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awarded  Taxonomist
Jun
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reviewed Approve How can I take an extended timelapse with my GoPro given the short battery life?
Jun
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comment Why did manufactures stop including DOF scales on lenses?
I don't understand what do you mean by " differences in megapixel counts and output sizes make the scale inaccurate anyway". Good news from Zeiss with the digital scale, that should be interesting. Is there a link for the announcement?
Jun
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comment Why did manufactures stop including DOF scales on lenses?
Thanks Matt for the answer, however I don't agree on the first point that the lens barrel would be smaller, I've couple of old lenses and they are small and short and not heavy compared to modern lenses. I don't also agree on the instant feedback with digital camera, the dof formula works and when shooting you know what will be in focus, checking the LCD is a waste of time since you have to zoom in and scan the image to check the focus, also I mostly turn off the LCD to save battery.
Jun
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asked Why did manufactures stop including DOF scales on lenses?
Jun
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comment Why don't people care any more about shutter speed accuracy?
@MattGrum just curious how did you figure out the problem with you 1DsII? Did you check it against light meter or another camera?
Jun
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comment Why don't people care any more about shutter speed accuracy?
@DanWolfgang no not really, in the old days there used to be special devices to test shutter speed accuracy but now these are vanished. Now answering your question why I believe that people no longer care, check used digital camera for sale posts and film cameras, a good seller for film will say a word or two about shutter speed accuracy but you almost never see digital camera seller mention anything about that. I myself never heard about problems with shutter speeds unless I started shooting film
Jun
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accepted Why don't people care any more about shutter speed accuracy?
Jun
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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asked Why don't people care any more about shutter speed accuracy?
Jun
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comment Long exposure question
more info on the scene situation would give us better idea to assist you. Try to test it near sunset where light is usually dim in the foreground and see what you'll get. 8 stops is enough density as you're cutting the current light by 256 times of the original scene
Jun
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answered How to compose a scene when including the actual context isn't simply practical?
May
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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comment Why mirror lockup on long exposures?
true what you said about long exposure however if you are shooting building in the dark and there's a blur in the lights even if you exposure is long the blur in the lights will register on the sensor or the film
May
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comment Why mirror lockup on long exposures?
the sequence for long exposure with mirror lock up to be effective is to lock the mirror up and wait couple of seconds till all the vibration is gone and then open the shutter. That's why mirror lock up involves 2 button press
May
14
answered Why mirror lockup on long exposures?
May
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comment Why mirror lockup on long exposures?
welcome to pse, please use the search box first before you ask, your question would probably end up closed as duplicate. see here for answers photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1593/…
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
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answered Can I fix inaccurate (sticky!) shutter speed on Canon FTb?