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Photographer, tech head, and extreme sport enthusiast.

I'm an amateur who likes to shoot everything from portraits to landscapes. My favorite venues are half way up a 14k mountain, Ontario in Fall, and the Mediterranean at sunset.

I love talking technology, new equipment, and Canon lenses.

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Mar
6
comment Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?
Yup, I highly recommend the purchase of a B&W laser for students. Well worth it even if you use low priced ink in an inkjet.
Mar
6
comment Should I worry about a camera I am interested in “winning” on Snapsort?
If you are hesitant to buy Nikon because a previous Nikon model was a lemon for you, do you expect that snapsort will advise you based on reliability? Seems like your mostly concerned with durability and or reliability vs feature set or image quality.
Mar
6
comment Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?
I would try different off brand ink first. I buy stuff from China and it works great in a similar Canon all in one.
Mar
5
comment What lens for catalog-quality photos of long guns?
While this is a good answer, it would be better if you expanded on the lens selected and why. In particular because that seems to be the focus of the original question.
Mar
3
comment Are the Yongnuo clones of Canon flash equipment and lenses legal to sell/buy?
@Hugo - You can't remove it, now that is has answers it either will stick around as is or be closed as off topic. I wouldn't worry about it too much, you have good answers already and not many votes to close. The community will decide the fate :) We do have some other legal questions on the site and some discussion of them over at meta already.
Mar
3
comment Hot shoe flash units and softboxes for portraits; good beginner setup?
Great answer again Matt! We need more lighting equipment questions here. I like this one.
Mar
3
comment Are the Yongnuo clones of Canon flash equipment and lenses legal to sell/buy?
This question is about the legality of such items and this is not a legal advice site.
Mar
3
comment Is there a specific color temperature to film?
Not sure, but have an up-vote from me!
Mar
3
comment what is the virtue of lightroom's print module?
You can do basically everything that Photoshop can do in Photoshop Lightroom. But yes, you can do it in batches or in higher volumes with much more ease and speed.
Mar
1
comment How to determine if a new lens is a subpar copy?
I agree with your analysis. Especially because the asker mentioned in a comment "But I'm serious about technical quality with photography. I wouldn't necessarily know yet if my $1600 lens is a dud if it acts like a $500 lens.". If one really cannot tell the difference between a $1,600 lens and a $500; they probably were not ready for the expensive version and should probably worry about other things. People throw money at photography all the time as if money is what makes art.
Mar
1
comment Does shrinking the upscaled picture improve its quality (in terms of blur)?
Is fft supposed to be something generally known? I've never heard that term in photography.
Mar
1
comment Capturing steam coming out of a cup in a snowy day
You might want to practice with incense or similar as it burns long and slow. Hot things can stop producing steam quickly especially in the cold and if they aren't agitated.
Feb
28
comment How to determine if a new lens is a subpar copy?
If by "the reviewers" you mean reviews at DPReview and photozone.de for example - The answer is that they use lab tests such as Imatest and Dxo Analyzer. If your idea of "reviewers" is every guy with an opinion in a forum, then the answer is that most of them have no idea what they are talking about :) But most of the well trusted reviewers will use a combination of the two; subjective assessments and Imatest or similar. I'm not sure that Bryan Carnathan at The-Digital-Picture even uses lab tests per say, he seems to simply use similar methods as our Q&A on: "How can I test a new lens..."
Feb
28
comment How to determine if a new lens is a subpar copy?
Note that I believe the title should be updated if you want to compare a lens to the spec sheet. And if that is the case this is a duplicate of: What are the standard tests available to quantify lens parameters?. If your question is how to test if a lens is a dud, this is a duplicate of How can I test a new lens to make sure it is operating correctly?
Feb
28
comment How to determine if a new lens is a subpar copy?
I'm going to take a shot in the dark that the quote you provided is describing a 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens that is notorious for having copy to copy variations, especially in the used market. Most modern lenses from Nikon and Canon have far less issues like that. Complex designs, zooms, and plastic parts all play into how much variation exists. If you are buying a simple 50mm prime I would expect much less variation for example.
Feb
28
comment Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?
I don't see what is fairly obvious about the comparison. Please explain.
Feb
26
comment Can I take macro photo with a mirrorless camera as easily as with a compact camera (even without a macro lens)?
Yeah for sure. Every person I know personally who owns the EOS M also owns the adapter though. I'm simply suggesting that this person asking the question too might also be considering that adapter.
Feb
26
comment Can I take macro photo with a mirrorless camera as easily as with a compact camera (even without a macro lens)?
This is all correct, but it's important to note that an EF mount adapter exists so you can use more then what is just native.
Feb
25
comment What should I expect in maintenance costs after shutter failure for a DSLR?
Why are you comparing a camera to a car? That is not the situation. Also, does your car manual tell you the price of a new engine? Of course not.
Feb
24
comment Is an 18-200mm lens sufficient for an Alaska trip?
Bog-standard? What is that?