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Apr
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comment Are screen protectors necessary on cameras with “flippable” screens (like the Canon 60D)?
I've just had a double downvote on my answer. Not useful apparently. The question is a good one BUT is both specific and general.It asks about screen protectors for camera with flippable screens BUT then gives an example of a specific camera (and by possible implication a libe of cameras) which happens to have a factory fitted low cost replaceable potector in place. This is not the norm in cameras that fit the general description. Some or most answer have focused in on this special case making my answer less applicable but mot other answers, arguably, wrong in the general case.
Apr
1
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Apr
1
revised Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?
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Apr
1
comment How to test/drain camera battery?
@Caleb I wrote that SE answer 4+ years - thanks for saving me the efort of wading in here as I was about to do :-). Captain Zoom - Read the answer that Caleb has cited and then ask if anything unclear. | Nowadays an "easy" solution would be to use an eg Arduino (or similar) to discharge at constant current until the desired endpoint is reached. DO NOT discharge LiIon cells to under 3V PER CELL.
Apr
1
answered Remove the tourists from photos
Apr
1
comment Remove the tourists from photos
Feature name escapes me - may be S Vuori's content aware fill. The feature allows you to expand image into areas that you wish to remove. Available in LR & GIMP.
Apr
1
answered Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?
Apr
1
comment Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?
While he is asking about specific lenses, which is "off topic" he is ALSO asking about two quite different ranges 24-105 vs 70-200, both f/4. His current lenses have some impaqct on the decision. I wot that the question is acceptable with a little adjusting.
Mar
25
comment Can you identify this M42-mount lens?
It's a Sony E mount lens - as every lens is :-).
Mar
22
comment What can I expect when shooting the moon with a 55-200mm zoom lens w/ 2X teleconverter?
Unless the TC is a relatively capable one you maybe no better off than if you cropped the original image instead. AF speed (or AF itself) is not important in the stated application. You may be better off buying a used older good quality lens + adaptor and using it fully manually.
Mar
20
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Mar
18
revised What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation?
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Mar
14
answered Are screen protectors necessary on cameras with “flippable” screens (like the Canon 60D)?
Mar
7
answered Why does photographing the Milky Way require short exposure, when star trails need long exposure?
Feb
22
comment How important is body microcalibration feature?
I agree with Michael that microcalibration is extremely useful in focus critical situations. If you know which was the eeor lies and by how much you can allow for it, but this is extremely undesirable to have to do. | A thought (worthy of Heath Robinson) which I have not tried and which many would frown on - with due care and knowledge you could "micro-shim" [tm] a lens that erred in the appropriate direction. Having it adjusted professionally would be "rather better".
Feb
18
comment What's the best way to take a picture of an LCD or CRT screen?
@jm3 Hard <> Multi-faceted :-). As I noted "... Some of the following may sound complex at first glance but it's all fairly intuitive taken a section at a time. " -> Once you understand what works it is usually 'quite easy' [tm] to replicate. Some things are 'hard' but we grow into them (eg playing a piano or riding a bicycle) and some are just hard (for most of us) (eg a climb to the top of K2 and back, alive -> long term fatality rate 25%). Others are made up of many steps any one of which is trivially easy. Most of programming and 1/3 of photography is like that :-). You knew all that :-)
Feb
18
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Feb
17
comment How can I get a light pink or purple pale tint to my photos (similar to Instagram user's)?
I suspect that while post processing is used to steer pictures towards that effect, that MOST of the result is from the actual scenes. ie most of her props/clothes/... are in fact pink hued. It is possible that masks are used to selectively colour some areas but some of the photos are very complex if this is how it is done. - eg hair over skin. In other photos there are areas or objects which are not pink biased mixed in amongst those that are. If it's done with a program then it has the ability to very accurately pick out edges - it would be far easier tp just have accessories that matched.
Feb
3
comment For those that can afford fancy teleprimes is it preferred to use AF or MF for birds?
@unsignedzero Understood. FWIW Focus peaking is in a different class to DMF without it. DMF requires too much concentration and aiming for anything that's moving with any speed whereas you can track many birds with FP alone "on the fly".
Feb
3
comment For those that can afford fancy teleprimes is it preferred to use AF or MF for birds?
.... My 500mm Minolta AF mirror lens vanished at a concert I was asked to do (and never paid for) Get closer .... :-).