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Hobbyist photographer back in the '70s and '80s. Took my first photo when I was five years old, got an SLR when I was ten. (Film, all manual, handheld light meter, we had a darkroom in the basement.)
Shelved the hobby for a couple of decades. Returned recently, this time with digital equipment.

Jack of many trades (I think "all" is slightly overstating my case :) and master of none, but I have a master's degree in computer science/pattern matching/AI and a professional background in software development.


May
12
comment Use the Nikon D800 to make short YouTube videos & still shots of an owner-build or am I better getting separate video and DSLR cameras at same price?
Why MF: Here's a demo - youtube.com/watch?v=ca_Cd2mX03w And an intro on shooting video with DSLR which covers various options like fluid heads and follow focus.
May
11
comment What is the best way to preseve old equipment without fungus and moisture?
Haven't tried these myself, but I guess you're looking for a dry box - either an airtight enclosure with silica gel, or an electronic dry cabinet like these.
May
10
accepted How to protect camera and lenses against “color bombs”?
May
9
comment How to protect camera and lenses against “color bombs”?
Thanks, makes sense. So something like this, I guess: dicapacusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=WPS10
May
9
asked How to protect camera and lenses against “color bombs”?
May
9
revised Have cropped digital sensors reached their peak design limits?
moved comment to the bottom
May
9
answered Have cropped digital sensors reached their peak design limits?
May
6
comment What's the difference between Canon's silent and non-silent shooting?
@mattdm It flaps the mirror more slowly, so there's less noise when the mirror crashes to a stop. Here's a comparison: youtube.com/watch?v=Rup3T6j_r9s In silent LV mode, it doesn't flap the mirror at all, and uses an electronic shutter in place of the first shutter curtain, so shutter noise is reduced by half - the only noise is the second curtain closing and opening again. (From a 7D review, assuming the 5D version works the same.)
May
4
awarded  Nice Answer
May
4
comment Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video?
@dpollitt I don't think it would be too hard; I assume a photographer would mostly use the 30fps option when things are happening too quickly for burst mode to keep up. Watch the 30 second clip, find where something interesting happens (the tennis player hits the ball, the bride and groom start kissing, ...), and you may be down to a couple of seconds and 50-60 frames to look at in more detail. A bit of work of course, but hardly infeasible.
May
3
revised Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video?
minor spelling, phrasing
May
3
answered Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video?
Apr
23
comment When I point my D5100 at a plain wall, why does it keep trying to focus instead of taking a picture?
+1, most likely. I have a D5100, and this is the default behavior if it can't achieve focus lock. Workarounds: a) Find something high-contrasty to focus on, b) turn off AF and focus manually, or c) switch to AF-C (continuous AF) and set the menu item "Custom settings > a Autofocus > a1 AF-C priority selection" to "release" rather than "focus". (That last option will let you take the picture, but it won't be in focus, so it may not be what you want.)
Apr
23
comment What is the best way to clean the sensor on a digital SLR?
Also, LensRentals has made video on sensor cleaning. Like for Tom Hogan, I trust that the people at LensRentals know their stuff.
Apr
17
comment Are there any comparison photos of different lenses (with the same camera and scene)?
@BlueRaja I guess "shootout", "review" or "comparison", plus the designation for two lenses, should net you most of them.
Apr
17
answered Are there any comparison photos of different lenses (with the same camera and scene)?
Apr
16
comment How do I take a photo of people before a bright window?
@user2019515 Off-camera flash positioned to the side of the window, so the reflection isn't visible to the camera. Or on-camera flash, but then you'll need to move the camera as Sitron_NO suggests.
Apr
14
answered Why did “pure” photography displace pictoralism so completely?
Mar
26
awarded  Caucus
Mar
26
awarded  Constituent