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by Bart Arondson

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Mar
12
comment What is the shutter speed, aperture, and focal length of the Kodak Funsaver disposable camera?
It wasn't just disposables. Many consumer-oriented, reusable film cameras, going back as far as the original Kodak Brownie and many of the Instamatic and similar point-and-shoot types that followed, were also fixed. Film has enough exposure latitude that you can get decent results without having to push or pull it.
Mar
6
comment Waterproof Alternatives to Pelican Cases?
You can keep the gaskets and seals from drying out by regularly applying silicone spray (not spray lube, just plain liquid silicone available at dive shops). I have decade-old seals that have been treated this way and are just as supple as they were when new.
Feb
26
comment Converting F-Spot photo collection metadata to Corel Aftershot Pro?
@MichaelKjörling: So how'd it work out for you?
Feb
18
comment How can photos printed on foamcore be prevented from warping?
@Jakub: You don't usually preserve a print by adhering all of it to another substance. Using T hinges to mount to a matte is a better option because it lets all of the materials expand and contract at their own rates, preventing stress on the print.
Feb
15
comment Converting F-Spot photo collection metadata to Corel Aftershot Pro?
Ugh. I don't use F-Spot, but I do use ASP. Hopefully what I added to my answer will be useful.
Feb
15
revised Converting F-Spot photo collection metadata to Corel Aftershot Pro?
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Feb
15
answered Converting F-Spot photo collection metadata to Corel Aftershot Pro?
Feb
8
comment How do I create this soft bright look?
The ones that appear washed out look like they have a low-opacity layer of solid white on top of the image.
Feb
4
comment Can I use a Nikon 50mm f/2 pre-AI on my Nikon D5100?
The manuals for every Nikon DSLR since the D1 have had a section listing the lenses that can be physically attached to the camera and what features work with them. (I know that sounds like I'm saying RTFM, but the table is very useful.)
Feb
2
answered Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
Feb
2
comment Can I use a photo of an iphone to sell my product?
@MikeW: An image of a Coke can contains Coke's trademarks. No such material appears on the front of an iPhone, so the question is whether the object itself is trademarked and the use is infringing. Apple's penchant for wanting to approve everything that enters its walled garden implies at least some endorsement of the OP's application on its platform. I think that would make it difficult to successfully assert that depicting the application running on the product is an infringing use. (The glass, by the way, is very recognizable to anyone in the restaurant business.)
Feb
1
comment Can I use a photo of an iphone to sell my product?
@MikeW: If you have the right to reproduce the photo (i.e., it's yours or you've licensed it), that's exactly what he's saying. If the designers of objects could take anyone to court over those objects being in others' photos and the hand in the OP's picture was holding a rock, Libbey would have standing to sue over the use of the Duratuff Gibraltar glass behind it, too. That doesn't mean a lawyer without better things to do can't threaten you over it, but you have a lot more to lose than he does.
Jan
7
comment how do I Auto Focus Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor to my nikon d7000
The 55-300 is a consumer lens and isn't going to turn in the same kind of work as Nikon's better glass, especially at its extremes. Rent something good, like the 300mm f/2.8, for a week and you'll understand why those lenses are more expensive by a factor of ten.
Jan
6
comment What are the recommended backup methods during a 2-week travel?
Spinning disks can take a lot more abuse than they used to, especially when powered down. If dropping is a concern, beer can coozies make excellent shock protectors for a couple of laptop-sized removable drives.
Dec
21
suggested suggested edit on Preview photos on iPad which is connected to DSLR with Apple Camera Connection Kit
Dec
17
answered Looking for a supplier of card framed photographs
Dec
10
comment Is a low-resolution scan of B&W negatives expected from a drugstore?
Purists would say that if she wants to work with film, finish the process in the chemical world (i.e., make prints directly from the negatives) instead of scanning the negatives. Pragmatists would say skip the film entirely, shoot digital and look into any of the many available plugins for Photoshop and other programs that simulate film.
Dec
9
comment Is there a slide/negative reader with TV output?
For @BobT's solution, you'd also have to put the slides in the carousel backwards. The only better workaround I can think of is throwing a thick, white sheet over your TV and projecting the slides onto that. :-)
Dec
8
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
@PaulCezanne: Depends on how the wear leveling algorithm in the card works. The only practical, 100% safe possibilities are physical destruction and using cards that implement the ATA secure erase operation. Hard disks and some SSDs implement the latter; I've never seen a flash card or USB stick that did.
Dec
7
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
Cameras and PC software can't offer truly secure deletion on flash devices because of the way those devices manage the memory where the data is actually stored. (See this question on StackOverflow for a slightly more detailed explanation.) If your local regulations require erasure to the point where there's absolutely no trace of the information left anywhere on the media, you will probably have to resort to buying inexpensive, low-capacity devices and physically destroying them after each patient.