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Mar
4
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
28
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
28
accepted What are the true limitations of using the TC-17E II or TC-20E III on both telezoom and macro?
Jan
23
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
16
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Jan
14
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
3
answered If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?
Sep
17
answered Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?
Sep
6
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Aug
13
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
7
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Jul
2
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.
Jun
18
comment Is 16.7 Million Colour wide gamut?
When you say such a screen is ideal for photography, what do you mean exactly? I can understand it is ideal for the photographer to work with the photo in the most rich and accurate way. Perhaps it is also ideal for print? What about digital delivery though? If none of your customers have access to the kind of screen the photographer has, how does this kind of screen add anything compared to using a screen common to one the average citizen will be using?
Jun
18
comment Are 'digital frames' really uniformly awful?
Not a useful answer at all, and entirely subjective, but personally I find digital photo frames the ultimate form of decadency and resource waste. It's a device consuming power with a utilization of .0001%, the time one actually looks at it. I know, we can find dozens of examples of resource waste, I just find this to be an extreme outing of it.
May
3
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Apr
16
comment Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?
I agree very much with this answer. I recently upgraded to a new desktop system with on board the GTX690, one of the fastest GPUs currently available. It makes zero performance difference compared to my older entry level system. That's because the true bottleneck is typically in RAM, and in my case, storage.
Mar
12
comment How do photographers manage multiple lenses?
I agree with your assumption included: you have a topic you focus on with a focal length to match it. I, however, am a broad range wildlife photographer (amateur). I shoot anything from macro to landscape to midrange to telezoom. Even with 2 bodies this really is a challenge.
Feb
12
comment Still-life reconstruction considered plagiarism?
I find the term 'accidental similarity' interesting. What about the millions of extremely similar photos taken of the Eiffel tower or any other popular object each year? If similarity is the measure stick, does it always apply, or only apply on photos that are more 'unique'? And if so, how do you define unique?