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Oct
10
comment Broken Canon 28 -135 mm lens
I am guessing you replaced the 28-135 with a 17-55 f/2.8 and not an 18-55 f/2.8. I'm not aware of an 18-55 f/2.8 for Canon. They have 18-85, 17-55, and 17-50(sigma), but nothing 18-55 f/2.8.
Oct
9
comment Broken Canon 28 -135 mm lens
Have you called Canon or gone on their website for a repair estimate? What is the current price of this lens if you had to pick up a new or used one? These would be good things to look into to help make this decision.
Oct
7
comment Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?
This isn't a duplicate but might help you a bit: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/790/…
Oct
6
comment Are there any ways to combat “sluggish battery syndrome”?
I don't know what you mean by keeping the extra battery in your pocket only works for a while. It always has worked for as long as the batteries would run under desirable temperature conditions minus a small percentage for me. I have lived in northern Minnesota(Jan Avg Low -1.2°F) for many years doing this, winter camping, with no access to any heat beyond my body.
Oct
6
comment How does one starting out professionally in landscape / nature photography?
I agree with that. Having a portfolio that is at least considered "great" to the largest amount of people is a good idea. Also an option would be a portfolio that is considered "great" by a small number of people, but is unique and hard to find. Although I wouldn't recommend producing crap and just trying to market it, I know it works for some!
Oct
6
comment How does one starting out professionally in landscape / nature photography?
If "have great photos" is not enough, I'm not sure you argued any differently. More to the point that it takes luck?
Oct
5
comment Tilt-shift miniature effect from lens versus post-processing miniature effect
Have you taken a look at What's the best way to create a tilt-shift photograph? and How to get a miniature effect on pictures without special equipment? ? Do these answer your questions?
Oct
5
comment Canon Zoom lenses: 18-135 STM vs 18-200 vs. 17-85
Disregard all options laid out, purchase the 17-55mm f/2.8 or 17-40mm f/4 L. Pickup a 70-200 for the long end, or even a 100-400 or similar depending on your preferences. You want image quality above all else, I wouldn't get any of the three lenses you noted in that case.
Oct
5
comment How does one starting out professionally in landscape / nature photography?
Portfolio. Build it. Make it better. Repeat. Don't worry about all this other stuff you mentioned.
Oct
3
comment Where to Store Large Photos to Access Them With my Website
Can this be migrated to superuser or similar? We might be able to answer this but they would be best.
Oct
3
comment What are the optimal JPEG settings for high-resolution Facebook photos?
What does that even mean? 720x720 is the best? A square photo? What about output quality/compression such as used in Lightroom or Photoshop? I would edit your answer to note that the only one that needs the HQ option is 2048px(as noted in the FB help).
Oct
3
comment Using software/service to schedule photo shoots
Disagree with Itai above. Lots of solutions exist specifically for photographers.
Oct
2
comment Where can I find detailed camera, sensor and lens specs for cameras in smartphones?
@Alendri That makes no sense. Smartphones are designed first to be phones, you pay to operate them as a phone. If I am looking for a $200 point and shoot camera, I'm not looking for a $200 Samsung phone + a 2 year contract at $70/month(or almost $2000 total). Sure you could buy a phone out of contract or unlocked, but then the price goes up considerably. Basically I'm not shopping for a phone when I'm shopping for a camera or vice versa. I'm getting quite off topic, but lets just say I've already attempted to answer the original question below, because I find it valid.
Oct
2
comment Where can I find detailed camera, sensor and lens specs for cameras in smartphones?
@Alendri - I think we know a great deal about them. They are pretty simple in terms of optics and mechanical features. I don't think a comprehensive source on just camera technology in phones exists because frankly, they aren't that different these days. Nokia is really the only one doing anything different, and most of that is just using marketing to talk up the software features.
Oct
1
comment Can I use the Canon 5D Mark II to playback edited video?
I voted to close this because it is all about video and in my opinion off topic. Video formats, video playback, conversions - are off topic here because they are not photography, they just happen to be handled on a unit that also does photography. We do have an audio visual production stack exchange site where this would be on topic.
Oct
1
comment How should I light and shoot a car interior?
I agree with @MattGrum, the linked to examples are very differing. So really this question is extremely broad right now. I think we need a specific shot you are trying to replicate to keep the answers shorter then a book :)
Oct
1
comment Nikon Coolpix P510 - Recommended low-light settings?
I know the content may be something that you don't want to post a sample image of, but if you could just take a picture of a toy or something with this setup to give us an idea of the scene, the answers will be better here. I also agree with @itai above - this is a difficult situation, even with great high end DSLR equipment.
Oct
1
comment LR 3: Preset adds dark vignette, but how?
I believe in early versions of LR they did not have the option for post crop vignette, so this preset could easily have originated before the option was even present. Either that, or they just made a poor choice when creating it.
Sep
26
comment Photographing microfiche readers: Bright light forces camera to darken image
I would do what you can to eliminate the need to take a photo of the reader, and instead use the correct equipment to capture the image.
Sep
26
comment 24mm f2.8 vs 24-85 f3.5-f4.5 (Nikon)
+1 for predicting the future, the D600 kit lens IS the 24-85VR! You win!