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location Nashua, NH
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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011. I currently work for UTC Aerospace Systems in Massachusetts. My full CV is available on StackOverflow Careers and LinkedIn.

My professional interests include software project management, software engineering process, software measurements and metrics, leadership, and professionalism in software engineering. I'm also a casual student of psychology and sociology, especially as they apply to a business context. Personally, I have taken up photography as a hobby. I'm also a casual gamer.


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accepted Is there a reason to keep both a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and a 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100?
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comment Is there a reason to keep both a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and a 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100?
That's a fixed-focal length lens. Not comparable.
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comment Is there a reason to keep both a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and a 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100?
@DanWolfgang Those are clearly specified on the specs tabs on the pages I linked to. Yes, those are considerations, but I'm more interested in what isn't documented.
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comment Is there a reason to keep both a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and a 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100?
This really doesn't answer my question. I know I won't improve the aperture. I'm interested in having a lens with a wider range of focal lengths without impacting image quality.
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asked Is there a reason to keep both a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and a 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100?
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comment How can I force my D5100's shutter to stay open?
Ah. I wouldn't have ever associated "bulb mode" with this functionality. It works perfectly!
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accepted How can I force my D5100's shutter to stay open?
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asked How can I force my D5100's shutter to stay open?
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accepted Does the Nikon D5100 have a mode or the ability to create a mode to support an effect similar to black and white film photography?
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comment Does the Nikon D5100 have a mode or the ability to create a mode to support an effect similar to black and white film photography?
Will do. I did find a few methods of changing the picture mode, the quickest requires about four button presses, but I'll consult the manual to see if there's a quicker way. I'm not sure how needed it is, though - I don't see myself changing shooting modes between shots that often. Thanks for the information.
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comment Does the Nikon D5100 have a mode or the ability to create a mode to support an effect similar to black and white film photography?
Is there an easy way to jump into Monochrome shooting mode? It seems weird to have to go into the Picture Control menu to jump between Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape...