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Mar
21
comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
To that I should add that good blowers are made of silicone, which doesn't rot.
Mar
21
comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
DO NOT use canned air on sensors or lenses. There is no actual air in the can, just a fluoroethane propellant that vaporizes and blows out the nozzle at very high speed, often carrying droplets of very cold liquid along with it. That stuff is more difficult to remove than dust and can cause coated surfaces to crack. There are plenty of blowers on the market that are manufactured cleanly; the ones that blow powder are cheap garbage.
Mar
8
comment Is B&W paper optimized for colour negatives available today?
@Noah: What you would need is pancrhomatic paper, which wasn't exactly common 20 years ago and is probably impossible to find now. You'd also need to do a lot of filtering to counter the orange tint of the negatives because most B&W papers are blind to reds, and even then I doubt the results would be very good.
Mar
8
answered Is B&W paper optimized for colour negatives available today?
Mar
8
answered Cokin Z Pro filter holder causes vignetting at 18 mm on Nikkon 18-35. Any solutions?
Mar
5
comment How to verify\calibrate a light meter?
@SailorCire: Digital meters could be calibrated by embedding a table that says when the sensor reads x, the corrected value is y. Analog meters are at the mercy the electrical properties of the parts inside.
Mar
5
answered How to verify\calibrate a light meter?
Feb
27
comment Is it possible to modify a camera by changing cmos sensor?
...plus the skills to reverse-engineer the hardware between the sensor and the firmware and make whatever changes will be needed to accommodate the new sensor.
Feb
26
revised Can I take macro photo with a mirrorless camera as easily as with a compact camera (even without a macro lens)?
Typo
Feb
25
comment How do I identify the lens mount used for an old Soligor lens?
KEH has a pretty extensive identification guide, too.
Feb
23
comment How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file
@RFlack: It's very rare that a manufacturer doesn't follow the standard, especially for the basics. EXIF also includes escape hatches for vendor-specific data, some of which ExifTool understands.
Feb
23
comment How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file
ExifTool doesn't support cameras, it supports file formats that contain EXIF data. I've been using it for over a decade and haven't known it to not work with anything it claims to support. If you run exiftool filename.nrw, it will dump out the tags in the file. You can use that to figure out what tags your camera sets and see the effects of changes. You'll want to tinker with copies of a few files while you get it figured out. It's a very powerful tool, and like powerful tools, it has a learning curve. You'll get there.
Feb
23
revised How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file
Typo
Feb
23
answered How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file
Feb
19
awarded  Explainer
Feb
17
revised What am I photographing INSIDE my camera?
Another missing "the"
Feb
17
comment Camera for high volume automated shooting of product pictures
Is there some reason a DSLR in live view mode (mirror raised, shutter open) won't do the job?
Feb
17
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
13
comment External power for compact camera?
@Szabolcs: I updated the answer with more details.
Feb
13
revised External power for compact camera?
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