E III on both telezoom and macro?
Thanks! By now it is clear to me that the TC-14E is the only option given my needs. The only unclarity I have left is the lack of AF on the macro lens. I see the official info, yet have seen several forum users on the dutch Nikon site saying AF works just fine on their 105mm. Either way, I can live with MF on macro.
Jan
23
comment What are the true limitations of using the TC-17E II or TC-20E III on both telezoom and macro?
@StanRogers Thanks! So that would mean the 1.4 convertor is the only safe option to use on the telezoom, correct?
Jan
22
asked What are the true limitations of using the TC-17E II or TC-20E III on both telezoom and macro?
Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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comment What's wrong with portrait orientation?
I just like to add that taking any specific photo site as an example (1x.com) is not a solid base for gathering statistics. On some (many) photo websites, thumbs work in such a way that portrait images may appear better or grab more attention.
Dec
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answered If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?
Sep
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answered Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?
Sep
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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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comment How to avoid visual “burnout” during post-processing?
I face the same issue. I'm not sure it's a burnout, it's more that my defaults keep moving. As I saturate an unprocessed image, the saturated image becomes my new starting point, which after a while does not look that saturated anymore. And then perhaps I saturate it a bit more, until it goes over the top. The only thing that helps as already mentioned is to have a second look at the image. I'd even suggest taking a full day break in between initial processing and finalizing. Another thing you could do is to use reference photos that you think are correctly toned.
Aug
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Jul
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comment What are the easiest (and best) solutions for avoiding a blown out background for a portrait?
I'd also recommend simply changing the scene. Get that light source out of the direct view yet do benefit from the indirect light.