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Photographer, musician and programmer.


Jul
28
awarded  Yearling
Jun
4
revised Does lens speed still increase meaningfully when the physical aperture is larger than the sensor size?
added 540 characters in body
Jan
29
comment What performance-related factors make a Leica camera so expensive?
In other words, you don't buy a Leica necessarily for the sensor, though the modern M is generally very good in this regard (24mp full frame CMOS), you buy it for the construction, the true rangefinder design and the experience. I'm buying one for all three and the sensor since I'm upgrading from an APS-C X100s.
Jan
29
comment What performance-related factors make a Leica camera so expensive?
With a few friends owning digital Leicas and all of us owning the venerable Fuji X100 series cameras, I've come to the decision of just going for it and upgrading to a Leica M 240 simply because no one really makes a true digital rangefinder besides Leica! Couple with the fact that they are built superbly and the lenses are generally very small and very high quality, it's not hard to know that you're making a good decision provided you can justify the price. Selling extraneous gear that isn't/won't be used can also help to justify it.
Nov
19
comment How do you pronounce “bokeh”?
I like to pronounce it "BO-KEH!" in an aggressive male Japanese accent like Kai Wong does for comedic value on DigitalRev TV :)
Oct
16
awarded  Stellar Question
Aug
26
revised When is it okay to have blown highlights and shadows?
Reworded
Jul
28
awarded  Yearling
Jul
7
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
comment I changed my camera lens while my camera was on
I'd guess that most people change lenses without switching their DSLRs off. On the Cinema EOS (video) cameras there was an issue but Canon DSLRs seem fine with it. The fact that they can read a newly attached lens while already on seems evidence to the fact.
Oct
17
comment What is the math behind white-balance, and how to choose it?
Cameras and software can determine correct white balance for most normal situations. I'm not sure what algorithms they use to determine an image's white balance, as I've never looked into it.
Oct
15
comment Is an aperture range of 3.5-5.6 shallow enough to provide great bokeh on a cropped sensor?
P.S. I owned a EF-S 17-55mm for two years until I bought a 5D Mark III. One of the best EF-S zooms out there.
Oct
15
comment Is an aperture range of 3.5-5.6 shallow enough to provide great bokeh on a cropped sensor?
50mm is not too short for portraits. It's actually the sweet spot for many photographers using full frame bodies. 35, 50 and 85mm lenses for portraits will produce different perspectives and can be used for different purposes.
Oct
15
answered Have DSLR sensors made improvements since the transition to CMOS?
Oct
15
answered Is an aperture range of 3.5-5.6 shallow enough to provide great bokeh on a cropped sensor?
Oct
11
answered Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light
Sep
10
comment Licensing for wedding photos, to protect photographer, but allow freedom to clients?
I didn't mention that issue. I was talking solely about modifying the images. That's another topic altogether.