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Oct
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comment What could be causing focus problems in low light?
How low is low? The AF system in the D750 is good down to -3 EV, which is not very much light and a whole stop better than pretty much everything else out there. (I've had trouble with my 750 intermittently not focusing my first-generation 70-200 f/2.8, but that's another discussion.)
Oct
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Sep
13
comment Does mirror lock-up drain the battery?
Nikon is the only place you'd be able to get a definitive answer, but I doubt they'd say. Given that mirror lock-up requires AC or a minimum battery charge level, odds are good there is at least a bit of current being drawn.
Sep
10
comment Why do DSLR cameras still use monochrome LCD as their top displays?
I'll pass on the extra bulk to support it.
Sep
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Aug
30
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.
Aug
30
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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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
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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.