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Jun
26
comment How is the cold resistance of entry level DSLRs?
Have you investigated the operating temperature ranges specified in the manuals for those cameras? You may also find this question informative.
Jun
25
comment How to carry a DSLR on a motorcycle?
For safety's sake, I recommend against carrying equipment attached to you. Anything large and solid (tripod, camera body) between you and an impact surface is going to cause additional injury during a crash.
Jun
10
comment How to protect my D7100 on holiday / at sea?
What @dpollitt said. Bring a few filters. It's quicker to swap them out if they get a little bit of spray on them than it is to stop and clean your front element.
Jun
8
comment What devices transfer photos from one flash media to another?
Also related: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/924
Jun
6
answered How can I track a lost DSLR?
May
30
comment What is lomography?
I'll be more than happy to chuck in the upvote that @dpollitt didn't. Instagram has its merits but, much like Lomography, it isn't about making images that are technically good in all aspects.
May
16
comment How to take a bulb mode shot of a road in day light?
Pretty much, unless you can come up with some way to make the imager in your camera less light-sensitive than it already is.
May
13
comment Do I risk damaging my camera if I use an aftermarket AC adapter?
In the US, 15 USC 2302(c) forbids voiding a warranty based solely on the use of a third-party accessory. Somewhere else in that bit of law is language that says a warranty claim can be denied if it can be proven that the cause of a failure was the third-party accessory.
May
7
comment Have cropped digital sensors reached their peak design limits?
Don't forget the (apocryphal) story of the U.S. Patent Office commissioner who said that everything that could be invented has been invented.
May
6
comment Nikon Lens Warranty explanation
If you paid for the lens with a credit card, check to see if the issuer offers loss/damage coverage for things purchased with it.
May
5
comment Using a battery grip as a back up battery
I bought mine for the vertical shutter release. Being able to run a second camera battery or AAs is gravy.
May
5
comment Using a battery grip as a back up battery
AAs aren't intended as primary batteries. They're for those times when you've exhausted your primary batteries, aren't able to charge them and have to keep shooting. AAs are easy to find and will power your camera right now.
May
1
comment Will it be a significant drawback to use a Nikkor af 70-300mm f/4-5.6G on an Nikon body without an AF motor?
The lighweight/loose nature of the focus mechanism means the motor doesn't have to expend as much energy to move it, which saves battery. You provide the energy to focus manually, so there's no battery consumption at all for focusing.
May
1
comment Will it be a significant drawback to use a Nikkor af 70-300mm f/4-5.6G on an Nikon body without an AF motor?
One thing you'll notice about motor-driven lenses is that the focus mechanism will have a relatively short throw and be fairly loose, which are both done in the interest of making AF work quickly without the motor consuming a lot of battery. This may make attaining and maintaining focus manually a bit trickier because it's harder to make fine adjustments. It's still doable with practice.
Apr
29
comment For blogging about nail art: Should I buy a superzoom bridge camera or a DSLR?
@MichaelClark: Never said they were macro lenses. I own two copies of the Mark I 35-80 and one of the 28-105, and both turn in very serviceable work at close range, especially with the extra magnification of cropped-sensor cameras. I've tried both versions of the 18-55; neither was much to write home about by comparison. They're also DX, which means they won't live through the transition to full-frame.
Apr
28
comment For blogging about nail art: Should I buy a superzoom bridge camera or a DSLR?
There are a number of Nikkor lenses made during the 1990s that can be had for not much money and do decent macro work. The two I have in mind are the 28-105 and 35-80, discussed here.
Apr
12
comment If I mount a (heavy) cine lens on a DSLR, does it need additional support?
Two pounds isn't a heavy lens. Your 7D has a magnesium body, and the lens mount is attached to that. If you're able to detach the two, you have bigger problems on your hands.
Apr
1
comment How to clean 35mm negative film?
Try PEC-12 emulsion cleaner from Photographic Solutions. I've had good luck with it.
Mar
26
answered Does lens metadata from crop-sensor cameras factor in the crop?
Mar
21
comment What historic reasons are there for common aspect ratios?
I don't know that I'd characterize 110 as "failed." While not the longest run for a format, they did sell a heck of a lot of it between 1972 and 2009.