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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
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.
Feb
9
comment
I am glad that someone volunteered, thanks MikeW!
Feb
9
comment Why is the sensor size small in D3100 as compared to D3000?
Yes, the differences will almost surely not matter in your field of view.
Feb
9
comment What do you look for when choosing a photo sharing site?
Beyond the links above, asking for a general "discussion" does not fit very well here on Stack Exchange. You are better asking a direct specific question about a problem you are having. See our FAQ for more info: photo.stackexchange.com/faq#dontask
Feb
9
comment What do you look for when choosing a photo sharing site?
Welcome Josh! Glad you are here. I think this may have been covered by multiple other questions already posted on this site such as: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/295/… photo.stackexchange.com/questions/7508/… photo.stackexchange.com/questions/14519/… Could you maybe expand on your question with the pieces about "crowd sourcing" or the "blog" tag, as that might make your question unique?
Feb
8
comment Does image quality on compact cameras degrade when zooming in?
Thank you for the images, that is a great help. I think the quality looks quite good, especially for a small format like your LX5.
Feb
8
comment How do I make architecture appear larger?
Yes the same principles apply to video as stills, but why is this question being asked here? Can you remove the piece about "taking video" if you are really asking for advice in photography?
Feb
8
comment Canon 550D - Is it a good camera for starters?
Lenses are almost always a better investment then camera bodies. But obviously you need one to start out. I would look at the thread mattdm linked to above, buy the least expensive body that fulfills your requirements, then you will have a very good idea what lenses to fill out your equipment bag with.
Feb
8
comment Have options for a good quality starter kit for a Canon APS-C changed since 2010?
I see lots of issues with this question as is. First of all in it's current form it is a duplicate of the earlier question mattdm pointed out. If it is outdated(which it isn't) you could offer a bounty or edit it to encourage new answers. The big difference I see is that this thread has no monetary bounds, where as that question had a 500 quid limit. Also "portaits, motorcycles, and nature" is extremely broad to select two "good" lenses. If money is not a limit, pick up a 17-55 f/2.8 IS, and a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II. But I would assume we all have a monetary limit so please list.
Feb
8
comment Have options for a good quality starter kit for a Canon APS-C changed since 2010?
Stonking? British?
Feb
8
comment Why does my lens focus better/faster with a speedlight attached to the camera?
Doesn't this fit better in this question: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/12959/…
Feb
7
comment How to make the colors of an image taken under diffuse midday light more lively?
I agree with the third shot, that is quite nice.
Feb
7
comment Why does my lens focus better/faster with a speedlight attached to the camera?
More info on the assist lamp: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/12959/…
Feb
7
comment Does image quality on compact cameras degrade when zooming in?
Please post at least one example of the issue you are describing. Also, is this question significantly different then this: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/13153/… ? Yes you are using a compact and not a DSLR, but anything else?
Feb
6
comment What camera should a student buy to transition into professional work?
I like how you initially point out around 6k in lenses(depending on Mk I,II). I wish I could "get into professional photography" that way :)
Feb
3
comment Photoshop or lightroom for landscape and nature photography?
Lightroom works just as well for a JPEG workflow as a RAW workflow, of course you have limited options, but that is due to the nature of the files and not any Lightroom imposed limitations.
Feb
2
comment Photoshop or lightroom for landscape and nature photography?
If you are unsure, I would get Picasa and Gimp(both are free), see which one is limiting you, then purchased based on that.