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bio website properspective.com
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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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Feb
14
comment Is there a typical timeline on which Nikon replaces its DSLRs?
Right on Jloomis, I think this is the best recommendation overall.
Feb
14
comment How to use a tripod on the beach without damaging it?
I like the little p&s camera on top of that huge tripod :)
Feb
14
comment How to restore a backup from a photoshop.com account (possibly with Lightroom)?
Ok, but you didn't say anything about trying out PhotoRec in that Superuser question, which is what I would try, and is suggested in the link that I provided. It is also here: cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
Feb
14
comment How can I clean the sensor on a Panasonic LX5 compact camera?
I wouldn't get a new one, I would just handle this in post with every image. Not optimal, but it would work.
Feb
13
comment Is there a typical timeline on which Nikon replaces its DSLRs?
I think the point is not to look for rumors about the D5100, but rumors about the successor. We don't really comment on rumors here at this site.
Feb
13
comment Is there a typical timeline on which Nikon replaces its DSLRs?
I don't know what you mean it is missing? Take a look at this link - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_D5100
Feb
13
comment What can I do to improve my composition on rejected food photos?
Beyond asking how to take food photography, it sounds like you are looking for constructive criticism and critiques of your work. This site does not consider that on topic, but we do have a thread with great options for you to explore that: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2884/…
Feb
13
comment How to build a digital reprography system on a budget?
It sounds like you are looking for much higher quality, but some of the tips from this thread might help you: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/18717/…
Feb
13
comment What is the difference between these various Nikon zoom lenses?
I would suggest editing this to only include one comparison, as just throwing out multiple lenses and asking for comparisons isn't very useful. This existing question already covers the "why expensive lenses" question: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2593/…
Feb
13
comment If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?
I have a 50 and a 85, they are completely different beasts. I almost never use them in the same situations. They both excel at indoor portraits, but rarely do you have enough room to move your body and alter the framing - the two different focal lengths are very handy.
Feb
12
comment How can I clean the sensor on a Panasonic LX5 compact camera?
I thought at first you were asking about a micro four thirds camera with an interchangeable lens, this is a whole different beast, good luck!
Feb
12
comment What should I do about this strange CF behavior, where I lost tonight's pictures?
I don't quite understand what you are asking for here. Are you looking for a recommendation on how to recover lost photos from the card? Can you edit the title to actually have a question in it? This might be the answer you are looking for... photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3323/…
Feb
12
comment If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?
Welcome vishal! Two things, first please search this site before asking questions, and if your questions are different in a significant way from what you find, point out what that difference is please, as this seems identical to a previous question. Secondly, please keep your questions limited to one question per "question". See our FAQ if you have any questions! Thanks!
Feb
12
comment If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?
possible duplicate of Is there a noticeable difference between 1.8 and 1.4 prime lens?
Feb
10
comment What are the best sites to share photo galleries with friends?
As outlined in our FAQ - you must disclose your affiliation. This is obviously an advertisement, and as such you either need to list your affiliation or this will be removed. photo.stackexchange.com/faq#promotion
Feb
10
comment Should I sign, watermark or otherwise label a framed print? And if so how?
You are correct, I do :) My business card doesn't have any street address though, just contact info.
Feb
10
comment When is it more suitable to have a full sensor-camera instead of a crop sensor-one?
Your assumption up front is incorrect. I believe the other answer already covers this though. For your second part of the question - full frame should technically be better for all of those from an image quality standpoint. From a performance standpoint full frame wins with the exception of high FPS shots, as crop sensor cameras have a smaller mirror and can typically shoot faster. Please see this answer for more on high FPS comparison between the two: photo.stackexchange.com/a/3992/4892
Feb
10
comment When is it more suitable to have a full sensor-camera instead of a crop sensor-one?
We have some great answers already that cover pieces of this such as: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3986/… photo.stackexchange.com/questions/17028/… photo.stackexchange.com/questions/12672/… I think the first link actually covers this pretty well already.
Feb
10
comment What film rangefinder camera can I buy for a reasonable price?
This is what guided me to my first rangefinder: cameraquest.com/rfbuy.htm
Feb
10
comment Why is the sensor size small in D3100 as compared to D3000?
I think this question may be more useful to future users if it were generalized to ask why sensor sizes vary across similar formats.