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comment Why am I getting noise with D3200 even at ISO 200?
For something that was shot with a dense DX sensor, I don't see anything objectionable in what you posted. It's also a very good bet that the default settings applied by LR aren't ideal for what your camera produces, so you're doing the image a disservice by just going with them. Raw files include all of the camera's warts and require processing before they look good. Your point-and-shoot did a lot of the for you; this requires some work.
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comment Why am I getting noise with D3200 even at ISO 200?
If the image is a JPEG, it has been processed in the camera and will have artifacts from that and the compression process.
Aug
29
comment Photo backups via USB Hub + card reader + tablet + external HDD
You might consider a device like the Western Digital MyPassport Wireless which skips the middleman and uses your tablet as a control panel. (It can also be plugged directly into a USB port and used as an external hard drive.)
Aug
25
comment Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo “natural”?
"Natural" is a very subjective term. This is especially true when you consider that everything between the lens and the final product applies its own flavor of distortion to the image.
Aug
22
comment What is the surface area of a roll of 35mm or 120 film (for calculating the amount of fixer to use)?
I used to test the strength of what I had before re-using it by dumping a scrap of exposed film in a glass of the stuff and seeing how long it takes for it to turn transparent. That's the fix time at the current strength. How much it gets depleted varies with how much silver is being removed from the film.
Aug
22
comment What is the surface area of a roll of 35mm or 120 film (for calculating the amount of fixer to use)?
If you're developing in a tank, fixer mixed to the manufacturer's instructions will do fine if you pour in enough to cover the reel.
Aug
16
comment Which of my lenses should I carry with me to Mauritius?
Take all of your lenses. There's plenty to shoot on Mauritius at all kinds of focal lengths.
Jul
27
comment How can I change the ISO value on a Nikon D300S without taking my eye from the viewfinder?
@dev_nut: Not that I know of.
Jul
25
comment How can I change the ISO value on a Nikon D300S without taking my eye from the viewfinder?
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Jul
25
revised How can I change the ISO value on a Nikon D300S without taking my eye from the viewfinder?
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Jul
25
answered How can I change the ISO value on a Nikon D300S without taking my eye from the viewfinder?
Jul
18
reviewed Approve Why don't cameras have automatic eyepiece covers?
Jul
4
comment How can I best utilize a point-and-shoot for concert photography?
For the second paragraph alone, +1. Shooting stage performances is unbelievably challenging but when you get good shots out of it, it's also unbelievably rewarding.
Jul
4
comment What swirly bokeh technique is this and how can I achieve it?
How does this happen on non-Petzval designs?
Jun
29
comment My attention gets repeatedly distracted by the elements needed for the context in this picture. Where am I going wrong?
@TheIndependentAquarius: The lizard question is essentially the same thing: "When the only image I can compose doesn't tell a good story, how do I find a story in it?"
Jun
28
comment Why don't cameras have metering modes that expose RAW files to the right?
Some recent Nikon bodies have a highlight-weighted metering mode that prevents clipping and can be driven to do ETTR with exposure compensation. Nikons tend not do well with ETTR, but the bodies that have HWM have enough dynamic range that you can pull quite a bit out of the underexposed parts.
Jun
27
revised How can I load images from second internal HD in Darktable on a Mac?
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Jun
27
comment Why does my lens refocus when the f-stop is changed?
@mattdm is correct. F-mount lenses are forced open when first attached to the body and left that way until just before the shutter opens. It was that way before there was AF, but it's a requirement for AF because there's an aperture limit below which AF will not function.
Jun
25
answered Non standard enlarger filter holder
Jun
19
comment When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?
If there's a clause like that in the contract, the OP wouldn't be bound by it because he's not party to the contract. If anything, the OP's friend would be required to police the guests, which would be pretty unreasonable given the ubiquity of gadgets that take pictures. (But I do agree that if there was such a clause, the aftermath could be awkward.)